Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shake Those Tail Feathers!

Hello and Good morning! Can you believe it the last day of May?

Marina is hosting the challenge at City Crafter this week 

The challenge is to use Feathers

Here's what I came up with...

I made this for a girlfriend who loves birds and celebrates her birthday next week....The song kept on going around in my head...

So much so that I made another card for a male friend's birthday who loves the Blues Brothers and they did that song really well

I used the So Tweet set by Winnie & Walter, a music die from Memory Box, a sentiment from PTI plus a computer generated one... Some inks for blending and my copics

Our Guest designer this week is my lovely blog friend Greta!! I'm so happy to have her with us this week ... hop on over to CCCB to see what Greta and the team have instore for you 

I'm entering my cards in 2 challenges ...

Where the theme is "I can hear music"

Where the current challenge is Bugs and Critters ... Not sure if this includes birds though

 Ok, so now it's over to you ... Let's see your Feather creations...Have fun and take care

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Our Beautiful World... Cup

Hello... Happy Sunday

Mandy has chosen the prompt "Cup" for the photos today at 

It kinda had me scratching my head for a while ... I'd already shared photos of Stella visit when we were out having coffee so I was looking for something else significant and here it is

A silver cup, a little battered and tarnished ...It's my son's Christening cup, given to him 33 years ago... See the little kitty on there? Who knew at 3 months old he was going to become such a huge animal lover ... in particular a cat lover

And something slightly older ... in fact a lot older but still treasured

This coffee set with it's little cups and gilt edges was a wedding present given to my parents in July 1943 
A couple of the cups are gone and one is chipped but what remains still sits in my glass cabinet as pretty as ever

Go see what the team is sharing today on the blog and link up with us at 

Have a wonderful Sunday

~ Ros ~

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Kirsty

Good Morning!

Today my lovely friend Kirsty and creator of City Crafter Challenge Blog celebrates her birthday!
Kirsty is travelling at the moment and in just over a week's time she and I will finally get to meet in person in the city of London!

Today I am sharing a card I've made especially for Kirsty ... 

 Happy Birthday lovely lady!

I hope you have the most beautiful day with your daughters...

 I'm so looking forward to seeing you and giving you a real hug!
There is a post up on the City Crafter Blog and on each of the DT blogs too so please check them out and leave some love for Kirsty either on the City Crafter Blog or on her own Blog

Till soon

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

City Crafter 313

Hello and good morning!

The lovely Stella is hosting our challenge this week at 

With a Black and White, plus touches of Gold Challenge

 Here's what I came up with

It's not my favourite card... But I like the embossed sentiment Lol!

Our Guest Designer this week is Shawna (The Grand Stampede) An extremely talented lady with a blog that's well worth a visit ...Trust me!

Hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what Shawna and the rest of the team have created this week and we'd love it if you linked up your Black, White and touches of Gold creations with us.
 Have a wonderful day!

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Happy

Hello again

It's time for a new prompt at

This week I chose the prompt " My Happy"

This photos says it all... 2 sunbeds just waiting to be occupied on a beach next to swaying palm tree ... Ah yes... My Happy...Hubby and I relaxing

Over the years I had German Shepherds which I adored .. My happy then were the trips we went on with our dogs 

I've a lot of things to call 'My Happy', family, friends and waking up each day ...
 Every Christmas dinner I get to have with my son is My Happy

My little buddy who never leaves my side is My Happy -

And you know what really makes me happy is seeing him like because when we first took him in when he looked so sad, thin and with infected eyes too

I guess I'm his happy

Go see what me friends are sharing this week up on the blog and have a lovely sunday

~ Ros ~


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ink Blending Card

Hello there!
It's very wet here today... Even so, the trees from my window are gorgeous! I just love the fresh green leaves of Spring

Next week my brother celebrates his birthday and today I'm sharing the card I've made for him

I love these colours together ... For the top half of the card I blended distress inks, Mermaid Lagoon and Evergreen Bough and for the lower part I used Memento's Canteloupe. These colours are perfect for beach scenes too and you'll probably see me doing more cards with these colours to have on hand

The words and the airplane were all done on my Cameo
I cut the clouds from a Memory Box die first in white cardstock and then in white vellum and put one on top of the other...

Pretty quick and simple... I hope he likes it

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ... Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday Club Projects

Hello there ...

I've been busy preparing projects for my class tonight at Thursday Club... I'm always asked where I get my ideas from and the answer is often Pinterest! You guys are great for sharing... As you know the group are mentally and physically challenged so things have to be kept simple but they are adults, so I try to give them something not too childlike ... 
When my lovely blog friend Stella came to visit last month she prepared projects for them and took the class ... It was such fun and they instantly fell in love with her! They were so excited that a visitor from Holland was coming and it was a fabulous evening ... Here she is with one of my favourite guys from the group - Peter

I know she won't mind me sharing
This week I found a card on Pinterest that I knew they would like so all credit to Nadine... I hope it's ok that I use her idea and I teamed the card with a trinket box

Here's my version of the card

I had to cut 60 pairs of flip flops and stick on all those white straps because my group wouldn't have been able to manage that... Phew! It took ages
The sentiment is done on my computer as is the card base and I tore up real sandpaper for the sand and aren't those tiny shells cute!

I printed and cut papers for them to cover their boxes

Cut some edging and made 20 net 'bows' and glued pearls in all the shells

I always give them lots of gems so that they can decorate them even more to their own design ...  One of the difficult things is making something that they can not only easily put together but adhere easily ... I can't give them a glue gun or liquid glue...Heck it would be everywhere! I remember many years ago giving them glitter ... NEVER again! One of our men went home covered from head to toe! 

Right now I'm working on 'easy to assemble' hanging mobiles for them for another week...

I hope you have a fun day - Thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

City Crafter 312

Good morning friends

It's my turn to host the challenge this week at 

The challenge is Pretty Pink 'n ' Pastels

Create a project in Pastel Colours and include Pink somewhere

I often find it hard to set challenges and then when I do and come to make my project ... inspiration suddenly ups and leaves...
I finally managed to get my card done in the end

I had a Cameo cut out sitting on my desk and decided to use it as a stencil for some ink blending and as the little bird stamp set had just arrived, it went from there...

I used distress inks to paint the bird and added some glossy accents on his eyes - the leaves were die cut and I used a white gel pen to add a little interest both to the leaves and the bird

Our Guest Designer this week is the lovely Maria Patrick winner of week 305 ...  
Please hop on over to the City Crafter blog to check out the creations from both Maria and the rest of our team ... We hope you'll be inspired to play along with us

Have a wonderful day! 

~ Ros ~

Sunday, May 15, 2016

By The Sea

Good morning!

The  prompt this week at

Is "By The Sea" picked for us by Kirsty

Well, some of you may know that I recently took a break in Majorca ... Hoping to catch some sun and dip my toes in the sea....It looked beautiful on the first day as the little boat arrived to take passengers out

Just look at that glorious sea...

We decided to book a trip on the boat a few days later but unfortunately that day the weather was not so kind

It was cold, windy and wet... The sea was rough, so we weren't even sure that the boat would come.
Look at that sky - the sea certainly didn't look so inviting

 Yachts weren't going anywhere either...

Even some of the ships wore waterproofs  Lol!

But we made the most of it and at the end of the day we were treated to a beautiful rainbow right over the sea

 Head on over to the blog to see what my friend are sharing this week

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Friday, May 13, 2016

So Tweet


Have you seen the new So Tweet stamp set from Winnie & Walter? It's fabulous and you get so many stamps for your money ... Which is always a good thing!
Actually it was seeing my friend Keren's card Here that made me buy that set ...Keren is a brilliant designer and I have her to thank for spending my money Lol!

Anyway, my husband forgot his friend's birthday and as I didn't have a card on hand that was suitable for a guy... I was only too happy to make one using a bird from the W & W set... 

His friend is struggling with some major health issues and never complains so I wanted to make something to make him smile... I think this will

My hubby wear spectacles and I thought it would be fun to put some on the birdie too... though this guy has a lot more coverage on the top of his head than my hubby Lol!

The branch is a die from Memory Box and like the bird it is coloured with Copics, the balloon (cut from vellum and coloured with a copic) and the sentiment are from the Wplus9 Unforgettable set and the BG was sponged and splattered.

Wishing you a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Blooming Marvellous


Nothing crafty to share today but I have some photos to show what a difference a week can make in the garden
The UK has had some good weather with a few rainy days thrown in and when I came home from my holiday I was delighted to see how full the garden had become...

Tulips from Stella... they were just buds a week ago

Lilacs in abundance this year and I am so thrilled as we didn't have a single one last year

The winter pansies are still going...

We even have potatoes coming up

Forget me Nots....

I lost my lovely nephew 11 years ago and they always bloom on his anniversary

Yellow poppies are dotted around ... blooming where they choose

The shrubs are laden with buds and the blossom is out

This has to be my favourite time of year when everything is new and fresh... The trees are the most beautiful shade of green and long forgotten flowers are bursting into life again

Thank you for letting me share

~ Ros ~