Sunday, 14 December 2014

Santa's Vintage Journey

An extra post for A Vintage Journey today as the Design Team have been playing a Secret Santa and we have decided to reveal the gift we made and the gift we received as part of a blog hop. So I hope you are ready to do the hopping and be inspired!


So first up is the gift I made - which was for Annie of Curious n Crafty Treasures. I very much enjoyed a couple of crafting days with Annie and her Mum, Rita, last September and I could not ignore the fact that Annie likes candles. So I decided to make this little candle book box using Tim's Merriment Paper Stack.




Here is the cover ……


and a bit more detail …


and the inside with the six
Christmas T-lights (Mulled Wine).

And here is the fabulous gift I received from Jenny (Buttons) of Pushing the Right Buttons.


Isn't this book cover just stunning! and so personal to me with all those wonderful details. 


I keep looking at it and seeing more!


and not forgetting the back!


A wonderful memento for me to take on my travels and record my wonderful dream moments. Thank you Jenny for such a wonderful present - it will be treasured.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and will take part in the blog hop as there will be some amazing gifts to inspire you and as we have a Give-Away - yay!!!! 

What you have to do:

1. Visit all the blogs of the Creative Guides and leave them a comment.

2. Go back to A Vintage Journey HERE and leave a link up on the Linky to a post on your blog where you have mentioned our Give-Away and linked it back to A Vintage Journey. This might be a new post just with the Give-Away information in it or you could include it in a post you are writing for something else - just as if you were entering a challenge.


Looking forward to seeing you on the hop as I can't wait to check my DT teamies presents - it really has been a Secret!

Thank you for joining me today.

Jennie x


Here are the measurements for the book cover and the box for the candles if you should want to have a go:




44 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful box you created and decorated Jennie! love your beautiful flower and all the lovely red papers!

Karen Garrard said...

Oh Jennie what a gorgeous candle book box! Very creative. Love the gift you received too from Jenny! Fabulous. Karen.x

Rita said...

Beautiful gifts Jennie, so much work put into both of them. I saw your stunning book of candles in reality and it is gorgeous. Jenny's notebook has so many interesting things to see and I know you will treasure it. Hugs Rita xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Jennie, love your box and I am sure Annie will be over the moon with it too. Your gift from Jenny looks wonderful also!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful gift for Annie, perfect design and colours for the festive season and a wonderful journal received. How lucky we are to have such great designers and artists on our team. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents Jennie. Xxx

Buttons said...

A perfect gift for Annie! How incredibly thoughtful and beautifully executed Jennie. The choice of papers and embellishments (love those leaves!) works so well with the candles. Thank you too for sharing the measurements. Must give this a go. I'm so glad you like your journal and hope you store many happy memories inside it whenever you set sail. Jenny x

Annie said...

Jennie, I absolutely love my gorgeous gift, which I will treasure and it will store my beautiful tea-lights.

Your gift from Jenny is wonderful and so thoughtful too.

I did send you a wee email but dont know if you received it x

Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year xxx

Rupa S said...

From that flower I could tell, it's your's Jennie. The colored and white and is so stunning and a lovely idea o fit in candles inside foe r the festive season. Merry Christmas to you and hugs.Rupa

butterfly said...

Love the bold red box for Annie - the crackle on the leaves is fabulous, and of course the flower is a stunner. (How on earth do you managed to post that with safety!?). And what a fabulous journal cover from Jenny - I love that she's used your blog title, and the neutral palette is perfect.
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

I just love candles and this was a gorgeous way to package them! Such a fabulous gift idea, and what an amazing gift you received too! holiday hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun box of lovelies!

Marci said...

Such thoughtful gifts made and received. The candle book box you made is so beautiful and festive. And the flower and leaves, stunning!

crafty creations said...

What a wonderful gift that I am sure will be received with pleasure

Thanks for the dimensions I would like to give this a go

Have a wonderful Christmastime and a Healthy 2015

Redanne said...

The box is beautiful and that flower is a real show stopper - this was such a beautiful and thoughtful gift for Annie.

As for your gift from Jenny, it really is fabulous and made by another equally thoughtful lady! Anne xx

Terry said...

What a festive candle box holder you created for Anne! The papers are and design is stunning! Great idea! The book from Jenny is wonderful. Happy Sunday!

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful! Love your candle book
Gorgeous festive papers and the flower and leaf embellishment is fabulous

What a lovely Journal you received from Jennie, gorgeous detail on the covers

Jools x

Nikki C said...

Lovely box and book is stunning thank you so much for the measurements for the box :) hugs Nikki

Laura Turner said...

Thanks for giving me the dimensions of the candle book. I am going to make one today! I just became a follower.

Nikki Acton said...

What a fabulous gift - so beautiful - she wont want to use it! Nikki xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a beautiful candle book box and a brilliant idea, thank you so much for sharing your template with us. The journal from Jenny is indeed stunning, what a thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing them with us and wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

What a beautiful candle holder Jennie and I agree your gift is stunning. What super secret Santas xx

Georgie C said...

More beautiful crafty secret santa makes, you group of ladies are the most talented out there. Love the effects and techniques. , and such a unique idea xx

jasann said...

This project is so beautiful, love the colours,

Sara Barker said...

I think it is so special, the way you caught that Anne enjoys candles, so made this amazing box with that in mind. Mulled wine...must smell delicious, too! I'm sure that beautiful journal will get lots of use, too! Lovely gifts you have received and given! Merry Christmas!

Maggie said...

Fantastic gift Jenny loving the vibrant red and stamps you have used and of course your gorgeous flower. Also love your journal what a perfect gift for you. Sorry I have been a distant blogger life has taken an unexpected turn as I am caring for Mum after a fall so no time for crafting. Hope to be back in full swing in the new year. Thank you for visiting my blog, Merry Christmas
MaggieH

Gerrina said...

What a great idea to make a candlebook! Love the red on white; it is so fresh en festive!
The present you got is beautiful too! Enjoy Christmas! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two stunning projects. Love the one you made with the Merriment Paper Stash. Such a beautiful paper line and a totally gorgeous gift. Jenny's gift to you is amazing too. Such a joy to see these lovely projects!

Hugs,
Linda

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is a lot better than the bags that most tea lights come in! Thanks for the measurements as well. I am totly doing this! ~Niki

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely lovely Secret Santa gifts, Jennie!! The gift you created for Annie is so pretty and vintage--it's beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside :) The vibrant color combo of red & white is so happy :)
Absolutely LOVE the journal that Jenny made for you :) What a special place for your to create in--I hope we may see any art journaling you do in it ;)
Merry Christmas!! XOXO-Shari

Jan Hill said...

Wow such a clever idea, I really want to try your idea, might be too late for Christmas but great for birthdays x

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful storage place for candles. I love the colors you used too. She will love it~

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty project, I'm joining your give away too :)

Love
Maarit

Ruth L said...

Oh I loved that leaves, they look like candle wax dropped on them, fantastic idea, a candle book :-)

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous idea! Just love the rich colours! Love the journal from Jenny - you are sure to have pleasure using it! Chrisx

S@ndy Diller said...

Such a lovely and festive box of candles, we can never have too many. The gift exchange is truly a feast for the eyes. Happy Holidays -

S@ndy xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Love your candle box card Jennie and your choice of papers suit it perfectly. Jenny's journal is fabulous too. Hasn't this been an amazing Secret Santa.
merry Christmas, Julie x

Specs N Scissors said...

Cute and beautiful candle carrier I would say. More so matching the colour of the festive season around.
Cheers :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a wonderful design...and the flower on the top of your box is stunning! I found this via Sara Emily's post (Sara's Closet) and I am so glad that I did! Adding your lovely blog to my reader!

Paper Profusion said...

Jennie - love your gift for Annie - that Christmas red is perfect and its such a deft design. Absolutely love too what Jenny made for you. Nicola x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Love love love it <3

irma tirza said...

love your idea for a gift in festive season ... I love the red color , I'm sure Annie will love it, and what Jenny made for you is amazing... happy holiday
hugs,
Irma

Evelyn Walter said...

so very pretty, dear Jenny! I love the freshness of the red and white, Anni will be happy with it!

Ellie Knol said...

What a beautiful candle book... it really was a surprise to me why you call it a candle book, as I only saw the candles in it later on .. gorgeous make!

Kimberly Cobb said...

I love your candle box. The white flower and red leaves on the cover are lovely. What a clever and beautiful candle gifting idea. Thanks for sharing the box dimensions.