Saturday 25 September 2021

Christmas in September at Sweet Stampin' Challenges

 Good morning, this fortnight our challenge theme  at Sweet Stampin'  is

 Christmas in September.

A friend of mine is busily making items to sell at a craft fair and was looking for ideas so I suggested decorating candles, something I've been meaning to try for ages but have never got around to.

It was really easy to do, a lot of fun and I didn't even burn myself! I won't go into details of 'how to' as there are plenty of tutorials online but this is the finished result. I used an old, but beloved wood backed Penny Black stamp- it comes out year after year so I've def. had my money's worth from it! I wrapped the finished candle in selophane and added some ribbon and twine a tiny tag with a stamped sentiment.

Not long to go before this month is over and October means Christmas will be looming very close- so now is a good time to get started on those Christmas makes, there's loads of fabulous inspiration from Team Wendy over at Sweet Stampin' so hop over and take a look, we'd love to see your Christmas ideas and creations too so we'll be delighted to have you play along- anything Christmas but remember to include some stamping.

Thanks for visiting 

have a lovely weekend


Challenge entries:

mytimetocraftchristmas #19

Winter Wonderland -Anything but a card

hollyandivy #101

CCAYR - R reindeer, ribbon

daisychain #56

Rudolph Days September Challenge


Janette said...

Beautiful candle Chris, well done, guess who is a queen at candle making, Sue, I still bring one out every Christmas that she made for me, can't light it its just for show.:)xxx

meg said...

You chose a beautiful stamped image for your candle Chris,it's beautifully wrapped and embellished,a wonderful gift

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Chris love the image you have used this will make a perfect Christmas gift a super make
lorraine x

brenda said...

Gorgeous candle Chris, I try and usually end us melting too much wax, even using parchment. Our thoughts are similar on Christmas, I am contemplating doing some online shopping this weekend.

B x

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Chris - it will make some lucky person very happy! xxx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous candle Chris. I can see why this stamp is a's lovely. xx

SarahR said...

Hi Chris - stunning make and I love that stamp, it's fabulous!


mamapez5 said...

Very nice and a good item for a Christmas fair so I hopw your friend had a go too. Kate x

tilly said...

what a lovely stamp of the deers, no wonder you love it. I made loads of these when they were the 'in' thing lol. I still have about 8 candles in stock hahahaha!xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your candle. I used to do that a lot as well for craft shows years back. I no longer do shows now though.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful candle and something that I like to make every Christmas. I usually use a Christmas photo of my grandchildren and add it as an extra gift for their parents. I have to say that they are always very much appreciated and they're also a great idea for craft fairs x

Liz said...

A beautiful creation, Chris. This is still on my list of techniques to try. xx

Sue said...

Love this Chris I wish I had the nerve to make one..I even bought some candles ages ago but still didn't do them lol hugs Sue x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously designed candle looks so special, love the great reindeers too. xx

dorsetdawndesigns said...

I love the deer I had no idea you could stamp on candles. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Winter wonderland Dawn S DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful candle Chris. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love your wonderful candle and it's such a super design too.
A brilliant item to sell at craft fairs also and the buyer will be so thrilled too.
Lots of ctafty love. Jenny L. DT

Shona Erlenborn said...

I remember doing this too! You made a beautiful job of this, Chris. It's wrapped up so nicely!

Pat said...

Beautifully decorated candle Chris, love the image.

Pat xx

pinky said...

This is just beautiful Chris. Love the green and kraft together. I can understand why that stamp is a keeper and definitely looks wonderful on the candle.

Lynda said...

I've never done this technique -such a great idea. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

chrissy xx said...

Super cute Chris! I LOve your colours and the little label is just perfect.
Bet you'll have to make more for your friend lol.

Chrissy said...

I LOVE your candle Chris and been meaning to try myself, love that Deer stamp and how you have finished it all off, gorgeous project..


R's Rue said...

So pretty my friend. Hope you’re well.

Bernadet said...

What a great idea Chris!!
Love it

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft Christmas.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

LOVE this Chris! I've always been too scared to try making a candle print! I think this looks so beautiful and makes such a beautiful gift! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful candle!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper