During the next two arrangements, Connie revealed some of the techniques she has acquired at ‘Northern Lights’, the local contemporary flower club of which she is currently President. In the first of these arrangements she used a black perspex cube which was tied with silver ribbon to look like a present. In the space between the ribbon in each corner of the cube different flowers or foliage were placed - a glossy dark laurel went into one corner contrasting with the fluffiness of the fountain grass in another part of the design. Fuscia pink mini gerbera provided a dramatic clash with the shiny black cube and the arrangement was then placed on a mirror with tealights which showed it off perfectly. Connie then added another cube at a higher level to complement the first one.