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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Lavender and Lace - Tuesday 2nd July

Good Morning Friends,

I love purple and its its relative colours and my favourite plant is lavender, honestly I could have my whole garden filled with it! I love to visit Hidcote and Cotswold Lavender, not too far from us, where you can get quite 'heady' with the abundance of this herb growing in the gardens and fields.

This stamp from Crafty Individuals is the one we will be using in our next workshop, but from the moment I got my hands on it I  knew what I wanted to make  - an easel-drawer card using these colours.

I used my Zandra template to make the basic card with cream linen effect card and I also die cut an extra base and Easel using Spellbinders Grand Labels 23. I inked all the edges with Antique Linen. I also cut two extra layers for the easel, one in patterned paper and the other white card, on which I stamped the image. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

The paper I have used is from Graphic 45's 'Secret Garden' collection: I decorated the sides, front and back of the box and also added a lace trim. For the drawer front, I also added a very old belt buckle that was in my button box and that came from my Mum, but I think it may have originally belonged to my Grandmother! Through the centre I tied a lovely vintage ribbon, which I had misted with water and crumpled before drying.

 For the base at the front of the easel, I made a pleated strip with the paper and added three rolled lace flowers to the centre to act as the stopper.

I stamped the tape measure and cotton reel from a set that was free with a magazine and wound some lilac cotton around it; I also added two hat pins. Both the tape measure and reel were made to appear more vintage by inking with Vintage Photo.

I made the roses using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and also added two flourishes. All of these were inked using Milled Lavender.

To finish off I added some sewing items to the drawer!

Thanks for stopping by today and
please do leave a comment,
I love to read them!

I would like to enter this card in

Week 213 -Lavender and Lace

Challenge #13: Anything Goes

Stampin' for the Weekend Anything Goes

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Just lovely Carole,
    My Mum would love this, sewing, vintage, purple and lavender, all her favourite things.
    Have a great day.

  2. Oh Carole this is absolutely terrific. I love it, not only because it's in my favourite colours too. Like you, we are often at Hidcote. Maybe one of these times we'll bump into each other! Christine xx

  3. Just gorgeous Carole, a piece of art! Lovely colours!xx

  4. Gorgeous project, love the decorated box and fabulous vintage style card design.

    Regards Diane

  5. This looks beautiful Carole and must have taken a while to do. Love all the attention to detail. Thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts challenge
    x catherine

  6. Aww!! Carol this is just so beautiful, I love everything about this wonderful creation.
    Love, Love, Love all the vintage things you have got on the card.

    Patricia xxxx

  7. This is a stunner and just love those colours too...also lavender is a soothing plant and love the smell of it, reminds me of my

  8. Hi Carole,
    another of your superb creations. I love this project, the colours are fab, and those stamps are tremendous. Superb roses too.
    I would love to have ago at this, but sadly because of my eyes , I'm not very good at measuring, can't read the measurements on a tape or ruler.
    Now to the lovely lavender, the smell of that is wonderful.About 6 years ago I lived below a hill that had a lavender field on the hill and the smell in the summer time was sooooooooooo lovely and refreshing, till they would harvest it.
    Then on the other side of where I lived they had a field of mint, and you can imagine how wonderful that also smelt. I do miss it sometimes.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Such a wonderful creation Carole, I love the elegant ladies.Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  10. Hi Carole - years ago Sewing was my favourite hobby so I love this card for that reason and also because it is so beautiful. My favourite colours as well! As for lavender - the villa we had in Majorca recently, had a path leading down to the pool with huge lavender bushes along it. The gardener came one day and trimmed them because they were overhanging quite a bit - I managed to bring the chopped bits home and they are drying now. The smell is gorgeous and the bees and several hummingbird moths just loved it.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx