Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Birthday Card

Hello there!

I hope you are all doing well...We're halfway through January and a little closer to Spring. There has been a woodpecker visiting my garden this week and they say that's a good sign.

Well I survived my first exercise class of the year thank goodness... I really needed to get back to it. I had a really nice birthday last week and thank you for my lovely cards.
Today my brother will be visiting, tomorrow I am lunching with my 2 GF's and then I will be going for some scans. I've already had my hips X-rayed and I still have to have bloods done on Thursday. So it's a busy week. 
I really haven't done any papercrafting except for the card I am sharing today... I did have a big sort out and gave away a lot of my craft stuff, keeping what I use most and making room for a sewing space.
Today's card is for one of the GF's I am meeting up with tomorrow - We both have birthdays in January so we meet 'inbetween".

 I'm sorry that the photos aren't that good but I'm sure you can make out the vellum embossed with an Altenew folder layered over a stenciled background

There is a lot of shine that you can't see, I painstakingy went over the lines on the vellum with a gold glitter pen.
My friend is a wonderful knitter and has made me an aran sweater for my husband ( it's his birthday next month) so as a thank you I made a top for her

I hope she likes it and I hope it fits.

My brother has just arrived, so I promise to catch up with you all very soon - 
Till then be safe and have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Loose Watercolour

 Hello and welcome to another year of blogging

I hope you are all well and looking forward to a better year, I can't wait for Spring to arrive.

A couple of days ago we celebrated our wedding anniversary and I had to come up with a card for my hubby. I had no inspiration whatsoever so I resorted to loose watercolouring similar to some I have done in the past. Fortunately it is also the theme for this months' challenge at the CAS Mix Up

It turned out just fine and hubby loved it but photographing it was not so easy thanks to the weather we've been having

 I used my Gansai Tambi paints for this and a set of leaf stamps which I think came from AliExpress

The shine is from gold leaf which I randomly added using nuvo glue. I did the same to the word die which was cut from a scrap of painted cardstock and then glossed.
For the little banner, I stamped 'congratulations' and embossed it with my gold/silver mix. 
These are one of my favourite cards to make, they are just so easy and I like the effect.

Well, I should have been seeing my consultant today but it's been re-scheduled for next monday and the following week my exercise class starts again. If I can last the first 20 minutes of class I will be fine Lol!

I'm planning on catching up with you all soon, till then
take care and be safe

~ Ros ~

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Good Luck

 Hello there friends...

I hope you all enjoyed Christmas... 

It's not the same as it used to be, not just because of the pandemic but most of us can remember the old fashioned Christmases we enjoyed with loved ones and then times with our children when they were little, sharing in their excitement. It's not the same now but each year is a bonus...

Our Christmas was quiet and thankfully DH had improved enough to enjoy the day. His PCR test was negative so it was a chest infection that knocked him out for almost a week...

I have a card to share with you, though not a lot of crafting has been done here other than some sewing, but DH needed a card for a friend who moved house just before Christmas.


I actually drew and painted this months ago and it seemed to me to be perfect for the occasion.  This same friend moved house a few years back and I sent him a card then... It seems he liked it so much that he kept it and took it with him to this new house, How nice is that!


I happen to be a lover of windchimes which is why I drew these blowing in the wind, I can just imagine being in that place.

Well I have a new toy to play with and it's not a papercraft toy.. It's an overlocker for my sewing. I hope I can get to grips with it, I tell you this hobby is far more expensive than my papercrafting one haha! I saw a You Tube video of how to make a patternless top with just one metre of fabric and gave it a go... Here's the result

It worked and it fits fine too

Well my friends, I'm wishing you all not just a lovely day but a very happy and healthy New Year.
Thank you for your friendships that have not only brought fun, beauty and inspiration into my life but many times kept me sane and comforted me...


~ Ros ~

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guys & Gals

 Hello there ... How are you? Well I hope

My hubby has been quite sick with a chest infection - We both took a couple of Covid tests and they were negative so he's also done a PCR test for which we are awaiting results...As luck would have it, the doctor phoned regarding a routine review of hubby's meds and he prescribed some antibiotics. Hopefully he will be up and about in the next few days. I'm exhausted going up and down the stairs (wearing a mask) Lol!

This month I have a few birthdays to accomodate, both male and female. First up I'm sharing the card I made for my friends' daughter

I drew a dress on a dress form and stenciled the balloons. Whilst I was painting this my brother rang so I was painting one handed whilst we chatted - Didn't turn out too bad and it's very sparkly

For my nephew I made a card similar to one I did earlier in the year

I stenciled the background, printed the drink from a digital and covered it with clear gloss E/P 

I drew and painted the hat and the band around the hat is glossy but it doesn't show here.

And finally, I have been able to do some sewing though I can't sit for long so it's taken a few days to finish my last make,  with a fleece lined sweatshirt fabric that I love... Here it is

That's it for now... I hope you enjoy your day, stay warm and safe

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

More Cards

 Hello friends...

Sorry I haven't been to visit for awhile, I'm struggling with my back and legs once again so it's been a little difficult. I am scheduled to see my consultant again in the new year and fingers crossed things can be resolved without further surgery. It's a little concerning but I'm trying to stay optimistic.

Anyway, I have a few more cards to share today... I may be a cat lover but I am also a huge dog lover as I know some of you are too so two cards for a Doggie Christmas

And a few more Holly cards...

I have managed to get all my cards posted but I've not been able to put any decorations up yet.

Thank you for all of the beautiful handcrafted cards I've received, I really appreciate your friendship and I hope to be able to visit you soon.

Be safe and enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Monday, December 06, 2021

Snow People

Hello friends...

It's been such a busy morning for me.. I went on the computer to do my comments and found that my blog list had totally disappeared. I tried everything I could think of to put it right but got nowhere. The frustration was driving me nuts and then,THEN... I realised that if I typed them all in from scratch, they would stay on my blog.  Of course I had to try and remember those that were not on my reading list (what is that for?) Eventually a list finally appeared where it should be. Phew! Blogger has been quite a headache of late and I'm really not that tech savy

Then I had visitors... Our cousin Pete together with Sean and his young boy had travelled up from Cornwall for the football match this evening. Oh it was good to see them and have a little time to chat before they went off to explore the city.
So posting is a little late but I wanted to post some of my snow people cards and enter one at the

I had fun making these...

See I say snow people 'cos I'm not sure if they are guys or gals... I just drew them

and created different backgrounds

I'm surprised that we haven't had more snow here, it's been so cold.

Now there is something I did want to ask you lovely people... How the heck do you post more than one card to a challenge using the same post. I struggle to fathom this out so if you can help I would be very appreciative... Edit Got it! Thanks Dar!

Okay, it's lunch time and I'm starving so that's it for today...
Have a good one

Till soon

~ Ros ~