Tuesday 9 April 2013

Boxes of Purple Roses

There have been two crafting buddies with birthday's this past week.  Last Wednesday it was Carol's and today it is Brenda's birthday and it was back to rolling roses and using Nitwit papers to make their cards.

Carol's Card

Their cards are cased from this one but with a change of colour scheme to green and purple.  The patterned papers are from the Nitwit Collection Time for Tea and, to compliment the green swirls on the box, the tag was stamped using the large swirl stamp from the Stampin' up Baroque stamp set using their certainly celery ink.  Certainly celery card and ribbon were also used.


The edge of the insert was also decorated using the swirl stamp in both certainly celery and Encore purple metallic ink.  The edge was masked off and Stampin' up's stamp-a-ma-jig tool was used to position the stamp to get the overlapping effect with the two colours of ink.  To match the patterned paper of the box punched flowers using the Tonic small flower punch were added to the decorated edge.

Although it was Carol's birthday on the Wednesday we brought along her cards and gifts to the Crafting Bee on Tuesday and I had another play at making cupcakes.   The decorations on these ones were all courtesy of Dr Oetker.  The chocolate ones even have edible glitter on them.

It was just as well we did our celebrations in the afternoon as Carol ended up in hospital that evening.  There she toasted her birthday with three pints but it wasn't the usual celebratory drink she was enjoying.  She's at home again and hopefully will be in full swing keeping us in order soon.

Brenda's Card

On both cards large green adhesive pearls by Hobby House were added.  Encore purple metallic ink was sponged around the scalloped edges of the card, on the edges of the roses and around the purple tag.  Two colours of green card were used to punch the leaves from and their edges were sponged with Stampin' up's old olive ink.

Thanks for reading today and I hope Brenda has a lovely birthday.
Liz xx

I'd like to enter Carol's card in the following challenges


  1. Stunning flowers and colour combo Liz.

    B x

  2. WOW fabulous cards Liz. I am going to make this one of these days. ;) Linda x

  3. Stunning cards - did I see a small tag on the back of the card as well?
    Kath x

  4. what a brilliant work of art!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Gorgeous card Liz :-) the whole design is absolutely stunning ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbon and PTW Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Gorgeous - love the colours and your flowers are lovely - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl April card challenge, Mary x

  7. So pretty! I love your handmade roses. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Birthdays

  8. Fabulous flowers! I would really like to learn how to make them. Beautiful color combination as well. Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Jennifer

  9. Lovely card:) Beautiful roses

  10. so stunning liz.really beautiful design and colours and i love your roses :D

    xx coops xx

  11. So beautiful card! The flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  12. Hi Liz - these are beautiful cards. Love the colour combo and the gorgeous rolled roses. Thanks for sharing your card at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  13. Oh, wow Liz! This is something! I just LOVE your card - it is so different. Super flowers and grea idea with the package!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on "Swirls" challenge!
    Good luck and hope to see your lovely creations soon again!

    Hugs, Sande xx
    Whoopsi Daisy DT

  14. A lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this week at PTW! xxx

  15. Beautiful card, I love the flowers! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Happy Birthday' challenge xx

  16. Fabulous,I am in love with all those roses and your wonderful colour choices! A very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our punches/dies challenge!

  17. Wow! Gorgeousness! Those flowers are beautiful. Love the colors. Saw you at MIM!
    Katherine xx

  18. Wow what a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and those flowers are gorgeous.
    I came over from Mim to take a closer look.

    Hugs Julie xx

  19. Fabulous card and colors Liz. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  20. Wow! This is such a fab project! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  21. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing it at MIM. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

  22. Oh my gosh, I saw this fabulous creation on MIM and am so glad I stop by to take a closer look. What a clever design. Love the wonderful box and all the beautiful flowers you created.

  23. Gorgeous flowers.. Thanks for joining Forever Friends Challenge.

  24. I love your roses, especially the great purple color. I really like the way you've added the roses to your present! I linked over from MIM.

    Hugs, antonella :-)

  25. Unique, clever and very beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge this fortnight!

  26. What a wonderful card. So full of gorgeous blooms and beautiful stamps!

  27. wow...such an awesome card n brilliant idea...soooo neat n beautiful....came here frm fab find RCC blog...so happy to join u...can i take inspiration frm this one...plz revert bk wid ur reply...tthanks....hugs...shalu.

  28. You deserve to win EVERY challenge! Thanks for sharing such a pretty, beautifully crafted card. I've also pinned it so I can create one with my own spin on the design!
    Creative Wishes

  29. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x