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May 12, 2011

Peony Delight!

Happy Thursday!

I have a touch of pretty to share with you today.

If you read here often you know I enjoy dressing up my dinner table!   The littlest thing can make a difference & change ordinary to special! 

I found these vintage linen napkins @ an antique store.  I've embellished them with organza ribbon, jute twine and these lovely peonies! (Peony Digital Stamp set)  Coloring was done with Prisma markers.  I also made a little note card, just so I could color another flower! lol

This project was inspired by Aud Sentiment's challenge to NOT use a sentiment for the challenge this fortnight!

Our lovely sponsor is  The Digi Chick, which carry some of the beautiful Paper Garden Project stamps I have come to enjoy! 

I hope you enjoyed my little project today & it inspires you to think of different ways to use your stamps!  More bang for the buck if you will!
Have a wonderful day!

I've shared today's creation with - 

Aud Sentiments - no sentiments 
Clear It Out! - - Ribbon/Trim 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Flowers 
Flourishes - Anything Goes 
Top Tip Tuesday -  Flower Frenzy  
Incy Wincy Designs - Mother's Day/Girlie 
Make it Monday - Anything goes 
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Every day is Mother's Day 
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges - Flowers 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - All things Beautiful 
Crazy 4 Challenges -Lots of Flowers  
Word Play Weekend Challenge -  Flowers 
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes....will post on Fri. 
Raise The Bar -  Flower power. 
Stamp Something - Use a digi. 

and some Linky Parties HERE! 


Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Maria what a fabulous idea, and sooooo creative!!! totally GORGEOUS and sooo love your coloring of those flowers!

Auntie Em said...

Your pretty red blossoms with the green ribbons are so pretty! The ribbon looks like dainty little leaves under them.
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! :)

Patti J said...

Hey girl, set another place, I'm eatin' at your place tonight! What pretty napkin holders! Thanks for always being such an inspiration to me! Hugs!

Rachel B said...

What a cute idea to decorate your napkins like that. The flower and ribbons are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Martha said...

just gorgeous, thank you so much for playing with Clear It Out.

Pops x said...

Stunning sweetie hugs pops x x x

Riet said...

So beautiful Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shore Girl said...

How very pretty!

Saskia said...

Lovely idea, so beautiful! :)

Danni said...

This is so pretty!What a neat idea although I think my family would think they were in the wrong house if I did that...especially the cloth napkins..hehe!

Sally Morgan said...

Oooooh pretty, Pretty, PRETTY! What a fabulous idea, really beautiful!
*hugs* Sal x

Holly said...

I loved your little comment about making the card just so you could color another flower! Spoken like a true crafter Maria!
This really turned out so pretty! What a nice way to dress up the dinner table!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous project, and that would definitely dress the table.Beautiful ribbon colour, perfect for the 'leaves'

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Janna Werner said...

Thats really really lovely, Maria! TFS :) Janna

trisha too said...

Great idea, and very elegant!


Tina said...

Hey Sweety - this card is gorgeous and the matching napkin rings are amazing. You are showing your crafty side lately and I just can't get enough.

Hope life is moving along nicely...it's really warm out here - time to start planting.


Marlene said...

Beautiful creation....peonies are awesome (except for the ants they attract..heehee).

Have a happy weekend!

papertrails leaver said...

Hey Maria! These peony candle wraps are gorgeous! What a beautiful addition they would make to a table setting. Hope all is well with you. :-) Amy

Ellie said...

Another fabulous idea Maria. Love those flowers!! So pretty!

Scrappin Chris said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for taking part in NettieG's Digital Gems' Everyday is Mother's Day challenge.

Lead Designer

Sue W said...

What a beautiful project Maria I saw it over at MIM!
Fabulous job!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Maria.What a delightful project to share .Love the colouring on those flowers Thanks for linking to Make it Monday .

Grace said...

Maria my first comment seems to not have made it or got lost but I wanted to pop back in and tell you what a gorgeous project this is!!! I'd love to sit down at your table and just stare at these pretty napkins! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at SSIC!

Lynne in NI said...

What a pretty card and your matching napkins are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley ... hope to see you again next time.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maria these napkins look sensational beautifully decorated those flowers and the green ribbon look beautiful.
Lorraine x

Vicki said...

Maria these are beautiful! I love the peony digi...my peonies are about to bloom! I like yours better....no ants!


MariLynn said...

What a neat project. I love peonies!! Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Maria! Love how you made napkin ring designs and the note card is fantastic, too! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

oh, these are so darn cute!! I love how you are dressing up your dining room table, gorgeous!

Nancy Wethington said...

Always enjoy your work! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Julie said...

Very clever!

Hestia's Helper said...

The Monthly Challenge at the Latte Lounge is "Cards for Mom and Other Special Women in Our Lives". We would LOVE for you to join us and enter your card in our challenge! We're having a drawing at the end of the month for all KINDS of great prizes!!
If you're not already a member, we'd LOVE for you to join us!!

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Super cute. Thanks so much for linking up! Can't wait to see what you have for this week.

Michelle said...

I was just stopping by to let you know I featured your project on Thrifty 101! Feel free to come on over and grab an "I was featured" button. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you again soon!