Friday, 21 November 2014

Oldie for Friday

Good morning Blog friends, followers and anyone who has just popped by to see what "Oldie for Friday" is all about.    No! its not ME!! although I feel like an "oldie" I really do not like this "dark time" of year and the fact that it has rained for so long  ...  my feet are getting that "webbed" shaped" look again. 
Oldie for Friday it is something started by Erika at:-
Anything you have done in the past that you might like to share with others is what is asked for.  Come on I am sure there is something you would love to share with us.
Stephanie Cotterill  thank you for your comment on my colouring.  I use Digital images that I have downloaded  to colour.  I am not a stamper, that way when I want an image I know that I can "print" it and it will be right.  No using up card to get an image that is worth colouring.  Some are Freebies others downloads and much cheaper than buying a Stamp although I do have lots of stamps.
Anyway here is my  "Oldie for Friday"

A Canvas I did for Elaine for her Birthday a couple of years ago
Cheap canvas from "The Works"
SB Fancy Lattice Die
SB Butterfly Die, some cut using Tilda Paper Scraps other cut from white card.  I then mixed and matched them

That`s it from me for today
Thank you so much for calling by, I love having you here
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Little Gift Box

Hello Blog friends, followers and any passers by.  Thank you for pressing the button that brings you to my little corner of Blogland.  I hope you like what you see, leave a comment and come back again soon.
I got the idea for the project I am showing you today from the Blog of a very talented lady   If you get a chance pop over and see the wonderful things she does.  Lizzie made her box far bigger than I needed.   I adjusted mine to suit, which was very easy.
Elaine`s daughter Gillian has lived with her partner for a while, have furnished there home as they wanted with all the things they needed.  They requested money for their Wedding Gift.  They are Honeymooning in Florida so for us it was Dollars.  Right!! how do you make some Dollars look like a gift?  For me it was to make a box, here is what I did:-

I made the box to fit the Die Cut I used.  I got 10 of these Die Cuts on EBay some time ago and shared them with Hazel.  I have used them for standard Wedding Cards up till this one
Navy Card for the actual box, that was the colour of the Bridesmaid Dresses
White Organza Ribbon from Mieflower
The little inside box was made to fit the folded Dollars
I did fit a nice verse onto the inside front flap
The White & Silver Card for decoration was bought in the States.  60 sheets 4 of  each design, stunning card 280 maybe 300Gsm for $14.99. It is beautiful to work with  
Might as well show you the back while I am at it
I put it in a large Cellophane Card Bag,cut off the extra bits and made a parcel.  I tied the parcel with the White Ribbon and a nice Triple Bow.  Sorry no picture of the parcel, forgot to take it   ...   silly me

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

Patricia  xxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

I have been colouring again

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who pop into see what I have been up to.  Welcome to my little corner of the wonderful world of Blogging.  I love to have you visit and read all your lovely comments, thank you for taking time to do that.
Well   ....   can you believe it, the rain has stopped, they sky is bright ... not clear or remotely blue but it is bright.   Will not say too much and hope that it last for the couple of hours of daylight we have left.
Did the Card Class this morning, all good fun, thank goodness we have tamed the Rebels at long last.  Elaine and I split the session she does the first class then pops back over to the Tea Room to work.  I carry on with my Projects.  Today I had them make 2 Christmas Cards.  Very simple using LOTV Christmas Art Pad Images.  They want to do more Christmas Cards so "thinking cap" on again for next time.
I still have my Prisma Pencils out and using them.   I have a lot to learn but I am getting there.   I am waiting for Blending Fluid and some Stumps arriving.  I have watched a couple of YouTube Videos, I think using the Blending Fluid might help.
Here is another of my projects:-

Digital Image, which is good as I can make it as big as I want.
I prefer bigger at the moment.
Base card A4 folded
Nitwit Christmas Papers bought from LOTV at Glasgow a few weeks ago
Blue Card for matting
SB Largest Die in this set.  I drew round the largest Die on to Blue Card for a mat
SB With Love Die bought in Birmingham
Elaine having fun in the Workshop.   It is good to see her relaxed, she has been so up tight of late with all the wedding plans

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

Patricia  xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The wedding

Good morning Blog friends, followers and any passers by.  Welcome to my little part of the wonderful world of Blogging.  
Just a quick post to let you see a few pictures from Elaine`s daughters wedding yesterday.  The rain stayed off for all the outside photos, I was so pleased for them.  
The country side round us is deep under water to the extent it looks like the sea, in the valley to one side of  the main road.  So far, us and all our friends are dry, a few having had scary moments.   The sun is shining at the moment but the forecast is not good for later and tomorrow. 
Here are a few photos (not too good) I think I might need a new camera ...... or perhaps its just the "nut behind the lens"...................!!!!

The happy couple with Gillan`s two boys who "gave her away"
Happy mum, my friend Elaine.   Have not a clue where her hubby Doug got to!!!!
My handsome boys
The whole "Clan"
John always has been a bit greedy!!!

That`s it for now I will be back soon with some sample cards I am off to make for the Card Class on Tuesday

Thank you so much for pressing the button to see what I have been up to I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx