Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Has Sprung ....

... Well at City Crafter it has ... It's still quite cold here 

Our lovely hostess this week is Charlene who has provided us with this lovely photo

... and is asking that we make a project using the colours in the picture
Pink, Blue, Green and Brown

I have to say my card only has a teeny little brown flower but nevertheless it's there

My best friend celebrated her birthday yesterday and this card was for her
The papers are by Papermania and the banner was made from 
'left overs' from a previous card

You can see that the paper has a lovely texture ... it looks like fabric

And I got all the colours in with the little posy and twine

We are so lucky to have Bligu designing with us again this week as she also won challenge week 151 
Please stop by the blog to see her beautiful creation and that of our other designers ... 

We're all looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week ... and once again the winner will have a Guest spot with us at CCCB ... 
Have fun!

Thank you for stopping by - keep safe

~ Ros ~

Saturday, April 27, 2013

50th Birthdays

Hello ...
Happy Saturday! 

We've been invited to a friends 50th Birthday party tonight ... I showed you the card I made here and yesterday we got another invite ... also to a 50th Birthday party ... but this time for a male friend ...
Fortunately for me I just received the lovely MME Be Amazing paper pad which is just lovely and inspired me to make a card for our male friend ...

Just a little piece of one of those papers ... the lovely hexagon pattern which I cut into a shape - then added some stripped Washi tape and some twine....

The '50' and the stars were cut on the Cameo and the 'Wish Big' stamp is by PTI stamped in Teal Zeal Momento ink by Tsukineko and the 'Enjoy' stamp is by Waltzingmouse

Seems like my mojo is slowly returning ... I even managed to make 2 DT projects yesterday and I did a canvas project for my club last Thursday ... something quite simple for them to assemble 

On the news front ... well my sweet Aunt is going to have a hip replacement on Wednesday! Yep, just like that!
Whilst we were away ... DH's cousin had a fall and broke her hip so is also in hospital right now.... Which is a blessing in disguise in lots of ways ... She is more than 10 years younger than my aunt and the total opposite - She is very hard work and not capable of taking care of herself, her home or her finances. We are the only ones who look out for her and anyone who has had to deal with Social Services and stubborn relatives will know just how hard it is and how much stress it can be. Thankfully she is in a safe place ... being looked after and is doing very well ... 
The next few weeks are going to be hectic family wise - I'm praying that my Aunt will be fine and praying that my brother and SIl have a happy outcome where Sophia is concerned ... I can't be all places at one time ... God willing I can jiggle things so that I can support them all ... 
But first ... a Party to get ready for ...

Have a beautiful weekend ...

till soon

~ Ros~

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge

Hello ... 
It's a good job I got a few of my DT projects done before I went away ... I am really struggling with coming up with something for the club this week ... my creativity seems to have left me (sigh)...

At Papercraft Star today we have a photo inspiration challenge and I had no problem when I saw this lovely photo

I was smitten with the colours, the soft coloured flowers and of course the beautiful script cushion 
This is my interpretation

I love working with neutrals and my DP is a paper from Melissa Frances
I stamped some script onto a similar coloured piece of card and distressed the edges

... added some Broderie Anglaise trim and a sparkly button and made a little posy of roses to add to my ribbon and twine

I really love seeing how people interpret photos in different way ... 
At Papercraft Star we are  looking forward to seeing your interpretation so please come and join us this week ... Don't forget to visit the blog and check out the lovely projects from the rest of our designers ...

Thanks so much for visiting me today

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Good morning!

Having waded through a mountain of laundry ... restocked the fridge and replenished the cat food supplies ... I am ready for another holiday Lol!

Today I am hosting the challenge at City Crafter and I have given you a sort of double challenge

Someone once reminded me when I was going through some tough times that  "Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining"... Now I always try to look for that silver lining and this card has been in my head for a long time

So I am asking that you use the colours shown 

And include a Cloud or Clouds on your project ...

I have no doubt that you can once again Wow us with your beautiful creations ...

Here's my card ... the silver lining is that beautiful flowers grow from the rainstorms

I cut clouds using the PTI cloud die in both silver card, DP and card covered in blue striped Washi tape

The sentiment is computer generated and the stitching is done with silver thread too ... The pink stripe is also Washi tape

The raindrops are made using Glossy Accents and the pretty 'pink' dandelions are a digital stamp from Hero Arts ... I altered the colour in photoshop

I'm sending this to someone I know has been going through a tough time too ...

We have Bligu Guest Designing for us this week ... She is such a talented lady and won our challenge in week 149 ... Please take a minute to visit her blog ... you will love her creations

Don't forget to visit CCCB to see what the other designers have come up with and this week we are offering a GD spot to the winner too ...

I'll be back tomorrow ...

Take care

~ Ros ~

Monday, April 22, 2013

Starlight Express

Hi there!

I'm back in the UK ... I arrived late last night and I am up to my eyes in laundry!
I need to get the housework out of the way so that I can concentrate on catching up with craft work ... It's my turn to come up with a project at Thursday club too this week and I have a few DT projects to get done ... Ah to be home!

So whilst I sip my coffee take a look at what was waiting for me 

My new Blog book ... I have 4 now and I still get excited when I see them

Some new stamps to play with ...

... and a surprise gift from my lovely friend Jan
Thank You Jan!

So all I need is my mojo back ...

I did make this card before I left though ... 
Starlight Express

The lovely image is from The Graphics Fairy and I framed it with the negative of a die I used Here

Together with some scrap papers, memory box dies and PTI dies

I shadowed the 'Birthday' die again which gives it a raised texture

I'm linking this to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Ok ... I have to get on ... Thanks so much for stopping by - I'll be back tomorrow - I'm hosting the new challenge at City Crafter this week ...

Till then have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Friday, April 19, 2013

Birdie Birthday

Good morning!

Here in Majorca it's just after 8.20am .. and the sun is hiding this morning ... it was quite chilly on the balcony ... hopefully it will warm up soon. 
I'm just getting re-aquainted with having some heat on me and it feels good...

I have a card to share which I made last week ... It's a birthday card for a friend

I used the 'birthday' die from PTI together with another of those pretty K&Co images

The papers are from my scraps and the flowers are from my supplies ... the leaves I punched and coloured with distress ink

Ok the sun has now put in an appearance and visiting Palma is on my list today ... 
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing

Thanks for visiting me today...

Till soon

~Ros ~

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


If you are looking for my Papercraft Star post ... please scroll down ...
I'm just taking a break from sunning myself to let you know that the winners have been picked at City Crafter for the birthday celebrations

My DH kindly pulled out the winner on my blog ...
Many congratulations ... Please email me with your address details and I will get your gift off to you next week when I am home.

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

It's "Time" for Papercraft Star

Hello from Majorca ... (wish you were here lol)!
Time goes really fast when you are enjoying yourself - my week here will be over before I know it

Isn't this just a fabulous inspiration photo - picked for us by Jan for this weeks' challenge at
Papercraft Star - Clock or Watch

Fortunately for me ... I recently bought the PTI "Hands of Time" stamp set together with the co - orinating dies - I also had a special birthday card to make for a friend who celebrates her 50th next week
WARNING ... there are lots of photos

My card sits in a pocket/box which I just cut by hand ... this will also store a gift card

The papers are Papermania ... Vintage Notes collection - you maybe able to spot the stamping on the pink paper which is done with Versamark and covered with perfect pearls ... it is quite shimmery ... I  used a Sizzix die to cut the scalloped circle that the clock face sit on

The clock hands are cut from silver Mirri card and the numbers were done on my Cameo and cut from vinyl

Some silver embossing, liquid pearls, pearl brad, pearl flourish, tulle and flowers with a sweet charm and some computer generated text complete my card

And a little look at the box ...

The dots were from the off cuts of the clock face die and I hand cut some triangles to make a banner

I'm looking forward to seeing the creations from the rest of the Designers ... and the team is looking forward to seeing your creations so please come and join us this week ...

Enjoy your day ... Thanks so much for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bon Voyage City Crafter

Hi there ...
My post this morning is scheduled ... hopefully I will be enjoying some sunshine when you are reading this ...

Today starts a new challenge at City Crafter ... And this week our challenge is dedicated to sweet Linda Robinson who bid her farewells to us last week to embark on a new venture in her life 

(Hopefully in something a little bigger than this lol)!

We wish her Bon Voyage and ask that this week you too make a 
Bon Voyage card or project

This card and pocket will be winging it's way across the Atlantic Ocean to Linda

I've tried to incorporate some of the things relevant to Linda and her road trip

I know she loves the ocean and the birds too

...  her camera is always to hand ... she's a wonderful photographer

who enjoys a cup of coffee to start her day

Lots of stickers, papers, Washi tape and bits and pieces pulled from my stash ...

This week our Guest designer is The talented Yvonne Yam who has some fantastic ideas on her blog
 And we have a generous sponsor too this week
Who are giving away a $50 gift certificate ... but please note this is only applicable to US addressees

So... I really hope you will join in our challenge ... every week we are amazed at your talent ... Picking winners is the hardest part of being a DT member .... Don't forget to visit the Blog and check out the creations from the rest of the team and keep checking back for the winners from our Birthday celebration ...

Thanks so much for stopping by ...

Keep safe

~ Ros 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Signs of Spring and Watercolour

Signs of Spring in my garden

I know I know! ... I should be doing something useful ... like packing my case ... drawing up a holiday check list ... But I want to play ... 
I was looking for something ... my crackle paint actually ... which seems to have 'mysteriously' disappeared ... I have my suspicions - after finding a bunch of my acrylics stashed in 'someone's' paint cupboard! 
I didn't find what I was looking for ... but I did find a box of watercolour pencils ...
I can't even remember buying them - and they've never been used

Equally I am ashamed to say that I have never inked up a beautiful stamp set sent to me by Jacqueline (oh I love her work)

So ...... I thought I'd give this new (to me) technique that's all over blogland at the moment ... Ok, not perfect ... but hey! I've never done this before ... and it was such fun

Watercoloured flowers 
The stamp is by Hero Arts and I embossed it first in white embossing powder
... that little bird and cage were hiding in my bits box 

The other stamps are from Inkylicious and the paper is a digital from Digital House Design by Agnes Biro (No longer available)

Right, I'm off to do something useful ...

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Aqua Birthday Card

Hello ... 
As I'm away next week I am trying to keep on top of upcoming DT projects, leaving comments and making cards for friends birthdays ...
I think I've got it all covered ... Just some post to schedule ... 

Here's a birthday card for one of my friends using the sweet simple sketch from 

I'm also entering this into the challenge at 
Because I think this sentiment is really lovely

It's from PTI as is the paper and the die that I used to cute that little note

The aqua check is Washi tape from Here and the embossed CS is from my scraps 
I also used a few Rubons and some trims from my supplies

My DH has had a touch of 'man flu' ... you all know what that means ... I am desperately trying not to catch any bugs ... I just know he will be fine come the day we leave ... please God I am too!

Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving me your sweet comments ...
Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~