Tuesday, 11 September 2018

A Pretty Lantern

Hi all
Here is a  Dt project i have made for  In2craft showing their Die of the week offer from XCUT. It is the xcut   In the garden die...  
I decided to make something other than a card this time so i made a lantern that you can put a battery operated tealight in . 
It is quite a large lantern so i will use a few tealights to give it a good glow .
I used parchment paper to make the actual lantern which is 11cm square in size .

The die was cut 4x in navy blue card and then i cut it 4x in green so i could paper piece the green into the die as shown . I then used sue wilson graphite  guilding polish and a opaintbrush to paint the gates . I added them to the sides of the lantern and made a box base and lid to fit on the lantern 

The top has been decorated with a large navy  bow which was made using a bigz xl die. I embellished the bow with a small foamiran  handmade flower and some leaves  . I added a mat for it to sit on using the same card i used on the lantern

challenges entered 
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog  anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  anything goes opt monotone
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes 
613 Avenue Create  anything goes optional CAS
The Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  any technique
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes
Crafter's Cafe 3 of something
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  anything goes
Create and Inspire  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  no patterned paper
Daisy Chain Challenges  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Happy Little Stampers  anything goes with dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes opt lots of layers
Love to Craft  anything goes
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafting By Designs   anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes

You must check out the In2craft facebook page for inspiration and their shop for amazing prices
Happy crafting


  1. Just beautiful Tracey, love all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  2. This is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  3. What a spectacular project, Tracey! Love what you did with the lid. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

    1. I'm back with different DT hats, Tracey. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede this week and at World Wide Open this month, too.
      NanaConnie DT

  4. Fabulous box and dies-love the decorated lid.Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  5. Hi just popping back to say love your lantern.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  6. Your lantern creation is amazing. I especially like the fence. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]

  7. Very nice Lantern. Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Make Us Smile challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  8. This is a great project. But please check the rules first. We only do cards on our challenges. Thank you for entering in CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog
    CuteNCrafty Mommy
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  9. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!

  10. Great project Thanks for sharing at LCC...……...Lis

  11. This is a gorgeous lantern! Great work. Thanks so much for joining us for our Not Just Cards September 2018 challenge. Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    Aletha Jane
    NJC Designer

  12. Wow fabulous creation. Well done. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

  13. this is a gorgeous creation
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

  14. Love your lantern!!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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