Friday, December 14, 2012

For Dana

 My dear friend Dana is battling breast cancer, I wanted to make  something pretty for her to look at and to add her thoughts, pictures or anything she likes.
 The cover is a collage of vintage laces, silk ribbon embroidery, hand crafted silk flowers, a velvet strawberry, a pink vintage hankie and battenburg lace. there are some pink fresh water pearls and seed beads for accents

 The pages are paper ephemera from found books,cards and some bought paper.

 Dana loves roses, so I used them everywhere I could. The ones on the picket fence I fussy cut out of a beautiful paper from K.C. and company. I used vintage wall paper for the photo matt on the right side, and the dress form is a Tim Holts die called alterations.

 This gal ( she is a grand mother lol) loves Winnie the poo, so I did my best to include some Winnie, Tigger, and 100 acker woods.

 The page on the left is from a book I found at a garage sale. I made lots of pocket for tags, again I fussy cut the roses from a beautiful paper. The butterfly was also cut from a lager paper.

 A vintage lace pocket with photo mats, vintage lace trim and a hand made flower with a vintage button, and seam binding leaves.

 I used a Spellbinders nestable for the photo mat on the left, it is a pocket for the pink tag. The tea pot is a printable I got from pinterest I think.
The tablet on the right has pages inside to journal on or add pictures. I did the embossing with a Sizzix embossing folder called peacocks  and leaves.

More pockets, with cute tags, the left page is some beautiful rose paper, I can't remember where I got it. I used Tim holts vintage photo distress ink to distress the page. On the right is some fab wall paper  with big gorgeous roses from my vintage stash, and the bird is a chip board piece I have had for ages.
I love making this for Dana I hope it brings her a moment of joy.


  1. This is gorgeous! What a wonderful gift for your friend!

  2. What a wonderful friend you are and what a beautiful gift. I am sure Dana will find so much comfort in the love you put into this book.


  3. Dearest Wanda,
    What a lovely gift for Dana you created! Thanks for doing such labor of love. Wishing you a Happy New Year and I'm so glad that via Lambs and Ivy Designs I got here. You are so talented!

  4. This is gorgeous Wanda! You're truly a talented, warm-hearted and giving person!

  5. Hi Wandda, You sure did design a pretty gift for your friend. I know it will give her a lift. Everything you create is beautiful as you are so very talented.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So glad you won the dress form from Carol. Can't wait to see what you do with it too.
    We mentioned about a swap after Christmas. I was thinking maybe a springtime swap. What do you think? Let me know, if you can't right now, no problem.
    Hugs, CM

  6. Hey Wanda, did you see Dana's video? She mentioned your darling gift and thanked you for it. (Go to her blog for the link.) Your needle case is absolutely stunning and apparently helped to brighten her day.