Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beautiful Crowns, Gorgeous Giveaways, And Pretty Things....


Hi and Thanks for Dropping In Today to Visit My Blog

Don't you just love the Crown Trend??
I will confess that I do...
Does this mean I am a Princess??? LOL!!!
No definitely Not!!!

Isn't that  Decor Piece Above from Wisteria just Gorgeous??


And these Votives...sigh....


I just love these French Decor Crown Pieces from

So it is with great excitement I tell you that
I have been accepted into another Wonderful Swap!
Can you guess the theme...??? lol

Gorgeous Molly From
Is hosting this Beautiful Swap..

"Fleur de Bee is very excited to host a beautiful swap you won't want to miss.
Participants will create a one of a kind crown customized towards their partners tastes and style.
German glass glitter, vintage millinery, crepe and scrapbook paper, Dresden foil....
OH MY! The possibilities are endless."

And Molly has a Gorgeous Giveaway too....


So be sure to visit Molly's Gorgeous Blog 

 Here are some Fabulous PRIMA Crown Examples
Made by Extremely Talented Prima Flower Girl

From the moment I first saw these pictures at the
PRIMA CHA STAND in January
It was love at first sight.... ahhh...
Visit Carries Blog Here.....

My Swap Partner is Gorgeous Chenoa from
Chenoa has the most beautiful and feminine blog imaginable
So if you haven't been to visit please do as it is one you don't want to miss...
Chenoa loves soft and pretty....

 
So this is a bit of a Sneak Peek
Of some things I have pulled out of my stash
To start playing with for Chenoa's Crown....
Beautiful Prima Flowers, Laces, Trims, Swaroskvi Pearls and Crystals, Rhinestones and 
Some Shell Pink Silk for the base...

As soon as I was accepted into the swap I purchased this 
Gorgeous Book by Gabriela Delworth
 
Even though my book hasn't arrived yet...
I am so keen to start having a play...
So I must thank Gabriel for emailing me template from the book in advance..
Thanks Gabriel :)

And I have also noticed some other Truly Beautiful Crowns
The are just stunning! Make sure have a peek....

Now onto some More Beautiful Giveaways....

The other day I found the most delightful French Blog...

Sharon Lives in Normandy, France
And has the Most Gorgeous Guest House
If your looking for somewhere to stay in France...
(Filing that one away for future reference...)
Sharon is also offering Gorgeous Giveaway

Another Beautiful Blog I have just found and would like to share with you is

 The most beautiful blog filled with simply stunning photography....
And if you are a Tour de France Junkie... like mwah...
You wont want to miss her album on the great race.... Totally "WOW"
 Julie is offering a collection of 3 Stunning Rose Photographs as a Giveaway..
An Exquisite Collection aptly named "Bloom"

Rae from Scrap Matrix
Is having a Gorgeous Giveaway on her Blog Here...
Absolutely Full of Fantastic Crafting Goodies....


Items Include – 3 spools x 1/2 m beaded ribbon, Funky Hearts Album, Distress Crackle Paint – Rock Candy, Distress Sickles – Rock Candy, Polysparkle Embossing Powder, Bling Words – Cheeky, Wonder, Buddies, Handsome, Curious & lots & lots of Charms, Beads & other Embellishments…………
Be sure to enter.....

Rae also has some fabulous New Items Instore...
Like these beautiful birdies....


These are just a couple of my faves....

New Collections Elements...
A Great Aussie Company...

And part of their new collection are these Wonderful Spools... 
A great idea for swap gifts etc... don't you think??? 

This is how they look decorated.... Just Beautiful!
Rae also has kits for these available... Just check out Rae's blog...

I'm sorry his post is a little long but I just had so many wonderful things to share with you today...
And I have more but they will have to wait till next time....

I have all my fingers and toes crossed for all of those gorgeous giveaways....
As I am sure you will too after you check them out!
So Good Luck to you all my friends!!!

I'm Heading off to a Retreat Tomorrow and still have a million things still to do....
Will tell you more about it all soon... So...

8 comments:

ann said...

Gorgeous post Lou so many beautiful and interesting things.
Thanks for sharing and I love all the crowns xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lou! I am participating in this swap as well and I almost finished up the crown already. I have spent the last three hours working on it and its now 1:30 in the morning. Wow time flies by when I am having fun creating!

I love the Prima crowns - they are gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what you create with your goodies!!

Fleur de Bee said...

eek!!! I am drooling over all the beautiful crowns and inspiration you are feeding us with! I am already having so much fun and am very busy but the FUN busy! Have so much fun at your retreat and thank you for joining in the fun with me! I can't wait until all the big reveals. I know I shall need a mop on hand at the ready for my drooling tee hee!

xoxo Molly

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hi Lou - what lovely supplies you have found. The crown swap is going to be a real challenge, I will follow with great interest and the book - well that's something new to me! I am posting your gift parcel (swap for all seasons) tomorrow, Friday 28th as the UK post is closed on the Monday and that means it should be with you within 5 working days hopefully. Betty

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Lou
Well I love all these crowns.. especially the Heather Bullard one.. she's a clever girl that one!! Can't wait to see you what you create... your bits and bobs look enchanting...

Thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway.. and Sharon's too... good luck!!! xx Julie

Bella said...

Hi Lou! I just love all the crowns - gorgeous photos. Your blog is delightful. I'm so glad to have discovered it. :)

phillipa said...

Have heaps of fun at the retreat. I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend away and have another one next weekend!
Love your beautiful post (as I do all of them).
The crowns are just stunning and would love to get my hands on that book. Am off to have a look.

meandering pearl said...

oh w.o.w.!!!i cant believe thats for me!!! so precious!!!
such loveliness today