Monday, November 13, 2017

An Update

Hello...

 Thank you for all your lovely comments on yesterday's post ... You may have realised that it was a scheduled post with so much going on right now

I'm so sad to say that my much adored Aunt passed away on Saturday afternoon....

I hadn't imagined that I would ever get there, the 4 hour journey alone being so difficult and on top of that I have a respiratory infection and hospitals don't like you coming to visit in that condition.
But with the help of my lovely husband and the hospital staff moving her to a private room, I did make it.... 
Reluctantly, I knew it was time let her go and I knew she was waiting for me to tell her that it was ok. Within a few hours of my arrival, she drifted peacefully away....

I'm so grateful for the care given by the doctors and nursing staff who rang me every single day and evening... And I will be eternally in the debt of 2 very special young women, friends of my Aunt and who, despite having their own families and jobs to go to, worked out a system to be at her side day and night for 3 days ... How does one repay such a kindness?

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and your prayers.. It really does mean a lot

~ Ros ~

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

AAA Cards Guest Designer

Good Morning

I'm absolutely delighted to be Guest Designing over at AAA Cards today!

The challenge theme is Celebrate


That's a pretty colourful graphic huh? I pulled out various distress inks to make a background using the 'credit card' technique which I then stamped and die cut for my card


I think I got most of those colours, though you don't have to as long as you follow the rules for CAS up on the Blog and the theme for the challenge


Do my flowers look like they are dancing? Lol!

The team have some wonderful insiration for you up on the Blog - Click the link to go see.
I hope you'll be inspired to ink up your CAS celebration cards.


Many thanks to the lovely ladies for having me along with them for this challenge.

Have a great day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Christmas Tree

Good morning... 
It's a lovely cold but sunny day today, there are leaves fallen everywhere but the fall colours still look pretty...

Here's another card...


With a tree cut from one of my tissue technique backgrounds


It's very simple and I used some frame dies - one to cut and one to dry emboss


I've spent a fair bit of time preparing things for the club and even done some crocheting - One of the girls at the church asked me to make some dolls for her...

Thank you all so much for your kind wishes for my Aunt, she was taken back into hospital last night so it isn't looking good - I'll keep you posted

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~
 

Friday, November 03, 2017

Playing when I can

Hello and happy November!
Ok, I know it's 3 days into the month...It's certainly cooler here and we've had some frosty mornings.

So Pat came around on Wednesday and I gave her some tissue paper to play with along with distress inks... She made some really pretty cards and unfortuantely I only had some lilac paper left to play with myself but I did make a couple of Holiday cards, one of which I'm sharing today


 I die cut the circles shape and popped out the white ones to fill them in with some more die cut circles done both with the tissue paper technique (embossed in silver) and some done with the "swiping your credit card" technique


The little tree was also cut from one of the tissue paper technique pieces 


Honestly I had no clue where this was going when I started but I kind of like it, what do you think?

Before I go I just wanted to let you know that as I was getting nowhere with my therapy or GP, I changed to another practice last week and saw a new GP. She was really good and is arranging for me to have an MRI scan to see what is going on. I still struggle to sit for any length of time and it resricts me so much. My sweet Aunt is now quite ill and I can't travel to be with her which uspsets me greatly. So I'm crafting when I can and keeping positive...

Thanks so much for your concern ... Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Elastic Band Technique

Hello there...

It's a beautiful autumnal day here and DH is having his friend come over to watch the football match on TV  this afternoon. I have trouble sitting but standing is fine so I did some baking for them... A caramel apple cake and some fruit scones with whipped cream...That should keep them happy!

I have a couple of cards to share with you too... I tried a new to me technique of wrapping rubber bands around a brayer to emboss with...


I used up left over bits and pieces to make both cards ... Sponged BG pieces and odd die cuts


As you can see, this one was embossed with a gold/silver mix of embossing powder whereas with the second card I used white embossing powder


I actually rescued that flower out of the bin Lol!


 It's a neat technique and can really transform a BG whether it be one you've made or maybe a piece of DP that you're not that keen on. I discovered that you can get a similar effect by wrapping rubber band around your acyrlic block too.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday, and thanks for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hugs

Hello...

I've had a couple of good days and yesterday I got a few projects done for the Thursdays Club, however, today was a different story...
Fortunately I was seeing the therapist this morning for more manipulation and acupuncture... The news I got was not what I was expecting and kind of set me back... I felt sorry for myself for a whole 2 hours Lol! But I'm a fighter and determined not to give in, so here I am with another card which I thought would fit the bill at both 



And 



I started by stamping and embossing the centre panel of my cardstock and then made some leaves by smooshing various distress inks onto white cardstock before die cutting them


I added some dry embossing for a little bit of interest using some frame dies and then smooched my die cut sentiment in Versamark and embossed it.


I absolutely adore fall colours and wish the season lasted longer. Well, at least I can capture it in a card. 

Till soon

~ Ros ~
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