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Baby bro and sis set: behind the scenes!

I've been recently asked to make a special candle for twin babies.
Considering my new found love for card making, I decided to create a matching card as well.

But let's start from the candle...
I haven't been making candles for a while now (it's a pain over summer time!!!) and needed to re-order raw materials and stuff to stock up! That was fun too!
This is a 'pillar candle with chunks'
I've already talked about these candles over the blog (HERE), but let me remind you something:
They are great because they use the good scent throw of the soy wax and the hardness of paraffin, basically the best qualities of both!!!
If you want to see other examplesof these candles follow THIS LINK
Gummy bears are made with soy wax too and you can find pictures of the silicon moulds I've used HERE
For the card, I've used baby design paper and recycled buttons, and a sentiment from the Mama Elephant Stamps - Labeled Messages stamp set.


I've made the envelope with the envelo…

#3/3 Double ELLE soap's recipe

This is DOUBLE ELLE


Recipe: Olive oil (pomace) 26.50% Coconut oil 29.75% Palm oil (organic) 19.50%
Canola oil 20% Castor oil 4.25%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 'carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production ofPalmOil).'

Scent: Lemongrass + Lavender essential oils from CEVEN'Arome

Colours: 1) Chromium oxide green (hydrated) powder 2) Ultramarine violet powder  
Note: I've only used a pinch of ultramarine violet powder just to 'buffer' the yellowish colour that palm oil can sometime give to soaps
Mineral pigments are from The Soap Kitchen

...and some crystalina glitters!


1 day in the mould + 1 day as whole bar outside the mould before cutting!

#2/3 Savage laurel soap's recipe

This is SAVAGELAUREL


Recipe: Olive oil (pomace) 40% Coconut oil 25% Palm oil (organic) 20%
Bay laurel berry oil 11% Castor oil 4%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 'carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production ofPalmOil).'
Bay laurel berry oil is from Aroma Zone

Scent: naturally coming from the bay laurel berry oil





Colours: 1) arctic pearl metallic mica 2) silver grey metallic mica 
All micas are from The Soap Kitchen

2 days in the mould + 1 day as whole bar outside the mould before cutting!

#1/3 Golden citrus soap's recipe

This is the first of three short posts about the last soaps I made!

This is GOLDENCITRUS

Recipe: Olive oil (pomace) 50% Coconut oil 25% Palm oil (organic) 20% Castor oil 5%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 'carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production ofPalmOil).'
Scent: grapefruit + tangerine EO from CEVEN'Aromes



Colours: 1) gold sparkle metallic mica + buttercup yellow mica 2) copper metallic mica + clementine orange mica and 3) deep bronze metallic mica 
All micas are from The Soap Kitchen

2 days in the mould + 2 days as whole bar outside the mould before cutting!

Gift tags

What to do with leftover craft paper? 
Unique gift tags!
Gather your punches, glitters, embellishments, stamps, embossing powders and anything else from your craft stash, and free your creativity!

To shape the tags I've used an Xcut die set including a small die (2.1 × 3.3 cm) and a medium one (3.3 × 4.9 cm)...then I've just unleashed my fantasy and used everything I had at my fingertips! 

Classy Halloween explosion box

Ok, let's be honest I've been waiting for this for weeks!!!
I started working on fall's projects in mid-August... you know, it was very warm and sunny and the only thing that relieved me from the heat was thinking about Autumn!
I recently bought several interesting fall-themed items among which a set including Halloweenstamps (from My Favourite Things) and dies (from Die-namics), 2 sets of Distress crayons (I'll dedicate a post to these special, yet debated crayons!!!) and few other things...

You all know my new-foundlove for explosion boxes and that's what I came up with: a Halloween explosion box with an elegant look but with the traditional trick (actually a treat ;-)) inside! Top view
Outside of the box
Inside of the box
Details...
The white background has been obtained by using a white Distress crayon
I've coloured the monster's face with pastels


Hand-drawn spider and cotton made spiderweb (spiderweb has been a brilliant suggestion of my husband)
Curious to know …