James and snowman candle with gift bag

We have seen how bad the weather is in the UK at the moment – it must be awful to be expecting to stay with your family and friends over Christmas – and then at the last minute find it’s not going to happen.  I feel so sorry for all those people and just hope everyone will stay safe.

James and snowman with gift bag I have one more post before Santa – or la Pere Noel, as he is called in France – arrives.  It is a candle with a matching gift bag, and I made it as a gift for French friend.

Fortunately I found a candle which didn’t have a film on it and it “took” the image really well.  I used LOTV’s James and the snowman again for this candle, but this time I coloured James in brown and the scarves in blue.  I used Stickles frosted lace for the fur effect on James’ hat and tied a blue bow around the candle.

The box shape was made from thin cardboard covered with Raspberry Road paper.  I used the same image – made smaller on my computer, coloured it with promarkers to tone with the paper – and stuck It onto the front of the box, along with a couple of small punched snowflakes, glittered with glamour dust.  I added a larger snowflake, cut with a Marianne die, at the top of the box and tied it with ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges –

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge – Anything Christmas but a Card   http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-67-anything-christmas-but-card.html

Crafty Creations – Anything Goes   http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-253-anything-goes.html

Sparkles Monthly Challenge – Anything but a Card   http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/12/ch-51-anything-but-card.html

Charisma Cards Challenge – Anything Goes   http://charismacardz.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-49-anything-goes.html

Creative Knockouts Challenge – Winter Wonderland Challenge   http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.fr/2013/12/16-winter-wonderland-delicious-doodles.html

Creative Card Crew Challenge – Anything Goes   http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-52-anything-goes.html

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Stamp and Why – I love this cute image as I’ve always been fond of teddies.  It can be used for both children and adults.  It is easy to colour so it is good to use on a candle – I have now done one candle in red and one in blue.   http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-17-favourite-christmas-stamp.html








9 thoughts on “James and snowman candle with gift bag

  1. What fantastic project ! Very original. Great work on your images. Bravo ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !
    Good Christmas and New Year holidays !

    Hugs from France.

  2. wow this is soooo gorgeous! Just adore how you have done the box to match the candle. I gave some out as gifts.. I will have to remember the idea of doing a matching box. Sorry I’m late in my commenting.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  3. Oh How I love me some snowmen! This is such a FABULOUS project. Love the that you’ve made it a gift set. Wonderful details. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Amy ~DT

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