Friday, September 15, 2017

Bluebell...

Hello... Happy friday!
 
Rain has held off so far today and the sun is shining so that can't be bad. I haven't done any papercrafting lately except for club stuff, instead I got out my crochet hooks and I'd like to introduce you to Bluebell
 
 
I'm progressing slowly and here I experimented with making curly hair - I used a pencil to wrap wool around, heated it with my heat tool and voila! It worked!
 

I found the pattern for the boots Here   I did find them a bit fiddly at first but I succeeded and added my own little frill to them. 
The dress was another story... I'm slowly learning to find my own way

 
...So much so that her friend "Daffodil" is almost finished too. 
 
As for my Aunt, well she finally got the go ahead to travel and then the hospital called asking her for more blood tests... They were supposed to do them yesterday but once again it's been cancelled until next week.
I have a strong belief that everything happens for a purpose so I'm just happy to wait... And anyway my hubby has to go to hospital next week... They found an abnormality in one of his scans, fingers crossed it will be ok.... It's been a hectic few weeks but at least I can lose myself in my hobbies.
 
I hope you have a lovely day and your upcoming weekend is a good one...
 
Till soon
 
~ Ros ~

Monday, September 11, 2017

Embossed Die Cuts

Good morning...

There's a challenge going on at Happy Little Stampers with Die Cuts


I have a card I made when I was playing with my embossing powders and left over die cuts that will fit the bill


Sometimes those odd pieces that you never thought would go together just do


Ok, maybe a bit unusual to have coral with a heart and a piece of honeycombe Lol!  But I like it.
You can probably see the difference in the embossing... On the coral die cuts I used silver and gold but the sentiment and little pieces from the honeycombe are embossed with a mix of both...


...And the heart has been splattered with silver and rose gold drawing ink that I picked up at The Works

It's lashing down with rain here and I know that some of you are experiencing far worse... My thoughts are with you

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Me and the Flower Girl

Well hello... 
It's a very wet and dull day here and hubby is sulking because it's a golf day...But it's a far cry from those suffering the storms sweeping across the world... My heart goes out to everyone affected, I just cannot imagine being in their shoes...

Well, unfortunately our plans changed this week and my Aunt couldn't come to visit...A doctor should have come to see her to give her the 'all clear to go' and didn't turn up, so hopefully all being well, we may have her here next week.

I took a day out to recoup and then immersed myself into the projects for Thursday Club that started last night and I hope to catch up with you all today.

I'm still doing a little crocheting and a few weeks ago I made a little flower girl


I'm teaching myself as I go 


And it's brilliant to be able to look up just about anything on Pinterest, not that I can sit at the computer for any length of time - Blast this sciatica!

 
And I don't always get it right... I made lots of leaves and don't think I got 2 the same! Yesterday I tried making curly hair for another doll I'm doing and I was thrilled that it worked


So from me and the flower girl, that's it for now...

I hope you have a beautiful day and please be safe

~ Ros ~


Monday, September 04, 2017

Thank You

Good morning!
I do hope you had a lovely weekend... 

A couple of weeks ago Pat and I were invited to lunch as a thank you for the work we do at Thursday Club.... I can't believe how quickly the weeks have gone and a new term starts this week!
Anyway, I made a quick Thank You card to send


When I say quick... It was mostly made up of left over bits


The Thank You stamp was a gift from my friend Stella and is embossed in silver whilst the flowers and foliage have been embossed in gold... Seems a bit of a trend with me lately Lol!

Well, tomorrow big brother and I are off to Lincoln... I can't tell you how many times my Aunt has changed her mind about moving and we decided that perhaps if we collect her and bring her to stay for a couple of days, she could see the available properties herself and we could all be together to discuss things.... She is seeing a cadiac nurse today who will explain the situation regarding her health -  After all, a move may not be recommended. 
As she can't climb stairs, hubby and I spent yesterday moving furniture from a room downstairs so we could convert it into a bedroom and hopefully she will be comfortable. It was so funny to watch the cats, talk about curiosity, they thought is was marvellous that furniture was being moved around... They took turns of climbing inside an emptied out cupboard, then went under the bed, which I'm sure they think is for them,  explored the empty upstairs bedroom as though they had never seen it before and delighted in finding a couple of their toys had resurfaced... Lol!

I hope to catch up with you all later in the week, have a good one!

~ Ros ~

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Bit of Sparkle


You ever get the feeling you want to just hide and let someone else take care of things for awhile? That's how I feel today .. It's just the way life is sometimes

Well how about some glitter to add a little sparkle I said to myself... I know, when did I last use glitter? Lol! Though there was a time I never made a card without it. That was in the days I went through my shabby chic faze... But I moved on and these have smooched backgrounds


I used 2 distress oxide inks  Broken China and Cracked Pistachio and one ordinary distress ink Blueprint Sketch... Well, I only own 3 oxide inks so far but I love these colours


I don't have much in the way of glitter anymore either... This is an old one by Kaban

My next card also has acetate covering it so not easy to photograph but I didn't want any of that glitter to shed



I have a feeling Miss Sophia may claim this one, she loves glittery things

Both cards were done the same ... Die cutting the images out of the smooched BG and then adding double sided adhesive in the negative part and burnishing the glitter into the space...

Well I feel better already...

Have a lovely day my friends

~ Ros ~

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hello

Hi there...

Well having had a warm and sunny bank holiday weekend, the weather has turned today and it's gone quite cool...sigh

I went to see a prospective property for my Aunt today, even though it appears she had decided to stay in Lincoln - I'd made the appointment last week so thought I'd still go along and check it out and I was very pleasantly surprised... It's pretty near perfect - just needs a little updating. So when talking to her earlier I mentioned it and she was thrilled! Seems the move maybe back on the cards again! I tell 'ya, my head is all over the place! Thank goodness I can lose myself in creativity from time to time...

Here's another card from one of my watercoloured pieces


I used some translucent embossing paste through a dots stencil and then Versamark through a leaf stencil which I embossed in gold


You can just about make out the shine of the translucent paste


The die cuts were smooched in Versamark and embossed with a mix of gold and silver embossing powders - That little hello die by Technique Tuesday was a gift from Lol & Bonnie at CAS Watercolour... Those ladies are just the sweetest! Thank you both so much!
I still felt my card needed 'something' and I remembered how my friend Darnell had recently used score lines on one of her recent cards and it looked fabulous so that's what I did too.

I've got to run - I have a cake in the oven - A recipe from Pinterest (how I love that place) it's a blueberry and peach cake and it looks divine! Hubby's mouth is watering Lol!

Catch up with you later in the week...

Take care

~ Ros ~
 
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