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Teapot Sale & NEW Free Gift. Plus beware that Girl Next Door…

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

Oh! A sale on the charms section that includes teapots! Well.. teapots always remind me of Alice, so I’m starting a new FREE gift kit today that includes both a teapot AND a little Alice teaparty scene! More on that below…

But first, a new sale! Yay! Household Charms are on Sale at 40% Off!! That includes all kinds of little props: scissors, clocks, perfume bottles (includng some new ones being announced today!) and, of course, teapots.

The sale runs through Monday night, January 22nd. But catch ’em quick cuz quite a few little baubles in there will not be reordered.

Snow Queen or Girl Next Door? by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey

Ahhh! Oooo! Isn’t this little scene in a shadowbox pretty! I love the snowflake flurries, contained in (and exploding out from) the Taj Mahal Shadowbox Lid. And the snippet of the Snowflake Border at the top kinda looks like a crown!

Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Just a glance at this little box and you might think you’re looking at a pretty young woman in cute wintery clothing. And that is partly correct. But she’s also got a lot of swirling snow around her and is floating a few inches off the ground. Hmmmm…….

More here than meets the eye. More power and strength than what one might see at first glance. Maybe the Girl Next Door really is a manifestation of the Snow Queen? Don’t be deceived by delicacy and a pretty face. She might not Hulk out if you piss her off, but she may have a whole blizzard waiting for those pretty little gloved hands to give the signal and let it rip.

Read more (and see how to put the little scene together!) in Lora’s blog post and explore her supply list. Plus, check out the Giveaway for a chance to win them!


NEW Teapot for Alice FREE Gift Kit!

As I mentioned above, we have a new free gift with all orders starting today. Starting with the new Transparent Teapot Charms (which are also part of the 40% off sale)! So many pretty colors! (And don’t we need some color in this cold January week?)

You’ll get a randomly chosen teapot… Plus, I’ve made a new mini collage sheet with a bunch of characters from the teaparty in Alice in Wonderland (just a portion shown here).

ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, January 18 ‒ 22 (2018) will receive one of these Teapot for Alice Gift Kits FREE!


Hooray for A Modern Snow Queen Giveaway!

EVERYTHING in Lora’s Snow Queen or Girl Next Door? Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a couple of the NINE items in the supply list/Giveaway:
Snowy Winter Ladies Collage Sheet (for the image of the girl and the background)
4×6 Shadowbox
Shadowbox Lid – Taj Mahal

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Lora’s artwork, and they’re all in the Giveaway!

Plus a bonus: one of the Teapot for Alice Gift Kits.

And a Small Jeweler’s Tin, just put on clearance.

To enter A Modern Snow Queen Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, January 19, 2018).

AND tell me: A modern snow queen? Maybe your own take on a modern snow queen? Who would she be? You? What will you make from these supplies?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

Hey, who won the Spring Spinner Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Nadine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 18th, 2018

44 responses to “Teapot Sale & NEW Free Gift. Plus beware that Girl Next Door…”

  1. K Toews says:

    Lora’s Modern Snow Queen is really beautiful.

    My take on that would most likely be tongue in cheek. She would be angry and creating quite a blizzard.

  2. Maria B says:

    What a pretty scene! I like the colors and the design.

  3. Louise Kush says:

    I am NOT a winter person, but this Snow Queen is just PRECIOUS! It is so delicate and ephemeral-just love. Mine would be my daughter’s image as a “paper doll” in a skating outfit reflecting a Renaissance vision-her waistlength hair swirling with the snowflakes-she was a skater and has the delicate beauty of a Renaissance lady.

  4. Kimberly says:

    I am definitely not a snow queen. I would like to make a majical snow queen…with a jack frost side-kick maybe?

  5. Angie Bowling says:

    A Victorian Snow Queen would be my favorite to make and accessorize.

  6. Nancy E says:

    I just love this Modern Snow Queen. So much fun!

  7. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would make a victorian winter scene

  8. Anne W says:

    I love her outfit! I hate winter but she is rocking the whole snowy, cold vibe. I would make a version of myself slaying winter.

  9. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love this project. It has been very snowy so far this winter. And I’m digging it. I am the snow queen, in my head. I love the modern take on her also. I would definitely use a girl from the collage sheet.

  10. Arminta says:

    I love the modern snow queen.

  11. My take on a modern snow queen would kinda of be a kitsch girl from the 50’s

  12. Love this. I would make a victorian snow queen

  13. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make a Beautiful snow queen fairy!

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Lora’s beautiful winter scene! The modern snow queen is beautiful!

  15. Carla says:

    Love the modern snow queen!

  16. KIM says:

    I love the modern snow queen idea

  17. Diana Bittaker says:

    This project is so different andd refreshing! I will definitely try some form of it- need to add a majic sleigh!

  18. Verna says:

    How could this be any better! She is just what she she be! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Kat C says:

    Would have to make modern snow queen !!!

  20. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I really like the modern Snow Queen! I’m not sure if she’s anyone I know… Maybe she’s someone I aspire to be a little more like.

  21. Jennifer J says:

    My nieces would love to be turned into snow Queens!

  22. Margaret D says:

    I love the modern Snow Queen. The background is just perfect. I would love to make one that looks like me or at least the way I see myself. I really like the use of the Taj Mahal top too. It gave me a lot of ideas

  23. Bonnie H. says:

    The snow queen is wonderful! I think I saw her around here as it has snowed and snowed here and very cold. I would make one similar and have icicles hanging off the shadowbox and maybe her fingertips.

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    I love it! Just found out my granddaughter’s new passion is fairies! I would make a snow queen fairy for her!

  25. Kim R says:

    I would have to make a gothic snow queen

  26. Lynn Fox says:

    The modern snow queen is adorable!!! Gee, how long have I been trying to win? Maybe years!!! LOL, but I’ll keep trying!

  27. Ann Pierce says:

    I love this look and would have to think hard about who belongs in this space. Maybe a young Scandinavian girl?

  28. LeAnn says:

    Love the modern snow queen.

  29. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I love the look “kinda Flapper.” But the Snow Queen isn’t bad either. I love the winter and certainly we still have snow on the ground.

  30. Gwen Kirchner says:

    I love the modern snow queen!! It would go perfectly with our Mid-Winter (made up holiday) decorations.

  31. Barb A says:

    Modern Snow Queen all the way! Do my eyes deceive me or is she in ballet shoes?? She is perfect.

  32. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Nadine! I like the modern snow queen, she reminds me of a flapper girl also. I’ve wanted to do a flapper girl era dollhouse room in memory of my Grandma. This would be more doable at this time.

  33. Nan N. says:

    A beautiful young girl is magically transported to a winter wonderland … Maybe she will discover the Snow Queen’s icy palace. Love this!

  34. Mary Mac says:

    Have six inches snow on the ground right now so the Snow queen would be perfect

  35. Jo says:

    love all the miniatures! The Snow Queen is so pretty – i love the new colors!

  36. Jean Marmo says:

    Girl next door!, so creative and inspiring.

  37. Roe says:

    Cool idea. I would love to do a winter scene with one of these lovely ladies

  38. Ann F. says:

    I love all things Victorian. This would be a fun set to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. Barbj says:

    This giveaway is very special!!!!!!
    Lora you can really do a great job!!!

  40. Barb macaskill says:

    I am picturing Jack Frost meets the Snow Queen and they fall in love! They decide to work together to bring a cold spell to town and decorate with lots of snowflakes and icicles! TFS!
    macaskill barbara at yahoo dot com.

  41. Lisa says:

    Love this!! To me it speaks of the frozen Charlotte story!! I also love the Alice characters in the free give away as I am
    Planning on doing a Alice themed art piece!

  42. Kim Lucak says:

    I love the kit as shown, just adorable!

  43. Monica Gabehart says:

    Would love to make a gorgeous vintage snow queen.

  44. Luanne shoup says:

    Yes for two?