20 November, 2015

Stolen roses

They say, seedlings won't grow if you say "Thank you" upon receiving them. 
I'm not sure whether this counts for roses, too, but when I walked past these beauties next to the neighbour apartment building, I thought they'd be lovey for the Flower-Friday at Holunderbluetchen
I couldn't help but return in the evening and get myself some of these under cover of night. Most of the blooms are already gone, but I managed to cut some buds and I just can't wait to see whether they'll open up. 
The vase is new, another thing I just *had to have* when I popped over to my favourite crafting store for some tape. Needless to say, my basked quickly filled up with more than just tape, but no fears - all of its content was purchased legally :)
To my wonderful surprise, I realized the roses spread the most wonderful scent as I arranged them to a bouquet and I have the feeling I'll want to have more of them before the frost takes them all away. 

And just as I thought I'll never find a way to use it, I happened to realize where to place the fourth rose of my demounted rose-box. After using the red cross-stitch, yellow fadengrafik and pink decoupage flowers for card projects, I decided the rose made with iris folding would fit nicely to a card, too. Only it needed to be one with an oval opening which I decorated with a silver sticker. Additionally, I used four punched butterflies wth tiny pearls on them. 
Why four? It has been ages since I participated in the butterfly challenge and I thought it would be nice to flutter by again. It's not that I don't create with butterflies, it's just that I seemed to have very bad timing, either with the themes or with exams :)

To finish off the post in all-pink, an early morning view of the skies above Ljubljana for the gallry at Raumfee.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- butterfly channelge: butterflies + Q for quadruple
- as you like it: favourite season (I don't especially dislike any season as each has its charms, but my favourite would be summer. Why? Most importantly, I don't freeze in summer :) other than that it would be the light dresses and shoes you can wear, and especially the mass of flower it brings)
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- creative fingers: ATG
- deep ocean: white + one other colour (pink)
- glitternspakle: add a die-cut/punch shape (butterflies)
- robynsfetish: embossing
- inspiration destination: ATG
- moving along with the times: my favourite things (raindrops on roses)
- pennys papertake: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- word art wednesday: ATG

edit: todays' harvest was most rewarding, too :) Due to the big blooms I decided to move the roses into a flowerpot for orchids that gives them a little more space. 


  1. What a beautiful Iris folded rosé you have created. The card is just perfect for my challenge. Thankyou for fluttering by # 43. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Beautiful work, thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

    Pam x

  3. stunning card
    thanks for playing at crafty sentiments

  4. Great iris folding with silver oval, such an elegant card.
    And I love the sky!
    Thank you for joining us on Butterfly Challenge.
    Tina, GD on Butterfly Challenge

  5. What a gorgeous card, love the Iris folding, thanks for joining us at MAWTT.
    I have some Candy on offer too, xxxx

  6. Beautiful roses und a wonderful sky! I love it. Have a nice day. All the best Edith from Germany

  7. Gosh, it's years since I did any iris folding! Such a pretty technique don't you think? Love your real roses and the rose on your card. A great make to share with us over at MAWTT on our current challenge, jx

  8. Love the rose embossing folder and the silver sticker around your oval makes your creation more elegant. Thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #290 - Wet or Dry Embossing.

  9. Gorgeous card! I love the rose embossing folder, and your paper folding technique makes the flower just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

    Robyn's Fetish Challenge DT member

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. That folded Iris Rose in the beautiful oval is so pretty. Your Roses in the vase are regal. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  12. This is a great card, I've never seen this technique before! Thank you for sharing at TTCRD!

  13. Beautiful Iris folding Cheiro - the card looks so elegant - I love the photos you have shared as well - Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  14. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post and thank you for entering our challenge this time with your gorgeous iris fold card.
    Lorraine - As You Like It DT

  15. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  16. This is a perfect way to showcase your favourite season!! Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)