Friday 6 April 2012

rose creation at last

Good evening.well i am ready late.i`ve washed my hands four times and i still can`t shift the pva and glossy
these roses look so beautiful when other people make them and despite looking at many well explained tutorials i just can not get them how i want them,
so heres the longest drawn out card ever,
no challenges, just for fun.

products used are:
white card
circle nestie
spellbinders create a rose
spellbinders embossing folder
gems from stash
make it crafty chippie swirl
white acrylic paint
stickles stardust
glossy accnets
pva glue
distress inks spun sugar and tumbled glass
personal impressions sentiment

 so i tried to stick them together with pva, dismantled and tryed with glossy accents, dismantled again and put a brad in the middle, hence very gummed up finger ends.
used tweezers to crimp and twist and curl and uncurl and all over again.
surprised they are still holding together to be

and a sideways view,
now after all that stress of making this i need to watch bedidorm for a good laugh.
work tomorrow and then a full week off. yyippeeee ;D
thanks for reading and popping by, means a lot.
luv coops xxx


Hazel said...

Coops - this is absolutely beautiful girl - just stunning. Don't beat yourself up these roses look just as they should be.


Take care

Hazel x


Hi Nic
Your flower's look gorgeous just got some of the Bitty blossom dies when i get round to using them there three different sizes your card looks gorgeous have a lovely weekend ,Happy Easter
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning creation Nic, love the gorgeous roses.

Donna x

Unknown said...

Your roses are lovely chic! The card is so pretty too. Maybe a hot glue gun would help with the roses, I use one for all my "difficult sticking problems including flowers" just be careful you don't replace the sticky fingers with burnt ones lol - have a great Easter sweetie xxcaraxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Coops, if mine look as good as this l will be happy, l got the bitsy spellbinder shapeabilatie thingy this week and had a go the other night and OMW they are so faffy but l will persevere. Take care x Susan x

nnalorac said...

They are so pretty coops and you've made a stunning card. Gorgeous colour combo and love the glitz. Mnnn might have to give these a bash. Looks like I'd have to have a wee spend first lol! Carolxx

Naomi Johnson said...

stunning! just perfect and gorgous and beautiful and ....... wow!

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, oh Nic it sounds like you had some fun making these but tell you what I think they look totally FAB, the colours and sparkle look super and I adore the embossing
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi ya Nic - well I think this is just beautiful! Gorgeous colours and love your flowers.

I've got one of those dies - used it once or twice and gave up. I can't get it to look like a proper rose at all - it just looks like what it is, rolled up paper! Nothing at all like yours, which are gorgeous!!

Hope you have a nice week off.


Becky said...

Your card is gorgeous and those roses look perfect to me, great job.
Becky x

XxJULESxX said...

wow you did a great job!!! gorgeous! happy easter to you!

sallysbitz2 said...

Wow, what a elegant card Nic. It's lovely. I think your roses look perfect.
I do know how frustrating it is when making your own flowers, we are far too critical.

I am also watching Benidorm Lol, think it's the last one tonight !

hugs sally x

angelwhispers said...

Well I love it Coops the flowers looks superb!!

Just sat watching it as I'm on my laptop!! lol

Love Chanelle xxx

Fiona said...

well Nic I think the roses are perfect and so beautiful!!

my little roses look so rubbish compared to these!!


Marlene Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning, the flowers are gorgeous. Happy Easter. Marlene

Unknown said...

Wow, this is truly stunning!

Emma xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow they look great, worth all the hard work. Such a lovely card xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Coops. wow this is stunning and your roses are absolutely amazing, you have just so much talent:)x

Annette said...

wow this is stunning love the colours. Enjoy your week off. x

craftymum said...

Well worth the sticky fingers! gorgeous Nic
hugs Sarah x
p.s. have you seen my new blog for my shop

Anonymous said...

Coops your roses are beautiful but l know how it feels when your not happy with something your trying to create. I am VERY critical of my work and really need to be less so. I hope you manage to get unstuck!

Have a great evening, Rach xx

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Coops, your roses are amazing (I have this die, think I am going to have to have a play). I love the soft colours and the embossing.
Kim xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think they look beautiful. Gorgeous card. I bought a Marianne die and sold it as my rolled up roses looked rubbish.

Little K Smith said...

Oh the flowers are beautiful Coops! Well done! And I love the soft delicate colours and gorgeous embossing too!
Have a lovely Easter :)

p.s. Good luck with getting all that glue 'n' glossy accents off! :D

Elaine said...

Hmmm well your roses look pretty darn awesome to me and far, far better than anything I could make!
I love these soft pink and blue colours.
Totally beautiful card Nic.

Hugs Elaine xxx

Jude said...

Hi Coops, Your have done a wonderful job with those roses. I will have to invest in that die now! Love the papers you have used to make them with and the glitz.

Have a lovely Easter.


Catherine said...

This is a stunning card, I'm sure the glue will come off eventually.... Lol....

Netty said...

Beautiful colour palette Coops and loving your flowers.
Benidorm was such fun wasn't it....hope they hurry up with the next series. Happy Easter, Annette x

Lou said...

Hi! really pretty card Coops, the soft colours and embossing are lovely- gorgeous rose flowers too.
Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend,

Roma said...

Wow ! beautiful flowers ,gorgeous card x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your roses are beautiful, well the whole card is beautiful, I like the embossing and the soft colours.Happy easter.

Crafty Loops said...

Hi Coops, so sorry Ive been MIA lately but all is explained in my blog! Major Spring Cleanathon which seems to be going on forever and stick isn't finished! lol. I think your roses are really beautiful. Did you see my video on how to make the Peace Rose similar to your flowers? My only advice for keeping them together is hot glue. It really is the only way that Ive found they hold their shape pretty much immediately unless you are patient enough to use the other glues and use paper clips the hold the bud Im not so patient so hot glue it is, lol. You just need to be careful you dont burn yourself but my fingers are pretty hardy now to the hot glue.....theyve been burned so much that Im used to it now! Also the hot glue hardens when cold which actually gives the flowers great stability also. But considering all the glue you had to wash off your hands, I think your flowers are beautiful. Stunning card. Lee xx

Sue B said...

Wow! the roses are Awesome Coops!! you should be well proud! they are stunning! I love the whole card - the embossing and those delish colours are so soft and subtle - it's perfect! :-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Love your roses Coops, just gorgeous. love the pastel colours and sparkle. so pretty.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Wow its gorgeous, love the roses.
Have a great weekend. Sue x

kay said...

your roses are lush,love the finished card,x

Amanda said...

These flowers are gorgeous Nic, I think I need that die now. Hugs, Amanda x

Amanda said...

These flowers are gorgeous Nic, I think I need that die now. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful Coops! Sorry those flowers gave you so many problems but they look stunning, love the soft gentle colours and the little bit of sparkle xxx

Jackie said...

I don't know how you wanted the roses to be coops, but to me they are gorgeous, as is the whole card :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Those roses are absolutely STUNNING Nic... and by the sounds of it well worth all the glueing and sticking if they came out like that!

Christine x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Your flowers look perfect to me .. .. I love them!! (Not seen your fingers to be able to say whether they are the same or not though LOL!!!)

Such gorgeous colours.

Hope you are having a good break.

Love Jules xx

downrightcrafty said...

so delicate, pretty and beautiful and well worth all the hand washing
Hugs and Happy Easter Kate xx

cebelica said...

Your card is stunning - so elegant. The roses look fantastic too. You did an amazing job! Hugs! xx

Shazza said...

I think they look BEAUTIFUL!!

Ally said...

it's worth your sticky and dirty fingers tee hee...looks fantastic, Nic!
xxx, Alessandra

Eileen said...

Well I've made those roses a few times and they never looked half as good as yours Coops. This card is stunning
Eileen x

Doreen said...

Oooh this is simply stunning... your flowers are

Unknown said...

I LOVE THSES ROSES , what a fab card and I love the way you have scrunched the roses fantastic well done Hugs Elaine

carrie-lee said...

absolutly stunning hun
the colours are gorgeous and roses beautiful xxx

Anonymous said...

Nic, this is so beautiful!! Your roses look perfect to me. An absolutely gorgeous card!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh my goodness coops this absolutely divine its perfection!! Beautiful I love how you have done them xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Wow Coops, your roses are stunning - such wonderful colours - I think you've done an amazing job with them - a beautiful card, Hugs, Teresa xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun these are gorgeous, well worth the work, hope you have a lovely week off, hope you get this too as I'm having loads of trouble posting comments at the moment,hugs Liz xx

Flowergirl said...

This gorgeous! Your flowers are beautiful! Sounds like you had fun!!
Have a lovely Easter weekend x
Wendy x

Debbie said...

Wow Coops...your card is so elegant. Your flowers are stunning.
Debbie x

Debbie said...

Wow Coops...your card is so elegant. Your flowers are stunning.
Debbie x

Kym said...

well coops - i for one think they are totally bodacious-mine look like crud compared to yours-lol-and its a fab card - kym xx

Unknown said...

The roses are really stunning- I would love to have half your talent (so far I think I just share the talent at getting glue all over my fingers!!)

Heidi said...

Aww coops they turned out lovely after all that 'gluing' know what you mean tho, sometimes nothing will stick. hugs heid x

tilly said...

stunning flowers, and a beautiful card

Aud said...

lovely card coops those flowers are stunning, the look super and love the pastel colours. Aud x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh my goodness! These are beautiful! Your flowers look amazing, and they are offset by a perfect background too

I love making my own blooms, but would not attempt it without 2 things:

1. Brads if they are flower dies with holes in the middle.

2. Glue gun - instant, strong and easy to apply. You only have to hold in place for about 3 seconds and its done. Cheapest glue guns about £5 and glue sticks about 1.50 a pack - changed the way I make my boxes too ;)




Anonymous said...

You woulnd't know you had trouble with them. They are beautiful Coops! Honestly, just lovely! The colours on them are fab. I'll have to keep and eye out for these inks. xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful roses and love the shading and embossing too. Fab card.

debs29blue said...

Wow, what a stunning card! It is just beautiful and I think your roses look absolutely perfect! Well, if mine turned out half as good as yours, I would be chuffed to bits!

Debs x

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nic! I love your roses and your card is so elegant! Hugs Delphine xx

ogilvie said...

This is my favourite. So elegant. Hugz, Janice