Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Make Us Smile

Hello again, 

As promised here's my 2nd post for today and it's just sheer fluke that both of my posts today are tropical type cards...

It's not usual for me to do 2 posts in one day but a while ago one of my cards made the Top 5 at 

 I was thrilled to be offered a Guest Design spot for this week...

The theme is Make Us Smile and here's what I came up with

Actually, all we in the UK were experiencing was rain, not much sign of Summer at all... So I created something that at least made me smile... Does it make you smile?

I cut the palm trees on my Cameo and went to town with my ink blending ... The sentiment is computer generated

Do go visit the 

challenge blog and check out all the wonderful projects from the team and link up your 
Make Us Smile creations.

Many thanks to the lovely team for having me on board today

Enjoy your day 

~ Ros ~

City Crafter 321

Hello there ...

I have 2 posts for you today ...

This is my first for the new challenge at City Crafter where Marina has picked the theme

Typically Tropical 

Marina is asking that we create a project using, well, anything tropical! Grass skirts, sunshine, palm trees etc.,

I went for bright colours, flip flops and perhaps not a palm leaf but hey use your imagination, I had to...

The day I made this the rain was pouring down and there was little evidence of anything tropical here believe me...

Our Guest designer this week is Karren J ... Winner of our challenge week 316. If you love CAS you're going to love her creations ... hop on over to her blog and take a peek 

The City Crafter team have more inspiration for you up on the blog, go take a look and come join in our challenge ... We'd love to see what you come up with.

Bye the way, I have another tropical card on my next post as it happens

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Monday, July 18, 2016

Just a note


 I wanted to let you know that my dear friend Eileen passed away yesterday evening.....

She never asked me for anything, certainly not to undertake responsibility for her, and be her primary carer. In fact she never wanted me to know how ill she was because she knew I'd be upset. When I did find out and found her in a hospice, where she'd spent a month with no visitors, I made her a promise - As her own children were not going to be there for her, I would...I would take the journey with her and be there till the end...
  I kept my promise...3 long months and 7 heart wrenching hours by her side yesterday have left me numb,exhausted and brokenhearted
My wonderful son and lovely husband have supported me and helped me throughout my quest to honour my friend and you lovely people have been amazing, keeping Eileen and I in your thoughts and prayers, giving me the strength to continue when many times I felt overwhelmed and out of my depth. 
To you all - I thank you with all my heart.

In the midst of all this there has been much going on and yes, much neglected... My adored great nephew Ross is in hospital as I write and our family are once again in turmoil...I've long forgotten what normality is...

Tomorrow I have 2 posts scheduled and then I am taking a little timeout. I won't be visiting your blogs for the next few days but I know you're fine with that. 

Hugs to you all

~ Ros ~


Sunday, July 17, 2016


Hello there ...

I'm popping in with my photos for this week's prompt at

Kirsty has chosen the word "Green" 
I love just about every shade there is of green

 I'm lucky to live in a country that is full of greenery... My own garden is surrounded by trees inside and out and we have had so much rain this year that everything keeps on growing

It's a tough job keeping it all in some sort of order and something I have little time for right now, still the butterflies like it

The ducks on the ponds don't mind it....

The alien looking ferns continue to unfurl with every burst of intermittent sunlight enjoying every  drip drop of rain

And even the sea rocks love their coats of green

What's not to love? Green is restful, green is beautiful
Share your photos with us at Our Beautiful World and go see what everyone else is sharing this week

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Birthday Boy

Hello there ...
I've managed to find a few hours to catch up on DT projects and today I have a card to share ... A really quick card that I made for the hubby of a friend yesterday ... 

I can't believe I actually remembered his birthday, even if it was last minute...
As I said this was a quick card ... I pulled out some inks to sponge a BG and then used Wplus9 stamps for the sentiment and the little paper pieced yachts

This week's trend challenge at Just Us Girls happens to be sponging so I'm going to enter my card there
The sun is shining here for a change and it really makes everything so much better... I spent the morning with my sick friend in the nursing home and soon my crafty friend Pat is coming over
Wishing you all a wonderful day
~ Ros ~

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

City Crafter 230

Hi there ...

It's time for a new challenge at City Crafter and normally it would be me to set this week's challenge but due to the fact that I am spending more and more time at my friends bedside, I haven't had a lot of  inspiration or inclination for anything ...
Thankfully my lovely friends at City Crafter have stepped in and they are taking over my spot for the time being ... Thank you lovely ladies

So this week Stella has set us the challenge of "On The Border" (with a photo of her homeland too)

The challenge is to add a border anywhere on your project

Well I guess I have a stitched line border as well as a hand cut grassy border 

I watercoloured the flowers and the grass and the little dog was sitting in my bits box... He was coloured with copics and a white gel pen 


Our Guest designer this week is our winner from week 314 Brenda (Inspired to Stamp)
Brenda and the team have more inspiration for you up on the blog ... hop on over and take a peek.
Wishing you all a wonderful day

~ Ros ~
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