Monday, November 3, 2014

Savouring some stunning lace and New Cards

Quite recently a special friend, 
 Liz (from Lululizinlalaland)
and I participated in a wonderful swap.
I exchanged some of my lush velvets, satins, silks
and rare fabrics
for some of Liz's prized collection of antique French Lace.
but before showing these I have posted two of my
latest Madonna cards which now appear in
my Etsy

 It's no secret how j'adore beautiful lace especially
antique lace and French lace - well that's the icing on the cake!
So brace yourself for a viewing of some exquisite and rare
pieces that are becoming harder to find these days.

 Many of these pieces have been in Liz's collection for many years
and being a fabric hoarder I know how precious these pieces
really are!

 The parcel arrived, of course, with many little extra loves
like these gorgeous sari ribbons,

a card created by Liz herself along with these gorgeous pieces.
I shall let the photos "do the talking" as they say because
I can't find the words to describe their exquisiteness!


The parcel also included a number of small doilies

 as Liz knows just how many of these I use in my creations!

 Look at this butterfly - Oh the details!

There were also a number of these narrow laces that I had
never seen before either. Just so beautiful! 

These laces are very precious and Liz knows just how much
I appreciate them all and I know it will be almost
impossible for me to cut into any of them,
I am planning a new book of Treasured Pieces of Yesteryear
and that is where I think some of these will live as it
will be a keepsake for many years to come.
 This collage is one I sent to Liz along with the fabrics so this also
gives you an idea of how much lace I really manage to use.


  Collages like these sometimes appear in my Etsy shop
so don't forget to keep looking or contact me if
you are interested in purchasing one
of your own.
 I'd like to give a little shout out about two Giveaways
coming up and they are:

Marie Lost Bird Studio - the drawing will be 5th Nov.
and the second one is:

Apple and Apricot - the winner will be chosen on 8th Nov.
 So go and visit these two beautiful blogs!


Thank you always for coming to look and for your wonderful
Love and hugs, Suzy xox


  1. What exquisite laces! Your collage for Liz is really beautiful, as are all of your creations.

    Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

  2. That is exactly what I was about to say, these laces are exquisite! My oh my so gorgeous, you're a lucky girl :) And wow Suzy, your collage is stunning! So many beautiful laces used there. And that precious min fabric with the exquisite embroidery... sigh...
    Also the card Liz made you and your own cards are truly gorgeous. A stunning delightful and yummy blog post dear Suzy!
    And thank you so much for the shout out you gave my giveaway, that is so sweet of you. Love you! Sending you many hugs and wishing you a wonderful day

  3. Dearest Suzy, oh you must have been over the moon with exitement,opening these stunning old French pieces from dear Liz.
    They are truly something very special, and I can feel their softness ,just looking at them. I can only say, that also I love every beautiful piece ,you swapped. Love the sweet card, too- and ofcourse also your amazing madonna cards.
    The collage you created for Liz, is a marvelous piece of layer apun layer, of lovely and wonderful fabrics and laces!
    Yes ,such a beautiful, and delightful blogpost, sweet dear friend.
    Love to you from me, and warmest hugs.
    Dorthe xxx

  4. Oh, Suzy, you photographed the laces so beautifully! It was an amazing swap, you know how much I loved the fabrics I received. And the exquisite collage is one of my prized possessions.
    Your cards, my goodness, they are so stunningly beautiful. Receiving one of those for Christmas would make anybody's day, surely. xxx

  5. Exquisite. There is not a better word for everything that you've shared here. What a beautiful way to start my day. Thank you!


  6. Simply gorgeous Suzy and your collage is breathtaking!

  7. I must say that Liz obviously knows you well, and also knows that you will do each exquisite piece of lace proud. What a joy opening that parcel must have been for you.

  8. Gorgeous work and all of that lace is just dreamy!

  9. hello Suzy
    tout est si beau
    c'est magique
    un monde féérique
    la dentelle , les perles
    de quoi s'étourdir
    j'ai tous les sens en éveil
    tu vas nous faire de belles choses
    edith (iris) France

  10. Wow!! "Priceless" I could never pick a favorite, as they all radiate how lovely and rare things like this are getting to be. You both have designed some wonderful memories in your creations. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. What stunning laces! Each one a treasure to behold.Your collage is just breathtaking with all the lace and trims...

  12. Now that I have come out of my swooning vapors I am so delirious over these exquisite laces and creations. You and Liz are magical when it comes to fabrics and laces and works of pure bliss. How very special your swap was to share the luxury of elegances of long ago. Beyond Creative Bliss...

  13. Hello Suzy
    What wonderful laces! I understand you're not ready to cut them. I don't know if I could?
    I love your work on Virgin Mary too!
    Hugs and kisses

  14. Oh, be still my heart:)What a wonderful swap between you and dear Liz. You two are a perfect match, dear Suzy. Your cards are simply stunning. Thanks so much for the shout out and good luck to you my friend.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs and love,

  15. Hi Suzy, your lace and work are stunning. Gorgeous treasure with the Virgin Mary. I love your swap with Liz. So beautiful.
    Lace just makes my heart skip a beat and takes me back to how my grandmother crocheted so many wonderful treasures that I still own and decorate with.

    You are truly gifted.


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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