Friday, 14 November 2014

An "Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends and followers.  Hope you are all well, if not please help yourself to some (((((hugs)))) if you think they might help.
Today is Friday   ...  that means its Oldie for Friday over at
Erika would love to see some of your past makes or posts.  Does not have to be a card just something that you think others would like to have another look at.  Remember some might never have seen any of your fantastic work before if the have just recently started Blogging or looking in on Blogs.
Here is mine:-

These are 3 little Chipboard Baskets from the Hobbycraft Shop when it opened in Dundee.
Cheap as Chips pained with equally as cheap emulsion paint.  I crackled them with PVA Glue, decorated with odd Roses that had been lying about and a few bits of foliage. 
They are good to pop maybe a pair of earrings or small piece of Jewellery into. 
Hazel and I sold lots of these at Craft Fairs.

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

Tomorrow we are off to my friend Elaine`s daughters wedding.  We are all going, the whole family. If I can get some pictures I will let you see them sometime next week.   I keep forgetting to take my camera, having that does help!!!

Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia  xxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I have taken the "Plunge"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any one who got here by pure chance!!!!  Welcome, I love to have to you visit, it brightens my day.  And man Oh! man does it need brightened today.  The weather here is so miserable, its so dark.
Anyway I have taken the plunge and used these:-


I have told you I had these Prisma Pencils.   They were a gift from John & Audrey ages ago.  I have always been frightened to use them they are so beautiful just to look at. One of the last things Kate said to me when we were waving her goodbye after our NEC trip was "get those pencils out and use them"
Well Kate my friend,  today is the day, I have taken the Plunge.  They are so wonderful to use, soft, smooth and they blend so well.
To be honest it was not what I intended to do today.  I was tidying up some bits and pieces in preparation for that..  I came across some "freebe" Digital images I had printed off for Robert to colour.  Amongst them were a few Besties Digital images I printed off for me!! I had forgotten about them.  They are quite large which helped as I am not that great at the colouring.
Here is the card I have created:-

Not perfect, it takes lots of practise for that, I have a lot of practising to do
However that`s the box opened and the pencils used.  I tried to outline the image but feel the colour I used is a bit too dark
Base, navy A4 card folded
Docrafts Capsule Collection paper from Candy I won on Carole Zs Blog
Papers I had printed Dots and Checks
Ribbon from my box
No Greeting, it has gone in the box, you never know, it  might get used.   Miracle's might happen and someone will want to "buy" it!!!!

That`s it for today
Off to get on with what I intended to do:-
Thank you for popping by today I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Monday, 10 November 2014

"NEC goodies & a make"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any poppers by. Welcome to my we corner of Blogland I love to have you here.  I do hope you are all well this Monday morning, the start to yet another week.
I think that`s me back down to earth after a fantastic weekend at the NEC.  Met Kate off the Inverness bus on Thursday 11.45ish.  Into Hazel`s car and off to Inverkeithing where we left it and boarded the bus for Edinburgh Airport.  Something to eat then on the plane to Birmingham, rather a rocky flight due to the wind and rain outside.  Arrived at the hotel, quick turn around then of for the "fun" part  ...  meeting up with Ang (Mrs Duck) Christine and Ang`s lovely friend Nesta.  A great night, lots of chat, laughter and food.  It ended all too quickly though.  Christine had a fair journey home and the weather was not good.  Ang was taking her fried home but managed to accommodate us as well, back to the hotel.  OMG!! picture the scene ... me at 5`9" trying to get my long legs out of the back of a 2 door car.  Oh! I got in OK but getting out was an absolute hoot!!!.  Made worse by the fact I could hardly do anything for laughing and the others were no help for doing the same!!!!
Next morning we were up and off:-
I met up with the fantastic Jenny
I have followed Jenny`s Blog for quite a while, and was delighted when she mentioned a meet up.  What she does is way different to what I do but every one of her projects is a "Work of  Art" I love it.  I got a beautiful card from Jenny,  I know I will be able to do  a take on it. I will show you Jenny`s card in another post.
Margaret Corgi Owner:- Don`t know what Washing Powder you use but we certainly saw that "sparkling" white Tea Towel you waved as we passed over your house!!!!
 Here is my "haul" not a lot as we were restricted to Cabin Baggage:- 

First part of the shopping

Second part

All that`s left from the bag fantastic homemade goodies  ... a gift from Ang:-

A make with my new Lavinia Stamp:-

I needed a quick Birthday Card and that`s it
Base card approx 5 x 7 white card stock from the Papaterie Aberdeen
Blue card from the same place
More of the White Card
Stencil cut from card using a SB classic circle Die
Inked through with Faded Jeans and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
My lovely new Lavinia Stamp.  Stamped in black and coloured using the background inks plus brown for round the door & window
Happy Birthday stamp ... magazine feebee

That`s it for today, off to get the house done
Thank you so much for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx