Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Cat ... Aperture Box ... & CR84FN

Hello ... 
I hope you are all well and enjoying what is left of the summer ... In the USA I see that you are getting ready for the new school term whilst here in the UK the children are just starting the Summer break and so far we can't complain about the weather ... 
First up I wanted to let you know about "our" CAT... since a few of you have commented ... We lost the sweet little cat about a month ago ...  having decided to secretly keep her ... she was so happy here and did not want to go home .. she settled in ... my son adored her (so did I) and she him ... then one morning she went out and never came back ... At first we thought her real owner had kept her indoors ... We looked for her ... even got up in the night to search ... Then after 2 weeks of not seeing her... the owner came here to ask if we had her ... I knew then that we were never going to see her again .. I have no idea what happened to her and was angry that it took the owner 2 weeks to check up on her ... But either way she is gone ... I want to go to the RSPCA to get another cat but I am wary as cats here seem to go missing a lot ... So we'll see ...

Now yesterday I said I would show you the box I made for the Anniversary wall hanging ... so here it is 



I made the box from heavy CS and covered the top with papers ... then cut through all layers with my Sizzix heart die ... I made a little shallow 'tray' from CS and adhered some flowers to it and then sealed it to the underside of the box lid and neatened it all off with another piece of CS ... this is the back


I decided against using acetate ... simply because I wanted the flowers to be free to hang over the heart ...


and here is the gift in the box 


CR84FN Colour Challenge this week has the most beautiful palette


I have not entered any challenges for ages but now my Thursday Club is closed for the Summer break ... I have a little more time and I have so many birthday's coming up this month ... it was the perfect excuse to get creative ... this is my take


Sorry about the quality of the photo .. I am struggling both with my camera at the moment and the light conditions ...


Both my papers are digital ... the grey dot is Vintage Finding from Jen Allyson and the floral paper is from the Evergreen collection of Jopke Design both from DHD ... the flowers were made with some paper from my stash ... sorry I don't know the make ... it was single sided so I covered one side with TH distress stains ...
Rather a long post today ... so now I'm off for a nice Cappuccino ...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~








22 comments:

kerenbaker said...

Wow- so many treasures in one post. The anniversary hanging and box is so lovely. Hope he appreciates it (am sure he will!). The lavender palette is beautiful- its as if you can smell the lavender wafting through the monitor. May just have a go at that combo now I'm supposed to be resting (haha!) xx

Cheryl Nelson said...

So sorry to hear about the kitty wandering off! Your work is so extraordinary Ros! That box and card are stunning! You are so creative!

Jak said...

Wow! the box and wall plaque are stunning Ros.

Sorry to hear about 'your'cat :(

Jak x

Chris said...

Beautiful box, Ros. Just right for the hanging. The card is just stunning. Love your paper flowers.

Sorry to hear about 'your' cat. You never know, she may be living the high life at someone's house. I would like to think so anyway.

Sylvia said...

You're box and gift are beautiful! Love the way the rose is able to peek out, Ros! You Pansy card is gorgeous. That image is so pretty and the colors so soft! Sorry about your cat. Not knowing what happened is upsetting I know. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Ira said...

Wow Ros, you've been active! Your sweet little box is a real treat as is your beautiful card with purple roses. So pretty!! BTW, maybe the cat is coming back one of these days, you never can tell with cats!

Linda B said...

So sorry about your cat, Ros. We can certainly become attached to them quickly.
Your box is gorgeous... and so is your card. Don't worry about the camera, it shows beautifully! The colors and flowers are amazing!!!
Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, what a brilliant idea, and you've dressed-up that box beautifully, lucky recipient!
Lovely card too with pretty row of rolled flowers, so sweet!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous box and love the beautiful card using the CR84FN colors! Glad you joined us at CR84FN. So happy for you that the cat re-appeared!

Terrie B x said...

How very `beautiful` I couldnt think of a nicer way to store your beautiful wall hanging..Your box is sooo` creative` Ros...
Your card is `beautiful` I love the row of pretty flowers too..TFI:) x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Ros! Lovin' all that MF product used for your gift box and that card for CR84FN is stunning! Love all the pretty blossoms! Happy you have a little extra time to play! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

papertrails leaver said...

Ros this is gorgeous! I saw it and I immediately wanted to see more details! What a great tribute! You are so talented! Glad your cat is back! Read the later post first!

Beverly said...

Beautiful card! Love the digital papers--I have been giving that a try too sometimes. AND your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
XO
Beverly

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, so SAD about your cat. One of mine is sitting right here as I type on the computer ~ there is cat hair all over my keyboard! So I feel for you. Second i just LOVE that FAB box and your card with all those rolled flowers and PRETTY paper is just BEAUTIFUL. Always enjoy seeing what YOU create! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Deb Hickman said...

What a gorgeous box to present your gift in,love the aperture. Your lilac card is beautiful,your row of handmade flowers are so pretty. Just read your second post good news that the kitty has turned up.xxxx

Jacqueline said...

Very attractive colors here and your flowers are so pretty Ros!

Lisa said...

What a sweet little row of flowers and lovely stitcing!

Michelle said...

Ros, I am in awe of you and your talents! The box is sooooo beautiful! I love the card too! The rolled flowers are sweet!

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. I know how easy it is to get attached.. Having 2 cats myself..

Your projects here are amazing.. I love both of them..

Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

I am drooling over this post :)
That box is a gift of it's own and you tucked in such a fabulous gem!!!
Your take on the challenge at CR84FN is spot on. I love the violets and handmade flowers. In fact; love the whole card....
I know you miss that cute kitty; maybe an idea to have kitten again? A sweet soft little bundle of joy to cuddle up with?
XXXXXX

jacirascrap said...

Lindas flores com as pequenas pérolas dentro!

Andrea M said...

Beautiful projects!! How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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