Monday, November 12, 2018

Spare Leaves

Yep... there are plenty of spare leaves around right now, the garden is covered in them. No sooner do we clear them when another flurry comes raining down.

But the title of my post refers to the two cards I am sharing today using the spare leaves cut from the background of the card in my previous post

This is a one layered card painted loosely with distress inks and stamped.. It's good quality card and the secret is not to wet it too much... I dry it on both sides to stop any warping

I made it for my brother Rick who has a birthday tomorrow

This next one is very similar

I do like those leaves and just a little touch of sparkle can make a big difference

Hubby is still struggling with his back and I'm hoping he can see a chiropractor sometime today...It's no fun for either of us him being like this poor guy

I'll catch up with you soon... enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Saturday, November 10, 2018

More Cards...

Hello and good morning...

I don't know what I'll be up to this weekend.. I was expecting to go out today to do some shopping  and then tomorrow, off to visit a friend for her birthday...
But yesterday hubby came home from golf unable to walk more than a few steps... He put his back out. He was in a lot of pain and you all know there is nothing as bad a a man in pain...By the end of the day I was totally exhausted Lol!
He's much improved today, though I still had to put his socks on for him and all he can do is sit at the moment so we'll see.

I said I would share some more cards that I did this past week... Whilst I had the glitter and distress inks out, I did a card for my friend's birthday similar to the card in my previous post...

 This time I used a leaf die to cut the space for my glitter

And then of course I had leaves to spare so here's one of the cards I made with the a spare leaf

I added touches of glitter to the spare leaf and I used 2 dies to get that mesh looking piece... I like to combine dies, cut bits of them and get something different...

The photos are not perfect though... It's so dull here and I've tried moving around to different rooms to get better pictures but you get the idea.

Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday in the UK.. A day we think about all those who fought, gave their lives and endured the many conflicts around the world... It's also the first anniversary of my sweet Aunt's passing... She was evacuated to New York for most of WW2 and my Father (her brother) went to serve in the Royal Navy ... He was only 15. My beautiful mother on the other hand, was in London and survived the many bombings...Fortunately she was only hospitalized once having been cut by flying glass. I like to think they are altogether now happy and smiling.

Enjoy your weekend my friends

~ Ros ~

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Sparkly Anniversary Card

Hi there...
It's another dull day here in Liverpool with a cold wind...
Yesterday was much the same with some rain too so I got to spend the afternoon in my craft room. There are a few birthdays this month and one of my brothers celebrates his Wedding Anniversary.
Today's card is the Anniversary card I made for my brother and SIL

I got out my distress inks to make some backgrounds and I also pulled out the glitter, much as I like the look of glitter, I don't like how it gets everywhere

I used a SSS die to cut out the hearts from the painted BG and added double sided tape to the back before smooching the glitter over the negative spaces

The lovely white die cut flower was a gift from Loll and Bonnie and I just added another die cut leaf stem to it.
Considering that my mojo took a hike, I managed to finally come up with 7 cards yesterday... I'll share some more with you soon

Have a great day and stay warm

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

CAS Mix Up

Hello ...
How are you all? It's a dull and windy day here but not as cold as it has been lately...

Today I have a card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge

Though I have a lot of embossing folders, they are not something I use much now so I kind of challenge myself on this one

I added stamping and die cuts... Scraps really

I resisted the urge to add glitter and left it quite bright and simple, unlike yesterday's tree... Cutting the deer was intentional

I hope you enjoy your day

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, November 05, 2018

CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hi there...

I'm happy to say that I recently got Outstanding Design awards for 2 of my cards at
CAS Mix Up Challenge and CAS Watercolour challenge 

Today I have a card I've made for this months challenge at

A hand painted snowy Christmas tree

I used both acrylic paints and watercolours (Gansai Tambi) with a fan brush and I'll let you into 2 secrets here, well, mishaps actually

Originally the tree was bigger then I accidentally cut the bottom of it - Lost the base completely, but I didn't want to just discard it so instead of a top fold card I did a side opening card and it looked less obvious that way haha!

And secondly... See those silver dots? Well, you maybe forgiven for thinking that it's liquid pearls or maybe paint but you'd be wrong. See, when I had a full tree I added some tiny pearls to it but having accidentally cut the base I had to go to plan B...Put a frame die around my half a tree. I forgot about the pearls and the Big Shot completely squashed them flat... Embedded them into the paint!
Ah well, I got a card at the end of it all....

I think I need to lie down for awhile...

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge

Shock horror... I'm posting a card again today...

Well, the thing was I saw the photo challenge up on the Just Us Girls Blog 

And one of my 'just made' Christmas cards seemed to fit the bill with those pretty colours

I cut the poinsettia from a piece I did with Alcohol inks and used gold mirri card for the centre and some tiny sprigs

Then splattered it heavily with both gold and white paint .. Funnily enough it doesn't show up on the poinsettia in this shot

I've made a few variations of this so my pile of Christmas cards is growing steadily

Did you enjoy your Halloween evening? We didn't have that many callers this year so I still have a basket full of sweet treats and I'm trying to resist dipping into to them...

Have yourselves a lovely day

~ Ros ~
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