Thursday, December 30, 2021

Good Luck

 Hello there friends...

I hope you all enjoyed Christmas... 

It's not the same as it used to be, not just because of the pandemic but most of us can remember the old fashioned Christmases we enjoyed with loved ones and then times with our children when they were little, sharing in their excitement. It's not the same now but each year is a bonus...

Our Christmas was quiet and thankfully DH had improved enough to enjoy the day. His PCR test was negative so it was a chest infection that knocked him out for almost a week...

I have a card to share with you, though not a lot of crafting has been done here other than some sewing, but DH needed a card for a friend who moved house just before Christmas.


I actually drew and painted this months ago and it seemed to me to be perfect for the occasion.  This same friend moved house a few years back and I sent him a card then... It seems he liked it so much that he kept it and took it with him to this new house, How nice is that!


I happen to be a lover of windchimes which is why I drew these blowing in the wind, I can just imagine being in that place.

Well I have a new toy to play with and it's not a papercraft toy.. It's an overlocker for my sewing. I hope I can get to grips with it, I tell you this hobby is far more expensive than my papercrafting one haha! I saw a You Tube video of how to make a patternless top with just one metre of fabric and gave it a go... Here's the result

It worked and it fits fine too

Well my friends, I'm wishing you all not just a lovely day but a very happy and healthy New Year.
Thank you for your friendships that have not only brought fun, beauty and inspiration into my life but many times kept me sane and comforted me...


~ Ros ~

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guys & Gals

 Hello there ... How are you? Well I hope

My hubby has been quite sick with a chest infection - We both took a couple of Covid tests and they were negative so he's also done a PCR test for which we are awaiting results...As luck would have it, the doctor phoned regarding a routine review of hubby's meds and he prescribed some antibiotics. Hopefully he will be up and about in the next few days. I'm exhausted going up and down the stairs (wearing a mask) Lol!

This month I have a few birthdays to accomodate, both male and female. First up I'm sharing the card I made for my friends' daughter

I drew a dress on a dress form and stenciled the balloons. Whilst I was painting this my brother rang so I was painting one handed whilst we chatted - Didn't turn out too bad and it's very sparkly

For my nephew I made a card similar to one I did earlier in the year

I stenciled the background, printed the drink from a digital and covered it with clear gloss E/P 

I drew and painted the hat and the band around the hat is glossy but it doesn't show here.

And finally, I have been able to do some sewing though I can't sit for long so it's taken a few days to finish my last make,  with a fleece lined sweatshirt fabric that I love... Here it is

That's it for now... I hope you enjoy your day, stay warm and safe

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

More Cards

 Hello friends...

Sorry I haven't been to visit for awhile, I'm struggling with my back and legs once again so it's been a little difficult. I am scheduled to see my consultant again in the new year and fingers crossed things can be resolved without further surgery. It's a little concerning but I'm trying to stay optimistic.

Anyway, I have a few more cards to share today... I may be a cat lover but I am also a huge dog lover as I know some of you are too so two cards for a Doggie Christmas

And a few more Holly cards...

I have managed to get all my cards posted but I've not been able to put any decorations up yet.

Thank you for all of the beautiful handcrafted cards I've received, I really appreciate your friendship and I hope to be able to visit you soon.

Be safe and enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Monday, December 06, 2021

Snow People

Hello friends...

It's been such a busy morning for me.. I went on the computer to do my comments and found that my blog list had totally disappeared. I tried everything I could think of to put it right but got nowhere. The frustration was driving me nuts and then,THEN... I realised that if I typed them all in from scratch, they would stay on my blog.  Of course I had to try and remember those that were not on my reading list (what is that for?) Eventually a list finally appeared where it should be. Phew! Blogger has been quite a headache of late and I'm really not that tech savy

Then I had visitors... Our cousin Pete together with Sean and his young boy had travelled up from Cornwall for the football match this evening. Oh it was good to see them and have a little time to chat before they went off to explore the city.
So posting is a little late but I wanted to post some of my snow people cards and enter one at the

I had fun making these...

See I say snow people 'cos I'm not sure if they are guys or gals... I just drew them

and created different backgrounds

I'm surprised that we haven't had more snow here, it's been so cold.

Now there is something I did want to ask you lovely people... How the heck do you post more than one card to a challenge using the same post. I struggle to fathom this out so if you can help I would be very appreciative... Edit Got it! Thanks Dar!

Okay, it's lunch time and I'm starving so that's it for today...
Have a good one

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Birthday Bling


I'm popping in with a birthday card today... I have lots more Christmas cards to share but this month I have to accomodate a few birthdays too. I don't know about you but sometimes the transitions from Christmas cards to birthday cards doesn't come easy. Too help me out I bought an embossing folder by Altenew. Like most of you, I have lots of the non 3D e/f's but they rarely get used and I've long admired the cards I see with the 3D folders.
Anyway, my friend celebrates her 70th this coming week and she loves anything with bling so here's what I came up with

And it really sparkles... I started with ink blending and water splatters, ran it through my maching to emboss, swiped some Versamark over the raised areas and added both my gold/silver mix embossing powder and a sparkly embossing powder...

...Then of course some gems. It may sound crazy but I also try to keep in with her decor. Her main room is a mix of greys, mirrored furniture and mirrored pictures. That way I am hoping that the colours I went with are to her liking.

Like I said, I have lots more Christmas cards to share but photographing them has been a nightmare as we have had very dull and wet weather. I really need to get them written and posted too so I'd better get to it.

Have a lovely sunday... 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Holly Cards

 Hello friends...

I've a couple of Christmas cards to share that I made recently. Seeing as the challenge at Stamplorations is to use a stencil, I'm sharing the two that do include a stencil (Lavinia)


I drew the holly, painted it and then fussy cut it to layer over the stenciling

And my second card

Sans the washi tape but with some gold splatters on the stenciling

I'm not sure which one I prefer... I'll share some more in my next post.

Stay well and stay safe... Even though it's compulsory to wear masks in shops now, there are so many people here who just will not comply, makes me so mad.

Till soon

~ Ros ~