Saturday, August 29, 2015


Good morning!

Well the weekend has started and here in the UK it's a bank holiday weekend which means the roads are going to be very busy! So far it's dry and sunny which is unusual for a UK bank holiday - fingers crossed it stays dry.

I have another birthday card made for a friend who celebrates her birthday in a weeks time - This one is a watercolour done with distress paint and stains my happy colours

It's really sparkly when the light hits it too
I used a piece of the water coloured CS to cut out 'Sending' then cut more in ordinary CS and stacked them before adding glossy accents 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ... 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Purr-fect Day

Hello there lovely people...

How has your week been? I've had a few crazy days ... I started to make a DT project on monday and try as I may it just wouldn't go right and it seemed that everything I touched fell to the floor ... I even broke a glass ... Tuesday was not a lot better - I did get the project done but then I managed to drop a whole box of neatly sorted sequins on the floor... Oh yeh, my hoover is sooo sparkly right now.

But my friend Pat came yesterday and it was a purr-fect day!
I made a start on some cards for friends of mine who have birthdays in September

I absolutely love the colour of the Sea Glass Avery Elle ink as I'm sure you've noticed, and I started by sponging a circle on my base card and then stencilling the stars with embossing paste and glitter

I cut out the circle for the front of my shaker and stencilled that too in sea glass ink ... same with the balloon but I used some new pink inks from Mama Elephant ... I love them!

The kitty is from Newton's Nook...

Thanks so much for popping in ... I hope you have a purr-fect day!

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

City Crafter 276

Hello and good morning!
Kirsty is hosting this week's challenge over at

The theme is World Traveller

The challenge is to create a card or project inspired by the photo

I took those suitcases as inspiration together with the traveller theme to create my project

Two little suitcases ... One is an album 

I love the travel theme so pulled out some old papers and bits and pieces from my stash to make a little album of our last trip abroad

The album fastens to look like a suitcase 

...and then fits into the larger suitcase which I part cut on my cameo ... I just cut the sides on the cameo and made the box to fit in between

 The lovely Suchi is Guesting again with us ... You can find all her creations by visiting her blog Here
And this week's winner will also have a guest spot with us at CCCB

As always the team have more inspiration for you up on the City Crafter Blog, we hope you'll play along with us

Have a lovely day!

~ Ros ~

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Hello and good morning!

Stairs is the new prompt over at Our Beautiful World this week, chosen for us by Manuela

These stairs lead to the first floor of the beautiful 16th Century Born Hotel in Palma Majorca ... We stayed there several years ago ... It's decor is stunning but there are no lifts and we were on the top floor! I tell you we were breathless once we got to the top!

Palma has lots of stairs! These are some at Palma Cathedral

Yeh, that's me peeking around the corner... And me sitting on more stairs in the town

The next photo is of some pretty tiled stairs in an apartment block in Lagos Portugal

I actually have a bit of a phobia about stairs... I don't like heights and perhaps that's part of it so a huge nightmare for me is trying to climb the stairs to board a ship

I mean they don't look very safe do they? I can't even begin to tell you how hard it is for me to get on these... My heart pounds, I get dizzy and often just freeze... It's not pleasant and this is only a small ship ... I confess it took me 4 days to pluck up the courage to even get to the top deck

But one of my favourite photos regarding stairs is this one of Sophia on our Liverpool ferry ... I have no problem with these stairs

Hop on over to the Blog to see what my friends are sharing this week and why not link up your photos of Stairs too?

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Emboss Resist

Good morning!

I'm waiting for my lovely great nephew Ross to come pay me a visit today... It's been a while since I last saw him so I'm excited!

I have a little one layered card to share using the emboss resist technique that I made for nothing in particular

I masked of my card first and stamped a floral image in Versamark before embossing it

Some soft sponging and a few splatters

...and some gold sequins from my friend Stella

I hope you have a great weekend ...

Till soon

~ Ros~

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Blue Day

Hello there ...
It's a sombre day in my city today as we say farewell to Cilla Black a homegrown talent who died recently... The funeral is only 5 minutes away from where I live and will be attended by a host of celebrities...
Cilla started her career here in the Cavern alongside The Beatles so I grew up to the sounds of the Mersey Beat ... It seems like the end of an era...

On a happier note, 
I have a card to share that I made to send to one of my blog friend across the pond using the WPlus9 Doodle Buds Stamps once again and some soft sponging

The stencil I used is by Memory Box called Wave

As you can see I cut the flowers from card that I had stencilled on too

I hope my friend likes it ....

Have yourselves a lovely day

Till soon

~ Ros ~
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