Sunday, May 29, 2016

Our Beautiful World... Cup

Hello... Happy Sunday

Mandy has chosen the prompt "Cup" for the photos today at 

It kinda had me scratching my head for a while ... I'd already shared photos of Stella visit when we were out having coffee so I was looking for something else significant and here it is

A silver cup, a little battered and tarnished ...It's my son's Christening cup, given to him 33 years ago... See the little kitty on there? Who knew at 3 months old he was going to become such a huge animal lover ... in particular a cat lover

And something slightly older ... in fact a lot older but still treasured

This coffee set with it's little cups and gilt edges was a wedding present given to my parents in July 1943 
A couple of the cups are gone and one is chipped but what remains still sits in my glass cabinet as pretty as ever

Go see what the team is sharing today on the blog and link up with us at 

Have a wonderful Sunday

~ Ros ~

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Kirsty

Good Morning!

Today my lovely friend Kirsty and creator of City Crafter Challenge Blog celebrates her birthday!
Kirsty is travelling at the moment and in just over a week's time she and I will finally get to meet in person in the city of London!

Today I am sharing a card I've made especially for Kirsty ... 

 Happy Birthday lovely lady!

I hope you have the most beautiful day with your daughters...

 I'm so looking forward to seeing you and giving you a real hug!
There is a post up on the City Crafter Blog and on each of the DT blogs too so please check them out and leave some love for Kirsty either on the City Crafter Blog or on her own Blog

Till soon

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

City Crafter 313

Hello and good morning!

The lovely Stella is hosting our challenge this week at 

With a Black and White, plus touches of Gold Challenge

 Here's what I came up with

It's not my favourite card... But I like the embossed sentiment Lol!

Our Guest Designer this week is Shawna (The Grand Stampede) An extremely talented lady with a blog that's well worth a visit ...Trust me!

Hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what Shawna and the rest of the team have created this week and we'd love it if you linked up your Black, White and touches of Gold creations with us.
 Have a wonderful day!

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Happy

Hello again

It's time for a new prompt at

This week I chose the prompt " My Happy"

This photos says it all... 2 sunbeds just waiting to be occupied on a beach next to swaying palm tree ... Ah yes... My Happy...Hubby and I relaxing

Over the years I had German Shepherds which I adored .. My happy then were the trips we went on with our dogs 

I've a lot of things to call 'My Happy', family, friends and waking up each day ...
 Every Christmas dinner I get to have with my son is My Happy

My little buddy who never leaves my side is My Happy -

And you know what really makes me happy is seeing him like because when we first took him in when he looked so sad, thin and with infected eyes too

I guess I'm his happy

Go see what me friends are sharing this week up on the blog and have a lovely sunday

~ Ros ~


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ink Blending Card

Hello there!
It's very wet here today... Even so, the trees from my window are gorgeous! I just love the fresh green leaves of Spring

Next week my brother celebrates his birthday and today I'm sharing the card I've made for him

I love these colours together ... For the top half of the card I blended distress inks, Mermaid Lagoon and Evergreen Bough and for the lower part I used Memento's Canteloupe. These colours are perfect for beach scenes too and you'll probably see me doing more cards with these colours to have on hand

The words and the airplane were all done on my Cameo
I cut the clouds from a Memory Box die first in white cardstock and then in white vellum and put one on top of the other...

Pretty quick and simple... I hope he likes it

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ... Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday Club Projects

Hello there ...

I've been busy preparing projects for my class tonight at Thursday Club... I'm always asked where I get my ideas from and the answer is often Pinterest! You guys are great for sharing... As you know the group are mentally and physically challenged so things have to be kept simple but they are adults, so I try to give them something not too childlike ... 
When my lovely blog friend Stella came to visit last month she prepared projects for them and took the class ... It was such fun and they instantly fell in love with her! They were so excited that a visitor from Holland was coming and it was a fabulous evening ... Here she is with one of my favourite guys from the group - Peter

I know she won't mind me sharing
This week I found a card on Pinterest that I knew they would like so all credit to Nadine... I hope it's ok that I use her idea and I teamed the card with a trinket box

Here's my version of the card

I had to cut 60 pairs of flip flops and stick on all those white straps because my group wouldn't have been able to manage that... Phew! It took ages
The sentiment is done on my computer as is the card base and I tore up real sandpaper for the sand and aren't those tiny shells cute!

I printed and cut papers for them to cover their boxes

Cut some edging and made 20 net 'bows' and glued pearls in all the shells

I always give them lots of gems so that they can decorate them even more to their own design ...  One of the difficult things is making something that they can not only easily put together but adhere easily ... I can't give them a glue gun or liquid glue...Heck it would be everywhere! I remember many years ago giving them glitter ... NEVER again! One of our men went home covered from head to toe! 

Right now I'm working on 'easy to assemble' hanging mobiles for them for another week...

I hope you have a fun day - Thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

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