Wednesday, 19 June 2013

No Cards Allowed

The very tallented Nellie has chosen the theme this week at Stampotique, and has come up with Anything But A Card. Here's what she says.
When I participate in challenges, escpecially when I’m short of time, I tend to make cards. They are usually a quick and easy thing to make. So this week I challenge you (and myself) to make ANYTHING BUT A CARD for the Stampotique designer’s challenge. I made  a double journalpage in my little artjournal. I’m very curious to see what you come up with!”
 This is mine, it's an outdoor candle bag.
I must admit I'd never heard of outdoor candle bags, but it's amazing what you can find in Poundland :-) 
For the safety concious it's an LED  light inside - though it does say on the instructions that you can put a tea light inside the paper bag if you'r careful EEK!
So for our Father's Day BBQ we put the naked flame/LED bag to the test and very nicely it did too!
The bag has been coloured with PanPastels in reds, oranges and yellows then just stamped and highlighted with a white pen. I was surprised at how nicely it took the pastels and ink 'cos it's quite waxy, but everything stayed put.
I've used
and  Owl Tree.
So, just for today cards are banned! Check out my teamies inspiration then join in the fun for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.
I'm also entering this into the Pan Pastel challenge which is Male Theme. What could be more manly than a BBQ tool lol.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day xx


  1. Its beautiful and i love the gorgeous colors and what a great idea!
    Groetjes karin

  2. Looks fab and sounds like a cool idea! Hugs s

  3. What a great idea to decorate the candle bag-brilliant colours and images

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. such yummy colors and gorgeously decorated!


  5. Beautiful idea Sue. The colours are lovely too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. This is wonderful Sue, great idea!! :) xx

  7. What a perfect array of stamps for this outside luminary! Love it!

  8. Sue, what a fabulous idea for a BBQ! The colors and stamps are such fun! Love this candle bag! Hugs!

  9. Oooh not seen or heard of these before, this is a great idea and the colour combo is perfect

    Sam xxx

  10. Wow what a fab project, love the effect you've created with your PanPastels. I think i'll be paying a visit to poundland now lol. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  11. Oh, see... what a great idea! I've got a bagful of these that I've never got round to using, but I don't think I'd ever've thought of altering them... it looks fabulous!
    Alison x

  12. I love this bag Sue, it's so bright and colourful xxx

  13. Oooh, what a wonderful idea and bag !!! I didn't realise it was such an outdoor bag at first... Love you use of PanPastels here, giving amazingly brilliant colours ! (but I suspect that even with almost nothing, you would be able to create beautiful and colourful projects ha ha...) xxx

  14. Your candle bag looks fabulous and what I lovely idea, gorgeous colours too, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

    (prizes now posted only to UK addresses due to rising postage costs)

  15. What a great idea! I'll have to look these out. Love the vibrancy of the colours. Hugs, Jenny x

  16. Really wonderful idea... Love all the color.


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