Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Rusty Arch & Seahorse

 Hello there... Lovely that you popped in today

We're having such crazy weather here, from beautiful blue skies and sunshine one minute to torrential rain, lightening and hailstones all in one day. We managed to get the flagging in the garden professionally cleaned and now I can't even go out to enjoy it...The cats seem to think it's my fault and they've been so grouchy you wouldn't believe.
See how clean it looks though


You can see those black clouds heading over again

Anyway, I did get a visit from a friend yesterday and that was really enjoyable. So today I have two very different cards to share, both using up bits I had laying around

This is Paris through the rusty arch (It's all that rain!)

A little bit of pen and paint and a lot of embossing with different powders

The frame and bicycle were originally white die cuts and though the Eiffel tower is a digital, with the help of an embossing pen I managed to cover that too.

The next one is an unusual combination... A seahorse and a butterfly?

Well the butterfly frame is a very old digital... I collected lots over the years and finally went through them all disposing of a lot but not the frames. The seahorse was cut from a piece of alcohol inked photo paper and never used so I added some liquid pearls and a gem for his eye to make him feel special. 

Male seahorses are special I think, after all they carry the baby eggs until they hatch. Can you imagine a man carrying a baby for us ladies? No, me either Lol! 
A little bit of paint, a scrap die cut and there you have it, a butterfly and a seahorse, unusual but I like it.

Well I've kept you long enough... Have a beautiful day and stay well

Till next time

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Lets Party

 Hi.. How are you all?

The rain has stopped for awhile though I can see it isn't done with us yet. I've had my second vaccination and thankfully I didn't have the same bad reaction to it as I did the first one. All I need now is a relaxing beach holiday ... If only!

I've made quite a few cards lately using up bits and pieces which I'll share with you over the next week or so but today's card is for my great nephew Ross, who will be 19 this week. Where the heck did all those years go?? Once he got into his late teens he didn't want to come up to Liverpool and hang out with his grandparents so much and then came the pandemic so I haven't seen him in a long while.

Anyway, here's what I came up with

I used some digital files here... The background paper is a digital that I then stenciled on and the drinks are all digitals fussy cut

I did add some dimensional gloss to the glasses and the fruit but I'm not sure it shows up here. After stamping and embossing the birthday sentiment I added a die cut and used the little popped out dots from it to decorate the rest of the card

I hope he likes it and at knows that we love him and miss him.

Have yourselves a wonderful Sunday... Be safe

~ Ros ~

Thursday, May 06, 2021

CAS Mix Up

 Hello there...

Today's card s for the new challenge at CAS Mix Up where Susan is hosting and my blog friend Michele is guesting.

Here are the requirements for this months' challenge

Considering we've had a tremendous amount of rain lately and sunshine thrown in, you'd think we would be seeing lots of rainbows but so far, non... Here's my card

Rainbow DI colours through a stencils with a stamped and embossed image by Woodware - The stamp was a little bigger but I decided to cut it down and edge it with a piece cut from a frame

I also added liquid pearls to the centre

I'm off for my 2nd vaccination later today and I only hope I don't have the same reaction as I did to the first one... Fingers crossed

Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, May 04, 2021


 Hello friends... I hope this finds you well

We've had a bit of rain these past few days and it makes everything look so fresh. I managed to do some tidying in the garden at the weekend and I just love to look out and see the trees with their leaves unfurling and the garden coming into life.

Today I'm sharing some more paintings that I did sometime ago... The first one was sent to a friend of mine

She was the one who bought me my first set of Prima paints and look where that led me

This next one is a personal favourite and one my husband loves too

I was thinking about the friend I lost, how much I miss her, the conversations we had that I don't have with anyone else... Our friendship was special 

Sometimes you just need to be alone with your thoughts and your memories and in my case, paint how I was feeling

Okay, that's it for now... I'm off to visit you all 

Have a lovely day - Till next time

~ Ros ~

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Some Oldies

Hello there...

The week is whooshing by and I haven't done any crafting at all. Hubby had his 2nd vaccination yesterday and I got to catch up with some friends.... Finally!

It was my friend Hilary's 60th and we had a small social gathering in her garden with people coming and going intermittently. It was such a delight to see and chat to those I haven't seen for so long, albeit that the weather was cold and windy. It's been lovely and sunny all week, but not yesterday. I tell you I was exhausted after a couple of hours and I still can't get warm.

Anyway, I may not have crafted but I do have a few cards to share with you... These were made awhile ago playing with a tree stamp by Lavinia and adding a drawn mushroom roof

I drew some tiny branches creeping over the 'roof' on this one too

and the second one

...which I did for a family member

I prefer the first one, what about you?

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day

~ Ros ~


Saturday, April 24, 2021

More Shakers and New Baby

 Hello... How are you?

I've a couple more shaker cards to share today... They use up some bits and pieces I have around not to mention some of the hundreds of sequins I have collected

The first one here has a stenciled background and hand painted roses in the shaker frame

I wasn't too enamoured by the roses but they look fine as a shaker background and they didn't go to waste

The second one is also a painting I did of a cocktail in a glass... it was based on a birthday card I got this year but my version really looks better as a shaker Lol!

The butterfly and the dragon fly were stamped and the acetate "party" sign was one of a few different ones that a blog friend sent me years ago.. I knew this last one would find a home somewhere

The only thing with photographing acetate is that the camera picks up little marks that are invisible to the eye - See the tiny black specks?

Finally.... Esmeralda and Eugene have a little daughter, Tilly

 I knew you would want to know and see how sweet she is

Of course her grandparents spoil her rotten and she's the apple of her Daddy's eye

Have a wonderful weekend my friends....

Till soon

~ Ros ~

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