Monday, May 07, 2018

Monday Blues

Hello... How was your weekend?
We've had lovely weather, too hot even for Ginger cat!

It's Bank Holiday monday here in the UK and a beautiful sunny day which is rare -Bank holidays here are usually reknowned for rain. 
What a morning it's been so far...My car wouldn't start so I had to call the RAC out... Thing is I haven't driven it in months - My son usually drives it to keep things turned over but seemingly not enough to keep the battery charged or the mileage up for the warranty to apply so I had to buy a new one. Then as the guy tested everything one of the cables on the window snapped so I now have to get that repaired.
My curious cats kept climbing in the RAC van and I had to keep chasing them whilst pretending to understand all the technical talk the RAC guy was giving me.

Whilst all this was going Hubby took a call from our family in Cornwall to say that his 2nd cousin who has the rare cancer, is not doing well at all. His immune system has now collapsed so he can't have Chemo. It's so upsetting... He's such a lovely guy.

I bless the fact that I can lose myself in crafting at times and I have a card to share with you that was mostly made from scraps


The butterflies were cut from left over pieces of watercolour BG's I did last week and the frames were cut from scraps of CS


Actually there wasn't enough to properly cut 3 butterflies but by overlapping the missing parts I got around that


My scrap cards almost always turn out better than the others for some reason... Lol!

Ok, I'm off to get some lunch for hubby and I so I'll wish you a lovely day

Hugs

~ Ros ~

15 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

Sounds like your Monday has been off to a rough start my friend...I hope it ends a lot better than it started!! Your card is a CAS masterpiece...absolutely LOVE it!! Those water colored butterflies are just gorgeous and I love the gold centers!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, no! You were feeling better and now this with your car. There's always something. I'm sorry for the sad news about your hubby's 2nd cousin. Yes, very upsetting. It's good that you can lose yourself in crafting, and just look how pretty. The gray with purples and gold is such a lovely combo. You've done a beautiful job with the balance and arrangement, too. I hope the rest of your week is better, Ros.

Barbara said...

Oh, so lovely! And using all those scrap pieces that look anything but... Sad to hear about the Cornwall relative, though - keeping my fingers crossed. It truly is good to have a hobby to get lost in.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Ros! What a pretty card! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Love the shimmery gold details!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely card with those delicate butterflies Ros. I love the little gold accents and you framed them beautiful.
Greetings Miranda

Greta said...

I'm so sorry--what a not fun day & how sad the man is doing so poorly. Does make us count our blessings, for sure. Your butterflies are just stunning, my friend! You do make magic with scraps! PS--Oh how I'd love to come see your lilacs!

Mac Mable said...

Hope your day got better Ros? So sorry about your husbands second cousin x What a stunning card. Love the layering of the framing and the colours you've used are fabulous. Wow to those wonderful butterflies and what a great save by overlapping them. This is one special card Ros x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous die cut butterflies, Ros. Love how you covered up a quite not all die cut butterfly. Wonderful use of all your scraps. TFS Hugs...

Pauline said...

Scraps you say? Ros, this is gorgeous! Love all your layers, great colours, the butterfly purples go very well with the grey & white. The gold accents finish this of nicely. I hope today was a better day than yesterday!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sorry about the 2nd cousin and the car. For a long period of time, my red Benz quit working if I didn't drive it for a day, we sent it for check up but they found nothing wrong, after 5 trips to the Benz service center, we decided to quit using Benz, I just got my new Toyota slightly more than a week ago and I love it!
Your card is so pretty!!!!

Maria said...

So sorry to hear about the cousin doing poorly and the car troubles. Your card is truly lovely with the pretty butterflies! You’re so good at using scraps. I need to make a better effort at using up mine. Take care, hugs!

Diane said...

Well, I can relate to the car issues..almost...had to be at the hospital with my daughter this morning by 7am and when I got in my car it said one of my tires was low pressure...LOW pressure it was almost flat!! Had to drive on t anyway to make the appointment, funny thing is I had an email from OnStar telling me it was low, and I ignored it..whoops!! Gorgeous card, I just love those pretty butterflies!! sorry to hear about your 2nd Cousin...HUGS!!

Marina said...

Love all the gold touches and the way they're flying off the card. Sorry to hear about your husband's cousin.

Tracy said...

I always love your bits and pieces cards. The texture of the base adds a lovely elegance to the composition. Praying for comfort and peace for cousin.

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL butterflies! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gold accents! Really makes your card POP!

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