Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quiet Contemplation - a thoughtful moment

Wow - a mammoth project today but I am rather pleased with the outcome :)  I have not made a candle for ages and the Delicious Doodles pushed me in the right directions, fun to do something different for a change.  No stories to go with this project, it went together without too many hiccups and the only injury was a cut finger from that nasty craft knife, not as bad as the one a few weeks ago on my thumb so not really an issue.  I do get so annoyed with myself for being careless but my name in childhood was Calamity Jane and I guess I have never really outgrown it!!!  I use tissue paper for my candle wrappers which are applied to the candle using a heat gun.  To finish off I use candle varnish gloss which is a water based varnish and will not set you house on fire!!!!
 Now for a side view of the candle, I used the name of the stamp 'Quiet Contemplation' and on the right side placed it at the top, the left side of the candle has the same text but placed at the bottom. To break up the green I added some Bronzing Powder in gold which is especially for candles and (along with the varnish) available from Fullmoons Cauldron.
 I know the challenge this is for is 'Anything but a Card' but I had to make a card to go with it but it is not part of the challenge entry.  For the card I used the same digi - Quiet Contemplation by Teri of Delicious Doodles and added a text sentiment.
 A quiet moment
A quiet thought
Thinking of you
  • White Linen card from Craft Creations
  • Pink mount printed 
  • Black and green mounts using paper from my stash
  • Digi - Quiet Contemplation by Teri of Delicious Doodles
  • Butterflies using die from Spellbinders  - les papillions - 4
  • Gold paint pen and ribbon from my stash
  • Tissue, candle varnish and gold bronzing powder for the candle
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-


  1. Wow, this is such a special gift set - brilliant to see how you can use your favourite digi-stamps on your candles and then compleyte the gift with a matching card. The co;ours and subject are just lovely and so you that I think you should keep this one for yourself. If you bring the card back to the UK, I'll write it to you and then you will have given yourself something very special :-)

  2. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  3. WOW! his is so beautiful Mimi:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  4. Oh they are both just beautiful, love the colour scheme you've used. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Girly Girl Challenge. Mel :o)

  5. What a fantastic Delicious Doodles decorated candle and matching cards. It fits in well with the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “anything but a card”. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  6. Mimi, this is beautiful -- I love both the candle AND the card -- what a perfect gift set... I've seen similar techniques for tissue paper on candles before, but yours looks flawless!! Very nice!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog! Hope you'll join us for the NEW challenge this week...

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  7. Fabulous projects! The candle is great!! Thanks fr joining us at SGC!

  8. The candle is so original. Love the colors and the coloring. Thanks for joining us for our "My Sentiments Exactly" challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you for our next fortnight challenge!


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