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

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Time for Giving

I know we still have yet to get past Thanksgiving, but think of it, Christmas is fast approaching too!
I actually started making my homemade gifts, and our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday has provided a perfect opportunity to get everyone inspired and in the mood for the holidays.

Please join me for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #86: "A Time for Giving"

For this week's challenge you will create a gift for someone for a special occasion. NO CARDS ALLOWED! …However, don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we are the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge!

This week's fabulous prize donated by:

PRIZE: This lovely Magnolia Stamp 
Here's a special gift I created - all festive
and twinkley, and loaded with lots of sweets!
Check out the twinkling lights wrapped around the roof trim!  Ooooh!  It's actually a necklace, which I was lucky enough to find at a Hallmark shop...
I saw the necklace & knew that it would be perfect on this little lantern!

The stamp on this side is "Mistletoe Mouse" from Impression Obsession.

The stamp on this side is "Merry Mouse" from Impression Obsession.

I hope you'll play along with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - my DT Sisters & I look forward to seeing your awesome gift creations!

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
OSAT #40: Choose a season or Event
Crafty Cardmakers: Anything but a Card
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes


  1. WOW!WOW! WOW! and MORE WOW! Annette, this is amazing and fabulous! Not only am I amazed at the fabulous presentation and detailing with lights but you have one of my FAVORITE chocolates inside! Fabulicious, girl!

  2. Your lanterns are so beautiful!
    Very festive and beautiful!

  3. Annette your work all if it is so stunning I am a great admirer of your blog the whole lot is stunning!
    Thanks for joing OSAAT

    Liz x

  4. Brill lantern, it's so festive and what a lovely gift!

  5. Just stunning! I love the little mices they are so sweet!
    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  6. Wow, stunning project!! i love it!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

  7. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic! I love the fairylights and the fact you could fill that lantern with lots and lots of goodies to make a fantastic gift. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers - Good Luck!

    Sarah xx

  8. Annette, enjoy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

    Welcome to the Paperplay gang.... looking forward to getting to know you better. Deirdre

  9. WOW, what a wonderful creation!

    Hugs, AndreaM

  10. Wow, who ever you give this to is truly getting a special gift and it lights up. You did an awesome job.

    Thanks for joining us a Crafty Cardmakers.

  11. oooooooohhhh what a fantastic make - just love the idea and all that goes with it - and wow those lights !love love love it !
    maddy x


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