Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas Candles 2014

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope that you are all well and enjoying the preparations for the Christmas holiday. I'm doing Ok and I say this every year now how did I ever do Christmas when I worked full time I'll never know.
For those of you who have been following my Blog for a while you may have seen this design of candle last year. I've made them for the last two Christmas's and they are always popular I think I made about eight last year for commissions. Anyway I've made these three this year to give as small thank you gifts. I hope you enjoy looking at them especially if you haven't seen them before.



 
 

Candle Recipe

Six inch ivory candles from Tesco but I have had them from Homebase they are normally about £2
Spellbinder poinsettia die
Spellbinder circle and  scalloped circle die for the base  
Wild Orchid Crafts magnolia flower, holly leaves, white, silver and red berries
Gold and  silver leaves  and some of the trimmings from Boyes Stores the rest from my stash
Sentiment stamps Christmas Grungy Messages LOTV heat embossed in gold ,silver and red.
Papers are silver snowflake vellum and the gold paper and holly paper are both Kaiser craft.
I put the candles in cellophane bags with tags and matching ribbon but it doesn't photograph well so this is before they are bagged up .
 
 
I get a lot of visitors on my Live Traffic feed Feedjit who visit my blog specifically to look at my Gold and Red candles I made last year so for those of you who come to look at the candles I hope you like this years version as well.
 
Well I'm going out shortly to do some food shopping and pick up a couple of small presents then I'm in all weekend writing Christmas cards, ( I love making them, love getting them, but hate writing them) putting up decorations ,finishing some cards and baking so that should keep me busy I'll have to think of something for my spare time it might involve a glass of wine!!
 
Thank you all for the gorgeous comments on my Aurora wings card they are all so lovely . 
 
Enjoy your weekend and  find some time to relax as it can be a hectic time Hugs Carole
 
 


 
 
 

16 comments:

Rosietoes said...

These are gorgeous Carole. I love giving and getting candles as gifts. :) x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful candles Carole, I am yet to attempt doing this.
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*Vicki* said...

Oh my these are totally GORGEOUS Carole! I love the different colors and flower pieces on each one! I can see why people would want to purchase them!! :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful candles! HUGS

Carole said...

Wonderful candles Carole. Who wouldn't be delighted to receive one of these. Hope your weekend goes to plan......we too are trimming up, wrapping up etc....and one job makes another in our house!

Jacee said...

What beautiful candles! wonderful gifts.
hug sJacee
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Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous candles Carole. I love making them and I also especially love them at Christmas. Apart from my Christmas trees candles are the only decorations I use. Have a successful weekend! Hugs Christine xx

Sarah said...

What gorgeous candles Carole what great adornments for tables and mantlepieces xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I absolutely love these, they would look great on my stall. Will be using these as inspiration for another year

Jackie said...

I have seen them bofeore Cartole, and they are as gorgeous as ever :o)
Jackie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are really super gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Even more gorgeous than last year Carole! You should definitely book a stall next year and sell these, they'd be really popular.
I hate writing cards too. I'm about two thirds done but that's taken a week with my vision as it is. Ah well not many to go and haven't thought about the Christmas tree etc yet. Have a good weekend. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Carole these candles are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

Diane said...

Greetings Carole, love the fabulous candles and clever ideas.

Hugs diane

Elise said...

Oh wow Carole! These are just absolutely GORGEOUS!!! My goodness how clever you are! Wowwwww!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I loved your candles last year Carole but they are even more beautiful this year! So perfectly embellished and it is lovely to see the different colour schemes because they're all gorgeous!
Rebecca.
x

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