Sunday, October 9, 2011

Among the roses

It has been a wonderful week, my friends.  The trees have almost reached their peak of beauty - gorgeous in their shades of Autumn color.  The weather today is sunny and warm.  With the windows and doors thrown wide open, I can hear the squirrels and chipmunks outside in the garden gathering their stores for the winter months ... rustling thru the fallen leaves.  Soon the birds will come and clean the bright red berries from the viburnum bushes as they prepare for their journey south.  I'm so happy to help them along the way.

I've enjoyed some quiet time lately ...creating crocheted bits of this and that to share.  My friend Lisa directed me to a beautiful photo of crocheted roses posted on tinywhitedaises.  Much larger than I need ... I had to try them in a smaller size.  I'm so pleased with this sweet rose that it was the featured embellishment at a gathering of crafty friends yesterday.  The ladies were thrilled to each get a rose complete with a single pink bead center.  I'm sure you'll be seeing more of these in the future.




My papers are from the Beau Chateau collection.  Shades of pink and brown are so wonderfully romantic.  Two ribbons combine to create a beautiful mixed bow.  The satin is Pretty in Pink, the stripe is retired.  Decorative pins with pearls and matching pink beads add another layer of shabby goodness.

You can see why I fell in love ... 



Love this too ...



Thank you for stopping by to spend some time here.  I hope you've been inspired to create something beautiful too .  Before I go ... remember to hop along and vote over at Polkadot Door Designs!

12 comments:

  1. LOVE your darling crocheted roses Joanne...PERFECTION!!! Wish I had been at that meeting LOL!! And thanks SO much for the shout out and link to my blog! You're a real sweetheart and I enjoy your work~this card included! Also for the record I LOVE Michigan...Mackinac Island...dreamy! We started at the SW corner this summer and traveled up the entire caost to Mackinaw City seeing lighthouses along the way! Then a day on the island~my 7th time there :) A delightful trip.

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  2. Simply stunning! I love your crocheted rose (have made a few myself but not used on my cards yet) and the gorgeous subtle colour palette.

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  3. So vintage and pretty. I love the crocheted rose and your embellishments are perfect for the card.

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  4. Totally gorgeous as usual Joanne, Your roses are amazing...way too much talent!

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  5. Oh I love your rose and your card is stunning ... so very beautiful ... I hope you are having a lovely day

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  6. This is Beautiful.. I am in love with those crochet flowers. Soooo pretty!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  7. Joanne, this card is sooo lovely!! I love the Beau Chateau line of papers. You put them together beautifully. And of course, I love that it's pink! The crocheted rose is so charming! I am going to have to try that myself. Love how yours turned out-small enough to put on a card. May be calling you for your instructions on this one. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

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  8. I LOVE your rose!! (I even think I like it better than the originals!). The card is lovely, also!!

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  9. Gorgeous! I LOVE these colors too, such delicacy!

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  10. Hi Joanne
    Im a first time visitor and I must say you have some stunning creations here on your blog, it is oozing with inspiration! I adore your big ruffled bows and all the little embellishments and details that make your projects so special. Also your photography is fantastic! Even for the mojo monday with a blown globe lol, cant tell in the slighest. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful work. I will be visiting again soon! x

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  11. Joanne this is a GORGEOUS card. LOL I am looking for a rose pattern that will make them as pretty as yours!

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