“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas in Lavendar & Lace & Flowers

With Christmas fast approaching, I've been busy creating not just cards, but also gifts, packaging and decorations. 

Here's a little something I made, using non-traditional Christmas colors.  How about this lovely lavendar & lace & flowers gift?
The lavendar rose is handmade & sits so prettily upon a paper doiley, which is mounted on lavendar pieces cut with oval & scalloped oval nesties. I embossed the background paper with my favorite embossing folder "swiss dots," then added some very decadent lace which I bought from Wild Orchid Crafts. There's just a small touch of bling onto the lace, in which I added small purple rhinestones.

Remove the "flowered sleeve" ....

Ooooh.... there's more!

Aha!  A shutter card!

And look - there's a little surprise!  A yummy chocolate bar!
Now isn't this a lavish presentation?    

I've entered this project in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #35 - Lavendar and Lace
Crafty Card Makers - Spotlight Dry Embossing
Paper Play Challenge #45: Ribbon, Lace and Flowers

Thanks for visiting today.  Please leave me some love to let me know you stopped by - I love reading your wonderful comments!


  1. wow.. your card is so pretty! I love the candy surprise!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! A true confection! LOVE the very front the best, but your continuing foldouts are lovely also! I'll bet this is a winner at the Shabby Tea Room! Best of luck!

  3. Very clever, Annette. What a great way to gift chocolate. Love the doilies.


  4. totally truly a master piece.woooooooooooooooow, love to learn this rose making from u.

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  6. Oh my shabby goodness, Annette!!! This project is simply A-MAZING! I {heart} how you made the lace 'sleeve' to slip off the card - so clever! The lace, paper doilie and flower are just stunning! Thanks so very much for sharing your talent with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  7. Wow thats truly beautiful what a gorgeous gift just stunning must try summat like this what inspiration Ive near finished my project but this just puts me to shame lol
    Liz xx

  8. WOW, definitely a masterpiece!! wonderful work!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

  9. This is gorgeous, that lace really is decadent.

  10. Congratulations on your win at The Shabby Tea Room, Annette! Well deserved as your creation is a beautiful work of art! Just so lovely to look at.

  11. What can I say except I think you should send this to me just so I can have a closer look (tee hee!). This is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Craft Cardmakers this week. xx

  12. Congratulations on your Shabby win!! This card was so inspiring!!!

  13. OOoo this is gorgeous! So elegant and I l love the lace :0)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Fiona x

  14. Oh wow Annette, this is fantastic! Wonderful design and details! I love it! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week:)

  15. So pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play! :)


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