Wild Orchid Crafts 33 - Make it Sparkle with Stars

Ohhh - Christmas is getting closer! Just three months to go! And yes, I have finally started to get into the Chrissy mood.  The new challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenges today is to "Make it Sparkle with Stars" so I thought I'd make a little candle holder decoration.

What a great opportunity to break out the German Glitter Glass. OMG. I am in love with this stuff. I've used two types on my candle holder - 100 grit and 80 grit.  I recycled an olive jar and when clean, dipped the rim in glue and then Silver German Glitter Glass 80 Grit. It gives a pretty sparkly result doesn't it?  Then I've used some of the stunning Purple German Glitter Glass in 100 Grit on the star. It is stuck in place with Glossy Accents. It is just perfect for German Glitter Glass.

I've used quite a few Wild Orchid Crafts goodies for my candle holder - White Seam binding, Large and Small Poinsetias, Lace, 10 mm Open Roses, Button Twine, Silver bells, Pearl Spray.

There is some pretty cheesecloth under the gorgeous Magnolia paper which I've punched around with my fav MS punch. The adorable stamp is from last year's Magnolia Christmas Collection "Merry Little Christmas" - Tilda with Star. I think she is one of my favourites. Although I can not wait to get my hands on this year's Chrissy collection - have you seen them yet? I am just GREEN with envy of my crafty friends who were lucky enough to get to Stampel Mekka this year and get them early - you lucky lucky ladies!!

I would like to enter a couple of challenge as well....
Fun with Shapes - Christmas and stars
If the Shoe Fits - Bejewelled Blue
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Vintage
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Recycle

And just to make you smile, here are my two best ever creations - my little boys! They are 'helping' me while I am trying to take pics of my candle holder, lol. They thought it was great fun blowing out the candle over and over. Cheeky little monkeys!

And the cheekiest monkey of all, my eldest. What a smile. Every day he begins to look more and more like his Daddy. I am the luckiest Mum in the world to have two amazing little boys. I fall in love with them both more and more every single day.

Ok, enough sappiness from me :) I'll let you get back to your day.
Thanks for visiting me!
Big hugs
Kylie xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the glitter around the top of the jar! And boy does your oldest look like he is up to trouble :), to cute!

  2. Oh first I have to comment on your best two creations :)!! They are so cute and adorable! That smile will break some hearts!

    Your candle holder is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours and she's my favourite Christmas image (so far LOL) too! Stunning details, love the large poinsettia and the glass glitter is an amazing idea! hugs, Jane xxx

  3. Lovely creations!so much yummy details.

  4. What a great picture of your two gorgeous boys,and your candle holder is beautiful. You always come up with such great ideas. Hugs Kazzie

  5. Очень красиво!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. This is fb work Kylie so festive and pretty and what fab little boys you have and so funny you say your eldest looks like his dad as I think he looks just like you! Hugs Rebekah xx

  7. Oh my...This is absolutly such a stunning and beautiful candle decoration!!! But your boys...awwww...sooo sweet and adorable!!!Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  8. I always love seeing your work. You are truly an inspiration! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Sundaes anything goes challenge.

  9. Adorável!!
    Lindo trabalho!!

    Linda semana para você!

  10. wow, this is just stunning Kylie! so love all the precious details! Your boys are adorable!
    have a great day,
    happy crafting, Debxx

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  12. It's absolutely gorgeous!

    Love the photo's of your kids, they are great.


  13. This is such a beautiful creation Kylie. Love the photos of your wee ones too. Lee xx

  14. Absolutely AMAZING and STUNNING Kylie! WOW you blow me away with all of your work...it's all so beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Hugs~ Kim

  15. So very pretty Kylie!

    Cute lil dudes too!!

  16. So beautiful Kylie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. so beautiful kylie i keep looking at it seeing more and more little details!! that glitter looks amazing might just have to get some ive not tried it yet !! love that tilda she is also one of my faves from last year cant wait for the new ones surely it wont be long now !!! gorgeous pic of your little men too , thank you so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x x

  18. This is so beautiful dear Kylie!
    Thanks for playing along with fun with shapes and more!

  19. Its juts gorgeous, beautiful embellishments.Thanks for playing along with this weeks CES Challenge!

  20. Oh my word - this is stunning - so very pretty- Thanks for playing at CES this week xx

  21. Beautiful! Lovely work! I am trying to pretend there are at least 6 more months before Christmas...because that's probably when I'll get started on any Christmas Projects! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  22. Congratulations! Your candle holder was named one of the FF#91 Top 3 at If the Shoe fits...Scrap it!

  23. How absolutely beautiful this looks COngrats on your top 3 at CES

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  24. Kylie - this is absolutely gorgeous!


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