Friday, 23 June 2017

Two Little Cards

Hello Blog friends and followers, thank you for popping in and Thank You for all your comments on my box.  Remember it was not my idea it was ... did you pop over and have a look at John`s Blog??? 
I use StampinUp Ink pads.  I really like them and use them lots now I have mastered getting them open!!!  The girl I get my things from often sends me a Free Gift.  The last gift was the Thankful Life Stamp Set.  It is one of their multiple layer sets.  I have lots of their "two step" sets and love them.  This one I found a bit tricky but I got there in the end.
Here are two cards I made using the set.  I have made more but always forget to photograph them.

Included in the set is the vase and sentiment
Base White Card Stock, pink card for matting
I inked my stamp then stamped off some ink on a crinkled up piece of Cling Film
That gave me a textured effect on the vase
That`s it for today
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time 
Patricia xxx

OOOOOPPPSS!!! just realised I forgot to press Publish ... it does help!!!

Monday, 19 June 2017

My take on "Johnnextdoors" Box!!!

Hello Blog friends and followers, thank you so much for popping by.  I love that you take time from your busy days to visit.
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend weather.  We managed to share in it here in the North East of Scotland.  Not wall to wall sunshine but who cares the sun shone a fair bit it was warm, that`s a real bonus for us.
A week past Saturday on John showed a beautiful box.  A few asked for a Tutorial, John gave us that this Saturday, John is so generous with his Crafty Knowledge.  If you have not visited John`s Blog please pop over and take a look he makes some stunning cards, also some amazing 3D projects.

Here is my take on John`s Box:-
The box was made using white 300gsm card
I added paper round the box because there were sticky finger marks on the white!!!
SB Die for the base and lid .... John did not do his as fancy
Flowers made using a very old Woodware Punch, bits of greenery from my Die Cuts Box
Some ribbon and dazzler from my stash
I have to admit it was a rather fiddly project, I did enjoy the challenge though.  That`s the first one, I have started another.  John said to put glue on the "tabs" and sick to a plain circle cut for the base.  Personally I found it easier to put the glue on the base and stick a few tabs at a time. 
That`s it from me for today
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it 
Till next time
Patricia xxx

Friday, 16 June 2017

Box & Card

Good morning Blog friends and followers, thank you for calling by.  
My heart goes out to all those people in London effected by the horrific fire.  The emergency services and the local community have done so well.  I just hope the people are found homes ASAP 
Our son is Station Officer at a Fire Station in Dundee and as you can imagine the talk has all been about what has happened.  I thank God that no Fire Fighters lost their lives, they are the ones running "in" to a burning building while helping people to run "out"   So many lives have been devastated so quickly and in a terrible way.
I am struggling a little to find my MOJO ... checked my suitcase but its not in there!!!  
I needed a Box and gift card for a friends birthday.  I made her Birthday Card using the same paper but guess what ... Yep!! it is in the envelope all sealed and I forgot to photograph it.  
Here are my Box & Card:-
Papers are from an A4 Pad, I had a look but could not find the front cover
Base of the box just Bog Standard white 300gsm A4 card stock
A very old SB Lacy Squares Die
Butterfly made from beads, plus a bow, some wire and a border of sparkly stuff all from my stash
That`s it for today, 
Thank you for your visit I really do appreciate it
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A little bit of Holiday Colouring

Good morning Blog friends and followers, thank you for popping by.  
While I was having a cuppa this morning I turned on the television to see what was happening in the world.  
Oh! My! Goodness! more tragedy!!! My thoughts and prayers are with these poor people effected by the terrible fire in that block of flats in London.
I have not managed to make any cards since I returned home form holiday.  I think I left my MoJo in the Algarve.  I popped some books to read and pieces I could colour in my luggage.  I am an early riser, Hubby is not, in the time I had to myself I coloured a few pieces. 
Here is one of them.

It is a Sugar Nellie image I downloaded many years ago
I have a few downloaded, it is good to print some off  when you want them
It is coloured using Spectrum Noir Pencils

That`s it for today
I really must try to get some projects started
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy 90th Birthday Card

Good Monday morning folks, I hope you are all well and ready for the week ahead.
We are back from our holiday in the Algarve where the weather was amazing, blue skies all day every day.  I LOVE the heat but I do NOT lie in the sun, getting older wrinkles start to appear naturally I don`t want to add to them!!!  We did lots of walking, approx 5 miles every day, plus meeting with up and having days away, BBQs and meals with friends who live out there. 
Washing and Ironing baskets emptied, cases back in the attic for now!!!  Hopefully they will be down in a couple of months for my sister Hazel and I going off on our annual holiday, nothing booked as yet.
Today`s card  is one ordered by an old lady in the village to give to her friend for her 90th Birthday.

Base card 6x6
Spotty and Bird paper/card from a Tilda Paper Stack, mounted on Burgundy card 
Sentiment computer generated
Organza Ribbon, Miaflower
Dazzler from my stash
Enjoying a much needed Ice Cream with our friend Anne on the left, me and John.  Anne`s hubby David was taking the photo
David, Anne & John.  We were in Villa Real for the day, in the background over the river is Spain
That`s it from me for today
Thank you you for your visit, I really appreciate you calling in
Till next time
Patricia xxx


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello Bloggers, I just want to thank you all for calling by and commenting.
These last few weeks I have been away with John in Portugal on the Algarve enjoying myself.  I did schedual a few posts as I find it very frustrating trying to do it on  the iPad.
I don`t ever mention that we are away from the house, we live so rural and rather isolated.
I have lots and lots of people who call into the Blog but never leave any sign that they have actually visited.  They are just in those numbers I can see. You just don`t know who looks in.
A friend of a friend had posted all over Facebook and Twitter that they were off to the Florida for a 3 week trip and wondered she arrived back why her house had been ransacked.  They reckoned someone had actually slept in their bed!!!  The ironic thing was she kept saying to people "how did they know we were away from the house" DOH!!!
Here is a card I made for my neighbour before I left.  I saw something similar on Pinterest that I quite liked and did a take on it.  Pinterest is brilliant if you hit a spell of Crafters Block!!!

Kraft Card 
SB Die for the trellis effect
SW Die for the Ivy
TH Tattered Florals for the flowers
SU Sentiment 

That`s it for today, thank you so much for your visit much appricated
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Silver Wedding Wishes

Hello Blog friends and faithful followers, thank you for all your visits. 
I am part of a brilliant group of nine Crafty (in the arty way) friends.  We live widely spread out over this country plus one in Germany.  We meet up every 6 months for a few days together, we laugh, chat, eat, have a few drinkies, lots of food, shopping and absolutely loads and loads of FUN!!!
We initially met through Sue Wilson`s Blog, got together at a Crafty Weekend and have stayed firm friends ever since.  We keep in touch daily, we manage lots of fun and laughter.  We share all our crafty projects both good and any disasters we may have.  We love to see what each of us has made whether at home, at a Class or Workshop we might have been lucky enough to go to.
One of  group of nine, Diane and her hubby Julian cerebrated their Silver Wedding in May. They had a Garden Party in their own beautiful garden for the occasion.  I really hope she does not mind me sharing her card with you.    
It is a very simple card, I think it is quite effective, says what it needs to say.
Diane lives way down in Southamton, I just had to add a little Thistle to the card, well!!! it was sent all the way from Scotland. 
I had a spell away from Blogging, I have been lucky many of my Blog friends have returned. I really, really appreciate that.  
I thought you might like to see how our Grandsons are getting on.
Thomas the older one is very tall, at just 12 will be 13 in September, he is almost 6`.  His dad, our son is 6`3" his mum  5`7" my side of the family are all quite tall.   Robert 10 is average for his age but is desperate to be tall like his big brother.  He is signed with Dundee Football Club as a Junior Trainee Goalkeeper and says he needs to be tall to "fill" the goal.
That`s them with their dad in our house a few weeks ago.

Must crack on once again, loads to do, not enough time to do it all.
Thank you very much for your visit I really appreciate you take time out of your busy day to call by.
Till next time.

Patricia xxx