Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scrap Cards

Hello ...
It's been a busy few weeks and I've so much to do in the house ... sewing and painting and sorting out my craft stuff eventually...
I'm trying to keep going all day to distract myself from this awful itch and the rash I'm enduring... I have an appointment at the hospital next week and I'm praying that they will find something to cure me... 

The other night we had workmen here until late so I spent a couple of hours in my room and pulled out lots of scraps and made 4 cards ... I'll try and share one each day
But here's the first one proving you don't need much to get a pretty card

I love this card and it's only 2 little scraps of paper ... one that I had splattered gold paint on 
The die cut 'you' I had in black and white ... I tend to cut a few at a time and keep them to hand ... So I layered them up to give a shadow effect 

The "thank" die actually says "thanks" but I just cut off the "S"
The bling flower was left over from other projects and the pretty silver flower was from Ira
 I'm sure my best cards all come from scraps Lol!

It's so very windy here and cold ... I hope you are all safe where you are 

Thanks for looking in ... Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

City Crafter 246 and a Sad Goodbye

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host the challenge at City Crafter this week
The theme is

The challenge is to create a card or project that features any kind of drink - It can be tea, coffee a soft drink or even champagne!

I made this card for my husband's upcoming birthday in a few weeks ... He likes a glass of red wine

The image is a digital one that I printed onto card stock and covered in glossy accents ... I then worked my design around it stamping and embossing a PTI clock face and adding gold splatters and a die cut glossy cat ... 

This week our GD is the talented Manuela ... I just adore her creativity ... Hop over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful projects...

We are sad to say goodbye to our lovely team friend Charlene ... Char was due to leave us shortly but owing to health issues her departure has been brought forward. It's been such a pleasure working with Char and we all wish her a speedy recovery and a happy future... I'm sure you would like to do the same

We hope you can join our challenge this week and look forward to seeing your projects

Have a wonderful day 

~ Ros ~

Sunday, January 25, 2015



At Our Beautiful World this week Kirsty has picked the prompt

I wish I had some better photos to share with you ... Maybe a pretty ballerina ... or her satin shoes hanging from pale satin ribbons and a lovely story to go with it ... But I did find this photo of my husband being taught some moves on the dance floor at my late nephew Peter's wedding (hee hee)

He makes a better golfer than he does a dancer but he tries...

This is Peter and his bride Lana dancing ... 

My brother (Peter's dad) never dances but he did this day ... holding hands with my late Mum too - she loved dancing

Do you remember dancing on your Daddy's feet? I do ... I have no photo to share but there is one locked in my head ... The dance ended all too soon ... Dances often do that - one minute you're all smiles and breathless and then the music stops

When I was 15 the pupils at my school put on a concert ... People my age will remember Top of the Pops and a dance group know as Pans People ... Well, in the concert I was one of them Lol!

I don't think school shirts were meant to be worn like that but I so wish my stomach was like that now!

I always had a secret wish to be a dancer ... I love dancing ... not that I do much now, but as a young girl my friends and I were out dancing every weekend and one week this guy asked me to dance with him

That slow dance led to a happy dance

... but eventually the music stopped and so did the dance

I guess we all dance through life one way or another... sometimes fast sometimes slow.. sometimes we just sit it out and wait for the next one ... It's never too late to dance and you're never too old

Sorry there were no pretty ballerina photos though... 

Head on over to the Blog to see what the rest of the team has in store for you and link up with us this week at

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Birthday Balloons

Hello ... 
I hope your weekend is off to a good start
We've got sunshine today and though it's cold - it's not as cold as it has been so that's a good start

Last Thursday I shared an anniversary card I made for a friend who also celebrates her birthday on the same day ...
Here's the Birthday card I made for her

I have to say it took me a while to come up with something ... 

I delved into my box of left overs for inspiration and finally it came together ... What did I do before sequins hit the scene?
They just add a little something don't they

I'm still fighting this allergy and right now it doesn't look like I'm going to win anytime soon ... night time is the worst ... I wake up so hot and itching like mad ... What I wouldn't give for a good nights' sleep

Have a lovely weekend ... I'll be back tomorrow 

~ Ros ~

Thursday, January 22, 2015



It's been a busy week again - I've also been preparing a project for tonights Thursday Club in between seeing to the workmen and all the other jobs that seem to fall my way ... I thought retirement was supposed to be relaxing ... I guess a woman never retires huh?

One of my GF's celebrates her birthday and wedding anniversary this weekend
Here's the anniversary card I made her

A kind of mish mash of things here ... I'm still using up bits and pieces together with some embellishments I received as gifts
That lovely flower charm was one of a bunch my sweet friend Ira sent me

...and those cute lovebirds came from my friend Stella
Just a simple card I know, but I like it.....

A Christmas card arrived today from my lovely blog friend Rebecca - It was posted 9th December!! Not sure if the delay is down to the US mail service or Royal Mail - maybe both... but it was worth the wait - take a look

What a talented lady ... I love those colours

Well I'm freezing here so I'm off to get a hot drink ...

Have a lovely day / evening

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

City Crafter 245

Good Morning you lovely creative people

Today at City Crafter our hostess is Kirsty and her theme this week is
Oh Feathers

Create a card or project that has feathers on 
Hop over to the blog for full details and to see what the rest of the team has come up with

I hand cut some feathers both in vellum and in glitter paper

My photos don't really do this paper justice .. it's from a Christmas pad I bought a couple of years ago and it's really soft with a hint of sparlke

Our GD this week is the very talented Bea winner of week 240 and Bea has also generously sponsored a prize package this week
The winner will receive these lovely packages of pretty brads

So for a chance to win please come and join us this week at 

We're looking forward to seeing your creations

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

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