Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tilda With Bee Lantern

Sunny morning hello's.
Woohoo the sun has come out to play again and the wind has dropped, it's gorgeous today.

Over the weekend in between going out to a farmers market and visiting family, i have been having a play around with a fantastic 3D lantern the instructions i found at Stempeleinmaleins amazing blog, the lantern was created by the very talented Norma. i definately recommend a visit to both these blogs.

The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, and i imagine if you could sit down and do it from start to finish it wouldn't take very long at all,unfortunately i was trying to do bits and pieces here and there around everything else long.

i am so pleased with the finished results i think this would look gorgeous on the patio table on a summers evening with a little battery operated candle inside, or as some of the DT did they put sweets and chocs in.

I followed a fantastic sketch, again from Sketch Saturday on two sides of the lantern., the greeting is on the other side of the lantern, but that pic was even worse that this one, lol.

I used pastel blue Bazzil cardstock for the main frame of the lantern and some gorgeous papers from The Nancy Watt collection 'Cute Creatures', love all the little bee's and butterflies on it.
Iadded pale blue gems from Papermania and some little mesh butterflies i had hanging around, and some lovely lace which i got from my LCS.
The image is the gorgeous Tilda with bee, which i coloured with my Inkadinks, which i did on two sides of the lantern.

Will have to make another one for me now as i am giving this one to a friend who has just moved into her new home, which the tag on the other side of the lantern indicates, it says ''New Home''.

As well as Sketch Saturday's challenge this week, i would also like to enter my lantern into the following challenges -

Charisma Cardz - Something that flies
My Mum's Craft Shop - Things with wings
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything goes plus option of lace.
Just Magnolia - Anything goes
Peartree Designs - Summer Delights

hope everyone has a great day



  1. How adorable! This is truly amazing.

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers and hope to see you again on 6/19 for our button challenge.


  2. Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for visiting the pixie blog and for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

  3. What an awesome creation! Love it!

  4. Beautiful Lantern Troy! Love it! hugs xx

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS lantern!!! Wow wow wow!! Love it!


  6. OH my goodness hun this is absolutely STUNNING! What a work of art! Love it!
    Hugs~ Kim

  7. Oh wow hun this is stunning, I love it and I know your friend will too.
    Troy you are the winner of my mini candy hun, please email me your addy and I'll pop it in the post moominstacey@live.co.uk
    hugs Mandy xx

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  9. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design and embellishments! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!