Saturday 8 December 2012

Christmas Cheers!

Good Morning
It's the weekend, yay!!  Well I'm still full of cold and now have a horrible cough to match and I 'm supposed to be doing the school fair today! 
We have a brand new challenge starting at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnight we want to see........

We are sponsored by Robyns Fetish with a fabulous prize fro one lucky winner. There is a second prize draw for anyone who enters the challnege using one of Di's images. 

Now, don't look too closely at's my first attempt at a candle....and I think I need a lot more practise!!lol
The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is called 'Christmas Cheers'

I coloured it with my promarkers but had no end of trouble trying to colour on tissue paper...any tips would be most gratefully received! Also how do you get the glitter to show up??
Anyway I finished off with a magnolia lace die and a bit of ribbon. I quite enjoyed this challenge and have already had a go at a couple more.....I might show you before Christmas!! lol

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Bingo (Glitter, Free(ribbon) Red)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Have a lovely weekend. 
Lorraine x


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous candle Ginny x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh I'm loving this candle Lorraine was a super idea

jacqui x

Irene said...

Hello Lorraine,

Your Christmas candle is brilliant, I love the idea and what an adorable image. Well done on your first attempt.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

It's brilliant Lorraine you really can't tell it's your first attempt. I used pre coloured images when I have made them, so much less hassle! Have a great weeken hope your cough clears up xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Nothing wrong with your candle Lorraine its gorgeous...


Christine Harrop said...

I love it Lorraine. I think this needs to be added to my to-do list LOL. Your glitter is showing on your picture. love from Christine x

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you are still feeling unwell Lorraine. I hope you are better soon.
Your candle looks wonderful. I love the cute image and your colouring looks good to me! I am going to 'attempt' one of these myself sometime this week!!

Hugs Sue

KandA said...

Wow Lorraine this is fabulous. Super image beautifully coloured and a nice CAS design with the ribbon and die to set it off perfectly. I can see the glitter twinkling on the white fur xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful candle...lovely image and

nnalorac said...

Wow first attempt Lorraine, how cute this image is and looks great to me. Have n ever done a candle so want to seeing this, bet anything it wont see my blog tho. Carolxx

Mian said...

This candle is absolutely perfect! Love it and it´s so beautiful colored and decorated. Well done, Lorraine!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at The Squirrel and The Fox.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

The Squirrel and The Fox Design Team Member

Crafting Queen said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the candle you decorated. :)

Deborah said...

Your candle's fab Lorraine. Great image and lovely colours.

Hope you get rid of your cold soon and feel better.

Jennifer said...

Gosh Lorraine, if this is your first attempt at a candle I can't image what future ones will be is beautiful!!!

Jennifer. x

P.S. Hope you begin to feel much better very soon. x

Eileen said...

Well I looked closely and it looks fab to me. Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured, and the glitter does show.
Eileen x

Eileen said...

Well I looked closely and it looks fab to me. Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured, and the glitter does show.
Eileen x

Marilyn said...

Now I have no idea why you think you need more practice.. this looks mighty fine to me, perfect actually! The image is just the perfect choice for a Christmas candle and I love the glitter on her coat and hat.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Lorraine. I can't see anything wrong with it. It is awesome!!! I can't help on the glitter question as I can't get the glitter to show up in my card photo's far less on tissue.

Hope you feel better soon.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. x

mixamatoasties said...

Aww that's lovely.

I was going to do them for teacher's gifts... Maybe I still will. If I ever get round to making Christmas cards ;)

pinky said...

I've never tried this Lorraine so will be no help to you but it really looks gorgeous from here.

Karen M said...

Your candle is gorgeous and I love the image - hugs x x

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.i love the sweet image and the border you have added is fab :D

xx coops xx

Debbie x said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine! Never done a candle before, must have a go!
Debbie x

Di said...

This is jsust gorgeous Lorraine, i must have a try and your first attempt is awesome, thankyou
Hugs Di xxxxx

Judy McKay said...

Pretty candle. Love your details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly's Bingo challenge this week.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. Love the sweet stamp you used. I've only decorated a candle once, they maka nice gifts. Wishing you a nice Sunday xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Lorraine, what a sweet image - it's going to make a lovely gift!

I've never decorated a candle, keep meaning to but not got round to it yet.

Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog, it is appreciated.


Jane said...

I think you've done a fab job on your first candle - beautiful Lorraine.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Lorraine your candle is fabulous, I can see the glitter on it, but you could put extra glue on the outside and then add more glitter once you've melted the paper onto the candle. As for the coloring it looks wonderful. I want to know how you managed to print on the tissue paper.
Anyway thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

Claudia said...

Hi Lorrain, your first candle is great, love also the additional decoration at the bottom. Great.

How did you transfer the digital stamp onto the tissue paper???

Regarding the tips, I usually but a "housholdpaper" beneath, I tried to explain this on my blog in different posts.

Thank you also very much for all your so lovel and great comments all the time, sorry, that I am not so regularly here, but I would love the have a 36-hours day:-).

Big Hugs Claudia

Judy said...

Gosh this is so pretty, and I keep saying I'm going to try my hand at making a candle. Very inspiring!


PS...hope you feel better real soon.

cotnob said...

Gorgeous candle Lorraine, your image is lovely and clear.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Just wanted to say congratulations on your win over on Papertake weekly - Anything Goes. Beautiful candle Ginny xx

Little K Smith said...

A lovely idea hun and just love the adorable image :)

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