Monday, January 21, 2019

Sympathy Cards

Good morning....
The time is whizzing by again, we actually had a flurry of snow last week, nothing much really, unlike when I was a kid and we always had lots of snow.

I have a couple of sympathy cards to share today,
Last week my friend from high school lost her beautiful Mum... A lady dear to my heart, who always treated me as one of her own... The first card is for my friend

I have so many wonderful memories of the times I spent over at my friends' house... It was a home always filled with love and laughter

One of the things I remember is how much her Dad teased us when we were going through our teenage years... Our fad diets, dance crazes and the pop groups we adored, not to mention our mini skirts Lol! 
So this card is for him... I know he will be lost losing his partner of over 60 years
But he has a loving family to help him through ...
Enjoy your day and be safe
~ Ros ~

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Birthdays and Leaves

Hello there...
How are things with you? 
Since I last blogged, I had a birthday... My husband and son took me out to dinner, I had even more visitors, lunch with the girls and I met up for coffee with my old boss who gave me a tour of the now fully modernised place I used to work.
Normally I kinda live a quiet life, but for the last month it's been an endless stream of visitors, visiting and meet-ups, so right now, much as I have enjoyed seeing people, I feel like a leaf that has been blown in all directions like on these cards
A couple of friends also have birthdays around the same time as me and I managed to squeeze in time to make 2 very similar cards... It was just easier to use what I had cut out
I used the last of a piece of painted card to cut out all the leaves
and I still have a few over

Which is fortunate...

As I have a special card to make - A sympathy card for my friend who just lost her Mum

More on that another time... I need to catch up with your blogs so I'll say bye bye for now

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Friday, January 11, 2019

Project 2

Hello there...

I have another miniature to share with you today...  I seem to have accumulated lots of photos frames over the years... If I see them in a sale and I think I 'may' use them I buy them. Goodness knows how many there are hidden in cupboards... Anyway this one was put to use. I call it the sewing nook

I made a sort of half room with cardboard from cat food boxes (of which there are plenty) and spent hours making bits of furniture... I had the little sewing machine and scissor... that was the starting point. I cut out windows, shutters and a door and even made a lamp from a TH memo pin and a little vellum. It's amazing what you can find lying around and transform

Making the tiny tassel for my blind was so fiddly, I don't have delicate fingers at all!  But it all worked in the end

I fitted the half room into the frame and cut cardboard to slot into the back of the frame and the top and bottom so it is all neat and secure - I haven't decided whether to light this up yet... I'm still thinking on that one. I've had a few birthday cards to make so I'm chopping and changing from one thing to another and I seem to have had a stream of visitors lately and requests to meet up... My boss from 17 years ago even rang and asked if we could meet up... It's turning into a busy start to the year.

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge

We have lovely sunshine today but it's cold and frosty... Strangely there are daffodils in bloom and the hedgehogs that should be hibernating are still visiting us every night...

So today I have a card to share for a brand new challenge CAS Stencil Challenge 
brought to us by the talented Loll Thompson

I haven't used stencils for a long time... they tend to be forgotten, but I pulled out a Memory Box stencil for this simple card

The colours I used are Evergreen Bough and Blueprint Sketch

I die cut a leaf from a piece of the stenciled cs and to give it a little more definition I also cut one from silver card, which I cut in half in half then I glued each half behind the stenciled one - Does that make sense?
Well just in case here's a photo to show you

I confess I found it difficult to keep this CAS, I found myself wanting to add things. 

That's it for now... Have a lovely day

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, January 07, 2019

Fox In The Snow

Hello lovely people!
How was your weekend? Good I hope...

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and one thing I like to do regularly is make a card for the 

I love to make snow scenes, either with ink blending or using my distress oxide inks to paint with so this was a perfect challenge for me
Here's my card

My blog 'sister' Greta gifted me the lovely fox die and he too is painted with distress oxide inks

For the BG I used Hickory Smoke and Faded Jeans and for the fox it was a mix of Carved Pumpkin, with Walnut Stain and Hickory Smoke on his legs

I have to say, much as I love blue and green together I am really liking the grey here - It's kind of like that outside but not so pretty and no snow. As always I paint on ordinary CS but it is quite thick. A white gel pen for snow added the final touches. 

Thanks so much for popping in... Have a super day! 

~ Ros !

Friday, January 04, 2019

With Love

Hello there...
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Lantern project... I'm working on something similar but today I have a card to share
It just happens to be our wedding anniversary today and this is the card I made for my husband
You may think it's totally un-traditional and it is I suppose -  We were married in Cyprus 19 years ago so the watercolour piece represents the sea... We only knew one person living there, a Cypriot friend Andreas who travelled a fare distance to be with us on the day....

It was meant to be a quiet affair, just the 2 of us, with Andreas as a witness together with the travel agent (it was second time around for both of us) but our friend and the people of Cyprus thought differently and we had a huge celebration - even a photographer and florist were roped in.

Andreas lost his only daughter some years before so to him this was like giving his daughter away

He kept insisting that we call our first child after him... I don't think he got the fact that I was 47 at the time and babies were not an option Lol!

Now you know a little more about me Lol!

Till soon

~ Ros ~

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