Wednesday, 6 November 2013

"One for the box"

Hello Blog friends a quick post this evening.
Thank you so much for calling by, I love that you take time to visit.
 Keeping this short I have lots to do before taking off tomorrow morning.  
I am picking Elaine up tomorrow morning at 10.45 then on to Perth to meet Hazel.  We will then all meet Kate (Culliesocks) off her bus from Inverness.    We then head for Edinburgh Airport to catch our flight to Birmingham.  Talk about excitement!!!! popped in to the Tearoom for a cuppa and see Elaine.  Man!! she was running about like a "headless chicken".  Think she will be really glad to get away and have some "fun"
My card today is one for the box

White 5 x 5 base card
Lilac card
White card embossed after I had covered the embossing folder with distress ink
I did not use the first run through it was just a bit too dark.  This was the second run through
SB Heart Die with a small square die set in and then cut out to form a frame
Flowers and foliage cut using various Dies and Punches

That`s it for today off to get myself together
Thank you for calling by today I really appreciate that
Till I get good

Patricia  xxx

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

"Happy Birthday card"

Hello fellow Bloggers and crafty friends.
Welcome to my little corner of the wonderful world of Blogging.  Thank you so much for taking time to come visit, I hope you like what you see and continue to come back.  
It was absolutely "Freezing" here today.  When I opened the curtains this morning I thought the snow had made it to lower levels but it was just an extremely thick frost......Brrrrr!!!!  It did turn damp later in the afternoon then it was just down right miserable.
Gail who comments on mine and some other Blogs has now set up an active Blog.  Please pop over and visit if you have time.   We all know that daunting feeling when we first start.
I have managed to get all my Card Class projects done and bagged for next Tuesday.  I know it seams rather early but Birmingham is looming this weekend.  Next week we have the boys Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.  Thank goodness they are at school, although it will mean clock watching. 
Today's card is one I have made in advance for my friend Pearl.  She is not into Blogs or even the computer so hopefully she will not see it.

Base card white 6 x 6
Cream card I had embossed with a Sploge Away brick wall effect stencil just to see how it would turn out.   It worked out OK, obviously not quite as deep as an embossing folder but it is fine.  It was in my Bit Box so I decided to use it up as a background
A piece of white 160gsm paper punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  I like this punch but it does not like paper of any thickness.  I never use it now, I had intended throwing it out and was giving it one last chance.  I have put it back in the box .... we will see how long it gets kept.  Certainly does not like card that`s for sure
Computer generated greeting mounted on cream card, tails cut by hand and a "Pearl" added
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves.  The twirly bits are the cut off stems twisted round the end of my Poky tool or cocktail stick

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate that
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

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Monday, 4 November 2013

"There is "SNOW" on them there hills"

Good Monday morning Bloggers, bit "nippy" here with a rather thick frost!!!!  Beautiful blue skies at the moment but how long will that last........!!!
Yesterday was also a beautiful day.  John and I went into Dundee to meet up with Hazel .  We had not seen her since she got back from her holiday.  Although we chat a lot on the phone I have missed seeing her.  Coming home the road is very high looking to the far north. Wow! Oh! Wow! the hills in the distance had a very thick covering of "SNOW"!!!!  That`s only about 30miles up the road from us, I do hope it disappears soon or decides juts to stay where it is for quite a while yet.
Thank you so much for your visit I love that you call by.  Sorry I have been missing for a few days.  Life has got rather busy and time does not stretch as far as I would like.  I promise I will get round to commenting very soon.  Till then keep well and be happy.
My card today was an order from Hazel`s daughter Tammy.  Tammy does not like too fancy, plainer the better and straight to the point that`s our Tammy.

Base card white card stock approx 5 x 7
Pink Pearl card I ran through one of Sue Wilson`s Embossing Folders  ..  Lattice Hearts
LOTV image Die Cut with SB Opulent Ovals
Computer generated greeting matted on pink 
Looking at it now I should have put some Glossy Accents on the balloon, too late Tammy has all the cards she ordered

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for popping by I really appreciate that you take time to do that
Till next time

Patricia   xxx


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