Tuesday, October 21, 2014

City Crafter 234

Good morning everyone ... 
It's my turn to host over at City Crafter Challenge and the theme this week is

"A Piece Of Sky"

(Which also happens to be one of my favourite Streisand songs ...)

This week we want you to create a card or project that includes 1 or more of the following
Moon, Sun, Rain, Clouds, Snow

Typically British I went with rain...

I cut the image on my Cameo (twice) - once in grey CS and once in dottie paper so that I could cut out the umbrella and pop it up with foam dots to give some dimension ... same with her wellingtons which were given a coat of Glossy Accents

I'm sponsoring a prize for the winner this week ... A pretty paper pack

If you like mystical backgrounds you'll love these papers

Our team have more inspiration for you up on the City Crafter Blog so hop over and take a look

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for looking in

~ Ros ~

Monday, October 20, 2014

Prayers Answered

Hello sweet friends ....

Our prayers were answered and all has turned out well with the family issue...
I'm finally getting my life back and managed to sleep these last 2 night ... of course Gipsy still gets up between 4 and 5am and wakes me ... but the past few weeks I've already been awake 
I've even managed to catch up with your blogs!

Thursday was a roller coaster day of ups and downs and tears and we owe a big Thank You to at certain lady who was there in our corner
The least I could do was make her a card

Throughout the long day we kind of got to know each other ... which is good because when she broke the good news I just burst into tears and hugged her tight. 
Her life can be stressful and I thought a shaker card would be ideal

... just give it a good shake when you're down and see the colours shine

I never want to have to go through that day again and please God we won't have to

I'm truly grateful for your support, that truth, honesty and love prevailed ...

Big hugs to you all

~ Ros ~

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hello there...

Our hostess this week at Our Beautiful World is Wendy
And the prompt she has chosen this week is

  1. of or relating to the countryside; rural.
  2. made in a plain and simple fashion, in particular:
  1. an unsophisticated country person.
  2. a small brownish European moth.

You all know I love to 'dress' things up from time to time ... but there are certain things in my home that have their own Rustic charm ... plain and simple

... a few rough edges and lines of natural character

A little of the outside to grace the inside

I've spent a few holidays in simple cabins in the heart of woodlands ... just me my husband and my dog 

... and I've seen a little of the Rustic life in Norway

The thing that amazed my about this cabin that was so high up in the snow covered mountains, was how it was supported ... 

... simple logs placed underneath it ... I guess it works

My maternal grandmother was Swiss ... she lived a Rustic life in the mountains until she came to the city of London ... a complete contrast where she was surrounded in modern day life ... but amongst the glamour and glitz stood the biggest Rustic dresser which she kept until the day she died ... every room revealed something of the simple life she left behind ... hand knitted blankets and shawls in every hue that sometimes looked out of place... Even the food she cooked was wholesome 'peasant food' as she called it ... And these have remained my favourites

Link up your Rustic photos with us at 

Our Beautiful World and go visit the Blog to see what the rest of our team have to share

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet friends

Hello ...

I'm just popping in to say Thank You to you my sweet blog friends

Last week at Just Us Girls my card was picked as
Chic of the Week
It really lifted my spirits to see I'd won

If you follow my blog you will know that my family has been struggling with an ongoing issue ... It's been up to me to try and keep them all calm and instil a little hope in what has often seemed a hopeless situation ...
I couldn't be more appreciative of your support and your kindness ... I know many of you are keeping us in your prayers and tomorrow is going to be a big day for us

So "Thank You" to all of you ... To the lovely Robyn for this beautiful card

To my dear friend Kirsty for this card

(I'll keep fighting - I promise)

And to my sweet friend Sue who sent me this card

You lovely bloggers have become my extended family and I love you

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

City Crafter 233

Good morning!

Are you ready for a new challenge at City Crafter?
This week we have the lovely Kirsty hosting for us with a Photo Inspiration challenge

Here's the photo Kirsty has given us

I went with the travel theme and made my first slider card

From the front it looks like an ordinary card but if you pull on that bow the tag slides up to reveal the hidden heart...

...and text on the tag

a side view

The team have some more lovely projects for you up on the City Crafter Blog and don't forget that our Guest Designer for the whole month is Greta ... So hop on over and take a look at their creations

Our winner this week will also have a GD spot with us ...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with ... you never fail to amaze me with your creativity

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Sunday, October 12, 2014



It's my turn to come up with the prompt at 
this week ...

The word is simply Autumn

For a nature lover like me it's a time to celebrate the glorious colour of the season ... more so if the sun puts in an appearance 

Before the plants and trees bid their last goodnight as winter approaches ...

They put on a display of beauty and warmth

I could photograph them all day

 The early morning dew 

... The many gossamer like webs that stretch just about everywhere

Even flowers still bloom ... tiny but perfect

Berries of every variety hang from the trees

and Mr Squirrel rushes about eager to collect the fallen nuts

Who would have thought a broken and wind blown sprig could have looked so beautiful?

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos of Autumn in your part of the world... 

Link up at Our Beautiful World this week and take a look at the photos my friends are sharing with you

Have a beautiful Autumnal Sunday

~ Ros ~

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