Friday, 7 November 2014

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello folks, this is a Scheduled Post. 
I am in Birmingham with my sister Hazel and Kate  hopefully having Breakfast before heading along the NEC for the Hobbycraft Show.
I don`t normally do Scheduled Posts but would like to join Erika over at:-   Erika started this so we can show things we have done in the past.  It does not have to be cards, anything "crafty" you have made and would like to show please go ahead and Blog it then link to Erika she will be delighted to see it.
Here is mine:-

Base card approx 8x6
Dark pink card
Pink card
Tilda Card from one of their stacks for the 3 panels matted on to dark pink card
Lace, ribbon, pin and pearls from my stash
Felt Rose:- a circle of felt cut in a spiral and re-wound to form a rose
Hand written sentiment

That` it for today folks, will let you know how the "noisy crowd" got on when we get back to base
Thank you so much for popping by especially when I am not there to return the favour of commenting.
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

"Another little batch"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who finds themselves here because the pressed the wrong button!!!  Welcome, I really love having you here, it brightens my day.
Talking of day it is a beautiful one here at the moment, very cold with a bit of frost this morning.  Off to get my hair trimmed, in preparation for our trip to Birmingham.  Got to do something to make myself look presentable.  Look like I have had a bad fright or stuck my finger in the electric socket at this point in time.
Bag packed for our trip to Birmingham, not a lot in it, I am leaving plenty space for goodies.  Meeting Hazel in Perth tomorrow morning, we will wait for Kate coming down from Inverness.  On to Inverkeithing to leave the car, board the Airport Bus for Edinburgh Airport and on to Birmingham.  We are meeting up with Ang (Mrs Duck) her friend Nesta and Christine (Christine`s cards & Gifts) for dinner on Thursday.  Last year was loads of fun and it was our very first meet up.  This time we know one another a bit better, I think it will be a lot more fun and noise........!!!
I did a Card Class yesterday, they all behaved and made the projects I had prepared.   I did not realise when I agreed to do these classes the amount of work involved.  Next class is in 2 weeks and I have had to start getting things ready for that.  However I did manage an afternoon "playing" and made another batch of flat cards for the cheaper postage rate.  That`s me almost finished with all our posting cards.  They are very simple  .....  we know where do they all end up after the event.
Here are yesterday`s makes:-

Base cards are A4 white card stock from the Papeterie Aberdeen
I scored and cut them to give me some Tent style cards and long A6 if you know what I mean
LOTV Images from their Art Pads.  I was really disappointed in them when they arrived.  They promote them as XL but they are just the same size as they normally produce.  Have 2 images per each sheet where normally there is 1 image per sheet
Anyway I matted each image and placed them on my card base.  The little stamp I got along with a tree when I was in Glasgow just finishes them off

That`s it from me for today
Thank you so much for stopping by I really appreciate that
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Monday, 3 November 2014

"Been making my Christmas Cards"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well if not I am sending some (((((hugs))))).  Help yourself there are plenty in the pot.   I know there are a few families out there that really need our thoughts and prayers.  I am keeping you all in mind.
The weather here when I got up this morning was "shocking".  However we actually have had a beautiful sunny if rather chilly afternoon,  The sky is clear and we have a beautiful moon shining as I type this.
I had decided because of the weather this morning, I would get the housework done and do some crafting.  Have not made a decision like that in a long time.
The boys were here yesterday, Robert and I had great fun playing with Crafty Stuff.   Think my mojo has returned, I do hope so.
So with that in mind I decided I should start on some cards for us to be sending out.  I was on a run and got lots done.  All flat for the cheaper rate of postage.  Still have all the "specials" to do, that`s for another time though.
Here is what I have done:-

They are a mixture of A6, 6x6 and 4x4
The 4x4 are made from waste from projects for the Card Class ........ waste not want not!!!
I got the idea for the ones with the "scene" from Jules  she showed this on her Blog some time ago.  I did some of these with the Card Class and have shown some before.  The stamp is a rather long image which Jules had split up.  I took that idea and have done the same .....  Thank you Jules.  If you have time hop over and have look, Jules makes some absolutely brilliant cards.
The Christmas tree Stamp I bought in Glasgow.  Very simple just stamped and embossed, some I did with Gold others Silver.  I used sparkly WOW powder.  The Happy Christmas stamp came with the tree.
Lancashire Steph does not have an active Blog but posted a comment on mine about a super Stamp Co. 
I have had a look and they have some great sentiment stamps.  I will wait till I get back from Birmingham this weekend.  If I don`t get what I looking for there, I will certainly be purchasing from them.

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

Patricia  xxx