Friday, 24 January 2014

"Totally White on White"

Hello and welcome to my little corner of Blogland. 
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend............its here again, where did the week go???
Up and out early this morning.  John Jnr needed to catch an earlier train than he planned,  Audrey had an appointment she did not want to miss.  Granny to the rescue, I went along to get the boys fed and out to school.  It was really frosty here this morning, car had to be de-frosted.  Boys no problem, once fed they know the routine and get on with it.
It stayed bright all day which was good.  The hill I see out my kitchen window has a dusting of snow ......Man! you should see the ones behind that!!!!!  I just hope it all stays up there, don`t want it down at this level but I am sure it will come it is in the air.
My card today is one of a few I made for my cabinet at the Tearoom.  It was looking rather bare, I had sold so many bags and boxes over Christmas.  I know I had to get somethings done but just could not get myself pulled together to do it.  That`s it filled up once again plus a few orders which will keep my busy over the weekend.

White on White
Base card 6 x 6
Marianne Die I used all the elements
SB Blossom Five for the Rose
SB Foliage
Memory Box bird
Pearl from my stash
Thought this could work for a birthday or wedding

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for calling by I reaaly appreciate it
Till Next time

Patricia   xxx

Thursday, 23 January 2014

"From my Bits & Bobs Box"

Hello fellow Bloggers and followers, hope you are all well.
All fine here at the Ranch.  Been a fantastic day here, the sky was blue, the sun was shining.  What a difference the sun makes.  John and I took ourselves off over to Cupar in Fife this morning.  Stopped at the Craft Shop ............WOW!! what a great shop.  It is in part of the local Carpet & Curtain Shop, a father and son business.   However the son (a keen crafter) is taking a bigger and bigger part of running the business and has seen a gap in the market.  There are no good Crafty Shops within a 50 mile radius of his shop. He has converted part of the shop into a Craft Area and he is still expanding. 
We then popped a few miles along the road to see Hazel & Charlie.  We had lunch with them and a great chat.  Hazel is off on holiday in a few weeks, I will be over to meet her, we will have a good tour round the Craft Shop then.  Just the two of us so we can Oooo! and Aaaa! and spend, spend, spend till we have no money left.
Welcome Di_wray my new follower, thank you so much for deciding to join me.  I hope you will pop back now and again.  I could not link back to you, I take it you do not have an active Blog!!!
had a CriCut machine on her Blog for sale at £45.00.  It might be away by now but what a bargain for someone.
The other day I was tidying up "Stuff" that was lying about.  Before I put my "Die Cut Bits & Bobs" box away I had a wee look through it.  Here is a card I made, only had time to make one but there is definitely the makings for more in there.  The only thing not from the box is the base card.  That was made from an off cut, I managed to get a 6 x 6 card from that.

From this

to this

That`s it for today folks, off to get some dinner prepared.
Elaine comes this evening so late night ahead.
Thank you so much for calling by I really appreciate that you take time to do that
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

"Been Tidying Up"

Hello Blog friends, welcome to my little corner of Blogland.   Thank you so much for coming to visit me, I love to have you here.  
Better weather here today than over the weekend.  Typical, just typical, when you have time to get out and about it pours with rain!!!!
Glenda Brooks:- I am not ignoring you.  When I click to link back to your Blog it keeps telling the page is unavailable.  So, so annoying, I really loved seeing your beautiful creations.
Did not have the boys yesterday, they went to "American Margaret`s" for lunch and as always stayed for ages.  We call her American Margaret because Audrey has a few friends called Margaret.
When J & A bought their tumbled down cottage, there was another cottage down the lane.  There were curtains on the windows and a well tended garden but they did not see anyone for weeks.  They were told it belonged to a  couple who lived in California, it was their "holiday home".  Turned out, Margaret was born and brought up in the cottage.  She left for America when she was 19 years old and did very well out there.  Years later, she heard through friends the cottage was for sale she decided to buy it.  When she came on holiday with her husband Steve they met John and Audrey.   They all got on very well, Margaret fell in love with them both, especially our son as he was so like her 3 boys.  They formed a really close bond with the whole family.  Have been to Weddings, Christenings etc:-  They have been over quite a few times to California for holidays.  Margaret and Steve are here for a few weeks.  Margaret`s brother was very ill over Christmas and was given a short time to live.  She flew over, went straight to the hospital to see her brother.   He died the next day.  So sad, it was like he stayed alive to see her.
Anyway that`s where the boys were yesterday.  Steve and Margaret spoil them rotten.  They love doing it and the boys obviously love it.
Free day for me, I had a bit of a tidy up of the "crafty stuff" that was lying around.  Funny how that "stuff" manages to find its way into so many corners of the house!!!!!
Here is one of the cards I made.  Not one sheet of new card or paper was used in the process:-

Base card white 6 x 6
Kraft Card
Freebe paper from a Magazine
Rose paper from Tattered Lace Magazine
Die cut leaves from scraps
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

That`s it for today
Thank you from dropping by I really appreciate it
Till next time 

Patricia   xxx

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

"Another from the Bit Box"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well, safe and dry. The weather here is shocking, rain, rain and even more rain.  I really feel for all those people who have suffered flooding and live with the fear there might still be more. 
Have to welcome yet another follower thank you Judy for deciding to follow my Blog you are most welcome.  I hope you like what I do and call back often.  If you pop over to Judy`s Blog today she has a fantastic "fun" card for you to see.
All quite here at the Ranch, boys not here "yet".  They were here most of yesterday, it was Daddy`s day to spend some time with his friends.  They meet once a month in each others houses for a day of Model Making, lunch and chat.  Audrey gets quite annoyed if he has to ask us to take the boys.   She was working so what was he supposed to do??? We love having them here so there is not a problem.  She has days off during the week that she goes out to lunch with her friends.  John works so hard, he needs a day like he had yesterday.  Audrey (a Midwife) is working again today, it is pouring rain ....... SO!! the boys might be along to let Daddy walk the dogs.  The boys love to go on the dry days. on the rainy days they are not so keen.  They all have fantastic "gear" for wet walking but come on!!! who likes walking in the rain??? I for one hate it, that`s one of the reasons we do not have a dog.  The boys find it hard to understand why we don`t have one.  Living out in the country nearly everyone has a dog.....................well I have always liked to be different so why change now????
Robert was crafting yesterday so the "Bit Box" was out.  While he was creating I decided to see what I could make at the same time.  He likes me to make things with him.......not for him.  He is more than capable of doing all that himself and don`t try to give him your ideas,no thanks.   I just let him get on with it, I have managed to persuade him to put an insert in his cards rather than writing on the inside of the card.  I know, I know he is only 7 but if he is making a nice card I feel it is spoilt by writing on the card.
Forgot to photograph Robert`s cards but here is mine:-

Base card white 6 x 6
Kraft Card
Pink paper a freebe from a Magazine
Star is reverse side of the floral .. Tilda scraps
Image LOTV
Butterflies an X Punch
With Love a stamp

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for popping by, I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx