Sunday, October 30, 2016


Good morning everyone...

I'm popping in with my photos for this week's prompt at

Kirsty has chosen the word Orange for us and it's amazing when you look around just how many things can fit the prompt. Of course there are lots of pumpkins around at this time of year ... They're relatively new to the UK and I spotted these mini ones they call Munchkins at our local supermarket

These little things cost nearly a £1 each! But then considering there are many orange groves in Majorca, the fresh orange juice there is expensive too... Maybe the cost includes the sugar which I never use

 Their fruit and vegetables are amazing and I love the displays they make with them

 Lots of orange there! Even the human statues are orange

Here at home we still have orange coloured flowers blooming...

Which reminds me of the orange coloured visitors to the garden

Butterflies and ladybirds ... Right now there are lots of ladybirds around which is very strange for this time of year

And one other Orange visitor is a cat we call Foxy ... for obvious reasons

...And I couldn't ignore my own Ginger boy

 Share your Orange photos with us at Our Beautiful World and hop on over to the blog to see what everyone else is sharing

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It's that time of year

Good morning... 

Believe it or not I have a Christmas card to share today... I know, I know... 
See, it's that time of year and if you are like me and want to get your DT work done in advance (so as not to panic) well, there's bound to be Christmas cards on the agenda. So I've been making a few using the TH tree dies and the negative pieces were just staring at me... Oh they are so pretty, I think I love the negative more than the positive -  I just had to grab my inks and do some stencilling

I used 2 different distress inks and then decided to put some vellum over the top which gives it a really soft look

and the tree die, cut in shiny silver, isn't lost in the background

The only problem I encountered was that the vellum is not the kind you can stamp on but it did work for embossing

Well, that's one down - only 100 to go Lol!

Have a great day ... Thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

City Crafter 335

Hello there...

Stella is hosting this week's challenge over at

This week the challenge is either to make a Halloween project OR a project using the word Hello as Hallo is the Dutch word for Hello

I made a Halloween card that also uses the word Hello ... 

...Using some tree stamps and a stencil from Inkylicious. The stencil is actually for mountains but I thought it would work for spooky clouds too

I used various distress inks and of course I had to add my little cat

Our Guest Designer this week is Sarah, winner of challenge week 328 ... Hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what Sarah and the tea have to inspire you this week

Wishing you a fabulous day

~ Ros ~

Monday, October 24, 2016

Be a Survivor

Hi there ... 

Visiting my lovely friend Darnell's blog this morning I was alerted to a blog hop run by 

It's something that I feel passionate about ... I hate bullies of any sort and the transition from victim to survivor is not an easy one when your spirit is broken and your confidence is non existent

I made a card for this hop 

...Probably the quickest card I ever made as I knew exactly the right sentiment to use

If you're interested in joining in ... Hop on over to Becca's blog to check out the details - There are many companies offering gifts too 

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~



Sunday, October 23, 2016


Hello... Happy Sunday

Mandy has chosen the prompt Comfort this week at

 Comfort comes in so many ways like having your Mum to snuggle into

...Or watching over you

Or having your big cousin to go with you as you take your first paddle in the sea

Comfort can be a lighthouse or a port in a storm...

Having your very own swing chair to lazy away the summer days

or maybe just a coffee and chocolate when you're feeling low

We'd love it if you shared your Comfort photos with us at

this week ....

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Friday, October 21, 2016

Highland Deer


My husband's cousin celebrates a birthday this week... She lives in Scotland and though I've never met her, we have talked many times on the phone ... We keep saying that we must make a journey to see her, but somehow something always gets in the way...

Here's the card I made for her

Just loose watercolouring with Gansai Tambi paints and a frame cut on my Cameo.

The last time I was in Scotland, many years ago, we saw lots of beautiful deer and stags... Such majestic animals... This one was also cut on the Cameo and painted

The sentiment is from a PTI die and cut from watercolour card that I painted first with gold paint and left to dry before cutting.

Are you looking forward to the weekend? I am ... I've been up very early this last week due to the decorating work we are having done and other than the club I haven't been out of the house at all. So tomorrow I get to have a later start and perhaps a little retail therapy Lol! My hubby's DIL is doing well and hopefully she can also go home this weekend...

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Another Watercolour

Good morning...

It's a real autumnal morning here ...It's damp and chilly but the colours are glorious in the intermittent sunlight.

I've been trying to teach myself to draw and paint in watercolour - It's a slow progression, I'm not a natural but it's a change from making cards and something to do when inspiration for a card is just not there... So today I'm sharing a painting I did recently and I'm hoping that when I look back in a years' time I will see an improvement Lol!

At least my boats are looking more like boats and my sky is improving...

I've ordered a few proper brushes instead of the cheap ones I've been using and I'm looking forward to trying them out...

Pat is coming over today and who knows, maybe we'll get the paints out.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

City Crafter 334

Hello ... Happy Tuesday!

Time for a new challenge at City Crafter and this week Kirsty has given us a sketch challenge

I flipped the sketch and came up with this

I cut strips of watercolour paper that I'd painted some time ago - It's very shimmery and you can perhaps see that in this next photo

A white die cut flower and a gold embossed sentiment finished it off

Our Guest Designer this week is the winner of week 327, Shani - Click the link to visit her lovely blog and hop on over to CCCB to see what Shani created for us along with the projects from the rest of our team..

We have the decorators in this week and it's a bit manic here... Thankfully I'm off to lunch with my girlfriends so I can escape for a while!

Thanks so much for your visit, have a great day

~ Ros ~

Monday, October 17, 2016

A New Baby and a Black Cat

Good morning...

How was your weekend?
 DH gained a long awaited for granddaughter "Felicity Lucy"
We don't have any photos yet - His eldest son and DIL live in Derbyshire and they have been trying for a baby for many years ... Felicity was their 5th and final IVF attempt...

"Mum to be" went in to the hospital on Thursday morning and the baby wasn't born until 2pm on Saturday! Though it was a normal delivery, the baby was so big (10lbs) that poor mum ended up in the O.R. for 2 hours and lost 4 pints of blood.  I'm sure you can imagine what our weekend has been like... 
Mum is still in the HDU but recovering well and baby is doing fine.

I managed to steal a few hours in my craft room and did a rough sketch with a fine liner on ordinary CS and did some watercolouring

My friend is sick and this is for her ... She is also a cat lover and it was her house that Missy turned up at, after trying to find her owners without success, she kept her but Missy didn't get along with her own cats hence we took her. 
 So I attempted to draw a cat like Missy looking out of a window

It's not perfect but I know my friend will love it

Have yourselves a great day ... I'll be back tomorrow

~ Ros ~

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Good morning!

The prompt over at 

This week is Holiday...

Wherever there is a beach and the open sea,  that's my choice of holiday...
It never ceases to amaze me that I can get onto a plane and within just over 2 hours I am in another country...

It takes me as 4 hours by train just to get to my Aunt in Lincoln!

I recently returned from a holiday with my DH where this was our front door for the week

The early morning sunrise rose to the left of our balcony

...And to the right the relaxation beckoned

 Days spent walking, talking, swimming and enjoying the warm summer like evenings, albeit October 

The evenings were mellow watching glorious sunsets across the sea 

That slowly sank into the distance

Yep, that's a holiday...

Go visit the blog to see what everyone else is sharing this week...

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Friday, October 14, 2016

Easy Autumn Projects

Hi there...

I'm feeling much better today thankfully... I'm waiting on the results of x-rays and I have blood test to go for but fingers crossed all will be well. The main thing is I'm feeling better and I'm back into crafting...
Last night was club night and I haven't seen my group for a few weeks so I prepared 3 simple Autumn projects for them... Heck the room was heaving.. I kid you not! 
Thankfully Pat was with me and she'd also brought a friend who is visiting and we did have a good number of support workers too...

So first up we created some simple framed pictures

I printed and stamped some BG paper and cut out the shapes for them and let them embellish with gems stones

Then we did some cards

I bought a whole heap of silk leaves (100) for £2.30 on Ebay, so much easier that me having to do them and I cut out more leaves for the ears, circles for the google eyes and also a nose and computer generated a sentiment.

Lastly with the off -cut from the cards we made bookmarks

I really wish you could see their faces when they've made their projects... All the hours put in is so worth it - Well, I keep telling my aching back that Lol!

Wishing you all a good day ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

City Crafter 333

Hello... How are you all? 

On top of my cold I somehow managed to get the stomach flu too - I'm taking my own advice for once and resting a much as possible and hoping that things improve soon.

So, today we have a new challenge at City Crafter, chosen for us by Marina
The theme is "Did I Make You Up" 

Marina is asking that we create a project that features something that may not exist...e.g. A Mythical creature or a hidden element

I decided to go with a little fairy
Here's my card

I did a watercolour BG and added specks of gold for my fairy sitting under the tree

She was cut on my Cameo along with the tree frame and  I added a computer generated sentiment

Our Guest Designer this week is Gerdine winner of our challenge for week 326... Click the link to go visit her blog.

As always the team have more inspiration for you up on the City Crafter Blog 

Have yourselves a beautiful day

~ Ros ~