Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A little bit of romance!!

A very good morning lovely followers from a Sunny Lancashire.

Had a busy day yesterday trying to get Christmas Cards written - managed the writing
but not the envelopes - that is today's job.

Also visiting my elderly father so need to get a jig on.

Before I do though I'd like to share this with you -

I imagine in my younger days being dated by a gorgeous bloke
and being taken out for a meal on Christmas Eve and being 
presented by a lovely box containing a Card with includes a
Christmas Cracker.

Now imagine - what might be in that cracker? - 

I'll leave that up to your imagination x

I took my inspiration from this photograph from House of Cards



Recipe

All items from stash (I have a lot of stash!)

White Card Stock
White 8 x 8 Card Blank
White Linen Card
Centura Pearl Card (touch of silver)
Doillies
Promarkers
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
Diamond Sparkles Glitter.
Silky Crush Ribbon
Tonic Cracker Die
Gems

I used linen paper as I think that linen would be used as table linen
in Quality Restaurants.
I also thought that the Champagne glasses would be resting on lovely doillies.
I was inspired by the round serviettes to produce something round and that
inspired me to make a cracker.
I also wanted to contrast light and dark tones as in the inspirational photo.
I decided that for such a special occasion the Card should be in
a presentation box.



I would like to enter this please into the House of Cards "Holiday Blog Hop and DT Call"


I would also like to enter this into the following Challenges please -

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 12 Add Some Sparkle 

69 comments:

  1. Beautiful project. Love it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris
    Co-Owner

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  2. ty Chris for your lovely comment and for taking the time to comment - appreciated x

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  3. what a beautiful project you have done Judith.

    gr karin

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  4. Absolutely Gorgeous thank you for sharing it with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hope you will join us again soon...
    Hugs
    Suzy B
    XX

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    1. Hiya Sue certainly shall hun - speak soon xxx

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  5. Stunning, so chic and stylish. xx

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    1. ty Joan for taking the time to drop by and comment - appreciated x

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  6. Lovely project love the cracker and box ,i used to make them when i left school ,was my first job xxx

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  7. Wish I was still young enough to have this excitement in my life.....It is beautiful...xx

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    1. ty Ursula wish I was young enough too hun x

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  8. These are fabulous Judith, love the cracker and the gorgeous decorations.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Hiya Linda - ty for your lovely comment and for taking the time to drop by x

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  9. A very sophisticated cracker, I love the silver and blue colour scheme.

    Thank you for joining in the Christmas fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  10. That's gorgeous Judith, good luck with the challenges you've entered this into :) x

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    1. hi Anne-Marie ty for taking the time to comment hun - appreciated x

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  11. Beautiful project and you are spot on with the inspirational photo!! WOW!!! You have created a project worth putting in a shadow box, to be admired for many years and of course from little sticky fingers too!!! :) Gorgeous!!

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    1. ty hun might just do that - ty for popping on over and taking the time to comment x

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  12. Tres chic!! Absobloominlutely fabulous!! Great project - love it.
    xx

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  13. WOW Judith these are gorgeous and I love the silky blue ribbon! Thanks for joining us at HOC!
    Tammy x

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    1. ty Tammy hun loved the inspirational photo to - ty for taking the time to leave a comment x

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  14. This is so elegant and such a clever idea. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  15. Such a beautiful set of handcraft, you are very tallented, thank you for sharing this on Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

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    1. Many thanks Sari for your lovely comment x

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  16. Oh my! You took the challenge to a higer level with this gorgeous creation! Good luck with the design team application. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards.

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    1. Hi Donna ty for your very kind comment and for taking the time to pop over thank so much x

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  17. What a beautiful creation! I LOVE the use of the doily and the beautiful blue ribbon! Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at HOC for our blog hop/DT call! Good luck! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Hi Mynn ty for taking the time to hop on over and ty for yoru comment - appreciated x

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  18. WOW this is a stunning project absolutely love it,looks very feminine and elegant love the cracker and gorgeous bow and the folded doily on the lid absolutely brilliant and good luck with the DT call
    Carol x

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    1. very many thanks Carol - appreciated xxx

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  19. Elegant and beautiful Judith...xx

    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.su

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    1. many thanks Annie for taking the time to drop by - appreciated x

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  20. What a gorgeous project! The deep blue ribbon and silvery accents are just perfect...great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at CWLC. We hope to see you back very soon!
    hugs--
    Roberta
    Created with Love Challenges Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

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    1. hi hun ty so much and what a beautiful name - my mother's name in fact xxx

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  21. Such beautiful projects. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Blogger network facebook site hugs Tania (DT)xx

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comment hun and for taking the time to drop by x

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  22. Wonderful work and full of romance! Cheers, holley

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    1. Hi Holley - cheers hun - appreciated - sending hugs x

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  23. Your cracker in its presentation box looks stunning. Very elegant.

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  24. What a great take on our inspirational photo, love it. Thanks for joining us at HOC.

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  25. Hi hun beautiful work loving the look of your new blog background its gorgeous. x

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    1. Many thanks for taking the time to pop over and leave your lovely comment ty x

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  26. Oh, how beautiful! This is an absolutely fabulous christmas cracker!
    Thanks for joining at HOC for our blog hop.
    Good luck! Rosi x

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  27. This is absolutely stunning, Judith! I love the elegance and conservative colour palette. It is a beautiful presentation. Thank you for playing along with us at Perfectly Rustics this fortnight. Merry Christmas!
    P.S. Could you possibly add a link back to our challenge please?

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    1. hi sorry my omission done ty for stoppin on by and for your lovely comment x

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  28. hi just popping back to say--thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

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    1. ty for popping in to say that appreciated hun x

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  29. What you have created is simply stunning. It looks so elegant because you have used mostly white. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  30. Oh my goodness, that is a very special project indeed Judith, your cracker and box are absolutely gorgeous and so elegant! I love the crisp white with the dash of navy and all the accent details! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at HOC & for applying for a DT spot - good luck! Ruth x

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    1. ty so much Ruth for hopping over and leaving this lovely comment - appreciated x

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  31. Congrat's on the runner up at Perfectly Rustics with this amazing project dear Judith!! Love what you did with the bon bon, it's soooo perfect for a stunning table!! Well done!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

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  32. An absolutely stunning creation, Judith! So elegant!

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge - Good luck! :)

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  33. What a stunning project you have created - a great take on our inspiration photo too. Thanks for joining in our December blog hop challenge at HOC.

    Hugs, Vannessa

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  34. Thanks for entering another beautiful creation for my CHNC challenge extra for December x

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Hi I love to read all of your lovely comments - thanks so much for taking the time to hop on over hugs Judith x