Monday, November 29, 2010

A Victorian Christmas at Wild Orchid Crafts


A very happy Monday to everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and will have a delightful week!

Today at the Wild Orchid Challenge the theme is Victorian or Old-Fashioned Christmas. You don’t have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products to enter, but if you do that would be wonderful. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as you follow the theme for this challenge and you link back to Wild Orchid Challenge blog you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prize. NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. As always you will find a marvelous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Shown above, you can see that I made a card and decorated a matching box for a little gift for a special friend!



For the card, I used bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Noel Holly by Bo Bunny! All background panels are machine stitched. The images are reproductions of Victorian postcards from Lunagirls (I think). I used a mesh and satin ribbon for the vertical adding a Hunter Organza bow and a rose button. The floral treatment is 20mm Open Roses, 5mm Closed Rosebuds, 8mm Semi-Open Roses, and Aster Daisies all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flowers are placed on a gold fern and gold glittered leaves. All of the flowers are Stickled with Champagne Stickles. To finish the front I added a German scrap Merry Christmas and a gold Victorian fan to the bottom corner.



For the inside of the card I used the same ribbons and added a Prima Say It In Pearls and Lace Swirl and added a gold Victorian shoe at the jotting spot.



Since the gift box is bigger than the card, I used the same materials and flowers and made the treatment larger. Around the outside of the top of the box I used 1.5" Burgundy Pleated Satin for the base and topped it with a unique gold trim which is more visible in the picture below. On the corners, I added cream tassels held with pearl buttons.



I hope you like my little creation and will let me know what you think of it. Please join us for some fun and a wonderful prize over at Wild Orchid Challenge.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come by often! I always appreciate your sweet comments. Have a wonderful week and big hugs til we meet again!!!

60 comments:

Sherry said...

This is just beautiful! Stunning even. I love the colors, the image, the paper, it's just all beautiful!!

Ira said...

Stunning sweet pair! I love it!!!

Diane said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Jacque! The box especially is a real treasure that your friend will give pride of place to!
Diane x

Basteltante Ursula said...

Wunder Wunderschön!!!

Liebe Grüße

Ursula

Kleine85 said...

Woooow, this is so different but so beautiful!

Hugs

Tanja

stempelhexe said...

Wooooooooooow, einfach traumhaft schön.

LG
Ulla

angelique (anlou) said...

this is so gorgeous sweetie
everytime you aut done yourself hun
the one who receive this must be trilled
hugs angelique

unicorn said...

It`s awesom:)))I love it:)))

ursula Uphof said...

Another stunning creation. So beautiful for Cchristmas. Have a great week Jacque

Maria Therese said...

oh this is gorgeous sweetie!!!

jude said...

Wow another stunning creation just love everything about it!
hugs judex

Frea said...

Goodmorning Jacqui, what a lovely card. I saw the challenge at the Wild Orchid's blog, and I've been wondering what to do with it. I really don't have these victorian images at hand, maybe a little Sarah Kay image??? Greetz, Frea

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful box and card set Jacque. Don't see you use image from postcard that often, so it's a nice change. That box is so pretty and elegant :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Tracey T said...

Wow, Jacque! What an amazing card! The detail is stunning and the card looks so authentic. You really are one clever lady! Hugs, Tracey T x

Sue said...

Hi Jacque,what an amazing card and box.Its nice to see this type of image,it reminds me of the cards we used to get when I was small.
Hugs Sue xxx

Mickie said...

Just beautiful! I absolutely love your designs.

neleh said...

This box and this card are perfect. And you are such a creative person! I feel myself like a student whom you are teaching...

Anneke klerks said...

wouuuuuuuuuuu, this is so very beautyful and so very christmas!!!!
liefs Anneke

Yukkie Jenny said...

Wow, cool! At first sight, scrolling posts in reader, I thoght it one of vintage fotos...
Amazing!

kimmie_35 said...

Goodness me! These are so beautiful... all that beautiful work! Stunning!
hugs
Kim
x

Toots said...

The card and box are absolutely gorgeous! I look the vintage look! Thanks for sharing!
Aloha!
Toots

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely. I just love visiting your blog and seeing these wonderful creations.

Renkata said...

Wonderful Box.
The vintage look of the box and card are so amazing.
All details are gorgeous.

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, stunning card, love the victorian Christmas. Well done. Husg,Moni

Christina C. said...

OMG....I am speechless!!! This is an AMAZING work of art!! You captured the vintage look brilliantly. This set is absolutely PHENOMENAL. The papers, ribbon, trim, tassels, etc. add such old-world charm to your project.
THIS IS DEFINITELY A TREASURE!!!!

Riet said...

So wonderful Jacque,I love the images and your papers.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

Mina said...

wow wow wow xxx

pinky said...

Oh my word Jacque this is absolutely stunning!!
pINKY

yvon said...

Ooh my, Jacque, this is so pretty. Love this absoluteley. The colors, the papers, everything fits.
Hugs, Yvon

Tracy said...

Totally gorgeous, I absolutely love them.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maryann said...

WAUW this is just so gorgeous Jacque. You´ve really outdone yourself again here. I just love all vintage, and this just get on top of it, that´s for sure. Stunning work hun.

Kelly L said...

Wowwww, Vintage yumminess for sure! :) GREAT job, Jacque. Just goes to show you that you can create beautiful goodness with any stamp company! :) Hope you are having a fabulous week!

sucor said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Nikki said...

Umm one word WOW!!!! it's stunning
hugs Nikki C

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Your box & card are gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake for your friend!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous gift set, Jacque! Your image and DP are perfect Victorian flair and that rose bouquet is absolutely stunning!!

This is one of those cases where the package may just outshine the gift!

Hope all is well with you, my talented friend!!

CraftinGranny said...

Classy and beautiful creations Jacque! What a wonderful talent God has blessed you with. Happy Holidays! "Hugs" Carol

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Jacque - this is absolutely beautiful -- too pretty to be a card -- really more like art work. Wild Orchid Crafts knew what they were doing!!!! Congratulations!
Hey - are we gonna get snow tonight?
Sandy

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so beautiful......You are so talented.....I love all the embellishment ....there isn't anything at Wild Orchard that I just don't love......tfs

Val said...

Wow - this is just breathtaking. So beautiful.
Hugs
Valxx

Tanya R said...

How stunning! Love the vintageness.
Hugs
Tanya

Chris said...

Absolutely divine! You are so gifted! It is just beautiful!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Ludkasz said...

amazing!!!!

La Vikinga said...

Oh this is a very different creation!! Nos Magnolia nor the usual colours! You sure are one of the most talented and fantasyful creators i have seen!!!

Congratulations!

Charlotta

stephanie said...

Absolutely delightful.

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Jacque you have done a splendid job on this wonderful gift box and card. Love the picture,
Hugs Maz

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me! This is magic! Love your ribbon treatments, your tassels, your flowers and of course the image and papers. DEEEEE-lightful! Warmest wishes, Lesley

cocoa said...

This is a stunning creation! I love everything about it. Your creations are so fabulous.
Hugs,
Linda

Mickie said...

Such beautiful work you turn out my dear. This is no exception.

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jacque!! I love, love, love it!!
hugs, Sharon

Kim Y. said...

Beautiful!!

Candy said...

Oh Jacque!
Your card is so realistic of the Victorian Era!!
Incredible details in both the card and box - oh but the box is magnificent!! I really really like this set with all of your special details and embellishments :o)
Hugs, Candy

jules said...

Wow Jacque your work is amazing!!!! just stunning!!!

Auntie Em said...

This is so beautiful! I love the lace swirling with the pearls! Lovely touch. And the little box is so romantic and sweet.
Thank you so much for sharing! :o)

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is sooo beautiful Jacque! A gorgeous image, wonderful colours and just adore the beautiful flowers too!
Kelly.x

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW Jacque.. this is totally STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!
XXX
Vivi

Pinkllilac said...

Just stunning Jacque, love the colours design and the inside is superb.
Hugs Linda

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous gift you made, Jacque! Just beautiful!

So sorry to hear that you're having to stay down. But knowing you........you won't let it keep you down.

Prayers going up for you, sweetie!

Huggies ~ Sharron♥

EL TALLER DE MARIA LUISA said...

hermosa!!! beautiful!!

Pat said...

Hi Jacque...how absolutely STUNNING!!! I love your Victorian DPs and the embellies are just gorgeous!!! Pat Frank