Sunday, 17 November 2013

Cobbler and Gold Collection

Hello Friends

I was invited recently to donate a basket of goods to my church's Christmas Bazaar raffle table.  I wanted to include more than 'just' stamps and inks as a raffle (although in truth, that is EXACTLY what I would love to win!) so I came up with this Christmas collection in Cherry Cobbler and Gold.  You'll have to let me know what you think.
The collection includes six different co-ordinating Christmas cards, a handmade box that holds a dozen Ghirardelli chocolates, and a 12x12 framed wall decoration.  For many of the pieces, I incorporated poinsettias (gold embossing powder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock) made from one of my favourite stamp sets from last year (Watercolour Winter).  These all had to be fussy-cut of course.  urgh....   Whose idea was this again?!?

Moving on - The framed wall art has the Special Season tree embossed in gold, and a 3-D Christmas Star (embossed in gold) as its focal point.  I love the gold-foil "Merry", cut using the Expressions thinlits, and the addition of Merry Mini punched stars (from gold foil and also brushed gold paper) balance everything out nicely.
Box of Chocolates

And inside the box......deliciousness!

The box of chocolates carry on the Cherry Cobbler/gold theme and the poinsettias.  

The Ghirardelli chocolates inside even have shiny packaging.  Woot woot.  Even I couldn't "plan" that kind of coordination!

And lastly, the set of Christmas cards.  Several of the cards use the Labels Thinlit die to create a flip-card with the ever-present poinsettias.  

The Christmas Star and several of the other Single Stamps figure prominently too!  You know, when they were released, I didn't think I was interested.  I ordered them, only because I thought I should...and boy am I ever glad I did!!  They are wonderful and trust me, you *need* them too!

Overall, I was quite pleased with the entire collection.  pleased enough that I think I need to make another set for myself to keep!   So that is what I am setting off to do now.

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Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!     God Bless,     ~Cynthia    <><


  1. Nice work, Cynthia! I was just playing with cherry cobbler cardstock and gold ink last night. They work well together!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. And I agree - Cobbler and Gold are classy to the nth degree! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your weekend has been wonderful! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  2. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Whoever ended up winning/buying this is one lucky person! I am sure a lot of people were drawling over it! I would be!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us!!

    1. Thanks for your kind words Missy! I hope the recipient enjoys her prize. I have a copy of the decor piece hanging in my basement and I sure love it! Hope you've been having a wonderful week!! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><