Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday Taggers Festival of Lights

Hi All
time again to reveal the TT challenge for this week and show you what I've been up to.  At this time of year, all over the world, Light festivals are taking place, usually linked to a religious festival.  Having taught primary school children, this is one of the themes that caught my imagination many moons ago and has facinated me since.

The Christian religion has many different light festivals from St Lucia's day in Sweden to St. Martins Day in Holland and here there will me many candlemas services throughout Advent.

Light festivals are not exclusive to the Christian religion though, Jewish people celebrate Hanukka, Hindu's have Diwali, Loi Krathong is celebbrated in Thailand, Chaharhanbe Suri in Persia, Fete de Lumieres in France, Kobe Luminarie in Japan and the list goes on and on.

How wonderful that despite such culteral differences, the same things delight us.

Well enough of the lecture .......... getting carried away with myself there : )

This weeks TT Design is


Box was made from Bazill cardstock and stamped with the Papermania chrismas snowflake then embossed with Stamp n Stuff winterwonderland from The Craft Barn. You cant see so well on the photo but it gives a lovely iridescent sparkly finish.

A little ribbon and a charm and the outside is done







When you open it out the same stamping and embossing is on the inside along with a little Christmas tree.  I got the tree from Yorkshire trading and it cost about £1.60 and was the cheapest tat you can imagine


It doesn't look too bad now though does it? I decorated the tree with little seed beads stuck on with diamon glaze. Sorry about the photo's, short of getting the SLR camera out and setting up for a night time shot, this is the best I could do.

I hope you can join us at TT this week, it's a great theme to the challenge. Hope it brings a little light into your lives.

The challenge is sponsored by the Craft Barn this week who are offering a £15 E Voucher to spend in their store. Pop over andhave a look, they have some wonderful Christmas Stock and you could be the lucky bod who wins this week if you give it a go.




Looking forward to visiting you blogs
Haved Fun
x Michelle

14 comments:

Teri said...

Truly inspirational!! Fabulous project - love it to bits!!
Hugs,
Teri xx

blackdragon said...

THIS IS JUST SO SPECIAL... LOVE IT LOADS.
YES OF CAUSE YOU CAN USE THE SENTIMENT OF THE 'GRAVE' CARD I DID.... I CAN SEND YOU SOME READY STAMPED IF YOU WISH... ITS 'CHERRY PIE'.
BIG HUGS LYNX

THANKS FOR BEING SO NICE AND KIND... HONEST HEARTFELT THANKS XXX

Anne said...

This is exquisite - I bought some of those pretend tea lights to make lanterns with, but this knocks the spots off that plan!! LOL! I love your box and the tree is brilliant!! xx

Clarky J said...

As always your ideas are just brilliant - I saw this unfold (little correction the stamps are stampers anonymous - Tim Holtz collection) and it is sooo grogeous its a true work of art - your patience in producing perfect pieces is amazing, those little seed beads took ages but so make the world of difference. I remember you showing us the tree as a piece of tat and we all thought you were mad but hey as always you had the last laugh when we were begging you to find us one so we could do it too!

Re the post below - what a priceless story - one that should be retold to parents being faced with the news that their child has downs - one of hope and pride. You have put so much into Liam - both you and Alan- its these small but priceless moments that give that little bit back to you x He is so lucky to have had you as Parents so enjoy the pride its been hard earned love xx Janet

Sally H said...

Stunning! Love your choice of colours and you have made that tree so much more classy!

Fiona said...

Wow, your piece of tat looks stunning! Fantastic idea and beautifully executed. It certainly looks more than £1.60 now.
Fiona x

Avril Ann said...

Michelle, I totally love this, how did you made it? I so want to learn all these things, what a fab box for giving as a gift with a candle inside...Hugs Avril xxx, ps love your tree and hope you give us a photograph off it all decorated, Hugs Avril xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fab box and I love that tree.
luv
Debby

lisa said...

This is stunning Michelle. I love the tree inside, that's such a beautiful surprise. We made Dwali pots at school last term, it's a pity I didn't make one, could have enterted that, now I'll have to put my thinking cap on.

Lisax

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Absolutely perfect. It doesnt get much more seasonal than this....how beautiful. And thankyou too for such an insight into the Festival too.

Donna said...

Beautiful, elegant box Michelle and who would have thought the tree was purchased for such a bargain price lol! :) Donna x

melody said...

what a gorgeous project chickie! so love that box..and the reveal of a tree ~ scrumptious!

Sarita said...

So so gorgeous Michelle, your stamping is really fab, fantastic colours. It has such a delicate look.
Love it, love it love it!
Love Sarita xx

Avril Ann said...

Hi Michelle I am back, just to say thank for your good wishes yesterday, and to let you know that my thanks go 1st to TT for giving me a chance, and I just live on the Adrenilin.....I love crafting and used to craft just for myself, and the TT took me out of my comfort zone and I have never stopped, so thanks for that....Love Avril xxx