Sunday, 25 March 2012

Welcome Vase

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Hi,hope you had a great weekend. The weather has just been sensational,so managed to get quite a bit of gardening done. Still lots more to do though! I just love when we get to eat alfresco (without layers of jumpers!!).

Over at BBTB2 the challenge this week was to use the cricut cut 'welcome' in your project.
I made a project for My Craft Spot new stamp release this week using the new TBBM2 cart..... I know,still my latest cart addiction I'm afraid!! lol. Anyway,you'll get to see that on Saturday's blog hop,but at one stage the box reopened and the shape it produced gave me this idea for a vase......

TBBM2 - daisy fold box cut at 6.75"
Flower Shoppe - leaves at 2"
Straight From the Nest - Welcome cut at 1",poppies at 2.5"
Heirloom Gold perfect pearls for the poppies
Adirondack paint dabber in Willow for stems
Vanilla crinkle ribbon

I made this with the idea of giving as a welcome gift to a new neighbour. I really like how it turned out,especially the vase part. I was going to put a few tulips in a plastic bag of water inside and decided that I ought to make paper flowers instead. Thought the red was striking until my son asked me why I had put our remembrance day poppies in my vase and it wasn't November?!
Pleased he thought the poppies were so good and explained they were actually a summer flower and then decided I should have made tulips...oh well... they look lovely in my conservatory!!

Jill at Jaihart has a linky party I'm linking this up to. There's still time to link.
Don't forget the stamp release party this week over at My Craft Spot.
The stamps are just fabulous and Kimberly is offering a prize each day.

Thanks for calling by.
Jayne x


  1. This is just lovely, Jayne! your neighbor will be thrilled and the paper flowers will last and last. You sure are making me want that cartridge. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  2. Wow! This is beautiful!! Love the button centers. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  3. absolutely beautiful, Jayne. I love those red flowers, that lovely little "vase" and your Welcome is perfect. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. What a wonderful gift to welcome a new neighbor. It will be very appreciated. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  5. That is just adorable....what a cute were a driving factor behind my purchase of this one. Keep 'em coming. ;) Really adorable, Jayne, but now I am off to look up "jumper." ;)

  6. Love how it turned out too!! Great way to crinkle those flowers- it adds so much dimension. I'm sure they loved receiving it!! :)Amy

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love TBBM2 and Flower Shoppe. You did a great job with both cartridges. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at BBTB2 this week.

  8. Oh what a Lovely Gift for your Lucky Neighbor, how sweet of you, they will surely Love It!!! Love, Love, Love those flowers, I just Love handmade flowers and I'm so glad you shared with us over at BBTB2 for the Welcome challenge Jayne!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  9. Oh boy...I would love to be your neighbor, hehe!! Your project is just GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the flowers and the color red is fabulous!!! You are so darn talented and I just love visiting you! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Jayne, where did you get the scoring tool??

    Sherrie K

  10. Wow Jayne! These are really pretty! I really love this!

  11. That box really made a beautiful vase. Those flowers look wonderful in it. Just gorgeous.

  12. BEAUTIFUL project Jayne!These flowers are just GORGEOUS and LOVE the little box,TOO CUTE!:)

  13. Jayne, this is gorgeous!! Wow, the flowers are simply stunning!! And how creative you are with the vase!! I love the unique gives the whole project such a beautiful look!! Your neighbor will cherish is fabulous my friend!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Oh my! This is exquisite! The flowers are incredible and so authentic. :o) The vase is lovely, both in design and paper choice. :o) What an incredible gift! You are always so sweet and thoughtful. Gorgeous project!

    Hugs and blessings!

  15. Jayne....SUPER CUTE! LOVE it! The colors are gorgeous and just pop! Thank you sooo much for linking up to my link party! I'm so glad you found it! Better late than never! ha! I'm so honored that you're following me! I hope you had a Marvelous Monday! Smiles, Jill

  16. Jayne, this is sooo cute. I LOVE the flowers! The colors are amazing. And the box is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  17. Oh Jayne what a stunning project and soo creative! Thanks somuch for joining us at BBTB2

  18. This is gorgeous Jayne. Love it!

  19. Stunning. The flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up at BBTB2. :)

  20. What a wonderful vase and flowers! I love the rich red - and I'm sure a new neighbour would be happy to receive such a lovely gift any time of the year! It's great that you are enjoying them too though!

  21. WOW! what an amazing project! I'm sure your neighbor will LOVE this!
    Hope you have a GREAT day!

  22. WOW! I LOVE it! Your neighbor is gonna love this.... What a sweet to give them! :o)