Wednesday, 15 December 2010


It's time for another challenge over at STAMPAVIE AND MORE and this week we would like you to make a gift....
I'd never had a go at decorating a candle before with a stamped image so decided it was about time i did....for my image i used one of Melissa's (Meljen designs) coloured digital images "Caroling Snowmen",available to purchase from WHIMSY STAMPS....i printed it out onto tissue paper like you would stamp an image onto the tissue...the beauty with this image was it was already coloured and i could also print it to the exact size i wanted...(i secured the tissue to a sheet of printer paper).
Everythings the same cut around the image as close as possible hold secure with wax paper?greaseproof paper and heat with a heat gun.
I've added loads of stickles to the image and some pearls for buttons.
The bottom of the candle i've trimmed with glittery ribbon and a ribbon slider.

I cut an aperture out of the box i made and put some acetate in it so that you could see the candle....on the box around the aperture i've put some more stickles for even more sparkle.
The large tag closing the box together was created with a Spellbinders "Heirloom Ornaments" die and exactly the same caroling snowmen image that i used on the candle only a tiny version.
The silver foiled "Happy Christmas" sentiment is a Royal & Langnickel rub-on.
Patterned organza ribbon from stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
CHARISMA CARDZ (Thurs)....."A Christmas Gift"
PEAR TREE DESIGNS....."Christmas"
FUSSY AND FANCY (Fri)...."Anything but a card"
CES CHALLENGE (Sat)....."Anything but a Christmas card".

Well that's about it for today....just to say a big thank you to all who took up the challenge with us last week and hope you can come and join in this week :0)

Take care and have a lovely day


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Sandra, these are such gorgeous projects!! LOVE the image on the candle and your elegant touches with the embellies and sparkle!! TFS! HUGS

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Sandra,
This candle and box are absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous work. I love it.
Fiona x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Sandra. This is absolutely gorgeous. The image is beautiful and looks great on the candle. The box is gorgeous too. What a lovely gift idea. Donna

Susie said...

Wow what a lovely set!! Love the image you've used too! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

Anita said...

Wow, San, what an absolutely gorgeous gift set! I love it. Think I'm going to have to give the tissue paper and candle a try.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous gift Sandra.

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Sandra.

Hugs Riet.x

Carrie said...

What a wonderful..oh non of them say just how much I LOVE THIS!!!!!! It is simply amazing!!! Thanks for playing at CES xx