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 ~

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Things that Fly

Hello again... I'm off for my hospital appointment today but I have a card to share for the new challenge at 

Darlene's team is hosting the challenge for the next fortnight and the challenge is "Things that fly" Here's the tile board

Last saturday my lovely Aunt celebrated her 90th Birthday ... Can you believe it?
I made this card for her 

Another Polka Dot Bella image and once again I slightly altered they eyes to give her that surprised look... 

Two of the balloons were cut from scraps of card that I'd previously watercoloured on and of course I had to have one silvery glittery one

There's a super prize on offer ... A gorgeous Memory Box die

Head on over to the Double D blog to see what the teams have created to inspire you and link up your creations of things that fly for a chance to win

Catch you later...

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

City Crafter 353

Good morning!

It's time for a new challenge over at City Crafter and this week we have the lovely Stella hosting for us 
The theme is "Spring is around the corner"

Stella wants us to create a project inspired by something in the photo

This week I thought I'd share a card I had my Thursday Club make last week ...

With all those butterflies I thought it fit the bill...

I prepared 25 of these cards and that's an awful lot of butterflies to cut! The little bunny was a digital image from a colouring page - Once coloured, I converted it to a transparency and merged it onto my BG paper and printed away

We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week and I hope you'll take a minute to hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what the rest of the team are sharing to inspire you.

Have a lovely day!

~ Ros ~

Saturday, March 11, 2017

To brighten your day

Good morning friends...

I have a little card to share that I made for a lady I used to work with many years ago. She's a lot younger than me and she moved away from Liverpool, married and had a little girl... I recently discovered that having battled cancer for many years it has returned... I'm hoping that my card will brighten her day

I used the digital Polka Dot Bella and altered her slightly, giving her a little smile and some eyelashes. 

I drew and coloured a little plant pot and added some stamped and coloured flowers

It's all I can do other than pray she will pull through this

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ... 

Till soon

~ Ros ~
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