Tuesday 26 November 2019

Tealight House

For Day 26 at Beccy's Place Month long holiday challenge the prompt is the letter W. 
I chose W for window.

I have had a card in my stash since 2013 that was 4 houses that clipped together to make a 3d card. This inspired me to do something similar but I wanted to light up the windows.

I started by cutting the windows out with a craft knife to make several apertures. I added plain vellum on the back of the house to create a soft glow rather than a harsh light.

To make the card stand up I have added panels that were die cut using the Gemini Large Box Die. The decorative panel was the die cut with a co-ordinating Patchwork panel die to create the trellis effect. I did initially make it as this but the light was too harsh. I then decided to add vellum to the inside of these panels. One panel is attached to each side of the house to make a triangle. This will allow it to be folded down and go flat inside an envelope.

The image below shows the reverse and how it glows with a battery operated tea light inside it.

This image shows what it looks like from the front without the light on. Still very pretty but much nicer with the light on.

Card Details :-

Size - 8cm x 15.5cm
Dies - Gemini Large Ornate Box & Patchwork Panels from Craftwork Cards
Tools - Scalpel
Embellishments - Battery operated Tea Light

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order) : - 


  1. WOWSERS!! This is stunning Mandy! The house looks absolutely beautiful without the lighting, but it transforms into something magical at night. I love the glittery roof and the gorgeous red door. The flower boxes and shrubs are a beautiful addition too. Absolutely wonderful!

  2. OMG.. this is so pretty! What an amazing project!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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  3. Amazing tea light! Love it... Beautiful for christmas season!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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  4. Neat! I am always floored by these type of projects. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member
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  5. Wonderful project! Do creative!
    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

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  6. What a fabulous creation, Mandy! The house looks so warm and welcoming with the windows lit up!

    Thanks for joining in at The Hollyand Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  7. Wow,such a beautiful Christmas project, Mandy. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  8. Wow! This is an amazing project. It looks stunning when lit up. Great to see you in our gallery and hope you will join us again soon at the Papercraft Business Challenges!! Please do visit my blog Paint Paper Scissors for more inspiration.
    Nandini – Design Team member, Papercraft Business

  9. What a lovely idea! Super ptoject!

    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  10. Very clever and beautifully made.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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