Saturday, 1 March 2014

Seemacrafts - 'Something for Mum' challenge

Good Morning bloggers, and happy 1st of the month.
Today see's a new challenge start over on the Seemacrafts challenge blog where we would like to see your projects 'For Mum'. There are a couple of prizes this month. Seema is entering into the world of Digi's so has offered 2 runners up 2 digis from her site Seemacrafts. 
Her neice also has a fab site where she sells her Wood Shapes and she has kindly donated a prize aswell. Do pop over and take alook at these 2 fab ladies creations. 
As you are aware it is Mother's Day here in the UK at the end of this month so I decided to make a set for my sister off of her 2 children.

I wanted to make something extra special and something my Sister would be able to keep so I decided to make a decorated candle and card gift set for her.

Please be aware there is lots of pictures lol

 I used a Tatty Ted image from the Do Crafts Spring Chic Cd rom for both the candle and the decoupage for the card. I also used my Crafters Companion sweet treats board to create the milk carton box.

This is just a small 6x6 card

 I printed the image onto white tissue paper and then used my heat tool to melt it onto the candle. (I found this technique on Youtube)
 I used the Do Crafts digital designer software to add the sentiment to the image before printing

 As my candle is a medium size (approx 5in) I had to make a slight amendment to the measurements when tracing from the sweet treats board as the large milk carton was too big and the smaller size was too small. I just made the box shorter so that the candle fitted in perfectly. The bow is made from the bow templates off the sweet treats cd. I cut an aperture from the front and added in some acertate so that it became a presentation box.

The papers are printed from the Tatty Ted cd and co'ordinate with the papers used on the card.

Extra Supplies include; CC boxer board to create the pin wheel, coloured inks, buttons and bling from my stash and centura pearl card for the milk carton base


Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your thoughts on my project so please do leave me a comment


  1. Saw this on Make It Monday…Love it!! 
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  2. A Wonderful special gift. and sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing this fun project with us at

  3. Hi ,Love yours to, its brilliant ,Love Pauline xx

  4. this is so pretty hun . What a fantastic idea to do a matching candle . love the colour combination

  5. Wow what a wonderful gift and card combo, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments
    Alex x

  6. This is such a marvelous gift set! Each component is lovely on its own and even more special together. Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous project with us at 7 Kids College Fund!
    Hugs and blessings,

  7. Gorgeous gift set and card. Must look up the technique for adding the tissue paper to candles, would come in very handy! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  8. Really adorable project, love the card and candle!! Both very lovely with the bear!! Thank you for play with us as Creative Moments this time, hugs Kate CO Leader