Thursday, July 31, 2008

summer tea light



Wednesday stamper are inviting us to a summer tea party this week. What shall I bring?
There are two main problems with parties outdoors in Britain, one is the weather: it's almost guaranteed to rain! The other is the bugs, wasps, midges, yuk!
now I can't do anything about the weather, but one of the things I do to help with the bug problem is put citronella candles around the garden. I often use Jam jars for my candles. so this is what I decided to bring to the party, a decorated tea light holder.
The image is by Inka (here's the link if you are looking for it), and the leafy flourish is also an inka stamp. I have also used the free strawberry stamp from the new craft stamper magazine. I have done these on shrink plastic and suspended them from the lace, so they give a satisfying jingle in the breeze (back to the weather again!!)
I've added acrylic paint blobs to the glass, and finished with some tissue paper and some gingham...you have to have gingham at a tea party!!

p.s. I have a new computer!!

19 comments:

  1. this is so cute, great candle. Congrats on the new computer.

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  2. What a creative hostess! Wonderful idea and so delightful!

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  3. Wow Joanne what a fabulous idea.
    Lovely little tealight. Gorgeous design.

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  4. Love this little tea light....always admired how creative you are!

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  5. The best thing you've ever made!!...your pc should break down more often lol ;0)

    This is really brilliant......love it

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  6. What a beautiful jar. So much to see.

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  7. Absolutely love it, Joanne! super idea!

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  8. Gorgeous Joanne - now all we need is some good weather ! LOL!

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  9. Just love it, Joanne. Very original and summery.

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  10. Absolutely fabulous - I love the idea of stamping on the jar and those little strawberries are a wonderful idea - its lovely Joanne and a great gift idea

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  11. Delightful little tea light …and just perfect for a summer tea!

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  12. Fabulous! Great idea for the party

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  13. Beautiful presentation for the summer tea theme.

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  14. lunaplume-d-oiseau.overblog.comSeptember 15, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    very very fantastic !

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  15. Gorgeous work Jo, I love that you've used the strawberries with a vintage theme.

    Katy x

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