Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home Again

Hello there ...
I'm back home tucked up in my craft room once more ... It was lovely spending time in Lincoln ... although it was so cold on the east coast!
The day we went into Lincoln city it was really freezing ... It's such a lovely city ... a mix of old and new ... Tudor style buildings and cobbled streets with a river running through - swans gliding along - gave way to the more modern sections and the vast university buildings. 
We visited the market and I was amazed at the beautiful home grown fruit and vegetables ... so much bigger and cheaper than here ... Time (and my Aunt's bad hip) didn't permit us to wander too far and being as it was so cold ... we only shopped for the necessities and then were taken home to have tea and cake in the warmth of her little home.

I really enjoyed the rest I got ... and now it's back to reality ... laundry, cleaning, cooking and with some crafting thrown in ... Starting with today's challenge at City Crafter where we have sweet Kirsty hosting for us ...
Kirsty has chosen a beautiful inspiration photo for her challenge 
"Wings of An Angel"
Make a project that includes wings (angels, pixies, butterflies etc.)

Photo (source)

Our Guest Designer this week is someone I bet a lot of you are familiar with ... it's Inger
If you haven't taken a look at Inger's blog ... I highly recommend that you click the link and pay a visit ... her shabby chic style is a joy to behold!

This week I made a bookmark instead of a card ... using up more scraps and some lovely bling from Charlene


I did a little embossing on the paper too ... 


Yep, there's that butterfly again!


Because I mostly do square cards using A4 sheets ... I always have strips of card stock left over ... If you fold these they make excellent Bookmarks which are really strong ...

Our team have come up with some pretty lovely examples for this challenge ... why not take a look?And for a chance to Guest Design with us at City Crafter all you have to do is follow the rules and link up with us this week ...

I'm so glad to be back with you ... Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow

Take care

~ Ros ~


19 comments:

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Ros, I love the color and the embossing! So glad you are home again safe and sound. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card with lovely details Ros, I love the color, the butterfly and the bling too, they are just perfect together!!!

Deb Hickman said...

It sounds as though you had a lovely time in, that's somewhere I've never visited.
Wow, your bookmark, is gorgeous, great idea to use your scraps up. Deb x

Sue said...

Lincoln sounds really beautiful, not sure I have been but I would live to go one day.
Let's hope it warms up soon hey!
Xx

Sasha said...

Your bookmark is beautiful, Ros! I love the gorgeous butterfly with bling trail...and the words are lovely x

keren said...

What a perfect sounding trip away. Bet you both enjoyed each other's company.
Your bookmark is exquisite- so love the embossing and lace and butterfly. Those little wings on the muse are amazing! Oh to be able to knit! Hope you have a lovely day! x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely bookmark Ros. I love the embossing you did, so elegant and perfectly paired with the rhinestone gems. That butterfly really looks like it is in flight! Enjoy your day and I am happy to hear that you are back home.

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Ros! Love the embossed silver and sweet little butterfly. :)

Hugs~

Davi said...

Glad you had fun on your trip Ros :) Your bookmark is stunning!! Wow the embossing, soft color and butterfly really are wonderful eyecandy!

Barbara said...

What an exquisite bookmark! Glad to hear that you had a good time with your aunt - and Lincoln as a town does seem to be worth a visit... like so many places!

Ira Huberts said...

Good to have you back again Ros, glad to hear you and your aunt spent such a wonderful time together! What a truly delightful bookmark this is, this is really so you! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous winged bookmark Ros. I love the silver embossing on it! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Lincoln :)

Linda R said...

Well it sounds like you had a nice time. Your bookmark is so pretty. The bling is the perfect touch..

Wishing you a happy week my sweet friend.

Hugs~

Sue Lelli said...

Welcome home! That butterfly is Divine and i would use it all the time! LOVE this GORGEOUS bookmark and the lace and bling! FAB!

Diane said...

I know you had fun, but it does ring true doesn't it "there is no place like home"!! Your bookmark is lovely..and I do love that butterfly!!
PS: because we were to have a big snow/ice storm yesterday, I went to the grocery for fruit and veggies, but it was slim "pickins", most of it was labeled "product of Peru"....can't wait til we can have our fresh Michigan fruits and veggies again!! The market you saw sounds wonderful!!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous bookmark Ros. The embossing is stunning, beautiful!

Tracy said...

I hadn't thought of making bookmarks out of those strips but that's a perfect idea. I always love your butterflies and the silver embossing is so elegant. :-) Glad you had a really nice trip and visit Ros. Hugs!

Tracie Dean said...

One of the most beautiful bookmarks ever!
I love how you embossed and embellished it.
Your sentiment is perfect.
I truly believe it needs a new home....MINE....lol

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely stunning, Ros! LOVE the soft blue with the silver embossing, and that butterfly with its gemstone-studded trail is fabulous! LOVE!

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