Saturday, August 18, 2018

Just us girls # 454


This is my 3rd week Guesting for 
and this week is Colour week
Lovely summer colours don't you think?
Here's what I came up with
There are so many ways to use these colours and I actually did another card which I'll share with you another time but this one just evolved with no plan in mind. It started with some ink blending in the 3 colours shown using 2 distress oxides Broken China and Fossilised Amber plus an ordinary distress ink Twisted Citron and then I die cut the sentiment and the balloon.

The little bear was coloured with Copics and I played about with triangle dies to come up with this design

We are so looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week... The team have created some wonderful cards to inspire you so pull out your inks, your paints, papers or whatever your preferred medium is and share with us at 

Have fun!

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Home(s)

Hello... How was your weekend?
We picked up hubby's new car on Friday and so far so good... We both love it and more importantly... No more trips to car dealerships!

I had to make 3 New Home cards last week... I usually only have to make maybe 1 a year of these type cards so I decided to keep them more or less pretty similar

Here's the first one... For a friend of my husband

The letters were cut on my Cameo and it was just easier to cut 3 lots and do some ink blending

This is the second one

Where the first card has a raised front, this one is flat as it's going across the pond to a blog friend 

And the third card

For my friend who lost her husband earlier this year and is making a new start with her two sons

 I've started to crochet again and made a few pairs of slippers. Funny, but after I lost my Aunt I just couldn't get into crocheting... It's something we started together and I had no mind for it but I'm settling into it now. I'll never be that great at it but it's just something to do in the evenings.

Ok... That's it for now - Enjoy your day

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Just Us Girls # 453

Hello and good morning!

Today sees the start of another new challenge at
Where I am lucky enough to be Guest designer for the month of August.

This week it's Trend week

It's a fun and simple technique which I urge you to try and here is a link to a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire for those of you who like me, perhaps had not heard of this idea.

Here's my card

Having stamped and embossed the flower and leaf images, I swiped them with a few distress inks...

...Spritz them with water and dried them with a heat gun before die cutting.
Of course you can just leave them to dry but I'm kind of impatient.

I love the results that you can get doing this and I hope you will give it a try. 
Do head on over to the blog to see what the team have created to inspire you this week and come and join us!

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Friday, August 10, 2018

Silly Hen

Hello there...

This past week I've sent a whole bunch of cards out... Birthdays, Anniversaries, New home etc., etc., 
Since my computer was upgraded I lost a lot of events on my calendar so I'm doing my best to remember everyone ... But somehow I forgot my half brother Bill's birthday Eeek!

That called for a quick card this morning

This hen's hanging her head in shame...

Inside I put...

I think he'll forgive me though...

We're off to collect hubby's new car soon so I'll wish you a lovely day from a dull and wet Liverpool

Till soon
~ Ros ~

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Perfect Together

Hello again...

I'm trying to streamline my hoard of craft goods and yesterday I came across a stamp (wine & chocolate) in my stash that I have never used. Before parting with it I decide to try and come up with a way to use it...

I suspect it would be better used inside a card but I added 'Like' to the front and inside I printed

It's a one layer card and I thought it may also fit the bill at  

I wish my kitties were perfect together, Ginger is so sweet natured and protective but Missy really doesn't appreciate him... Unless of course she is being threatened and then she calls on him for help!

It's just started to rain a little here and I've lots to do so I'll wish you a lovely day 

Till soon

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, August 07, 2018


Good morning!
I hope your week is going well... 
The heatwave seems to be over here now and cooler temperatures are making it much more comfortable.. 

Today's card is for CAS Watercolour Challenge... I was fortunate enough to win last months challenge with the watercolour splash technique and this month's challenge is Sunflower

We have a field just near our house and this year there are row upon row of sunflowers! They look so beautiful and in all the years I have lived here that field has never had a flower on it!

Unfortunately I only have one stamp that resembles a sunflower, it's actually a large daisy by Stampendous so use your imagination haha!

I first stamped and embossed the image using my own mix of gold and silver embossing powder
then pulled out my Zigs to loosely paint it with. 
Normally I reach for my Gansai Tambi paints or distress inks when painting and the poor Zigs have just been left on the shelf... Now I'm itching to use them again

I love the yellow/orange colour I got using the Zigs - It just looked like sunshine so I die cut the word 'sunshine' from the centre and inlaid a second white die cut into the space.

So that's my sunflower... sort of

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~
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