Monday, October 15, 2018

Birthday Cards

Well hello...
It's almost a week since I last posted anything... The time just seems to whizz by!
I've been doing a lot of crocheting lately... Little gifts for Christmas - Slippers, cowl scarves and wrist warmers so not a lot of card making but I do have a couple of birthday cards to share that I never got around to posting
The chick with a whole lot of ink blended balloons

And a card with ink blended candles

They aren't actual candle dies ... I used a small rectangle die for the candles and I have number (candle) dies so I used the flames from them

The birthday printed BG is a very old digital from Hero Arts 

I still have some Christmas cards that need photographing before I can share... I hope to get around to that soon...
We're still having pretty weird weather... We've had a lot of rain and high winds from storm Callum, but it's still very warm for this time of year.

Wishing you a good week and thanks for looking in on me 

Till soon

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, October 09, 2018

CAS Watercolour October


I hope your week is going well... We've got unusually warm and sunny weather today and it's very welcome...

My favourite challenge blog is celebrating their 2nd Birthday today 
May they continue to challenge us for a long time to come

This month's challenge is a colour challenge

The glorious colours of Autumn... Here's what I came up with

I started by stamping the image on white cardstock with black Versafine and then clear embossed it. Then I loosely painted the 3 colours over and around the image using Gansai Tambi watercolour paint

 Once dry, I die cut the leaf sprig both from the painted piece and a few times from scrap CS and glued them together before smooshing over with Versamark and clear embossing powder. It's quite hard to see the contrast of the glossy leaf against the BG.

I popped the leaf stem back into the negative space using foam dots after stamping and embossing the
 sentiment (from a Uniko set) and that's it.

I hope you enjoy your day, thanks so much for your visit

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Saturday, October 06, 2018

A Card for Felicity

Good morning

The Giants have taken over my city again

Thousands of people have lined the streets for this spectacular which alas will be the last time they visit us

  I think the star attraction, for the children especially, is the very lifelike Xolo the dog

And talking of children, my husband's Granddaughter Felicity will be 2  this month...
I saw a super interactive flip card made by Laura Bassen ... Here
and thought I could make a similar one for Felicity
I don't have the die (by Mama Elephant) but it reminded me of one of the waterfall cards we all used to make so it was easy enough to I make my own

There are 4 animals... 2 chicks, a cat and a monkey

Kind of difficult to photograph but you get the idea - As you pull the tag each card flips over to reveal the next... It's like a horizontal version of the waterfall card

I do enjoy interactive cards and I had fun making this 

I hope you have a lovely weekend

Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Thursday, October 04, 2018

A Blingy Card and a Tale of Woe

Hello there

It's almost a week since I posted... where does the time go?
Actually I haven't done much in the way of card making lately... Just life getting in the way- Like visiting the dentist...
If you've come to see my card... Just skip down as this could be a little long.

Okay, I'm not the only one who doesn't like dentists... Even my lovely lady dentist said she didn't like going to the dentist (figure that one). But one tooth top left was giving me trouble so after my check up last week I was booked in for Tuesday to have a filling and at the same time she was replacing an old filling. Simple huh? Yeah right! I got two injections, they hurt, and then was tilted so far back I was virtually upside down when the equipment stopped working. 10 minutes and 4 assistants later problem solved. Now by this time my tongue had gone completely numb... I mean really! But according to the dentist it was having a party in my mouth and would not stay still... Soooo embarrassing! Maybe it was the blood rushing to my head... I was still upside down after all. And I'm sure the human mouth is not designed to take 3 fists either... Why oh why does the assistant stick that water sucker-upper thingy so far back that you are choking?? And whatever happened to the little breaks when they brought the chair back up and the blood stopped rushing to your head and you got to gargle with the pink stuff over a tiny sink? 

Finally.. An hour later I was good to go and the lovely lady gave me a mirror to check out my tooth.. Wait I have to put my glasses on... Okay so how do I see my tooth? Well it's right there on the bottom left... What??? Well, explained the lovely lady... That one looked a bit jagged so I fixed it. Oh... well that was nice... I also replaced the old filling top right... Great! Not that either gave me the slightest problem...And the top left, the reason I came here... faced my worst fears said me slurring with my now lopsided mouth... Oh no said the lovely lady... I didn't do that... Couldn't find a thing wrong with it... ARGH!!!! 
Now you see why I don't like going to a dentist... Give me spine surgery any day!

Onto today's card which is for my friend Pat who celebrates her birthday this weekend

I pulled out a little bling for this one along with the Cameo to cut the flower shape both from white card for the negative space and then again from silver grey card for the inlay

I used distress inks to blend on the card base with some water splatters and though it's hard to see here... I also splattered with pewter distress stain
I hope she likes it...

Well that's it for today... I hope your week is going well

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Friday, September 28, 2018

Deer for all Seasons

How has your week been?
We've had some lovely sunny days and the week has flown by - It did include a visit to the dentist which always terrifies me... I got myself all psyched up expecting to have a filling but I only got the examination and have to go back next week for the filling...sigh

I shared some Christmas cards at the beginning of the week - Some quick ones and some a little more time consuming. I like it when I can make a batch of cards quickly and having the Misti really helps. I made a batch of these one layered, easy to post cards using a Hero Arts
stamp I got last year

I love that  stamp and the Ombre Ink

I  removed the stamp from the wooden block so I could use it in the Misti - it's so much easier - And whilst I had it out, I made a fall card to send to a friend - This time using the Autumn Ombre ink (also by Hero Arts)

 I just love the colours and though the stamp is a Christmas stamp, I think it works just as well here

There's not much sign of fall colours here yet but there are plenty of acorns and chestnuts about and the squirrels are loving it.

I hope you enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, September 24, 2018

Christmas Critters

Hello and good morning!

 Thanks so much for your tips and tricks for colds and flu... I'm feeling a lot better

I have some Christmas cards for you today... A little different but strangely enough I have quite a few friends who are animal lovers Lol!
So first up a couple of cards for my cat lover friends

When I stamp animals I usually do a few at a time... It uses up the bits of card and it's therapeutic to colour them so these were just waiting to be used 

In fact most of these cards were from spares or leftovers

This one is for my friend Helen who's cat Teddy comes here daily

This is Teddy

Looks a bit like him don't you think 

And I couldn't leave out those hens...

Not that I know what a french hen looks like

Nor could I forget those gulls

I made a few of them

I used the hat stamp and die from the AE Gnome Christmas set and they fit perfectly
See, not doing Thursday Club has given me so much more time to play and I love it

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~
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