Monday, December 11, 2017

Hello Deer

Good morning...
I hope your week is off to a good start

I've made a few more cards and today I have a couple of ink blended ones to share

I've never tired of these little deer from Memory Box and I like that you get 3 in a row but can cut them and just use them individually or in different positions on your card

Do you remember the really thick acetate sheets that had Christmas greetings on many years ago? I have a few of them still around and I find them perfect for cutting out stencils or shapes and that's what I did to get the curves for the snow line...

This one Includes some stamping and though it's hard to see I've added glitter to the white acrylic paint I used on the tree and fence and it really sparkles

I really need to start mailing these!

I have a friend coming over today and I'm excited to see her, it's been awhile 

I hope you have a wondeful day

~ Ros ~

Friday, December 08, 2017

Watercolour and Birthday

Good morning friends...

It's freezing cold here, such a contrast to those of you across the pond in California... My heart goes out to all those affected by the terrible fires and I pray that you are safe...

I have a watercolour card Christmas card to share that I am entering over at 

I did this one with Gansai Tambi paints and just added some splatters and a few die cuts

I also have a birthday card to share as one of my friends' is celebrating her birthday today... I always find it hard to switch from making Christmas cards to brthday cards so this one was kind of last minute

Once again I relied on my balloon dies to cut a stencil with and used various distress inks

I couldn't resisit putting that little kitty there and there's another one on the inside

My DH has finally had a date for his operation and it's next wednesday. That means he has to take things easy for 6 weeks... I'm at the same hospital the following day too, so I'm going to see if I can defer my back surgery for a while... Mikey will be taking care of us... Bless him. It's going to be a tough Christmas but at least we have each other and that's what matters...

Wishing you a wonderful day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Watercolour Christmas Cards

Hi... How are you?

I saw MIM on Papertrey Ink where Betsy painted some Christmas trees and it made me want to pick up my paintbrush...

I made a few cards and thought I'd share a couple with you today. I'm not entering at PTI but I did do this one with the same technique using a fan brush

I used distress ink to paint the sky and a distress re-inker for the trees

Having die cut the reindeer I smothered it in Versamark and used the same embossing powder on it as I did the stamped image

My next card also has a painted BG...

...But covered in glittered snowflakes

I'd forgotten just how relaxing it is to play with a paintbrush and watch those colours collide

I hope to be able to get around to visiting you all soon,

Wishing you a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Saturday, December 02, 2017

There's more...

Hello and Happy December to you all!
It's been very cold here lately with lots of hailstones but no snow as yet... I'm starting to panic a little as Christmas is just around the corner and the only thing I have done here is make a few cards. With sorting out affairs for my late Aunt, Hubby's hospital appointments as well as mine I can't say we've been idle... It's just the way it goes
Here's a couple more cards that I did with blended backgrounds...

... Using Distress Oxides and both clear and silver embossing powders

 Hubby is still awaiting a date for his hernia operation and since I last posted I've been for more X-Rays and another MRI, plus a nurse appointment and one with a consultant. Seems arthritis is the cause of the discs being pushed out and they are right in the lumbar region so the consultant wants me to undergo spine surgery and have rods and screws inserted. I'll have to wear a brace for a few months too... Going through airport security will never be the same Lol!
 It all seems quite daunting at the moment but hubby and I are looking forward to brighter days.

Thanks so much to all of you who sent messages and offered up prayers, and for all the wonderful cards I've received over the past few weeks following the passing of my aunt... You lovely people are the best!

Have a beautiful weekend

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hello there...
Finally it's stopped raining... We've had days and days of rain and it's so good to see a blue sky and even a little sunshine. It's cold but I can deal with that.... The damp is no good for old bones I tell 'ya!

So I have another Christmas card today which I am entering at 

And also at 

Of course it's done with one of my ink blended backgrounds again

Can you tell I got some new distress inks Lol!

I'm just playing with different combinations and never know what will turn out or what I'll use them for, but I love this tree die so I use it a lot - Actually there were 3 different sizes but I lost one and never found it

I hope you are enjoying your week so far, I can't believe that it's almost December again. I may have a few cards done but I haven't done any Christmas shopping at all. I've got a feeling that it may be gift cards all round this year...

Thanks so much for your visit and your kind wishes ... Have a good day

~ Ros ~

Friday, November 24, 2017

Another Christmas Card and Update

Good morning...

So first off I have another Christmas card to share

More ink blending and I even pulled out an embossing folder... I have lots of them but never really use any now but the swiss dots was always my favourite

Embossing with dies is becoming a favourite  with me lately and it's always a magic moment when using embossing powders but for me it's especially magical on vellum

Now to my MRI results, well thankfully it's not life threatening. I have 2 bulging discs in my lower back and a bulging muscle too which are all pressing on the sciatic nerve (and don't I know it) Lol! 
My GP is fast tracking me to the MCAS at one of our hospitals and with a little luck I may be able to get treatment without surgery.

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes and caring thoughts

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

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