Saturday, 1 November 2008

Whiff of Joy - Project of the Month



Katharina set us a project this month to make a candle, this is a great idea for those small christmas gifts that we have to buy every year.
Well!!! panic is not the word, I have never attempted one of these before but was surprised how easy it was to do in the end. I thought I would also make a little keyring to go with this gift.
My dear friend and fellow DT member Bev has comprehensive instructions on how to make the candle on her fabulous blog and as she is much better at tutorials than Moi click on her name to find out more.

The keyring is really easy I cut the shrink plastic with the 3rd smallest circle nestie, then inked up my Whiff of Joy, Willow with Cookies stamp making sure I only inked the small area I needed and I tried to fade the ink near the edge of her arms so as it didn't have a hard edge. Make sure you punch a hole at the top (not to near the edge) before you shrink the circle, to attach it to the key ring, once shrunk I added little gems round the edge and a large red heart charm I have had for ever.



Finally I wrapped the candle in Florist cellophane (another gift from Bev, what would I do without you hun) and tied a big bow with florist ribbon attached the key ring and tore and curled the long ends of the ribbon.
Don't forget to visit the rest of the WOJ DT team to see their fantastic Candles, I am afraid they put mine to shame.


23 comments:

Hannah said...

wow fab candle i love the image you have used and the colours are fab
hannahxxx

Charlie said...

Wow i love what you have done with the candle its amazing
Charlie xxx

Marcea said...

I think this is beautiful Jacqui - I have always fancied making a candle but never quite been brave enough to try. Thanks for the inspiration .... truly beautiful
-x-

Sharon said...

Fab candle....I can just imagine that image on one of those candles that smell of chocolate and cookies..yum! I love the little keyring too.
Sharon

Mrs Wonka said...

Ohhhhhh you are so clever. I love the candle!

Mrs W x

Wendy said...

Wow such clever projects
Wendy x

Valems said...

Gorgeous candle and fabulous image.

Vanja

Jill said...

wow is there no end to your wonderful talents Jacqui this is gorgeous Jill x

tracie said...

Hi Jacqui, oh wow hun these are gorgoeus - love them both.
I'm yet to try my 1st candle - and really want to have a go for xmas, so will check out Bev tutorial - thanks for the link.
have a great evening
hugs :)x

Bev said...

It's fabulous sweetie - gorgeous soft and pretty colours and the keyring is a brilliant idea - one of those eureka moments!!! Love it

big hugs my friend
Bev x

Debbie said...

Beautiful candle Jacqui and I love the pretty keyring. Debbie x

CraftyC said...

Love your candle Jacqui, would never had known it was a 1st attempt and the pear blends in so well (lol)
Clairex

LOUISE said...

Jacqui, your candle is gorgeous, I also love your Keyring, great idea. LOuise x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a stunning candle Jacqui...love the keyring too..you're being very creative!
Have a nice Sunday.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Jeanette said...

This is so pretty. I love that you used Willow with the cookies. I love it! Hugs Jeanette

Janet said...

Wow you are sooo clever!!X

Dawn said...

This is billiant Jacqui amazing work!

Donalda's Blog said...

This is just gorgeous dear. I so love the key ring and the candle is just gorgeous dear. Beautiful job

Mephisto said...

Wow, thats really wonderful! And a nice Idea!
hugs
Domi

ink'n'rubba said...

oooo what a gorgeous candle and little key ring you have made. I must admit I've not tried these yet .. .. hugs, annie x

All Pink girl said...

Wow these are stunning ,fabulous gifts ,love them ,Dawnxx

metalicbutterfly said...

WOW!!!
anybody would be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift, and what a brave teqnique.

Emma xxx

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful candle! I love it!

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