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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Friday 24 October 2014

Blue Star Candles

Good morning

Christmas will be here before we know it and this year I am making an early start on my preparations.

I love decorating candles with stamped images and these two were so quick to do.  This stunning stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Adding stamped images to candles is so easy, simply stamp your image onto tissue paper, then, after roughly cutting out the image, place it onto your candle.

Cut a strip of baking parchment to wrap around the candle to hold the tissue in place and to give you something to hold on to.  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 these candle by adding some pretty navy blue polka dot ribbon to the top and bottom and holding it in place with small silver pins.



  1. You are making me slightly anxious by making a start on your Christmas preparations BUT there is no denying that these are stunning. Love the stamp and love the blue. xx

    1. I'm thinking I should make more use of this stamp .... and I do need to get on with my Christmas cards. :)


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