“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!


15 comments:

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

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  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!

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

    Kelly

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  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 :)

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

    Fiona x

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

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

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