Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafter's Companion USA Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion USA Christmas blog hop!

We are so excited to be giving away so many of Crafter's Companion's fabulous products, as well as sharing many Christmas project ideas.  If you are coming from Ann's Blog, you are in the right place.  If not, make sure you head over to Crafter’s Companion USA  over here, where the blog hop starts.

The Christmas Inspiration

The inspiration I made for this blog hop is a Hand Painted Christmas Gift Bag and Candle. I used the Ivy Stamps from the Sheena Douglas Christmas Collection. Instead of painting it with Acrylic paints, I experimented using the new Spectrum Noir Markers.  Don't you love the end result?? I love it! I enjoyed making this inspiration project. I am going to paint more candles to use as Christmas gifts. You should give it a try because these markers are amazing. 

I used the Masking and Painting/Stamping on Candle techniques for my inspiration projects. 

Painted Ivy Christmas Gift Bag & Candle
The Christmas Giveaway

  We are giving away a prize on every blog, including the entire set of our new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to one lucky winner who posts a comment on every blog. These markers are so new, that you will be receiving our first prototype of them.  That's 72 markers!

Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol ink based which have been designed specifically for crafters, but these affordable markers are also great for beginners, students and hobby artists alike.  Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work.  Spectrum Noir marker pens will soon be available in 168 colour shades including a colourless blender.  The colours blend seamlessly and can be mixed or layered over each other.  These fast drying, alcohol based markers are acid-free and non-toxic, and the coloured ends of the pen allow for easy colour identification.  (Please note: The design of the pen, color names and numbers may be different than the pens that will be released in January.)  The image colour has been reproduced as accurately as possible.

I hope you were inspired by my project today and try your hand at creating your own Christmas Gift Bags and Hand Painted Candles. I am giving away the Humphrey stamps of your choice to one lucky random commenter.  Just comment before Sunday, December 11th at midnight for your chance to win.  All the winners' names will be posted at Crafter's Companion USA News blog on Tueday December 13th.  (Must be a U.S. resident to win).

PS. When leaving a comment, please mention what Humphrey Stamp you would like to have as a prize.  Please don't forget to include your email too. You can check the stamps here

Your next stop is the talented Lisette of Totally Inspired

Crafter’s Companion News Blog -

Thanks for joining us today! 



Love your Bag and Candle!
Favorite Humphrey Stamps..."Hugs to You"


Your project is wonderful-love the gift idea with such beautiful colors


Lovely bag and candle! I will have to try the candle painting technique! My favorite Humphrey stamp is 'flowers to you'.
pupton58 at gmail dot com


I love seeing all your projects, so much inspiration!! The bag and candle look adorable, thanks for sharing and happy holidays!


I absolutely love all of your ideas. I have subscribed to your blog for some time now and have learned so much. The Humphrey stamp that makes me smile is the Birthday Conga stamp. I can just see every one lining up and having a great time.


These are such wonderful ways to use stamps! The ivy looks beautiful :)


hanks very sweet project jinky! thanks for the inspiration.


Wow I need to try this out.All your projects are great.

Sandra Strait

Gorgeous bag! I think my favorite Humphrey stamp is Friends Forever!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

This is so pretty! My fav stamp is Rudolph! TFS!

Stacy H-W

Jinky, your projects are wonderful. You always inspire me!


Very cute bag. Love the painting. Great idea! I think Santa's little helper stamp is the cutest!



beautiful bag and candle! I like the Christmas Humprey Stamps.


Gorgeous project. Really like how you used the stamps and markers on something else besides paper. Who ever gets this awesome gift is very lucky....

Amber Sheaves

That is a great candle and bag!! I kinda like the Father's Day set.


Fabulous bag and candle Jinky!!! I love Feeding the Birds! My email address is

Thanks for the inspiration!


Love tGorgeous gift! Love the beautiful coloring. The markers are amazing. I like the Christmas Wishes set. Very cute and great sentiments. TFS!
drinckel at yahoo dot com


what a great idea and gorgeous bag.
I love feed the birds and let it snow!!!

Adeline E. Brill

What a beautiful gift idea for anyone on your Christmas list! My favorite Humphrey stamp set is baby's 1st Christmas.


I'd love to win "Chocolate Box" stamp set. I just love Humphrey!

Michelle B

These are beautiful! I love that design on the candle. Has a great classic Christmas look to it. I would love to win Hello Rudolph! My e-mail address is


Love your projects.The gift bage is great and the candle is over the top.


love your handpainted bag. I love the Santa's little helper stamp

Steph Lee (Arty Carty)

what a gorgeous gift!! love the flow of your design on the candle and bag!


ADORE this gift set!! The candle: GORGEOUS! Thanks again for another inspiring project :)



Love the Christmas angles Hymphreys.


Nice looking bag and candle set. You did a great job. The stamp set I would like is Snow Fun.

Lisette Morris

Fantastic idea! Love them both! Gorgeous coloring!


Junky this is gorgeous. Great job.


I'd like any of the Humphrey stamps since they're all so cute and I don't have any of them. My favorite is probably the first Christmas one. Thanks for the chance to win!
I love your holly candle and gift bag ~ so pretty!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena

Jinky, I really dig your gift bag and candle designs! What an awesome idea - very creative.

Take care and STAY PSOTIIVE!


Loved the desingn of the candle!!! Wahth a special gift

Ann Kranitz

what a beautiful project


Beautiful project. Love the look of the ivy and the coloring. My favorite Stamp is Hello Rudolf. Thanks for a chance to win an amazing set of markers and all the inspiration thruout.


Beautiful, the gift bag looks so elegant. I like the Hello Rudolph set.

Just Jackie

What an impressive gift idea! The Christmas Wishes & Feed the Birds are my favorites because they are not just for the holidays.

Linda W.

Hi Jinky - I love that candle! Great gift for someone!

I love the first set of Humphrey stamps - mailing the card, etc.


Beautiful projects, anyone would love these as a gift. Favorite Humphrey stamp is Let's conga

simply monica

FAB project of course already a subscriber love it girl keep up the great work


Wonderful projects, Wow amazing candle, love that!!! And a matching gift bag, you are very creative! Thanks for the chance to win a cute stamp set! Hopping along!
Crafty Hugs,

Kelly Massman

gorgeous bag and candle! I like the Feed the birds set best!


What a lovely project with bag and candle.My favorite new set is "feed the Birds", as it is great for all winter long. Thanks for the hop!


;What a great set you have here; just the perfect gift for the holidays:0) All the stamps are just way cute; Loving Let it Snow the most though; way cute and versatile!


Laura B

Hello Rudolf - love this stamp line and the candle turned out great with the markers !

Laura B

sorry forgot email


Beautiful gift candle and gift bag!

Mindi Brown ~}:{~

Your candle and bag are super inspiring! I really think I need to start earlier next year! I would love the Christmas angels set! Hopping on...

Jenn Zeeb

Great as always, I love seeing the projects you come up with. I would have to say Snow Fun is my fav set.

Jenn Zeeb


Beautiful set.

Daniel Milstein

Thoroughly enjoyed your artistic craft work. Very beautifully designed creations. Being and author I love the concept of impressing your loved ones with such vibrant and peculiar gift articles. Loved the formations of the candles as well. Thank you for this mesmerizing post and will be interested in many more like these.

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