Monday, 19 March 2018

Boxes and Roses!!!

Good Monday morning everyone, thank you visiting..  
Hope you have all had a good weekend and not bothered too much by all that blooming snow!!  Tell you what, I am sick seeing the stuff, it put paid to a lot of this weekends plans.  However everyone is safe, no bumps or breaks so we are thankful for that. 
I have spent far more time in the house this past month than I have done in a long time.  Upside ... lots of clearing out done both of my wardrobe and my crafty stuff.   Also had loads of "Playtime"  which is the bonus!!!
I bought some of the Flower Making Foam, have to say ... its just NOT for me!!! I find paper far easier to manipulate.  Well folks they do say, horses for courses, the foam is way off my course.
Here are a few things I have made:-

Made this style of box after watching a Video by  Sam makes some amazing projects right up my street.

Don`t know where the individual picture of the "top left hand box" has gone, just could not find it.
All the flowers are made using 160gsm paper.  
Card and papers are all from my stash.
 That`s it for today
Till next time, I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful week.
Thank you so much for taking time to call by and leave your comments.
Patricia xxx


Thursday, 15 March 2018

A very simple card

Good morning everyone, hope you are all good and looking forward to the day ahead.  It is very windy here today, has been all night.  Wonder what I will see blown about the garden when daylight comes.
Thank you for all you visits and lovely comments I really appreciate them.
I have been working on a couple of projects which I will share soon.  Today I have a very simple card made using a new stamps I ordered from
This site has so many little word and quote stamps plus a wonderful selection of just different stamps. They do make stamps to your own designs.   Service is 1st class as well.  
Here is the card I made with the first trial of the stamp.  You just can`t waste something like that can you!!!

I stamped on a scrap of white card and coloured the flower.
Mounted that on to another piece of card from my Scrap Box then on to an A6 Card blank
I did actually score lots of lines across the front of the card to give some texture.  Sorry you just can`t see them. 
I thought that was enough, however it just looked a little bare so I added the sentiment stamp.
Think you will agree it does look unfinished without the sentiment which is a stamp from a SW stamp set.  There is a tiny black speck to the left of the sentiment, I only noticed it after I took the photograph.   I did cover it with a tiny pearl, I also popped one in the centre of the flower.  Card was snapped up and used by our DIL before I took another photo.

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling by, I do appreciate it.
Patricia xxx

Monday, 12 March 2018

"A blast from the Past"

Sorry I am late with my Monday Post, it was not that I was not up early enough, I wakened at 3.30ish and just could not get back to sleep.   I had computer problems this morning.
I hope you all had a good weekend.   If you have landed here from another Blog or by pressing a wrong button please stay a while, I love having visitors. 
While I was snowed in I spent time looking back at old projects.  
Till last year my friend Elaine had a little Tea Room, I had a cabinet where I displayed and sold a few things.  Cards were obviously the biggest seller although I did sell lots of boxes and other 3D makes.
These were a big seller:-

It was amazing the uses the customers put these to.  They could buy the bags and shoes separately or as a set.  The bags held quite a lot, the shoes were mostly used for things like a nice Handcream in one, nail polish, emery boards and lipstick in the other.  I did some Demo Days showing how to gift wrap the shoes or the whole lot as Gift Sets.
The shoes are made using a very old Template.  Papers 12x12 Paper Pads from The Works.  
Sue Wilson Dies for the fancy edges along the bags.  Also some of Sue`s Dies for the bows and flowers, any sparkly bits are from my stash.
That`s it for today.
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
Patricia xxx

Thursday, 8 March 2018

"Another Man Card"

Hello Blog friends and followers, I hope you are all good and have no after effects from all that snow.  We hope it will all melt slowly without any heavy rain adding to the mix.
I actually managed out yesterday in my own car which eventually emerged from its snow mound.  
Being snowed in meant I had loads of time to be crafting, I did not do as much as I should have though.
I did make the cards that "had" to be made.  I also found quite a few 1/2 made ones which I finished off, I did achieve something.
I did have to make another "Man Card"  here it is:-

Base card is A6 brown card.  
You don`t see it in the picture, the scene sits on some score lines and there are some just above the sentiment.   I scored them every line on my score board to give a little texture.
I lightly shaded a small piece of white card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Denim and Mowed Lawn.
I used StaminUp Lovely as a Tree stamp set plus an Inkilicious stamp for the grasses in the front.  Bird stamp from a Scenescape set.  I then cut the scene to the size I required for the card.  I went over the edges with the ink to take away any whiteness.
Happy Birthday a very old SU wood mounted stamp.
I actually made two cards ... the same but different if you know what I mean.
One went off in the post without being photographed ... Ooooppps!!! This one has gone in my Stock Box.
That`s it for today, 
Thank you for your visit, I really do appreciate it.
Patricia xxx


Monday, 5 March 2018

"Baby Cards"

Hello Blog friends and followers, how are you all coping??? Hope you are all safe, warm and had a good stock of food in.
WOW!! that snow was relentless, well it was here anyway.  We were totally cut off Wednesday/Thursday, we are free now, it is all beginning to melt away, thank goodness..
We live very rural, in a little hamlet where there is no shop, school or even a church.  There were these in the past but have long gone.  Our nearest shops are 3 miles to the right or left of our gate out to the village.  We are used to this and know to stock up well for the winter months.  We were fine but are now running out of "fresh" milk.  We dug John`s 4x4 out yesterday, its now sitting just inside the drive gates ready to Rock & Roll later this morning.  We left my little car, the snow was mid way up the doors, that`s gone down a lot, I will be able to move it later today.
Anyway enough, hopefully that`s it over for this year, spring days are coming!!!
Today I have a couple of Baby Cards to show you.

First one is made using a Digital Image I bought years ago.  Sorry I totally forget where I bought it or who the designer is.  It is easy to use, you just colour the skin a little and add the appropriate colour for the hat.
Again another old image that has been well used, suitable for a boy or girl by changing the colours.
Both greetings are computer generated.
That`s it for today, thank you for your visits, I really appreciate them.
Till next time stay safe and warm.
Patricia xxx

Thursday, 1 March 2018

A Man Card

Hello everyone, happy 1st of March.
I hope you are all warm and safe.  WOW!!! that`s some Beast from the East that has attacked us.  We have had far more snow than we really need here in south Perthshire, Scotland.  
One good thing about not managing out is I have managed to do lots in the house.  Plus I have also managed some extra "play time".
Today`s card was an order which luckily was for last week and had been picked up.

Its a very simple card  
Brown Base Card
Kanban designer card I have had for years and I mean years.  
It was bought when they had their factory in Shipley, Yorkshire.  My husband worked for a Yorkshire company, I often used to go down to head office with him.  One of the directors wives was a crafter, she did not drive so she arranged to have a car for me to drive and off we went.  We had great fun filling deep A4 boxes with goodies!!!
Various mats
Happy Birthday is a SU Stamp from a set I won along with lots of other StampinUp goodies in a Magazine Competition 
I "think" the Ivy is a SW Die
A string bow to finish off 

Patricia Howarth ask about the SU .... yes! Patricia, its short for StampinUp

That`s it for today, thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Be careful if you are out and about

Patricia xxx


Monday, 26 February 2018

Same Stamp Set 3 Cards!!

Hello Blog friends and followers hope you are all good and had a great weekend.  
Once again thank you for calling by and thank you to some of my past followers for coming back again see me I really do appreciate it.
I am late this morning, I overslept!!! that just puts everything behind.
To cap it all it had snowed overnight and it looks like it will snow again ahhhh!!!!

I love using the Layered Stamp Sets, some I have mastered, a few I still struggle with.  Practice makes perfect they say but how many time do I have to practice???
Today`s cards are made using Altenew Peony Stamp Set I have mastered this one quite well, I love using it..

Three different cards using the same set and all very different.
Base cards I cut myself 
Mats are made using SW card stock
I used SU Inks, I really like their inks.  The sentiment stamp is also a wood blocked SU stamp I have had for some time.  

Hope you manage to stay warm in the weather we are to be getting.
John checked we have plenty choppped logs to keep us going.  We do have central heating but the open fire is so comforting in the cold/snowy weather.

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it

Patricia xxx