Thursday 26 January 2012

New Challenge at Delightful

Good morning everyone.  Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is Valentine - Anything but a card.  This is so much fun because the possibilities are endless!  There are some amazing examples from my fellow team mates if you want to pop over for some inspiration.  I decided to make a candle and I did enjoy it:

I used pre-coloured Love You Larry for the front which is available here. On the back I used Love Me Love Me Not Sentiment which is available here:

As I said, I had so much fun decorating these and they are so easy to do.  All you have to do is print out the image on tissue paper, cut around the image fairly closely, put it onto the candle and hold in place with a long strip of greaseproof paper which you hold tightly at the back of the candle and then use your heat gun over the image until it sticks onto the candle - it takes seconds!  I have then decorated with a piece of Red coredinations which I cut out with my Edgeabilities and then tied a red ribbon around.  I used a variety of flowers from Wild Orchid Craft to which I applied some Red Stickles (I also put some on Larry) and added a little heart pin to the flowers and finished off with some pearls around the top.

If you would like to take part just head over to Delightful Challenges and enter, we are being sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy Stamps

prize details to follow.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Inky Impressions - Heart You
My Mum's Craft Shop - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsical Design - Love themed Home Decor Project
Oldie But a Goodie - Have a Heart (my ribbon and card are over 6 months old)
Cupcake Craft - All You Need is Love
Heart Song Inspiration - Red and White and Ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything But a Card
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
Sentimental Sundays - Die Cuts (must use sentiment also)
CES Challenge - Anything But a Card
Little Claire's - Anything But a Card
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Have a Heart
Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/Love plus an Animal

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day, take care xx


Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful candle Susan, love that bow at the bottom with the roses. The image on the candle is just so adorable!

Doreen said...

fantastic candle, Susan.
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
Doreen xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is fabulous as always hugs Pops x x x

Doreen said...

What a fabulous candle Susan,the image is so

Buladi said...

Absolutely gorgeous little creations.Amazing candle Susan. Wonderful coloring.

Plastic Card
Plastic Card Printing

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

OH WOW! This is so beautiful, I love the cute ladybird image and the flowers and bow are stunning
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Susan sweet little image, its all beautiful.
Chris x

Shan said...

This candle is so adorable. I love your glittered flowers and the image looks just darling on the candle. These would make wonderful gifts. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Heart You” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful week and good luck.


Carol said...

What a gorgeous candle Susan, love it. Carol x

Joey said...

Susan this is gorgeous, a fantastic candle, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x


Hi Susan
A gorgeous candle,i have yet to have a go at this
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, I really need to give this candle making a go!
Hugs Shell xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous candle! I love it. Thank you for your comments on my blog, you are so kind - I didn't get your email unfortunately - please would you mind sending it again? thank you so much - Christine Smith

cotnob said...

Great candle Susan, a lovely gift for someone. I had a go at doing this before Christmas, it is fun isn't it.
I hope you are having a good week.

Lisa said...

amazing job, thanks for explaining how you did this , I may have to try it sometime

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous candle!

Many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs

Sheryl said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the images and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Good Luck, Sheryl xx

Chrissy said...

This is so gorgeous Susan and would love to have a go, just not sure what my printer would say to tissue paper going through, fabulous image too, so cute.


Sue B said...

Wow! this looks fabulicious Susan!! I Love the cute image and all the sparkle - so pretty! The flowers and pearls are just stunning!
Hope you have a good evening!
Love Sue xx

Anonymous said...

oh this is gorgeous!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Claire said...

This is just fabulous hun, love the image and the red on white looks great. Thanks for joining in with our Have A Heart challenge this week. Hugs, Claire x

Berry said...

Fab work Suzie love the candle hugs rebekah xx

coops said...

gorgeous candle susan.the image is so sweet and great colours ;D

xx coops xx

Moiraida said...

Thank you sooo much!!!

Wendy Hall said...

This is wonderful Susan:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

papertrails leaver said...

how adorable this! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays and good luck! :-) Amy

Raven B said...

Well Mrs. Susan this is just beautiful! I love when candles are dressed up! So pretty. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Inky Impressions.


DesignerDiva said...

Oh wow how clever is your candle! I love it
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Kathy said...

Love this, it's such a fun Valentine project and gift idea. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Donna said...

Gorgeous project, such a fab design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Awww hun..its beautiful & such a sweet image too..
hugs and xxx

Julie said...

Fabby candle!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wonderful project and perfect for our "Have a Heart" Challenge! Thanks for joining us at SSDS and good luck!

Just A Pac Rat

shelly said...

i just love altering candles yours turned out really sweet. cute image. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays

Xonetra said...

Wonderful Project. Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions.

Larelyn said...

Oh, this is just delightful! What a gorgeous decoration. Thanks so much for sharing to create it. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Susan,
You know, I have been wanting to decorate a candle for a while now & you have definately given me some inspiration to do so :) It looks so adorable. Great job :)
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Lisa Walsh
Dreamtime Designs

tt.scraps said...

Great image, great coloring, great project!!!
Thanks for joining us on SSDS!
Tammy, SSDS DT

Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS! That bug is ADORABLE! I'm going to have to try this technique. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

sara said...

gorgeous love that cute image thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Jill said...

stunning candle love the image and the colouring thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Nanne said...

Oh that is a cute way to show case a boring ole candle.. amazing!!
thnx for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Tracy Valure said...

Great card!! Love the layout! Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions, hope to see you back again next week.
Tracy Valure

Tanya said...

great candle! love these but yet to ever try it :( Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

mum of two said...

What a fabulous project. I need to make a candle. TFS :)