Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It's a Date

Hello!
How are you doing? 

I've spent a bit of time watching silly Christmas movies lately and getting that "feel good factor". I've got some decorations up, pretty lights and a miniture tree that has lights already on so no great effort was needed.


 The gifts are wrapped and I'm doing a bit of baking, so all in all it feels like Christmas here and we are going to enjoy it.

Well,  I have now got a date for my operation ... January 8th, all being well. I'm hoping to be home in time for my birthday and what a gift it will be to be pain free! I'm hoping my DH will be good by then too... He's still struggling a little so a few more weeks should help - He's being well looked after and his friends have all been amazing.

I couldn't post without sharing a little card or two so here we go


I did a little watercolour background with distress inks 
 

This next one is the same as one I did before but a different shade of colours


I'm totally in love with my distress inks now... I was wary when I first got them but boy do I love using them...

Have a beautiful day and I hope to catch up with you before Christmas

Hugs

~ Ros ~
 

18 comments:

Carole said...

Hi Ros. These a really beautiful cards, I love them...your style is certainly ticking all my boxes. I just wish I was as good at backgrounds as you are. I think my distress ink pads are drying out! Good luck with the op..though you won't need it and I am glad hubby is getting there. have as good a Christmas as you can...all looks cosy at your end and I wish I could smell the baking!
xx

Marcia HIll said...

Your home definitely looks like it's ready for Christmas Ros and very lovely too! Two very pretty cards also...your water colouring is fabulous!! And glad to hear you have a date set for surgery...it's always comforting to know that something is going to be done to alieviate the problem and pain!! Hope you and your family have a very merry and blessed Christmas!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Your home looks gorgeous with your elegant Christmas decorations, Ros. So happy to hear you have a surgery date. Knowing you will be pain free in about 3 weeks must be a wonderful feeling:-) Glad your DH is doing well after surgery too!

Your watercolored background for your 1st card and your gorgeous stamped heart and embellishments on your 2nd card are so beautiful. TFS both your beauties my friend.

I saw our friend Leslie's Christmas card from you yesterday. It was even more beautiful IRL. You have such a unique gorgeous CAS style, Ros. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy quick recovery in the New Year. Hugs...

Leslie Miller said...

Is that really your house? It's so beautiful, Ros! I think you may finally make me buy distress inks. I've been holding off because I don't know where I'd put them, but you use them so well and if you say you love them I guess that's good enough for me. More gorgeous cards! I'm in love with the wreath and the accents on it. Crackles on the stars? Again, you have the most beautiful stamps. I received your very lovely card yesterday. When my DH brought the mail in he said I'd been watching so much of The Crown that I received Royal Mail. Thank you! After surgery you're going to have a much better year. Merry Christmas!

Kathy Krug said...

sounds like you are in the relax and enjoy phase of Christmas. Sooo nice to be there. I love both cards.The first background looks like a cloudy sky. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that your surgery goes well.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous cards, Ros! I like that twiggy wreath stamp.
Merry Christmas, and good luck with the op xx

Maria said...

Happy to hear you are nearly ready for Christmas...pretty photo! I hope your husband is recovering well after his surgery! And, the day for yours will be here before you know it. Wishing for you to get lots of improvement! Your cards are gorgeous with the distress ink backgrounds! Such a pretty wreath and love the heart with wonderful sentiment...perfect! May you and yours have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pauline said...

Ros, both of your cards are gorgeous. Love your distress ink backgrounds as well. Merry Christmas!

Darnell said...

Your cards are beautiful, Ros! You are a magician with those inks! Thank you for my adorable Christmas card! I love it!

I'm glad you got a date so quickly for your surgery! Thank you for updating us so you can be bombarded with positive thoughts and prayers on the 8th! Here's to a wonderful pain-free new year!! Happy Holiday Hugs to both you and Ian!! Darnell

Greta said...

Your house looks beautiful, Ros! The cards are gorgeous--especially that first one! Gorgeous wreath, tree & background! It's in a place of honor lifting my spirits all day! Sorry your hubby is still not feeling great--hopefully soon he's back to his old self. So glad you got the date & can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. Sending love & holiday hugs, Greta

Marina said...

Delightful cards - both beautiful. The watercoour background on the first looks almost marbled and I love the variagated colour on the tree and the sketchy style wreath.

Kara Lynne said...

Your fireplace is gorgeous all lit up in white and gold! Your watercolor cards are beautiful and I love your combinations of colors. Merry Christmas, dear friend. I will put you on my calendar for the 8th and be praying for you.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such elegant Christmas decorations, Ros! Love the whites!
I'm so glad to hear that your surgery date is set and it seems that you and your DH have a healthy and pain-free 2018.
[First card] The gold heat-embossing looks gorgeous against the softly watercoloured background.
[Second card] The heart was ink distressed so smoothly and the blend is perfect. Love the well-thought design too! Merry Christmas! Hideko

Tracy said...

Oh wow I really like that wreath stamp on the first one. You just have too much fun with those inks. Glad they have a date for you. I know you are really hoping for some relief. Hope it is totally successful for you. Continued best wishes for your hubby. Merry Christmas dear friend!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful decorations Ros! So very pretty! Cheers to a happy and healthy new year! Your cards are so gorgeous! Love the unique and creative designs! Merry Christmas!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous creations with those amazing inks. So unique and so beautiful...absolutely stunning...both of them x So glad you have a date Ros. Hope DH is feeling a little brighter and that you are able to have a lovely Christmas? Yes wouldn't it be great for you to be pain free for the start of 2018 xxx Love and hugs x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful card design, and the colors are magnificent as well.
Wishing all the best for your medical situation, and glad that you got the home all pretty-up for the holiday! Merry Christmas to you and all!!!! I will be thinking of you!

Zue said...

Happy new year, Ros!
Hope Christmas went swimmingly.
Wishing you lots of good things for next year.
Stay creative and keep on crocheting.
Best wishes.
Sue xx

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