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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Forever Rose

Good evening all grab yourself a cuppa as it is a long post.....but its only long cus of piccies & not my usual babbling lol.  This will be my last posting until after crimbo as I just dont seem to be having the time, as I'm sure all of you too are very busy lol.
Anyway Jane from WOJ posted something on her blog the other day that I fell in love with, she got the idea from someone else, you know how it works lol. Well I thought I would give it a go but unfortunately couldn't find a tutorial for it, so I thought I would have a go at doing 1 myself & see how it goes. Now it does need tweaking here & there but the concept is there.
Anyway here it is....

This beautiful image is from 1 of the most fabulous shops (I think so anyway lol, I love it) it is indeed a new Digital Stamp release from Crafts & Me & she is called 'Forever Rose'. The other night Crafts & Me released their 1st digi stamps well I was soooo excited I went straight over & brought all 7 of them. I printed them that night & started to colour them the following day. This beauty is my fave & I thin it is the sort of image that will suit many colour schemes & many themes. As this is for my SM I have gone for pretty shabby chic. Now this is not what it seems..........for when you untie the ribbon & open it up......

mmmmmm choccies.....the idea is is its to look like a book from the outside but reveals a surprise inside....the surprise is up to you. I will be buying some chocs especially to put in I just grabbed these out of our quality st tin to give the idea.... A tag is attached to write a message on. Tag was cut out using a Magnolia Doo Hickey die.

Altho its for crimbo I'm hoping she will want to keep this so I didnt want it looking christmassy so would only be able to be got out one month a year. I used my Tim Holtz Alterations 'Once Upon A Time' thru my bigshot for the letters to say 'Mother'

This is without chocs

It all ties nicely shut with a gingham ribbon.

The rose I made myself from plain paper......come to my blog after crimbo when there will be changes. It will be re-designed & there will be a few tutorials on here also....I'm on doing them in between other things at the mo lol. Hopefully you will like the new improved blog when it arrives lol.

This is the last pic....I have saved the close-up of this beautiful image until last. She is coloured with Promarkers & Sakura gel pen added to parts of the rose. All the paper & card have been inked with 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Vintage Photo' distress inks. The flower next to the rose is actually from these scrummy Marianne design paper pad which is called 'Roses Are Red' & they are totally beautiful. I cut around the rose on the gingham paper then covered it with extra thick embossing powder & zapped it with my heat gun.
Materials used & links....
Forver Rose image - Crafts & Me
Cream & Pink card - Papermill Direct
'Roses Are Red' paper - Quixotic Paperie
Gingham Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Butterfly - Ebay (e-mail me if you want the name or link of the shop on Ebay)
All gems, doilie & lace are from my stash.
Well thats it from me, my hubby is clearing snow off the sky dish cus we keep losing signal lol, we've had about 8-9 inches of snow here today. I hope where-ever you are you are safe & warm.
I want to wish you all a fabulous crimbo & I wish you all love, health & laughter for the new year ahead.....
Until then huge hugs to each & every 1 of you thank you so sooo much for all your wonderful support & for all your comments since I joined 8-9 months ago, you really are the best.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart mmwah.
Merry Christmas Everyone. xxxx
Challenges I'm entering.... - For Someone Special


Unknown said...

Hi Vicky, I see a new picture!! Very nice you together with your hubby! Love your chocolate book, I just love to read don't you?! Especially books like this one LOL!! Keep warm and safe, hugs, Frea

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Vicky
Hope you alright hunni!
Your card is absolutely stunning and a gorgeous gift idea, just love everything about it :o)
hugs and xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Vicky a great idea. I love your new pic by the way.


Lizzy said...

WOWZERS! hun this is absolutely stunning...she is a real beauty too, luv everything about it...your little paper rose is gorgeous.

xx Lizzy xx :)


Sarah A said...

Oh Vicky, this is absolutely stunning, love the image and such a clever way of packagin those yummy chocolates... yes I am a real chocoholic!
Sarah x

cardmaking bird said...

Beautiful gift idea!!! And I love how you've made it to last all year round! I'd be well chuffed if that was my pressie!! Have a wonderful Christmas - you and the rest of the family! And I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy new year! Hugs, Marie xx

Angie said...

Hi vicky what a fabby card although if i made one the choccies would probably not make it to the recipient yum! yum! We are all full of fluey yucky bluur at the moment hopefully it will have gone before weekend.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year take care hun.
Hugs Angie x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is amazing Hun. It is so gorgeous. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. I love your flower it is gorgeous. You will have to post the instructions on your new blog. I wish you and your family the very best of Christmas ever and I hope you will feel well enough to enjoy it.


angelique (anlou) said...

hi sweetie
this book is gorgeous hun
the color combo is great
and what a yummy suprise in it
a merry christmas and a happy and creative new year to all
hugs angelique

Claire said...

Wow, fab idea! Such beautiful colours and that imgae is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous idea Vicky! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is positively gorgeous! Beautiful and very clever design and execution. Stunning image, beautifully coloured. Love the tag on the inside and the papers and well...everything! Lovely! Hugz, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And of course I meant to wish you and yours a fabby Christmas! Big hugz, Lesley

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Vicky, what a wonderful project. Not sure I'd have the patience to try something from scratch like this without any instructions. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2011, Kym xxx

Mandy said...

Vicky this is beautiful hun and just perfect for our challenge, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "anything but a card" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Shana said...

Oh wow that is amazing! What a fabulous gift full of delicious goodies! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Unknown said...

This is stunning...I love it...what a great project! Thanks for sharing your talent at Paper Play - "Anything but a Card". Best wishes for the new year!
Alicia xx

Tracy Valure said...

WOw!! This project is just amazing. I love the box....ging to hav to find that tutorial and give it a whirl! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes,
Tracy Valure

Karina said...

What a gorgeous box you made! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes last week.