Monday, April 01, 2013

So what was in the Box!

I posted about this  box I made last week but couldn't show you the contents as I had sent it off without taking any photos. Silly me!!
 

I have received photos from Sam so can now reveal what I crafted to go into the the box.
Actually it is a bit like the chicken and the egg (which came first) as I made the flowers and then needed a container to send them in!!!


 
Nestling in the plate are  Roses (various), Carnations,  Chrysanthemums, Cornflowers, Anemones, Pansies and just because there was room in the top of the box for one more
a Poinsettia.

 
I have used various flower dies in different combinations to achieve the flower shapes I wanted.  Distress inks and chalks to colour the Roses Also used up loads of cardstock snippets and  hopefully they all  look real enough to pass muster.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations: Use your punches  & dies.
Pile It On: Handmade flowers.
613 Avenue Create: Anything goes with flowers.
Pan Pastels: Anything goes.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes.
A Little Bit Crafty: Anything goes.
Simon Says Stamps: Anything goes.
Make It Monday: Paper craft items #134
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use up your snippets.
 
 


49 comments:

Dan said...

What a beautiful bouquet! Clearly a lot of work went into this, and so worth it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous box of flowering treasures! You did a fantastic job of the box alone and now these flowers...Wow!

Createology said...

Such a fun Spring time Bouquet. Creative Bliss...

Cathy said...

WOW Mrs A, these are stunning!! Cathy x

Mary said...

I thought the box was over the top, and now...wow all the beautiful flowers. Great job.

Jennifer Grissom said...

Wow! Thanks for playing at MIM! I have blog candy if you're interested. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

Sherry said...

Wow - I can almost smell them they look so rel - beautiful xx

Linda said...

Stunning flowers and what a wonderful gift to find in the beautiful box.

Debbie Fisher said...

Beautiful bouquet! you have put lots of work into creating this....Stunning

Di said...

Top of the class Mrs A - or should that be top of the tree house?! What a wonderful bouquet - and I know how Sam will have loved this, my box of roses is still here and I dip into them regularly - sometimes I just peek at them :)

Sorry I'm late commenting - I was too busy ordering sticky tape after the shortage I wrote about yesterday :)) Bad girl that I am!!

Hugs, Di xx

Merry said...

What a beautiful gift idea. Amazing flowers.

Hettie said...

I can personally vouch for the wonderful flowers! They are gorgeous and I shall be VERY choosy about what projects I use them on, or I may just keep them in the box for a sunshine moment whenever I want to look in. Anne made me cry when I opened the whiskas box to find the chicken box, let alone inside the chicken box.
Thanks so much once again.
Hugs
x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow - your creations make a wonderful bouquet. I particularly love your anemones. Hugs, Lesley

Shazza said...

these flowers are wonderful. Saw it at MIM and had to come for a closer look x

Tracey Murphy said...

Well, Mrs A, these are fantastic! Boy would I love to receive a lovely box with these fab goodies to dip into :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Challenges 4 Everybody this time and good luck!
Hugs, Tracey x

Shelley said...

Wow what an amazing bouquet, saw it on Make it Monday xxx

Skye said...

The box is lovely but then to have the pretty flowers inside, how wonderful. The "bouquet" is just gorgeous.

Terry Oulboub said...

Well now these look store bought, darn it! LOL! Mrs. A., you're amazing. The box in itself is a treasure and to find a garden of delightful flowers is indeed the absolutely best! I know the person who received this lovely gift will enjoy using them and think of you fondly.

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! What beautiful flowers!!!! Love all of them!! Beautiful job! Seen your post on MIM!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation with a wobderful springy feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mary Ann said...

OMG....your flowers are beautiful. The box is spectacular....wow:)

Elena said...

wonderful box!! Saw it on MIM.

Edie said...

What a beautiful array of handmade flowers. If I were you I would never buy, just make them! So pleased you chose to share them with us at 613 Avenue Create!

MaryH said...

Definitely look real, definitely pass muster. My attempts at flowers have not been happy ones! I always love to see others create them though, and yours are lovely. TFS & I'm sure your friend adored them! Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- you have been busy! Love the box but the flowers inside are amazing! What an amazing gift for your friend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

"Chicken and egg" comment for your lovely farmland box, Mrs. A! LOL! A perfect little keepsake box for all those brilliant flowers!!

Ali said...

What beautiful creations. I think your flowers are amazing.
Ali x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Mrs A. you are really awesome I just love the box and the flowers well they are amazing would or should take time and learn that one day.. huh when she cries?/

re the flowers yes the Golden Penda are related to bottlebrush..

..and no fragrance as most natives dont have them the pollen is enough to attract the bees masses of it... dont last long like most bottlebrush plants.
.. thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

Abi said...

Wow Mrs A, these are stunning! xx

Julia said...

Thanks for your comment on my easter rabbit - I enjoyed making her! I love your flowers - what a beautiful bouquet!

Julia:0)

Pia S said...

Your die cut flowers look fantastic, as does the beautiful Easter box!

Shari Nelson said...

These flowers are wonderful! What a great gift to give a card maker! Saw this on MIM.

Amy said...

What a beautiful bouquet,maybe it will bring spring? I hope, I hope !
Hugs

Carol L said...

I don't care which came first - the flowers or the box - I'll take them both! Gorgeous!!!

Di said...

'Ow about a card wiv a Christmas Tree on? Song is 'Oh Tannenbaum' - then you have anovver one for the box towards Christmas :)

Di xx

Lori said...

Pretty flowers and a pretty box - wonderful!

Debs Willis said...

these are GORGEOUS! Must have takena lot of time to create such works of art, and what a fab gift
Hugs, Debs x

Donna said...

Hi Mrs A, well I was already wowed by the box and then I spotted the flowers...they are amazing and even more incredible each one hand made...you're a star and they are sooooooo pretty :) Donna ♥ x

Faye said...

You do something amazing with flowers Mummy, these are truly stunning. Flippin' well done on all six of your wins in March, too. X

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the box you have made and the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Such an amazing collection of flowers. The pansies look stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Anonymous said...

The flowers look amazingly real & the box is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing more of your crafty goodness. Hugs~Patti

~ Barb said...

These are stunning, you have given them such dimension and depth of color. Wow! Thank-you so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words. Look forward to having you join us at Crafting With Dragonflies for our challenges. And as far as the dandelion battle, last summer I cheated terribly and mowed them frequently ;o)

Kathi Silvia said...

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know you made the Top 3 at 613 Avenue Create this week! Love the flowers!!

Kathi
Co-Owner

Elizabeth said...

Love the flowers - they're gorgeous - but adore the box ... the papers are super. Elizabeth xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous box and very pretty flowers.

Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Ang said...

Very pretty box, love the flowers, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Hugs
Ang
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

These flowers are just gorgeous Mrs A. Congrats for your top three placement over at 613 Ave. Create for them. I've added your win to a 'congratulations post that will come out at the end of the month. I also made note of your Glitter n Sparkle top three too so congrats on that as well.

Lisa D.

Janice said...

These are just brilliant, so very creative and such a great use of scraps. You must have loads of flower dies to make all these beauties, Jx