Monday 18 June 2012

Rose perfume

I used to love an eau de toilette which smelled of damask roses - could have been made by Penhaligan. Not very wise in the Summer with wasps and bees around though :)

I bought a lovely sparkly decoupage set at Art of Craft the other week and had a play yesterday. The set comes with some gorgeous 50's dresses, a row of flowers in vases and this perfume bottle:
Ahem, perhaps the colour pink drew me to the set in the first place :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock5

- decoupaged perfume bottle from the Docrafts 'Garden Party' set

- pink mirri card

- backing paper from 'Annabelle's Meadow' paper pack by Wild Rose Studios

- some of the bright pink organza ribbon I also got at Art of Craft

- Josy Rose nail heads

No sentiment as it's one for St Luke's Hospice.

This place is overflowing right now, so my next mission is to have a big sort out and I've found a really deserving home for the goodies I'll be disposing of. The care home where my step-mum lives run a crafting session once a week. I asked some careful questions and discovered that the staff buy all the goodies out of their own pocket. I can't think of a better and more deserving place to send it all :) This isn't a hint for any goodies by the way, trust me, I have more than enough to keep them going for quite some time :)



  1. Such a pretty delicate feminine card Di, love that perfume bottle too. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. What a great idea for the crafty goodies. I took all my papercraft magazines to our local hospice because they too have crafting sessions and they were very gratefully received [alas we now had a good friend in there using the services :-( ]
    A x

  3. Hi Di

    A fabulous card .. .. so many layers .. .. and I can almost smell the roses!!

    I never knew you liked pink!! LOL!!!

    You will enjoy your sort out now knowing that your overflow will be being put to such good use.

    How wonderful of the staff to be buying supplies out of their own pocket. A sign that your step mum is living in a good place.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hello Di

    A brilliant card, I love the perfume bottle and colour.

    Such a great idea for your unwanted crafty goodies.

    Thank you for liking my card - a senior moment loL



  5. This is a smashing card Di. Lovely and feminine.

    Pink? You like PINK? Really? LOL! Hugs
    Sarn xxx

  6. Stunning card Di, I have a picture of some perfume bottles to put onto a card, this has inspired me to use it! (watch this space).
    What a lovely place to donate your crafty goodies to, I'm sure they will really appreciate it.
    Laura xx

  7. Gorgeous card Di, love the perfume bottle.
    Caz x

  8. Beautiful, and a perfect combo! I agree about the 'good cause'...the staff buying the don't hear the good bits do you!
    I believe we should put our heads together about driving to me frist or shall I come get ya or what?!! xx

  9. Really pretty decoupage, lovely colours :).

  10. How adorable is your card Di, the decoupage is brilliant and the layout and colours are gorgeous loving the pink and the ribbon stunning as always!! you must have bags of energy after all that running around last week and all the playground comments and another amazing card here your a true trooper take care:)x

  11. Hi Di, gorgeous colour choice, and that perfume bottle is so girly and pretty! What a great way to clear out some of your stash - I love how thoughtful crafters are and how you're using your hobby to give back to the community! M x

  12. Hi Di,

    What a lovely card. Good for you to find a well deserving place to give some craft supplies to! A co-worker's sister teaches handicap kids so I donated a bunch to them last year. It felt good.


  13. Beautiful card. great image and love your bow.

    Kath x

  14. I want to see the 1950's dresses!!!
    Pretty please. Hugs Mrs A.
    Not pink by any chance are they.

  15. Sounds like a great place to take your things too. How nice of the staff to buy all that from their own pocket.

    Looking forward to seeing the dresses too!


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