Coming up roses

So yesterday it did snow andย I got to eat cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Eating ice cream didn’t feel quite right as it was pretty cold. The snow didn’t settle but there is still a wintery nip in the air.

I began to wonder if I was ever going to get this project finished in time to link up with this week’s challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog which has the theme of Spring in the Garden and has to include some elements that relate to the work aspect of gardening. I’ve made a little altered plant pot with some shabby paper wild roses:

P1070753Always tricky to photograph anything like this so apologies that the photo’s don’t really do this justice.ย I’m currently enjoying making these wild roses and thought they would be perfect to go in this tiny, tiny plant pot. I love the big one that has a brass brad as it’s centres. The other two are sporting pearls.




The plant pot itself was originally terracotta and was left over from a previous project that failed. Consequently, it was a bit too battered to be used as it was, so I gave it a make over by covering it in book pages, colouring with Picket Fence and Broken China distress stains and then inked with Walnut Stain. I stamped a butterfly on the front, also using Walnut Stain distress ink.



I’ve added a little dark green Icelandic Moss and then arranged the trio of blooms, trying to show each to its best advantage.


I made a little flag to stand at the back. I thought you could put people’s names on, instead of the sentiment, and use these as place settings maybe at Easter with the addition of an egg or too.


Thanks for buzzing by.






Coming up roses — 13 Comments

  1. You had snow? Ooooh poor you. We have sunshine and showers but it is cold. Anyway, Your gorgeous creation is perfect for the challenge … congrats on your win last week too! Loving your shabby roses … Thanks so much for playing along again at CCCB!!

    • Thank you Ros. So funny about the Roses, Mr Beez liked the flowerpot but thought the flowers were past their sell-by-date! Men eh???

  2. I think your roses are beautiful, and I LOVE what you did with the little pot. The paper on it is perfect! What a great little project!
    By the way, ice cream knows no season, so have some with your next piece of cake. You only live once ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi there Mrs. Beez, I love your post with the gorgeous paper flowers and the pots. What kind of paper did you use to make your roses? They are exquisite. Love the brad and pearls. You never fail to amaze me with your talent
    Most likely told you that before but it’s the truth. Hope it warms up there for you. After watching the weather channel today we saw there’s to be more snow in U.S. also. Not real cold here but not warm either, some rainy stuff off and on and windy. Was very nice couple weeks or so ago then it went back to it’s usual contrary CO spring weather. Ah well before we know it we’ll all be complaining of the heat. Sure is good to be back online, had very sick pc, had to get fixed.

    • Lovely to have you back ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been thinking about you and wondering if all was well so good to hear from you. The roses are some vanilla card (Stampin Up!)which I die cut, ink, spritz with water and then crumple up to dry. A bit of shaping of the petals once dry and job done! You’re right about the heat and I dare say that over here, after the horrendous floods over the winter, we’ll soon be facing a hosepipe ban!!!

  4. I love what you have done to the pretty little flower pot. The roses certainly are gorgeous and they would make fabulous place settings. I bet you have been treasuring that stunning brad for a long time.

    Dionne xx

    • The brad is one from Stampin’ Up! and they are all fabulous and yes, I am always reluctant to use them which is why only the big rose has one – ha ha you know me too well!!

  5. This is stunning! I love your big beautiful flowers and the brad and pearls are perfect, what a beautiful gift! ~Diane

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