Thursday, January 23, 2014

Busy Times

Hello sweet friends

It's been a busy stressful week and more to come ... 
But first I have a card to share that I made a couple of days ago for this week's 
CAS-Ology challenge 





This is virtually all digital ... I have been trying to learn some techniques in Print Shop and that fragmented and bubble edge effect of the digital paper is one of them 



The butterfly is a PTI die and I used distress inks to colour it ...
As for Contrast, well, I have different fonts in the sentiment, Colour contrasts, and then the straight lines against the fragmented and bubble effects ...


In case you are interested, this is how the digital paper looked prior to using various techniques



The sentiment is quite apt for me at the moment so I am entering it at 

Yesterday my DH had surgery to remove scar tissue from the back of his eye ... his vision was really bad and being very deaf does not help! 
Oh the joys of getting old ...

Anyway he was extremely nervous ... more so than when he had his cataracts done ... As it turned out it was a blessing in disguise as they discovered a hole in the retina ... They repaired it but it means that he has to stay sitting in an upright position with his head still for a while ... Maybe 2 weeks - He's allowed up for 10 minutes in every hour to prevent blood clots ...

Needless to say I am running around and administering Meds so if I don't get to visit your blogs for a while ... please bear with me.

I am thrilled at all the lovely comments I received on my Candle Jar - Thanks so much!! It really means a lot ...

Lastly a Big Thank You to my sweet friend Kirsty who sent me this lovely gift and stunning card


A gorgeous tin filled with beautiful postcards and envelopes


I'm one lucky girl


Thanks for looking in on me today ...

Till soon take care

~ Ros ~








33 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ros, your digi card is so beautiful! I'm so impressed with your skills! I break out into a full flop sweat at the thought of doing digital crafting! With my goal not to even attempt it until I use up all my NBUS, it's a sure bet I'll never get around to it!

My sweet friend, I am so sorry for what you and your husband are going through with his recovery from eye surgery. Thank God they found the hole and were able to fix him up, but that will be an arduous two weeks and my prayers go out to both of you. This, too, shall pass. Take care of yourself while you are nursing and dealing with his needs. Huge hugs, Darnell

Barbara said...

Hope your husband is better soon - and with all the annoyances now about sitting upright (what about sleeping??) you are right: so good they found that hole! Tell him to get "Get well soon!"
Your card, or rather the technique(s) you used amaze me... I admire you for always finding out about new things and trying them out.

Deepti said...

This digital effect is mind blowing :) love ur contrast colors

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Glad the gift and card arrived, probably earlier than my post came up, LOL, still feel bad about that, sorry!
Happy Birthday once again! I hope everything run smooth and that you are not forgetting to take care of yourself while taking care of Ian, big hug!
What a lovely card, you are so good with digital, amazing transformation!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Great PSEing. The card has very much character. Thank you for posting this outstanding project with us. Remember you can enter 5 pieces of art each week which gives you five chances to win one of our very sweet prizes.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful card. Love the sweet purple butterfly. Sending get well wishes to your hubby. :)

Jill Norwood said...

Ros,
I haven't visited your lovely blog in quite some time. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I went through something similar with my husband's brain surgeries each time. It is hard to have to sit up like that etc. You are a blessing to him I know!!!! Glad you had some time to make a card! Love the digital techniques you used! I need to learn someday!!!
Very cool effects and your card is lovely! Hope things settle down for you both soon!
Hugs,
Jill

Lynnda said...

Loving your card! PERFECT cas style! OOO You lucky lady..happy mail! ....

And thank you so much Ros... I received your card and the baby rompers .... Love them ... so pretty ... I am so blessed to have a friend like you.... once again thanks Ros... hugs....x

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Ros! Love the beautiful butterfly fluttering about!

Sasha said...

Beautiful digi work, Ros! Love your pretty butterfly! x

Rebecca Deeprose said...

What I love about this card is that it doesn't look digital!!! Wonderful cracked and bubbled effects and and elegant l.o.. Beautifully done Ros~ ((hugs)) Rebecca

Davi said...

FAbulous job on all the digital Ros! Love the background you created and the little flitting butterfly is the perfect embellie :)

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Hope your husband will get better soon. I'm glad they found the hole.
Take care Ros, hugs:)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Digital is COOL, your fragmented is going to make me go check it out too! This is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!!

Tracy said...

Oh goodness I'm so glad they caught your hubby eye problem. Having to sit like that sounds so uncomfortable. It must be tough for him and you writing about him. Hope everything heals well with no problems. The effects you created on your card look amazing. I really need to learn more about that software myself. Hugs and prayers coming your way!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Ros, you are amazing!
I am so impressed with all of your talent and I am with Darnell. Digi is far too scary for me, but I am so intrigued at all of the beautiful cards and art objects that you create and decorate. You are one very clever and talented gal. You must have golden fingers :)
Please give your husband my very best wishes for a smooth recovery. Patience and love to you both.

Sue Lelli said...

First, you are a wonderful nurse for your DH and how wonderful that they found the hole in his retina! And could repair it! Next your card is so PRETTY! LOVE the digital part and the butterfly is the perfect detail! Last, Kirsty is a sweetheart!

Charlene said...

WOW this is digital? WOW I LOVE it!!!! Beautiful colors and the pop of a butterfly, stunning!

Cataleya said...

Ros, I love your digi card! This is so sweet! And I love such colors!:)

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! What a fabulous, crackle background! LOVE the texture without all the bulk! And the purple and green is so full of springtime!

Ira Huberts said...

Who would have thought your gorgeous card to be made entirely digital! I thought you had stamped it Ros! Also love your delicate looking butterfly. Please wish your DH well from me, hope he will recover soon! Take care, both of you, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Ira Huberts said...

p.s. oops, that was away too fast... Meant to tell you that I love the pretty card and gifts Kirsty has sent you, so sweet of her!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jen W. said...

Fantastic take on the cue word, Ros! I love all the different contrasts in your card and how they all come together so perfectly in the design. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

And best wishes to you and your husband during his recovery!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Ros. What a stunning card, and I just want to thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to share it in our challenge this week. I greatly appreciate having you participate in our challenge, and hope that you will continue to join us each week.
God bless you!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Ros. What a stunning card, and I just want to thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to share it in our challenge this week. I greatly appreciate having you participate in our challenge, and hope that you will continue to join us each week.
God bless you!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Stunning digital work! Love what you did to that paper.
Sorry to hear about your dear. Must be akward to sit still like that, upright, for two whole weeks! Take care the both of you...
xxx

Mau xx said...

So glad hubby got his eye sorted, Best wishes for a good result.xx
Brilliant card Ros, you are a clever lady! Love the effect.
super gift too...enjoy xx
Hugs Mau xx

Stella said...

Dearie,

Just take care of your husband but also yourself. You are having days full of stress, running around and taking care of eveything. PLease don;t apologise for nt being around. Family comes first and tjere is also you. That's the most important. I hope your husband is feeling a bit better. PLease take of yourself too. Thiking of you. Sending a big hug! XXXXXXX

Oops your card; almost forgotten; you are great with computers. Love that you are trying all kinds of techniques. Smart girl! XXX

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, I got a phone call while reading your blog and I can't remember if I commented (Blonde Moment lol) That card is amazing...You are truly a talented graphic artist! So glad that they found the retinal hole on your hubby and all is fixed. Take it easy, I know how hard it is to be a nurse...but this too shall pass!

Carol

Victoriya N said...

Beautifull card and amazing work! ))
Hope, everything will be OK with your DH!

Diane said...

You have to be the best with digital I have seen...gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear about the hubs, I imagine you have your hand full to say the least, men are the worst patients ever....if we were near, I would grab you and take you out for a lovely wine, I imagine you could use it...LOL!! Due to the weather everything here is closed, so I have the hubs home today with me, YAH...LOL!!!

Linda Beeson said...

How cool is the crackle looking paper

Jacqueline said...

That is such a gorgeous card!

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