Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

Hello ...
Are you all ready for Easter?

I just had to make a little something for a sweet little girl who lives next door ...

I used a template from Adela which you can find Here ... to make a little bag ... It's one I've had for a long time ... long before I had a cutting machine but it's simple enough to cut by hand

I printed my card stock first with a lovely free digital paper by the talented Astrid Here and just added some lace, ribbon, butterfly and a tag ...

The handle is craft wire covered with yellow paper raffia ... of course the little bag is full of chocolates ... I actually heard them say on the radio yesterday that people who eat chocolate regularly ... live longer than those who don't! They were praising the properties of chocolate ... sounds good to me!

I also wanted to thank you all for your lovely comments ... and for sharing your stories about your own children giving up their dummies, pacifiers etc., they made me smile!

Have a blessed Easter 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Bunny

It's nearly time for the Easter bunny to come and visit ... It reminds me that when my son was very little he loved his dummy - I think the American term is pacifier ... Anyway he had a whole bunch of them but decided he would leave them out for the Easter bunny and in return he would get Easter Eggs ... All went well until Easter night when he screamed for his dummies back ... I can remember hunting everywhere in the early hours trying to find one Lol!

Well this weeks' challenge at Papercraft Star is Easter ... We want to see your Easter projects
I had fun making this card ...

Pretty paper from Pink Petticoat and letter stickers by K & co which I've had for years!
This is the other half of the egg I used on my tag yesterday

Painted, glittered and adorned with flowers ... 
Want to see the inside?

There's the Easter bunny!

I hope you are going to share your Easter projects with us at Papercraft Star ... don't forget to check out the lovely projects from the rest of our team ... 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges 

Marks Finest Papers FOSTV Challenge ... Easter Card/ Bunny
Created with Love Challenge ... Easter - All things that Glitter (my egg)
Three Scrappy Gals ... Springtastic projects

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by

~ Ros~

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Washi Tag


It's Tuesday already which means another challenge begins at City Crafter Challenge Blog where our lovely Kirsty is hosting for us ....

As you can tell from the title of my post and our pretty inspiration photo ... the challenge is to use Washi tape and your project Must be a Tag

With Easter only 6 days away ... I made a little Easter tag

I used 2 different tapes on this ... can you see my Washi tape covered egg?

I had a little one of those little polystyrene eggs and I cut it in half then painted green it so that the Tim Holtz  tape takes on a green hue ...

The pretty turquoise check on the right is also Washi tape 

Of course your tag doesn't have to be an Easter tag ... as long as we can see your Washi tape you're in with a chance to win a Guest Design spot here with us at CCCB.

If you're looking for more inspiration ... hop over to the blog and take a look at the projects from the rest of our team ...
Every week we are just blown away with the beautiful creations you come up with ... makes picking winners so very hard ... Thanks so much for your support.

Have a beautiful day - I'll be back tomorrow with another Easter themed project 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Getting Messy

How's your weekend been?
We've had snow and it's very cold but we braved the weather last night and went off to the golf club where they were doing an 
A La Carte evening ... 
It was delicious and I was so full!
You should have seen the sweet trolly! Even though I was full I just had to have something ... a delicious cream meringue with strawberries ... but I did pass on the cheese and biscuits ...

Thursday evening with my group was such fun ... they all loved making their cards and Easter bags and I was so tired when I got home but one happy bunny!

So today I have been getting messy ... After seeing a tutorial Here I thought I'd try my hand at mixed media ... Ok ... please be kind ... this is my first attempt at one of these and I have debated about sharing ... here goes

I know it's far from perfect but hey I had fun

I used just about everything I could find ... and maybe I went too far ... Is it too busy?

The next one will be better ... I hope!

Have a lovely day/evening

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Preparations

Easter is less than 2 weeks away ...
 I remember as a little girl getting a new pretty cotton dress and new sandals for Easter
As I remember it ... Easter Sunday was always sunny ... warm enough to walk to church in a cotton dress and crisp white ankle socks 
Maybe it's because Easter is early this year ... but it sure is cold here still!

Tonight at Thursday Club my group are looking forward to making Easter cards ... Being as they are all either physically or mentally challenged (or both) ... I always need to come up with something that looks not too babyish (they are all 18 - 60+) but that they can just assemble ... It can take a few days I can tell you!

So we are going to make popup cards something like this...

All the cards and inserts are cut ready to assemble ... the embellishments done .. some bought some printed and cut and of course lots of bows hand tied ...

And what is Easter without an Easter bag?

... and more embellishments - I think I could tie bows in my sleep!

And I couldn't forget these guys ...

... But what good would a bag be without treats to put in?

Yes the important ingredients!
I have catered for just over 20 ... but I always carry extras just in case ... 

See you when I've recovered ...

Keep safe

~ Ros ~

Sweet little Birds

Good morning!

Our challenge at Papercraft Star this week is Birds

We just want to see a bird or birds on your project ... 

It may still be like Winter here but the birds are more than hopeful that Spring is just around the corner ... As dawn breaks they are in full song and busy throughout the day ... The Magpies are already building nests in the trees beyond my garden ... not that they are my favourite birds ... 

So, on to my card ... which I made for my Aunt's 86th birthday last week

I love that K&Co image ... so Spring like

... and glittery

The ladies at Papercraft Star are really looking forward to seeing your creations so please come and join us 
Here's a link to the Blog so you can check out the rest of the DT projects and please be sure to read the rules 

I'm busy with the Easter projects for my sweet group so I'll catch up with you soon

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Woodgrain Challenge

Hi there ...
I hope your week is off to a good start 

Today at City Crafter we have a new challenge for you with the talented and lovely Charlene as our hostess ... 
Char has come up with a great challenge of Using Woodgrain on our projects

Woodgrain is so popular and I've seen some lovely examples in Blogland
Here's mine

I've used 2 different papers from my supplies ... and another lovely transparency by K&Co

Can you see the sparkle on those beautiful flowers?

We have the lovely Wendy guesting for us again this week ... she's doing a terrific job and we love having her ... and this weeks' winner will also have a GD spot with us

Please take a look at the creations from the rest of our lovely DT Here and hopefully you will be inspired to play along with us ... 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow

Thank you for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Happy Saturday!
Don't the days just go so fast? 
When I had to go out to work the days dragged and the weekends flew... bet it's still the same for lots of you ...

I have a more masculine card to share ... No pink in sight!

This chronology stamp came free with the Do Crafts Creativity magazine and I paired it with the Time stamps from PTI ... 
I embossed the stamp with two colours ... black and copper ... not sure if you can see this

To get this effect I stamped the image in Versamark and tore a scrap of paper to mask off part of the image and poured black embossing powder on ... shook it off and then poured copper powder on ... then just heat set ... it gives a really nice effect

All the papers are from my scraps ... there's some MME paper from the Little Black Dress range in there

I hope you enjoy your weekend ... Thanks for stopping by today 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More Pink ....

Hello ...
How are you? 
It's nearly the end of another week ... how quickly the days fly by 
Yesterday I was out to lunch with my GF's ... another birthday celebration!
I needed to find a box for her gift and then decorate it ... That led onto a card and well, here we go ... using pink again can you believe it?

That pretty paper is from the En Francais range by Prima available at Here for all my UK friends
and I used some new Washi tape ... the pink striped one bought Here

The stamps are by PTI, that sweet butterfly border is a Memory box die and the flower is from Here

I always save boxes ... they are fun to recycle and decorate when a birthday comes around
The tiny butterflies are the remains from the border die

It's bitterly cold here again ... I could really do with some warmth ... I dread the heating bill when it comes in!

Have yourselves a lovely day and thank you for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Using Green ....

Are you ready for another fun challenge at Papercraft Star?
This week the challenge is 

Of course with St Patricks day approaching it is a perfectly apt challenge don't you think ...
I didn't go with the St Patricks theme though ... I was too anxious to use my 'Time' stamp set from PTI and this is the result

It's a really simple card ... once again using some scrap paper and just stamping straight on to it 

... and I love that sentiment ... It is so true ... especially where loved ones are concerned ... 

I love the colour green ... some say "green for grief" I was also told once that God created so much green on this earth because it's restful ... 
So are you going to go green with us this week?

On a rather sad note ... this week we will be saying goodbye to my friend and colleague at Papercraft Star, Sylvia ... She will be a hard act to follow with her talent ... 
Sylvia I wish you every happiness and look forward to seeing more of your creations in the near future

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Love Paris ...

Good morning ...
My, it's cold here ... Spring seems to dip her toes in and then run off again!  But for the daffodils and primroses I could be forgiven for thinking that Spring was even on the horizon ...
At least I can create my own Spring with paper and card ... 

I am hosting the new challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week and I am challenging you to come up with a card or project 
"Inspired by a Song"and tell us what your song is 
If you are like me a song often pops into your head when creating ... you know like "Tie a yellow ribbon" when using yellow ribbon ... Lionel Richie's "Hello" when using my PTI die ... and so on ... Well it's easy to guess what I was humming when I made this ...

I Love Paris (in the Springtime)

Note I actually used blue card stock instead of my usual white (Gasp!)
The background paper is a digital I've had for the longest time and I added the words "I Love" to the text that is already on the paper

Flowers and butterflies in cheerful Spring colours ...

I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with ... and our winner will get a Guest Design spot here with us at City Crafter ... Just link up your creation and don't forget to tell us what song inspired you ...

I'm off to see what the rest of the lovely team has created this week ...

Have a beautiful day 

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 11, 2013

Using the Negative

How are you?

I have a fun little card for the JUGS challenge which is to use a negative die cut

Moxie Fab World also has a challenge to use a negative die cut and I already entered This card but couldn't resist doing another ... more fun card

... using the lovely PTI 'hello' die 
I cut out the 'U' and the question mark using my cameo and computer generated the text somehow managing to line it up ... I backed the kraft coloured card with a piece of black paper and a small scrap of grey Core'dinations paper

The little mouse which I coloured with Promarkers is part of a digital by Tiffany Doodles ... this is the limit of my colouring skills I'm afraid ... (Keren take note)
Her little tail is just a piece of thin paper which I curled

I just think she's cute!

So how was your weekend? I had a lovely Mother's Day ... Mikey gave me these flowers

... and this sweet little card

... and do you remember my Valentine's flowers? Well I have to show you a photo taken today ... almost 4 weeks later 

Still perfect! A testament to my green fingers? No ... more a testament to how very cold it is in my conservatory!

Before I go I want to just say a Happy Birthday to my beautiful Aunt ... 86 today!
Love you!

I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge at CCCB ... 
Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~