Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Starry Card

Hi there...

This is such a busy week... We have appointments everyday, sometimes more than one!

In between I'm getting ahead on my club projects and there are frogs everywhere... Not real ones I have to say... I've prepared frog slider cards and a happy little frog made from a plant pot too. Anyway, I thought I'd take a little break from those guys and post a card I made last week which I'm saving for my brother's birthday next month...

This is the first time I've used this stamp set from Hunkydory and it was just a matter of ink blending with stamping and embossing 

 I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of printed wood effect CS and embossed it in my gold and silver mix, however it really didn't show up very well so I placed it back into my Misti and stamped again with black Versafine and I loved the result. It created a shadow effect that looks like the words are burnt into the wood... 

Since I last posted we have had rain, rain rain... The cats are miserable and I can't say I blame them but on the upside, my back is so much better and I feel great!

Have yourselves a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Blooming Flowers

Oh my goodness, we've had some beautiful summer weather these past few days andwhat a difference it makes...
Everything seems to be awakening and my lilac tree this year is showing signs of being full of blooms. Last year I only got one... One! 
So whilst my kitties are enjoying the sunshine and my hubby is painting his shed, I can share another card with you
I'm trying to get ahead with birthday cards and I picked up this stamp in a sale recently, well, it's a set by Woodware,  the main stamp being the flowers

To add a little interest I did cut a triangle shape through it and popped it up
I'm also trying to get ahead with projects for the Thursday group - It was so busy last week and they are getting real quick at putting things together now. I have at least an hour to fill for 30 people which is no easy feat especially when I have to cut out all the bits for them so any suggestions would be welcome Lol!

I hope you enjoy your weekend and that the sun pays you a visit too

Take care

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oh Rain Rain Go Away

Hello there...
Are you all fed up with the rain? It's warmer here today but rain clouds are gathering again... 
I have a card to share - A kind of ode to my recent short break
Even the seaguls were taking shelter, though perhaps not with umbrellas Lol!
I used another piece of the alcohol BG for my umbrella...

Stamped the raindrops and then went over them with Glossy Accents

I think that Gull set from MFT was one of my favourite buys and one of my most used ... They always make me smile, well, especially this particular gull.

I hope your week is going well? 

Wishing you a lovely day 

~ Ros ~

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday

Hello friends...
I'm back from our break in a wet and very windy Majorca...In all the years I have been visiting there, I have never seen waves so high on the beautiful turquoise sea. Being used to rain it didn't stop us getting out and about and we did a lot of walking. We went to the lovely Andraxt market which is usually bustling, but as expected, a lot of the stall holders had given up. From there we took a bus to Palma and walked around the city sheltering every now and then from the hailstones and rain, the normal street cafes abandoned as thunder boomed above. Then it was on to Santa Ponsa and back to the hotel. 
Each day was much the same and once or twice the sun peeked out, lovely warm rays, but the wind was prevalent. I never got to feel the sand between my toes or the sea wash over me but I did enjoy the lovely meals served in the hotel and snuggling down with a good book. I did have a fall one evening but I was more shaken than injured - As my consultant said, I have very tough bones Lol!

Some weeks ago I bought a few alcohol inks and couldn't wait to give them a go but I just left the pieces I did till I had some inspiration as to what to do with them. Today I pulled out some dies and used one of my pieces for this card

 It's for my friend's birthday

Over the weeks I've also added a few new dies to my stash, the corner die and the flower/fronds die being 2 of them

I like that the flower die can be used upside down as I have done here so it looks like it's trailing over a trellis

Well, the cupboards are bare so I have to go grocery shopping ... I'll wish you all a lovely day and catch up with you soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Another Sympathy Card

Good Morning...

I had a card from a friend of my Aunt's last week... She is another animal lover and lost 2 of her cats within 2 weeks. I could tell how distraught she is... Her cats and dogs are her babies and she works tirelessly with animal charities.
So I wrote a letter and made this card for her

I swiped Faded Jeans distress oxide ink ove the BG stamp and applied the card over the stamp... I just love that colour blue... In fact I have wallpaper very similar looking to that BG in the bedroom.

I reversed the grass stamp and embossed it in silver... I like how it looked upside down.
I know it will cheer her up, not everyone is sympathetic when a pet dies but if you don't have children they do become a substitute and even when you do, they are still part of the family.

I hope you enjoy your day... I'm still in Majorca for some R & R and I'll catch up with you all soon

~ Ros ~



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

City Crafter Birthday

Good morning!

I'm delighted to say that City Crafter Challenge Blog are celebrating their 8th birthday this month 
 I've been invited, along with other past team members, to celebrate with them!

There is a month long challenge of CASE Me If You Can and this week it's my card that you are being asked to CASE

I did some ink blending and water splattering then stamped and embossed the image and sentiment...
I prefer to stamp after I've blended but it works just as well to stamp before blending

I used the inlaid die technique for my fancy frame too. Of course you don't need to do all of these, they are just a few techniques that you can consider to make the card your own

The team at City Crafter have also CASEd my card to inspire you further - Hop on over and 
take a look ...

I'm flying off to sun sea and sand for a few days so I'll catch up with you when I get back 

Enjoy your week and thanks for popping in

~ Ros ~

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