Thursday, September 15, 2011

For my Thanksgiving Table


Here we are on Day 3 of our beautiful September previews at Flourishes, and today's set is an absolutely gorgeous one for fall, called A Season of Thanks.  As you may already know, Thanksgiving comes for us Canadians a month earlier than it does for those in the USA, so I've already made some pretty plans for my Thanksgiving Table.  It's a long post with a lot of pictures because there is a lot to show off!


Above top left clockwise is:  A Thanksgiving Card, A Candle Wrap, A Menu card, A Place Card and a Napkin Ring.   All of the items are colored with Copic Markers.  


Here's the place card cut with a new Labels Twenty-Two Die, scored and folded in half.  I've added the name flag with the Nested Lacey Pennants die and a corduroy button with some Jute Twine through it.   The paper is some older Basic Grey - Indian Summer.  

Next up.... 


A napkin ring holder.  Easy to make with the Lacy Ovals die because the ribbon can thread through the die and the 2 inch wide ring I formed from paper behind it.  


Here is the candle wrap with the Indian Corn Bough image.  I LOVE this beautiful corn with the husks and the gorgeous tie!  I've accented it with Olive silk ribbon.  


Here is the card that will sit at each table setting with a note from us about what we are thankful for in each of our guests with us.  I've trimmed out the image carefully with a slight border and used the herringbone embossing folder, as well as the Lacy Squares as a border to the designer paper.  


This will list our menu items on the card - I'm not completely sure what we'll be serving yet...some possibilities are rotisserie chicken or turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheddar cheese perogies, some yummy salads, cabbage rolls, apple pie, or some pumpkin or pecan pie and ice cream... but until that week I'm not certain what it will be, but I know it will be bountiful and delicious.  Here I've cut out the urn image and placed it onto the card with some twine accent and some burgundy pearls.  


Here is a side view of the stand


And a close up of the coloring.  Aren't the images just stunning?  


And once again, the pieces all together.  

These gorgeous sets are all in the store now, and until September 23rd you can get the New Release Bundle at a discount!

I know you will find many beautiful things today on the Blog Hop with the Design Team so please go ahead and visit these lovely ladies...

and  Jan Marie Caruso  and Sharon Doolittle

Remember, you can win this set today by leaving a comment on the Flourishes Blog

Somewhere along the line of the DT members is the.....

.....and if you comment on their blog you could win this set!

AND You can play in our Noon-time Challenge from the past two days on the FLLC Blog, as well as the Fall Color Challenge.  

So many ways to win these great sets this month!


Tomorrow you can see all of the winners on the Winner's Circle Post at noon on the Flourishes Blog.  

44 comments:

gg nurse said...

If only I could color! Wonderful work--I especially love the card to sit at each place.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine these are gorgeous, what have you done a great job.
beautiful colours and coloring, and the images are fabulous.


greetings karin

Linda Carson said...

Goodness! Your table is going to be gorgeous w/these stunning additions! Thanks for the inspiration!

petra,s cards said...

good morning cristine i love them all wauw what a inspiration!! love the pretty fall colours!
xx petra

lizlincoln said...

Wow have you ever been a busy girl. I can't believe how many wonderful projects you completed. I can see this is obviously one of your favourite stamps! The colouring is amazing.

Karen W said...

Beautiful work, what a fabulous table that will make. Great new sets this month and all the projects have been wonderful!

ecpiercy said...

My goodness! You've been working, and everything is just beautiful. Love the rich colors, too.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh My Goodness!! You sure did out do yourself with this beautiful group of Fall creations!!! I love everyone of the them...really!!

Naomi said...

Christine..WOW, were you ever busy! I can see why you felt so inspired...this set is drop dead GORGEOUS! I love all of your projects and they're all coloured so beautifully...but, I especially love that multi-coloured indian corn!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness... just call you Jerry J. She always creates these gorgeous things for her seasonal table!! Wow you've done just a superb job with this stunning collection. You're family will be so thrilled! Wonderful inspiration.

Beth Greco

stampqueen said...

Wow what a great set!!! I don't do anything near that fancy for Thanksgiving (course I often end up working.....).
Stunning work!!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Christine,
I love your cards, they are so gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs, Anne P

Dawn B. said...

What a project. I want to come to your house for a party. This is awesome Christine. Over the top.

Beate said...

SHUT the heck up! OMG! Absolutely amazing creations! Your coloring rocks! LOVE everything about everything! LOL
Hugs and smiles

Janet L. said...

My word, you did a spectacular job of using the new stamp set! Your Thanksgiving table is going to be just simply stunning!

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! this is so amazing that i can't even come up with the right thing to say!! absolutely floored by your talent!

Marisa said...

Great combination of cards, Christine! Love the fall images :)

Leslie Turner said...

Oh so beautiful - all of them!! The coloring is exquisite!!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW!! You've been so busy, Christine. Look at all of these fabulous projects!! Your coloring is outstanding--so hard to believe that these were colored by hand. BEAUTIFUL!

Amanda said...

Good Golly, Miss Christine!!! This is Simply Tasteful and AMAZING!!! You have made an Elegant table setting, and I'm so in love with everything, I mean you did an amazing and fabulous job on it all! I don't even know where to start, so I will say that I love your stunning table set! :)

Jan Garber said...

So pretty, all of it! I always go to extremes and my family teases me at the Thanksgiving table, but these stams would really get their attention! Thanks for sharing your wonderful coloring!

Donna said...

Amazing cards using this set. I was drooling while looking at them. The orange card with the pumpkins is wonderful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous table ensemble Christine. I love the way you colored it all and very beautiful design that the family will love.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Christine, this is all STUUUUUUNNNNNING! Beautiful rich colors, and your coloring on every image is perfect! What a beautiful table you will present!

Dee said...

Wow! I love all of your projects. You are going to have an amazing table for thanksgiving. Your designs are stunning!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you are going to have one Beautiful table, what a special way to welcome your guest to the table!!

Beth Miller said...

Good, golly, gosh, you have outdone yourself! :) Such creative ideas. How lucky Flourishes is to have you on their design team.

lisa808 said...

Unbelieveable coloring!!!

Ravengirl said...

Oh heavens! These are gorgeous! You will have the most gorgeous Thanksgiving table!

Jan Marie said...

Wow! What a feast for the eyes. . .who needs the dinner? Scrumptious, gorgeous . . .fantabulous!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine these images are stunning! Love your colouring.

Anonymous said...

All your cards are gorgeous. what beautiful colors. Mary L Schreiber

Mary said...

Wow--this is a wonderful project, and your coloring is amazing!!

Anette Eakins said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous- all of it!
Can I come for Thanksgiving to see it all IRL?

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this set is gorgeous! The colors are so rich and vibrant! Just wonderful!

Theresa said...

These creations are fabulous!! Beautiful work.

Chrissy D said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful set! So many beautiful fall colors.

Sue D said...

Oh my--you have been busy--your Thanksgiving table will be lovely.

Candy said...

Beautiful work! You are going to have a beautiful fall table!

Bonnie said...

Love the bold colors of the fall.

Peggy K said...

WOW! Gorgeous and ambitious! Just beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Your Thanksgiving table will surely be beautiful this year, Christine! Goodness, a lot of work but, oh, so worth it. I like how you made the stand for the menu. Your coloring is divine, as always!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my good gracious, girl, you have outdone yourself! What a gorgeous ensemble you have created! Your table is going to be just stunning (don't forget to take a picture!). I wanna come to YOUR house for Thanksgiving! :)

Marlena M. said...

Oh, these projects are all stunning! You did a great job coloring and planning this out. ;)