Skip to main content

Altered Candle

I have this candle in a jar that just smells wonderful. It's strawberry! It's in a very shallow mason jar type container! I decided to add something to make it a little special!

I started off cutting a  circle of chipboard and glued it to the lid to give a base to attach my embellishments. I used the Suzy West Whirly Pop,  Suzy West Bubble Gum, Metallic Gold Rich Pale, and Opaque Pastel Pink powders and embossed the circle. Then I used an Imagimarium Designs chippie butterfly and used the same colors and embossed it as well. I added some Kaisercraft pearls for the body.

This shows the base.

This shows the butterfly.

 Here is a photo of the finished product. I used some older Prima blooms and took 3 plain buttons and also embossed them with the pink colors of powder!

Here you can see one of the buttons.

This was a really simple project, and you could use any color candle and match your blooms and embossing powder colors! It would be a really cute gift! I have a melon one that I think I'm going to play with next!!!

List of supplies used:
Suzy West Embossing Powders - Whirly Pop and Bubble Gum
WOW regular Embossing Powders - Gold Rich Pale and Opaque Pastel Pink
Imaginarium Designs chippie Butterfly
Kaisercraft pearls
buttons, twine and ribbon
Prima blooms and leaves


Popular posts from this blog

Life's A Beach

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're all well and getting very creative this month!
As this month's challenge is summer and I live on an island it seemed only natural that my inspiration card would feature sea and sand.
To create my beach scene I started off with a piece of pale blue card and a rubbed a Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad across the top several times. I then sprinkled WOW Peppermint Tea Powder and Under The Sea Glitter over the top, tapped off the excess and melted with a heat tool. I created the sand underneath using Gold Pearl Powder.

For the sea I ran a line of PVA glue in the middle of the sky and sand with my finger, sprinkled with Under The Sea Glitter and melted with a heat tool. For the waves I added small areas of PVA straight from the nib of the bottle when added Opaque White Powder.

The birds and sentiment I have used Opaque British Summer Powder which is one of my favourite new powders, great colour and great name!
Finally, I added beach in…

Handy Stamp Storage Idea

Hello everyone... Happy Tuesday! :D

It's Sarah here with today's blog post created for our Monochromatic theme.

I don't know about you, but I always find I need to use stamps from a mixture of stamp sets and I thought it would be easier if I didn't have to slide each stamp set in and out of the packets all of the time.

I have a bunch of empty CD cases that I had almost thrown out but thankfully I hadn't as they turned out to be the perfect solution! The part that holds the CD easily popped out so I could then position my different stamp sets within them.

I found an old wooden CD box but it had no lid and as all clear acrylic stamps are best stored out of the light, I decided I would make a box lid for it... not just a plain lid though... a Wow Embossed box lid!

Here are brief instructions on how to make it:


Using pearl silver card, I created a square to the size that I needed (145mm) and added 30mm wide rectangles around the square adding in some t…

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! If this is the first post you are reading and you would like to hop along you can start here on the Altenew Blog!
Altenew was kind enough to send us some stamps to play with and invited us to participate in the blog hop! There are some awesome prizes to be won and we also have a $30 gift certificate to give away to spend in our shop! Be sure to leave  comments on all 4 days of the blog hop to get a chance to win some amazing prizes!
I got to play with two Altenew Stamps: Basic Borders and Thinking Of You. I loved them so much I made two projects with them! 

I created this very easy background using the entire stamp set as a background and inked it up with our WOW! Embossing Powder Inkpad (UK Shop, US Shop) and using a variety of our Primary Embossing Powders (UK Shop, US Shop) to create this rainbow effect! <3 The Primary Embossing Powders go really well with each other and I simplay love how glossy they are. 

To finish…