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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Candle Challenge

This time I have entered the Bitten by the Bug October 31st Candle Challenge. The only requirement was to use a candle from the October 31st cartridge on the creation. I had really wanted to do a 3D thing, but my creativity was a bit stifled at the beginning. Unfortunately, I do not have the October 31st cartridge yet, so for the crafters who do not, we can use any candle.

I think these challenges are going to be what I need to stay motivated.

Front of the card:

Inside of the card:

Cartridges Used:

Joys of the Season

Stretch Your Imagination

Gypsy Wanderings

Paper Used:

Orange cardstock

Black cardstock

Cream cardstock

Green cardstock

Green from a paper stack


Gold gel pen

Silver Sharpie

I colored the flame and the holder on the candle as I didn't have any glitter paper and couldn't get to my Stickles. I didn't have an alpha set to create the sentiment that would fit in the space, so I hand wrote it - I slant badly.

I cut a hole behind the pumpkin's head so the inside candle would shine through. The frame is done on the Gypsy with two frames set inside each other to cut a thin frame instead of a mat.

A fairly simple card that took me longer than expected as I was helping my child with Math homework at the same time.


  1. Great job! I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at BBTB2!

  2. I think it's great that you used your own handwriting.

  3. That frame is great! It was the first thing that grabbed me on the card. Love it!

  4. Too cute and love the sentiment! thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD