JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter

July 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm 28 comments

Brrrrrrrrr – well I think we are all feeling the chills of Winter around here.  So this is the perfect challenge for this time of year.  Just Add Winter.

When I was thinking about what I was going to do for this challenge – I instantly thought of a card with snow all over it……or a snow man or……..skiing or something.  But the more I thought about it – I realised that Snow – although it’s a winter thing – was not part of the type of winter I was used to. 

I mean, the place I come from – the middle of the North Island of NZ gets really really cold.  As I used to walk to bus stop to catch the school bus – I used to stop along the way to break the ice on top of all the puddles – so by the time I got to school my toes were frozen.  

Then after leaving school – I used to drive to work – on very cold foggy foggy mornings – where you could not see more than a few feet in front of you.  I did not have a heater in my little car and had to use a rag to wipe the window as I went.

And where I grew up – sometimes the ground in the morning is so thick with frost that it is as white as white. 

So as I put these projects together I was mainly thinking about the feeling of the coldness, freezing rosy cheeks, running nose, the dew that settles on cars, trees or grass, frosting of the windows and the white breath that comes out on those very cold mornings.  That is what winter means to me.

Here are my Just Add Winter Projects.

I made a couple of little luminaries and a matching card.  I’ve used colours that to me depict winter.

Winter is the perfect time to create so we hope you join us this week!   Visit Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team has put  together or to post your own creations.

This pic shows the glitter that I added to the card that kinda looks like frost to me.


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28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Trish  |  July 6, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Stunning Stunning Stunning!!! These are so pretty 🙂

  • 2. Kim Badelt  |  July 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Oh these are so lovely Chantell. I love the light shining through the trees, and the card is just a fabulous use of the pine tree stamp. And I love that little touch of sparkle too 🙂

  • 3. Pesc  |  July 7, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Very beautiful! I love that!

  • 4. stamplicious  |  July 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous! I love this collection and those candle holders are so very clever!

  • 5. Bronwyn Eastley  |  July 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

    This is such a beautiful project, Chantell. You make the ‘coolest’ stuff.

  • 6. Gail  |  July 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Hi there, some friends and I are planning our Christmas party for our Stampin’ Up group and saw these great luminaries that we would like to use as the table decorations. We were wondering if you are providing a tutorial on how to make them. We LOVE these. Looking forward to hearing from you. And yes, we are already thinking about Christmas!

    • 7. chantell16  |  July 19, 2012 at 4:21 am

      Hi Gail, That’s fantastic – Thank you and yes, I will work on a Tutorial for you. I agree it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and getting all your Craft projects, cards and decorations underway.

      • 8. Diana  |  July 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        Is the luminary purchased or made of vellum?

    • 9. Caryl  |  July 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      do you have a tutorial for the luminaries? I would love to make them- they are so simple yet elegant

  • 10. linda willmuth  |  September 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Did you ever have time to do a tutorial on the Christmas tree luminaries? Hope so, and would love to have it. Thanks

  • 11. Marcie  |  September 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hi, I’d like to have the link to the tutorial for your ‘Just Add Winter’ projects too. I LOVE them and am excited to make them! Thanks 🙂

  • 12. Nancy  |  October 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Just saw your beautiful luminaries on Pinterest. What a wonderful resource! Any chance you have a tutorial like people have asked about here previously? I’m at na1nner@yahoo.com (that’s a “one”).
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Nancy in Michigan

  • 13. Diana  |  October 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I’d love the tutorial on the luminaries as well, if you have time. They are beautiful!!

  • 14. Adrina  |  June 22, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Love those luminaries. Is it possible to get the tutorial or view it somewhere? My email bandiga@hotmail.com
    Thans you so much.

  • 15. Celia  |  July 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Amazing cards, loved the thought behind them too. They are really stunning and thank you for showing.

  • 16. Lindy  |  October 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Love love love! Do you mind sharing the luminary directions? Email address is lindyluya@verizon.net. Thanks!

  • 17. Brenda  |  October 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Can you tell me how to make the luminaries? Thanks

    • 18. Richard Mayer  |  October 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Do you have a tutorial for the luminaries or any instructions at all?


      Caryl Mayer

  • 19. Brenda  |  October 7, 2014 at 1:28 am

    By the way the set is beautiful!

  • 20. Jeannie  |  November 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I love these! Can you send me a link, please?

  • 21. Connie  |  November 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Was wondering if your luminaries had bottoms. Would you share the tutorial for these?

    • 22. Connie  |  November 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Did see the tutorial for these. Thank you.

  • 23. B  |  November 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Love JAI#125! I just saw the luminaries on pintrest. Can you post/provide measurements for the luminaries? I would love to attempt these! Ty so much for your inspiration.

  • 24. lizzybobsl  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Oooo lovely xxx

  • 25. Linda Herbert  |  November 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Love them, that is my favorite stamp set. Please send tutorial lovestamping@outlook.com

  • 26. Vivian  |  November 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Would love to have the tutorial for the luminaries. Thanks so much. They are beautiful

  • 27. Heather  |  November 22, 2015 at 1:04 am


    Here is the link to the tutorial

    this is just gorgeous. I had to hunt for the link and saw many people ask for it. I came here from pinterest. Thank you for sharing.

  • 28. Mary beth  |  January 12, 2016 at 4:24 am

    How are the lighted ones made?


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