Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Feel Better Soon

 I'm late posting today... Been for lunch with my GF's and really enjoyed it. 
For the first time in a long time I put on my sparkly summer wedges, but after an hour I reverted back to my flat sandals Lol!

I've sent three 'feel better soon' cards in as many days...  In my last post I shared a 50th wedding anniversary card for our friends - We were due to celebrate with them this weekend but unfortunately my friend Marge was rushed into hospital with gall bladder problems and is still there. They have never been apart for any length of time since they were 14 and I feel for them both. I made a quick card for her and hope at least it will cheer her a little


I sketched this first and then loosely painted it...
 
 
What I forgot to photograph was the envelope... I made one from DP and painted the same flower on it.
The weather forecast for this weekend is pretty horrid so it's just as well that the party is postponed as it was to be a garden party. 
Hopefully my friend will soon feel better and be able to enjoy a belated celebration.

I hope you are having a good week... Take care

Till soon

~ Ros

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Anniversary Bee

 Hello and thank you for stopping by...

Well, summer has gone and the rain continues. Last week it was sweltering, far too hot to sit out and now it's  too wet and cold to be out... I'm just glad I have so many hobbies to keep me happy.

In a weeks time friends of ours will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and they've organized a garden party, sadly the weather forecast is not good but at least the card I made is summery...


I'll do my best to explain this one... 
I fussy cut some tiny flowers and butterflies from a piece of DP and then painted my own flower (top left) with the little bee to match the tiny ones...With me?
I knew I wanted to add some sort of shaker element


... And I wanted it soft and pretty.  I made it as one item and added it to the card - It's easier that way. I stuck down some of the fussy cut flowers and gems with the '50' and then added a few more shaker bits.
I'm really happy with the end result even though it took some time to come together. The congrats is cut from vellum that has little bits of gold on and there's a little drawn and painted gold vellum flower too.


I went on the make another little tag shaker to send to someone who needs a little cheering up right now.


And if you think I've finished with those bees, you are mistaken, I have made a few bee cards this past week... I bought a new plant a few months ago, a variety of salvia


The bees just LOVE it and I love incorporating them in my drawings

Before I let you get back to your coffee, can I just say a huge thank you to the team at CAS Mix Up for my win this month... It's always an honour especially when there are so many beautiful entries.

Okay... 
Have a lovely day, take care and be safe

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ahoy!

Hello there.... I hope you are all doing well and not too hot?
It's pleasant here at the moment and we've had a little rain too.
 
Last week it was far too hot and I stayed indoors and created the two cards I'm sharing today. First up
Ahoy!
 

I couldn't think of anything more soothing than being on the cool water - This guy has the right idea


He's supposed to be fishing whilst his wife spends time at the beach but the rocking has sent him to sleep
No worries, she's keeping an eye on him


... And stayin' cool paddling in the water


I had fun doing these... If I can't be by the sea, I bring the sea to me and I'm sharing with 
who have a fun 'The Ocean is calling and I must go" challenge
 
 
DH is back from his travels and enjoyed catching up with his family in Devon - I'm still keeping up with my exercise classes (in spite of the heat) and I'm still sketching.

Thanks so much for your visit, stay well and have a lovely day
 
~ Ros ~


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Cheers!

 Hello there
It's cooled down a little over here and it's a lot more bearable but I'm still spending most of my time indoors. I've done a fair bit of sewing but the past couple of days I've pulled out my paints again. 
Today's card is for my friends over at Double D Challenges

 
I couldn't resist when I saw that board... Guess what caught my eye? Yep, those drinks
 
 
The drinks are digital images, printed onto vellum and fussy cut to add to the scene I painted - Care to join me?


I may not be having a holiday this year but I still have my imagination - I did resist putting a beach in the scene... One thing I am trying to do is to keep my scenes and painting CAS... I may have cracked it where cards are concerned but when it come to painting, it's knowing when to stop. The focus here are those inviting drinks and with the weather we've been having, what could be better.

I hope to share a few more cards with you soon... I've had a little burst of inspiration but who knows how long that will last.

I hope you are enjoying your day... Be safe

~ Ros ~


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Help! A/C Needed

Hello friends!
Oh my...  It is so hot and I'm melting. I know it s nowhere near the temperatures that some of you have experienced lately but we just are not used to it and we don't have A/C. I went to my exercise class on Monday and came out like I'd just stepped out of the shower!

Even those pesky pigeons are feeling it... This guy came for a shower in my garden water feature and I couldn't help but giggle



I do have a card to share, not that I've done much recently, but I needed a card to send to my friends son in the Netherlands who recently obtained his Masters
 

 I used a NBUS compass stencil which I got really cheap ages ago - So entering at Darnell's  
 
 
I thought it was suitable for a guy starting out on his journey. I only used a part of the stencil (it's big) and painted some leaves weaving through


DH is away for a few days visiting his brother so I am enjoying some 'me' time, no having to stop what I'm doing and cook a dinner and generally enjoying time with Mikey, though we are very alike and enjoy our solitude.

Thanks for your visit, have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~





Saturday, July 17, 2021

Paintings

 Good morning...
We are having a heat wave at the moment and my thoughts go out to all the people in Europe who have experienced devastating floods...I can't even begin to imagine the heartache.

Today I am sharing two very different creations...
This first one I did ages ago inspired by something I saw on Pinterest which I think was Cows parsley
You can see the original here


I did my own version and added a Rubon butterfly
 

What you can't see is the sparkle I added... Here's a tip for you
You know how you can tap on a paintbrush or a Posca pen to create splatters? Well if you have something like a Nuvo glue pen you can do the same and then sprinkle the glitter on, just a shame the photo doesn't show it

My next card is made from part of a painting I did and a couple of painted die cut pieces


The mouse, flower and mushroom I sketched and painted then fussy cut before adding the die cut bits


You know I am sitting here in my craft room with the doors wide open and looking out onto the little area I recently created and the birds are singing... It's my little piece of heaven


Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~


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