Monday, November 12, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Christmas Gift Blog Hop Day 1



 
 
Hello, and welcome on this fabulous Monday!!  Today you are in for a treat, it is not only the start of a new week, but the start of a 8 day Blog Hop with Graphic 45 and Petaloo!
Of course there will be prizes, TONS of Christmas gift inspiration and LOTS of yummy Graphic 45 papers, all in the spirit of things!
 
 
Here is what you could win, and don't forget, to participate you need to leave your comments of love to everyone along the your journey this week!! 
 
 
Also, make sure to stop by G45's Facebook page to find out another way to win some goodies!!
 
Now onto the schedule...
All week long you can hop along with the schedule, jump in at any time, or use it to come back and visit for that little bookmark of inspiration!  Either way, I hope you enjoy the journey!!


Monday, November 12:
Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com  <-------- You Are Here



Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com
Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Saturday, November 17:
Sunday, November 18:
Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/
Monday, November 19: 
Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Now onto my Christmas gift idea! 
This shabby chic shadowbox is a wonderful gift  for all those Christmas collectors!  Capturing the wonderful wintry feel of Christmas, with splashes out yummy purples and teals of A Ladies Diary combined with the Nutcracker sweet, and the brand NEW A Place in Time collection!

 
The whole thing was inspired by the gorgeous purple Petaloo flowers that I received in my care package.  Combined with their cream flowers, the idea was born!

 
Using a Graphic 45 art box for the top,, and one of their Metal film canisters for the base tied the whole thing together.  In the middle a hand painted candle stick creates the perfect vintage decorative stand.  Plus, the film canister still opens, making the perfect place for a handmade mini book, ornaments, or other fun little gift!
 
 
Inside the shadowbox is Christmas in Paris.  With small traces of ice all around,
and an image of the Eiffel Tower.  The word Joy captures the moment, as one of G45's Ornate Key Holes and keys frames the date, December 25th.  And don't forget the ice forming on the outside of this box to help create that lovely vintage feel, by using ground up Mica Glitter. 

 
This is a super simple gift that requires very little fussy cutting, and has such an elegant feel. 
Here is where it all began, with the little bird resting in the frosted flowers.  This little birdie was perfect, with untones of purple, he was cut from the New Place in Time line.
These companies pairing up will always be something magical!!!

Thank you so much for joining in the hop today, and stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my project and are ready to get into the swing of Christmas creations!!
 Lots more to see from here today, and don't forget, for the next 8 days as well!!!
Wishing you many visions of sugar plums and happy designing!!

XOXO
Nicki Chicky


Supplies Used:
 Graphic 45 Papers:
 A Ladies Diary- Lasting Impression, Garden Stroll
Kraft Reflections: Bits and Pieces
A Place in Time - May, January, October Cut aparts, Calendar Foundation,
Place in Time Sticker Alphabet
A Nutcracker Sweet-  Nutcracker Sweet

G45 Staples: 8x8 Matchbook Box, Metal Film Canister, Ornate Metagl Key Holes,
Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Door Pull,Trims

Petaloo: Paper Flowers and Stick Pins
Ranger: Frosted Lace Stickles
Scrapbook Adhesives; 3D foam squares

Other: Paint, Sandpaper, Candlestick, Mica gitter, Metal Star




 
 

 

 

180 comments:

Linda said...

What a lovely creation. Have a nice day :)

Pat Von Minden said...

Stunning use of color that one wouldn't ordinarily think of for Christmas.
Pat Von Minden

{VICKI} said...

beautiful

Sharon Y said...

What a clever use of products. I did not guess that was a film canister at the bottom. Wonderful colors!

eyes2theocean said...

This is really cute. I love thing's that open and I like the idea of being able to put thing's inside of it. How cute is that! The tinsel is such a nice touch, it takes me back to when I was a kid. Love the colors and the flowers give it just the right touch. Well done. :)

HappyScrappin said...

What a great idea!!! Love the colors.

Mary Jane W said...

A very beautiful shadow box. Thanks for the opportunity to win an amazing giveaway!

Emily said...

Love that little bird just hopping through the flowers!

JPScraps said...

Wow! Beautiful mix of paper, flowers, and different items.

vihreän talonkorttiunelmia said...

Such a lovely project...I love colours and how you have binded papers, stamps and flowers!

Thomas Clough said...

Great use for the G 45 papers Love it. Thank You.

Janetcraft said...

this is a great project, great combo of the products and colors are just so awesome and match!

GeorgiaC said...

I love your design Thank you.

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

LOVE your project! It's gorgeous!

Ava Gavloski said...

interesting off the page project
ava g

cardgirl said...

Absolutely stunning. Love colours & the stand is beautiful... :)

Ruth said...

I love that you used three different collections. It shows how versatile they are and well they work together with each other and the flowers. Well done.

mitz said...

...ohhhh a favorite.. Ladies Diary.. and amazed at your project.. its a WOW..

Beth said...

Lovely............love the colors of Graphic and Petaloo together.

Jackie said...

Your project is very clever. I just love the bird in the corner!

Scrap2day said...

Need I say gorgeous?? Beautiful and also original! Love the use of Purple!

Abigail Stoops said...

What a super cool idea!

Jan Hennings said...

Love this!

michelle said...

I never would of used purple for Christmas project but I was so wrong it is beautiful!

WandaH said...

What a cute idea. I can see this done up for a wedding.

Kathy said...

Your creations are awe inspiring - Always follow your blog for ideas. Love this current one, as it seem relatively easy. Keep up the great work!

Lillian Child said...

Absolutely LOVELY! These products just scream at us to create!! Thanks for sharing!

JEANNIE said...

Very Clever...Beautiful Project!

Teresa said...

So pretty! what a great idea!

Sharka said...

Great idea and love that it's a purple day from both DT members. TFS :)

Beth said...

Super cute, love the glitz

nzillingworth said...

What fab creations just makes me want to have a go.

langeatheart said...

What a gorgeous gift! I love the purple!

Scrapycandy said...

What a great idea for Christmas..sitting on the side table or fireplace mantle! Brilliant!

Kent Mullens said...

very nice.. great color use.

KAT said...

your display is stunning to say the least. i love the vintagy feel/look. thank you for sharing your project.

SmokieBlueRose said...

Everything looks cold and icy just like a winters day. The sparkle is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Very nice mix Graphic 45 and Petaloo. Wonderful combination.

Ramona

fusiafscrapping said...

This creation is wonderful.

Michell said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing your idea with us!!

scrapper said...

Don't you just love how one element inspires such a stunning creation? Thnk goodness for G45 and Pentaloo for these fabulous products!

Terry F said...

So many creative ideas!!!!!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful pairing of graphic 45 and petaloo.
Elaine x

Leslie said...

beautiful work, this is lovely

Tara Orr said...

super creative! Love what you did with the canister!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! The colors are amazing together!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous & Awesome Idea With Shadowbox .. Loving Petaloo's Flowers N Its Purple Yay!!!!! Lol

Rea' said...

OMG... sooooooooooo pretty, I LOVE purples and lavendars, and this Place In Time selection is awesome, your creativity is so amazing!!

Phyllis M. said...

Very pretty and love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

This is just wonderful!

acpriess said...

You got the stunning part right! But simple...? I bow at your feet. This is beautiful.

ionabunny said...

That's a gorgeous project. Beautiful combination of products

Adrienne Crist said...

Absolutely unique and beautiful! Adore those purple flowers and so ingenious to mount the box on a candlestick! You Rock!

Alice Carman said...

Wow...what a an awesome idea!!! Great combo with Petaloo and Graphic 45!

luv46kdz said...

What a great gift idea! Tfs :)

Paula

ParkNSlide said...

So pretty---G45 & Petaloo work so well together.

Lesley said...

Really beautiful.

Lesley said...

Really beautiful work!

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Lynne Forsythe said...

Nicole.....there is going to be ONE HAPPY CAMPER this Christmas....'cause just let me tell you....your Shadowbox is FANTABULOUS!!

Sarah Schultz said...

Such a unique gift. Lovely.

Jennie said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks for sharing a truly great idea.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful piece. I have a friend this would be PERFECT for!!!

marylouh said...

Anyone would love to receive this as a Christmas gift. And there's the added bonus of storage for treasures.
Great job.

Colleen Lovgren said...

Very ornate! Neat use of an old candlestick if you only had one.

Romy said...

Oh, such a beautiful project! I really love these elegant colours together!

Carol L said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Carol L said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Carol L said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Corporate Hampers Melbourne said...

I really love and like it. It is indeed so nice.

Pam said...

This is fabulous! Love the way you used these products. Great gift for someone!

Debbie said...

OMG, How cool is that, Gorgeous!!!!

wendyportc1 said...

Absolutely stunning, thank you!!

bkazoo said...

Great idea I wouldn't have thought of. Very nice.

michele said...

I just love the little birdie too! Well done Nicole.
thank you

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Sharon said...

I love how you combined the products from the different collections. Beautiful!

Mindy said...

I looove this. Purple is my favorite color. I love the stand, the whole piece is beautiful.

KC Inspired said...

G45 paper are so wonderful! They always make for a beautiful project!

Katie R. said...

Very pretty. Love the color.

Rea said...

So beautiful, great creativity using both companies products.

Dena Cottrell said...

I really like the calendar in this project. It is both practical and beautiful. I love it.

CCC said...

Lovely and unique gift idea! Wonderful!

Debbie said...

you have given this shadow box such an elegant feeling thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

Beatrice Lawson said...

Too beautiful for words. Love the purple and the shimmery, glam look of it.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous project! Your attention to detail is astonning! TFS

Becky Dunham said...

This is so gorgeous Nicole! The purple from the G45 papers perfectly match those Petaloo flowers which I LOVE! What an amazing idea! Love how you took several elements to create something unique :)

Lanna said...

Oh my gosh. I would not have known the items you used in your piece if I had not read the products you used. Lanna

Stampy Sister said...

This is so cool. I love it.

Yvonne Morentin said...

so beautiful... thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower.
adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com
morentin1326@aol.com

Sharon said...

I love the purple and blues/silvers and cream white as Winter colors. They're just beautiful. I like how you incorporated the film canister. Graphic 45 takes you into a magical place. I find it calm loving, and relaxing, too.
Thanks kindly for sharing this project with us.

Dora said...

Beautiful colour combination, although not Christmas typicall. Loved it!

Margie said...

Your shadowbox is absolutely gorgeous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Beautiful! I love the fact that it all started with that sweet little bird nested in the corner! The design is simple and elegant.

Camille Short said...

Fabulous project and great flowers, too!

Haasiendamom said...

Thats a great gift idea and beautiful. Gayle

Haasiendamom said...

Thats a great gift idea and beautiful. Gayle

Haasiendamom said...

Thats a great gift idea and beautiful. Gayle

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lynneatw said...

I love your project.

Diana said...

I love the shabby chic look. Your choice of colors is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

jayjay said...

Love that color combo. So classy. Very beautiful.

Val said...

Love those colors.

tndj said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

PG Grace said...

WOW what a stunning shadow box! You amaze me with all of your talent. Beautiful and very creative ideas.

Anonymous said...

Great way to have a picture on my very crowded desk! Thanks for your pretty project. Mary Werner

Grammy GG said...

Love what you did-- shows well how to mix different collections and textures.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow...This is really pretty. I love the glitter and flowers. Great job.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Nicki Chicki, beautiful project and I love your presentation! I too am drawn first to the purple flowers!

debi said...

Very pretty, great inspiration

Whimcees said...

Hello!

So creative and unique and the flowers are beautiful! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Karen Wedding said...

So pretty. Glitz and glam. Love all the glitter.

kandilin said...

usdoes2What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing

MsDebren said...

Purple is such a in color for christmas this year, luv the project !

Heather said...

Very interesting take on the theme. :)

Gloria Stengel said...

I love this. The sparkle, the use of flowers....it's great!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

What a great idea! I see candlesticks like that all the time at the thrift store and I like this better that just decorating the holdes. TFS
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Christina Gualazzi said...

Love the glitter, what an excellent idea using the canister.

My Studio Voice said...

It must be so satisfying to get your results from parts and pieces. So fun.

Pam said...

Very creative ! Love the purple flowers.

Holly and little people said...

Wow, I find myself just repeating with all the projects, amazing, just amazing. This is stunning in it's entirety and it's pieces. Thanks for sharing.

bird said...

Gorgeous work !!

Anita said...

Oh my this looks amazing...
Hugs Anita..xx

crazyoldsyd said...

wow, that is very blingie! love it. I love Purple.,

Chermaine c said...

wow. such a beautiful piece of art piece made from the mix of papers and embellishment!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful .Love the color purple and the flower . France

Anniebee said...

This is just as lovely as can be! They just don't come any better than G45 and Petaloo! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Kim H said...

what a beautiful project, a great inspiration. love the textures and old world feel. thank you for sharing.

cal8007 said...

What a neat idea for this project. Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,

Carmen L

Teena said...

I LOVE shadow boxes. Yours is awesome!

Karen Denson said...

Wow! What a unique way to make the stand for the shadow box. I love it. I also love that you can hide a little book if you want. The little bird is just at home tucked in behind the flowers. What a beautiful work of art!

shanjamorjor said...

love the color combination1!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a lovely gift idea! I enjoyed that you managed to use so many of G45's paper lines in one project, it really shows how versatile they are! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for being part of this great blog hop.

2amscrapper said...

I like the mica glitter effect.

jennifer berkhahn said...

What a wonderful gift Idea. This year I am really trying to make as many gifts as possible but I want them to be unique and meaniful. I could really take this places thanks for sharing.

Sarita said...

Very creative idea. Great display piece.

ckkrussell said...

What a creative project! Love the colors!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful project!!! Love Graphic 45 and Petaloo, TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

A beautiful and creative project! Love the colors!

JamieH

Drifty Wright said...

Wonderful altered use of a candlestick! Love the colors!! A very special gift!!

Helen said...

Just in time!!! I have been looking for gift ideas and yours is at the top of my list.Thank you so much,Helen

Luv 2 Create said...

In a word......Beautiful!!!! Love the use of a candlestick as a platform. Very clever. And the Mica Glitter just really puts you in the holiday spirits. TFS your wonderful ideas.
Marcie

Anonymous said...

Love they way you altered everything, it all comes together so well.

Anonymous said...

Love the way you altered everything, it all comes together so well.

Lisa T.

Natali Yarkova said...

Счастье - когда можно творить !
Мне нравится то , что сделано с любовью !

kay(texfolkart) said...

Beautiful!

puffnstuff39 said...

What a pretty shadow box! Love the colors! Hugs, Jeanne

Sol said...

Beautiful, love the flowers

Sue in Ak said...

Very nice. I like the Stickles on the flower petals.

marilyn said...

Such a beautiful project. LOVE it!

artjunkie2 said...

What a beautiful gift!

artjunkie2 said...

What a beautiful gift!

artjunkie2 said...

What a beautiful gift!

artjunkie2 said...

What a beautiful gift!

craftylyn said...

Hi Nicole, This is a lovely gift idea - really beautiful. Ah! only if we could all spend Christmas in Paris eh?
Linda

Nat Laney said...

What a great idea. Love this as a gift or to put at my desk at the office.

Jan Aquino said...

Wow Nicole - What a fun way to tie in the shadow box & film canister. Loving all the blog hop projects.

Kaye said...

Beautiful project thank you for sharing with us

Cindy J said...

Beautifully created! Very clever!!

Katie said...

Wow, so pretty! Love your idea, it looks so beautiful with the tinsel and glitter, and I love the bird in the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Suzanne said...

Christmas in Paris. Ah!!!!

happybooker said...

Nicole, you are so very clever. I love the colors and the combination of the different G45 paper lines. And, I love purple. The silver tinsel really set everything in the shadow box off nicely. Thanks for sharing your fantastic talent with us.

Bluemoon18 said...

Wow! A cool idea - TFS

Shari said...

WOW it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing your talents and I'm getting lots of ideas from this blog hop!

Kelly said...

Very, very pretty! I love your creativity in using the candlestick! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Chris said...

Incredible project!

Dil said...

cannot believe how gorgeous this is! I'd pay for that!

Nikki said...

what a beautiful creation

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Gorgeous! I just love it. Love the purple and cream color combination. Lots of wonderful details and enjoy the various layers. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

BethW said...

So lovely!Purple is one of my favorite colors but I always have a hard time using it.Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful shadow box. Thank you for sharing. Velma

Diana said...

A beautiful center piece. TFS b4ustamp@yahoo.com

Megan Aaron said...

wow! this is stunning!

jordanbev5 said...

Gorgeous shadow box!

Lauren Collis said...

Very clever! And lovely colors in your design. Thank you!

OlesyaK said...

Love all the glitter on the flowers and a very festive color combo!

Velvet Pearson said...

Pretty, pretty purple!

mommyx2 said...

Beautiful, love the flowers.

pitje said...

Great gift!

Glam Sparklen n' Glitz said...

That's a pretty good idea i must say.
Thanks...