Tuesday, July 28, 2015

City Crafter 272

Good morning everyone

Today starts a new challenge at 

This week's challenge has been set by Samra Sadly this is Samra's last week on the DT and we will miss her unique style 
Our very best wishes to you Samra!

The challenge this week is to make a Masculine Birthday Card

Here's my card

One of my brother's repairs motorcycles so this will be great for his upcoming birthday
I started by smooshing some distress inks onto watercolour CS, stamped over it and after adding a few black sequins I created a frame with an acetate front  

The motorcycle is a sticker I've had for a long time and putting it on top of the acetate meant I didn't lose any of the cut out detail

Our Guest Designer this week is Dana winner of week 267 .. . Do go visit her blog and leave some love and check out what the rest of the DT have created at

We hope you'll join us this week!

Have a great day and be safe

~ Ros ~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just a Beach

Did you have a good weekend? 
We had a very wet day here yesterday ... Not much to do but take it easy...
DH watched golf on TV and I played with some paints...

I did another beach scene ... something that's been going around in my head

I painted the scene using distress inks on watercolour CS ... again I used some art masking fluid to expose some white in the 'sea' then I did some experimenting 

First I smeared VersaMark onto the sea part and embossed in clear EP to give it that 'wet' look ... Then I pulled out Fluffy Stuff  by Woodware to get that foam

The little boat was from a free colouring page on the web and I just resized it - printed and painted it and cut it out...
The marks you can just make out in the 'sand' were done by putting some paint on a piece of corrugated CS and dabbing it down ... the dark specks are distress EP sprinkled over a light touch of glue ...

The little green netting under the boat is a piece of old scrunchy - the kind you use in the shower - I painted it too and the tiny pieces of wood were just snapped from a wreath I have
So there we are and even though I think it's kinda cute I'm going to enter it at 

And I see I can enter it at 
Anything But A Card

Seeing as how this is going on my wall ...

Right I'm off to the hospital today to see my dermatologist so I'll catch you tomorrow
Have a great day and thanks for looking in on me

~ Ros ~

Sunday, July 26, 2015

All Or Nothing Day

Hello again ... 
If you are looking for my post for Our Beautiful World - please scroll down

This post is dedicated to 

All or Nothing Day

I was contacted recently by a lady called Heather Von St James - A 10 year survivor of 
I had never heard of All or Nothing Day nor of Mesothelioma either in case you are wondering

Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer whereby a person has at some time in their life come into contact with asbestos ... It could be years before symptoms develop as Heather was to discover shortly after the birth of her daughter ... A time when life should have been beautiful 

She was exposed to asbestos as a little girl while wearing her father's work jacket that was covered in the deadly fibers.  Shortly after her diagnosis, she underwent a treatment that involved the removal of her left lung, changing her life forever.

Asbestos is still widely used in the United States, and Mesothelioma is only caused by asbestos exposure.  It affects the lining of the organs, most commonly, the lungs.  Click here to find out more about this disease and to read Heather's amazing story.

All or Nothing Day is to raise awareness of the disease and just as importantly Hope... It is about living every day to the fullest...

Heather asked me to mention how I live each day to the fullest ... But do I? Do any of us as we get caught up in daily life?
I know only too well how life can change in a matter of moments ... I was only 12 when I first learned the harsh reality... A school friend died in a house fire... One day we were chatting and the next day she was gone... 8 years late I lost my beloved Dad suddenly without warning... And so it went... My Mum my nephew and cousins - all without warning... all in different circumstances

If only for today be aware of how precious life is on this beautiful planet of ours... Keep hope in your heart and cherish every moment....

Life can be All or Nothing

~ Ros ~


Happy Sunday!

Time for a new prompt over at 

This week the prompt has been picked by Manuela and it's 

Here are my photos....

Bubble Game

 School Game

Garden Game

Football Game

Share your photos with us at

I just wanted to let you know that I will be sharing another post later today for 
All or Nothing Day 
I hope you'll pop back

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Stella!

Good morning!

In case you didn't know it ... Today my dear friend Stella (A little bit of the things I enjoy blogspot)
celebrates her birthday!!

Happy Birthday Stella!!!

Stella and I spent 5 fabulous days together earlier in the year and I only wish I could be with her today

City Crafter has a special post today and we'd love it if you stopped by and left a birthday message too

Here's the card I posted to Stella along with some treats

I know Stella loves these colours and I added lots of sparkle to reflect her personality

Stella I'm wishing you the Happiest Birthday ... Enjoy every second of your special day!

With love and hugs

~ Ros ~

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Muse

Good morning!
Another week gone by and the weekend awaits...

I've been able to spend a fair bit of time creating this week and today I have a card for 

Anita Bowden is this week's Muse and this is her beautiful card

Here's my take...

I focused on the flowers and the design ... and I've rediscovered my love of paper piecing which is great for using up scraps!

Once again I'm using Wplus9 Doodle Buds ... I just adore this set and you can probably tell that some of those scrap papers are years old!
I used an SU punch to cut out a window for my sentiment just as an extra twist

Ok that's me for today ... I'm hoping that the weather will brighten up later and I can drag myself away from my little room ... 

Wishing you a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

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