Monday, 11 July 2011

Something I made & Wonderful News

Since the beginning of July I have been taken part in Natalea's photo challenge: July 2011 in Photos. The photos submitted are so amazing and awesome and utterly interesting. I very much enjoy being part of the group although I struggle at the moment with taking photos ... my little camera is slowing dying on me and me not being too good in taking photos (lol) But I have already learned a lot about colours, perspectives, angles, .... For today the challenge topic is: Something I made. I tackled a project which has been on my list for a long time, a lavender sachet

It was a very enjoyable project, the idea behind it to make it look like these little matchbooks. To create the matchbook I used Tilda papers with doublesided patterns and tracing paper for the sachet holding the lavender which is the first one from the garden this year! The lavender image is from Karen, the Graphics Fairy. As soon as I saw it on Karen's blog I knew I wanted to do include it in this project. The finishing touches are some seambinding and fresh lavender. I thought I might be able to sneak in some stamping but decided I am quite happy with the project as it is.

And now to the wonderful news ... I am 'La Creme du Bella' this week at Bella Creations - how amazing is this?????? I still cannot believe it but ... it seems to be true. Thank you so much for this honour, I am so proud of this.
And because this is such fantastic news, I would like to give this little sachet and a few bits and pieces away ... if you are interested, please just leave a comment. I will draw the little giveaway coming Sunday.
Have a wonderful evening and happy crafting, Petra. x

24 comments:

Netty said...

Congratulations on the news from Bella, a worthy winner Petra.
Your lavender sachet looks wonderful and am sure it smells gorgeous, especially as its fresh and from your own garden. Annette x

Lesley said...

Hi Petra, what exciting news to be a Bella. I love all your creations, these little sachets are the cutest.
Have a great week.
Lesley

craftattack said...

Well done, this is really an honour! Valerie

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!!!

Terry said...

Congratulations and Bella could not have picked a more deserving artist! Lovely creations as always!

Sharon said...

Love the lavender sachet Petra!!! And congratulations on being La Creme du Bella at Bella Creations!

Nancy said...

Good news! I love the sachets, they are just beautiful!

2amscrapper said...

I love your art and would be thrilled to receive this lovely project from you should I win the drawing. Congrats again!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your lavender sachet are beautiful,Petra.
Happy Brag Monday.

Lynn Stevens said...

Congrats Petra on being "La Creme Du Bella" and well deserved I might add. Darling little sachet!
hugs Lynn

Wax Beach Artist said...

Congrats! I think your photography is pretty great and I know what you mean about the struggling. Taking good pictures is hard, I have a card ready to photograph right now and I am dreading it. Your little sachets are so cute and I would love a chance to win!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What fantastic news! Well done, very well deserved. I love your lavender sachet and all the more special as you grew the lavender. I have some stamps you might like to borrow,

Lucy x

Eve said...

Congratulations!!! Your lavender sachet looks very pretty & can smell from herelol;-) I luv lavender .. maybe you can tell from my blog name. lol ;-) yes, i'm interested! :-)

judyjstamper said...

congrats on your exciting news! and your little sachet is so darn cute and to be able to use something from your garden is perfect.

Kim said...

How excellent and congrats. I grow lavender too and have created a number of "boxes" to give to my friends. It's such a wonderful scent.

Gerri Herbst said...

Congrats Petra on your Bella Honor...one you certainly deserve. I adore this lavendar sachet...I have a huge plant and now I have something to do within it due to your inspiration! gerri :)

Michele said...

your sachet is lovely! congrats on your latest honor -- it is well-deserved! xo

2amscrapper said...

I was certain I had posted a comment here. Congrats on La Creme du Bella! Your project is lovely.

amy said...

i love lavender. I love it.
my lavender died when we moved to the south - i haven't successfully grown it in years now :(
your photo reminded me of the heavenly scent, so now once again i'm off to the nursery to buy One more and give it one last shot :)

p.s have you got instructions for the origami books you are making?

Gerri Herbst said...

Absolutely loved your Steampunk creation over at Gingers! It had pink in it. LOL. take care, gerri

Lelia said...

Quite lovely

Jayne E said...

Loved the sachet. It reminded me of my years living in Chautauqua County NY with the Fredonia Seed Co. Logo!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Petra,
I just wanted to pop over and let you know that I featured your pretty sachet on my Craft blog today! You can find it here http://www.graphicsfairy-crafts.com/2011/07/lavender-sachet.html

Karen

Síona said...

Wow! I love it! I've been wanting to make one of these for a while actually! Think you may have kick-started me into doing so! Congrats!

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