Monday, June 26, 2017

Ballerina Bunny

Hello...
How was your weekend?

The heatwave has ended here and at last I'm getting some sleep at night. I'm still struggling from the trapped nerves in my back but even that is not as bad... 
We had a lovely weekend, we went into the countryside on Saturday, had a pub lunch 


...and then strolled around the lovely town of Nantwich. You can probably tell that the weather was not that sunny by the lack of people outside, but it's very lush all around

Yesterday I had a relaxing day doing some crocheting in the conservatory with the cats curled up next to me... I'm really enjoying learning this craft, and my Aunt loves the fact that we are both learning the same thing and can pick up the phone and chat about it.

 Meet my latest attempt - Ballerina bunny


Cute huh?


I have some projects to prepare for my group but crocheting gives me a little break from papercrafting.

I hope you're having a good day...

Enjoy

~ Ros ~


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Me and Him

Hello friends...

Well some of you may already know that I have made a decision to step down from both the design teams I'm currently on... City Crafter and Double D 
Though I will still be on the team at City Crafter for the next 2 weeks, yesterday was my last posting for Double D.
Thanks to all of you who sent me such lovely messages... What can I say? You made me feel so special and loved.

It has been a really REALLY hard decision to make because I LOVE the people I work with... I couldn't have wished for better friends and I'm so grateful for the opportunity Kirsty, Diane and Darlene gave me.  After 7 amazing years it's time I took a break... 
I don't have any plans for new ventures... Just more time to enjoy crafting and, well, life really. 
I will still be blogging and visiting you all but I don't want to spend as much time on my computer as I have been doing.

Well that's me, now let me introduce you to him...

(Greta are you smiling?) Lol! 
This 12 inch tall Schnauzer pup is my second attempt at crocheting and due to lack of time he took a while to make. Now he's finished and keeps me company in my creative space... 


The thing is I don't have a name for him so maybe you could give me some ideas?
I got the pattern from Here though he doesn't look much like Jessie's dog even though I did follow the pattern...


Nevertheless we love him and he gets on well with the cats, which is the main thing.

So from me and him have a lovely day

~ Ros ~


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weddings

Good morning...

Weddings is the theme for the new challenge at Double D where team Darlene are hosting
 Here's the tile board to inspire you


Wedding cards and baby cards are my least favourite to make - I much prefer everyday cards, but last month my friend got married and having made all the invitations and Save the Date cards for her which I shared here - I had to make her a wedding card too. Eventually I came up with this one


Gold and silver splattering and lots of die cuts. A die cut heart, which I cut twice to inlay the gold glitter card with the white... The little birds were part of another die but they work well together


Some tulle and lots of gems... Then I made a box to put it in
 
 
It's only when I put this photo on here that I noticed the word 'May' hasn't printed properly... Argh! Hopefully she didn't notice Lol!
 
Both teams have created lovely projects to inspire you and you can see them up on the Double D Blog.
Enter your creation and you can be in with a chance to win this 
 
 
Wishing you a safe a happy day
 
~ Ros ~

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

City Crafter 367

Hello! 
How are you? Ready for another challenge at City Crafter?
Don't I seem upbeat for someone who hasn't had a decent night's sleep in days Lol! 

This week Marina is hosting and has picked another terrific challenge... 

Hagtash City Crafter

Use social media symbols, such as #, @ or an icon such as the t for Twitter or f for Facebook. 


When I first saw what she had come up with I kind of panicked, I'm not really a social media type of gal... To be honest I had to ask my son what all this "hashtag" business was about...  Yeh, well I'm old!
I guess I could have taken the easy route and just used a letter somewhere but I had a vision haha! And it all came together in the end 


I remembered that my friend Stella once sent me some stamps that included a hashtag symbol (boy that was lucky). I don't use Windows anymore, when I did there were so many times that it crashed and big brother Ron had to come and fix it for me so I moved over to Apple, but this would have been a great card to send him back then


I found a shape in printshop that sort of looked like it could be one of those 4 curves in the 'Windows' sign so I digitally grouped 4 together in the size and position I wanted and reduced the opacity right down before printing it - Just enough of a line to see where to colour. Colouring it was the challenge! I have limited Copics (and colouring abilities) so trying to get it to look right was not easy for me... But when big brother saw it, he thought I'd actually printed the sign so I was happy with that


I can't wait to see what the team have come up with so I'm heading over to CCCB 

Wishing you all a wonderful day

~ Ros ~




Sunday, June 18, 2017

MFT Slider Card

Hello...

Are you enjoying this heat or are you wilting like me? We're not used to having a few hot days in a row  and right now I wish I lived on a beach.... 

So, Miss Sophia, my great niece celebrates her 8th Birthday on Monday ... Heck, the kiddies grow up fast these days ... Being a little crafter herself I thought she would enjoy a slider card this year


Using the MFT Gulls again (love those guys) I created this card.... When you pull the tab the smug looking gull  (It's his birthday too) whizzes by attracting looks from the other gulls (don't mind me - It's the heat)


I did have fun making this and I'm loving the oxide inks the more I use them


So it's Fathers Day and I hope you are all enjoying your day and the lovely weather

Be safe

~ Ros ~

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blue Flowers

Hello there...

There was a dreadful fire in a London tower block this week which touched my heart... Looking at how quickly the fire spread and the billowing smoke, I couldn't help but think of 9/11... So many lives have been lost and many changed for ever... My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved...

I haven't done much crafting for myself this week, though Pat and I did have a creative and busy afternoon on Wednesday, but today I had to make a card for a friend and neighbour who has a birthday tomorrow....



I pulled out my MFT stamps and dies for this one, citron distress ink for the BG and my copics to colour the flowers


I still have lots of those vellum leaves around - I cut tons for the wedding invitations I did so I'm using some here, along with a little silver thread and some Nuvo drops




Rather than just inlaying the centre, I wanted to add a little interest by tilting it and I'm pleased with the result... I hope she likes it too.

You remember I told you that we are off to The Netherlands in July to visit Stella as our husband's football teams are to play each other? Well, it seems the Mayor of Groningen was not happy about the match and cancelled it Lol! We are still going of course, everything had been booked and paid for but the guys won't get to enjoy a little bit of rivalry.

Have a lovely day and enjoy your upcoming weekend

~ Ros ~
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