Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday

Hello friends...
I'm back from our break in a wet and very windy Majorca...In all the years I have been visiting there, I have never seen waves so high on the beautiful turquoise sea. Being used to rain it didn't stop us getting out and about and we did a lot of walking. We went to the lovely Andraxt market which is usually bustling, but as expected, a lot of the stall holders had given up. From there we took a bus to Palma and walked around the city sheltering every now and then from the hailstones and rain, the normal street cafes abandoned as thunder boomed above. Then it was on to Santa Ponsa and back to the hotel. 
Each day was much the same and once or twice the sun peeked out, lovely warm rays, but the wind was prevalent. I never got to feel the sand between my toes or the sea wash over me but I did enjoy the lovely meals served in the hotel and snuggling down with a good book. I did have a fall one evening but I was more shaken than injured - As my consultant said, I have very tough bones Lol!

Some weeks ago I bought a few alcohol inks and couldn't wait to give them a go but I just left the pieces I did till I had some inspiration as to what to do with them. Today I pulled out some dies and used one of my pieces for this card


 It's for my friend's birthday


Over the weeks I've also added a few new dies to my stash, the corner die and the flower/fronds die being 2 of them


I like that the flower die can be used upside down as I have done here so it looks like it's trailing over a trellis

Well, the cupboards are bare so I have to go grocery shopping ... I'll wish you all a lovely day and catch up with you soon

~ Ros ~

16 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh goodness! What a stunner! The trellis with the hanging vine paired with the butterfly is so pretty. I have LOTS of alcohol inks...at least I think I do. LOL They may be dried up by now they're so old. Might have to drag them out for a play. Really lovely Ros. Glad you were able to make lemonade out of your lemon vacation. :-)

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Ros!! I love playing with Al inks and really love how you added the gold through the center of the butterfly...what an elegant touch!! And glad to hear that you had a good vacation despite the rain...it's always good to get away for awhile! And also glad to hear your fall wasn't too serious and that you have "tough" bones!! :0)

Carole said...

Welcome home!...so sorry the weather was horrid to you in Majorca...hopefully later this week the UK will reimburse you :)
Love your card with your beautiful butterfly and I am sure your friend will love it too. Super dies....stop tempting me!xx

Mac Mable said...

Love what you have done with those alcohol pieces Ros. What wonderful colours and that leaf/flower die looks great trailing down, what a fabulous idea to use it that way. The corner die sets off the trailing leaf beautifully and the butterfly is gorgeous. One special card Ros. Sorry to hear about the weather whilst you where away but I bet you are so proud of yourself doing all that walking after your back operation? Well done you x

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ros! I never know what to do with corner dies like that & the trailing vine look using the floral upside down is just fabulous! Sorry the weather didn't cooperate, but glad you enjoyed yourselves & are home safe & sound! No more falls--I'm preaching to you & me--haha!

Diane said...

Very pretty card and great use of the alcohol inks. So sorry you didn't have more warmth and sunshine but sounds as though you had a good time and made the best of it! When April is so up and down here it sure makes for a very short Spring. My daffodils are hanging their poor heads in a snow/rain mix today, I feel like hanging my head with them! Another day of this mess tomorrow and then a few better days ahead. I need to pick up my new glasses but don't have the energy to go out in this 'stuff'!! Glad you had a good time and WOW a fall, you had better be careful, would be terrible to be laid up with summer so close!!! Hugs!!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ros, how sadly that the weather wasn't so well in Majorca. Your card is a beauty. Love the corner die and the colours from the flower and the butterfly. They realy pop of my screen.
Greetings Miranda

Maria said...

Glad you had a great get away despite the rain, Ros! And, happy to hear your didn’t hurt yourself with the fall. It seems the weather is not cooperating all over. We woke up to some snow on the ground here today. Warmer temps to come next week...can’t wait! Your card is so lovely with the pretty dies and gorgeous butterfly! Great use of the alcohol inks...super lovely in color!

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry to hear your holiday was so soggy but you're a real trooper and made the best of it ... good for you!! Your card inspired me so much when I came to visit your blog this morning, I immediately starting playing with my inks and dies and created a card which I will post to my blog on Saturday giving YOU credit for such beautiful inspiration. I'm ALWAYS in awe of your creativity ... thanks! Happy Day my friend! We miss you at Double D!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Glad you had fun despite the wet and windy weather! Always relaxing to get away!
This card is too sweet for words - LOVE IT:) And I love the new dies! Good buy!!!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I thought you would make a fantastic alcohol ink card when I heard that you got some AIs, and you did! The shades of blue and green look gorgeous against the white background panel. I especially love that you layered the flower die-cut over the corner die, making a very elegant flow. Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Ros! Stopped by yesterday, but my internet was spotty. Cable is supposed to be so wonderful. Right. I'm sorry you didn't have better weather for your trip, but it sounds like you made lemonade from lemons. It must have been nice to just get away for a while. Your card, sigh... Beautiful new dies. You sure know how to pick 'em! Love the pretty corner with the foliage trailing down, and the alcohol ink background -- ack! Stunning, and exquisite simplicity!

Inkyfingers said...

This is just stunning Ros! There is just the right amount of your fabulous alcohol inking for your CAS design and I love those bold colours. So sorry your holiday was so wet but at least you got a break. I'm glad the fall didn't do any damage.
Hugs
Carol x

Darlene said...

You have once again inspired me ... check out my blog post for today here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2018/04/beautiful-inspiration.html Thanks so much!!

Barbara said...

Oh boy, I really need to remember to read the older posts first when I'm in catching up mode... so sorry to hear you had a fall on Majorca - but it seems you came out of that experience alright. This card is wonderful!

Pauline said...

Sorry I'm late at commenting, got a bit behind this past week. Ros, your card is stunning. Love the lattice corner piece with your trailing flowers. The alcohol ink paper you created is beautiful - love the colours. A real masterpiece this is, I'm sure your friend loved this!

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