Tuesday, March 29, 2016

City Crafter 305

Hello and Good Morning friends

It's time for a new challenge at

This week Marina is hosting with the theme Whitewash

 The challenge is to add something white to your project other than paper or card

I went for white paint splats, vellum and twine and a little white glitter too
I started with a sponged BG and then stamped and embossed that pretty rose onto vellum, coloured it and cut it out before attaching it to another piece of vellum

I added a sugary coating of glitter to the petals to make it sparkle

 Our Guest Designer this week is Cammy of Pink Room Therapy... Check out her lovely creations by clicking the link 

We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week ... The team have more inspiration for you up on the City Crafter Blog ... hop on over and take a look

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 28, 2016

Stencilling - AAA Cards

Good morning...
I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend

Lucky for me that I made a few cards using the Die Cut Stencilling technique... 
AAA Cards has a challenge featuring stencils this week

Though it's not a traditional stencil, I hope my card fits the bill

I cut a wreath out on my Cameo and used non permanent adhesive to hold it to my card whilst I blended some distress inks over it

I love these colours together ... Evergreen Bough and Wilted Violet. The sentiment (Clearly Besotted) was stamped and embossed onto a piece of black CS and a few sequins added to finish it off

It's Bank Holiday here in the UK and my DH isn't golfing, the weather is still not great but it's a good excuse to take a drive and maybe have a pub lunch

Enjoy your day my friends

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Happy Easter everyone!
Wishing you all the blessings of this celebration....

As it is Sunday, there's a new word prompt at

The prompt is Part ... chosen by Wen

This is Part of the weeping window display (marking the outbreak of war) here in Liverpool last year 
If you are interested, you can read about it Here

Part of a rainbow in Part of my road ...

A tiled floor in Lisbon showing Parts of the world

Part of a huge frozen waterfall in Norway

And finally Part of the British sense of humour!

Have a beautiful day... Go easy on the cholcolate!


~ Ros ~

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Card Concept

It's been a beautiful Spring day here and everywhere the daffodils are in full bloom

I'm just popping in with a card I made for The Card Concept Challenge (Clean and layered category)

I just love this photo!  Going on the colours and the Spring theme here's my card

I cut a circle frame and sponged through a stencil in 2 shades of pink ink before overlaying with a Cameo cut spring wreath

The little bunny was also cut on my Cameo and then sponged with ink

I hope your having a lovely day

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello Spring

Good morning...

Well, it doesn't look a bit like Spring here... It's very dull and overcast, nevertheless I have a Spring card to share with you this morning - I was so taken by the Die Stenciling creations done by the talented Yana Smakula up on the SimonSays Blog this week  that I got out my inks and made a few cards

I actually used my Cameo to cut these shapes together with some masking paper but I did also try using just plain CS and temporary spray adhesive and it worked just as well

I used both distress inks and dye inks and given that this is a very inexpensive CS I'm pleased with the result...

I also inked up some scrap pieces to cut out the tiny butterflies
I could spend hours making these cards, I really love this technique and it's pretty foolproof - Give it a go....

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

City Crafter 304

Hello and Good morning ... I hope your week is off to a good start

Today my sweet friend Stella is hosting the challenge at City Crafter with the theme
On Cloud Nine 

Stella is actually coming to stay with me in a few weeks time and we'll both be on cloud nine!
So the challenge is to create a project that features a cloud or clouds 
This is what I came up with
I've used a new die "Home" by Sweet Pea Designs on my card and Memory Box cloud dies - The word 'New' was cut on my Cameo
As you can see I cut the clouds twice - I thought it would be fun to give them a little definition
I also die cut 'Home' a few times and layered it up, then cut just the house part again using up some scraps of paper to make the little house stand out
I'm thrilled to say that our Guest Designer this week is Marie of Baileyrosy.com
Marie was our winner from week 297 and although she lives in Greece, this talented lady hails from right here in my home town of Liverpool! Please hop on over and say Hi and check out her beautiful creations...
Don't forget to go visit the City Crafter Blog to see what the rest of the team are sharing this week and link up your Cloud creations with us for a chance to be our next Guest Designer
Have a lovely day and take care
~ Ros ~


Sunday, March 20, 2016


Good Morning...I hope you are enjoying your day

The word prompt this week at 
is 'Hide'

It took me awhile to find some photos for this but here we go

Do you see the bee hiding under the leaves? I took this photo on a hot day last summer ... the bee had been gorging on the pollen and seem to fall asleep whilst doing so - either that or he was drunk!

 He was in there for hours - literally and then stagger out to crawl under the leaves Lol!

This little sparrow I caught hiding from the rain inside a palm tree....

And this squirrel was about to hide a nut in one of our plant pots! It drives my husband mad when he comes out to find the plants turfed every day 

It took us a while to find out who the culprit was haha!

Finally I had to share one of Gipsy hiding under a chair

She loves lying on paper bags and spends hours hiding from Ginger cat under that chair 

Hop on over to the Blog to see what everyone else is sharing this week ...

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Friday, March 18, 2016

You're What?

Hello there!
Are you happy that the weekend is almost here? I am...It's been one of those weeks.

Admittedly the start of my week was a little upsetting for DH and I due to his daughter but then it turned into a busy and lovely week catching up with other family members and many of my friends.
It's like someone was watching over me and decided I needed to be reminded that I am loved and EVERYONE got in touch!

I lunched with one of my dearest friends on Wednesday - A few weeks prior she called to tell me that she was marrying her long time partner - I never saw that coming and I'm so happy for them!
Of course I had to make a card but an engagement card just didn't seem right so here's what I made

This is the inside  

I computer generated the sentiments and paired up some DP with a digital image

Polka dot Bella from Sassy Cheryl's   - Isn't she adorable! I love the look of surprise in her face

I seem to be obsessed with that little Memory Box mushroom but it just went so well here don't you think?
My sweet friend was so thrilled with her card that she commissioned me to make her Save the date cards and her wedding invitations!

To round of this week I am seeing yet another dear friend today but before I go I'd like to thank 
for picking my card as Chic of The Week! I'm honoured! What a lovely week it turned out to be

Enjoy your day and take care

~ Ros ~


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easter Card


Team Darlene is hosting the challenge over at Double D Challenge today and the challenge is Easter so I am adding my little card to the mix 

Another digital image coloured with copics

My card base is also done digitally using papers from Pink Petticoat which sadly is no longer open - I'm glad I got these papers when I could

Darlene's team have created lovely projects for this challenge ... Hop on over to the Blog and take  look ... It would be lovely if you linked up your Easter projects too.

I'm off to lunch again today with a very dear friend and I'm so looking forward to it

Have a great day

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

City Crafter 303

Hello and good morning friends
It's my turn to host the challenge at City Crafter this week
The theme is Going Green 

Spring is just around the corner and we want to see your projects using Green as your main colour

I love green... it's such a peaceful colour. Someone once told me that was the reason God created so much green on the earth...

My card is a whimsical scene featuring the little toadstools from the "Gnome for Christmas' set by Memory Box, cameo cut leaves and birds from memory box
I used copics to colour everything

My favourite sentiment stamps by MFT have been embossed and a few clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh just finish of the card 

Our Guest Designer at CCCB this week is Veerle
 Please click the link to go visit her lovely blog and take a look at the creations by the rest of our team at the
 City Crafter Blog I hope you can join us this week

I would also like to enter my card at Try it on Tuesday where the theme is Nature

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 14, 2016

1st Birthday

Hello everyone...
It's a beautiful Spring day here in Liverpool - Seeing the sun makes everyone feel happier and even the cats have ventured out today Lol!

This week my husband's other Grandson celebrates his 1st Birthday and here's the card I made for him

The image is a digital image from Here ... However, there was a lot of pink so I altered it in Photoshop to make it more boyish - I prefer the blue and greens

I also cut a circle where the original drawn balloon was and made a shaker balloon - The numbers were cut on my Cameo and the sentiment was computer generated

I'm entering this card at Just Us Girls where the challenge this week is Shaker cards

 I've had a lovely lunch today with my GF's - one of whom is celebrating her birthday and it was fun to catch up...

I hope your day is a good one ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Good Morning!

I've picked the word prompt today at 

The prompt is Easter

It's only a few weeks away, quite early this year and a lovely time of year for so many reasons- A symbol of new beginnings even if you don't celebrate the religious side of Easter and it's Springtime

With daffodils and bunnies 

And of course Easter eggs and little chicks - These are for my Thursday group

They all symbolize new beginnings and I guess the friendships we've forged - I got this beautiful card the other day from my dear blog friend Greta

Isn't it pretty!

I was actually christened on Easter Sunday, a very long time ago lol!
This upcoming Easter Sunday my husband grandson is going to be christened but I'm not invited so I guess I'll stay home and eat chocolate...

We'd love you to share your Easter photos and stories with us at 
 this week ... hop on over to the blog and see what my friends are sharing 

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~