Oct 19 2013

Festive Flurry Candle & Mat


Wow!  I hope you enjoyed PREVIEW WEEK and all the card and project inspirations you saw.  We're getting ready to start our Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 tomorrow (Sunday)! Today it's finally MY turn to share my FREE Preview Project and BLOG CANDY…hope you are inspired to make one for yourself!  Make sure that you subscribe, because after today all our Winter Collection 2013 projects are only available to subscribers!  AND it is the LAST DAY of Early Bird Pricing…save $5 off the regular $29.95 US price. 


So…what did I do for MY Preview Project?  I made a lovely Festive Flurry Decorated Candle and Candle Mat for a centerpiece for the holidays!  I have got to tell you…this is is SOOOOOO much more impressive in person!  Everyone who has seen it has fallen in LOVE with it.  And, it's not hard with using Framelits!  I'd love to do this as a class for my customers, I'd include a package of Frosted Finishes Embellishments in the price since you use quite a few of them…but they sparkle SO pretty!  Then they can take the rest home with them!  Need to see if I can fit it in my schedule!

Festive Flurry Candle Mat


And…did you notice what I wrapped the candle in itself?  I used the Birch Paper in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit!  I LOVE that paper…the texture…and I stamped the snowflakes randomly on it for more depth!  TIP:  If you want to burn the candle, I'd recommend slipping off the paper sleeve…or burn it down a little bit and add a tealight in the center so you can use it safely.  Plus put it on a glass coaster.


So, I bet you'd like the step-by-step photo directions for making the Festive Flurry candle and candle mat centerpiece?  Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and you will find a FREE TUTORIAL!


BUT…don't forget about the BLOG CANDY!  I will be giving away a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013!  Leave me a comment today SATURDAY, October 19th, on my blog with your full name and be entered into my drawing!  It's the LAST CHANCE to win a FREE subscription (if you've already joined, we'll apply your win towards our Spring Collection 2014!) 


SIGN UP TODAY for the Winter Collection 2013 subscription over on Create wtih Connie and Mary!



38 People have left comments on this post

Oct 19, 2013 - 03:10:40
Joanne James said:

Connie this is lovely; the candle sleep is ingenious and te mat so pretty! I'm going to have to make one of these for my Christmas table.

Oct 19, 2013 - 04:10:59
Carla said:

It's Saturday in the Netherlands now :o)

Your candle and the piece to put it on are just wonderful, I like those colours you have used.

Oct 19, 2013 - 07:10:54
Lucy said:

Hi, this is so beautiful!  Great job.  Your grandson is soooo sweet!


Enjoy the weekend…GO BUCKS!

Oct 19, 2013 - 07:10:23
Jannette E. said:

Connie, this is a great project! thanks for sharing and for a cance to win!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:18
Peg Coombes said:

Love your candle project and thanks for adding me for a chance to win the subscription, I've downloaded the tutorial and looking forward to have a go later 🙂


Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:33
Becky G said:

Candle and mat are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:21
lisa808 said:

Fabulous table decor.  I haven't used my Festive Flurry set yet.  tfs this great idea.

Lisa Eisner

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:23
Marsha Stehle said:

Great project!!  I always love to see what's going on at Create with Connie and Mary!

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:19
Beverly Kissler said:

Gorgeous Connie!! Thanks for the chance of winning your fantastic blog candy!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:53
Jane Giggy said:

Connie your candle and mat are gorgrous! I bet when the candle is lit it's even prettier. Thanks for the free tutorial. 

Oct 19, 2013 - 10:10:55
Sue Erickson said:

What a beautiful candle, Connie! Gosh…I am the first to leave a comment! That's a first for me. Does that mean I win the free subscription? LOL! I would love to win.


Oct 19, 2013 - 10:10:51
Nancy said:

What a beautiful centre piece Connie!  The Festive Flurry Bundle is on its way and I am sure this is one project I will be making with it!

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:10:49
Sheri K said:

Love it!!  I'm going to make one for my table too.  Thanks for the tutorial.

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:10:00
Cathi said:

BEAUTIFUL!  I love the color scheme and sparkliness (is that a word?)!

Oct 19, 2013 - 04:10:39
MIsty said:

Love your project!  thanks for sharing.  can't wait to see what other stuff is presented during the winter collection 🙂

Oct 19, 2013 - 04:10:36
claudia W said:

Clever idea – love it!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 05:10:41
Kaylene Murray said:

Looks great! Love to win….

Oct 19, 2013 - 06:10:14
Barbara Carlson said:

I LOVE it!  So simple, and yet elegant for any tablescape!  This is just the inspiration I need for the multiple boxes of candles I have on hand.


Oct 19, 2013 - 07:10:34
TX JennyWren said:

I LOVE Christmas candles, especially decorated ones.  This is a beauty!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:05
Kelly W. said:

Connie, this is stunning!  I love your pretty snowflakes with so much depth and sparkle.  The dsp stamped is just lovely too.  Gorgeous!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:00
Joan said:

Beautiful, creative, stunning show piece for the holidays!  So congrats on a masterpiece!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:24

Connie, thanks for a beautiful project, the tutorial, and the chance to win a pass to Creat with Connie and Mary!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:03
Cynthia Tuttle said:

My name is Cynthia Tuttle, please pick me!!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:52
Linda said:

Another beautiful craft project! Love your style! Thanks for offering a chance to win the classes!

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:10:38
Lynn G. said:

Awesome project.  Love your choice of DSP

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:11
Carolee Crabb said:

The candle is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win the stamping with Connie and Mary.

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:09
gail tucker said:

Wow, that is a stunning center piece.  Love the colors and the bling. So perfect for the upcoming holiday.

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:41
Julie Blanchet said:

Love the candle, looks beautiful, would be a great gift! 

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:16
Bobbie Lawrence said:

Hi Connie! Just wanted to say I LOVE your creativity & I LOVED meeting you at Convention. 🙂  

Thanks for sharing! 

Oct 19, 2013 - 09:10:29
Linda Deline said:

Great project…and a free tutorial of it?…WOW! This is great. God bless.

Oct 19, 2013 - 10:10:00
Judi Sparks said:

I love your candle and mat. I too would love to make one. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 19, 2013 - 10:10:51
Sue Cicero said:

What a beautiful candle display. I love the aqua blue color for winter snowflakes and beautiful gems…..

And thanks for a chance to win!

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:10:24

Gorgeous holiday project – I just love the Festive Flurry set 🙂

Thanks for sharing, and the opportunity to win a subscription!

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:10:37
Iris Soscia said:

Reallly pretty candle project.

Iris Soscia

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:10:29
JoAnn Pack said:

I have really enjoyed seeing your wonderful creations.  They are so fun I sign on to your blog first thing each day to see what you have created.  Thanks for the inspiration.

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:10:10
Carol Carriveau said:

I love your candle and matting….very pretty and yes, love that birch bark paper…really makes your candle a bit more special!

Oct 22, 2013 - 06:10:24
Sue Mac Donald said:

a nice change of colours for the season; thanks for giving away an early bird sub…..sure hope it's ME!!! (yipeee, skipeee!!)

Nov 8, 2013 - 09:11:19
Terri Gray said:

I just started following you. I love your cards.