Monday, November 21, 2011
Let It Snow!!! and a SPECIAL SWEET STUFF!!!!
A wonderful Monday and a magnificent week to each of you!! I had a great weekend....well a working weekend but things are looking up for the old Joie de Vivre Cottage...smiles!!! I will give you a little bit more info about the Cottage in a later posting!! Smiles!!
My posting today makes my head swim!!! But no time like the present to get started! This is my card/project for the Wild Orchid Challenge and for this fortnight the challenge is CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS! How fun is that!!!! And you know there is always a wonderful prize from Wild Orchid Crafts for some lucky participant. So please come over, have a peek at the marvelous DT samples, and join in with us. This may your lucky week!!
I made a gift box with an easel card affixed to the top of it. And you can see that I used WOC 1" Gingham Ribbon, 25mm Poinsettia centered with a Small Moonstone Brad, some White Berries for snowballs, some Divine Twine for the fence bows, and some Self-Adhesive Rhinestones on the snowflake ornaments.
The image I used is from the latest release over at Whimsy Stamps and is the New Christmas Bunny designed by the amazing artist Sylvia Zet. The image was colored with Copics, Promarkers, and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Liquid Applique for the snow, Glamour Dust for the snowflakes, and Doodlebug Lily White Flock for the fur. The fence is from an old train set and it was topped with Liquid Applique also.
The sentiment on the base of the image is from the New Winter Notables 1 set and it was cut out using the New Notables 1 Die, both designed by the super talented Ann Vento!!
Through the 23 November the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. So be sure to go by the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog to leave your comments along the way for some wonderful prizes! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into each day's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed by 12.00PM EST the next day. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 23 November. All stamps and dies from the new release are now available at the Whimsy Stamps shop.
The absolutely darling DP that I used for this card/box is by Maja Design and is called Vintage Winter....aren't they the sweetest??!!! These papers are from the Creashop Duymelot in the Netherlands which is owned by my sweet friends Astrid and Kees..and they are such wonderful shopkeepers!!! I want to share with you that Astrid is now one of my sisters in the breast cancer journey. She has just been through surgery and is on the Chemo and radiation journey now. So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE send Astrid a note or a card to let her know that we are thinking of her. Her email is HERE and cards can be sent to her at the shop at: Astrid Duym, De Waag 41, 8102 CK, Raalte, The Netherlands. I know she would really appreciate knowing that we are all right behind her!!!
And now for some SPECIAL SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS:
Astrid and Kees sent me this wonderful Maja 6X6 Vintage Winter Paper Pad to give to one of my FOLLOWERS and it will indeed make one of you so happy!!! The pad contains 48 sheets, 2 each of 23 double sided patterned papers and includes 2 die cut sheets!! Every single page is so darling!!!! Thank you so much, Astrid and Kees--you are the BEST!!! Will call you soon!!!!
I am also adding a Whimsy Stamps Christmas Bunny by Sylvia Zet--the same image that I used for my project! And Sylvia's work makes anybody smile!!!
I am asking that you PLEASE link this posting on your sidebar so that everyone we come in contact with will know about Astrid and will help in sending her cards and emails to brighten her day!! Let's all share lots of PINK LOVE with Astrid!!!! Please leave your link with the little Blue Froggy below and if you don't have a blog, please leave an email in a comment before Saturday, November 26 at 8 AM EST!!! Good Luck and thank you so much for spreading the Pink Love to Astrid!!!!
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you have liked what you have found and will want to come back often!!! Have a most beautiful week...and until the next time I send big hugs for you!!!