Sunday, 29 November 2009

Christmas is coming...

Argh!! Too quick!! I have had so much fun over the last few months making Christmas Cards and decorations, but it's almost time to get them all out and sent and it still feels like it suddenly jumped up from nowhere!! Mind you. I'm better prepared for it this year than I have been in the past!

Our theme at Winter Wonderland this week is to stamp a candle, or make a candle holder. Regulars will know that all our themes are completely open to interpretation - after all, it's YOUR Christmas, not ours. We only want to provide inspiration and motivation. And so I was delighted to come across a pot of candle gel that I'd bought from Lidl a couple of years ago and never did anything with. But I have now. I melted the gel and whipped it like mad to try and create bubbles in there, even though the instructions said "Pour carefully to prevent bubbles" - there still weren't enough for me though! So while it was still warm I sprinkled some chunky glitter and glitter stars onto it. Some of them sunk but It didn't matter because enough stayed on top to get the effect I was hoping for. And oh boy, you should smell it!! I poured some "Sugar and Spice" refresher oil into it and it smells good enough to eat. However, when I came to decorate it, I was wishing I'd used a different jar - I didn't achieve quite the look I had in my head, but I can't do anything about it so I have to love it as it is!! And in a week or so, I will add a match to it and pray it still smells as good as it does right now!
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a good week! :o) xx


  1. So effective Anne, so elegant and such wonderful colours. I did the same I dug out some candles I had brought to give to teachers and never got around to doing.
    Hugs Pascale

  2. Looks good to me hun! Excellent job!
    Have a great day.
    Teri x

  3. Oh I do hate these clever people that can turn their hand to anything! lol lol, gorgeous job hun, can just imagine you standing there whipping those bubbles.

  4. It's great Anne! The gel looks so pretty! I've never heard of such a thing before ..... you learn so much in this game eh?

    Teri xxxx

  5. Well I for one think it is fantastic, the shape also...I love spicy smells in the house at this time off year, which I why my yankee candle was left from last year, it is vanilla, and I love cinnamon, off to buy some today....mmmmm. Love Xmas....Hugs Avril xxxx

    pop over to promarkerworkshops they have another box of promarkers for

  6. Your candle holder looks gorgeous Anne!!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs, Inger :o)

  7. Anne this looks wonderful, love that you made the candle yourself too, beautiful!
    Hope you had a great day and wishing you all you would wish for yourself in 2010
    x Michelle

  8. That looks so lovely....and I'm just imagining the scent...delish.

    I love candles....


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