Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July at Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley!!! AND Loads of Incredible SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a magnificent week and are free of the extreme heat that much of the US is having!!! It has been a wonderful reason to stay inside and play, play, play!!

YIPPPPPEEEEE!!! Welcome to DAY 4 of the WOC/LOTV CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY!! Today is my day to share with you some fun and excitement that's happening this week at Wild Orchid Crafts AND Lili of the Valley where we have all been joining together for a CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY!! How exciting is that?? To use the absolutely gorgeous products offered at WOC AND to give you peeks at the unbelievably precious new LOTV images has been so much fun for all of us!! The first Christmas launch at LOTV will take place on Monday, July 25. There will be 21 of the cutest images yet!!! Be sure to visit the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog often to check out the marvelous cards/projects made for this celebration!

For my project I made a tea light card which holds an entire 16 pack of the candles. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The DP is from the Inkido Candy Tree Collection and all panels are machine stitched. There are many tutorials on-line for this type of card but I designed my card to fit the pack of tea lights I wanted to give. Since I usually make 6X6 cards I wanted this to be that same size so the base is actually 2 pieces of 7X6, scored at 1", and overlapped to form a stronger spine. The 1" spine was determined by the size of the tea light package. The image I used is LOTV Christmas Dance from the soon to be released collection. She was colored with Copics, adding Polar White Flower Soft to the ground, Prisma Glitter to the stars, and Lily White Flock to the fur. For the vertical I used White Guipure Lace. I then added some cute little 15mm Open Roses on tiny holly leaves and mini snowflake ornaments to embellish the single Nestie matted image.

This picture will give you an idea of what the outside of the card looks like when it is opened. I used my double matted personalized stamp on the back.


When the card is opened you can see the tea light box on the extreme right which is a very simple design with Nestie Stars apertures so you can see the little candles. On the left panel I used an image from the Set 8 - Happy Circular Sentiments which is also double matted. Beside the tea light box I used another rose topped snowflake and a silk bow to dangle a silver snowflake charm. Both the silk bow and the ribbon used to tie the card together is a gorgeous 32mm Fuschia Silk.

Both Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley have provided me two wonderful surprises for 2 of my lucky FOLLOWERS!

First, from LOTV, they have made available for one of my FOLLOWERS the cute little Christmas Dance stamp that I have used on my card. Isn't she just darling!?!?!

And, Wild Orchid Crafts is providing the following lovely surprise for another lucky FOLLOWER:


Be sure to leave your link with the little BLUE FROGGY below before noon on Sunday, July 24, EST, in order to be eligible for these prizes. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment with your email address. GOOD LUCK, everyone!!!

AND that's not all!!!! Both WOC and LOTV have MAGNIFICENT GRAND PRIZES!!!


For this LOTV GRAND PRIZE, please click HERE!



And for this WOC GRAND PRIZE, please click HERE!

Thank you so much for dropping by and for participating in our CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY and I hope you are enjoying it as much as we all have!!! In this weather, thinking about Christmas is a genuine respite!!! Have a marvelous rest-of-the-week and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!!!


88 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your card is stunning, I love the bright pink!
Hugs Cheryl

Margo said...

Wow Jacque, this is just stunning !
Such a sweetie and she is coloured so nicely again !
Thanks for your inspiration !
Hugs
Margo

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I just love that new stamp you've used and your snowflakes. Thanks for sharing how you made your card and for a chance to win some sweet stuff.

paperpapier said...

I love how you decorate the card with snowflakes and flowers...so beautiful! All your paper choices are yummy and what a great Christmas card and gift set!
hugs,
Heaney

THERESA said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! love the color contrast and such a cute idea for some tea lights, will have to remember this one, lol, if age does not creep up.........hehehhe
Love the candy, but then, Both Companies have such yummyness( ouch, is that a word)
lotsa luv

Maryann said...

Your card is just so cute JAcque, and as always you´ve got it all to fit so perfectly well together and madse it sooo girly and cute. Stunning workhere hun as usual.

ursula Uphof said...

Love this little project. I am always looking for ealight boxes, so will have to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh Jacque, this is so gorgeous. I always love checking your blog for wonderful inspiration! Hugs! Leah Ann

Stempelhexe said...

Eine wunderschöne KArte ist das geworden.

LG
Ulla

alethea said...

This is gorgeous jacque! i love the flowers on the snowflakes!! That image is so cute!! Hugs xx

theCook said...

That little dancer is sooooo cute!

Helen said...

What a great card again. Thanks for the chance to win some sweet stuff. Regards.

Miria said...

Hi, Jacque. Your card is adorable, i love how you used this new sweet image! About the weather, here in Italy it is not so Christmassy: sunny and warm lol! Thank you for a new great chance from you, hugs, Miria

Dodici said...

Adorable card,the flowers on the snowflakes looks so pretty.
x

Laila said...

What a lovely xmas card. Love the colours and the image is so sweet. Thanks for getting the chance to win this new girl :o)
Hugs Laila

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card Jacque, the snowflakes are stunning, and a gorgeous image, so beautifully coloured.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Margreet said...

Such an awesome creation with this great stamp....love your colouring and details!
xxx Margreet

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
you know how i love pink, hihihihih
it's an absolutly stunning tea light card
sweetie, the new images are super cute,i'm already follow the otherblogs for a while now, so i'm up to date, LOL
i've entered the challenge of woc, i hope you'll take a peak and see my creation hunni
have a great day sweetie
hugs angelique

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card with a lovely stamp. Nice colors too.

Hugs Astrid.

CraftinGranny said...

Another gorgeous and creative project Jacque. Thanks for all the deets and inspiration. "Hugs" Carol

Marion said...

Hi Jacque, Weather here has been damp and miserable. Today looks a bit more promising though.
Gorgeous tealight card and the decoration of it is awesome. Beautiful image and lovely flowers.
Have a great weekend.
hugs
Marion

NGCARDS said...

This is adorable hun and the snowflakes are gorgeous! xxx

Anne said...

So beautiful card, I love the image and her fluffy fur, and the colors are so special and cute. :)

Tracey T said...

Your card is just perfect, Jacque! I love the colours you have chosen and you are right, the image is just adorable. Hugs, Tracey xx

Paula said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty! I love that stamp, she's so cute!! Great looking card and great idea for giving the tea lights. Simply gorgeous:)

chrissy xx said...

One cute image! One Gorgeous card! LOve your colours. LOve the inside! Infact LOve everything.
Chrissyxx

Debbie said...

She's a little cutie.Love the papers and embellishments.Beautiful gift.Thank you for the chance to win.Great prizes.Love Debbie x

Georgei said...

wow your card is beautiful and the color is just find with it
like alot that image
and thank you for a other candy
have a good day

Lillian said...

Ah, lovely card, Jacque - adore the PINK that you chose to color this cutie-pie and great idea to use snowflakes behind the flowers. You are SO talented - thanks for sharing with all of us!!

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic card! I love that gorgeous pink bow.

Jen

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Great giveaway. No blog

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Frea said...

Hello Jacque, well don´t worry about us getting over heated here LOL!! It´s like bl..... autumn here in the Netherlands when it´s supposed to be summer!! I.o.w., cold and wet! Anyway, you´ve made another gorgeous creation. The image is adorable and I love those big snowflakes. Thanks for another sweet stuff, love all those ´Christmas´ flowers. HUgs, Frea

Lucy said...

Beautiful card - as usual. Love it!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Theresa said...

Wow, your card is wonderful as they all are....love the colors and the image is so cute in pink.

Whisper said...

When i first saw the front of your card, i thought oh this is just so cute and adorable and then WOW there was more and the inside is just the best, Luv Sam x

Sassy Scrapper said...

Gorgeous as always hun! Such a darling image and I love those snowflakes. I can't believe you fit twelve tea lite candles that is really something.
Hugs Bonnie

Jude said...

What a gorgeous creation. Really special. Adorable image.

Jx

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*mieke* said...

Everything is gorgeous about this piece of work! Totaly perfection:-)
Hugs Mieke

iriseyes said...

That is the sweetest project, just awesome! I am in love with that little dancer! Thanks as always for the chance to win a great stamp!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Stunning and beautiful card
Jacque,gorgeous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

LaJanette said...

Oh what a wonderful creation! Love how the pink just pops right out of that card! Loving that non traditional Christmas colors :0)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous work Jacque, I love the image and colours. Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy xxx

Donna said...

What a wonderful gift! Love your paper and fun image. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a wonderful day.

Suzi said...

Wow!! Jacque, this is stunning, I love that it's a gift as well as a card. You've created it beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Suzi x

lawinchen said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours.

Hugs
Andrea

Christina C. said...

What a phenomenal creation, Hon....love, love it! Absolutely adore all the cute LOTV Christmas images I've been seeing!

Creations by Shirl said...

cute card....

fionalawlor said...

Oh wow this is stunning Jacque! The flock on her coat looks so fab! I am sooooooooo excited about the new LOTV release, they all look so sweet :)
Fiona L x

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Jacque x

Tanya said...

Oh she is darling! I love those fabulous snowflakes too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque~

What a beautiful way to give away some small candles! I love the way you used the snowflakes and the flowers together...it is so elegant...and your little friend looks perfect for the holidays. This is wonderful! Thanks for the directions, too!

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather

SannaS said...

gorgeous card!! absolutely stunning!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Daisychain said...

Absolutely stunning Jacque! Can you tell me what punch/die you used for those gorgeous snowflakes please. Hugs Christine x

yvon said...

Absolut gorgeous Jacque. Wow, what a cute little girl, just love her.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Yvon

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Your card gift box is gorgeous what a lovely idea K x

Kat said...

Stunning card Jacque. There is so much lovely detail and that new LOTV image is just gorgeous. Beautiful colours too.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy.

Kat xx

Sue D said...

Very pretty and a lovely gift idea with the candles.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Only By His Grace said...

Super card Jacque. I love the little image of Christmas dance. She is colored so lovely with that pretty pink. I love how you did the snowflakes with the roses in the centre. would love to make one of these cards with the tealights for my sister's birthday. Is there a pattern? Maybe I missed it somewhere.
Hugs Maz

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, your tea light card is so darling!! I love the sweet Christmas image from LOTV. I also love the snowflakes with the roses in the center of them!! Everything is just gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Carissa said...

What a cute image. Love your card. Hugs, Carissa

Littlehamsterz said...

What a lovely and creative card :) I just love the tea light!

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jacque. Beautiful colours and what a stunning design with the tea lights - really sweet gift. Love the darling image and the papers, flowers and bow are all perfect!!

Take care
Hugs Sue xx

Becky Dunham said...

I love this image! 21 images you say - my pocketbook is quivering in fear :) This little tealight card/box you have made is so stunning! I love the pink and the sparkly on this adorable image!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my, this is amazing!!! Love your fabulous coloring and those snowflakes...WOW!! Hugs, Sabrina

scrappinpeg said...

Gorgeous. Love your colors and coloring. I just love these adorable images!

Sharon Peele said...

Your card is sooooooooo gorgeous!! I love your coloring and the snowflakes with the flowers!!!

agapanthus said...

This is gorgeous! Love it! The snowflakes complement the image beautifully! Best wishes Karen x

Rene said...

Happy birthday Jacque, have a great overnighter!!! Your card is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

kathr said...

Happy Birthday Jacque,
Hope you have a wonderful day, as always your Card gift is stunning, you have inspired me to have a go at making one, wonderful candy as always...thanks for the chance...
Hugs Kath..

Zora said...

this car book is sooo pretty :O)

Lisa Whittemore said...

Another amazing card. I love the LOTV images and this is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.
lnlwhitt@aol.com

Esme said...

Aww that's a stunning card/tea light holder!! The new LOTV Christmas images are gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Esme x

Frances said...

What a beautiful card. I just love that new stamp you've used and your snowflakes. Thanks a chance to win, hugs, Frances.

Karyle said...

Your card is just stunning as always.
You inspire me. Thank you for the chance to win your fab candy.

byrdsnest50@comcast.net

Rene said...

Love love LOVE the fluff on her coat!!!
Rene :D

Trish said...

What a stunning card Jacque- I simply love everything about it- including the tea-light pressies.

Big hugs,
Trish x
trish_verner@hotmail.com

Kim. said...

Aw Jacque this is such a cutie gift card. Love that image.
Kim xXx

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful x

Karen Linarez said...

What a fantastic idea I've never seen before. It's a lovely project!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous project and I love that image!

krussellstudio said...

Wow! This project is amazing. I'm impressed with how many candles can fit also. Awesome job. Love the colors.

Rea said...

Cute card, love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Lou said...

WOWWIE Jacque this is ONE AMAZING tea lite card!!! Love these little candles and most of all love the sweet LOTV image!!! So well done hun!!! You do FABULOUS work!!!
Thanks for chance at sweets:)
Love and Hugz

iRene-M said...

Oh my!!!!
This is fantastic!!! and to think this beauty is home to all those tea lights - wonderful.
Love the snowflakes and roses and this darling image is just the sweetest :-)

x

doubletrouble said...

Hi Jacque

I'm Dragonladys' daughter and she has introduced me to your blog.
What a beautiful card, I love the bright colours.

Hugs Alex x AKA Doubletrouble