Tuesday, 10 December 2013

"Two of Twelve"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are managing to avoid all the "bugs" that are going around.  Poor Mrs Duck has not been able to paddle in the pond for a couple of days.  She is rather under the weather I am sending her some (((((hugs))))).  If any others need some (((((hugs)))))........ there you go.
Thank you so much for calling by today, I hope you like what you see.  If you do please call back again, I would love to see you.   If you have time please leave a message, that way I can link back to see what you get up to.
I was at the boys "Nativity" play this afternoon.  Grandpa and daddy are going tomorrow evening.  Audrey was helping in the kitchen with the Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.   The boys did very well.  There are only 19 pupils in the whole school.  Primary 1, 2 & 3 did the play taking multiple parts.  Robert was a Narrator and one of the Wise Men.  The older ones did the music, playing their instruments and singing. They all seemed to enjoy it so that to me was the main thing.  Had to laugh at Thomas, he asked if I had enjoyed it.  I told him it was excellent, his rely to that was  ........ "did you not find it boring?? that story never changes from year to year".  Told him that it has been the same story for over 2000 years so there is no chance of it changing now.  "That`s what I mean Granny do you not think it is time to change it???" ......................... children!!!!

My cards today are 2 of 12 I have made like this
They were very quick easy, the door being done with a Sizzix Embossing folder
Matted onto a colour then an A6 card
Most time consuming part was punching out all the foliage.  I used a Martha Stewart Punch for that
I cut a frame for the foliage using two of the very smallest SB Classic Circle Die set
I added Cosmic Simmer Faux Pearls using Silver Pearl.  I did have some red, for some reason it seemed rather thin and did not hold it shape well at all.   That ended up in the bin
Bows are Silk Ribbon from my stash
Waste from Peel Offs for the door knobs

That`s it for today folks
Thank you so much for popping in I really do appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

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Monday, 9 December 2013

"The same but different!!!!"

Hello Blog friends, well oh! well, where on earth did the weekend go??  Actually where did last week go???
Thank you so much for taking time to come visit.  I know that time is precious for us all at this busy time of year.     
 Boys and their dad popped by and stayed for lunch yesterday (Sunday).  Good job I always have plenty of options in the freezer or store cupboard!!!!  Mind you they are rather low at the moment.  I had emptied one of the freezers to defrost it in preparation for getting all the Christmas food in.  Audrey is working Night Shift Christmas Eve.  I am doing the Christmas Dinner, I make it and transport it along to their house.  Audrey and I get the table all done, we prepare the vegetables as much as we can at their house.   I make the Soup, cook the Turkey and make the Sticky Toffee Pudding, bring them along on the day.  I have done this since Thomas was 3 so that he could stay in his own house to play with his toys.  Audrey always has to work a shift round Christmas day.  Babies don`t stop coming into the world  because it is Christmas Day!!!!    That is why we have Christmas, to celebrate the birth of a baby.........................
Here are a few of the Christmas Cards I made on Saturday.  Once the general bits and pieces round the house were done I had all day to play.  I made 12 of these, still quite flat, I just hope they will go as 2nd class.  We will see I am posting them later this morning.
Yesterday, Thomas and John went off on an "adventure walk" Robert wanted to stay with me and "bake"  After the cakes were made he wanted to make a Christmas Card for his mum & dad.  He made a brilliant card but guess what ......I forgot to photograph it.  He found some Die Cuts I got from a friend and used them.  Later today I am going to copy his idea and make a few cards

Base cards various sizes, I am using up pre-scored cards I have had in stock for some time.
Some I have done white on white others cream on cream.
SB Dies cut as frames 
Memory Box Candle Die
A little glitter on a few

That`s it folks
Thank you so much for calling by I really appreciate it.  Thank you also for all the lovely comments you leave.  That`s what makes it all worth while.
Till next time 

Patricia   xxx

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