Sunday, November 23, 2014

Our Beautiful World

Hello ...
I hope you are enjoying your weekend 

Today at Our Beautiful World we have a new prompt ... chosen for us by Manuela
The prompt is Typical November

Well typically here in the UK like the rest of you I suspect, the Christmas season is upon us ... Every shop is heaving with shoppers and decorations are everywhere

... even in the trees and as it get dark here by 5pm it's a pretty sight for the shoppers

Whilst at home the garden is full of colour believe it or not ... I don't mean with flowers, but the with last glow of Autumn leaves against the evergreen Laurel and the pyracantha laden with bright orange berries

... together with the holly displaying her not so abundant berries of red

It's not as cold as most Novembers have been and certainly not as frosty 
 If I were to describe a Typical November in one photo this would be it for me

What's your Typical November like? We'd love to see 
Share it with us at 

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Balloons

I hope you are all well ... 
For my friends across the pond that are experiencing bad weather please be safe - my thoughts are with you 
My SIL flew out to Memphis last Wednesday and will be visiting Atlanta and a few other places this week - she was deciding what clothes to take - I'm sure she'll be ok

Tomorrow is my husband's DIL's birthday so I made a card featuring those balloons again ... they are so easy when you need a quick card

I partially cut the circle and then laid the balloon die over the place I didn't cut - ran it through my BigShot and partially cut that too which gave me a base to adhere another large balloon on top

The balloons were cut from a scrap of CS that I previously had splattered with gold paint so I followed through with some gold splatters on the which BG

My day isn't going to have enough hours in it ... I've some new goodies to play with, a club project to organise and a friend coming ... Not to mention cooking a roast dinner for this evening - at least my baking is started...

Enjoy your day and thanks for looking in

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's the most wonderful time....

Hello ...
Sharing another Christmas card with you today ... I guess it was just a matter of time before those clock hands surfaced again ... 

Well they perfectly fit the sentiment don't you think

Mixing and matching PTI dies and stamps with a Papermania sentiment stamp

I'm still trying to get used to this camera ... I don't like it as much as my previous one that's for sure

Today would have been my Dad's birthday ... He would have been 89 today ... Time flies

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Getting into Christmas

Hello ...

I'm making more Christmas cards recently ... I don't know about you but sometimes I find the transition from making Christmas projects back to making birthday projects a little difficult ... so right now I'm in Christmas mode and I thought I link my card up with those lovely ladies at
Jingle Belles Rock
where the theme is the Great Outdoors

Having sponged and stencilled I die cut the bottom half and left it slightly wider than my card to give it that curved effect

Of course I gave no consideration as to how this would go into an envelope Lol! But who cares ... I just like it ...

I'm hoping you can see the glitter on those stars ... It's certainly all over my craft space and just about everything else ... Ginger cat is positively sparkling! And no one goes home from here without taking a little with them... whether they want to or not Lol!

I hope your week is sparkling ...


~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One Word


I'm hosting the challenge over at City Crafter this week
My challenge to you is to 
use a One Word Sentiment

I made this card for my brother Rick's birthday which was last week

Unfortunately he suffered a heart problem at the weekend and had to be taken to theatre to shock his heart into a normal rhythm... We're all hoping he makes a full recovery

I hope my card at least made him smile ... 

Our Guest Designer this week is the talented Karolina ... heres a link to her Blog ... She does some amazing mixed media work ... Hop over and take a look

Once again we are offering a GD spot to this week's winner so I hope you can join in our challenge ...
If you are looking for more inspiration the ladies on our City Crafter team have some lovely projects for you up on the Blog ... Click the link to go and see

Have a wonderful day 

~ Ros ~

Monday, November 17, 2014


Good morning!

I'm just squeezing in with a card for CAS.ology where the theme is Festive 

 The team there have joined in with Tracey's 25 Tags of Christmas ... My, there is some wonderful inspiration on her blog ... you ought to hop over and take a look!

So ... I enrolled at the Holiday Card Workshop 2014 and this card is based on one of the samples by the amazing Debby Hughes 

The card was splattered with gold paint and for the tag I mixed some ink with water and dipped the tag into it

I added some 'fluffy stuff' for the snow effect and cut a poinsettia from gold patterned vellum

The die cut word 'joy' I cut several times and adhered them together just to give it that raised look ... 
I have to confess that this is the only card I made based on the classes ... Time just wasn't on my side last week and now one of my brothers has just had another heart attack so the family dramas continue ... He's doing ok right now and we are hoping that all will be well.

Have a lovely day and I'll be back tomorrow 

Till soon 

~ Ros ~

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