Thursday, December 08, 2016

Quick cards

Good morning...
I hope the week is going well for you 

Yesterday I shared a card for my DT project at Double D Challenges using a Hero Arts stamp and Hero Arts Ombre ink... I usually make my cards well in advance and I hadn't used that stamp since making that card so I decided to pull it out again and make a bunch of Christmas cards which came together really quickly


Using the Misti I was able to stamp the sentiments one after the other and I'd already die cut a lot of those stags


The image stamp is a wooden stamp so I couldn't use the Misti for that but it's a great stamp to work with. My only problem was the Lil'Inkers border die ... I love those dies but somehow I managed to break the one I was using... I probably caught in in the Big Shot but it's ok , it only broke about an inch off it.


 I'd made a bunch of cards before Pat arrived and then of course she also made a bunch of them Lol!

My home is now ready for Christmas ... I know, I even surprised myself having it done so early in the month. Unlike most of you, I hate decorating the tree... I have a couple of small artificial trees that are no problem - they have built in lights and snowy branches and need nothing else but Hubby decided to get a real tree as well. So I stood and put on all the baubles and bows, tinsel and lights and I hated it! It just didn't look right ... I get worse as I get older I know, but it is such a pretty tree and in my opinion didn't need all the glamour, so I took everything off, bar the lights and now it looks beautiful... Just as God intended it to look and hubby loves it too.

Have a wonderful day
I'm off to catch up with an old friend who celebrates her birthday today

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Double D Challenge

Hello again...
I'm back today with my project for the new challenge at


It's the turn of Diane's team to host and our challenge is 

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Diane has come up with a gorgeous tile board to inspire you


Here's my card


I used a lovely Hero Arts Stamp for this and added a frame, again cut on my cameo


I also used an Ombre ink pad - I discovered that this stamp works best with bold coloured ink to get the full effect of the image. The snowflake was die cut and smothered in glitter


Both our teams have created cards to inspire you and they are all beautiful ... Go take a peek here
We'd love to see what you come up with too

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

City Crafter 341

Good morning!

It's time for a new challenge over at City Crafter and this week it's Stella hosting for us
The theme - The Tree Is Up
The challenge  - Create a project that features a Christmas Tree


My Christmas tree is up but so far it's naked ... I've not been too well so things are a little behind, and maybe my card reflects that


See, they are Christmas trees but undecorated, except for the snow of course
It's just a little painting I did with stamped trees 


...And I added a Cameo cut die of the birds on a wire


Hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what the team have to inspire you this week and link up your Christmas tree projects ... Decorated or not Lol!

Have a great day

~ Ros ~

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Our beautiful World

This week's prompt at Our Beautiful World is 
Peaceful
Picked for us by Kirsty


We've had some beautiful sunsets this week and they reflect Peacefulness to me


In a world that is anything but peaceful and a season that should be peaceful but has everyone running around like ants... It pays to take the time to just look up to the sky


See the stillness in the trees and feel the calmness in the air... Just breathe and remember that we are a tiny part of a vast universe..
Whether it be a sunset or a frosty morning


It needs no words... Only silence and peace


A moment off the treadmill of life we are all on

Share your Peaceful photos with us this week at 


And take a moment to visit the blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing

Wishing you all a peaceful day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Trees

Hello...

Happy December!

I've been trying to draw trees - So far, adding branches so they look natural is not as easy as it look, well not to me. 
 I seem to be obsessed with trees and I guess that's true ... I've always loved trees and swore I'd never live in a place that didn't have trees around. But enough of that ... 
Here's what I have to share today


I sketched some birch tree trunks (No branches Lol) and watercoloured them
I thought it would be fun to add that little deer as though he were peeking through the tree trunks, simply done by cutting it and placing pieces either side of the tree - I didn't glue the head down though because I wanted a raised look


Unfortunately, what you can't see is how sparkly this is when the light catches it as I've added tiny bits of glitter to the painted BG as well as the glittery leaves. The weather has just not been cooperative for photographs.


This will be going in a frame as I know a little girl who will love this.. She loves anything that sparkles, well who doesn't?

 I've been thrilled at the response to my efforts and would like to thank...


CAS Watercolor - For an Outstanding Design Award

Try It On Tuesday - For a Top 5 Award

Tag You're It - For a Favourites Award

And of course to you lovely people who take the time to leave me encouraging comments


Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Crafter 340

Hello and Good morning!
We are nearing the end of November... Can you believe how quickly this month has gone?

Today Kirsty is hosting the new challenge at City Crafter, the theme being
Garden Bliss


The challenge is to create a project inspired by things you see in the garden

I made a few backgrounds with paint a while ago as I needed quite a few cards this month for birthdays and anniversaries... I shared a similar card with you last week


This one went to hubby's DIL and it fits this weeks' theme perfectly... 


The flower overlay was cut on my Cameo and I painted the little circles left behind, in gold for the flowers centres - As with last week's card I added a gold painted butterfly and a sentiment by Wplus9 stamped on vellum


Our Guest Designer this week is the winner of week 336 Nicolette - Do hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what the team have created to inspire you and this week as well as offering a month long GD spot to our winner, Kirsty is offering a little gift too 


We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~
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