Friday, 29 November 2013

"More my Style again"

Hello Blog friends, has anyone else felt it a lot colder today??
Did the food shopping, fridge and cupboards full once again for a couple of days.  That should keep us going till we go off for our couple of days next week.
Spent most of the afternoon at John & Audrey`s the boys are off school till Tuesday.  Thomas "needed his Grandpa" he is sick.  School closed for a break and in bed sick .......what a bummer!!!   Just one of the many bugs going about I suppose.  Any time Thomas is ill he needs his Grandpa with him.  I think is comes from when he was born.  He was in an incubator for 48 hours, John spent so much time sitting with him holding his hand.  We were all there at some point but I feel a bond was created between those two that is there to this day.   Robert only ever wants his mum when he is ill.

Another card I made when I had "Play Time" yesterday.
I have used the same Die as I used on the card I did not like..................but I do like this one, more my style.
White base card approx 5 x 7
NitWits backing paper from a LOTV  Paper Pad
Frame cut using 1st and 2nd larger Dies from SB Opulent Ovals set
Heartfelt Lace Border Die
Heartfelt Classic Leaf Die
Cheery Lyn Chrysanthemum Strip Die 
Some swirls I received as a wee gift from my Blogging friend Rita some time ago.
Some other flowers punched out using a Martha Stewart Punch
Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts popped in the centre of the flowers

I remember seeing something similar to this design when Hazel and I were trawling Blogs while we were on holiday last year.  It stuck in my mind because it was so my style.  I think it could have been the HeartFelt Blog.  Who ever and where ever I thank them for the inspiration.

Thats it from me for today folks
Thank you so much for taking time to came calling.   I really appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me.
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


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Thursday, 28 November 2013

"Wonderful Day"

Welcome Blog friends, thank you for calling by today.  
I have to thank you for all your lovely comments on yesterday`s card which I really did not like.  Transfer from brain to card just did not work for me...............could possibly be lack of "brain"!!!!
However I feel today`s offering is more my thing.
I have had a wonderful day "at home" .  John and I worked out that apart from a week past Monday when I spent most of the day in bed nursing a horrible cold, this is the first time in 5 weeks I spent a whole day in the house.
I did the essential housework, cooked lunch and dinner other that that I had time to "Play" and I loved it. 
Tomorrow it will be food shopping I think, the fridge looks rather bare.
Here is one of the cards I made today.

White base card approx 6 x 6
Piece of white card I scored on my Ultimate using the Box Board.  I lightly distressed it
Cheery Lyn Doily Die, distressed a great deal more than the scored card
SB Classic Circle die to Die cut a sentiment stamp which I thought was rather appropriate
Marianne Dies for the all the swirls and Foliage
My old faithful and all time favorite ever Die SB Blossom Five for the Rose

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

Patricia   xxx


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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

"Not happy with this one"

Hello and welcome to my little corner of Blogland. 
Thank you so much for continuing to support me on my crafty journey.  
Unfortunately today you might take one look and decide not to bother coming back.  I really do not know what happened!!!!  I had an idea in my head BUT once I transfered it to card it is nothing like I imagined!!!
Never mind tomorrow might be better..................certainly hope so.

Base card approx 5 x 7
Pink Card Stock
White card stock embossed with a music embossing folder and distressed round the edges
I Die Cut old cereal packet, to give me a thickish frame.   Embossed it with WOW embossing Powder.  Did not like the result but Hey! Ho! you cant win them all.  I cut this in half so I could get it to show round my Die Cut image
Used the same Die to cut my LOTV image of Bags
Threaded some ribbon to cover where I had cut the embossed Die Cut
Computer generated sentiment and a few pearls to finish off
That`s it for today
Thank you so much for calling by I really appreciate that you take time to so that.
Will try to have something better for tomorrow.  I hope to have a "whole day at home" well thats the way it looks at the moment!!!!
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

"Simple card from the Bits"

Hello Blog friends, I hope you are well and staying clear of all the Bugs that going about.
I am over the cold I managed to pick up from somewhere.  Hope that`s it for along time, I took so bad as I am not one to be bothered with colds, thank goodness.
Thank you so much for calling by today.  I really love that you come to visit and leave all your lovely comments.    I think I have almost caught up with all my commenting.  If I have not visited you yet, hopefully I will be there soon.
Did the Card Class this morning, the ladies seemed pleased with the cards they made.  I have two ladies who come together, they are always rather grumpy and do not smile much.  Today there was just one of them ....Oh! My! Goodness! she was like a different person.  Chatty, laughing and actually talking, what a treat..... I now think I quite like this lady!!!    Next time will be the last class for this year.  They all want yet more Christmas cards, there is a limit for Christmas Cards and I think I have reached that.  Will have to scour some magazines for ideas for the next class.
Very quick card made from some of the "bits" I am trying to clear away off the corner of the Dinning Room table.  

White card I made into approx 4 x 6 card
A piece of paper I had printed from a My Craft Studio Floriography CD
SB Basic Lattice Die cut I cut for something else 
Rose made using SB Blossom Five Die from some of the backing paper
Leaves cut from a Crealies Die from Joanna Sheen
Banner made from scraps of white and brown card
Sentiment a Stamping Up Stamp

Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate that you time out of your busy day to call by

Ooops!!! nearly forgot did you see the lovely card my sister (Hazel) Baskets of Joy posted??? I am rather proud of her and her first attempt
That`s it for today folks
Till next time

Patricia xxx


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Monday, 25 November 2013

"Wreath Card"

CoooEeee!!! Blog friends I am back!!!  Do not know for how long but I am here today.
OMG!! were has the time gone.  This past week I have not had time to change my mind, nor had a minute to play.
Thank you so much for staying with me I really do appreciate that you do that.  I have tried to keep up with as many of your Blogs as possible.  If I have missed you it is not intentional, I just do not seem to have the time just now.  I promise I will get round you all soon.
Things are so hectic here at the "Homestead" John has actually taken the "Bull by the Horns" and booked a couple of nights away next week.  It must be bad when John sees it.
We have also had the boys a fair bit these past few weeks, just circumstances.......  They are no problem, just extra work.  However for the first time in almost 7 years I was glad to see Robert going home on Saturday afternoon.  Oh! Man! talk about exasperating!!!!    John never raises his voice to the boys, actually he never really raises his voice.  Well he did on Saturday when Robert spoke back to him...................enough said.................children!!!!
I was trying to tidy away some bits and pieces, I want it all used, binned, in the bag for the school or finally tidied away before the end of this week.
After the cleaning, washing and soup made today I got down to finishing off all the bits for the Card Class tomorrow.  I did find time to play as well and I really loved that couple of hours to loose myself.
Here is the card I made

6x6 white Base Card
Pink card stock I pierced round the edge
Piece of Tilda Paper that was been lying in the bundle.   I think I had intended making a box lid with this bit.  Could not find any card for the late now it is used!!!
Circles I had cut for something and never used finally found there way on to this card
Bits of ribbon I had pulled out for Idea what it had been for but they are used up now.
I like doing this ribbon weaving.  It looks quite complicated but once you get into the swing of doing it, it is easy
Embellished with bits from my box

Hopefully I might get back tomorrow.  I have the Card Class to do in the morning, I would really like to find time to play in the afternoon.  I am out at night so no chance then
Till I get back
Be good, keep warm

Patricia   xxx
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