Saturday, 19 July 2014

The  water was created using ryn's sea bubbles in smokey grey, topped with stick on pearls

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


A special thank you card for a very special lady - love you Helen!

Friday, 24 January 2014


This one was interesting, as the original image was stamped with versamark and then I used a copper embossing powder. I then painted it with perfect pearls mixed with water, in gold, copper and bronze.

Have a great weekend folks, and thanks for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Birthday Card

Just so's you know I don;t just make candles!
Some decoupage flowers here, coloured with distress inks, then pearl embellishments surrounded by white enamel dots, and ryn's water droplet set stamp

This was the candle that started the ball rolling! I am currently taking photos on the kneelpost by the stairs, as this is giving me the best lighting. Will post some more pics soon

Welcome to Candlequeen!

At the request of several freinds, I am beginning to share some of my craft ideas with you. I have loved playing with papers for as long as I can remember, and in the last few years have gone to classes to improve and develop papercraft skills , mainly at Pinnacle Crafts, near to my hometown (

But last year I went to a workshop in Kent, here in the UK, with the amazing Eileen Godwin (  Eileen gave me the confidence to think of myself as a crafter, rather than just someone who "plays around".  She also introduced me to the wonderful stamps of Ryn Tanaka in Canada ( A friend then recently gave me a hand-embossed candle for Christmas. I decided to experiment with this technique, and combine a love of colours with one of Ryn's amazing stamps, called "Sea Bubbles". Both Ryn and Eileen suggested that I start blogging the results, so this is the first of hopefully many such projects.

It won't always be about candles - but at last I feel confident enought to share with the blogging craft community!

If you would like details of how I created this, let me know!

Would love to hear from you!

Pat Kennett