Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowy Days

Brrr It's so cold!
I woke up to snow fall this morning ... The wind was howling and blowing the snow everywhere ... Gispy went out at 7.30am and hasn't been back since ... I just hope she has found herself a warm place .. it's freezing cold outside.
My other little cat Ginger made his way here around lunch time and is snug on his bed ... sensible boy!

Thankfully my day was my own today ... Hubby did try to persuade me to go out but he was fighting a losing battle there ...  driving around in the snow is not my idea of fun! So I was able to do a little in my craft room ...
With all those lovely birthday gifts I got ... It was only fitting that I made some Thank You cards to send out 


I needed something I could make a lot of - pretty quickly - so used a lovely image from Silhouette America as my focal point which I printed onto photo paper to give it a little sheen


... cut some scalloped squares in both white and cream to back the image and a fish tail banner from glitter ribbon.


The glitter ribbon came from Wilkinsons store ... it's sold as Christmas wrapping ribbon ... on a 10m roll for £1 which is great value and you've seen me use it many times ... It feels like the ribbon you get from a florist if you know what I mean


The sentiment was computer generated and I finished up with a little post mark stamp I got in a second hand section of an art shop some time ago ... 
I also used up some of my surplus papers to make envelopes ... and because of the hundreds of envelopes I had ... I didn't have enough of the size I wanted ... typical!


These are so simple to make ... It's basically a rectangle big enough to hold your card and I round of the corners of the flap 


I stamped on them with a Kaiser craft stamp ... just to add a little something special and I print the addresses onto white paper or labels.

I do hope you are warm wherever you are ... 
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~









21 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow, you've been quite busy Ros! Very sweet of you to make thank you cards for them. Your cards and envelopes are beautiful. I love the detail of the stamp on the envelopes.
I hope Gipsy is back by now, it's so cold outside.

Hugs, Wendy

Charlene said...

Oh Ros! These are beautiful!! I love those envelopes and they would make anyone receiving them happy!!!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! Those are so Special and the envelopes are FAB too! You are a much loved lady, Ros!

Celestial Charms said...

Absolutely beautiful thank you cards. Sweet and elegant envelopes are just the right added touch.
Maureen

Sandy Ang said...

the cards look lovely but it's the envelopes that really call out to me, just fantastic !

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic cards, really love that birdcage image and the envelopes look fantastic

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic cards, really love that birdcage image and the envelopes look fantastic

Tracy said...

These are so lovely Ros! The cards themselves are designed so beautifully and then you've added those gorgeous envelopes. You did good girl! :-) Hugs!

Linda B said...

These are just beautiful!! I love the envelopes and the stamping on them... what a great idea!
Smart girl... snow is gorgeous to look at... from the comfort of your home!
Have a happy weekend, friend!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh you're just too sweet Ros and how wonderful that your beautiful envelope fell on our doorstep this afternoon! Thank you for your elegant, stylish card, really appreciate this a lot! Ira x
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Sue said...

I agree about going out in icy conditions, I just don't see the point. You made very good use of your time...gorgeous cards, really lovely!

Stay warm
xx

Sylvia said...

So nice for you to have some snow to look at, Ros, so pretty to watch fall as well. Hope it is not too cold today. we are cold but bearable. You thank you notes are lovely and the envelopes so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend.

Heidi said...

These are gorgeous Ros!
Beautiful work:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards...love the images and the matching envelopes are sweet too!
Yep, it is cold here too in Las Vegas for Vegas standard, glad we do not have snow at all.

Chris said...

What lovely cards but i do like the envelopes so beautiful

jacirascrap said...

Que lindo!!! Muitos cartões e envelopes! Tão belo de vê-los!!! As imagens são como voce!!

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Ros and your envelopes look so elegant and stylish. You'd know there would be something special inside if it landed on your doormat.

Take care xx

Stella said...

It's cold here too.....but your card arrived yesterday and made my day. thank you for your gorgeous thank you card. It;s ovely and the envelop is stunning too!
XXX

Michelle said...

Ros, I'm speechless!!! Your thank you cards are truly stunning! I am smitten with the envelopes...OMG!!!

Diane said...

So pretty...and the envelopes are adorable.....love visiting your beautiful blog...hope you don't get sick of me...lol!!!

Barbara said...

Oh wow, what a huge pile of cards you made! If it HAS TO BE something easy and quickly done I usually don't find inspiration when I need it but you really don't seem to have that problem! Hope the cat returned... but I'm sure I'll hear about that when I continue catching up on the posts...

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