Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Cute LOTV Candle :)

Morning lovely peeps and hop you are all OK today xxx

It’s that time of the week when we head over to the Papertake Weekly challenge and see what’s happening and this week our theme is

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by the lovely Lisa & Laila over at

Lili Of The Valley

And they have given us a …

.. to spend in the shop :)

As we usually do on Anything Goes weeks, we have an optional extra for those who want to use it and this week it’s to make a gift for Christmas. …

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… so that is exactly what I did :)

This is the candle that I made at the last  Lili of The Valley Open Day and there is a tutorial over at the website if you want to have a go at making one yourself - they are ever so easy :)

The link to the tutorial is here peeps and there is a nice pic of me licking the back of the tissue paper – ever the lady!!  But it works a treat.  I think this is the first pic of me since I ditched the hair dye so I am as God intended me to be and the L’Oreal stuff will not longer darken my doorstep.

I am still worth it though lol!!

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  The image I used here is

Milly Winter Window

Have the sharp eyed amongst you noticed my schoolboy error? Guess who forgot to colour her hair.


I only just realised -  oh what a flamin’ dope.  Such an amateur lol!!!

However, the image in the tutorial  peeps has been coloured properly!!!

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The base was made by gluing together 3 chipboard circles and then gluing another 2 dark green circles on the top and bottom of the chipboard ‘stack’. Then I stuck a Cheery Lynn  doily on the top, after inking the edges of course. I wrapped a length of  Cheery Lynn  Francesca Border around the bottom and then added a bit of ribbon.

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This is the side.

The bits and bobs cover up the border and ribbon joins. The holly leaves are punched using a Super Duper  Holly Punch and the little sentiment is from Set 18 – Greetings Postmarks.

I love this set :)

I stamped it onto kraft card, punched it out and then stuck it onto one of ...

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Memo Pins

…Sir Tim’s Memo Pins which you can get from Janice at Sir Stampalot.

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And in a bit closer!!!

Right that’s me done and if you get a sec do nip over for a mooch at the challenge and also the tutorial. If you make one of these do let me know cos I’d love to see what you do :)

Have the fabbiest of days sweet peeps and see you tomorrow.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Caroline said...

What a gorgeous candle I love that image. Caroline xxx

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Dawny - I blogged a candle today too - not quite to this standard but still using the technique - works a treat xx

tilly's crafts said...

this looks fantastic Dawny, love the idea. tried to link to tutorial but no joy :( - will try again later.
Kim x

Jane said...

Wow Dawny this is fab... I would never have noticed the missing hair had you not mentioned it..LOL! I would really like to try this and I have this stamp too. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Dawny. Not only do I love the cute image but also the gorgeous embellishments.
Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I will definitely be giving it a go so I'll let you know how I get on!
Hugs Sue

Donna said...

Wow! What a fantastic candle Dawny.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Crafty hugs xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous candle, and her hair still looks nice! Mary G x

Brodders said...

She could have white hair :) It is fabulous whatever her hair looks like :)

kanda said...

Amazing candle. Super image and fabulous holly decoration xx