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Winter Luminary

 
It's my first project of the New Year with Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!  I'm really excited this one is an Anything Goes Challenge.  Show off the stuff you've been making with your new Christmas stash!  Find your mojo and come play! 
 I made this very easy and pretty Winter Luminary.  If you're anything like me you're burnt out from months of creating.  So this is a perfect project to ease myself back in.

I cut the end of the vellum with the On The Edge Snow Flurries die.  Then I applied a little blue Perfect Pearls to the snow flurries for shimmer and a hint of color.
 
 
I cut a piece of vellum at 8x6.  I simply stamped the sleigh from the Deco Christmas stamp with Black StazOn. 
 
 
I stamped "It's a Wonderful Life" from the new Mini Handwritten Holidays.  We can sneak this stamp as a winter sentiment.

 
I have a Tall Trees stamp that I stamped again with black StazOn.  I avoided reloading the ink so it would look like the trees were in the distance.  Tape the edge with doubled sided tape.  A thin strip will do.

 
I have a big Costco bag full of these battery Tea Lights.  Perfect for these crafty projects.

 
I used the taller one so you could see the glow over the sleigh.

 
This quick project took me 10 minutes to make.  It would be great for any occasion and so pretty with a few lined up on a mantle or table.  Haul out your stash and get playing with Frilly and Funkie.
 
 
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  1. Happy New Year Nicole!!! May your year be blessed beyond your imagination. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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    1. Ahhhh Happy New Year Diana :) Thank you for such a lovely start to my first project of the year!

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  2. Such a great idea for kick starting your mojo at this time of year. Love the look as it is all lit up. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny...geez it is hard to get creative. So a slow ease back into things after the holidays is good!

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  3. So pretty and how cool that it was so quick and easy to make. A definite winner and super way to get the mojo flowing again! Great inspiration, Nicole!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Oh Linda, thank you so much for giving me that boost. And I guess I'm still on the Team since I'm posting ;) Have a blast at CHA!

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  4. Beautiful Nicole! I love the touch of colour around the top! I bet this looks so amazing when the lights are turned off! hugs and smiles :)

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    1. I'm so happy I finally made it to your blog to congratulate you on becoming part of the team! You are a perfect frilly fit Pamellia <3

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  5. It is a beautiful first project Nicole, I love the glow of the candle and like Pamellia says, I bet it looks wonderful when the lights are off! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne you are always so generous with your time and compliments.

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  6. How pretty. I wondered about stamping on vellum so this gives me some ideas. I love the cool snowflake edge and the warm glow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Cec, I love stamping on vellum. I should really do it more. It's such a lovely look. Thanks <3

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  7. Nicole, I love this! So creative! Love the stamps you chose.

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    1. Thank you Judy for stopping by! I love the mini handwritten stamp!

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  8. Stunning Nicole, love what you did, wintry and beautiful!

    Sorry I have not been around much lately, but I have been away from home with very little time on the internet. Back home now, so hoping to catch up. Belated Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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    1. Oh Astrid I knew you were busy! It takes time to get back into the swing of things after the holidays! Just as you return I'm off for 16 days to a much warmer place than where I am ;) Happy you are back and Happy New Year to you.

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  9. Your luminary is absolutely divine, Nicole!! How beautiful this must be glowing with candlelight! Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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