Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas in Paris

Bonjour!  Joyeux Noel.  It's Christmas in Paris at Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My today.  Let me treat you to my version of the Eiffel Tower decorated for the holiday season.   You don't have to travel to France to enjoy it's beauty.
 Aaaah, so you thought it was just a card huh?  No I made these Eiffel Tower Christmas tree ornaments.  Let me tell you how much fun they were to make.  Gosh they are so cute.  I got the template for free at Paper Toys.  So grab your Eiffle Towers and give it a try!
 For the card I used Spellbinders Floral Oval, Large Oval, and Layered Poinsettia dies.  The snowflakes are Sizzix Tim Holtz On The Edge.  They have been painted with glue and sprinkled with Martha Stewart Glitter.  The Poinsettia were cut on white card stock and sponged with Studio G ink in two different colors of pink.
 The Pointsettia have also had crystal stickles applied for sparkle and a recollection rhinestone for the center.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  The flourish is from Cheery Lynn and the crystals are from Michael's. 
 A total of 5 ornaments were created.  The Eiffel Towers were printed out on White Card Stock and assembled.  Once assembled, I painted them with glitter glue and applied crystal glitter on them in a heavy coat.  If you do this don't be worried that you won't see the print.  Once it dries it dries clear and it becomes really sparkly and pretty. 
 I decorated the towers with the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Cheery Lynn Flourishes,  Wired Crystal Sprays from Michael's, and white floral berrys from the "Dollar Tree" that have had crystal stickles applied to them as well as the Poinsettia.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my project.  This is going out in the mail this week to a special friend.   It was a blast to created and I enjoyed it so much.  See you soon!
Here are some Challenges I found to enter:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Tis the Season (I used the mini Fanciful Flourish)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Merry Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
Love to Create - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  -  Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge  -  Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenges:  Christmas
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - To Die For
Pile It On - Embellishments
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas Cards
The Hybridchick- Holiday Card

41 comments:

Marisa said...

This screams Paris in spring time :) Great job!

Vladuška said...

Vau, great projects. This looks gorgeous, every piece.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, it's a fantastic project, great Paris feeling. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sonia said...

Hi Carol
I love Eiffel Tower... You did an Amazing creation. Great JOB!
Thanks for template link.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT
http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Carol beautiful made.
thanks for your lovely comments.

greetings karin

pam124 said...

WOW, is all I can say Carol. I commented on SCS, but just had to see how you created the card and ornaments. You are right, I can see Paris through your eyes and talent!

Olga said...

Beautiful! I love all the layers, flowers and Paris!!! LOL

Love crafts forever said...

WOOOOOOW!!! This is a winner!!!Love your card, but the Ornaments out of this World. Beautiful decorated oh and i love sparkles. Never too much of glitter.
HUgs Nataliya

Audrey Ann said...

Stunning my dear - simply marvelous. I love all your elements, and while the card takes my breath away - your ornaments are even more special. Love love love these beauties!! Hugs!

Sherri said...

Awesome! Just awesome!

Sue said...

Those ornaments are awesome. And that vision of pink of a card is stunning. Love all the flowers and that die is one of my all time favorites, find myself reaching for it all the time. This is just so beautiful, as always!

Hugs
Sue

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! What beautiful flowers and stunning details to your design!! I love your pretty designs Carol!! Thanks for stopping by to see me friend! HUGS :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Very beautiful card, wonderful to have you join in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!

Sparkly Engineer said...

These are stunning. Anyone would love to have one of these ornaments and the card is beautiful.

Caroline D. said...

Wowzers! The ornaments are awesome and so fun! I bet the look great on your tree! Your card is gorgeous as always!

sandra carey said...

Wow this is Beautiful Thanks for Joining us at Love to Create This week Hugs Sandra DT xx
careyscards.blogspot.co.uk

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my word, Carol! YOu've done up Paris in a big, beautiful way! I thought those ornaments were little *metal* baubles you picked up somewhere...cannot believe they're made of paper! I love the pink in here...so Paris, and such a unique take on Christmas!

Yvonne Garner said...

This is a fabulous project! Thanks for the Eiffel Tower too. We are glad you joined us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Laura said...

Wow,stunning,gorgeous!! I can't believe my eyes.really? Paper? I will have to grab this template.TFS!!

Marisa Job said...

Just stunning!!! You are so talented!!

Sarah said...

Carol, your card and ornaments are so awesome! Love the color scheme! Hugs

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, you have outdone yourself here!!! Can you say "stunning"? *I* can--and did, 'cause that's just what these are. SO elegant! And those ornaments will be a beautiful addition to any Christmas tree!

NancyD said...

It's a lovely card and your towers are great too! Thank you for joining this week for our "anything goes" challenge at Love to Create. NancyD

sari said...

Absolutly amazing!!! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Miss Emerald said...

This is so gorgeous and very pretty details! Thanks for sharring with us at The Crazy Challenge.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Great ideas. Thx so much for sharing

HPS

ML

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK For the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how lovely! And thank you for sharing the link to the papercraft site. What a delightful resource. I'll be sharing it and you at SandwichINK this Monday :) Have a blessed Christmas and a lovely Pink Saturday.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous! Love your Paris Christmas card:)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

lynne said...

Oh La La
What fun (and so beautiful) those creations are.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a beautiful card and lovely ornaments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Kianel said...

Beautiful card and ornaments!
Amazingly beautiful Eiffel tower!
Thanks for joining the fun over at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my your card and ornaments are absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenges.

Susie said...

The ornaments and matching card look fantastic! Thanks for joining our Christmas theme at Dream Valley. Susie x

Tamara Morton said...

Wow what a stunning creation, thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn
Hugs
Tamara

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh la la!!!! What an amazing set!!! Not only you've used one of my most favourite ever stamps but also threw in the real Eiffel gal as well! How fabulous is that??? I absolutely adore your project and must try that template as well. TFS!

Thank you for playing with us at FSC in our To Die For challenge :)

Lots of hugs!

Rhea Weigand said...

Wow!!! This is amazing! You did an amazing job on this project. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shea said...

These are fabulous ornaments and an awesome card. You TOTALLY deserve to win your challenges!! WOW!!

Melissa said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for joining the Card Caravan!

melsanford said...

Gorgeous festive creations! hose Eiffel Towers are fab! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Kimberly Clark said...

wow... love it thanks for joining us at Pile it on - hope to see you this week for our new challenge black/White +one :) Kimberly

Lisa Shepard said...

So pretty. Love your designs and colors.