Friday, 3 October 2014

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who just happens to call by.  Great to have you here, I hope you like what you see and pop back again some time soon.  If you have an active Blog and leave me a comment I will pop by to see what you have to offer and leave you a comment.   If you don`t have a Blog but leave me a comment thank you for your visit I really appreciate that.
Today is "Oldie for Friday" day started by the lovely Erika  Please join in,  it is just a bit of fun.  It does not have to be a card "anything" you have made and would like us to have a first look at or maybe another viewing go on show us!!!!
Here is mine for this week:- 

Gift Bags for Christmas:-
I showed one of these bags last week and someone mentioned that they would be good for Christmas.
Here are a few I made for gifts lastChristmas.
When I make these bags I make roses with the waste them pop any Roses from any of the papers I have used.
I am hopeless on the computer and have not yet learnt how to link you to one of my old Blog Posts.  I have just managed with the help of my friend Rita how to link to another Blog and Schedule a Post.
So with all that said here is where you will find my Tutorial for the Gift Bags:-
Sunday 4th November 2012

That`s it for today, hope you all have a great day
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

"Workshop make No.2"

Hello folks, 1st October and a wonderful day here in North East Scotland.   Hope it is the same for you guys.  Washing all done, just needs ironed.
Thank you for calling by, love to have you here.  Hope you like what you see and pop back some time soon.
I have been up and out at 6.46 these past two mornings.  John and Audrey usually have their work schedules well worked out between them.   Something not quite right this week!!!  Audrey doing two night shifts, John away during the day rather than working from home,  I have had to go along to be with the boys, get them up, breakfasted and off to school.  Not a big problem, just kinda knocks my day off balance.....I am well off balance at the best of times, so really no change there....LOL!!
Here is the second thing I made at the Workshop last Friday:-

It is actually a free standing calender.
For the life of me I cannot find the "side view" picture.
Card folded to give a "W" shaped stand in the centre and sealed along the top.  It then folds flat for 
Background coloured using Distress Inks.   Spritzed and splattered with water, also stencils and stamps.  Butterflies were stamped, cut out and mounted over their image stamped on the background.
Little calender added then mounted on Kraft Card before being mounted on the base.
I love this idea and do intend making a few for gifts.

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

Patricia  xxx

Off to get the ironing done!!!

Monday, 29 September 2014

"First Workshop make"

Hello Blog friends, followers and poppers by.  Thank you for calling in to see what I have been up to.
Not a lot at the moment, still getting visitors bearing flowers and gifts.  Love having them, but it does steal away some of my free time.  Had wonderful visitors yesterday,  my niece Gillian and her lovely partner Andrew.   Gillian is a brilliant Podiatrist, she came bearing her bag of tools and did my feet.  I get her to do this every 2 maybe 3 months it is just fantastic.  I am fortunate to have very good feet.  The nails on my big toes are getting rather thick (bit like my head) I find them hard to cut.  I even managed to "skip" through my house works this morning.
I mentioned that I did a day of  Workshops on Friday (just one day of a three day Retreat)  in Aberdeen at the Papeterie.  It was really good, I  enjoyed every minute.  Hazel and I thinking about doing the whole 3 days at the next one in April 2015, still under discussion at the moment.
Here is the first thing we made:-

The packs were all made up with everything needed:-
Canvas which we painted with Chalk Paint
MME Joyous paper
TH Snowman Stamp & Die Set
Tattered Poinsettia Die
Plenty of Distress Ink Pads
I don`t normally do things like this but love seeing what other do
I really enjoyed this project and will be doing similar once I get a few Canvases.  Obviously does not have to be a Canvas.  I feel being the canvas you can keep it and bring it year after year

That`s it from me.  Off to bring in the washing and get it ironed
Thank yo so much for your visit I really appreciate you taking time to do that
Till next time

Patricia   xxx