Sunday, 17 February 2013

All to Pot!

Hi there
Yes, you must be getting sick of this, yet another apology for going awol! Unfortunately everything 'went to pot' just after Christmas, so I'm now living in 'the annexe,' which is simply the room on the end of the house! So have spent the last 6 weeks or so sorting furniture, moving bits and pieces etc. Not great, but no other option at the moment, I'm afraid. So not a bit of crafting done, other than a couple of family birthdays that were essential, as I can't find anything, and haven't any room anyway! But today I got a new pc, and here I am reporting in. Still, enough moaning, I'm still here, and plodding on. The animals that remain seem to be fine, albeit that even the horses are sick to death of the mud, and actually refuse to go up in the field. That tells you how bad it is. I'm thinking of just keeping the blog going as a sort of 'rambling diary' at the moment, as I don't yet know when I'll get back to crafting, but my life, although seemingly full of crises, is rather mundane at the moment, so, we'll see. At least I can trawl everyone else's blog, and see what you're all up to. I'm really hoping for a better year this year, personally, weatherwise, and everything else, for everyone. So, going to leave it at that for now, and see how it goes. Keep smiling.
Love to all.
Rosie x

Monday, 10 December 2012

Just about recovered!

Sorry not been on for a while, my nasty cold and chest infection, coupled with four nights without sleep, just wiped me out! I think the weekend was when I felt almost back to normal, well, as normal as I get! Haven't finished my 'Wincy' tribute yet, some of the older photos are in boxes, so need to go on pc first. However, I did manage to finish a card that my daughter asked for. She wanted something cute, but red! So, used a Tatty Teddy stamp, and coloured with Promarkers. Matted it onto red mirri card, and sanded the edges. Made a plain white card blank, and covered it with red and white snowflake paper, from a Cuddly Buddly download, I think. Then a piece of card embossed with snowflakes, with a piece of silver ribbon as trim. Used a small chipboard snowflake, and embossed it with red and white, and attached it with a snowflake brad to a piece of silver ribbon. Added a few gems. Die cut a label shape, and edged with red ink. Stamped the sentiment from the Me to You stamp set in red. Then embossed the whole thing with UTEE clear, to try and give the effect of ice. Edged the card with red glitter pen. Katy is pleased with it anyway, which I guess is all that matters. Hope you're all coping with the weather, much better here at the moment, cold and dry, just what a Northerner is used to! Stay safe, back soon. X

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tribute to Wincy xx

Hello everyone
Well, have had a rotten few days. Poor Winston was put to sleep yesterday, very peacefully, on my knee. So hopefully he's running free, and happy now. So am now trying to catch up, on sleep! and everything else. I'm going to put a few photos up, a little "Wincy" collage, and hopefully finish a couple of crafty things that I started. Hope everyone is coping with the weather, our village is okay, but it's pretty bad round and about. Back soon. Hugs to all. X

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Very poorly cat!

Just a quick one. Haven't done hardly anything the last few days. One of my cats is very poorly, problem with his nervous system, and I'm guessing that Monday may be the day. So not good at the moment, but, he's 16, and hopefully he's had a good life. That doesn't make it any easier, but we have to deal with these things if we love our animals. So, will try and get a couple of hours crafting in, for stress relief! Love to all.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Still More Mud!!

Hello All
Not a lot to say this week, other than still sliding around in the mud! Really awful, however, I know I'm not the only one, but it does get you down. Anyway, as for cards, nothing to put on as yet, as I have a few half finished. Started a few more Christmas cards, will post them when they're finished. Am also finishing off a mini-book to use as a diary/journal, so will get that sorted. Hope you're all getting organized for Christmas. I don't have much to do these days, as my children are all grown up, with their own families, and it's difficult to get away because of the animals. Never mind. Okay, shall go and see if it's still raining, and then see if I can get something finished. Keep smiling.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Getting busier!

Grr-mud, mud and more mud. Winter is soo not a good time with horses. Although riding, that's assuming you manage to get the layers of mud and muck off them enough to actually get yourself on, is much better. No flies! Although I'm still plagued with midges, at this time of year! Anyway, enough of that. I've been playing a little with Christmas cards, so will see what you think.

Okay, made an A6 card, and stamped a border with snowflake stamps. Die-cut a few different tags, and cut out the dark blue mats. Used one of my favourite stamps - 'Fantasy' by Penny Black. Stamped and embossed four with slightly different embossing powders. Mounted them onto slightly different backgrounds, i.e. white sparkle, rainbow shimmer, silver mirri etc. Then stamped and embossed the sentiments onto the tags. Finished them with slightly different trims and ribbons. Then did almost the same thing, but with the cards in landscape, rather than portrait. Quite pleased with them. Okay, that's all for now, back to the mud and muck, I guess!
Big hugs to all.
Rosie x

Friday, 2 November 2012

Playing with Windows!

Decided to have a play with a different size, and style of card. The hydrangea stamp, on the blue card,  I've wanted to use for a while, and coloured it with promarkers. On the pink card I've used photos. Mine are the butterflies, and my son took the grasshopper. The images on the fronts of both cards are printed onto vellum. I'm part way through a pink and lilac hydrangea card too, although I've used hammered card for these two. I quite liked the way they turned out, although the photos don't do them justice. I also have great trouble putting the cards and the text where I want them, anyone got any tips for this one? Hope everyone is okay, and coping with the colder weather. Back soon. x