Chanel show inspired huge large white paper flowers backdrop

I am sure everyone by now have seen the grand fashion show that Chanel did last year(?) with large paper flowers that are huge as backdrops.After that a huge resurgence in interest for paper flowers seem to have happened and I have been often requested to make these and I have quite clearly avoided them due to the lack of time and the labor involved in making them and ofcourse how cumbersome they are to ship..
chanel huge paper fower inspired
this time the enquiry came all the way from Kuwait and my client sent me the same kind of huge paper flowers and I rethought and thought I should give it a shot..Here is a 2 feet yes 2 feet! across flower I made..The flower is made from white paper
chanel huge paper fower inspired

and there are 2 leaves attached.These would look lovely in wedding photo booth backdrop,photo shoots for products,window displays for shops fronts etc..
enquires please email me at stjudescreations(AT)

Chanel show here

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Giveaway wedding ring bearer pillow bird nest

This week giveway is a ring bearer bridal pillow with a birds nest using a woodland theme.This is ring bearer pillow using a woodland theme.The ring bearer pillow is a birch wood on which 2 cute birds are nestled on a cushion of green moss.The rings can be tied onto the ribbon.

This would be great photo op for the ring bearer :-)and would be great to show off in the house after the ceremony on a small cupcake stand.It can even be displayed next to the cake on the cake table after the ceremony.

Many other choices are available at my shop so do come by!

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Be sure to check out her shop of handmade flowers...See other items from the shop from the Spotlight shop.

flower girl ball

It up for grabs for anyone who follow the rules:

To enter the giveaway you can complete any of the following tasks. Please leave your contact email address in your comment(s) so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Completing multiple tasks will get you multiple entries into the giveaway.

Each task must be added as separate comment in order to count as an additional entry. If you do not leave an email address your entry will be disqualified.

1. Follow the Catholic Etsy Artists Blog by using the google friend connect tool (bottom left).
2. Leave a comment in the etsy treasury created here
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6. Tell us your favorite item from Etsy shop stjudescreations sponsporing the giveaway for this week.

Giveaways ends Saturday Dec18th and the watch out for the next giveaway!

The winnder for last week's Peacock tag was codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com Congrats and you will be contacted shortly!

bridal wedding hair flower gardenia pictures

I just got back some awesome picture of my favorite flowers gardenias as wedding hair flowers!

vintage milk glass flower arrangements floral

vintage milk glass
floral arrangment
I was working on some vintage milk glass flower arrangements.These floral arrangements would be perfect gift.The fenton vintage milk glasses are from New England where I live in a quaint little town :-). I would LOVE to keep them (I have more coming:-))
check my etsy listing (top left) for buying these!

custom orders are welcome!

pomander kissing ball flower girl moss

flower girl wedding ball
Another new creation I came up with - a pomander ball for a flower girl -I had this ball that I have kept thinking I need to do something about and finally everything came together and I have created a new unique design that is sure to be a best seller! I found this super cute bird that will come close 2nd to my white birds! They are limited edition and I wanted to create somehtign fun and new with them..

I have here created a pomander for a flower girl using a moss ball and 2 of my cutest blue bird I have ever found! The ball is held by a pink martha stewart ribbon.On the top roost 2 blue birds and I have attached pink handmade stephanotis and spotted guinea feathers.The ball is gorgeous and would be great photo op for the flower girl.It would be great for a garden wedding.

This would be perfect for a garden wedding!Custom requests are welcome!

Design and photos are sole properties of ©stjudescreations.

Handmade Forget me nots wedding cake topper bird nest in blue

forget me not
I used some my all time favorite forget me nots -(the flowers are so intricately made that it take loads of time to finish them) in my bird nest (which btw is also handmade) for a blue wedding cake topper.This would be gorgeous a top a cake for a garden wedding! Seprate bunches of forget me nots can be ordered.What more I can totally see this resting somewhere special after the wedding as lasting memories of the day!

forget me nots
Forget me not wedding cake topper! I have been in a bit of creative splurges :-) and guilty of having not concentrated on my "to do" orders - anyway here is what I have created lately.

catholic etsy artist blog giveaway!

The 3rd week is up at the Catholic Esty Artists guild -do support us by joining in!

Catholic Esty Artists guild

birch ring bearer bridal pillow birds nest woodland christmas Use 'stjudes10' to get 10%0ff

A new collection of ring bearers nests up at
ring bearer bridal pillow birds nest woodland christmas

ring beared nest bird moss

floral arrangement or paper roses and peony in vintage milk glass

paper rose and peony floral arrangement is up at etsy!
Use stjudes10 for 10% discounts!

I created this arrangement with paper roses with pink edges ,handmade paper peonies and green fillwer.There are white handmade stephanotis with pearl centers interspered inbetween the arrangement.

The arrangement in made in a gorgeous vintage milk glass vase I found in New England where I live and measures 6 by 6.

wedding cake topper - woodland

Wedding cake topper in an array of choices! The cake topper with my new bird nest topper! Perfect and quaint, the cake features my paper peony toppers.The last one holds my

clay flower wedding cake topper

You can buy this wedding cake topper .Check out store promotion coupons to get discounts.

paper flower favor toppers for Emily


SALE! We are offering 12% off all on all orders..
Use "teamcatholic" tags on etsy to see our teams offers!
USE stjudes12 as couponcode to get my discounts.Offer valid only for a week!

Dahlia wedding bouquet pictures

I have been busy with some orders and I am behind posting many wedding pictures that brides have mailed back - This one is Tam's dahlia wedding bouquet with my most requested wedding bouuqet in action! Thank you so much Tam so much for senting them!
She has been one of my sweetest brides I and enjoyed making the bouquet for her!

So. 1st. Thank you so much. Though it has been over a year, I still have the warmest thoughts of our flower experience. You were so lovely to work with through the whole process. I would gladly to repeat the whole thing! I cannot recommend you enough to newly engaged friends and I still have my gorgeous bouquet to enjoy everyday. Thank you so much for using your talents for good! You are just amazing!

Here are some of the photos I meant to send. I tried to pick some that featured your wonderful work and some that are just of the reception!

Hope you are well and that business is great!


catholic etsy artists guild GIVEAWAYS

The catholic etsy artists guild are rolling out their giveaways today!
The first giveaway promotion features a gorgeous set of Flower Art Note Cards -- (Set of 5) from LadyinBlueShop The shop also sells wondeful chapel veils,religous T Shirts and artworks.

As you may or may not know, we are a group of talented artists and artisans on Etsy, called the Catholic Etsy Artists Guild. For those of you who are not familiar with, it is a fabulous online community of shops selling handmade and vintage arts and crafts. Our little Catholic Guild is growing like a weed, too! We currently have almost 70 shops, and each week more are joining!

To promote our group, we've decided to sponsor a weekly giveaway on our blog! Go to to check out the rules, and take a look at the awesome items our shops are giving away FREE!

We also have a Facebook page

You can go to and search "teamcatholic" (all one word) to find items made by our team! And if you subscribe to Faith and Family magazine, be sure to check out our ad in the Showcase section!

In yesteryears, much of the art was produced under the patronage of the Church and the nobility. Today, you don't have to be a rich noble to support Catholic art! Just shop the Catholic Etsy Artists Guild!

Many Blessings!
Ann Farone
Catholic Etsy Artists Guild

P.S. Feel free to distribute this email to anyone you think would be interested in learning about the Guild. Thank you!

So please check them out here!

It up for grabs for anyone who follow the rules:

bridal wedding hair flower

Up for sale is gorgeous bridal wedding hair flower
bridal hair flower
The hair flower has a rhinestone and pearl center and has an alligator clip attched to the back and a small pin so that after the wedding you can use it to dress up any dress.

You can buy the flower here at gorgeous bridal wedding hair flower

christmas wedding cake topper

Here is cute ideas for a christmas cake nest bird topper - 2 red birds in nest.The cake is decorated with 3 red ranunculus flower.

You can buy it here on sale at christmas cake wedding cake bird nest topper

A perfect splash of red for a christmas wedding!

Wedding cake flower alternative for gumpaste

clay flower
clay flower
New from stjudescreations and on SALE is this wedding cake topper clay flower an alternative for gumpaste flowers with rhinestone and pearl center.grab it before it sells out.

The topper is around 5 inches across and could easily grace a 4 tier cake alone and still make a statement.

The flower is made from a light yet sturdy floral clay for soley making flower out of.

The flower boasts a gorgeous rhinestone and pearl center and this would be perfect for bride on a budget and yet not willing to comprimise on style! The added advantage is after the wedding wipe it donw and frame it in a shadowbox for an everlasting memory of the wonderful day.
You can buy it here cake topper

paper flower favors for weddings

paper peonies favor topper
Emily's colors are muted pinks so here are more!
paper flower favors

wedding paper flower favor toppers

Paper flower toppers for favor boxes have been in my mind for a long time and when Emily enquired about them I was quite happy to take up the order!

paper flower wedding favor topper

She has requested for 100 paper flower peony topper in various colors of pink and here are a few- I did some variations in clay with my new clay flowers that are coming up (havent gotten the time to take pictures of them to post!)


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