Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Christmas Candle

Good Morning, hope the weather is dry and still nice and sunny for you, It's hard to get as much done as I'd like to with the school holidays.  Although I did go last night and get the biggest part of the school uniforms.  Friday I think we are going to the Leeds City Museum, my youngest son is looking forward to that as they have a whole floor dedicated to stuffed animals, there's everything from Tigers, Polar Bears to even a Panda. Although I'm not sure what his reaction will be when he realises they are actually dead animals, he's so infatuated by animals and has toy ones (in the hundreds) all over the house and plays with them constantly.  Then there's a Mummy from Egypt, which I think he'll be OK with.

Now onto my candle, I decided to do a Christmas one using this LOTV stamp, I love this one although it was quite fiddly colouring it on tissue paper.  I glittered it too and added some glittered snowflakes.

 The flower is made using the Poinsettia Spellbinders die.

Here is the Christmas sentiment I put on the back of the candle.

I also made a gift box for the candle, I die cut an oval to the front and to the back and added an acetate window.  Also added the same die cut Poinsettia to the gift box.

Here's the back of the gift box, showing the sentiment through the acetate window.
I loved making this candle, and not quite as hard as I originally thought.  There will definitely be some made for gifts this year, in some everyday designs too.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. The Hobby house - challenge 3 - Christmas
2. LOTV Ideas to inspire - Make It Festive (GDT)
3. Deep ocean - challenge # 57 - Christmas In July
4. Challenges 4 Everybody - challenge # 26 - Anything Goes
5. ABC Challenge - P is for ........ Post Letters, Poinsettia, Punched Border

Hope you have a good week
Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy Crafting
Tracy x


Debs said...

Stunning gift Tracy - so beautiful in every detail.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

catherine said...

This is a fantastic project Tracy and looks wonderful. Hope you have a great time at the museum - I think it's the one we have been to and it was good. Not far from us either.
x catherine

Lexie said...

This is fab Tracy. Really done a great job of it and it looks beautiful.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous candle Tracy and complete with box too - l am impressed x Have a lovely time at the Museum - not been to that one, let me know what its like x S usan x

Renee said...

This is awesome Tracy....I so want to try doing a candle but I'm afraid to mess it up!
Have fun at the museum.
Hugs, Renee

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
Hugs Kate xx

p.s. don't forget to check out on Friday 9th @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

Tracy said...

This turned out beautifully.
I always wondered about colouring on the tissue paper.

MaryH said...

This is an awesome candle, so much intricate detail. Then you made an equally beautiful box to store it. Never tried the tissue on candles before but it really made a lovely gift. Loved the dimensional poinsettia too. TFS

Craftnut said...

I love this Tracy, so pretty x

Eret said...

It's so cute gift for somene. I love how you decorated the candle and the box is stunning also. Fantastic project!
Eret x

Erica said...

Hi Tracy,

It's always great to see something different! It's coloured beautifully and I love the gift box!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Make it Festive' challenge, good luck!

Hugs Erica x

Nikki Payne said...

Gorgeous creation:) Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House:) Good Luck!
Hugs Nikki x

Anonymous said...

WOW this is just perfect and I LOVE the image choice too! and you even make a gorgeous gift box too! Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas, hugs Samantha :0)

Dot said...

Perfect gift for Christmas, Tracy, not only a beautiful decorated candle but you have made a gift box for it,
thanks for joining our P challenge at
ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
Dorte x

Annette said...

Fab candle, I love these but have never tried it myself. Love your LOTV image.
Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Pick a P’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
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Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.