Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lavender and Lace

Hi Everyone,
What a great day to be crafting and blogging. The rain has been coming down all day and heavy rain expected overnight.  We really need the rain. A few more of these days will be fantastic.

Please note that I have used some Lavender from our garden. I have to mention this, as we don't get many things right in the garden, but we are very proud of our lavender.  I love looking at blogs with nice gardens. Have you seen   The House in the roses and The painted garden  I would love gardens like these.!!
I have made a Card and Chocolate box cover for a very good friend of mine. It is Janine's birthday. I have known Janine for many years.  We do not catch up nearly enough. .

The images are sourced from the wonderful Marie's Freebies blog. Pop on over to the blog there are some really beautiful images.

I will enter tthe card and chocolate cover in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room                                              (Lavendar and Lace)
Our Vintage Affair                                                     (Decorate a bar of chocolate)
The Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog                      (Make it Vintage)

The Inspiration photo on the Shabby Tea Room blog that inspired me. It's just lovely isn't it.

 The card was made with the following products.

Paper:   Striped Paper is called Perfectly Purple Pinstripes Cynthea Sandoval, Cardstock is from my stash.
Lace:     Kaisercraft
Pearls:   Flourish with a bling
Flowers Local craft store.

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

My baby boy (12) heads off to another state on Monday. (School trip)  I shall miss him.


  1. Kelly these are so beautiful. I am sure your friend will love them. The colours are so co-ordinated and the Rose buds work perfectly with your images.
    Thank you for joining us this week at kaboodledoodles and we hope you will enter next time.

  2. Beautiful work Kelly. I just love the chocolate box cover.....never thought about doing that before. Now I have another project. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo Karen Lee

  3. Such beautiful creations and your lavender is wonderful. We have just started growing lavender and they are all ready to bloom very soon..... can't wait.

    Enjoy your warm and creative weekend my friend. xxx

  4. What sweet vintage images you've used on your card and altered chocolate bar!! I am decorating chocolate bars in my card classes this month and you have given me some great inspiration!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  5. Lovely! Lucky friend. Good luck at the Shabby Tea Room. We do good lavendar also - it must be a hardy plant to survive our gardenin skills. I will remember you when I come across a garden blog. I have some vintage pcards of our Butchart Gardens maybe you would like a copy?

  6. Sooo elegant and whimsical Kelly.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  7. This is so beautiful Kelly!
    Lovely colours and images.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  8. Beautiful as always Kelly! I love that lavender colour and the lace on your chocolate box. I'm sure your friend will love it all as well.

  9. Pretty - the flowers are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  10. This is just so beautiful and elegant - what a lovely gift to give to your friend. Thank you for joining in at Our Vintage Affair Polly

  11. So pretty and feminine! love it! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

  12. Beautiful, feminine work! Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

  13. Hi Kelly

    What gorgeous creations the images you have used are so very vintage. Thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and hope to see you again soon.


  14. Perfectly vintage! Love the flowers and purples. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  15. Kelly, this is absolutely gorgeous! So feminine, so vintage! I love it!

  16. Love these vintage projects!! Great work :)

  17. I am in love with this card. What a creation. It's just perfect in every way. TFS.

  18. Wohoo Kelly, These are fabulous. Those beautiful vintage images and the lovely embellies are wonderful~~OH yes and love those Lavender blossoms they my favorite fragrance!!!

  19. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I love receiving them.


  20. Hi Kelly,
    These are beautiful! And I love how your cupboard says "Create" and I love the name of your beautiful blog.

  21. HI Kelly, Just wanted to stop by say hi and thanks for the sweet birthday wished. Have a great day. davi