Sunday, February 07, 2016

Markings

Good Morning!

I've picked the word Markings for our prompt this week at


So many things you could go with, like road markings


Markings on an animal


Or an insect





There are markings on a football pitch


...Transport vehicles


And I even saw these markings on a bridge in Lisbon

Can you come up with something else? Share with us at 


And go visit the blog to see what my friends are sharing this week 

Till soon

~ Ros ~
 

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Watercolour Stampendous

Hello everyone... 
Another week just flew by and it's a wet weekend here in the UK

I won a $20 Stampendous voucher  over at AAA Cards recently ... It was kind of a mistake, I mean my card entry did win but the voucher was apparently meant to be for US residents only. I've noticed this before at challenges and I can fully understand when goods have to be shipped but when it comes to vouchers the shipping cost is on the winner. 
However, the lovely Laura at Stampendous honoured my win and I was able to choose my gifts which were sent to me from the UK store and the service was amazing! I have bought from them before and I do love their stamps...

So here's a  card that I made with one of my new stamps


This is called Blossom Bunch and it was perfect for watercolouring...


I stamped and embossed the image on to Rangers watercolour paper first and used my Gansai Tambi paints

 
This is going to one of my blog buddies ... I am still receiving beautiful cards and gifts following my birthday last month and I am overwhelmed with the kindness I've been shown...

Many thanks to Laura at Stampendous and to AAA Cards too

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

 

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mixed Media and Mishaps

Hello there ...

Well, DH recovered from his virus within a few days (he always does) but having kindly passed it around I'm struggling and my son has been quite ill for a while now ... Of course I want to fuss him but hey, he's a grown man and wont let me... They don't quite get it, that's what a Mum's does for the rest of her life..

On friday I had a mishap ... I have no idea how, what or why but DH discovered my cell phone in the washing up... I kid you not! We tried the usual things- placed it in a bowl of rice overnight but that thing was never going to come back to life...sigh
Fortunately I got a good deal on a new one and then had to email everyone to get their numbers again. At least I had downloaded most of my photos.
 
So... having completed my DT work I decided to play around with paints and stencils etc., Inspired by Gabrielle Pollacco's gorgeous canvas Here

I just used anything I had in my stash and this is my take


It's been a while since I got messy and just lost myself, I really enjoyed it... Plus I found a way to use my empty perfume bottles. They are often such pretty shapes and it seems a shame to toss them out... Using a pair of pliers it was easy(-ish) to remove the spray top


Actually I could add a real flower and a little water because the bottle is quite light - here's a few more photos


Yesterday I played around with water colour paints, trying to stay withing the lines whilst colouring has never been easy for me but I love to practice. Then again I love to see the paint randomly flow over the paper when drenched with water ... there's something relaxing and magical about it.
I'll share some things later in the week - 

Thanks for popping by

Have a good day

~ Ros ~
 

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Double D Challenge 3

Hello ...

Today Team Diane is hosting the new challenge at 

Double D Challenge Blog 


The theme is Pretty Pink Hearts - Well, it's that time of year when love is in the air 
 This is the inspiration collage


Beautiful isn't it - I sure could eat those!

Our team have created some lovely cards to inspire you and here's my card



I did some blending with 2 shades of pink inks through a stencil before cutting out my hearts - The largest one was cut on my Cameo and I cut a bigger one to use the negative for my card front


The glittered wreath was also done on the Cameo and the sentiment (PTI) was from a stamp set that my dear friend Rebecca sent me for my birthday!


We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with... you have plenty of time to enter - please go and visit the Double D Blog to check out the different styles by the rest of our team and check out the prizes and the rules

I'm also entering this card at
(Love Makes The World Go Round)


 and 


 (A Fine Romance)


Wishing you a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

City Crafter 297

Good Morning!

Today Marina is hosing the challenge at
As always Marina has given us a fun challenge Fantastic Plastic

 
Marina wants us to use something plastic on our projects - e.g. Acetate, Shrink Plastic, Friendly Plastic
 
I chose to go with Acetate and I printed on to my acetate a digital image that I first saw on Marina's blog and loved it so much I bought it!
 

IRL this looks so much nicer ... Very ethereal. It's so hard to photograph acetate. I used copics to try and colour the reverse of the acetate, they didn't work that well but they did give colour and some texture


She is so adorable ... I added some tiny sequins under the acetate and then gems on the top

 Our Guest Designer this week is Andie Miller
 Please click on the link to go visit her blog and enjoy her lovely creations

I'm so looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week... If you need more inspiration check out the creations from the rest of our team on the City Crafter Blog 

Have a lovely day 

~ Ros ~
 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bird

Hello!

Bird is the word this week over at 


Chosen for us by the lovely Kirsty

I just love photographing birds so this was an easy one for me, the only problem was deciding which ones to use...

On a visit to Port d'Andratx last year I spotted this little guy... It's a beautiful fishing port so I guess they find plenty of scraps whilst keeping their tiny feet cool
 

Looks like he spotted something...


Not sure what it is but he seems pleased


Last spring we had some birds nesting in our garden which was delightful, seeing as we have cats, so I thought it was worth sharing these photos again

Mama Robin - or maybe Papa
 

A blackbird with food for the babies


And a blue tit checking out this house

 
 Share your Bird photos with us at


this week and go visit the Blog to see what my friends are sharing ...

And before I go I want to just say Happy Birthday to Wen! If I got my dates right Wen celebrates her birthday today ... hop on over and leave her some love!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

~ Ros ~
 
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