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Monday, 27 May 2019

Christmas Lantern

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your weekend going. It is nice to have an extra day with my hubby. Unfortunately a lot of our time has been taken up with hospital visiting. My mum has been diagnosed with Vascular dementia and she has been assessed as not being able to use the stairs safely. This means that I have to decided if she is going to live upstairs or downstairs in their house. I am feeling the pressure of this decision as it has a lot of implications for my mum and my dad. So if I dip in and out of blogland I hope that you will be patient with me.

I made a Christmas lantern with the small lantern die set from the John Next Door range.


I did watch a film about how to put the lantern together. I used black card that I used Pebeo Gilding wax on to make it look more like metal. There is acetate behind the panels. 


I used the poinsettia stamp set that goes with the die. You make so many poinsettias at the same time. I stamped onto white paper and I used Izink red into to colour the poinsettias. 


I added a battery powered tea light. 


Now it would be a plan to make a whole row of these. I have a feeling that may not happen this year. 

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27 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love your lantern it looks very stunning and beautifully created.
That card and wax makes it look very like metal too.
Gorgeous poinsettias also.

So sorry to hear the news about your Mum sending lots of hugs to try and help.

Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge even though things must be so difficult for you.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful lantern you've made Jackie. I love the gilding that you've done on it and the beautiful poinsettias too.
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month.
Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful project Jackie. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. It will be a very challenging time for you and my thoughts are with you. Good luck with your decision making. Hugs Christine xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful project Jackie great make
Gr Karin

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Stunning lantern Jackie, it does look like metal too and gorgeous flowers

I'm really sorry to hear this about your mum, it will be difficult for you to make such a big decision and my thoughts are with you

June x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Jackie and will look great on the Christmas table.
So sorry to hear about your mum, big decision for you. A horrible disease. Xxxx

Mrs A. said...

I love your lantern with all the embellishments. Looks lovely with the light on inside. Hope you can get the arrangements for your Mum sorted out with. Not too much turmoil. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful lantern love the metal look and gorgeous poinsettias a row of them would look fabulous.
Hope you get your Mum sorted-My hubby was diagnosed with early Altzhiemers and vascular dementia 18 months ago-luckily we have a star lift and a toilet upstairs and one down so no problems regarding that -wish it was all that easy.
Carol x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Jackie
So sorry to hear about your mum; it is very difficult making decisions for your parents. I am sure whatever you decide will be the best for you all.
I love this lantern, so pretty as a Christmas table centrepiece.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

pam said...

Gorgeous lantern Jackie, sorry to hear about your Mum, really difficult for you and your family.
Hugs Pam x

Littlelamb said...

This is gorgeous Jackie. These lanterns are lovely aren’t they. Sorry to hear about your mum. Not an easy decision to have to make. Thinking of you. Take care.

karenlotty said...

Lovely project JACKIE
I hope your mum’s health improves and I know it will be very hard decisions for you in the coming weeks Take care x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What an amazing make! Just stunning. It looks amazing when lit. Join us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's gorgeous, Jackie! xoxo

ALI said...

Fabulous lantern, looks beautiful lit up. Hope you manage to reach a decision with your mom x

Lynda said...

What a fabulous make Jackie. Very effective - loving the lantern gilded look, and the tea-light certainly brings the lantern to life, doesn't it? Good luck with your mum and any decisions..... Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. :) Lynda DT

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it! ...Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
Wendy xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

What a beautiful project....I see you are one of the top three over on Fab n Funky...Sending you Hugs and hope your decision with your Mum is the right one which Im know it will be...Take care....Joolsx

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous project! Those poinsettias look amazing on that lantern!

Monika said...

What a beautiful project!

scrappymo! said...

I love this lantern die. What a lovely surprise it makes up into. Thanks for the photo showing it lit up. It is stunning.

Good luck with your Mum. It is hard decisions ahead, but you will make the right ones!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Janice said...

A stunning Christmas lantern Jackie, love it.
Janice x

Katie said...

This is stunning

Gwyneth said...

Fantastic creation. A lovely Christmas lantern.
GG

Redapple39 said...

Awesome lantern!

Renee H.

Jackie C said...

Jackie this looks FABULOUS!!I am tempted! All the best with your decision making, I know it's so hard.
This has come together beautifully! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TH&TI

https://michellescraftzone.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow! gorgeous lantern, it really has that metal effect doesn't it and so festive with your flowers. Absolutely love the way it lights up too. I'm sure they would go down a treat if you sold them or gifted them at Christmas. Michelle x