Monday, March 07, 2011

Two Challenges ...

Good morning to you all ... I am still not feeling too well and it seems that my Pilates teacher is also sick so class is cancelled ... I couldn't have made it anyway but really hate letting anyone down 
So I have been able to sit in my little room here and do a couple of things ... first up is a card for this weeks challenge at CR84FN ... this is the colour inspiration picture ...



I have to say that I am so glad I did this challenge ... these are not normally colours I would immediately reach for but when I put them together ... I was amazed at how much I liked them ... more than I could imagine ... so here's my take ...


It's like vitamin C for the soul! (Lol)
I had all these things in my stash ... just waiting to be picked for this challenge .. I have no idea where the papers are from but the one with the little butterfly was from Lynnda and the buttons are from The Ribbon Girl ... 


So what do you think?

2nd Challenge

I  have a note book to share which I made for the challenge at Lilybean's Paperie which is based on another beautiful picture courtesy of the incredible Leslie at A Creative Mint ...


How could I not make my own notebook ... based on this? So here we are ...


A mixture of digital (Vintage Findings by Jen Allyson) printed directly onto cardstock with some Tim Holtz (grey paper) ... a scrap of MF paper and some from my stash ... 


I distressed the small papers too ... the white flower I crocheted and added a tiny cream one to it ... butterflies and lace from my stash too 


Guess I need to do a pen to go with it now ... 

I hope you have a lovely day ... It's still freezing here ... (minus 4C tonight ... Brrr)

Till soon

~ Ros ~






29 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Both of your creations are just beautiful...so sunny, bright and happy. I hope you find a nice pen. You could decorate one to match. I love propelling pencils for writing. They are always sharp and I'd say pretty permanent.
Gorgeous work!!!
Sue xx

papertrails leaver said...

These are fabulous Ros! I love the altered notebook with the vintage papers. Thanks for sharing about the digital images too! :-) Amy

Linda R. said...

So sorry to hear your not feeling well.. I have to say you really can't tell by your projects here.. They are fabulous.. Soooo Beautiful.

Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs, Linda

Cheryl Nelson said...

love, love, LOVE your gorgeous projects Ros! It is cold and cloudy here, too...but you have brought a bit of sunshine with these lovely cards!!

Stella said...

Both are jaw dropping gorgeous Ros! I love the warm and elegant look of the first one but both are to die for :)
I think I see a winner.....!!!!
Hope you are feeling better soon; take care....XXXXX

Stella said...

Both are jaw dropping gorgeous Ros! I love the warm and elegant look of the first one but both are to die for :)
I think I see a winner.....!!!!
Hope you are feeling better soon; take care....XXXXX

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, isn't it amazing about those colors??! Not normally my colors either but my finished card just made me so happy! I want to play with them again! I just LOVE your card! LOVE that FAB flower packet and your butterfly! GORGEOUS card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Sylvia said...

Hi Ros, Thanks for the pictures and the explanation! My daughter enjoyed them as well. Sometimes when I am reading early in the morning(early for me) I get distracted and don't read every word and miss sometimes. Anyway, these projects are beautiful. The first one has such beauty and warmth and the second one has elements of spring! Just wonderful!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hehe, i LOOVE that, vitamin C for the soul! hope you are feeling better, ros!
love your sunshiney sweet card! perfect for the challenge! love that vintage image and the butterfly and adorable buttons. and your notebook is right on the spot for the challenge! just love your crochet flower. so pretty. thanks for sharing and have a lovely nite. take care, miss ros. big *hugs* steph :)

rudlis said...

Beautiful projects - I love the colours.

Ira said...

You managed to bring the sun inside your home (although you're still under the weather). Both of your projects are bright and sunny! You take care now, Ira

Deb Hickman said...

Two gorgeous creations, love the pretty notebook and your card is a little ray of sunshine, I love the seed packet,it's beautiful and your stitching is just perfect. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.
Hope you feel better soon, I can't seem to move my cough and cold, so frustrating.xxxx

Rebekah said...

vitamin C for the soul indeed! so bright and fresh...ahh it makes me think of spring! love those crocheted flowers!
hope u feel better soon my friend!!
have a great week!

june lanum said...

these cards are top notch gorgeous

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Ros! Both of you cards look fabulous! Love the seed packet and burst of color on the first! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful project, love those bright colors for the 1st, and the soft tone for the 2nd, I need to pop over to join in the fun too, thanks for sharing!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Both of your projects are bright and sunny! those are simply gorgeous... ooooo no... to the BRRR...take care my dear friend.... hugs...xoxo

Heather Jensen said...

Ros, both of these are amazing. I love the sweet butterfly and seed pack image. :)
Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Michelle said...

Love them both ,Ros! Hope you feel better soon...and stay warm!
Gorgeous cards! Especially love the first card! Beautiful butterfly and seed pack!!!

Andrea M said...

Such a beautiful card Ros!!!! Love the seed packet, the butterfly and the crocheted flowers!!! Fabby card!! Beautiful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Ginny said...

Your card makes me smile. Beautiful, bright and cheery; like a sunny day. The seed packet worked wonderfully on the card and that bow is just gorgeous!

Anne said...

Beautiful projects- just adore the first one with the seed poacket and butterfly- amazingly gorgeous!

Terrie B x said...

WoW WoW WoW ....absolutly stunningly beautiful.....tfi
hope you feel better soon my friend:) x

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both lovely, Ros! Love the beautiful seed packet on the first one.. So glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Meredith said...

Oh, I love your notebook!! The card you created for our colour challenge is beautiful, I love the little floral image! Thank you so much for playing with CR84FN!

Joanne Leddy said...

Ros, I enjoy my visits here so much - and both of these projects are reasons why - they are just gorgeous! After being sooo sick myself ... I pray you feel better soon.

Debgem said...

Hope you're feeling better now! These are both fab - I adore that little seed packet - just so pretty! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the sunny feel and the flowers are so pretty! The pretty set is wonderful in design. Glad you joined us at CR84FN.

Melissa said...

Just the sweetest thing...a wonderful interpretation of the photo...I adore it!
Thank you for playing along...hope you get feeling better soon.
Melis

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