Thursday, 11 October 2012

Christmas Candle....

No card today, instead I wanted to try making some Christmas candles. I used paper printed from the Here Comes Christmas CD by Polkadoodles - this lovely bauble paper was perfect, I chose the white background, but I could have printed any of the colour options, there would be one to suit every decor. I printed it onto Safmat, wonderful printable clear film from Letraset, and also printed a sheet of sentiments from the CD onto Safmat....... 




Then I just cut the patterned film to the height of the candle (4"), and wrapped it around. I cut out the Joy sentiment, and popped that over the patterned film - it is totally transparent so you can't see the join. I adore these papers, and plan to make smaller candles for each place setting for my Christmas day table, with some taller ones of varying heights placed on a gold charger for a centerpiece. My placecards are going to be made from the same CD papers as well..........I may go for the Poinsettia paper, that would look pretty dramatic 


On to todays giveaway, another copy of Picknix, for digital hybrid cardmaking or scrapbooking. See the photo on Tuesdays post - there is a gorgeous collection of sewing elements on this CD, plus thirty fabulous papers and more, much much more. To win, leave your name under this post, and I will draw all the winners next Sunday

I've had a lot of people asking where they can buy the CD in the USA/Canada. They are not carried in stores, but the good news is you can order from Polkadoodles, pay with credit, debit or Paypal, and shipping is FREE worldwide.
At today's exchange rate, Picknix1 and Gingerbread Twist cost $16 (300 unique images) and Here Comes Christmas costs $24 (800 unique images). When you think that you can spend 75c on a single sheet of paper, and $12 on a single stamp, well, you can see what good value they are! So if you don't win this week, there is still plenty of time to get the CD's in time to make your Christmas projects. Go HERE to browse

Yes, I went for a coffee today, can you believe it, nothing at all happened and I was in super sharp observation mode as well. Nope, everyone was friendly, well behaved and normal. Maybe it's me that's odd!

53 comments:

AndreaA said...

Oh my goodness Enfys.............
These candles are perfect for the Holidays.
Great idea using at your Christmas settings.
Love the image and the finished candle. Wonderful.
AndreaA

mags said...

Gorgeous candles. Thanks for another chance to win.
Mags
x

ribenaruby said...

I love sewing elements in cardmaking too! Loved 'home economics' as it was called at school in those days. Fab practical make Enfys, have a super day. Ruby x

Anonymous said...



Great CD. Thanks for the chance to win. I'll try those candles, they look great.

JennyKay

CLaire said...

That candle is lovely... and brilliant idea for using them at your table on christmas day.. will look very dramatic....
Thanks for a chance on winning... the bauble image looks fabby
CLaire c

misteejay said...

Lovely candle Enfys - a few of those will certainly be the perfect finishing touch to the festive table.

Thank you for another chance to win one of these fab CDs.

Toni xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful candle Enfys - it sounds as though your Christmas table will look stunning. I'm gonna have to get this CD, it would be so useful. Pat x

ang said...

gorgeous candle, something I want to try thanks for the chance to win angxxxx

sandra collis said...

i have had some salfmat for ages bnot used it yet but this has got me going must ry the candels

Karen said...

What a lovely idea for the Christmas table, they look gorgeous. Thanks for another opportunity to win.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous candle, love the digital paper :)
Quick question: Does the Safmat burn with the candle?

Eret said...

Wow! Your candle looks so awesome. Absolutely love it!

JennyH said...

Beautiful candles, what a lovely idea. Thank you for the chance to win : )

Diane said...

Just gorgeous Enfys !! Never had a go at decorating candles !!

Thanks for another fab chance of winning !!

hugs Diane xx

Glennis said...

Your candle is just beautiful - I would love it on my table a t Christmas

poppyluva said...

Brill idea for candles. Can make a nice little gift from them.
Keep up the good work.
Chris x

paperpapier said...

what a lovely effect on the candle...so pretty!

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, love the candle, great idea for gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Claudia said...

Beautiful candle! And NO you are not odd....I love reading your observations....it always makes me laugh.

Nikky Hall said...

Gorgeous project En, your table will be smashing! xx

CM2 said...

Hope this post goes through, this time! The candle is terrific! Thanks for your generous offer of creative goodies! I was a Home Economics teacher, but now we're called Family And consumer Science Instructors.:-)

Karen said...

the candle is fab and I have never thought of using safmat like that - thanks for sharing. And thank you for another chance to win x

Sandra H said...

Oh Enfys this is so beautiful l do like decorated candles only problem then is l don't like to light them...lol this is stunning so beautiful and would make a wonderful gift thank you for sharing it xx

Anonymous said...

This is a much easier way to decorate a candle than stamping on tissue paper & using a heat gun to melt it into the wax. Thanks for another chance to win one of the great CDs.
Donna K U

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Wow! The candle is beautiful! Thanks again for the chance to win a CD.

Donna said...

I want to try this for sure! Gorgeous candle. Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna Wilson @ dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Love the candles, may have to try this as I do have some Safmat.

Lynn x

Jessica said...

Lovely ideas for your Christmas table! Be sure to share a picture when it's all finished. If you can keep the people off long enough! lol The CD's are very good value indeed. Thanks for another opportunity to win.
Hugs, Jess
PS I sent you a silly email, thought it would give you a chuckle. J

Craftychris said...

ooh your table is going to look awesome! That paper is gorgeous. thank you for yet another chance to win - you are so very kind! xx

Craftychris said...

ooh your table is going to look awesome! That paper is gorgeous. thank you for yet another chance to win - you are so very kind! xx

Dianne said...

Love the beautiful candle. What a great idea. Do not know what is salfmat?

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

marlene kiley said...

What a unique idea on the candel. Lovely. Gee! Was waiting for a good laugh again today on your adventures. Oh! Well! There is always tomm. eh?

Cheryl W said...

OMG - this is beautiful! Please, please share a photo of your Christmas table with us. I had not ever thought of decorating with a candle at each place setting - that would be so festive!

Debbie said...

Wonderful idea for candles - I love it!

Susan said...

What gorgeous candles En! Just stunning! I wish I had a laser printer. I wonder if one of the print places would print on this film for me.
Thanks so much for the chance to win yet again. Now I'm completely distracted with thoughts of candles and normal people at DD!!
Have a great day,
Sue Brailey

Maureen R said...

Love the candle you did. I must try that for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

CyndiU said...

Love what you did with the candel. Again, thanks for a chance to win.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful candle, such a great idea to make it all match on your table too!

Patty said...

Enfys..that candle is beautiful! I never get around to trying projects like that...thanks for the inspiration!!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That pattern looked amazing on the candle, En! I sure hope to make something like this for the holidays! Thanks for the chance to win the CD!

hugs,
Melody

Marg said...

Wow Enfys, the candle is so gorgeous that I thought I would have a go myself (thank you so much for the inspiration and also the chance to win). I will be following from now on & checking back in regularly ;)
Love Marg xx

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
Thanks for chance to win. I love the wrap for the candle. Good Luck to all. Would love to win this...

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Hi En, you have officially made me excited about Christmas, this will be our 2nd Christmas in our own home and I get carried away with the decorations :) hope you're ok, will you be going to the NEC in December? Kat xx

Karons Krafty Korner said...

LOL Enfys - glad you had a normal coffee:-) These candles look absolutely beautiful - wow! :-)

marci said...

Love the candle - can't wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a beautiful candle. A group of these would make a beautiful centerpiece or look just lovely on the mantle. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

kanda said...

What a fabulous looking candle. Never tried anything like this before but I may just give it a go xx

Kim. said...

What a beautiful candle, love how smooth and clear the safemat looks.
Kim xXx

Carol said...

What lovely candles ... your holiday table is going to be all aglow in beautiful Christmas cheer this year.

How sad that there were no oddities to report today. That is disappointing as I do look forward to your daily bit of whimsy. You always have a way of making me see the humor in silly everyday happenings ... I admit that if I had seen them myself, I might have over looked many of them and just considered them normal. Hmmm, I wonder ... does that make "me" the oddity??? *wink*

Hugz,
Carol

Debbie said...

Wow you've inspired me to get some safmat dearie as the result is fantastic.Gorgeous gift.Thanks for some fab tips too and for another chance to win.Fingers crossed.Big hugs Debbie x

D- said...

Love your candles. TFS.
Your guests will love them.
dmcardmaker(at AOL)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love the candles you have made. I've been thinking of making some myself. Do you have to remove the Safmat before burning?? x

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