Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Crafter 340

Hello and Good morning!
We are nearing the end of November... Can you believe how quickly this month has gone?

Today Kirsty is hosting the new challenge at City Crafter, the theme being
Garden Bliss

The challenge is to create a project inspired by things you see in the garden

I made a few backgrounds with paint a while ago as I needed quite a few cards this month for birthdays and anniversaries... I shared a similar card with you last week

This one went to hubby's DIL and it fits this weeks' theme perfectly... 

The flower overlay was cut on my Cameo and I painted the little circles left behind, in gold for the flowers centres - As with last week's card I added a gold painted butterfly and a sentiment by Wplus9 stamped on vellum

Our Guest Designer this week is the winner of week 336 Nicolette - Do hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what the team have created to inspire you and this week as well as offering a month long GD spot to our winner, Kirsty is offering a little gift too 

We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Monday, November 28, 2016

Robin in the snow

Hello ... 

The sun is shining but it's still cold here and temperatures are expected to drop to minus 6°C...

I've been out buying food for the birds and squirrels to keep them going through this cold weather and as it happens I have a little painting to share of a robin in the snow

I hand drew this little one and yep, it took me a while to get it right ... I'm not that marvellous at drawing but I'm trying to improve

I have a fondness for line drawing with loose watercolour and that's just what this is ... Very loose, done with Gansai Tambi paints

Though I make these into cards ... I can't bear to part with my first attempts so I may have to frame them

I hope you are enjoying your day and I'll be back tomorrow for the City Crafter Challenge

Be safe

~ Ros ~

Sunday, November 27, 2016


...Well almost

Riitta has picked this week's prompt for 
And it's White

Missy was only to happy to show off her white bib and socks... They make me laugh, one short sock and one long sock like she couldn't make up her mind which to wear

Though my neck of the woods hasn't seen any snow just yet we have had a lot of cold temperatures causing frost ... This is how it looked outside my front door yesterday

The ground and the leaves look white sugar coated

But so pretty

Not sure the spiders think so

At least a white web is far easier to see and I'm not walking right into them...

But a white interior can be just as pretty don't you think

Come share your White photos with us this week and hop on over to the blog to see what everyone else is sharing

Enjoy your day!

~ Ros ~

Friday, November 25, 2016


Hey there ...

It's really wintery here - so cold! Even though the sun has put in an appearance...

I've been making a few Winter themed cards today, a little different from the traditional Christmas cards as there are many people who are either not religious or don't observe the Christian meaning but appreciate a card

These are so easy to assemble as I only used a stamp (by Inkylicious) and a few die cuts.

Having a Misti, stamping is so easy and the little stag head and stars I cut on the Cameo whilst the branch is a new favourite from The Works. I also used red liquid pearls on the branch and just alternated where I placed the star

And slightly different, I cut some stags in white and added a silver star wand

I hope you like them

Have a lovely day and stay warm

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Winter Wonderland 3

Hello there...

I have my last Winter Wonderland card to share ... It's been a bit manic here at the moment preparing for the last craft class this year at my Thursday club where they will be making Christmas cards and tags ... 
My lovely friend Pat is off to NY this week so I'll be on my own at club too.

I guess many of you are busy this week preparing for Thanksgiving so I'll keep this brief

This is probably my favourite of the 3 ... I really like the soft colours

Hubby has asked me to make some of these for his friends so maybe I'll keep those tree stamps out

Have a lovely day and enjoy your upcoming Thanksgiving Day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

City Crafter 339


It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at

This week Marina is hosting with the theme 
Gold Finger

Marina is asking that we use a gold medium on our projects eg. Ink, Paint, Gold leaf or Pen
Not just gold card

Did I need a reason to get out my paints again Lol!

I made 2 cards for this challenge

This one features ink blending and gold paint splatters both on the BG and the vellum

Sometime ago my sweet blog friend Sue Lelli sent me some butterflies and I painted them gold to add to my cards

My second card is done using Gansai Tambi watercolour paint, splatters of Mr Huey's calico and splatters of gold paint

I also used gold embossing powder for the sentiment

Our Guest Designer this week is Lenet Mos ... Winner of week 335 
Lenet and the team have some more projects to inspire you up on the City Crafter Blog - Hop on over and take a look.

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Our Beautiful World

Happy Sunday friends

Mandy has chosen the new prompt at Our Beautiful World and it's 
You can interpret the word anyway you want and I have a few photos that fit the prompt

Rock worn away by the sea constantly thrashing against it to leave amazing patterns and texture

Constantly changing over centuries and sometimes leaving shapes that look like animals or reptiles

Then there are things deliberately made to look worn 

Little vintage looking items as though worn by time...

And what about these....

Worn for Halloween when you choose to be a pumpkin

Or worn to the football Match

Worn to golf

Or maybe just plain worn out

Hop on over to the Blog to see what everyone else is sharing this week and check out the upcoming prompts too

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Winter Wonderland 2

Hi there... I hope you are staying warm
It's really cold here Brrr!

Here is another of my Winter Wonderland cards which perfectly fits the bill at
where the prompt is

 Again a watercolour BG and double stamped trees ... this stamp was an unmounted one from Ebay and I really like it, but then I love all types of tree stamps

I always use either acrylic paint or Mr Huey's for the splashes of white ... They sit better on the watercolour. For the snow I used embossing paste and glitter

Wishing you a cosy day

~ Ros ~

Friday, November 18, 2016

Watercolour Challenge

Hello there...

I was going to share another Winter Wonderland card today but instead I have a card I've made for the

The time is flying by and if I don't do it now I'll probably forget so here's what I came up with

I guess you're thinking "What? A beach scene in November?" The thing is, whilst I was looking through my stamps for anything with text... This one just happened to fall out and land on my desk, so I thought, go with it...

I only used part of the text and it's Inkylicious stamp that I really love. I used Gansai Tambi paints on ordinary CS and then some white acrylic to get the 'sea foam'

Our weather here today is far from beach weather, we've had everything from thunder and hailstones to bright sunshine...

I hope your enjoying your day ...
Till soon - be safe

~ Ros ~

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Good Morning!

I'm so glad it's Thursday... I had to have a colonoscopy yesterday and anyone who has gone through that or any of you nursing staff out there will know that there is a 2 day prep for this ... The first day I could only eat certain foods, the 2nd day no solid food at all and I had to drink 2 litres of cleansing fluid plus 2 more litres of clear fluid. My procedure was not until yesterday afternoon and I was so hungry but thankfully all was well...Yay! 
I was so glad to be able to have my first cup of tea later that afternoon...

Not being able to go anywhere on Tuesday I stayed in my room and got out my watercolours and some stamps and made a few Winter Wonderland cards... Here's one

I used Gansai Tambi paints and stamped the trees whilst the card was damp using PTI Ripe Advocado ink

You can see I used Versamark and white E/P over the tress but only in certain areas. The stamp I used was a freebie from a magazine last year and it's a solid stamp so I didn't ink all of the stamp to emboss so I could still get some of the Ripe Advocado bleeding through

Once again I used ordinary CS ... This is my personal preferred method and it's more forgiving than watercolour paper... you can go back and add as long as you don't wet it too much. The colours are brighter too.

This is a second entry at Try It On Tuesday

I'll share some more of my watercolour Winter Wonderland cards with you in the next few days ... I hope you don't get bored of them

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by my blog

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

City Crafter 338


Tuesday is upon us once again and it's time for a new challenge over at City Crafter
This week the lovely Stella has chosen our challenge and the theme is 
Beach Colours For Christmas

 I decided to make a bunch of my Christmas cards with paints and inks this year ... They come together so quickly and I really like making them. This time I smooshed distress stains onto CS and I blew across to get the streaks before splattering with Mr Huey's Calico mist. 

I did two of them in similar colours ... This is the other one

I added a Tim Holtz tree cut in glitter foam and left the centre piece in, funnily enough my DH loves these cards and usually he doesn't say much at all

We have Danielle  Guest Designing with us again this week having also won our challenge in Week 332, please go visit the City Crafter Blog to see what Danielle and the rest of our team have to inspire you.

Thanks so much for your visit, have a great day

~ Ros ~