Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Stamps and Stencils

Hello there
I hope you are having a good week...  

I had a play yesterday with stencils and stamps... Honestly I am struggling to get back into card making but I'm running short of cards as there's been a lot of birthdays this month 

Here's a couple that I did yesterday

 I did some stenciling and stamped over it then used some edge dies to give it this shape

And ribbon... Yep, I still have rather a lot of it even though you hardly ever see me use it now

The second card is a little busy but I kinda like it

I've never used that stencil before... it was given to me a long while back. That's an old stamp and it looks a little like fireworks don't you think... Not that I was going for that at the time

I've had a few sessions at the Chiropractor lately to help my neck and shoulders, so, much as I'd like to, I can't sit for too long at the computer and it isn't exactly sunbathing weather here... Maybe I'll find my mojo and get some more cards done.

Have yourselves a great day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Not So Perfect Pearls

Well hello... Bet you thought I'd left blogland

I have no idea where the time has gone, but trust me this week has just been filled with appointments of one sort or another including a visit to a rescue centre to get another kitty for my friend.
June has been a whirlwind with today being the only sunny day we've had and instead of taking full advantage I had a lunch meeting with my friends and then decided to try and make a card for the 

Perfect Pearls... Or in my case, not so perfect...  
I knew that somewhere in this craft room of mine that also includes all my sewing stuff and just about anything and everything, I did have a pot of Perfect Pearls. Lord knows how long ago I got them or indeed when I ever used them, but eventually I found a small pot of silvery pearls. 

Well this is going to be my first and last card using the stuff I can promise you that...We just don't get on together and the cat jumping on the desk did not help. After several attempts on various backgrounds I went with black cardstock

Hardly visible huh? It is there and it took  forever to get a decent photo ... This one is probably better

I tried at least, but I did struggle to clean off the excess without rubbing out the stenciling. My cat has a lovely sheen though as does everything else in here

I'm now going to cook dinner and have a very large G&T....

Till next time ... 

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rain Rain Go Away

Hi there...
We are drowning in rain here and there is no sign of it letting up in the next few days either. I ventured out but only for the follow up appointment on my spine... Thankfully it's all fused together now and I only have one appointment to go before I'm signed off altogether. I can't believe it's been 18 months already.

I got to make a card today ... This one is for the

It's awhile since I did anything Ombre and though I do have ombre ink pads... I like to use ink blending

The inks I used were Squeezed lemonade, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade and I did a little splattering of water.
There's is a mix of stamps here too and all have been heat embossed.

 I used a tiny piece of vellum to stamp the bees wings and stuck them onto the original stamping and also added white gel pen to the petals
I need to sign off now to see to the dinner so I'll wish you a lovely day/ evening

Take care

 ~Ros ~


Saturday, June 08, 2019

CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello it's me again...
With a card for this months challenge at

I needed a birthday card for a friend and inspiration was away on holiday but eventually it came together

Using Gansai Tambi paints, I started by painting sparkly white through a piece of card that I'd cut a heart into... Not that you can see that sparkle...
With the heart stencil still in place, I used a fan brush to randomly  make some shapes that sort of remind me of blue wisteria...

Well, I got that far but it needed something else and knowing my friend loves birds as well as her garden, I added a branch, painted some die cut birds and that was that.

It's rained all day again today and it's dull... Like a winters day and we're all getting a little fed up with being couped up - Especially the cats!

Have a lovely weekend and take care

~ Ros ~

Friday, June 07, 2019

Red Balloons

Hello there... How are you?

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts following the loss of my friend Jeanie... I cried a million tears at the funeral and a few days later DH and I took a trip to Cornwall to visit our Cornish cousins. It couldn't have been better... The sea, the rugged coastline and the sheer unspoiled beauty of Cornwall together with the love and laughter has helped restore me and I'm feeling good.

We sailed to the Scilly Isles as guests of cousin Peter who is captain of the ship that transports around 490 people plus cargo to the Isles on a daily basis. Many of the passengers took along their dogs... Honestly I have never seen so many dogs together and on a ship!
It's not a cruise ship by any means and boy did I get seasick once we hit the Atlantic. It was all worth it though as St Mary's, where we docked, is beautiful. I don't have any photos to share yet, they're all on my husbands phone but I'll get around to downloading them sometime.
Suffice to say we crammed in a lot in 5 days and had a wonderful time with our family.

 I haven't had any time to craft since I got home but I do have a card to share that I made for a friend who celebrated his birthday at the end of May... His family threw a party for him in the garden - A small affair they said, just a few friends - There were 50 people! And it was freezing Lol!

 The balloons were done using Distress Oxides and the baby wipe technique on glossy photo paper
I know I've said it before but I do love the results you get doing this

I haven't had time to visit your blogs either but hope to rectify that soon and also check out the new challenges I like to play along with...

It's good to be back... 
Have a wonderful day and if you have any sunshine to spare could you please send it my way?

Till soon

~ Ros ~