Wednesday, 7 December 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Yikes! and Z for Zoom

Hi Crafters,

It is the last challenge of the year at ABC Christmas and it is also my last challenge with them too.
If you saw my post on Sunday for 613 Avenue Create you will already know that I had to make the difficult decision to step down from several of my Design Team positions. This decision was not taken lightly I can tell you as I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of each and every one of them. However, things change and priorities have to change too but I will still be blogging as often as I can and hope to enter some challenges too so I will still keep in touch with my DT buddies.

Now on to today's inspiration.

As it is also the start of a new format for the challenge, we would like to see a Christmas project using either the letter 'Y' for Yikes! or 'Z' for Zoom! 
A full explanation of the details can be found over on the blog here.

I usually give some handmade presents to family members for Christmas so this year I have created these lovely decorated glass candle holders. There are only two pictured here but I made quite a few so I am following the 'Yikes!' theme as these were rather hurriedly made when I realised time was getting away from me.
I used some lovely satin ribbon and flowers and embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts, The Ribbon Girl and Anna Marie Designs.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - #263 Christmas Creations
Craft-Dee-Bowz - Dec ATG + Bow
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #171 Anything BUT a Card
Come & Get It - #197 Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - #178 Anything BUT a Card

Our sponsor for the last challenge in 2016 is
and their prize is 3 digital image.

Come along and join in with us, it is a great chance to get the remainder of your Christmas cards and projects finished and be in with a chance of winning a fab prize too.



brenda said...

Your candles are beautiful Lorraine, they would grace any Christmas table.

B x

meg said...

Beautiful arrangements Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE these candles Lorraine, classy and elegant and perfect gift.xx{aNNie}

Rita said...

Love your beautiful candles Lorainne, the holders look so elegant too. Top marks for those. Hugs Rita xxxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful candle holders, very festive with the red and green. :)

cotnob said...

These are beautiful Lorraine, lovely gifts.

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
these are beautifully created and so very useful at Christmas time.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

~ginny said...

Love this card... I really like that the front is personalized with the individual's name. And the depth you have achieved with the out of box figures is delightful!

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine xx

cuilliesocks said...

Your candle holders are beautiful, so very festive, they make wonderful gifts, Kate x

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful altered Christmas candle holders! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Sandy said...

Beautiful candles you smart lady!!
Right now I am so overwhelmed with Christmas that I think I will just go to bed with a good book! It is chilly here tonight and I hear my heating pad and blankets calling my name!!
Sandy xx

Tracy said...

These are lovely. All that yummy ribbon and the foliage embellies have these candles dressed in finery for Christmas. Hugs!

StampinJessica said...

Beautiful Lorraine !
Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge !
Hope we see you soon.
Jessica DT

Dot said...

Lovely decorated glass candle holders, great project, Lorraine. I'm sorry you are leaving the team, I'll miss you. Take care,
hugs Dorte

Lucy Woods said...

Aww these are beautiful! What fabulous gifts!
Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Firstly Gorgeous Candle gifts!

But most importantly I wanna say THANK YOU For all the awesome cards and creations you have made while being on the ABC Christmas challenge team!
you have been a fabulous teamie and thank you so so much for being a great happy and consistent teamie..... Miss you already!
hugs and and Happy Christmas :)

Erika said...

I don't think they're a yikes post Lorraine I think they're fab and I'm sure your family will love them. Great candles and I love the floral arrangement too.

Hugs Erika. x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous candle holders and love the floral arrangement
Carol x

Linda Levoir said...

What a fab idea, they look beautiful. I have not yet done anything for Christmas apart from making some cards. I'm really hoping that I get into the Christmas spirit soon, it's a tricky one this year. I'm hoping to get my tree this weekend though and once that's up it always feels more Christmasy, so I'm hoping that will jump start me lol :) xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your creation thank you for entering our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge “Anything but a card” good luck and hope to see you next time Dt Sandra H xx

Bunny said...

Beautiful candle holders. Nice to see something different. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Sally Dodger said...

Wonderful candle holders. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Debbie said...

Wow what gorgeous candle holders. Stunning gift idea and so unique too. Stylish on any table. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. hugs Debs xxx

Babs Watson said...

So pretty , love the decoration,a beautiful gift. Thank you for joining in with the fun at Sparkles Christmas; hope to see you next time..
Hugs Babs

Lisa Andersson said...

What a lovely gift idea, these are so beautiful.
Hugs, Lisa