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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

My first candle and 4 challenges





well you've guessed it another 25th wedding anniversary project! ( I think this will be my card and gift) This is my first attempt at a candle it went not too bad, but I think I overheated it slightly. The thing I found the hardest was to embellish it once the image had gone on. (the candle is straight in real life, it just lops over in the picture..(LOL).. been having real problems with the whole photography thing this morning! I have used a stamp from "Le Blanche" its been coloured with whisper pens, and once it was heat set I added some stickles, and then decorated it with some ribbons and flowers from my box of bits and bobs so sorry I have no idea where I got them from. and I am going to enter this into Stamping for the weekend http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ as the challenge this week is to alter it.

The card... I have used the sketch from Delicious Diva Challenges http://deliciousdivachallenges.blogspot.com/

I have used 3 brads again from "Le Blance" one flower (sorry don't know where that's from) and paper from "crafty bits" and that fits the recipe over at Pink Elephant http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

and finally the challenge over at One Stop Craft http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ is to use swirls and pearls. On both projects the flower that I have used as little pearls for the stamen. On the candle I have made swirls using adhesive stones, and on the card there are some peeloff swirls just going round the corner of the image.

Just as a quick P.S ordered the TSV from QVC UK (WRMK magnetic cutting mat, with various cutting tools!) so now I will have a means to make circles! whoo hoo!! it means more challenges will be in my grasp!.... guess the order of all these cards has come in handy!

67 comments:

  1. Wow this is such a stunning set I love your candle I really have to wok out how to do it and give it a go. and your card is perfect such an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  2. Oh,my..this is wonderful!!
    The image is so lovely:)
    Have a great day:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  3. What a fantastic set! The candle turned out fantastic!

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  4. What a great project - you are the offically 'The Aniversary Queen' with this latest stunning set!!! How about sharing how you did the candle? I've never tried one perhaps the time is right!!!!

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  5. Wow this is stunning! SO gorgeous, love the candle too.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our divalicious challenge.
    Kristy

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous,i cannot believe its your first attempt! well done xx jo xx

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  7. Lovely! How did you do the candlething? Getting the image on it I mean?

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  8. Hi Juls,

    I love your candle and your card. I recently had a go at making a candle and it is lots of fun! Yours looks amazing and your card is very sweet! Love the silver.
    Thanks for participating in the Delicious Diva challenge and good luck!
    Alicia xx

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  9. Gorgeous card & candle, absolutely stunning, well done! Lisa x

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  10. They turned out gorgeous! I've done a candle too in the past, but it didn't turn out near as pretty as yours! What a great wedding-gift set!

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  11. What a stunning candle and card just adore it and such a beautiful little image,
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  12. What a beautiful collection - stunning.
    Ann xxx
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  13. Adorable card, love it! Fantastic candle too! Stunning!
    Erin x

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  14. what a great card and how clever to do all those challenges! nettie x

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  15. What a lovely set of gifts Juls - I am sure who ever receives them will be over the moon :D

    Have a great day & as always thank you for your sweet comments :D

    Emma x

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  16. Awwww Juls...these are both just gorgeous! But then I am a sucker for CUTE! LOVE this image, love your embellishments! I think you're sooooo adventerous and creative...well done! I think these are so special they might bring a lil tear...! bx

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  17. 2 fabulous creations, you clever lady you, and as for me doing elegant cards.lol. I must have had a knock on the head. janex

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  18. Hi Juls, these are great. I am umber impressed with the candle.
    You'll have to let me know how you get on with the cutting mat etc - I very nearly bought it and then talked myself out of it!!
    Have a great day.
    Clare x

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  19. WoW! I just love these, the whole set is simply stunning! Great idea and wonderful job! I will have to keep these in mind for the next wedding I attend!

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  20. Oh My GOODNESS! I love these. I gotta learn how to do that:o)

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  21. I haven't tried a candle yet...yours is fantastic! Beautiful job on all of it!

    Peace and Luv,
    Jeannie

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  22. Wow, what a stunning set! The candle is fab!

    Hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

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  23. Juls, What a precious set! It looks gorgeous. You are so brave to try a candle set, I have never done that yet. I just need a tutorial and some time. Lol, then I will give it a try. I hope to you can get the cutting mat and show us some fun circles~ xox ~Jeni

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  24. You are a 25th Anniv. rock star! I love you card and matching candle set, I have always wanted to try this but alas it's on my mile long to-do list! BR-T

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I would love to do candles but wouldn't even know where to start (mind you, don't have any stamps either lol!)

    Thank you for the lovely comment you put on my blog.

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

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  26. Wow this is so very beautiful I love it!
    hugs
    kim x

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  27. Ohhh Pat,what a beautiful creations,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  28. Wowzers, I just love this project, the candle is fantastic, i need to learn how to do that, you have done a fab job.

    Hugs

    Sarah

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  29. Oh wow - what can I say that hasn't already been said? Pure class hun! Hugs, Steph xxx

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  30. They look lovey Juls, great with all the little extras and embellishments you've used.
    I adore those stamps, they stamp wonderfully for foam stamps.
    Barbara

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  31. Oh my goodness these are wonderful thanks for sharing the pics the candle is magnificent!! thankyou for visiting my blog im ever so grateful huggies Jun exx

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  32. Beautiful! The candle is breathtaking! And all those challenges you were able to fit it... you're the challenge Queen!!

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  33. Wow this looks great! Love the candle and the anniversary cards you made. The stairs-card is my fav (love that 20s style - I was born far too late:).
    PS: maybe you could make a tutorial on how to decorate a candle??? Would loooove that!

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  34. Wow these are gorgeous Juls, looks like alot of work has gone into these. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW
    Clairex

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  35. Your candle is beautiful. Really cute image, not used mine as yet, might have to after seeing your lovely card and candle. THanks for the comment on my blog. Anesha

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  36. You've done a beautiful job on the candle and matching card Juls, they both look very elegant.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
    Donna xx

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  37. What a wonderful gift for the happy couple, Juls:O) That candle is stunning, I will have to try it out some day. The card is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week, good luck!
    Nancy;O)

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  38. That is so pretty! Love that candle! :)
    Momiji

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  39. WOW AMAZING Juls,gorgeous creations and such beautiful soft colours......you never cease to amaze me!!! I love it!!
    Hugs xx

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  40. Hi Juls

    What a fantastic gift and card. I love them.

    The image and what you have done with it is so cute and stunning.

    Love Jules xx

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  41. OMW what beautiful work this is fantastic
    linniexxx

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  42. Wow totally stunning....love the image.
    Emma x

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  43. very very cool!!! That's so neat you did that on a candle

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  44. Yey - A Candle!!! Brilliant little image, and lovely colouring. Love the layout and your card to match is fab!

    Thank you for playing long with us at Stampin' for the Weekend! We hope you had fun and that you join us again for many more challenges in the future.

    Kimmi

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  45. Oh this is wonderful, what a fab gift and gorgeous image

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  46. Oh WOW Juls, these are stunning! Love the image and colour-combo you've used. Whoever receives these will be very lucky! Totally gorgeous! Hugs, Sem x

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  47. Oh, this is just beautiful! The candle is stunning! i love the card too, the image is adorable.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)
    Vanja

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  48. Gorgeous projects! I'm sure they will be well received :) I would have loved a gift like this for my Silver Anniversary...

    Hugs
    carol x
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  49. Stunning work. These will surely be treasured. Thank you for joining us at the One Stop Carft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  50. Absolutely beautiful! You did a great job on the candle!

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  51. This is just beautiful!! If it were for me, I would never light the candle, it's too cute!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  52. These is so beautiful Juls, and congratulations on decorating your first candle it looks fabulous, I love this image and your colouring is wonderful. Thank you for joining in with our alterations challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

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  53. Oh these are lovely!!! A sweet image and would make a wonderful gift...great job on that candle! ~Hugs

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  54. AMAZING! What do you mean it didn't turn out "not too bad??" It turned out gorgeous! Love it, and the matching card :D

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  55. WOW this is fantastic, love the candle and what a gorgeous card to match.
    luv
    Debby

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  56. I love the candle!
    I have left you an award on my blog, loving all your cards!
    Hugs
    Jane
    x

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  57. Hi Juls, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments. It's always fun to meet new people. Your project here is GORGEOUS! Love the image and the coloring. Fabulous job! :)

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  58. Oh WOW!! These are just GORGEOUS!! Love the image you've used and the colouring of it. That candle looks fantastic! I've not tried doing a candle yet, but yours is amazing. katxx

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  59. Wow what a gorgeous project - love the image and the candle is simply beautifully embellished!
    Dei x
    p.s thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog :-D

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  60. Fabulous set!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!!

    Sheri
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  61. These are simply gorgeous! Beautiful work! Hugs, Dena

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  62. What a beautiful gift!! It's adorable. I love the image you used to. Very creative!!

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  63. wow I love it, wonderfull gift
    anne marit

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  64. What a beautiful gift set. I love the image.

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  65. Juls, this candle is amazing! Great idea.
    Magda x

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