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Monday, 13 December 2010

Forever Friends Candle


Now for something completely different (for me anyway)!!

I was out shopping last week and came across some battery operated candles. My Mother In Law would never have a lit candle but I thought she would like one of these because they are completely safe and she adores the Forever Friends bears. It has a little flashing LED and it flickers like a real candle. I have taken a picture both lit and unlit so you can see how different it looks with the soft glow. I think it is amazing as it feels like it has a thin wax coating and smells like vanilla too.

I cut a piece of card with the lacy heart Martha Stewart border punch and stuck it on with some extra strong tape. The organza ribbon is green with slight gold trim. I only had a tiny bit left so use it to make a mock bow and added a red satin one for the tails. I took the legs off the Dovecraft brad and stuck it on with a large glue dot.

The Forever Friends image is a clear sticker. I had intended to use a textures embossed transfer but it didn't like the wax coating so thought better of it.

It was nice to do something a bit different and I am really pleased with the result.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:-

31 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Its beautiful Mandy - i love decorated candles
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Basement Stamper said...

This is gorgeous, I love how it looks both ways and the image is darling.

racinggrandma61 said...

What a stunning project. Wow, wow, wow. I simply LOVE this candle. Great job

TYSVM for joining us at Stamp-n-doodle challenges......no cards, and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Juanita said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful candle, I'm sure you mother in law is going to love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Dawn said...

This is so beautiful and that image is just adorable. I am sure she will love this thoughtful gift.
Thank you for joining us this week at Top tip Tuesday.

shelly said...

mandy this is really cute. ive seen these candles but never thought to alter them :) thanks for the inspiration :) great gift idea :)

shelly said...

ps.. thanks for sharing this with us at crafty creations :)

Debs said...

Lovely gift idea and I'm sure your MiL will love it!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I'm sure you MIL will love it! My girls made candles like this for presents last year! Everyone just loved them!
Thank you for sharing with us this week at OSAAT, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Samantha said...

Really lovely! I love candles! Great present, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Adorable. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Paula said...

lovely candle.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great decorated candle and such a terrific gift idea! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Courtney said...

This is adorable Mandy! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!

Courtney~

craftybunny said...

Such a beautiful gift.I'm sure your MIL will love it.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Tracy said...

This came out wonderfully! Such a sweet gift for your nother-in-law. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Dana said...

This is beautiful Mandy!! It will make a perfect gift!
Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at One Crazy Stamper : )
Hugs~
Dana

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears and Friends Challenge.

Mummylade said...

wow, this is so cute! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

CraftyGirl said...

Darling candle! I love the way you added your own touches to it to make it personal. Thanks for taking on our ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Cassie said...

This is really pretty! I really like all the little touches on here. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Patsi said...

Beautiful gift and a great idea, I too love the forever friends bears.

Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week.

Patsi

xx

Juls said...

such a fabulous gift idea! Hugs Juls

Chrissie said...

Super candle Mandy!
Someone is going to be delighted to receive this!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at the CCC this week!
Chrissie

ruth said...

Gorgeous candle! How thoughtful of you to find a way for your MIL to enjoy the glow of a beautiful candle. :)

Thanks for taking the challenge at Frosted Designs!

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x

Debs said...

gorgeous candle with such lovely colors, thanks for sharing at OSAAT and wishes for a Happy Holiday Season
Deborah
xxx

Carol Ann said...

Wow fantastic candle. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
Carol Ann xx

A.J. said...

This is a great candle, the image is lovely and I like the way you've added the punched border. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away and OSAAT.

Happy New Year!

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, your candle is stunning!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time and good luck.
Hugs
Agnieszka

Leonie said...

O my your candle is gorgeous...what an awesome gift. i have never tried this technique and must one day as it always looks spectacular!! Thanks for joining in with us at Bizzy Bec's for our December challenge (sorry I'm running awfully late with comments! )
Hugs Leonie