Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Watercolour Challenge

Good morning all...
We have another lovely sunny day here - 
I've been looking at some video clips from S.E Spain where friends of mine are visiting and the flooding is awful! My heart goes out to all the people affected.

Today I have a card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge

 I was thrilled to get a top pick there last month, thank you ladies!
If you visit the blog there is a colour wheel to show you the opposites, my choice was red violet/ yellow green

I die cut the criss cross (AliExpress) and then cut out a centre from it to make a frame for the flowers (Clearly Besotted) which were painted using zigs.

The card is for a friend who has been going through a rough time... Just to let her know I'm thinking of her.

Did I tell you that my cat Missy brought me a teeny tiny mouse again the other day? Honestly it was only about an inch big. I thought it would probably die of shock but you know that boy of mine Mikey... He spent hours with it and the little guy was fine! He just did not want to go - every time he put it in the bushes it came right back to him. Eventually we managed to get it to safety. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for looking in on me

~ Ros ~

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Been Awhile

Hello there... 
It's been awhile since I posted and got to visit you all, I know.
Stella, her husband and youngest son came for a visit from The Netherlands and it was just so hectic but really lovely to catch up.
They visited lots of places in Liverpool and we took them to North Wales where they just loved the countryside with it's amazing views, tall mountains with  houses dotted here and there and sheep roaming free - Quite a contrast the their country.

We even paid a visit to Conwy Castle, one of the many castles in Wales

The days went by and all too quickly it was time for them to return to the Netherlands.

I'm now getting back to normal and today I have a quick card for the
Here's what I came up with

Bright and happy colours - I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet. Though the nights are cool, the days have still been warm and flowers are still blooming.

The baby wipe 'lift' is a little fuzzy, probably because I did this in a hurry and didn't allow time for the distress inks to dry before I grabbed my stencil

Have a wonderful weekend

~ Ros ~

Monday, September 02, 2019

CAS Mix Up

Hello ...Happy September!
It certainly feels like it here now.

I hadn't intended to make a card today... I was getting some craft things ready to play with Stella when she comes this week, then I saw the challenge at CAS Mix Up

A great way to use up your bits and pieces and you know I love nothing better, especially those teeny tiny bits I tend to keep... 

Here's my card

...Which makes e think of me of Scotland. I've stayed there a few times- It's beautiful, especially when the heather covers the landscape and the leaves on my card reflect those colours.

First I die cut 2 inchies and from there I die cut a leaf shape into both inchies. Then I stamped and embossed three leaves on a small piece of AI done on photo paper, die cut one of them and the other two were adhered under the inchies.

Then there's the stag...  
He too was hiding in my bits and pieces and believe me, you will see a lot of those magnificent animals in Scotland too. You know a stag is for life not just for Christmas right?
So there we go, it's my Scottish (inchies) card... 

Have a beautiful week... Hopefully I will find time to catch up with you all soon

Take care

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Painted Butterflies

Hello there...

It's been a beautiful bank holiday weekend here which is a bonus as there is always so much going on... The Beatles festival, Cream Fields music festival, lots of summer fetes and more. Everywhere is busy so yesterday we worked in the garden, well, hubby did mostly... I managed to slice my hand on a knife a few days ago so it's been a little difficult to do the normal things... 
Anyway whilst he was working away, there were 2 beautiful butterflies following him around and the card that I am sharing today also has 2 butterflies, left over from the ones I did when making my card for the CAS watercolour challenge... In fact this is made up from all left over pieces

I love putting bits together and seeing how they turn out 

These butterflies are not quite as colourful as the garden ones but it would have been a shame to waste them...

Next week Stella will be here and I've a few things to sort out yet so it may be awhile before I post again... I hope to visit you all today and see what you've been up to.

Have a beautiful week and take care

~ Ros ~


Thursday, August 22, 2019

And there's more...

Where on earth did this week go? 
We had more visitors yesterday, my brother and my great niece Sophia came over.  Of course Sophia wanted to make something but first we baked scones which we ate with a cup of tea and then off to my craft room where Sophia created something I'd pinned from Pinterest... A sort of magic torch scene

She is good at drawing and was thrilled with this and couldn't wait to show her Granddad.

Today I have a card using up another tiny left over piece from a previous card that was done with alcohol Inks and the lift technique...

I used the same stamp as on the alcohol Ink to randomly cover 2 pieces of grey CS using a white ink pad

The frame die is one of a set of 4 which were on sale at Craftstash (an online store)

The little AI piece doesn't fit the frame but sometimes it can still make a statement that's why I keep them all

Enjoy your day everyone

~ Ros ~

Monday, August 19, 2019

Last Little Piece

Hello there... 
Are you having a good start to your week? I hope so.

Our Cornish cousins are heading home today after being enthralled with their trip.. Their football team won, they were blown away with the vibrancy of our city and we all enjoyed a family dinner here at my home. Now I am preparing for a visit from Stella and her family from the Netherlands. They will be here in early September and I'm really looking to seeing them all again.

Today I am sharing another card made with a tiny left over piece of the same AI one I used for my previous two cards

I cut out a leaf from it and inlaid a gold one - You know when you die cut frames you always end up with that square or rectangle? Well one of those got used up too

I hope you can make out the word Smile that I stamped and embossed on the leaf I cut out of the tiny AI piece - It fitted perfectly (well almost)

I think this is one of my favourite cards so I'm glad I kept all those little bits. 

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

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