Monday, 25 September 2017

Rennie Mackintosh Candle

It's the 25th of the month, so time to join in the Rudolph Days Challenge again.  Usually I have a card ready a few days in advance, but somehow the date has crept up on me without me noticing!   So, I decided to use a stamp today which I bought at the Craft Fair on Friday.  It's not a Christmas stamp, but it IS a candle and we use candles especially at Christmas, don't we?  It's a fairly simple design and I think I may do some batch making of this one - I have LOTS of red and white snippets to use up and the image is easy to colour!  The challenge runs until the end of the month, so there's plenty of time for you to join in.

I found the stamp in a bargain bucket for £2.  It's an old wood mounted Stampendous, Francoise Read stamp.  It's got the date 2001 printed on the side and although it's new, looking at the state of the stamp when I bought it, it's probably been knocking around, getting neglected, for the past 16 years. I wasn't even sure it would stamp cleanly, but it actually stamped perfectly first time.  I do love Rennie Mackintosh style stamps, so it was worth taking a chance for £2.  I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured it with Promarkers.  I die cut the image with a SB 'Arched Window' die.  I'm not sure of the make of the e/f I used, I just remember it was another bargain buy for £1 several years ago.  I finished of my card with a peeloff sentiment.  Does anyone else have boxes of peeloffs gathering dust?  Well..... I couldn't believe how many stands were selling peeloffs at the craft fair on Friday, so perhaps they're making a comeback! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Darnell has her NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) Challenge #12 running to until 4th October, so I'm entering this as my second card.  The challenge is to use something new you've never used before, or some 'old virginal schtuff'.  I guess the stamp ticks both boxes as it's new to me and also old and virginal. 

I'll be off to play in The Playground too, as I used a red and a white snippet.

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35 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the fab image and design.xxx

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  2. This is pretty, Liz. It's fun to find something you like in the bargain bin. [Bunny]

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  3. This bargain bin find was certainly a great buy Liz and you have coloured this Rennie Mackintosh inspired candle so beautifully, and love the embossed Christmas word background, and the arched shape suits it perfectly. x

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  4. Absolutely beautiful - I really love Rennie Mackintosh designs but I've never thought of them in the context of Christmas cards before.
    Jane

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  5. This is a fabulous card Liz, such a striking design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Wow, very elegant and modern! Love that arch window!!

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  7. I love the Rennie Macintosch designs and this one is no exception...just so beautiful and perfect for a christmascard! Hugs, Gerrina

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  8. You did well with your bargain finds Liz, the stamp and e/f are both fabulous and your card is a lovely christmas design xx

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  9. Love the design of your candle Liz..lovely card

    Anne

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  10. Wow, it looks so beautiful!!! I really like that beautiful Christmas card!!! Great image.
    Henry

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  11. Hi Liz,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a very gorgeous card and that stamp was a bargain.
    Love your wonderful design and the colours you have chosen.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. What a lovely modern looking Christmas card. The image is wonderful and I love it lighting up the window.
    There is a village just across the American border that is know for having the highest number of Churchs per capita in America. So many of the houses there are decorated with a candle in each window, during the Christmas season. Your card remonded me of that.
    Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  13. I love your candle stamp Liz, and it makes a beautiful Christmas card.
    Jean x

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  14. Super image and a great bargain, love the arch and the EF, fab card.

    Kath x

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  15. It's a lovely Christmassy card, I like how you put the stamped image into the window which really sets the scene - I think of Christmas when I see candles too x

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  16. Wow--what a bargain! I love that candle image & you've made a beautiful card with it, Liz!

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  17. The candle works perfectly for a Christmas card! Love it!

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  18. Hi Liz, quite a bargain on the stamp, love digging into the cheap boxes during craft shows, love the candle and yes definitely a symbol of Christmas, although not so much here down under, summer heat and all that, we've had candles melt during the heat... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  19. It is a lovely stamp Liz and it looks beautiful in that arched frame, great colours too x

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  20. A bargain stamp Liz which you have made into a lovely card. The arched frame is fabulous!
    Janice x

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  21. Forgot to add that I have loads of peel-offs. Good to hear they maybe making a come back, didn't see any though at Ally Pally recently.
    Janice x

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  22. What a beautiful image Liz, it makes a fantastic card.

    Sue xx

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  23. That stamp was a real bargain, it looks gorgeous and I love the card you've made with it x

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  24. I LOVE the stamp as a Christmas card, especially as it was a bargain, the peel offs may be having a come back, I have used a couple of borders recently LOL.
    Faith
    x

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  25. A definite bargain and a beautifully designed festive make Liz. Shabneez x

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  26. I'm always going to love anything that includes Rennie Mackintosh and I am loving this. Classy and elegant x

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  27. I really like this card. I remember when Francoise Read stamps were the 'in thing'. I rather like the arch window die too. The candle sits in there very nicely. I have a huge collection of peel offs but now I only use the odd sentiment and quite a lot of fine line borders. One year when I went to the Hobbycraft show at NEC, every stand seemed to be selling them, but the last time I went there were none. I think there is still a place for using them. Kate x

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  28. Haha, why does old and virginal make me giggle so much? Honestly, how old am I? Twelve? But seriously, Liz, I can't believe you kept pushing the old girl aside because she is regal and gorgeous on your pretty Christmas card! Definitely one for batching!! Thank you so much for playing again in NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. I've only had the old girl since Friday, but she's obviously been knocking around in the bargain bucket for years - probably waiting for me to find her to give her a loving home. ๐Ÿ˜Š To be honest, she was the only decent stamp in the bucket, as I could have had three stamps for £5, but nothing else tempted me. She's still old, but at least the old girl is not virginal any more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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  29. What a gorgeous card Liz and that stamp was a real find! So good she's now got a loving home - and I always love CRM styles. And, it perfect for Christmas as well!


    Hugs

    Di xx

    Snippets Playground

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  30. I love those Mackintosh roses! That stamp was a wonderful find! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.

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  31. Beautiful card Liz. It might not be a Christmas stamp but it’s made a lovely Christmas card.

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  32. What a wonderful card Liz! I love that candle as a Christmas design.

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  33. Simply classy and Happy Belated Rudolph Days, so sorry for the late commenting, Luv Sam x

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