Saturday, February 27, 2021

Meet the Parents

 Hello from a sunny but very cold Liverpool
It's so lovely to have sunshine and March is almost here, makes me happy.

I'm glad that you enjoyed meeting Eugene - Only a few days to go before the big day and his parents have arrived safely.

Claude worked for many years on the trawlers, he always preferred to be on the sea rather than in the air and now he's retired he loves a spot of fishing on the lake near their cabin, where this photo was taken

He's a strong outdoors type of man, quiet and laid back...

By contrast, his petite wife Julia talks non stop in a nervous kind of way

Eugene is her only child and she misses him dreadfully. She insisted on bringing the happy couple a gold balloon for luck, Claude knew it wouldn't survive the journey and he was right which sent Julia into a fit of tears halfway across the North Atlantic

As the tears dripped down her beak, Claude reminded her that she'd packed a whole heap of home baked treats (just in case the Air force wasn't feeding him properly) and they would be just as pleased with that, which seemed to console her...

Preparations are well under way and even the two girls who live on the hill have been helping, collecting greenery from the forest for decoration

Till soon my friends...
~ Ros ~

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Introducing Eugene

 Hello how are you?

A day can make a big difference, I've gone from no inspiration to making up a lot of things to share. 

Today, however, I'm introducing you to a new visitor in Puddle Brook where there is great excitement... In a few days Esmeralda is getting married to Eugene a French Canadian member of the Airforce who was posted near Puddle Brook 6 months ago. It was love at first sight for both of them after he rescued her from a freak snow storm way back in September. As their love grew so did their trepidation at being separated... What if he was posted back home?

Eugene couldn't bear the thought, so on Valentine's Day,  he flew his sweetheart to Paris where he proposed... Of course Esmeralda had no hesitation in saying Yes... His good looks, his accent and the way he calls her ''Mon petit chou" makes her go weak at the knees.

She keeps this photo where he wrote "love you xxx" and all the little memories of that special day in Paris, right next to her bed.

This week Eugene's parents are flying in from Canada and the two families will enjoy a get together before the big day.

And of course for the honeymoon they will be flying back to Paris.

Don't you just love a happy story? 

I'll introduce you to Eugene's parents Claude and Julia (pronounced shoo..lia) in my next post.

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Just Paint and Pens


Yesterday the sun was glorious and I honestly thought Spring was here but today it's a completely different story.. It's really windy and the visiting kitty has been chasing leaves all over the garden, much to the amusement of my lazy fur babies.
I had a few rough days following the vaccination and it left me devoid of inspiration and energy so all I've got to share are a couple of 'messy' cards, just random watercolour that I've sketched over.

It's difficult to see but the flowers are gold and I used some old Washi tape for the border

 I used Cosmic shimmer paints with some ordinary W/C paint on this next one

Told you they were messy

At least I felt like I was doing something and I enjoyed it

Stay well and safe friends

Till next time

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Beak to Beak

 Hello there... I hope you are all well?

I had my first vaccination this morning and I'm counting down the months, I'm hoping that come summer we will be enjoying a much better life.

So Valentine's ... Did you get something nice? 
 I got beautiful red roses, chocolates and a card. 
 DH got one of my duck cards..

 I made this sometime ago and thought it would be ideal for Valentine's... He loved it

I also have a little painting to share with you... Meet Tinker

 She has a lot of mouths to feed and knows that one of the best times to collect food is when it's raining - There are very few cats about! Her umbrella keeps her dry whilst she forages and then she put everything in the open umbrella to take home.

Today she managed to fill her umbrella with a lots of of nuts and seed but the rain was heavy. Thankfully there are always a few mushrooms to shelter under.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today, I'll be catching up with you all soon

Be safe be happy

~ Ros ~


Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Birthday Ewe


If you looked out my window right now you would see the sun shining, but don't be fooled, it's freezing cold with an icy wind. I know it's the same if not worse for many of you... Hurry up Spring!

It's DH's birthday today and he was so happy with his "Marlon" card... said I captured his legs perfectly.

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my SIL... She has a penchant for sheep so I attempted to paint one... Meet Betty

I could have called her Bah...bra but Betty it is. I'm not sure what breed of sheep she is but even with that curly wool coat she still needed a scarf in this frigid weather.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I think sheep have scary eyes... Betty is wearing mascara today and they look even more intense.

The flower she's holding didn't grow in the snowy Dales.. It came from the local supermarket. The sheep often wander a fair distance and have been known to hold up traffic whilst rummaging around for something a little more tasty than the snow covered grass.

 At least she saved one flower to give to my SIL

Have yourselves a lovely day and stay warm my friends

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, February 08, 2021

Going Quackers

Hello friends... I don't know about you but I'm so over winter

I am becoming obsessed with ducks, who knows why, but I'm sharing two more cards today... 
Little Elinor (Ellie) has a birthday and brother Marlon has been busy putting up the banners. He likes to think he's a cool dude, though I'm not so sure he should have written on the wall

But this is actually going to be my hubby birthday card so it's fine


And of course I had to share Ellie with you, I mean she is so cute

She's hoping to get a fairy dress for her birthday... I hope her wish is granted

I've not come to the end of my obsession yet so you may be seeing more of the feathered family in the future.

Have a super day, stay warm, stay safe and thanks so much for your visit.

~ Ros ~

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Two Little Pups and a Gift For You

Hello lovely people... I hope you are well?

Hubby had his first vaccination today and so far all is well.

Today I have an anniversary card to share, another one drawn by me and as a little thank you for your kind comments, I have drawn one for you to use.. I'll put the link further down

Friends of our will e celebrating 50+ years of marriage later in the month and they are both dog lovers - They actually provide day care for their fur grandbabies

So I'm hoping that they like this card

Though the photos don't show it too well, the two little hearts are glittery with glitter falling from them..

Okay, so I have drawn a couple of pups for you to use too, I'd love to see what you create

I've converted it to a transparency file and you can get the link Here


~ Ros ~

Monday, February 01, 2021

Who Froze the Pond

 Hello and welcome to February!
It's bright but bloomin cold out there...
First off I'd like to thank the team at CAS Mix Up for my win last month... I'm amazed by how many of you liked the little goose - She called Esmeralda by the way. Unfortunately I couldn't respond to some of my new visitors so if you're looking in, Thank you! Your kind words are much appreciated.

Clelie wanted to know more about Esmeralda and you too may have been wondering what she was looking back at... 

Well it was this guy...Meet Albert

He's not the brightest duck on the pond and occasionally forgets his swimming trunks when he goes for a dip, hence Esmeralda's expression, sadly this day he found the pond completely frozen over

Ducks and ice are not a good combination, poor Albert... He'll just have to come back tomorrow and hope there's a thaw

Thank you for indulging me in my imagination... I'm sure Albert and I will one day end up in the same care home Lol!

Be safe and enjoy your day

~ Ros ~