Monday, 21 February 2011

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
'Let them Eat Cake'

Now I do so agree with this saying with a hot cup of tea, what better way to spend an afternoon.
Trying to concentrate on one collection at a time but hard to do as see some beautiful fabric, trim, paper or lace that would fit in with another idea, discipline should be the name of the game but love what I do so much that to put too many restrictions on myself is just not cricket. So slightly adrift a lavender giant peg, decorated with pansy print fabric and a handmade organza flower and leaves:

Now onto the main subject in hand Marie Anotonette, two let them eat cake cards, the images are printed onto photo paper, mounted onto Anna Griffin paper and embellished with flowers

Slightly different but love the monochromatic look, again the roses are printed onto photo paper, mounted onto vintage style paper, black and white organza bow with glitter flowers & butterfly.
Wild Rose Silk Necklace

The finished item now with amber seed beads wrapped around the silk with glass hearts at intervals, measures approx 26", very Marie

I am lucky enough to do what I love all day long, 24/7, 365 days a year, without my husband's support, Lee, this would not be possible. I know others are not as fortunate and have to go to work in the big wide world, so I am grateful for the life that we have,
Thank You Lee my best friend and most loyal supporter.

Check out the other Show and Tell Monday Blogs at Make Mine Pink

and Handmade Monday with 1st Unique Gifts
Thank you Wendy for bringing us all together.


  1. I loooove the collection - think I have said that before :-) - and the cards are very sophisticated too I can see them adorning any mantelpiece with pride :-) Great work :-)

  2. My favourite this week has to be the monochrome. Love the others too but the monochrome has something extra :)

  3. Oh no - more mentions of cake!

    Sorry, let me compose myself...

    I agree about not laying down too many restrictions - I work best when I have more than one idea on the go! I also agree it's a privilege to be able to work at something you love doing.

    They're all really pretty, Caroline - well done!

  4. I too have sooo many projects in my head and never know where to start and yes you are lucky to be doing what you love full time and not around a job, i would love to be in that position.
    Lovely items again this week. A very sophisticated look.

  5. I really like the B&W rose one, i like simple colours (are B&W tecnically colours?)not everything needs to be splashed with bright colours to look great.

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Hi Caroline, I love your new creations, especially the Marie Antoinette cards. Its so great you you have so much support in your creative endeavors! I am finding working full time and long hours has really kept me away from creating this year. I believe that will turn around someday though:)
    Happy creating, and have a pretty day.(()) gail

  7. Caroline

    Love the peg and the cards are beautiful.

    Your work is awesome!

    Have a great week.

  8. Vintage style, soooo cool. I love the black and white rose. That's really nice.

  9. These are so beautiful, made me feel luxurious just looking at them. :) And what is all the food talk this morning! hehehe

  10. This is so luxurious! I just love it. And what is all the talk about food this morning! :)

  11. I'm one of the lucky ones like you who can craft away all day everyday if I so wish; That's thanks to my DH's support too.

    You're work looks lovely...I'm off to view more of your Blog.

  12. The monochrome card is gorgeous. My Mum would love that card. I am so jealous you get to craft all day long if you want to. That's my ultimate goal.

  13. They're all pretty but I have to say that my favourite has to be the monochrome card - very sophisticated.

  14. some beautiful images there! well done they look lovely!

  15. VERY pretty, Caroline - I always love your creativity and just feel you are so blessed to have so many talents & abilities.
    Hugs across the Atlantic,
    Mary Patterson
    Mary's Cottage Treasures


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