Thursday, November 15, 2012

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Good morning, and welcome to the Creations by AR "Home for the Holidays", Blog Hop!
Today, we are featuring Adela's newest release.

The hop begins today, Nov. 15 at 6:00 a.m. and ends Sunday at midnight EST
Read on to find out how you can win this template!

This darling little house can be used
as an ornament, table favor, or decoration for your home.

Here is the house all put together.  The house itself slides in and out of the frame, much like a matchbox. Yep, pretty cool!  Can't you just imagine one of these at each place setting for your Christmas dinner?

Oh, and don't forget - this poor crafter with very limited space has no cutting machine!  I use Adela's PDF files, and my sharp scissors for my AR creations!
Here, the house is shown, assembled, with a battery operated tea light inside.  The  lights are on  in my craft area, so that you can see the box well.  The sled and snowman are from the Amuse "Holiday Tags" set. All coloring is with Copic Markers.

In this photo, I've filled the box with Hershey's Hugs, to show how it looks as a table favor.


This last photo shows the lights dimmed, and the candle inside.  Silly me forgot about the window on the back side, so something is showing through on the left that should not be there.  Oops!  I created the 'curtains' from a scrap of striped vellum, and colored them with Copics to give them a red tint in the daylight.

There will be THREE lucky winners!  How can YOU win this template?

One random comment from each group listed below will be chosen to receive the new template. The more you comment, the greater your chances!

Visit and comment at each blog - one winner will be chosen from the AR Team

One winner will be chosen from a comment on the AR FaceBook Page.
The third winner will be chosen from the comments left at PCP.

WINNERS will be announced Monday, Nov. 19
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Check out what my fellow AR girls have done with this wonderful template!


Magdalena Cortez:  http://www.axesdesigns.com
Patti J. Gilliam:  You're here!
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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day,
Patti J.

48 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my goodness, Patti...how adorably cute this is. Love this candy presentation and the idea of using the candle afterwards is a great way to keep the fires burning. =) Excellent project with that sweet little snowman! The holidays are HERE!

Shari said...

This is fun! Sweet! Love your box/ornament!

Shari said...

This one is too sweet! I am loving these box/ornaments! Thanks!

Lynn said...

Love the idea of a tea light here (I am definitely going to have to get some of these ;) ). These would make such lovely Christmas tree decorations with the lights in.

Tethered2Home said...

Love the trim & the tealight. This would look great on the buffet!

Glittered Paws said...

This did turn out too cute - love the tea light the best - gives a beautiful light thru the window - reminds me of the "Christmas past. Great job.

Julia Aston said...

what a jolly snowman house Patti! love the happy papers - the cute trim - and curtains in the lit windows!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is darling Patti! I love anything that you can put a votive candle in! What a great template! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Curt

Carolyn King said...

that is so cute. what a great little gift or a place setting. love the tea light inside! Beautiful!

Marianne said...

Oh my word...this is too cute. Thanks for sharing

MaryEllen said...

so cute really like the look with the candle inside

Brennen said...

Oh my! The curtains are too adorable. What attention to detail!

Sue D said...

This is adorable--I like how you decorated it.

grass said...

woooo, very, very cute!!

disneylisa said...

Love the curtains and the edging. This looks fabulous with the tea light and in daylight as well.

Cheryl W said...

This is really sweet, Patti! I guess I need to try to make my own template because one at each place setting at Christmas would be so darn cute!

Axes DesigNs said...

How cute! I love the snowman!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

I love this house and the tea light effect. Just delightful!
hugs
Glenda

ursula Uphof said...

Patti, these are just so sweet and with the little tealight they are adorable, Thanks for sharing, if I don't win I will definitely get one. hugs, Ursula

KellyRae said...

Patti, this is just too stinkin' cute! LOVE the tealight inside and the darling little curtains. And I totally love the color scheme with the red and the teal.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

Debbie Speijers said...

How cute, love the tealight inside just makes it look so much more christmassy!

Lorie said...

Oh, Patti--this is just amazing! I <3 it!

micki542 said...

How pretty it is! I really like the trim around the top under the roof

Pat (mspfd) said...

Patti, you are amazing. All that fancy cutting is perfection. What a gorgeous creation. Beautiful work, my friend.

paintedlady89 said...

I love the trim you used to embellish this sweet little house.
How fun is this project,I love it!
Hugs,
Gigi

Adela said...

Oooh, Patti. I love this! It looks so festive! Thanks for such a lovely "home"!

Sue from Oregon said...

You crazy cutter you! This is just darling with the little winter scene you have created! And those little curtains made me smile big time!!!

AnnaMu said...

This is just so cute. Love your curtains, the snowman and the embellishment under the roof. Perfect as a gift and light holder.

AnnaMu said...

This is just so cute. Love your curtains, the snowman and the embellishment under the roof. Perfect as a gift and light holder.

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Annette S said...

Patti, I just love the tea light version, and the gift box version is also cute.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is beyond adorable, Patti! I love the way it slides like a matchbox!

Judy said...

Wow..this is fantastic, and I just love the idea of the candle..how very creative!!!

Judy
:)

Mary Roberson said...

Oh, I love the addition of the tea light candle! Cute project and a great job with the copic markers. Who doesn't love snowmen? I like the bright colors you used.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Patti...your little house is absolutely adorable!!!! You have decorated it beautifully and I love the idea of adding the tea light!!!!

Auntie Em said...

Patti, I love your little house! As soon as the pic opened on your blog and before I read it I was thinking it would be so cute to put a B/O candle in there and it IS!!! I love the way you have decorated it.
Hope you are having a great weekend. There are so few before Christmas left! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh soooooooooo cute Patti. Love the options with it as well.

Maria Matter said...

this is so sweet Patti! such a creative little box!
Enjoy your weekend!
hugs

A Touch of SOL said...

OMGosh! Too Cute...love the addition of the snoman and LOVE the light...Can you imagine your whole tree like this FABULOUS!

Carole said...

Love LOVE love that wonderful house and the tea light sets it off perfectly. A wonderful project created by a wonderful gal! xox

Amanda Mertz said...

So cute! Love the glowing tea light inside! The swirly trim on the roof line is adorable too...These would be fabulous table decorations! TFS!

Caramella said...

What a beautiful little house! So sweet!

Donna said...

Pat, that is just too awesome for words!

Stella W said...

Muy dulce!
Cute little house box

Sue said...

Patti, could not be cuter. Love it with the light inside.

Hugs
Sue

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh Patti, this is just the cutest little treat box ever!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is so sweet Patti love the shape, the darling images... What a neat design. I will have to check that template out when I get back.