Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Christmas gift!

Happy holidays!
Just a few days now, and Christmas is here!
I`ve made a Christmas gift for today`s post at Flourishes, using one of my all time favorite Flourishes sets, the Poinsetta and Boxwood.



I made the box from cardstock, and decorated it with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die cuts and satin ribbon.


As you see, I`ve made an acetate window for the recipient to have a sneak peek at the contents...


A close-up of the window... The poinsetta was stamped, colored with Le Plume Markers and cut out.


Inside the box...


...The set of cards.







This was my last Limelight sunday, and I have so enjoyed my time at Flourishes! I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy, creative new year! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
I hope to see you all next year:)

78 comments:

Ann said...

This is just wow - how lucky is the person receiving this - oh my it's beautiful

Have a fantastic Christmas Yvonne and thank you so much for all the inspiration you share with us mere mortals. Just a bit blown away by your latest creation.

ann xxx

Marna said...

Oh, my god ... your work is amazing. Those cards are just gorgeous!!!

Lisbeth said...

Oh, my god!!! Amazing, Yvonne!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Hugs from Lisbeth

Turid said...

Hjelpe meg, blir bare stum av beundring:) Noe så NYYDELIG!!!

Ønsker deg en riktig herlig og
God Jul Yvonne:)
Juleklem fra Turid

Eva Helen said...

Nyyyyydelig boks og kort i samme stil.Så bra laget i farger og bruk av spellbiinders.

Aina said...

Åååå, så mye lekkert!!! :)

Beth S said...

Wow Ynonne you continue to amaze me. This set is stunningly beautiful. I just can't get over all the detail you've put into it. I'm blown away by your talent.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hei Yvonne. Dette var virkelig nydelig, for en flott gave å få. Nydelige kort med ett flott motiv, herlig layout og vakre farger. Ønsker deg en God Jul :-)
Klem Gunn

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Absolutely breath taking, girl! LOOOOOOOVE these!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I saw it at flourishes ...fantastic Yvonne!

Have a very merry christmas!

hugs Susi

Unni said...

Du er fantastisk dyktig, det du lager er så gjennomført lekkert og vakkert ned til minste detalj, heldig er den som får en oppmerksomhet fra deg!
Juleklem fra Unni.

Kaia said...

...jeg blir stum jeg....
Noe så nydelig!!!
Det er ingen som kan trylle med spellbinders som du, og for noen mesterverk du har laget...
Hvordan i all verden klarer du å knytte så flotte sløyfer ?????
Jeg tar av meg hatten, nok en gang, og ønsker deg en flott 4 søndag i advent...
Klem fra Kaia

Scrapthat said...

Woweee Yvonne! Beautiful beautiful gift!!
You're work amazes me everytime!
I would love it if you shared a tutorial on how you do your coloring with distress inks.
Wondering...what paper do you use? What kind of applicator do you add the color with brush?
And your spellbinder work is Top notch! I am making your snowflake ornaments for gifts for my family this year...Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration!

Gro said...

Utrolig nydelig eske, og det som er inni er like nydelig. Du har en fantastisk stil som fasinerer meg veldig.
Ønsker deg en God Jul og et Godt Nyttår.

Juleklem fra Gro :o)

ELLY said...

Spectaculair giftbox, and really amazing cards. Wish I was the recipient of this beautiful creation ;-). I wish you a merry christmas and a happy ,healthy and inspirational new year!!
hugs, Elly

Becky said...

This is just stunning I love how you did the cards in different colors.

Abby said...

Oh my goodness Yvonne this is so magnificent....I don't have the words to describe it! I've created a few "window" creations but none compare to this beauty!

Merry Christmas!

Abby:)

Kathy said...

WOW Yvonne this is such a gorgeous and elegant gift!! I love what you do with the diecuts!! So creative and lovely!! The colors are so pretty and that ribbon is delicious!! So pretty!
:)Kathy

Tracy M Simon said...

I love these so much that I would love to case them for a class if you don't mind. If so could you please email me with the instructions for the box and the size of the cards. I would sooooo appreciate it. They are beautiful.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my you are amazing!
These are so very, very, beautifully stunning!
I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas!
hugs
kim x

Kim said...

WOW these are AMAZING! What a gorgeous gift...the recipient is going to love this!
Hugs~ Kim

Cindy Haffner said...

Over the top GORGEOUS!!

Pompi said...

Wow...
It's beautiful !!!

Irene said...

Hello Yvonne

Wow Yvonne, this is just amazing, breathtaking and beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us over the past year.

Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

luv
irene
xxxx

Bastelfrosch said...

This is a wonderful box an wonderul cards!!! Absolutly-
Annette

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Just beautiful Yvonne....just another INSPIRATION to me!

Merry Christmas... and a HAPPY New Year of more wonderful crafting!

Iren said...

Gu Yvonne kor lekker denne gaven var!!! Så delikat at det er et syn!!!

Ønsker deg noen flotte førjulsdager :)

Klem

Anonymous said...

This is Gorgeous! Just amazing, love seeing what you create.
Merry Christmas to you.
Christine B

Cindy H. said...

I don't know any stronger words to describe your gorgeous work except *AWESOME* and this gorgeous boxed set is no exception. I'm sure the person you give them to will never send them out, they will just keep them and admire them...at least that's what I'd do :) Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

Patti.Jo said...

Oh my, what works of art! Absolutely gorgeous Yvonne! Love how you have used the Spellbinders dies. Classy and elegant!!!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS GIFT SET - Yvonne!!! As always perfectly designed!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas season!!! Big hugs ~S~

torico said...

OMG... How beautiful!!! I wish I could receive such a gorgeous Christmas present. lol!

Have a fantasutic Christmas!!

torico XX

Suzanne C said...

Wowzer! That is some gift set!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

They are all so srtikingly beautiful-I love all the colors! You are sunch an inspiration!

America said...

OK, so my address is this:

America Kuhn
1910.....LOL (I wish)

I LOVE YOUR wonderful designs and this too is quite fantastic, rich and beautiful!!!

Holly aka Toy said...

*sigh* your work just leaves me speechless. WOW

Joseline said...

You are truly gifted! I just spent the last 45 minutes looking at all your designs. Certainly, I'm speechless. Adding you to my fav. I have to see more of your work. ;o)

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful beyond belief! Your work is breath taking and I've enjoyed seeing it through the Flourishes Newsletter. Gorgeous! Pat

Darlene said...

Wow - I just had to tell you these are absolutely beautiful! I can't believe I've just now found your blog. I love your work and will be visiting often

Anonymous said...

Love your creative box of cards. You can do so much more with the same tools of the trade that I have that it is embarassing to me!
Blessing to you this Christmas.
Stella

Alexandra said...

Another gorgeous creation Yvonne. Where do you get such beautiful ideas, I love them all. Thanks for sharing with us, these, and all your lovely projects. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year. xxx

Loretta said...

Yvonne, this is a STUNNING set! I just love coming by to see what you have been up to. It makes me experience a {happy place} *sigh*

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an absolutely stunning box and card set! Beautiful design and so lovely in the different colors! Sue (suen)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What an exquisite gift set Yvonne!! Your box is stunning all by itself!! But then you add such gorgeous, detailed cards to the set, and it puts this set right over the top!! Love the combo of colors!!

Sandy Knecht said...

What a gorgeous set of cards and the box is over the top. Who wouldn't love getting this set of cards. I'd have a hard time giving them away if I'd received them.

rudlis said...

Wow, Beautiful gift!!!

Have a very merry christmas!

Pam said...

This is gorgeous. I hope you will post all of the details on how to make this beautiful gift.
Wishing you God's blessings this holiday season and always,
Pam
http://stamspinc.blogspot.com/

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

What a wonderful spotlight this has been. I think I have enjoyed it as much as you have!!! (smile) May all the wonder and blessings of Christmas rest on you and your family this year Yvonne. God Jul!!

Michele

Kim said...

Thud! Just jaw dropping!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This soooo elegant! A perfect gift!

Laurie in MN said...

Gorgeous cards.

Gisèle said...

What an absolutely beautiful gift. Spectacular!

Hanne said...

Detaljene på dine kunstverk er helt fantastiske. Liker veeeeldig godt det du lager!

Jeg ønsker deg en Riktig God Jul og et Godt Nytt År!
Klem Hanne

Ruthy said...

Yvonne, I absolutely love your art. You are such an inspiration. I would love to get any of your work as a gift. Want to 'adopt' me?

Hugs and Blessings

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

jaw dropping, breath taking, gorgeous!! Wow!!!

Only by His Grace said...

Oh Yvonne, your creations are so beautiful. This is so elegant.
I have to have another look at these.
Hugs Marion

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Yvonne. You always have the most amazing projects and you have great skills with any nestie or spellbinder you use.. Love this. Have a great holiday.

Karen Arthur said...

Oh my, your creations are so stunning - they are truly works of art. Where do you come up with your ideas? I look forward to your next one.

I want to let you know that I have some holiday blog candy up for grabs. If you are interested, check it out HERE
Hugs, Karen A

Crissy Armstrong said...

Omygosh, this makes me want to faint and fall off my chair! How truly stunning! I don't know what else to say!! I'm speechless!

Anonymous said...

Takk for en interessant blogg

Anonymous said...

hvorfor ikke:)

Helen Dooley said...

What a beautiful gift. Very elegant and simlpy beautiful. WOW

melody said...

WOW! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING yvonne! your attention to detail just amazes me!

hoping you had a wonderful christmas and wishing you the bestest in 2010! i'm looking forward to another scrappin happy bloggin year with ya!

big hugz
melody

Anonymous said...

Also that we would do without your magnificent phrase

marijke said...

wowwwwwwwww this is soooooooooo gorgeous, I have found your blog through someone elses blog and hey I am a follower from now on

ELLY said...

Love it Yvonne!! I took the liberty of taking some insperation out of it for my own card ;-) Please go and see on my blog, and tell me what you think of it.
Wishing you a happy 2010!!
hugs, Elly

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Yvonne!! Gorgeous giftset!! Wow! Happy New Year!!

hugs,
Chris

Scrapninny said...

Wow, the way you frame things is incredibly elegant! Quite impressive - can you see the drool on my screen?

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, your work is awesome. I came here via Laurie's Blog (On the bight side). I am so glad I did. I will be back often!

Solveig said...

Godt nyttår!!

Noe såååååå nyyyydeligt!!!!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Yvonne! I love your blog and your art work so much, and you really inspire me. I posted a little bit about you on my blog post today because your tutorial really helped me and I wanted others to come here to enjoy your amazing works of art. I hope I brought more people here for you! Thank you for sharing with us Yvonne!

Lana said...

Your work is just stunning! What an inspiration you are! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations! Lana Cisinski

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my... absolutely breathtaking! The design on the box with the window is fabulous. Your work is absolutely exquisite!!!

Domenikak said...

Oh, it's so beautiful, fantastic box

Hanne said...

Hei Yvonne!

Godt nytt år!
Gratulerer med SCS-tutorialen:) Den var bare så fin og godt forklart!

Klem Hanne

Bluemoon said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I am wondering if you could post the recipe or instructions, I'm not sure what you used to make these, and I'd love to know. Thanks for sharing.

manon's kaartenhoekje said...

wauww what a gift card you created ..
beautiful .....

may I ask how you made? They would also make prachtiggggggg find them

liefs manon