Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bird and Feather

Hi there!

I've had a good week! I was up with the winners again this week at 
The Mod Squad Challenge I'm so happy and very grateful ... Thanks so much!

I haven't made a card yet for this week's challenge but I do have a card to share

I came across Lia Griffiths DIY paper feathers yesterday and thought I give them a try as I don't have any feather stamps or dies ...

Here's what I came up with...

I cut my feather from paper by MME and the background paper is from Me and My Big Ideas - I stamped script and ink splats for more effect

When I first went to high school - many moons ago - we had these awful plastic pens with a nib and there were inkwells in the old wooden desks ... It was impossible to be neat ... the ink would splat everywhere!

Emails and texts are fine ... but I love an old fashioned letter and that's what my card is really about

As I have a little bird as well as a feather on my card, it fits the challenge at

So that's where I'll be entering this

I hope you have a lovely day ... the sun is shining here 

Till soon, take care and thanks so much for visiting me

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watercolour Splats

Hello ...

I'm finally feeling a lot better ... which is a good thing as I'm off to Lincoln next week to care for my Aunt and I can't risk passing on anything to her...
Thanks so much for your kind wishes ... it really does help well you are not feeling 100%...
Plus, I got an Honorable Mention for my card at CAS.ology this week too ... 
Thank you so much ladies!

So, yesterday I saw the wonderful Make It Monday watercolour splats technique by Nichole Heady of PTI Here
I just couldn't wait to try this technique ... I'm loving paints at the moment
And here's my attempt

To link up you need to use at least one product from Papertrey Ink (and of course use the technique)
I used the clock hands die from Hands of Time ... I know ... I use them a lot

Then I stamped and embossed a sentiment using stamps from 2 different PTI sets
Time from the Hands of Time stamp set and the verse from the Life stamp set ... I thought they went together well

I absolutely love how this turned out and I found my aqua brush pen worked a treat for this technique

Wishing you all a lovely day ... Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving your kind comments

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Paint It

Hello and good morning!

It's time for another challenge at City Crafter and this week I am your host
The theme is Paint It

The challenge to you is to
Make a card or project that includes a painted backgound
You can use any sort of medium, Paint, watercolour, mists, distress stains
As long as your background is "painted"

I had a little fun with some acrylic paint

and a glass tumbler

This was a card for a friend of mine who happens to be an artist and sculptor 
I'm happy to say that she loved this random painting and framed my card!

Somedays it's just nice to get messy and see what turns out ... there's no mistakes in art I always say

This week at CCCB we have the talented Natalia guesting for us ... Be sure to click on the link and visit her blog ... she creates the most stunning projects
And don't forget to hop over to CCCB and see what the rest of the DT have in store for you ...

I do hope you'll get 'artsy' with us this week and join in the challenge ... 
Have a great day!

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bright and Cheerful

Hello there!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter ... We caught up with my brother and SIL on Saturday and my DH went to the match yesterday leaving me to rest ... To be honest I still wasn't feeling well

For a while I've been making cards using up little bits of left over card and things I have laying around ... little bits of card are great for stamping, sponging etc., or just trying out an idea
Here's one that I made to send to the winner of my blog candy following the CCCB celebrations

I used a stencil with some modelling paste on a scrap of card and when it was dry I sponged the whole thing with different inks

The tiny tag was reclaimed from a shop bought card, and the main card was one I had embossed some time ago and then never used

I like the texture with the plain card sandwiched between and I'm enjoying using up bits of card and experimenting with different techniques

A little birdie told me there's a challenge going on over at the Ribbon Girl 

which is to use yellow/Lemon so I'll be entering this card over there

Ok, I'm off to grab some tea now so have a lovely day and I'll be back tomorrow 

Stay safe

~ Ros ~

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and Transport

Happy Easter to you!!

A wonderful time of year that signifies New Beginnings

On this beautiful sunday morning we have a new word prompt at

I got to pick the prompt this week which is


I'm not sure why I picked that word ... I guess I'm just curious as to the different forms of transport around our world and maybe what your preference is ...

... I enjoy seeing the world through your eyes ... places and cultures I will never know first hand
Perhaps you like to travel leisurely along the canals

... or maybe you prefer something a little bigger

The freedom of the open sea ...

It could be that you harbour a love of classic vintage travel ...

Open roads and glorious countryside

A little off - roading ... Oops!

Or a four legged friend

Whether it's trains ...

... or planes

We'd love you to share with us at

Have a blessed Easter and a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge

Hello ...

I am so delighted to say that I won the challenge last week at the 
Mod Squad!

Here I was full of cold and feeling quite rough and then I saw I had won and I tell 'ya, that really made me feel better so Thank You very much!

This week the challenge is to pick and use at least 3 of these colours

Why not hop over to the blog and check it out

Well I'm sad to say that my sweet friend Pat lost her sister suddenly on Wednesday ...

I made her this card to let her know we care

I've used 4 of those colours 

you can just make out the kraft colour in the ink blots and in my liquid pearls

I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend

Thanks for looking in - take care

~ Ros ~

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