Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Frilly and Funkie Challenge: Let there be Light!

Hello! I hope a hauntingly exciting Halloween was enjoyed by all. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and the sights and sounds of Christmas are already all around us. Have you started any holiday preparations yet?

We have a fabulous new challenge beginning at The Frilly and Funkie Blog. Sue is our hostess for the next two weeks with the theme of Let there be Light! She asks us to create a vintage or shabby chic project that makes reference to light. It can be a lamp, rays of light, or even gradients of color that become lighter.

For complete challenge details and exciting prize information just click on the blog link above. We're inviting everyone to play along, so head to your crafting area and join in the fun!

I adore the soft, flickering glow of candles. I always watch 'Little Women' during the holiday season, One of my favorite scenes is of the March sisters gathered in a candlelit attic, acting out their contributions to the Pickwick Chronicles. Just thinking of it gave me the inspiration for my Christmas tags!  

"The war had made fuel and lamp oil scarce. But necessity is the mother of invention. Somehow in that dark time... our family, the March family, seemed to create its own light." 
Jo March, Little Women

I distressed, stitched, and layered these beautiful Maja Design papers. 

I created a leafy holiday spray to accent the candles. The tags, foliage, and circles were cut using Spellbinders and Alteration's dies. I also pulled a few supplies and embellishments out of my stash. 

The stamped greetings are from Stampers Anonymous. 

You'll find a few liquid pearls and bits of twine, as well as some purchased flowers. 

Thank you for visiting with me! I send wishes for the most wonderful of days and plenty of crafty fun!



  1. Loving your work Nancy your beautiful flower reminds me of the rose called Peace, just beautiful.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. How amazing is this white on kraft, Nancy! I just love your lovely bundle and all the distressed edges on your tag! Beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous tags. As always you knock it out of the park with your signature layers, flowers and twine. The earthy colour palette is so pretty and everything showcases the candles beautifully.

  4. Oh boy Nancy, I sure did miss all your shabby chic goodness while I was away. These are just stunning, love those layered flowers! hugs :)

  5. Oh Nancy, these are so beautiful, I wish I could create something so beautiful as this. I just adore your style xx

  6. These are beautiful, Nancy! I love all the dimension of the diecuts.

  7. Unique colors, stunning textures and fab layers.... just lovely. j.

  8. Nancy, your work always leaves me feeling so warm and like I've just had a good massage. Weird huh? Well, it's just that your work reminds me of why people put so much love into your creations, and these are just two of the sweetest Christmas tags! Love your soft layers and flower sprays! Deep happy sigh!

  9. These are gorgeous, Nancy - amazing dimensional layers and those candles are beautiful.
    Alison x

  10. Your making me feel very festive indeed Nancy! I love your beautiful card and your inspiration taken from "Little Women".

  11. These are gorgeous and look so soft! I want to touchie! Hehe! Wonderful use of the die cuts and your cream colors add a soft feel to these wonderful works of fantabulousness. Gorgeous! ~Niki