Monday, November 15, 2010

NEW FLOWERS and New Challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts!!


Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you have all had a delightful weekend and are starting a fun week!

GOSH!!! There are NEW FLOWERS available at Wild Orchid Crafts and they are just lovely--they are SMALL, flat gardenias and in such lovely colors!!! They are a little over an inch long which is such a perfect size for our cards!! They are now on sale and you can find them HERE!! Go have a look and see those beauties for yourself!

Today I am sharing with you my very first DT submission since being named to the Design Team at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog so I hope you enjoy and will decide to join in with us for the challenge of BLUE CHRISTMAS. As you can see at the top of my posting, I made a card and matching box to put under the tree for some secret person.

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all matting, and the DP is a frothed paper from the K&Co Let It Snow Specialty Paper Pad...and VERY difficult to sew!! Tilda as Christmas Angel from Christmas Collection 2009 is from Magnolia-licious and I don't see her in the store but I'm sure Diana will get her for you if you would like to have her. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding Buttermilk Spica, Champagne and Star Dust Stickles and then cutting her out with Nesties. For the vertical I used some precious white trim from my sweet friend Suzan and a bow using PTI Spring Rain satin ribbon. For the floral treatment I used a Baby Blue Flat Gardenia, 2-tone Blue Cherry Blossoms, and 6mm White Closed Rose Buds, all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flowers are resting on double snowflakes from Michaels. To complete the front I added half pearls to all corners to soften them and to the centers of the snowflakes.

The inside is quite simple with more snowflakes and pearls, a Nestie jotting spot and a satin bow with a gold star to repeat the star Tilda is holding on the front.

The plain Kraft box is covered with the same papers and I have used all of the same embellishments, making the floral treatment on top a bit larger.
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The same trims and ribbon are used around the lid's edge and are placed on 1.5" Pleated White Satin Ribbon. I'm sure you can also see that I used large white pearl brads on the bottom for little feet.

I hope you have enjoyed my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog so that you will be eligible for a magnificent prize from Wild Orchid Crafts. Come on over and check out the magnificent creations of my fellow DT members--they are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often to see what's happening in my little world. Enjoy your week and I send big hugs until we meet again!!!

79 comments:

E.T said...

gorgeous creations!!! so very elegant and beautiful! such fine details... aahh wowsers!

Shazza said...

I jsut LOVE your creations here Jacque, so beautiful x

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful creative project to perfection Jacque! I can see all the love gone into this just like all your other fab projects, stunningly adorable. Ruby x

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Jacque -so soft and feminine. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the snow flakes. Aren't we lucky to live in these mountains and maybe get some snow!
Sandy

angel4031 said...

Gorgeous xx

Card Crazy said...

Another work of art, Jacque. Your creations just keep getting lovelier and lovelier.
This is truly perfection.
Sue S.

Renkata said...

Sensational box and card dear. Amazing flowers.

Sandy said...

This is a post script - the inside of the card is every bit as beautiful as the outside and your box looks like a wedding cake!
Sandy

Judi said...

Oh my goodness Jacque, this is STUNNING work! I don't know why I sound surprised, your creations are ALWAYS amazing!

Hugs

Judi xxx

Silvie Z said...

oh wow, Jacque, this is absolutely fantastic! Such a beautiful Christmas set! Very pretty color combo and love the trims around the box!!!
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

Jean said...

Jacque so sweet, soft and amazing all in the same breath.. both the box and the card are so breath taking that one can hardly take their eyes off both.. even the inside of the card is gorgeous so I can only imagine the inside of the box is the same.. another winner from you... Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Jean

shelly said...

Very gorgeous Jacque. You put some many beautiful details on your projects!!
hugs,
Shell

Rene said...

How pretty!!! I looove those soft colors...just gorgeous (per usual!)! ;)
Rene

Moni said...

Stunning project Jaque, love your stile and fab colour combo. Hugs,moni

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow che meraviglia la scatola, rispecchia il tuo stile ed è davvero speciale
kiss

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

pinky said...

Oh this is so stunning and gorgeous!! Beautiful colours and loving those gorgeous new flowers.
Pinky

hayward69 said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous. Love the blue theme and the flowers you have used are oh so gorgeous.

Jayne xx

Sue said...

Good evening Jacque,What a beautiful card and box.Stunning and what a gorgeous gift.
Hugs Sue xx

Debbi said...

Wow, Jacque! How beautiful they are, and the person that receives them is blessed indeed!!
*smiles*
debbi

Knerten said...

This is absolutely beautiful Jacque ! Love the colours here, both on the paper and the ribbons. Beautiful DP :-) (Note to self: check it out !!)
Your colouring is - as always - awesome; love to see all your creations.
Wish you a cosy evening, and a great week still to come.
Hugs
Turid

Christina C. said...

You've done it again, Jacque....LEFT ME SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!! Your creations are PHENOMENAL...works of art!!! You don't miss a beat...every detail is lovingly placed in position! WOW!

Jessie said...

They are beautiful!

Barb Hardeman said...

As always Jacque, you've done just a stunning job! Every detail, right down to the delightful pearls is so beautiful and this box and card set is simply stunning!

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness JAcque, this is absolutely stunning, and both the card and the box are just so perfect made. Every tiny little detail is just sooo perfect to each other. I just don´t have enough words to express, hw gorgeous I think this is, and then it´s blue my all favorit clor. I simply love this hun, it´s breathtaking.
Have a great week ahead.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Mina said...

Huge congratulations on your new DT spot Jacque so well deserved and wow wow wow these are stunning girl
Mina xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, those flowers are great. What a lovely card and the box is beautiful. TFS.

yvon said...

Ooh my, this is so beautiful. Gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Nicola said...

Wow, what a gorgeous box. And the card is so beautiful.

Hugs Nicola

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Jacque! I love that paper it's beautiful. I just love how you put the cherry blossoms around the gardenia! Very creative.

Hugs, Mindy

Sian said...

Oh wow, stunning creations, love the images and the papers/flowers are gorgeous.
hugs

Kras said...

Great accents occur with Tilda. Talented Jack, your card is superb.

jamiegee said...

Jacque, I'm running out of things to say about your beautiful creations. Truly, words do not do them justice! Stunning, simply stunning is all I can say about these lovely creations.

Hugs,
Jamie

Patti Jo said...

My oh my how pretty with all the lace and trims! Love the blue and white colors with all your wonderful accents! Gorgeous work Jacque!

ursula Uphof said...

Jacque, what a feast for the eyes. Really stunning, colours are fabulous. Have a wonderful week.

xGemmax said...

Wowwww Jacque....both of them are stunning and beautiful colours and yummy flowers too :o)
hugs and xxx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Jacque and I just love your colours and the image is adorable.
Hugs Linda

helen ... said...

waw its really a beatiful card, the snowflakes and the flowers look so good together =)
hugsssss
have a nice day
helen x

Julie said...

Wow - these are stunning!! Juliexx

sissi70 said...

complimenti è molto bello il tuo lavoro.
Silvia

angelique (anlou) said...

wow hun
this is amazingly gorgeous
i'm trying to join in the challenge at WOC
but yours is so pretty, congrats at your new posision sweetie
hugs angelique

Kylie said...

Oh wow Jacque! What a stunning gift box set. The paper is stunnig and so perfectly embellished. Beautiful!
Big hugs
Kylie

Rosie said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous!! I'm so glad they added you to their design team because you really know how to showcase their flowers!! This is one fabulous project! I need to go to Michaels and search for those snowflakes. Hugs, Rosemary

Sarah said...

My word, what an beautiful gift. Your ideas and inspiration are such a pleasure to see.
Hugs Sarah x

x laura x said...

wow this is so beautiful.
x laura x

MarieL said...

What a beautiful card, Jacque and that box is just devine.

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful! Fabulous gift box. Gorgeous design elements. Lovely colouring and stunning flowers. Congrats on your DT post! Warmest of wishes, Lesley

*Michaela* said...

Oh, so pretty!!!

Lorraine said...

oh wow wow wow this card and matching box is so beautiful i love it the lace round the box looks so luxurious xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful!! I love the blues and white snowflakes. It's such an elegant winter color combo! And Tilda is gorgeous! What a fabulous combo!!
hugs, Sharon

cocoa said...

Stunning card! More snowflakes, one of my favorites. Your cards are so inspiring, it makes my day when you have a new card posted. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. This card is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Linda

Teri said...

Congratulations on your first project as a design team member, I bet they are going to be jumping for joy that they offered it to you!! How can they not, with a fabulous project like this!!! Everything is just gorgeous, your colors are luscious and those flowers, oh my gosh, they are so awesome!!
Hugs,
Teri

Suzan L said...

Oh My Goodness Jacque, your first submission for Wild Orchid is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the flowers that you have added to the card and matching box and also the snowflakes... and all the beautiful ribbon and trim. Someone commented that the side view of the box looks like a wedding cake and I agree!! Just so beautiful...all the details. They are both amazing!!
Hugs to you my friend!!
Suzan

Tanya R said...

Stunning, love all the soft baby blue!
Hugs
Tanya

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous box and card set. Wow those trims looks so yummy. I love you did great use of the DP. Fun pick of the pattern from the DP and lovely touch on the snowflakes :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

Wonderful! Love the pleated ribbon. . .and everything else too! Lisa :-)

ladydiana said...

Jacque, this is so very, very beautiful..love the ribbons, fabulous papers and absolutely gorgeous flowers. You have a brilliant sense of design, every element has its place and is showcased perfectly. Sensational!!!
hugs, Diana

Candy said...

Jacque,
What a beautiful card and box set!
I will say it is Heavenly :o) Your beautiful blue DP are so restful and with this Tilda what else can I say?
Your ribbon, trims and flowers are all enchanting.
GORGEOUS WORK
Hugs, Candy

Kelly Schelske said...

What a gorgeous set Jacque! Love the flowers, love the snowflakes, love the pretty blue! Love it all!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jacque!
Your box and card are adorable.
I love the DP with the snowflakes. The color is gorgeous. Love the trim around the box.
Hugs Maz

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a gorgeous set, Jacque! Whoever receives this is very lucky!

Riet said...

So wonderful card and box Jacque,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

WOW Jacque this is a STUNNING piece of art! Love this set with that sweet image that you have colored to perfection. The snowflakes together with those beautiful flowers is PERFECT!! You will make some "secret" person happy for sure with this giftset!!
Love and hugs for you my friend♥

Michele said...

Such beautiful creations Jacque. Love the image you've used and the details are just amazing. Hugs Michele x

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous! Wow! :) Fantastic box, I really want to touch it :D Beautiful card, both are awesome, inspiring projects!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kim. said...

Wow wow wow simply stunning, love the image and those papers and ribbons are absolutely delicious.
Kim xXx

Kim said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous!! Awesome first Design Team Project. Love the image you used and those flowers and snowflakes are just the right touch. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Kim

cathylynn said...

This box is magnificent! Everything bout it is downright beautiful! You are extremely talented and I love to view your creations!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

Superbe carte encore une fois.
Des vrais chefs d'oeuvres.
J'adore.
Bisous
Aupaline

Rosette said...

My goodness Jacque.. those flowers aredivine, the way you arranged them is simply breathtaking! Also that snowflake on the front.. it is AMAZING!! Did you use a nestie for that??? W-O-W!!! My jaw.. where is my jaw now?? Jaaacque!! all your fault! lol
Big hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Auntie Em said...

So beautiful! (As always!) Love all your attention to detail.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Caroljenks said...

What can I say???????????????????????????

This is absolutely stunning! It's such a good job I don't live near you cos I'd be in your craft room watching you create from morning til night!

AMAZING piece of work!

Carol x

Teresa said...

Hi Jacque! unbelievable to me this card! actually all! I never had a chance to see a card made with so many beautiful details! I send my admiration!

Rufus said...

The colors are just beautiful! And those new flowers are stunning!
R/

Susanne said...

Soooooooo Beautiful.... I LOVE!!!!!

Kleine85 said...

This is so wonderful!!

Hugs

Tanja

jules said...

oh wow Jacque just stunning!!!!your so gifted!!!!

Mary Lou said...

My Gosh Jacque this is Wondrous!!!! I love the blue~~Am extremely fond of blue:)
That k&co paper is sensational!! Love the flowers, lace, snowflakes and man that image is dazzling~~~~Excellente Hun!!!!
Blessings

rinat said...

This box is magnificent! Love the image and the colors are just beautiful, Amazing flowers.

Hugs,rinat♥