Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rainy day crafting

The rain here has still not let up at all ... sometimes it is so heavy and loud I can hardly hear! But I find something comforting and soothing in rainfall especially when I am tucked up in bed ... and I love the fresh scent after a downpour ... 
Still, it has kept me indoors and given me time to create and try new colour schemes ... away from my comfort zone of soft tones ...  using the sort of colours I don't usually turn to ...
Having seen the challenge at Embellish Magazine and this photo ...


I am inspired ...  I have been to Mijas, and it is such a pretty place ....  it also gave me a chance to play with my new Nestabilities and Waltzing Mouse stamps ...



Aren't they lovely ... I first saw them when the talented Mona Pendleton of Cupcake Creations showed them on her blog ..  "Thanks" Mona ...
I decided to make a little gift set ...


A card and cute decorated tin of sweeties ( candy) ....


My papers are a mix of digital papers from Pink Petticoat and stripe paper from Basic Grey ... my little flowers are made from tissue paper ( using my nesties) and a little flower from my stash placed in the centre. Ribbon, pearls and ric rac all from my stash .... Yes ... I actually had bright orange in my hoard!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and also to all of you who sent well wishes and words of encouragement during my times of despair ... I can today report that at least my health is much better - my doctor told me this morning that my cholesterol level has come down by half and is now perfect !! She said she doesn't know what I have done or have been doing .. but to keep doing it ... such is the pleasure of creating .......
Till soon

Ros






7 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Just lovely Ros. I love what you did here. i don't have any Waltzing Mouse stamps. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is such a lovely pair Ros, very elegant! Glad you are feeling well, and thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

Rebekah said...

I love those colours together.. such an awesome gift set..that ric rac is such a juicy colour!yum
thanks for the sweet words left on my blog :)

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous gift ensemble Ros! I love those stamps & die templates you showcased ;)

Maile Belles said...

What a gorgeous card and gift, love that flower! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Beautiful use of the color combo! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge.

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