Friday 24 May 2013

Birthday Girl

Another person celebrating their birthday last Saturday was our Elaine and it was back to my favourite box of roses, but in a new colourway, for her card.

The patterned papers for Elaine's card are from a new Nitwit Collections digital kit called Romance and Roses which were a good match to Stampin' up's melon mambo and marina mist cardstock.  There are some lovely papers and elements in this collection.  The box of roses fits on an 8"x 8" scalloped card and is raised up on foam pads.  The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads.

Rolled roses made using the Marianne die English rose are certainly my favourite embellishments to use at the moment and these ones were cut from card printed on both sides with two of the papers, one dark and one light patterned, from the Romance and Roses collection.  To hide the white cut edges Melon Mambo ink was sponged over the roses rolled to show the dark patterned paper on the inside. 

When the roses are added this makes quite a dimensional card as can be seen from this side view.

The leaves for the roses were punched using an X-cut beech leaf embossing punch and then half had their edges sponged with VersaMagic chalk ink in sea breeze and the rest were sponged with Stampin' up's island indigo ink.  The scalloped edges of the main card were also sponged with the sea breeze ink.
An original Sizzix red die was used to cut the gift tags for the box and the top tag was embossed using one of Stampin' up's textured impressions designer frames.  The sentiment set in the middle of the frame was stamped on to white card using a stamp from their Sincere Salutations set and melon mambo ink. It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch and around the edge sea breeze ink was sponged.

On the inside there is a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Romance and Roses kit for the back layer and a message created on the computer for the top layer.  Both layers had their corners rounded off using a Woodware corner punch and the edges of the top layer were sponged with sea breeze ink.

Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, Stampin' up's marina mist and rose red grosgrain ribbon, coiled gold beading wire attached amongst the roses and gold brads.

Elaine celebrated her birthday in Edinburgh with Andy and had a great weekend even if the weather didn't play ball. Here are a few pictures of the weekend.

Meeting the Conservation Girlies for a night out on Friday night.  It's hard to believe that ten years have passed since they started the course at Aberdeen University together.  Elaine's in the middle.

Although she wasn't at home to celebrate her birthday I was amused to see the tradition of setting out cards and presents ready for opening on the birthday morning was still carried on.

After a birthday breakfast cooked by Andy the pair of them spent the rest of the day shopping and meeting a friend for lunch.

Then out for dinner at night.

The next day was spent at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and attending a Seth Lakeman concert at night.  A busy but happy weekend. 

It's hard to believe we're supposed to be warming up for the summer months with the wind, low temperature and the snow threatening to fall yesterday morning but twenty seven years ago on the 28th of May, as we drove away from the hospital with our new baby, the hail was hitting the roof of the car so hard that we couldn't hear ourselves talk.  

Thanks for stopping past today and reading
Liz xx 

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  1. A beautiful card. Love the colour combinations - Perfect!

  2. Liz I love this present card the flowers are all perfect, as always your attention to detail is spot on. Stunning work, hugs Erika. x

  3. What a fab idea, love it. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

  4. Beautiful card, loveley flowers.Thanks for sharing at My craft creations, good luck x

  5. Another super card Liz, it's really effective how you make the sprays of roses.

    B x

  6. What a GORGEOUS card with all those lovely flowers and fabulous LO and it's beauty continues all the way to the inside!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!

  7. A gorgeous card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  8. So gorgeous Liz, I do love your papers! I bought them the other week too to make a Wedding card. Love the had made roses, like doing that myself these days just so pretty. Have a lovely Sunny weekend! Carolxx

  9. Lovely card Liz...I love your roses, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  10. Thank you so much for hoining in our current challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge No 54 - Die Cuts and /or Punches

    WOW WOW WOW Absolutely gorgeous. Love the parcel with those gorgeous diecut flowers. This really is a unique and stunning card. Lovely papers.

    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges as there are always excellent prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT

  11. Very pretty card... love the arrangements of all the gorgeous flowers!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts!

  12. hello..lovely card,love the fowers... thanks for sharing your card with us at
    CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  13. I love what you've done here from your color combo to all your lovely flowers! Thanks for joining Craft-Dee BowZ May challenge.

  14. So pretty! Love the roses. Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Ribbons

  15. love your beautiful box of roses card -thanks for joining us at Lej designs Carol Dt x

  16. Just gorgeous, this is one of the nicest cards I have seen in a while, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  17. Gorgeous card Liz.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  18. Liz, your card is gorgeous. Love your handmade flowers. This will be a perfect birthday card! Saw it on MIM.

  19. What a gorgeous card ,love the design and the colours and flowers are fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at Mim and good luck
    Tracey x

  20. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Joanna Sheen challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. I came over from Make it Monday. Both your cards are lovely

  22. Beautiful card, just love the present and all those flowers too.
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight

  23. WOW this is totally fabulous. Just adore the great flowers you have created!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  24. A lovely card and wow all those flowers! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network