Sunday, August 31, 2014


Good morning ...

It's time for another word prompt at 

This week Robyn has set the prompt and she's picked the word
Very appropriate for this time of year I think ... seeds are just about everywhere

I saw this 'sugar stealer' caught between the flowers ... I love seeing them float around - They are bigger than the seeds from Dandelions ...

I think these seed balls looks so pretty ... probably more so than the flower ... My DH can't stand Dandelions ... which is a shame as the child in me still likes to blow them 

We had a wonderful array of Cosmos this year ... grown from seed ... they were planted in containers and I've collected the seeds from the centres to grow next summer

These are seed pods from my Sweet Peas ... they didn't do too well this year, maybe next year they will be better...
And finally a photo of the Clematis... Like delicate pinwheels the fluffy seeds have already be blown along with the wind 

Isn't nature just wonderful?

Of course there are lots of seeds ... many that are edible ... so I'm looking forward to seeing your photos this week ...

Link up with Our Beautiful World

Have a lovely Sunday ...

~ Ros ~

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Oh my goodness we had rotten weather yesterday ... So much rain and it was really gloomy 
I made a card for 2 challenges and it took all day for the glossy finish to dry and then it didn't really photograph well ...

So, the challenges are Mod Squad

This week it's a Fruitful Harvest Challenge


Where we are asked to use Stencils

Here's my card...

I used a new stencil by Scrap FX which I bought at Merly Impressions ... Can you believe this was only £1.85? I am impressed!
I used molding paste and sprinkled it with glitter whilst still wet

All the fruit and leaves were cut from white cardstock on my cameo and I coloured each one using a variety of ink pads and the sponging method before using dimensional magic and glossy accents

The sentiment was from a stamp set that came free with a magazine last year - Hopefully you can see a little of the gloss here

I'll be back tomorrow with my post for Our Beautiful World

Till then be safe

~ Ros ~

Friday, August 29, 2014

Almost September


I can hardly believe it's almost September ... that means more birthdays on the horizon

I had a little time yesterday to make a couple of cards ...  Here's one of them

I have a ton of papers to use up so I thought I'd make a card that uses paper and acetate together with a couple of die cuts

I also got some new sequins ... pretty yellows and pinks amongst them

... in the hope they would lead me away from my usual blue and green shades

Thanks so much for your kind wishes ... I'm still not feeling 100% and my sweet friend Pat had a fall which left her with some cracked ribs so we haven't seen each other this week. Hopefully we are getting together tomorrow for some crafting ... I'll bake some buns and a cake just in case we decide to just sit and chat ... 

Wishing you a beautiful weekend 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Page 2

Hello and good morning!

The sun is shining here and we have blue skies ... Which is great as I'm off to lunch with my GF's

I have a second journal page to share ... I used papers from a much loved pad by Me & My Big Ideas (Mixed Media Mambi Sheets) Though I've used these papers in my card making and other projects ... they are brilliant for kick starting an art journal

I added some acrylic paint here and there using bubble wrap

... and a strip of Washi tape together with a metal butterfly that I rubbed paint into

I stamped flowers and leaves and added dimensional paint to them and finished with some burlap ribbon and flower plus I cut out and stapled  a few odd pieces

Well, that's me for today ... I hope you have a good one 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Art Journal

Hey there ... How are you all?

I'm not feeling too good, think I caught a chill at the BBQ... Our summer is over and being in denial we sat out and braved the chilly evening ... now I'm paying for it Lol!

I've been saying for the longest time that I'd like to start an art journal ... Finally I have

I just didn't know where to start really or how I wanted my journal to be ... The first page was always going to be the hardest so I've kept it simple...
I was inspired to begin my journal after watching videos by the amazingly talented Shari Carroll and I liked the idea of doing back to back pages ... This is my first page 

Whilst being inspired by one of Shari's creations I went my own way using stamps I had and bits and pieces from my scraps 

I like the idea that I can still do some stitching using this method of putting the pages together ... and I'm hoping to use up a whole lot of scraps and die cuts I have laying around ...

... Not to mention papers, washi tape and modelling paste

Now I've started I can't wait to do another page ...

Have yourselves a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shake It Up

Hello ...

I'm hosting the challenge this week at City Crafter  and the challenge I've chosen for us is to 
make a shaker card

I'm sure you've all seen the many different types there are in Blogland ... I had a notion to make a 'shaker' jar ... but of course I didn't realise how difficult this would be to photograph ...

... I mean acetate, vellum and silver card stock - not to mention shiny sequins ... Come on Ros, don't you ever learn?

The sentiment is actually stamped onto the inside of the card so you are looking through the acetate

I cut the jar on my Cameo which allowed me to make it a decent size

Our Guest Designer this week, winner of challenge week 215, is Synnove... A very talented Norwegian lady ... Please click on her name to be taken to her blog

The winner of this week's challenge will also be offered a GD spot with us here at CCCB so I hope you'll come and "shake it up" with us

Wishing you a lovely day

~ Ros ~

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