Monday, October 31, 2011

PIxie Dust Paperie

Pssst! ...... Have you heard?? 

Pixie Dust Paperie are having a Giveaway!


There are 4 prizes this month ... And ... their new kit Pink Rose Cottage will be available soon ... 
If you haven't visited before ... now is the time to hop over to the blog ... see all those beautiful creations and check out the Pixie Shop ... 
Pass on the word ....

~ Ros ~

Friday, October 28, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge

Hello ...
I hope you are well ...
 It's school half term here and that means I have had a week off from both Thursday Club and my Philosophy class ... and I have spent a lot of time alone ... So for the first time in a long time I have had the opportunity to make a card for the Play Date Cafe challenge based on this lovely inspiration photo


I really enjoy a latte ... and I love to work with soft neutral colours 
This is my take


a few digital papers ... some prima flowers and a handmade flower ...


... ribbon and lace from my stash and a sweet delicate butterfly ...

Wishing you a lovely weekend ... Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~




Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jingle Belles and Autumn

Hello ...
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on the magical box ... I'm so happy that you liked it ...
I have finally got my card done for this weeks' challenge at Jingle Belles Rock - This week the theme is "Softly" falling snow ... use something on your card that you interpret as soft ... so straight onto my card 


Well I had to use 'snow' ... (flower soft with a topping of glitter) on my embossed image


and some soft felt snowflakes ... a cosy crochet heart and some delicate tulle


 ... and of course some white Broderie Anglaise lace ... these all signify 'soft' for me and I now have 43 cards ready for Christmas

... But here it is very much Autumnal ...


The trees are shedding leaves and the colours are changing but there is some confusion with the plants 


... some appear to be blooming again ... unsure if the sunshine and the cool mornings signifies spring




even the "fox and cubs" has put in a second appearance ... not wanting to miss out


... But the Holly bush is in no doubt ...


... Nor the Firethorne ...


... and the Sedum has already donned her rich wine coloured gown ...


... and as the clocks go forward this weekend ... even Autumn will be saying goodbye

Enjoy your day ...

~ Ros ~






Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City Crafters "Magical Box"



Hello ...
It's Tuesday and once again the start of  new challenge at City Crafter and this week sweet Kirsty is hosting for us and has asked that we make a Magical Box ...
Now I have to confess that when I first got the brief I was worried ... Heck these things are so little and fiddly I thought ... Yet I've seen so many of you clever people make them ... So I did what any wise person would do ... I left it ... ha! ha! 
And then when I was incapacitated with my back problem ... I had time to sit a while and think about it ... and as it happened I had just the template I needed to do this ... So with a clear head and no panicking ... it came together really easily .... 
Warning ..... There are a lot of pictures here ...



The whole box measures around 6.5 cm square ...


Before cutting it out I printed both sides of my CS with digital papers
Just a flower, lace and some sweet little dangles to decorate... 
Take of the lid


"Voila!"
... and you can see that there is another tiny box nestled inside 4 layers ...


Every layer is decorated simply with contrasting card and just some 3D stickers from my stash


Hearts, flowers, words of love ...


... Layered until you get to the tiny box ...


... That holds "the key to my heart" ...
Remove the lid 


And there is the heart 


So ... are you going to give it a go? ... I really hope so ... 
Go visit the blog and take in all the amazing creations from the rest of the DT and this weeks lovely and very talented Guest Designer ... Lynn Miller 

See you there ...
Have a great day!

~ Ros ~



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wall Art and Birds



Hello!

I'm finding inspiration again and delving through papers, flowers and chipboard that have been hoarded for far too long ... Have you visited Pixie Dust Paperie? Ever bought one of their kits? 'Cos if you have ... you'll know what I mean ... I had a couple of full sheets of paper left over from A Midsummer nights dream kit ... one of which in particular I just loved to look at and couldn't bear to cut ... but finally I did ... it seemed fitting for the new challenge at Pixie Dust Paperie which is to create something with a bird on 
And as it is my friend Dianne's birthday ... I not only created a card for her but also a wall hanging which fits the new challenge at LESSology ... 
This is my wall art ...



The chipboard bird and birdhouse are painted with TH distress stains and I also used some liquid pearls
... If you follow LESSology you will know that every project must have an up-cycled item ... But I wonder if you can guess which is my up-cycled item? Well, actually there are 2 here ...
First off is the heart ...


... Which was an earring ... and my second up-cycled item is the copper butterfly ... which was cut from one of these ...


Yep, plant tags ... I knew they would come in handy one day!
And just to show you that this is on canvass ...



My card also features a bird ...


... cut from one of the scraps I had left from the Pixie Dust kit ...
And here is the complete set 


So if you like up-cycling ... and birds ... why not join in with these challenges ... either way both blogs are well worth a visit ... I promise you that there is so much inspiration to be had ...

I'm off to Lincoln tomorrow to visit my Aunt ... so I wish you all  a wonderful day 

Take care

~ Ros ~








Friday, October 21, 2011

Flying by ...

Hi there!
I'm still here and I just haven't done much blogging lately ... though I have been keeping up with you all ... 
I am getting better each day and so far the test results have been favourable and I am hoping that today's will turn out to be good ... thank God for heat patches I say!
I managed to get a project done for Thursday Club and was able to spend time with my group ... they made owl door hangers with pockets and note pads ... I gave them each a mini calculator and pen to put in the pocket with their note pad ... they were happy!
So all I have to share today is the good news that I won the LESSology doggy bag challenge with This 
I am so thrilled! and just want to say a Big Thank you to LESSology
And a card I made for a friend of my husband who recently underwent back surgery


Using Prima Printery papers and a lovely bird image from The Graphics fairy


I hope you have a wonderful weekend ...

Till soon my friends ... thanking you for your well wishes and sweet comments

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

City Crafter Harvest Festival

Good Morning!
It's my turn to host at City Crafter this week and we are celebrating
Harvest Festival

  
I am asking that you to create a card or project that includes something related to the harvest of the land ...

Here in the UK we don't have Thanksgiving Day ... but for as long as I can remember we always had Harvest Festival at school and at church ... when we would bring offerings of fruit or vegetables and give thanks to God for blessing us with the harvest. Some of the kids brought the most beautifully decorated baskets of  fruit ... all the offerings were distributed to the poor and needy ... Looking back WE were the poor and needy and yet my Mum always managed to find us something to give ... there was no fancy wrappings but it didn't matter ... I was just so proud to place my things on the altar ... 
My project is in memory of those gifts and because I am grateful that I live in a time and place where food is plentiful


Yep, still using that basket template ...


... and adorning it with flowers, leaves and fruit ... even a little dough bread ...





I hope you will join our celebration ... the winner this week will be invited as a Guest Designer in one of our upcoming challenges ... Please hop over to the blog to see all our DT projects and meet this weeks' wonderful Guest Designer Wendi ... I hope to see you there ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~





Monday, October 17, 2011

Jingle Belles Card 42

I finally got my card done ... 
This is my second post today and earlier I was still looking for my inspiration 
This weeks challenge at Jingle Belles is to make a card based on any Christmas holiday song or carol and I think my card speaks for itself ... easy to guess huh?



... the music sheet gives it away ...


"Oh Christmas Tree"
 ... covered in mica flakes and perhaps not the usual colour DP for Christmas ... It was a scrap I had and I just love the colour 




I know I've used this folded tree design before ... I don't tire of it ... it's easy and so effective ... for the trunk I used some corrugated cardboard ... painted with distress stains

Till soon ... have a lovely day/evening

~ Ros ~

A Thank you ...

Hello sweet friends ...
I am still here ... and my back is improving but my hip is still a problem ... Unfortunately I am not very good with painkillers ... they mess with my head ... even the smallest dose seems to make me groggy ... so here I am trying to clear the fog and come up with a card for this weeks' challenge at Jingle Bells ... without success ... Then the post arrived and Wow!! just look what I got from my lovely and very talented friend .. Ira 


Look at that adorable cat Ira made me!! I just love it!


and these beautiful satin gloves .. to handle the cat ha! ha! (or to wear with my Chanel No. 5) 


... and that is not all ... she even sent me some gorgeous papers and beautiful die cuts ...


I am doing a happy dance (one legged of course) ...
Thank you so much Ira .... you really made my day and I am so grateful 

I also have a Thank you to say to lovely Linda of Hands to work Hearts to Love for passing on this Butterfly Award to me

I have to answer 12 questions ....
  1. My favourite colour ... I really don't have one .. it depends on what it's for
  2. My favourite song .... (difficult)... but I love "I vow to thee my country"
  3. My favourite dessert ... Anything with almonds or marzipan
  4. What ticks me off at the moment ... My Hip!!
  5. My favourite pet ... Has to be a dog
  6. Black or White ... For what?
  7. Biggest fear ... Heights!!! 
  8. Best feature ... My son
  9. Everyday attitude ... Thank God I'm upright and breathing
  10. What is perfection ... To love and be loved
  11. Guilty pleasure ... I can't tell you that!
  12. When I'm upset I ... Retreat into myself

So now I have to pass this on but there are so many of you that I would like to pass this to so please feel free to take it  ... 
I will be back tomorrow with another challenge at City Crafter ... thank you all so much for your well wishes ... for your comments and for visiting me ... What would I do without you?


Take care 


~ Ros ~







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