Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Won! I Won!

Those sweet girls over at City Crafter Challenge picked my card for week 4 Colour Challenge and I am just absolutely thrilled and (to use a Liverpool expression) Buzzing!!
So, thank you girls, so much.....


This weeks' Challenge at City Crafters is hosted by the talented Kirsty Vittetoe and this is the inspirational picture

Isn't it just beautiful? ... How I love post cards and script.....
And the Guest designer this week is none other than  Melissa Phillips of LilybeanPaperie... a true artiste of crafting....
All the designers have done such amazing work this week ... really hard acts to follow...





I so wanted to do a card with post marks and script and stamps and envelopes... all tied up with twine...(sigh)
But my heart took over.....
You see both my grandfathers were French ... My mother was the apple of her Papa's eye... and was even sent to a french school rather than an English school.... 
I never got to know either Grandfathers, but my mother always talked with such love in her heart about her Papa... and said that had he lived to see me... I too would have been adored as she was...
Papa was born in Paris ... and my heart took me to this card...


Shabby and distressed to remind me of the era of  'Papa' ....French script I typed about Papa straight onto antique paper... and to remind me that he was an interpreter in France - See this book?

This is the dictionary he used ... a Third edition printed in 1916... gold edge ... now aged and shabby, but my only token of my 'Grand-père'



The little girl on this Melissa Frances paper with the french verbs.. reminds me of my Mother and her schooling, 



An antique button on pretty scrunched seam binding and a tag from Bluebird Lane with of course the lace ... so reminiscent of my Swiss Grandmother too... a glittered butterfly nesting on some burlap tells me they are never far from my heart...

I also have another card to share before I leave you for my week away...

I made this a few days ago... it too has a French theme....










A beautiful tag from Bluebird Lane - papers from Papermania and embellishments from my stash...

That is it for now my friends... I will be away for a while... 
I have been nurturing my soul these past few months and now my body needs some nurturing too... I need to feel the sun on my face, stretch my limbs and lose myself in the cool waters of the Mediterranean.... and hopefully come back stronger. Your comments and your visits have been a blessing.... I will miss you ....

Keep safe 

Till soon

Ros









9 comments:

june lanum said...

Once again you have produced a beautiful card. It is so elegant and contains many elements. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ros, this is totally stunning, I love the vintage feel of it, and it is very romantic, just like Paris.
Love both cards for the details and texture, and ya, thanks for showing that 1916 goody! I hope I can find one somewhere.
Congrats to you for being the winner too!
And thanks once again for playing along with us at CCCB, we love to see you here every week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Enjoy our break Ros, we will miss you here at CCCB!

Linda Robinson said...

These are so so Beautiful. So Romantic, Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCCB.

LeAnne said...

My goodness, these are both beautiful, you have a real flair for creating precious things! Thanks for sharing about your family, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Ros! Congrats on your recent recognition! so well deserved :) Both of these cards are gorgeous! So romantic & breathtaking! Hope you enjoy your time away - There is nothing like the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean!

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing Ros! This is absolutely beautiful. I love the little bird on the tag and script on the background paper...did I mention that sweet little butterfly too? :)

Rebekah said...

ohhh very soft, chic and romantic...very beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the well wishes Ros, glad you are back from vacation!!!! Hope to see you at CCCB soon!

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