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Thursday, 1 November 2012

A new month

Recently, we have celebrated my Grandmas 90th birthday....

 I made both the card  and flowers for her...

 I know my Grandma loves a verse on / in a card, so did that for her...
the beginning of the verse is on the front and the rest is inside -
but I forgot to take a picture of the inside! duh!!
I used my madison window die, and marianne bird on a branch die.
Hubby "encaustic-ed" them for me.
Some little punched gold butterflies to finish.


 For my Mums birthday - in summer - I made her some flowers like these...
and Grandma loved them, so I thought I would make her some for her too.
They are a form of origami I suposse, because each petal of each flower is folded, very precisely.
Then 5 petals are put together to form a flower.
These took a VERY long time to make, but they were worth it when I saw her face!

I tried to keep in with Grandmas very neutral colour-scheme, but found I just
had to add a bit of colour here and there, as they are flowers, afterall!
I diecut some butterflies and added one or two on petals, and on the "stalks".
The flowers are held held in in oasis, which has been covered with that little gold gravel stuff.
I had to "arrange" it so that the gravel doesn't fall out,
as the cats often go nosying around and knocking things off, lol!!


20 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW these are gorgeous love the card very elegant and the flowers are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Linda said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, saw them on Docrafts so decided to stop by and say hello. Great Blog too, Linda x

Chrissys4Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the window frame die. Just beautiful. Those flowers are wonderful too. Lucky grandma.
Just added myself to your blog list
Chrissy
xx

kay said...

flowers are gorgeous,love the card too,x

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card and flowers , happy birthday to your Grandma l bet she loved them xx

Jewelsmae said...

Gorgeous card , love the window and the verse, and beautiful flowers, I am just making some of these to make into a kusudama ball, hope mine look as good as yours.

crafty-stamper said...

love the card but the flowers are fantastic
carol x

Angela said...

The cards is beautiful and the flowers are stunning, would have not thought to do anything like this, what a wonderful unique present

Lors said...

Your card is Lovely and those flowers are amazing,your Grandma will love them, congrats to her on her 90th birthday ...happy blogging x

donemark crafts said...

Stunning card and flowers your grandma will love them.
Happy blog hopping Kaz.xx

Trace said...

The card is lovely, but those flowers are amazing xx

Heike said...

Wow, the flowers are just stunning! A fantastic project. And I love the beautiful card.
Heike x

ALI said...

Wow, the flowers are fantastic and the card is lovely.

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow these are stunning! Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy on my sidebar if you would like to enter :-)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous x

carrie-lee said...

A lovely card and flowers xxx

Mayflower said...

Stunning card, very elegant. The flowers are gorgeous. xx

Helen J said...

Wow! The card is gorgeous and those kusadama flowers are just stunning, I bet your Grandma absolutely loved them, but then who wouldn't?

hyper_ni said...

A gorgeous card and I absolutely love the flowers, gorgeous for a present! I need to learn how to make them.

jasmine by design said...

I am knocked out by these fabulous flowers and this lovely card! Speechless...which does not happen often! xx