Sunday, December 22, 2013

It took a year, but I got it finished in time for Christmas.

From the Heart Stamps December Challenge features 2 cute digital images - a snowman image, For the Birds, and  adorable Candy Cane Anneke, which is the one I chose to use for my entry this month into their challenge:

This is a great challenge because if you use their image and enter the challenge this month, they will send you another digi image to use next month.  
Here is one more challenge for this card:
Digitally Sweet Challenge # 67 - Photo Inspiration


Now, if you read the title of my blog today you might be wondering why this card took a year to make.    It wasn't this card that took a year.  It was a gift for my DIL. 
A little background info.... the silverware pattern my DIL chose when she and my son married 10 years ago has been discontinued.  And when entertaining, she often has to use both her good and her everyday silverware because she doesn't have enough place settings.  Wonderful MIL that I am, I routinely watch ebay for opportunities to purchase more place settings for her.  Before last Christmas I found and bought 4 more place settings in her pattern.  Then I spotted a flyer at Joann's with directions for silverware holders.  I picked up the flyer, purchased the special material to keep silver in, and pretty fabric for the outside.  But I didn't get a chance to make it before last Christmas.  I told myself that I was going to get this project finished so I could give her the silver this Christmas.
I actually finished it today! and am pleased with the results!

(A view of the 5 utensil holders open)

(The top flaps over to protect the silver)

(A drawstring bag I made in which to keep all 5 holders, also lined with the special silver fabric.)

I sure do hope she likes it!

I am entering this in a few non-card challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - W for Whatever You Wish
Bloggers Challenge - Holiday Gifts
Tomorrow I must bake some Christmas cookies!


  1. Cute, cute card, Debi, and that image is so perfect for the inspiration photo! I'm really impressed with the silverware holders you sewed! Great job, my friend. :-D

  2. So very cute, thanks for playing along at From The Heart.

  3. This is a beautiful gift, Debi - I know she'll love it! You are one creative lady!

  4. Fabby gift hun - love it and ty for playing along at My All Crafts Challenge x

  5. Thanks for entering this absolutely gorgeous project in the challenge over at Miriam's Crafting Blog. I love it!

  6. You did such a perfect job with the photo!
    Thanks for sharing at Digitally Sweet!

  7. Adorable Christmas card and fabulous silverware holders, I bet your DIL loved them! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  8. So glad you had time to share this adorable card with us - it is so sweet and I know you made someone very happy when they received this card from you. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at FTHS and our Stamp of the Month Challenge!

  9. Lovely card, super colours. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  10. So very pretty. Love the patterned papers you have used. Thanks for joining the Stamp of the Month challenge at FTHS.

  11. OMG, this is super cute!!! Thanks for joining our SOTM at From The Heart Stamps! Hugs, Karen


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