Friday, June 24, 2016

A bit of everything....

Oh my goodness where did this week go? I don't seem to have stopped, nursing home visits, club projects, housework, commenting and sorting out a lunch venue for when the lovely Darnell flies over to visit next month...
All that and the constant debates as to whether we should stay or leave the EU ... Well, at least the choice has been made ... I'm not going to get political don't worry...

I do have a card to share which was one I made for this week's challenge at City Crafter ... I rejected it and did another one, because much as I like this and IRL it's so pretty ... it just doesn't translate in photos...

You may remember that I lost that 'HUGS' die some time ago ... Well, it turned up, stuck to a receipt that was in my drawer... I have no idea how it got there but at least it turned up

I've lost a stamp now... a small one and I doubt that will turn up, but I'm not surprised... If you'd seen my room on Wednesday preparing for the club, heck I couldn't even find the cat!

I have to take hubby for his hospital check up shortly, then on to the nursing home for a few hours, do some grocery shopping then it will be time to cook dinner... Another day gone and no play time ...sigh
On the plus side I noticed that I got an Honourable Mention at The Male Room for a card I entered a few weeks ago... Thank you ladies!

Enjoy your day my friends and thanks so much for your visit

Till soon 

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

City Crafter 317

Hi there!
How's your week so far?
I've have a wonderful long weekend in Lincoln with my Aunt and I hope to catch up with you all soon.

Today my lovely friend Stella is hosting the challenge at 

The challenge is to create a project using lots of white and use an element or elements from this photo

 (photo credit)

For example: gingham or striped patterns, add a colour such as blue, grey, pink or yellow 

I wasn't too happy with my first attempt so did a second card and here it is

I went with the stripes on those tea towels and believe it or not the colour of the paper IRL is blue/grey

The pinwheel is from a wedding range at our local Home Bargain store and I added a stick and some curly ribbon (the kind you use for wrapping gifts)

Our Guest Designer this week is Sid Harpies Crafty Corner Please go visit the City Crafter Blog to see what Sid and the team have to inspire you this week... I hope you will join in our challenge

Have a beautiful day...

~ Ros ~

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Good morning!

It's time for a new prompt at 

Kirsty has picked the word this week and the word is

Well, there are a lot of Old things around here including me! But that's a photo I won't be sharing Lol!

Here we go...

Actually I have my brother to thank for this shot ... It's a very old Inn on the Isle of Jersey ... I visited there many years ago and my photo was too dog-eared to scan but my brother took this a couple of years ago
And just in case you are wondering how old this is, take a look at the 'house rules'

Funny huh? But it tells the story of how things were at that time

What about this old railway station situated on the other side of the river from me

This opened around 1866 ... It's no longer a working station though, but part of the country park walkway...

How about on old mill...

I think it's beautiful...Here's a close up of the wheel... you can see by the wood how old this is

And lastly a rusted Old turret on Fort Perch Rock ... Again on the other side of the river from me. A place we often frequented when we were children... We would take the famous Ferry 'cross the Mersey to walk on the sands, visit the Fort, swim in New Brighton open air baths and visit the funfair

 Old buildings always fascinate me... I wonder about the people who visited, worked or lived in them. What were they like? What were their stories? If only buildings could talk

Hop on over to the blog to see what my friend's are sharing this week...

I'm still away from home and hoping to catch up with you all soon

Be safe and have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, June 16, 2016



The end of another week draws near and tomorrow I am taking a short break to go visit my sweet Aunt... I will be away until Tuesday. I haven't seen my Aunt for ages and much as I hate to leave my sick friend, I need to re-charge my batteries so to speak and spend some relaxing time with the aunt I love so much...

My friend was moved into a nursing home this week and in between visits, liaising with doctors and social workers as well as the normal daily things, I did managed to squeeze in some time for crafting and catching up on DT work... I have a card to share which I made for a friends' birthday - There are so many this month!

Some simple ink blending - It's fast becoming one of my favourite things to do - along with a stamped and embossed image

Now if only I could remember to send them out on time it would be good! Lol!

Oh, did I tell you that this card was a Top 5 over at Try It On Tuesday? How lucky am I!
Thank you ladies!

We've had plenty of rain over here and the forecast doesn't look promising, heavy thundery showers again...

I do hope it's better where you are - have a wonderful day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

City Crafter 316

Hello and good morning to you!

I'm hosting the challenge this week at City Crafter Challenge

We've had some lovely weather here in the UK but these past few days all we have seen is rain and dull skies ... I don't want summer to end and I'd love to just take off to the beach..
So that's my challenge ... "Lets Go to The Beach"

Create a project with either a beach theme or something from the beach i.e. Shells, sand sea, boats fish etc.

So you knew I'd be using these colours again right? Lol! I just love them together, Momento Canteloupe, and TH distress inks Mermaid Lagoon and Evergreen Bough

The sentiment stamp is a gift from my lovely friend Stella and the shells sequins and pearls are from my stash...

 Our Guest Designer this week is Nicole Parmentier I just love her work and I'm sure you will too ... Click the link and go check out her wonderful creations

Our team have more inspiration for you on the City Crafter Blog ... take a look and be inspired to join us this week...

Have a beautiful day

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Good morning...

It's time for a new word prompt at

Ariadne has chosen the word "Texture" for us this week, so here is what I'm sharing

This craggy rock wall fascinated me... The rough texture that somehow makes you shudder to think of it hitting bare skin, yet beautiful and perfect in it's design

In contrast the soft silky texture of petals on a flower....

This shot has a few different textures

Smooth rocks and the soft feathery down of the gull are a perfect contrast to the spiky texture of the cactus...  

Nature gives us so many beautiful and diverse textures don't you think?

What can you come up with this week? We'd love you to share with us at

Our Beautiful World

Till soon

~ Ros ~
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