Monday, July 30, 2012

Iv'e been Gardening.


This week is sadly  my last as a Guest Cupcake. I have really enjoyed my time with them.
The theme today is The Great Outdooors, things you would do ouside. Girls on swings, Boys on bikes, Gardening, Golf are just a few to mention.
 This  stumped me for a while as nothing readily sprang to mind. Then I suddenly thought that if you can't find me in the Craft  Pod  I am most probably out  gardening or as The Doc puts it digging holes! So this gave me my first idea.
Now every gardener needs a trug so I rounded up a few things and a bit of cutting, gluing,sticking and string threading later we have one trug.
Next I really needed to do a bit of tidying up as I'm sure this should not all be here!


A lot of cutting and pruning later and  I managed  to find Roses, Asters, Carnations and Chrysanthemums to fill my trug with.


I even found a Ladybird on one of the rose leaves.
Whilst the Roses and Carnations were my own designs using spellbinders dies I drew inspiration from the following tutorials to make the Asters and Chrysanthemums which 
you can find here and here.

Lastly a vase of flowers to display indoors.
The team have been busy as usual creating some gorgeous designs so please pop over to
Cupcake Craft Challenges to see what they have been up to. You are very welcome to join in the challenge and upload your craftiness for all to see.
My thanks to the Cupcake Design Team for having me on board this past month.
As I have used up loads of bits of this and that from my stash I am again playing over at
Pixies Crafty Wokshop in Crafty Snippets #31.

Also entering into the following challenges:
Dream Valley: Summer.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday.
Papertake Weekly: Make your own.
Anything Goes: Lets not be square.
Fab 'n'Funky: No stamped images
Make it Monday Party: Anything goes.
The Poodles Parlour: Anyhing goes.
Secret Crafter: Bright and cheerful.
Come and Get it  challenge: Anything but a card.



52 comments:

Linda said...

Love how you made the trug and filled it with so many gorgeous flowers - this is brilliant.

Daisychain said...

Absolutely stunning!!! What a clever idea (wish I had those sort of ideas), and filled with such beautiful flowers too. Hugs Christine x

Jo in TAS said...

WOW! Gorgeous flowers and trug! Perfect way to finish!

Faye said...

You have made the most A.Mazing projects for Cupcake and it's been a pleasure having you. I think you finish n the high you started on, as this creation is fabulous. I've oooked at it several times already. I guess you'll pick this up when you get back in from digging holes... xxx

Jo in TAS said...

Thanks for the flower links too, they're fabulous!

Sandra said...

Wish I had your patience.
the flowers are fab.

Been fun Cupcaking with you

Hugs Sandra xx

Di said...

Very clever Mrs A and such gorgeous results. Love the trug and all those delicious flowers! Should you be here though? Aren't you supposed to be hunting the Phantom Bottom Pincher for me in Italy? :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A.........Totally beautiful your talents are really shining through this lovely creation and the flowers are gorgeous wonderful work my friend, xx

Hannah said...

These are lovely!

Catherine said...

OMG ! I thought the flowers were real ! The little basket is gorgeous too ! Gosh you rock Lady ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Wendy said...

Just gorgeous - and I love that little ladybird! :-)

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I have enjoyed your Guest Cupcake time as much as I am sure you have. I love the ladybird. Hope you have a good week.

Ali said...

Your trug and flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Your amazing. I'm still contemptating what I can do with my old bag. Thanks for sharing.
Ali x

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful:)

Frank Clarivu said...

They look really beautiful. I love the colours!

Caroline Nash said...

Your flowers are so pretty and the ladybird so cute

Shelly said...

Hi Mrs A. Oh wow what a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! A really nice idea, well done! Hugs, Shelly x

Annie Anya said...

saw this on MIM...beautiful is all I can say...you are amazing creating this ...love annie

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is just beautiful Mrs. A - what a wonderful project! WOW! you are so talented! Wishing you a happy day today! I am working on my Cat Card!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Margreet said...

What a brilliant idea to make a trug filled with fabulous flowers...and that little ladybug is the finishing touch...love your vase with flowers too...you're such an artist!!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Lovely - I love the rose.

Fiddly Fingers said...

This is a lovely make. I thought the flowers were real until I looked closely :)

Vicky said...

Wow!! I adore those beautiful flowers!! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Hanna said...

WOW!!! Love your flowers, what a gogeous idea! Beautifully done, such a fantastic work! Absolutely breathtaking :)

hugs
Hanna

Handbags by Helen said...

Those flowers are fantastic. You're very talented!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can add another UK word to my list as I'd never heard of a "trug" before. I think we would say basket. Those flowers? Wow, Mrs. A., this much I know: your talent rocks!!

Loz said...

Fantastic Trug and Flowers. I saw these on MIM..Loz

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow, Mrs. A! You sure do know how to think outside of the box (or in this case - the trug). Fabulous 3D interpretation of the theme and that bouquet of flowers in the vase would brighten up anyone's living space! Super clever! Super pretty! Hugs, Lesley

Marissa Isabel said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the bouquet of flowers!!
You are amazing!
Thanks for sharing your project at Make it Monday Challenge
Blessings
Marissa Isabel

Samantha Elliott said...

Your trug and flowers are absolutely gorgeous Mrs A! So colourful and long lasting, as well as clearing some space in your Snippets box. Wow! I want to get on with my watering can project! Too much to do and work gets in the way. Perhaps if I think hard enough Catriona could do some work for me when I am out!
By the way, please do not let Catriona anywhere near the Duck Pond or her dress will get splashed! I hear you are creating a diving board! Hee Hee! Off to find some chocolate now!
xx

Anonymous said...

Wow...what lovely flowers and everything. Lots of work there. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

Tonya said...

Wow! This is so creative and beautiful. Fantastic flowers!

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment.

Stamping Shanni said...

I know why you are known as Mrs A - A is for Amazing!! This basket and flowers is stunning, breathtaking and one of the best things I have seen on MIM this year. WOW!
Stamping Shanni

sari said...

Oh my goodness!!! You are such a talented lady! I love popping by your blog and looking at all the amazing creations you have made! It has been an honor to have you as Cupcake! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Helen said...

Wow that trug and flowers is gorgeous, well done :)

Dawn said...

Oh WOW, your project is stunning. This must have taken ages, love it. xxx

Jackie said...

These flowers are gorgeous! I just love the colors you used and how detailed they all are! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

Donna said...

Wow Mrs A, you are so so clever and this is such a complicated design and you did it all from scratch...your little trug and flowers are amazing and we are so lucky to have had you on board as a GD at Cupcake this month...you have been an absolute star! :) Donna ♥ x

Lisa S. said...

WOW Mrs A., do you ever have a green thumb. ;) This is wonderful!!! I spotted these beauties on MIM and was curious so I popped over. Am I ever glad I did because it would have been a shame to miss these. Outstanding job!!!

Debbie said...

Holy Toledy Mrs A... This is just amazing...So pretty I am still sitting here in awe of your beautiful arrangement. So glad I saw it on MIM.

Hugs
NY Debbie

Susie said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing the tutorials, I will try to get back around to trying those flowers myself. I have such a brown thumb with real plants.

Amanda said...

Simply stunning, words fail me, this is fabulous and I wish I could make it. Hugs, Amanda x

Pat K said...

WOW, these are so gorgeous and thank you for sharing the tutorials. So glad I caught you on MIM. Pat k.x

Helen said...

Fabulous - would make a wonderful gift!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Corrinne Quinn said...

Gorgeous flowers! You are oh, so delightfully creative :) Btw, I saw you on MIM.

Lots of joy,
Corrinne

PS - I welcome you to play with us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our current challenge - We have TWO prizes this week :)

Anonymous said...

These are soooo pretty! Love that little vase of flowers too, very lifelike.

Hugs
Brenda

Merry said...

Oh wow....these flowers are all so stunning and love that basket you have created. Thanks so much for your lovely comments over my way. Isn't Make it Monday great as now I have the chance to see your wonderful work. :-)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous project. I am in awe of your amazing papercrafting skills.

xxx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous use of snippets - I simply love your trug idea and those flowers must have taken you forever to make :) Elizabeth x