Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday Anniversary Week

Whats on Your Work desk Wednesday
The brilliant nose around the world
If you do not know what I am on about visit Julia's Blog

 This week I am playing in the early hours of the Wednesday morning.
I am off this week so thought I would post this before going to bed
(still have to get up early to take DD to work)
and as it is now nearly 1.30am I really should tear myself away from my crafts
and catch to zzzzzzz's
A couple of people asked on my previous post how I did the candles
 The idea came from create and craft tv
Using tissue paper stamp onto it and then heat it onto the candle with a heatgun
the thiner the tissue paper the better
I have used it with white and pink and it dissappears into the candle nicely
I stamped Little Suzy stamp and coloured it using my peel off markers
Then just held it on a candle and heated it simple
Has to be as I managed it!
 I found the small candles like this one heat really quickly
but still work out ok
I think maybe if my heat gun had more than one setting
it would be a bit better
This is my Pif all wrapped and ready to go
Its the first time I have done one of these and
while trying to come up with ideas nearly gave up!

Hope you all have a great WOYWW

Thank you Julia for hosting it
I  enjoy my weekly nose through the blogs
Picking up ideas, items for my wish list
and friends along the way

x Nicky x


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi Nicky,

Bleubeard and I have your PIF, so if you would please send your name and mailing address to hfsolutions at juno dot com, I will get it out to you today. Thanks.

Sue from Oregon said...

Luv your little Suzy Zoo candle!

NatashaMay said...

I didn't know you can do that on a cangle! :) Amazing! Happy WOYWW!

RosA said...

Hi Nicky, Thanks for visiting. Yes, that's exactly what I did, unchecked the "keep me signed in" box. Don't know why, just thought I would try anything. It's been two weeks that it's been playing up. Happy WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I unchecked the keep me signed in box and it didn't do a thing. I try it every day when I sign in, too. I can only post to blogs that pop up, not ones that have the comment box on the same post. Very frustrating and now I'm told some people can no longer get me on their google reader account.

Helen said...

Such an interesting looking package.... someone is in for a treat.

Ciara said...

I never knew you could decorate candles like that, what a great idea!

Happy 2nd WOYWW anniversary, xxx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great candle :))
Happy woyww Anniversary

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...


I'm getting ready to go to bed and wanted to get your package all ready and in the mailbox. Unfortunately, I don't know where you sent the e-mail, but it didn't come to me. It's listed on my profile page if you want to get it that way.

Annie said...

Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday. Love the candles. Happy crafting.
A x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Those candles make great little gifts and so simple too. I wrap a piece of greaseproof paper over the stamped tissue and find I get a better result that way:)

Spyder said...

happy 2nd anniversary woyww. I keep meaning to have a go at this candle tissue paper thingy!

okienurse said...

the candle is so cute! I tried the candles and actually made a few really cute ones. On a big candle I put the image at the top then heated around the bottom and rolled it in sand and tied a ribbon between the image and the sand. Turned out really cute. A friend of mine used oatmeal and rice and they held well. Happy WOYWW #104 Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Neet said...

Love your candle. Glad my post made you smile - what a dipsy woman I am at times - and this morning was certainly no exception. Not only did I post the pictures of my PIF and forget my asterisk but I have just been reminded I need WOYWW on it somewhere. Maybe I should stay in bed! #15

Louise said...

Happy WOYWW :)
I find myself up at all hours, knowing I should go to bed but not quite ready to tear myself away from which ever project I am working on.

Love the candles, great idea :)

Holly #17

Sue said...

Hi ya
fab candle i have never had any joy doing them, must be doing something wrong,this pif is all very exciting, cant wait to see all the desk next week showing them of,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Angie said...

That candle idea sounds brilliant ...another thing I want to have a go at now ...the list is getting longer thanks to woyww lol

Sarah said...

OOOOh I think that alluring parcel could be for me!!! Great candles on show...
Happy WOYWW...Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Sarah at 12

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that's a cute candle. great way to personalize it!
happy WOYWW anniversary and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Twiglet said...

Happy 2nd anniversary! thanks for sharing your clever candle idea - I will give it a go!

JoZart Designs said...

Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday and thanks for sharing....ave fun
Lv JoZarty x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the candle!
Rebecca (69) xx

Anonymous said...

I can't wit till next week to see all the PIFs. I do hope everyone shares. I didn't participate (shame on me) but I just let time get away from me :)

Well done for managing it in the, oh what? 6 WEEKS we had? Now I feel even more of a naughty WOYWWer! Next time, for sure!Great desk, BTW :) Loving the cute candle!

Mary Anne

MvM-design said...

Happy 2nd WOYWW anniversary!
Hugs Marleen :-)

Pam said...

Deadlines...can't live with 'em, can't live w/o 'em. I'll bet your PIF is gonna be great. Love the candle too. Happy special Woyww anniversary Nicky!

Sarn said...

Great candle!


Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for keeping the shades up, keep smiling and creating

jodpea said...

Re: Hollys Jones' comment - Its funny, I can't tear my self away from my bed to get crafting, lol. I've tried that candle technique, (its fun) although not on one that small, does the paper burn?

SueH said...

I’m making a special effort to get around everyone as it’s a special week this week.

Oh Nicky, I don’t know about the craft stuff on your desk….I just want that cute little doggie that sitting on the top. He’s gorgeous!

Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
Happy Crafting!

donnalouiserodgers said...

The small wee hours were designed for crafters and artists, the quiet and peace is so conducive to thought and creativity,

but the lack of sleep is not so good, hope you get an afternoon nap,


Artyjen said...

It's a lovely desk....I can understand not being able to tear yourself away from it! LOL
Great job with the candle ;)
xoxo Sioux

Nicks said...

Happy 104th WOYWW - its great to see your workspace and 'meet' you through blogland

Happy Creating xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Hey Nicky, don't thank me, it's all about you lot what WOYWW! Your Little Suzy image transported me back...I have her too - from yonks ago. Must dig her out.

Lizzybobs said...

Happy 2nd WOYWW Birthday have a lovely day ((HUGS)) ;o) Liz

fairy thoughts said...

such a cute little chick. another pink tape thing lurking on the side. i think i will count how many i can spot this week.

Unknown said...

Love the candle with little Suzy Zoo. Happy WOYWW

Carol C

Unknown said...

LOVE love love your desk the actual desk I mean. all those draws and the roller to pop down when finished very cool

Love Dawn xx

Andria said...

Sounds like you have some sleep to catch up on! Your candles look very sweet...thanks for sharing the technique. Happy WOYWW!

Carola Bartz said...

I love the candle decorating idea very much.

karen said...

Wow! Great candle idea and it looks relatively simple for such a cute effect!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary!
Karen #70

jude said...

I love doing candles especially at christmas for gifts .I use copics and works fab too !love your candle and the chick.
Happy Woyww 104 birthday have good one!
hugs judex 134

Sally Morgan said...

Fabby desk Nicky! many thanks for the candle inspiration...I'm off to have a go!

Happy WOYWW 104

*hugs* Sal x

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :0)
Love your desk too.
Kate x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I have tried unchecking that box too, with no result. Often, I lose pictures, even my own, and have to swap browsers to see them. That candle is lovely. I saw it done on Create and Craft and liked the look of it then. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. Happy anniversary.

Kathleen said...

Hi Nicky, thanks for visiting, your package looks so interesting and I have to say I just love your desk :-)
Kathleen x

April said...

I love your desk! with all those little drawers and the style it just looks so interesting before I even start to look at what your up to! the candles are great, might give them a go at some point. Thanks for sharing.

Kath Stewart said...

happy WOYWW to you too nicky...hugs kath xxx

Morti said...

Great desk this week! Hope you caught up on your sleep a bit last night...

Happy WOYWW 104!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Nicky, got to get some tissue paper and try this. Did you see the tea light candles that had the stamped images (flowers) on the top - they looked great for gifts. Got to say I had similar misgivings when I was making my PIF so you were not alone. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #81

Debs said...

Love the candle - that would cheer up the dullest day!
Happy WOYWW anniversray #2

C said...

What a neat desk and that candle is just darling! Thanks for the tip on unchecking the "stay signed in box"...I'll try that.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy 2nd WOYWW Anniversary and love the candles there Nicky clveer girl! thanks for sharing, thanks for popping over Shaz in Oz.x

Kirsty.A said...

Love that candle. Must try this

Cardarian said...

You do have a very tidy desk - thank you for sharing the "candle stamping"!
Happy 2nd WOYWW birthday!

Electra said...

What a wonderful desk you have there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy WOYWW to you too!

lisa said...

You have such a classy desk to craft on, I love it. I've been meaning to try those candles for ages. Your little chicken is so cute.
Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday and thanks for visiting me.
Hugs Lisa #75

lisa said...

You have such a classy desk to craft on, I love it. I've been meaning to try those candles for ages. Your little chicken is so cute.
Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday and thanks for visiting me.
Hugs Lisa #75

Tertia said...

I think a lot of us nearly gave up on the PiF thing, because we are intimidated by all these awesomely talented artists out there ( At least I am), but I decided that it wasn't about the art but about the heart, so I made mine and am hoping like crazy the recipient is not disappointed.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary

J.A. Martin said...

Thank you for stopping by my page! That's a really great project with the candles! :-)

Deb said...

I love your desk and your eeyore phone is so cute! love the candle too!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Pam said...

Happy WOYWW I'm a litle late this week. Hugs Pam x

Lisa-Jane said...

I've never seen that candle idea before so I will have to give it a go. Happy Anniversary!

Lisa-Jane #75 (the other Lisa is actually #74!)

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog last week sorry I am so late in visiting back but I was on holiday until late yesterday - love your tissue candle I have seen those done before but have never made one myself - hope you had a great woyww.

Darcy Marshall said...

hi there, happy anniversary.

Sorry I am late, been away and had blogger probs.

Love the candle,fab little image.


Jackie said...

Great candle :) Happy WOYWW!

Angela Toucan said...

I love your desk, great candle