Sunday 8 September 2013

Box of Roses for another Crafting Buddy.

As well as it being Norma's birthday last month it was also Wilma's birthday.  Wilma is a crafting buddy in Carol's Tuesday crafting group and as she is a trained florist I couldn't resist making the box of roses for her too.  Wilma is making up the bouquets for Carol's daughter's wedding next Saturday and has already made Carol's corsage. 

This time the Marianne English Rose die was used to cut flowers from pale lilac parchment card and purple card.  After being rolled the pale ones were sponged with Encore purple metallic ink.  The leaves were punched from aqua card and certainly celery card from Stampin' up using an X-cut embossing punch. To add an extra frame a stitched border was added to the backing layer.

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 was made using a stamp from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and purple ink.  It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch.

The patterned papers used on Wilma's card are from the Nitwit Collection Time for Tea.  The verse on the insert of the card was created on the computer.  Purple self adhesive pearls, lilac brads along with the usual addition of ribbon and a bow were added as embellishments.

Wilma worked in a florist shop in London who would not only make up personal orders for celebrities but also make up and deliver larger display pieces for shops and hotels.  One day she was given the task of delivering a large display and as she came whizzing out of the shop with it she knocked someone over only to discover it was Ronnie Corbett.

Although she's worrying about it I'm sure she'll make a beautiful job of Amanda's flowers.  I think Carol is getting excited about the big day as she's now counting down how many sleeps are left and posting this on her Facebook page.

Thanks for reading today


  1. I love the box Liz. The papers are gorgeous and I love the rolled roses.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. so beautiful liz.your lilac colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Such a beautiful card and colors, love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz Challenges this fortnight. Abbie xx

  4. Thank you so much for entering your fabulous creation into the very first 4 Krafty girlz challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  5. Oh, wow, this is lovely. Perfect for a florist! All of your roses are so pretty and I love the color scheme. Thanks for joining us at our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug.

  6. OMG. this is stunning! Love the colors (purple's my fav!) and the roses are so beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

    -Angeline DT

  7. So pretty, Liz. Your colours are gorgeous, and the florist recipient is sure to LOVE this one.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  8. Ooh just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges, hope to see you again next week :-) Elaine DT-xxx-

  9. Beautiful card .. thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. .Anita DT x

  10. Wow, this is so pretty, I love the rolled flowers! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge!

  11. Thank you for joining us at crafty ribbons this week
    P x

  12. This is stunning!!! Your roses are so beautifully made - I have that die (I think) and you have so inspired me to have another go at making them -my first attempt was a disaster!
    Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Anything Goes Challenge this week, good luck in the draw, and be sure to join us with another of your wonderful projects next week!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang