A Ring of Roses!

Happy Monday!  I hope your week gets off to a great start and continues in that fashion.

I’m here to share a little, easy to put together card today.  Although I have a plentiful supply of ready folded and scored craft (Kraft) cards and I absolutely love cards which are made using them …  I very rarely seem to make a card with them.  It’s the strangest thing.  I always reach for white card!  Why is that I wonder?  Bugs the life out of me!

Anyhoo ….  I made this card... consisting of some hand painted  (by me)  folksy style roses on black card, matted and layered onto some die cut white and pink card,  then fixed to a 5.5″ square Kraft/Craft card, and with the addition of a warm pink grosgrain ribbon.

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The central ‘picture’ of the single rose, is an enamelled brad,  which I fixed onto a circle of die cut white card,  and then attached it to the inside of the card.  (with the addition of some bakers twine tied into a bow)

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Finally, I added some pink enamelled dots to the corners of the front of the card and VOILA!  A circle of roses on a card …. which will fit into a regular envelope!

And that’s all there was to it!

Mondays can be really miserable days …. but only if YOU let them be.  Make up your mind to have a great day today.  It’s a choice.  Make the choice.

I wish you a truly lovely day.  Please  . . .  share a smile with someone.  Your smile could make a whole lot of difference to someone’s day.

Sending you love and squidges …. and sharing a smile with you  😀

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37 thoughts on “A Ring of Roses!

  1. “Be the day you want to have” is my motto. Cute wee card and love the hand painted roses by you 🙂 I wish you a good week and do look forward to your “Friday” one!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely bit of yourself Cobs.
    hugz from across the pond. 🙂

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    • Hello Soozy! 😀
      ‘Be the day you want to have’ .. a GREAT motto.
      Thank you so much for coming for a visit Soozy, and for the lovely comment and your beautiful wishes.
      Sending love, from me here in my corner, to you there in yours.
      God Bless Soozy.
      ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Adore this card Cobs. What a fabulous design. Beautiful roses. I have always loved the castles and roses on canal barges ever since I was a little girl. This really reminds me of those. Must get some paints out.
    Have a lovely day and fabulous week.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  3. Beautiful card Cobs!! Happy Monday 🙂 Your card reminds of vintage/folksy since you mentioned it! The black background makes everything just pop beautifully. the enamelized addition sure is special! Its just so pretty! I better get going and create something here 🙂 lol Have a Wonderful Day and week ahead!!! xxx

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  4. Dear Cobs
    What a delightful way to kick off the week!
    I adore your Ring of Rosies and have stuffed my pockets full of posies!!
    Hope you have a fantabulous week!!
    The absolute brightest of all the bright blessings to you!
    ~ Tami

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  5. Well, it is Wednesday, but I’m still sending a smile to you because of the charm of the card you created and the way your words, “And that’s all there was to it!” made me chuckle as I thought, “Easy for Cobs to say!” All in all, you delight me.

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    • Ohhhh Aunt Beulah, you have given me the smile I’d lost today. It went on a trip earlier on today and I didn’t notice that it had wandered off … but … you helped me find it again.
      Bless your beauiful heart.
      Sending big squidges and buckets of love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  6. Oh what a great card! I too, love cards on kraft paper but seem to forget about it! I’ve seen a lot of colored pencil images done on kraft paper and they look awesome! I need to get my pencils out and use them! LOL! Have a great week (even though I have fallen behind on checking the blogs I follow…but hey, we are half way to the weekend!) LOL! 🙂

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    • Hello Nancee, lovely to see you! 😀
      Aw thank you so much for coming and for your lovely words about the card. I’ve made a slight adjustment to that card since I posted it on Monday …. in those blank Kraft Card places you see around the ring of roses, I took a very fine nibbed black pen and sort of randomly scribbled little wiggles and hoops and curves so that it was no longer just blank kraft card, and the black squiggles team nicely with the black card the roses are planted on.

      Ohhh yes! I’ve seen cards which are made on kraft card, but then coloured up with pencils. They look so filled with charm. You should try it! And blog about it! So we can all drool over them. 😀
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Chicken.
      Thank you for your lovely message.
      Good to hear you had a great Monday. I shall be over to your blog later to catch up.

      The rains …. Oh. My. Stars!!! Yes we had them here. It rained so hard that we couldn’t stand in our conservatory and talk, because we couldn’t hear ourselves. The rain hit the roof like never before and the noise was absolutely awful.

      The poor dog wouldn’t go out into the garden for a tiddle. (She had to in the end because she was plaiting her legs, bless her!)

      But … the garden looks happier for a drenching, and, thankfully, nothing was damaged, so, as you so rightly say, life is indeed good!

      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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