Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Yankee Doodle Dandy

I don't know about you but I love "Yankee Candles" i occasionally treat myself to the tiny jar candles as they smell lush. This candle is for my Sister-In-Law for her birthday next week. It has been decorated with card and papers to match the card I made for her (see photo below).

I have used the left over scraps of card and papers from the card to decorate this candle. I used my oval nesties for the front and decorated it with pearls and roses. The sentiment is a "Penny Black" stamp. I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch to cut out the blue band and added a champagne organza ribbon. I also added roses and pearls to the lid of the jar.

I have dipped the edges of the roses into pva glue and then sprinkled them with iridescent glitter to look like dew drops. I curled the wires of the roses with a pencil.

The scent for this candle is "Early Morning Breeze" and it smells divine and matches my colour scheme very well lol.

Apologies for all the photos lol.


I am entering this candle into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - #44 Add a Flower.
Allsorts - #112 Free and Easy.


  1. Oh Andria .. .. your roses and pearls are such a gorgeous colour .. .. and yes .. .. I love Yankee candles too. I really don't think I could work in a Yankee candle shop though. The smell is far to strong to stay in there for more than 10 minutes LOL!!!

    I am sure your Sister in Law is going to love both the candle and your gorgeous card. What a lucky lady she is!!

    Love the treatment you have given the roses!!

    Thank you for keeping me company again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Andria this is beautiful, I love the contrasting colour you have used against the candle.Yankees are my absolute fave I am building a little collection. Joey xxx

  3. Absolulty beautiful Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Really beautiful I love lots of photos. Anne x

  5. Absolutely beautiful! This will be treasured for sure. Di xx

  6. oh wow this is so beautiful andria.what a really fantastic special gift.i love the gorgeous sparkly roses and pearls, love it all :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Wow, that is fantastic! I adore yankee candles, have far too many (as hubby would say!) but they are almost as addictive as crafting (lol)..... Love what you have done here.........

  8. Wow, what a lovely use of your scraps Andria, I'm sure your sister will love your beautiful gift.


  9. gorgeous creation!!! Love all the swirls!! Hugs Juls


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