Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home Sweet Home ...

I have had a lovely day ... albeit different from what had been originally planned - my friend was due to call ... she needed some crafting advice and I was looking forward to both having a chat and crafting ... alas she could not come as she had a slight accident at the weekend and was not up to it... So I did some chores and then the post arrived ... Look at what my dear friend Kirsty  sent me ...



Aren't I just the lucky one? ... a gift from her visit to CHA and I couldn't be more delighted! We can't get this kind of thing here in the UK and so that and the thoughtfulness of my friend really made my day ... Thank you Kirsty ... from my heart.

 Then with time to spend on myself, I decided I would find my mojo and make something for the Shabby Tea Room challenge .. have you seen this beautiful picture? 






Isn't it just so serene ... and Debbie and the DT have done some beautiful cards ... Yet I knew I didn't want to do a card ... So, inspired by this picture and also by Cherry Nelson's beautiful mini album Here (you have to visit Cherry's blog ... fabulous!)


I created my own ...

(click to enlarge)

I made the templates from cardboard and covered them front and back with papers ....








Lots of embellishments from my stash ... bits of lace and tulle ..... glitter and jewels ...













... cut out hearts ... scrunched seam binding ... little mirror tiles ... black stickers on acetate ....


... butterflies and flowers ... even a little heart charm ....
I have been wanting to make one of these for so long and today for some reason it just all came together ... in all the rich, creamy and yet serene colours that I love.
I hope you like ....
There is something else I think you would like ... the beautiful creations of a blog friend Rebekah of Midnight Lullabies .. she makes such gorgeous shabby albums ... go visit her and leave her some love

Have a wonderful day all my friends in the USA and to all my other lovely friends have a wonderful evening ...

Ros



All about hearts ...

Good morning all you lovely people in blog land ...
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments ... it really is so good to hear from you.....


Today starts week 17 of the City Crafter Challenge  and this week it is all about hearts ... you can make anything your little heart desires (excuse the pun) as long as there is a heart included. Kirsty has set this weeks challenge and we have the very talented Lori Hairston as our guest designer ... she is one very talented lady I tell ya' you need to visit her blog .. so very inspiring ....
We had some wonderful entries last week and I am only sorry that you can't all be winners ... it is a very hard choice ....
Anyway, on to my card ...



I made this for some dear friends who are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary! They met at school and have been together ever since and they are so good together ....



I thought this saying was most appropriate ....


My friend's favourite colour is green so I know she will like this ....

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see your entries at City Crafter this week ... 

Till soon

Ros



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