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!

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Monday, 23 December 2013

Snow and Sparkles

Good morning

Another exciting challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today.  This will be the last Challenge of 2013, where has this year gone?  The theme of this new Challenge is 'Snow and Sparkles', it was was chosen by the fabulous Sara.

I have made a lot of Christmas cards recently so I wanted to do something different for this Challenge and, as I very recently purchased the Stampin' Up Festive Flurry stamp and die set, I have been looking for an excuse to use them.

I decided to decorate some candles with them.  I used Raspberry Ripple ink to stamp the snowflakes on tissue paper.

I used my heat gun to gently melt the skin of the candle, just enough for the tissue paper to slip beneath the surface of the molten wax.  You have to be careful not to over heat the wax otherwise it runs - it is best to wrap the candle in baking parchment before you start melting the wax, this helps keep the surface flat and gives you something to hold and not burn your fingers.  The wax will quickly set again once you remove the heat.  I finished the candle by adding some red and white, super shiny, ribbon from my stash.

Apologies, there seems to be a technical error and the Crafty Boots page is not updating.  However, once it is, the rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team has made some inspirational pieces, so please pop by and take a look.


1 comment:

  1. Absolutely stunning - too beautiful to burn. Using red for the snowflakes is inspired. xx


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