WooHoo itís Teapot Tuesday and Jan aka Precious Kitty has given us a terrific story. The wind in Oklahoma came sweeping down the plain and blew all the roses to smithereens. Our challenge this week is to bring beautiful roses (preferably red) to Janís seriously ill cousin Sue in Tulsa.
I thought I would do something new, then I thought why break tradition and I settled for a stair step card. I have tried to create a rose garden, complete with garden arches and wrought iron garden art. I was bursting to make paper rolled roses, unfortunately the thickness of the roses adds an extra $11 postage. Grrrrrr Australia Post.
I applied green liquid pearls to a few stems and added a few Martha Stewart punched rose petals. The hero of the card is this beautiful Prima paper. A couple of the rose buds are red, so I hope I donít have to sneak in the back door at the Teaparty.
There were not too many disasters this week (unless you count my cardigan getting entwined in my Zutter and is now firmly attached to a little album I made for my Teapot Tuesday photos) I am sure these things happen all the time. I digress, the first Cottage Cutzs Lacy Doily die got stuck to my arm when I was gluing it, naturally it tore as I was clipping the hairs on my arm, so I cut out the centre and just used the outside, I call it a garden arch now. I expect the bald patch on my arm to re-grow before Christmas.
The creeper is actually a torn piece of tree that didnít die cut so well. I also used a bit of this tree in the left hand corner and also on the second step. Not all the die cutting failed, there is a complete doily (I call it my wrought iron wall art) and a big tree on the left hand side.
Thank you for looking and have a great week everyone.
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 GMT Views: 999
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11491
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 2:12 AM
I so look forward to your stories. Especially too when they accompany such beautiful cards. This is a gorgeous rose garden I would just LOVE to go for a walk in. Heard Vitamin e is good for hair...maybe will help it grow back faster...;0). Gorgeous garden for Sue...and these Pinkish roses started out as red...just faded a tad in that oklahoma sunshine...Thanks for sharing...:0)
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Registered: March 11, 2007 Location: In my Garden in West Jefferson, Ohio Posts: 4296
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 4:16 AM
Oh Susie you are just tooo funnyyy..... It wouldn't be a Susie card if it were not a step card....... Your cards are always so wonderful and it wouldn't be one of YOUR cards without all the little issues it takes for you to give birth to them!!! :)
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22254
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 6:00 AM
Thank you Susie for sharing your incredible art and stories! The card is gorgeous and the fussy cutting of those roses is incredible! The dimension and composition of your card is amazing. I truly believe if you compiled your stories and cards in a book you would have a best seller!
I am so glad I am not the only one who suffers from creative mishaps! The fact that you are missing arm hair and a sweater and were still able to deliver such a wonderful result speaks to your talent. Very gorgeous rose garden for Sue.
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Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39853
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 7:07 AM
Susie you would be a riot to create with! Love how you handle all your little "natural" disasters. hehe......zuttered album stuck to your cardigan. Priceless! But in the end, you manage to create such fabulous outstanding creations that are loved by all. You lady, ROCK! Love your rose garden!!! TFS :0)
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Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 12:18 PM
Wow, so much to see and going on here---where do I look first. You sound like you have lots of fun when making your cards---never any mistakes when making cards as ways are there to fix them and or say, was meant to be that way----LOL---so very nice!
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Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 5:37 PM
A lovely, lovely card! Nice job, Susie! Love all those gorgeous flowers and your wonderful garden decorations! Great commentary as well. Hope your arm hair grows back by Christmas. I think it is summer down under and you probably won't be able to wear long sleeves!
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Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 9:34 PM
OMGosh Susie, you have got to be the funniest person I know!! Your story about your sweater and the Zutter and the sticker and your arm is so hilarious!!! I would love it if you lived close...I think we would be in stitches laughing all the time! I love to laugh!!!Just ask anyone in my family! Your card is a beautiful garden of roses!!! love your wall art and everything about your card is a delight! Well done my friend!! Wow, I can't believe a bump in your envelope would up the price $11...I thought an extra stamp or two was bad! Ha! I will be happy with a couple dollars max here! Of course, I've yet to send a card out of the country. hmmm???
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