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22 Mar 2012

Victorian posy by Belles

My Belles is doing a level two course in Floristry in College. She only goes one day a week during school time but will leave with a certificate good enough to get a job arranging flowers. Sadly, Ellie finds rose stems, wires and the green sticky tape too much to handle and needs help when coming to use these components in an arrangement. I have to say, despite the help she gets, she does come home with the most amazing arrangements at times.

Take this Victorian posy. Ellie tells me that ladies would have these to smell when trying to mask the smell of sewerage that was thrown into the street back in the 1800's. My mum, who is visiting, protested that they were actually called nosegays. Well I just burst out laughing; it totally tickled me. You just can't gay like you used to, when I was growing up.


I think its a gorgeous arrangement and that tea rose has the most stunning fragrance.


Didn't she do a great job of it, despite it containing her 3 worst elements: wire, tape and rose stems?

Finally, here is card using my leftovers for recent commission from Sizzix. Their framelit low profile dies are gorgeous


I also used my Sizzix Big Shot, Mei Flower Bling, My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow papers.

Please continue to leave comments here or on yesterdays post for a GORGEOUS giveaway of papers, card, stamps and buttons from Natalie Oshea

Love
Kirsty x
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21 comments:

susiesu said...

O Kirsty you have just got to do a scrapbook page titled 'Nosegay' using the second photo of Ellie. The Victorian posy is gorgeous as are the two photos of Ellie. She has done reall well and the colours are lovely. I have those papers so might pinch some of the layout on your card. Am loving the way you have tied the ribbon. lol Susiesu xxx

Di said...

How great that she's successful at something she enjoys. Oasis was created just for her. No wires, no tape, roses unnecessary - and the most incredible arrangements. She obviously has an eye for colour - what more does she need? x x

Darcy said...

ohh I love that arrangement, so simple and elegant.She obviously enjoys it, that is evident in the finished posy, even with help, it's a wonderful piece.

Anonymous said...

wonderful and with the certifcation hopefully this will lead to some employment when old enough and ready to go it alone. Maybe an apprenticeship? sure with the correct tuition the porb areas are possible - working with willow was a major prob to someone I know and the new tutor showed new ways and not a single second prob after that! same as we know someone who had a stroke who can do the most intricate crafting skills because they have adapted equipment. hope this will be possible with the right help as the arrnagements simplicity is amazing and lovely....million times nicer than some OTT things and def in flower arrnaging. What about whatever the Japanese minimilistic type arrangments are called? they are stunning and often are just one flower- she might like to learn those skills as they are amazing!

Anonymous said...

wonderful and with the certifcation hopefully this will lead to some employment when old enough and ready to go it alone. Maybe an apprenticeship? sure with the correct tuition the porb areas are possible - working with willow was a major prob to someone I know and the new tutor showed new ways and not a single second prob after that! same as we know someone who had a stroke who can do the most intricate crafting skills because they have adapted equipment. hope this will be possible with the right help as the arrnagements simplicity is amazing and lovely....million times nicer than some OTT things and def in flower arrnaging. What about whatever the Japanese minimilistic type arrangments are called? they are stunning and often are just one flower- she might like to learn those skills as they are amazing!

karen said...

welle done belle :) such a pretty little arrangement and whats more is she enjoys what shes doing, my son is the same age as belle and just getting him interested in something is aa task in its self.
Great cards too kirsty
karen x

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a wonderful nosegay, and how fantastic that she made it with all the elements she finds difficult. Is she going to continue with floristry next year?

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW!!!! That flower arrangement is utterly,utterly GORGEOUS!!!! The colours are making my stomach giddy!! Fantastic Job Belles!!
Love Nina B

Sue said...

Well done Ellie it is lovely.

Loving the card. Those colours go so well together.

Julie Kearney said...

Kirsty, that flower is arrangement is fantastic, and without wanting to sound gushy, it's so nice to that you share the pleasure you share with Ellie. Your card is making me think I need to broaden my horizon on the card making front!
Love Me x x

Judi i said...

That nosegay is absolutely fabulous and I agree those pic's are crying out to be scrapped! Ellie is obviously following in her mum's footsteps with her creativity. Lovely card too xx

Mandi said...

What a gorgeous bouquet, well done Belle

I have to comment on Belle's nails...what beautiful hands

mandi xx

Anonymous said...

Well done to Belle. That arrangement is beautiful. She obvious inherited your talent for colour and style. We used to know a lady who had her own floristry business set up in her garage and did the most amazing displays - she turned work down because she was so busy. Once Belle has found her feet that could be a possible option for her?
S'funny how word meanings change, isn't it? :-)
Jude.x

Fiona said...

Please tell Belle that her nosegay is absolutely beautiful. The Statice really stands out and the colours are gorgeous. She has obviously got your artistic flair, hope she is enjoying it. I find flower arranging so relaxing.

Debo said...

Well done to Ellie! What a beautiful posy/nosegay! I hope you can find a way round the wire and tape problems as she seems to have a flair for this. And the photos of her with it are so beautiful, too, of course!!!

angie's blogspot said...

well done Eliie that is amazingly beuatiful x

Sam said...

WOW!! Ellie should be very proud of herself with that arrangement - it's gorgeous!!

Shazza said...

Thats a stunning posy from Ellie. Well done Ellie x x x

Lisa-Jane said...

I agree Susie, Nosegay on a scrapbook page! Nice that they learn more than the aesthetics of the flowers etc though and I love the depth of field on those shots.

Marlies said...

She's still a young girl, has her own style and taste. She enjoys it, that is important. Give her a lot of compliments, makes her better! Gr. Marlies

Bumblebee said...

Ellies arrangement is fab, so pretty. I also love your butterfly, the pins look great like antennae!