Sunday, 26 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jeanne Jachna

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "Candles". 

My special guest today is Jeanne Jachna  - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take - as you can see, I cheated a little bit - instead of adding candles to a Christmas card, I added Christmas decoration to a candle!

And I made a video!
A very important thing to add is that candles with this kind of decoration are not for burning, they are just for decoration!

Now for an extra special surprise - Jeanne sent me a message a little while ago saying that Poppy Stamps has generously offered a prize - a $20 voucher!
www.poppystamps.com
Here's a little bio of Poppy Stamps:

Poppy Stamps is a line of dies and clear stamps with companion dies from the creators of Memory Box.  When Memory Box owners Monica and Dave Brethauer's children, Emma and Cooper got more involved in the family business, Poppy was created as an opportunity to teach them the business from the ground up. Dave created the images and designs with the kids, and made them responsible for filling orders, invoicing, and shipping - a true family business. The company has grown over the years and now has employees who handle the day to day operations. Poppy Stamps offers a large selection of intricate dies and backgrounds with the same quality you have come to expect from Memory Box with new releases several times a year.
So, in honour of this special giveaway, I made another candle!!
I used 2 ink blending tools to apply circles of colour to the tissue paper (because the paper is too fragile to actually blend ink onto it!) and then I added the paper to the candle in the same way as I showed in the video. I then adhered the Poppy Stamps Boddington Tree Border die cut to the candle using Ranger Multi Medium Matt. 

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the voucher is leave a comment here by 5pm, Sunday, December 3rd AEDT, and I will choose a winner!

Also, make sure you pop on over to the Poppy Stamps blog - they've got a prize up for grabs there soon too, so don't miss out on your chance!

Thanks for visiting :) 

23 comments:

  1. I ilove this --- awesome video! Christmas gift and stamping inspiration all in one!

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  2. What a fun challenge! Your candles are very pretty and such an awesome gift idea.
    I love how you used the Boddington die on the 2nd candle; the colors you used with it
    are lovely.

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  3. Awesome creations!
    I love the second
    candle, but both
    are very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Wonderful way to decorate a candle.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. The greens and blues on the candle look wonderful!!!!! What a great idea.

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  6. Love your candles, Michelle. What awesome gifts they will make!

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  7. I LOVE your gorgeous candles, what FABULOUS gifts they will make!! The first candle is so pretty and festive and the second is like a breath of fresh air..both are beautiful!!

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  8. What a fun challenge series! And I looove the aqua and green candle, so beautiful!

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  9. What a fun challenge series! And I love the aqua and green candle, so beautiful!!

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  10. What a super idea, Michelle! Love them both! The unexpected colors on the tree candle are really cool!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this great idea with a video, I have often wondered how others "stamp" on a candle! What an awesome challenge for more Christmas inspiration!

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  12. Very pretty way to decorate candles - thanks for sharing ! I see endless possibilities !

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  13. Love the tree border die you used on this pretty candle and the holly design on the first one! Great gift ideas!

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  14. Decorating candles is my favorite thing aside from making cards! I've never added a die cut, though. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Very pretty. These would make super gifts. Appreciate the video and the tip about the Glad Bake. I wouldn't have thought to do that. It takes the challenge out of keeping the tissue flat.

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  16. Such a fun challenge & beautiful candles.

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  17. These are fabulous, my favourite is the last one, I love the colours. What a great idea! xx

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  18. What a great idea! Your decorated candles look fabulous. Would never have thought of this, so thank you for the inspiration, Cathy x

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  19. I love that tree diecut! So delicate and gorgeous! What a great idea to use it on the candle!

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  20. That is so pretty. Love the bright circles and the die cut is so pretty. Hugz

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  21. Lovely decorative candles--thanks for the inspiration and great idea for gift giving!

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  22. How gorgeous are these candles!! What a fabulous idea for these. Great for teacher gifts or any gifts for that matter. Definitely gonna give this a try!! Thanks so much for sharing. Big Hugs!!!

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  23. WOW, These are very cool, First I LOVE the colors, they are so pretty, and what a great gift idea for Christmas. I believe everyone loves candles, it would be great to do these on the flameless ones, you know the ones that are battery operated. Those are the only kind I have in my house, I love them, my house is full of them. Thanks for such a awesome and unique idea. Tracey Magner.

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