Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Have A Winner...

Hi folks...crikey it's the weekend again and we're on a fast train heading for Christmas...the next few weeks are going to fly in...it's going to be a whirlwind ride to get all the tasks ticked off the list so I called on my trusty side-kick who has nothing better to do than snooze the day away to choose the lucky winner of the CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAY and the name that he picked out of the hat is....
Congratulations Sandra...please e-mail us with your address and your Scentsicles will be popping through your letterbox soon to bring some Christmas Fragrance to your home this year.
The cubbyhole crew are planning a "deck the halls" day...we're excited about unpacking the NEW TREE...note to self....remember to read the instructions.
But first I'm sharing a Candle Wrap I made for the December Newsletter from Fiskars using the Shapecutter and Stars Template...
because the flowers and stars are attached to the wire rather than the candle...the wrap can be removed and used on another candle...
and a little tip that I use all the time...let the candle burn down until there is a sufficiently deep well around the wick...cut off the wick and insert a tealight or LED tealight. Candles never seem to burn down evenly and end up looking unattractively lopsided but this way your candles will always look good and last forever.

See you all tomorrow with "fingers crossed" a tree hung with sparkly baubles and lights that work.
Hugs Kath xxx

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to Sandra!

Love the candle, Kath...that's a great idea about attaching the stars and flowers to the wrap. Also thanks for the tip re: keeping a large candle 'intact'.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Rita said...

Your candle looks so stunning Kath. Love the wire idea too. Like you I'm hoping to get the tree up tomorrow. Hugs Rita xxx

Sarah Hamzah said...

I love the candle. I saw this in the newsletter and it inspired me to try. I am just learning how to use my shape cutter. I'm just going slowly and it is turning out perfect

carol edwards said...

Congratulations to Sandra. Love the candle Kath and great tip about the wire.x

trish said...

Hi Kath, nice candle love the traditional colours and a great tip to use wire. Great idea with the candle too, must try that one. Good luck with the tree, have a nice weekend... Trish

misteejay said...

Congrats to Sandra.
Lovely candle Kath and the wire is a super idea.
Have fun with the tree.
Toni xx

sally said...

Congrats to Sandra & thank you for the tip-off about scentcicles Kath as I got myself some in john Lewis on Thursday.

Sally

Sandra H said...

Good Morning Kath........Oh what a lovely surprise l'm so pleased to have won your lovely giveaway l can't wait to use it l just love the thought of it being sprayed l cannot thank you enough l like the dress candle too how creative you are my details will be with you shortly have a lovely day and thank you again xx

Ribbon Girl said...

well done Sandra H, enjoy your lovely prize and thanks for the tip about adding a battery operated tea light - I'm inspired to have a go - your candle looks great Kath! enjoy putting up your new tree and decorations and hello to Buddy, hope you are still fit and well, Mary and Haggis xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Kath. I've just popped over on Di's recommendation to see some of your work and admire your gorgeous golden retriever (we have a 10 week old GR puppy who is keeping us very busy indeed!) Loving your gorgeous, glittery candle - what a great gift that would make! - and your boy looks gorgeous too! Vicky x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning candle Kath!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Lee said...

Oh WOW,this is soooo pretty and effective,what a great idea,thanks for sharing Kath.

Hope you are keeping warm up there.Hugs xx Cuddle for Buddy xx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Kath. What a lovely decoration. Love the tip with the tea light. Try not to get too dizzy with all you have to do!!

Sending a gentle stroke for Bunny. Hugs. Jan.xx

Redanne said...

Your candle is gorgeous Kath and that is a great tip about using a tea light too. Hugs, Anne xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the lovely Sandra. Gorgeous candle and great tip too

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