Friday, May 29, 2015

Keeping busy

Hello...

I've been keeping busy which is a good thing right now ... I had some bad news regarding 2 of my friends ... Mother and daughter
The daughter is a year younger than me and we've been friend since children - right now she is in a critical condition with a lung problem and her mother who is now in her 80's has been by her side but she too has to have 2 operations on monday including a mastectomy...
All I can do is pray that they will both come through...

The 2nd day of the online class Mask-erade gave some ideas about masking off part of your card for sentiments ... I managed to create a little card using a stencil and some paste 


I mixed the paste using a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad which gives it this pretty blend


... And you can see I used a coating of glitter too
I really should have stamped my sentiment a little further over to balance it properly but hey ho.. I'll remember next time.
I didn't do a card from today's class - day 3 as I don't yet have any masking fluid but I'll definitely give it a go when I receive mine

However, I did see a card up on the Simonsaysstamp blog by Laura Bassen and it gave me an idea using an old PTI die ... The clock face


I know my blending is far from perfect but it was one of those moments when a light bulb comes on and you just grab any old scrap piece of CS to see if your idea works - 


I like how it turned out despite the blending and I love it when a die can be used for something totally different

Ok enough from me for now ...

Have yourselves a lovely day and be safe

Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!


Today I'm popping in to wish my dear friend 
A very 
Happy Birthday!!!

Kirsty is one of the sweetest, kindest and most caring people I know in Blogland as well as being a talented lady and a dear friend

Have a beautiful day my lovely... This is your card and it's winging it's way over to you 


Bright and happy just like you


With lots of love and hugs ...


... For a beautiful day

If you'd like to leave some love for Kirsty - hop on over to the City Crafter Blog - we're celebrating there too!

~ Ros ~





Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Smile

Good morning
I joined the Mask-erade online card class 


I had so much fun following the last class I did, so why not?
Yesterday was the first class and there are lovely samples by some of my favourite designers it was hard to decide which one to go with. My supplies decided for me and I went with sponging "a la Laura Bassen" style


I chose to use Cashmere Mist CS instead of white and I liked the result. I cut some scrap CS to use as a mask for my inks and just sponged away using Versamark and Memento inks


Why the silver leaves? I have no idea only that they looked good to me


I've been quite busy with card making lately ... Some things I can't share just yet but I hope I'll find time to keep up with the class ... 

Have a lovely day and smile.....

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

City Crafter 263

Hello and good morning everyone!

This week at City Crafter my dear friend Stella is hosting the challenge for us and it's all about 
Sequins


Stella wants us to create a card or project that features sequins ... Well that's an easy one for me, I love using them - I hope you do too and will join in our challenge this week

Here's my card


I just love that pretty paper by My Minds Eye and used it to make an anniversary card


...With sequins of course


Hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to check out what my fellow DT have in store to inspire you this week ... We also have our winner from week 253 Fuchsia Crafts guesting for us

The challenge over at Just Us Girls this week is a colours inspiration challenge


I'm pretty sure my card captures the colours in that gorgeous hallway so I'll be entering there 

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Monday, May 25, 2015

Celebrations

Hello!

It's bank holiday here and the city is buzzing with the 175th Celebration of the Cunard Shipping Line
We have the 3 Queens - Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all docking in the river and doing a 'river dance' as they all manoeuvre into a sideways position in front of our 3 Graces.

At home I have been struggling to find some creative inspiration as I have a few birthdays to accommodate this time of year 2 of which are for men ...
I did finally come up with a card yesterday whilst DH was at the match


I did some more star stencilling in bright colours and cut some balloons from water coloured CS
I don't know about where you live but here all the men's cards in the shops here are either football, golf or fishing themed and occasionally there are some scenic ones so I decided to do something more celebratory


I can't believe how long this took me and then I went straight on to make another card which I can't share just yet - I guess it's just making that first one 


The challenge at AAA Cards this week is to make a masculine card so I'll be entering this there 


... Did I tell you that last week my card was picked by AAA Cards as one of their Top Three?
I'm delighted and honoured

Have yourselves a wonderful day and thanks so much for your visit

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Broken

Hi there!
I'm back from my short break which was really enjoyable despite the fact that we only had a couple of hot days ... The rains came and the wind was so cold which was not good but we still managed to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
It was one lovely hotel and the food was wonderful which means I really need to lose a few pounds now!

So... Today I've picked the prompt for 


and it's simply "Broken"


Some years ago whilst on a train in Majorca I spotted this beautiful horse just standing there beside all those Broken windows ... He didn't seem to mind as he basked in the sunshine

Now look at the sad face on my wind chime 


That's because all the rain and wind we've had took it's toll on a lot of things including Mr Sun's chimes


All rusted and Broken ... but not beyond repair

I'm sure like me you all have things that you can share for this week's prompt - I hope you'll link up with us
We also have a fabulous new DT member Mandysea from Australia who will be replacing Robyn, sadly she has decided to step down...
If you are interested in joining our team Kirsty has put out a DT call on the Blog - You don't have to be a professional photographer or have any fancy equipment I promise ... Go take a look

Have a beautiful day and I hope to be back soon

~ Ros ~
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