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Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.


I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Friday, 15 November 2013

Butterfly Candle

Hi

Today I am back with another project featuring butterflies to help my friend Mrs Beez raise awareness of the work of the charity Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.  The butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.  Mrs Beez hopes to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends through her blog.  So please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

My latest project features the stunning Stampin' Up swallowtail Butterfly on a candle.


It is hard to get the whole butterfly into the picture, so here it is from one side ...


and the other.



Adding stamped images to candles is so easy to do.   Simply stamp your image onto tissue paper, I coloured mine with Promarkers and a white gel pen, then, after roughly cutting out the image, place it onto your candle.  Cut a strip of baking parchment to wrap around the candle.  Use your heat gun to gently melt the skin of the candle and watch the tissue disappear into the molten wax.  Take care not to over heat the wax, you do not want it to run.  The wax will quickly set again once you remove the heat.  I finished the candle by adding some navy blue lace from my stash.




Dionne

2 comments:

  1. This is unbelievably stunning. I couldn't possibly burn it. Apologies that my post didn't coincide with yours I thought I'd scheduled it but clearly I hadn't. Big thank you for all you have done xxx

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  2. Hi Dee, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading your feedback on my work. I hope you will visit again.

Dionne