Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Camouflage Die Cuts

Hi there!

I've another birthday this week ... No, not me ... a friend's hubby ...
Thankfully "Make It Monday" over at Papertrey Ink gave me the inspiration for this card
I just love everything that Laura Bassen creates

This week it's camouflage die cuts and here's my card

You will probably recognise the Birthday word die from PTI ...

The ink I used is called Tide Pool (HA)

I love this technique ... It's simple but so effective

I hope you're having a great day ... Pat will be popping over to see me this morning and I'm looking forward to catching up with her ...

Keep safe and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

City Crafter 242

Hello and good morning!

I'm hosting the challenge this week at City Crafter and this will be our last one before Christmas so I do hope you will join us

The challenge this week is a 
Christmas Colour Challenge

I'm asking that you make a Christmas Card, Tag or Project 
and that you use ALL the colours shown ... you can use neutrals too

I'm really thrilled to say that our Guest Designer this week is someone a lot of you know - the wonderful Darnell Knauss

Darnell is not only a very talented card maker but constantly makes me smile with her fun and witty posts - Click Here to be taken to her blog and you'll see exactly what I mean!

My card is a kind of nautical Christmas card using those cute penguins again

I was imagining being on a winter cruise when I created this ... Looking through the porthole and seeing these fun guys ... I know ... 
Just indulge me Lol!

I used all the colours and those keen eyed amongst you will see just a teeny bit of green too ... for the holly ... Oh well, it's Christmas

... And my penguins and I had fun!

I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations this week and we have a very generous sponsor 

... who will be awarding the winner 4 digital image stamps of their choice
Please click the link and go visit the store ... you will be enthralled with the beautiful stamps available!

Right ... I'm off to visit the City Crafter Blog to see what Darnell and the rest of my lovely team mates have come up with ...

Have a wonderful day!

~ Ros ~

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Birthdays

I hope you're having a good start to your week...

I did get to see my Aunt at the weekend ... It's was so lovely to catch up but it is always so hard to say goodbye ... Hopefully it won't be too long before I can go back and stay for a few days

I have a few December birthdays to make cards for ... Last week it was a female friend's birthday so I made her a shaker card

Whilst shaker cards are not new to us in Blogland ... to many of my friends and family they are and it's always a joy to see their face when they receive one for the first time

This particular friend is a big fan of anything sparkly so I think my card fits the bill

Wishing you all a sparkly kind of day

Till soon be safe

~ Ros ~

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Hello there...

Today is a new word prompt at
and it will be our last one for this year as we are taking a break for the Christmas period

This week's prompt has been chosen for us by Kirsty and the prompt is

There are hearts just about everywhere in my home ... like the tiles on my pretty Christmas  tray

There are hearts in the pot pourri

Metal hanging hearts...

Burlap hearts 

...and felt hearts

Not to mention a handmade heart that hangs on my front door full of handmade flowers and trinkets that I made some years ago

I have a "thing" for hearts and I'm running out of places to put them
These are just a few of the many I have ... 

We love it if you shared your photos of hearts with us at 
Maybe you have a story to go with them?

Thanks so much for looking in ... Have a lovely Sunday

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bling It On

Hello there!

We're having crazy weather here ... We've just had a hail storm followed by blue skies ... It's been like that all morning...

Yesterday I decorated the house for Christmas and tomorrow,weather permitting, I'm hoping to travel to Lincoln to see my Aunt... She had to have her little kitty put to sleep last week so you can imagine how sad she is...

I've still got lots of cards to share ... some got sent before I remembered to photograph them Lol!

This one features the new dies I got from Simon Says Stamp again except I did something different with the tree die

Those little swirls should pop out so the tree looks like this

But I left them in and used foam dots to pop them up and then added pearls
You can see from this next photo how they are raised

I love it when you can use your dies different ways

... And use the left over pieces like those dots to add a little more interest

I'm linking this up to The Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp which is 
"Bling It On"

Thanks to all of you who responded to the blogger problem ... You are quite right ... there is no need to fill in the verification number - your comment publishes without it ... Who knew?

I hope you have a lovely day and that the season isn't stressing you too much

Keep safe

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Glittery snowflakes and Blogger problems


I don't know what's happening with Blogger ... Every blog I visited yesterday and today has had word verification on ... I'm told that mine did too even though it's switched off ... 
I hope it gets fixed soon - if it's still showing it's a Blogger problem 

Glittering snowflakes it the theme at City Crafter this week and I have 2 more cards to share ... One with gold accents and one with silver

This is the subtle gold I used a couple of days ago and the embossing folder is one I've had for the longest time... you can see the gold better in this photo

I used the inlaid die technique and both the word dies and the snowflake are from Simon Says Stamp

This is the silver version

and this time I used a grey card stock as my base

The shading on my BG is not sponged by the way ... I used a digital paper from Pink Petticoat's Ombre range ... 

I've a friend coming to visit this morning so I'd better say goodbye for now

Enjoy your day


~ Ros ~

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