Tuesday, March 28, 2017

City Crafter 355

Hello ... Are you having a good start to the week?

So today starts a new challenge at City Crafter and this week Kirsty is hosting for us with the theme
In Bloom

Create a project that has a flower or flowers
Really simple... Here's my card

I've a mix of stamps and dies going on here... The dog is from Avery Elle's Furry friends - I stamped coloured and die cut him then made extra cuts to have him fit over the stitched circle. 

The flowers are from the MFT Buildable bouquet set and the clouds are by Memory Box... Cut from digital paper from Pink Petticoat.

The sentiment was computer generated...

The team have some lovely card to inspire you up on the City Crafter Blog ... Go take a look.

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bye Bye Chester

Hello there ...

One of the friends I meet up with for lunch each month, Ella, had 2 little Shih Tzu's, Bailey and Chester - Her boys she called them - Sadly some months ago Bailey went off to doggie heaven. Well, last week  Chester went to join him... Having lost many cats over the years as well as my beloved dogs, I know there are no words to ease the pain so I just made a simple card

A bouquet of flowers covered in tear drops...

I added a little ink blending just to enhance those pretty flowers... Ironically my last dog Holly died on Ella's birthday 7 years ago...

... And my heart still aches

Enjoy your day my friends

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

It's a beautiful day here in Liverpool and it also happens to be Mothering Sunday
Happy Mother's Day to all of you who celebrate today ... I hope you have a beautiful and loving day

I got the biggest card ever from my son and one from the cats! I also got a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and chocolates... I am so blessed to have Mikey - He's is and always has been my rock and the best thing that ever happened to me...

I had news this week that my Chiropodist  Les who happens to be one of the nicest guy's ever, is in hospital. He suddenly developed eczema similar to mine but much more severe and will have to stay in hospital until they can find something that will work for him...

I pulled out the 'surprised birdbrain' digital stamp (From The Heart Stamps) to make a card for him

I mixed it up by using part of the stamp from the other birdbrain digital... namely the flower border and added it to this one...

... Coloured everything with Copic Ciao's and computer generated a sentiment 
And here's the inside

Have a wonderful day ... 

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Friday, March 24, 2017

Watercolour Mushrooms

Good morning...

Spring is paying us a visit today and it's more than welcome after all the rain and miserable cold weather we've been experiencing.
Along with that we are in shock at the recent events in London, where terrorism has claimed more lives.... My heart goes out to everyone affected, along with the British people there were Americans, Romanians, French, Polish and more... London is like my second home - Where my family were born and millions of visitors come to every year ... It hurts.

It's been a busy week - Along with all the daily chores we are redoing the master bedroom and I prepared 25 Mother's day type cards and treat cups for last night's Thursday Club. Many don't have mothers but they have support workers, guardians, family and friends who they can give their cards and gifts to. It was a very hectic night!

Somewhere in between I managed to get out my paints to make a little card which I was going to enter as the CAS Watercolour challenge ... But I missed the deadline

Don't ask me why mushrooms... I just like them. These are from a christmas stamp set funnily enough - Gnome for Christmas by Memory Box..

I used the Gansai Tambi paints and even though there are so many more watercolour goods out there now that allow you much more precision I still love these and the not so precise look.

I hope you have a lovely day and a wonderful weekend

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

City Crafter 354

Well, it's officially Spring Time here but you wouldn't think it looking out of my window... Still the days are getting lighter and longer and that's a good thing.

Today is City Crafter Challenge day and this week Marina is hosting for us, asking us to create a project that features a window or aperture

Here's my card

I didn't have any design in mind when I made this ... I'd bought the MFT stamps and dies (Buildable Bouquet) coloured and cut them and that was my starting point... For the front I cut an aperture in a piece of card and added some dottie acetate that I had in my stash...

Then I realised that I couldn't just add it to a card or I wouldn't have a window... Duh! So I had to cut an envelope shape that I could add the front to and still have a window...

I kept back one flower to put inside so I could make it visible from the outside... Then it occurred to me that I could have just stamped one inside! Mush brain or what?

Whilst you're still laughing, hop on over to see what the rest of the team have to share with you this week at CCCB... 

I'd also like to enter this card at the AAA Card Challenge where the theme is Die Cuts

Have a great day!

~ Ros ~

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bright and cheerful

Good morning!

It's been such a busy week and so much more to do... 
Thank you for your kind wishes - My hospital appointment went well and the doctor was very thorough ordering a lot of blood tests... Seems a lot of those well meaning medications we are given over the years often come back to bite us, and of course getting older brings it's own party - Yep it's such fun Lol!

Mother's day is approaching here in the UK and I've been preparing projects for my group... I still  have tons to cut and I'm hoping to finish today whilst hubby is at the match. Then I have to strip the bedroom ... Hubby has asked the decorator in again - He hates to think of me idle (I wish)

So I have another birdbrain card to share ... When I print digitals I often print more than one at a time, well you can't have too many birthday cards

This time I cut a stencil with balloon dies to use for the BG

I used distress inks to stencil with and Copic Ciao's to colour the image

No eyelashes this time but still bright and cheerful don't you think? 

The blossom has appeared on the trees now and there are so many daffodils around... We have them all over the central reservations - Hundreds of them! It's been windy and wet and as they bob and sway it looks like they are all chattering to each other... Or is that just me? See, I told you I was getting old!

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend

Till soon

~ Ros ~

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