Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kris Kringle 2013

I joined in a group Kris Kringle last year and this is the gift I made to send.   All I knew was that the lady liked purple, so I went with Elegant Eggplant.  I think the box design is called "secret drawer".

The box opens on the diagonal to reveal the three drawers.

which I filled with embellishments from SU -  lovely pearls, rhinestones, buttons and scalloped tulle ribbon.
and of course, a matching card. 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Casing Cecile

Not long ago I was fortunate to find the blog of Cecile Ortiz.  Her work is amazing - unbelievably gorgeous.  One card in particular that I loved was this one and I just had to have a go at making one for myself.

Although I love this card and have tried to copy it faithfully, it is not as delicate as Cecile's card.  Her flowers look so real. 
As I only had a six inch square of the beautiful venetian designer paper, I made my card a little differently, which also allowed room for a message.
Ingredients are all SU:
Stamps:  Simply Sketched; Forever with you; En Francais
Ink:  Soft Suede
Card:  Soft Suede; Very Vanilla
DSP:  Venetian Romance
Other:  Pretty prints Embossing folder; Pearls
I think I will be keeping this one. 
Do pop over and check out all of Cecile's beautiful creations.