Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sweet Sweet Spring is in the Air!

Ok, well, maybe Spring is not quite in the air for me over in OZ as we start to move into Winter.  The days have started to get cooler, and the mornings and late evenings have a real bite of a chill in them!  The Summer sheets have been washed and packed away in the cupboard and swapped for the cozy feather dona.

But ...  In Europe it is Spring and that just happens to be this weeks challenge at 
# 116 - Spring Is In The Air
I have done my best to capture the feeling with lots of pink, but as you will see from my photos, my garden is now all mulched with hay so I have lots of creams, golden yellows and browns in the garden and I think that is why again I have mixed pink with warm chocolates.  Being that I adore pink the majority of my flowers in Spring time are several shades of pink so I have tried to remember them and incorporate that as well. 

Anyway ... enough natter and let me show you where the feelings in the air took me this week - I came up with a card, a matching envelope and a matching gift box. (This set is being hand delivered and why I went the extra step with the envelope as well). I also have a slight problem with Dylan and Chloe fighting over who gets to give the pretty present, so this way, they both get to give her something pretty.  I have no idea what I am going to do when Emilie is old enough to join in on this debate too!

The Set - Left to right - Card, gift box and envelope

 The card - front

The card - inside 

The envelope

The gift box

I kept with the same LO on all the pieces, though I custom made the gift box slightly smaller than both the envelope and card so it would nicely hold the gift I have planned to go inside.  The image is Girl In Window available from The Craft Pad HERE.  On the card I have a thin lace border around the outer circle but I did find it somewhat difficult to stay in place and on all the other pieces I changed this to a fine glitter border.  The flowers are also cut from lace from my sewing stash that I am trying to use up and clean out and I have tea and coffee stained them.  All the pieces have also been given a pearl white glimmer mist spritz but my camera has not really picked this up. 

This little I made for a friends adorably cute little girl who has just turned 2! We went off to party with her yesterday, and the kids and I really had a great time! 

Our fab sponsor this week is our very own
Lorraine from
Digital Downloads By L.R. Designs

She has some lovely lovely images so please pop on over and have a shop!

Please play along with us this week!  The DT and I would love to come by your blog and see your intreptation of Sring in the air and share some love and comments with you.

So be sure to play along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !
I'm looking forward to seeing you there & don't forget there is PRIZES to be WON!
Challenges I am entering with thanks to the girls at Feline Playful are ... 
The Crafty Pad - #116 Spring is in the air (2/-)
Fashionista Friday / If The Shoe Fits - FF #74 Spring is in the Air (2/-)
Fussy and Fancy -  A card for a child (2/-)
Stamp Something - Sassy circle somethings (2/-)
Stampin With the Dragon - From the home - I used tea & coffee to stain my lace (2/-)
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #51 Ribbon & pearls (3/-)
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter it up (1/1)
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - DDCC #107 - Spring has sprung (2/2)
Paper Romance - #45 - Recipe - 4 embellies, 3 papers, 2 punches/dies, 1 image and 1 sentiment - My 4 are lace, ribbon, bling & pin, only 3 DP used, 2 circles are dies, 1 image & 1 sentiment. (1/-)
Pixie Dust - #69 Lace it up (2/-)
Shelly's Images -  Scrappy's Birthday Bash Challenge - Flowers & bling (2/-)
Stamping Vacation - Very Vintage, uses pieces of an old map - The bottom square layer is map DP - KaiserCraft Timeless Collection P657 World Map. (1/-)
Crafts and Me - #29 Glitter (2/-)
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Tons of texture (1/1)
Clear It Out - Floral - Make a flower (1/-)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (2/-)
Tuesday Throwdown - #43 Spring (2/-)
Pattie's Creations - #19 Easter or Spring (2/2)
Freshly Brewed - April - Flowers (2/5)
My Grafico - April Anything goes (#5) 

Thank you for dropping by and looking!
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24 Treasured comments:

Judy Rozema said...

What a sweet creation! I love the color choices. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Paper Romance this week!

Céline said...

amazing set, fab job
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline F&F DT

Sandi said...

Such a sweet set!
Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mona E said...

Gorgeous creations! You really put a lot of work in these. Love those flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Rachel B said...

Your gift set is AMAZING! I love the flowers. They are so cool! Great job clearing out some sewing stash. Great idea to coffee & tea stain the lace to get the color you want! Thanks for sharing them with us at Clear It Out!

Dawn said...

Love this little set! You work never ceases to amaze!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Dawn said...

Tee heee here I am again with another hat on! Thanks for sharing this great little set with us at My Grafico Anything Goes April Challenge!
I'm rubnning out of things to say about your wonderful creations! lol
Good Luck with all your challenges!
Hugs
:Dawn xx

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful card and box set! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Shelly's Images said...

Aaaah....another stunning creation! So many pretty things to see...and the beaded stick pin is SO beautiful! Thanks for another entry in our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Martha said...

wow this is beautiful, thank you so much for playing with clear it out

Pankti said...

Cute box with perfect flowers. You have been busy... ;-) Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.

Thanks,
Pankti
http://paintdlove.blogspot.com/

Anne Temple said...

Love how you stained your lace with coffee and tea. So glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Min said...

What a fabulous project! Just love it (those flowers ROCK!)
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Scrappy's Birthday Bash" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Mina said...

wow what a perfect set...beautifully made and designed too...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love how you used our Spring theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Dora said...

This is adorable, such a cute stamp. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous project, Leesa. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. You always inspire me with some of your wonderful ideas. I have something special for you on my blog. Please stop by when you have a minute. Hugs...Barbara
http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-award.html

Love crafts forever said...

Very pretty. Thank you so much for playing our challenge this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Sandra P said...

So so pretty! Luck girl :)

Thanks for joining PR this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a wonderful set! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers! We'd love to see you again next challenge!

Darlene
Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer

(I have blog candy offered HERE ... please stop by!)

lesleyworth said...

Adorable gift set! Thanks for playing along with us (times 2) at the Shoe!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous gift set :-) I love this and am sure whoever receives it will too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lynne said...

Lovely creations, great colours. Love your blog just had a nosey round.

Thank you for putting your name forward for the Anything Goes GDT.

Lynne xx

THERESA said...

This is so cute, love the idea of having a gift box with a special creation on, love it!!
Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creations!!

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