Monday, December 19, 2011

A Gift for a Friend--Wild Orchid Challenge

A very happy Monday to everyone! My hopes are that you are all ready for the holiday season and are kicked back and enjoying each moment.

Today at Wild Orchid Challenge we were asked to make something for a friend using a Christmas theme. This is our last challenge for 2011, and our first challenge in the New Year will be on January 9, 2012. This has been such a fun year at the challenge and we have seen so many absolutely gorgeous cards and projects every fortnight. We are certainly looking forward to an even more marvelous New Year at Wild Orchid Challenge with loads of fun and, as always, gorgeous prizes for YOU!!

I decided to make an oval gift box for a rose lover and I hope you all like it! I found the box in my stash and thought it would work well with all of the lovelies from Wild Orchid Crafts---and every single item I have used is from WOC, my favorite shop in all of Cyberland!!!! I first encircled the box top with Red Guipure Lace and trimmed the bottom with 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon. I used Holly Leaves and 1" Red Wild Roses on top of the lace. For the box top I used 1 1/4" Red Silk Ribbon for the horizontal and for the double flat bow. The flower arrangement on the top of the box is made with a 1 3/4" Curly Wild Rose, more 1" Red Wild Roses, Holly Leaves, and Red Holly Berries.

On the inside of the box I used a sweet sentiment from Stempelglede along with a rosette made from the same flowers as the front!

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to visit me often! I also hope you will drop by the Wild Orchid Challenge to see the lovely cards and projects and will decide to join in with us for our last challenge of the year! Have a wonderful week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!


Cheryl said...

Stunning Jacque, love it.
Hugs Cheryl

Ellen said...

It's just lovely: beautiful paper, ribbon and roses! The receiver will be so happy with this box.
Have a nice week....

groetjes, Ellen

detenish said...

Very beautiful !

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww beautiful creation!!!!! love your pretty colours!
xx petra

Karin said...

What a beauty!! Such a great gift!!!

Greatings, Karin

Marion said...

Hi Jacque,
This is a beautiful creation. So beautifully decorated. Your friend will love it.

Kati said...

Wow, what great looking box. Fantastic.

Many hugs to you

Harma said...

Hi Jacque,this is so pretty, what a lovely gift to give to your friend.
Hugs harma

Linda Dale said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning. What a lovely gift to cherish. IT is just wonderful.

Sol said...

This Box you have decorated is Magnificent!! Stunning work. And with Beautiful Christmas Colors!
So Beautiful Decorated! Stunning work!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I love roses too !!! I love the shape and the colours !! So very beautiful every inch ! Kitty ;0)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just beautiful !!! So much work you have into this box dear and I am sure the gal is going to love it dear. Hugs

Moni said...

Gorgeous project my dear friend. Hugs,moni

chrissy xx said...

WoW!" Just Stunning.

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jacque! Love the rich red - the roses, berries and ribbon are all delish. Perfect for a rose lover - the sentiment is beautiful !
Hope you have a relaxing Christmas Jacque - sending you hugs!
Love Sue xx

Teresa said...

Hi Jacque! I really like this box, its shape and ornaments! really is a beautiful gift!
Have a very nice week!
A hug!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque !!!

Menina ficou perfeita essa caixa.


Christina C. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Jacque! Very festive.....such beautiful embellishments!!!

Riet said...

So beautiful,I love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tess Ekwall said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning.
What a lovely gift to cherish.
Hugs , Tess.

Hanneke said...

Wow Jacque, that is a great creation! I am sure your friend will love it! I love that sentiment, matching all the roses. I hope you will have a great week! Hugs, Hanneke

Maryann said...

Oh me oh my this is so gorgeous too Jacque. You overdo yourself time after time and again here. It´s so gorgeous and sooo well done. I love it.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is just so beautiful, love the flowers and lace trim.
What a beautiful gift for a friend.
Happy Holidays

Knerten said...

This is beautiful, Jacque, so vibrant colours, and lovely decorated. Love the text! We do have a few nice stamps produced in Norway too, don't you think ? I am esp fond of all the sweet text stamps there are, makes our projects so complete, like your beautiful box :-)
Wishing you still a good advent, with as little stress as possible.

Iulia said...

Magnificent box Jacque! You have a great eye for ornamenting and details; this is such a beautiful creation!
Have a great holiday season and wish you only good things and good health for 2012!
Hugs, Iulia

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful box. I love the colors and the flowers. TFS.


Beautiful! Hugs! Leah Ann

Rosalee said...

This is beautiful Jacque. Just Beautiful.
Hugs, Rosalee

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful box, just perfect!
Helen x

Laura Sobbir said...

This is beautiful box, just perfect!

Auntie Em said...

How gorgeous! I love the red on the black background. The flowers and berries on top are just perfect.
Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas! :)

Luanne said...

Very beautiful box! Jacque. Love the vibrant colors and design is just gorgeous.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this is absolutly gorgeous hunni
love the inside very much
merry christmas and a happy new year sweetie
hugs angelique

Traci S. said...

Hi Jacque~

This is just beautiful! Lovely! I love black and bright red together. It always makes the red pop! This will make a beautiful gift or addition to your new art room! I can't wait to see updated photos!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Lisa M said...

SUPER duper idea Jacque to put the sentiment INSIDE the lid. Genius!!! :D
Way to think outside the box, or is it inside the box? Either way it's gorgeous and what a WOW gift. Nicely done. :)
Lisa xx

Jean said...

Such a beautiful box Jacque.. You know, Valentines' Day is the next holiday on the map and this would make an adorable gift for that day.. I love the roses and the lace around the box and adore the top with the ribbon... A gorgeous project as usual..
Hugs, Jean

Mary Lou said...

WOWWIE Jacque this is Marvelous!!! Very eloquente??? ok Beaurtiful!!LOL
Roses are gorgeous however given to someone!!
Happiness to you during this season
Love and blessings