James cracker – candle

Last year I decorated a couple of candles – so I thought I’d have another go.  It’s better to use a candle which doesn’t have a shiny film, but I wasn’t able to find any like that.  My first attempt didn’t work so I stamped the image again and this time I coloured it on the wrong side.  This time it did work, but I think it had more to do with the fact that, by then, I had melted off a portion of the film so it stuck on more easily.  I wrapped a wide red ribbon around the candle – just below the image – and then wrapped a memory Box Frosty Border around so the ribbon could be seen thru the design.  I needed to cut out 2 of these and I glittered them before  wrapping a narrow red ribbon around the base of the die cut.  I added some Aleene’s Glitter Snow and Glamour Dust to the fur on James’ hat.

I took the picture with a red background to show the white candle better.  Next time I use this image on a candle I’ll make James a darker colour, and I’ll also get rid of part of the film before I start.



What I used –

LOTV image – James with cracker – coloured with Promarkers

White candle       tissue paper

Memory Box  Frosty Border die – glittered with Aleene’s Glitter snow and Glamour Dust

Ribbons and gem from my stash


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

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Not a Square   http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.fr/2014/11/november-not-square.html

Allsorts Challenge – Anything but a Card   http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/week-285-anything-but-card.html

Winter Wonderland challenge – Christmas Decorations    (if the candle isn’t considered a decoration – please delete it from your challenge)http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/christmas-decorations.html

Try it on Tuesday – Home Made/ Hand Made   http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/home-madehand-made-is-new-challenge-at.html

The Ribbon Girl November Colour Challenge – Red   http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/november-colour-challenge.html

Fantasy stampers Challenge – Red Alert   http://fantasystampers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/23-red-alert.html

LOTV November Challenge – Merry Christmas   http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge.html


13 thoughts on “James cracker – candle

  1. This is so Christmassy Alison .I love the way you have added the snowy border and the red ribbon sets it off beautifully . jenny

  2. Gorgeous Alison..love the sweet image and the fabulous border and the red and white is always stunning..so clever.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Crafty Little Fairies

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Very creative, love the glittery flourish! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our ‘Home Made / Handmade’ challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT 🙂

  4. A really beautiful image on a candle that will be treasured. Thanks for joining in with our ‘Christmas Decorations’ challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  5. Wow! Very cleverly done, Alison – what a great gift idea. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. Gorgeous candle, Alison, they always look fab!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley ‘Merry Christmas!’ challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

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