Friday, 5 December 2014

Ooopps! forgot it was Oldie for Friday

 Hello Blog friends, followers and all who might just press a wrong button and land here.  You are all very welcome, I love having you call by.
Out early today, not long back.  Sat down with a cuppa and my IPad  what did I see when I clicked on    ....   Posts for Oldie on Friday started be Erika across at:-
I had completely forgotten it was Friday, sorry about that   ...    who stole my week???
Have had a quick root round, here is what I found:-

A Twinchie:- remember when we were all making these???
A Twinchie was a tiny 2 x 2 inch card or piece of Art Work.  To show how creative you could be with such a small canvas to work on. They were good for little Gift tags.  Quite popular in  ...  approx 2009/2010   ...   I think!!!
Backing paper from NitWits
Buttons on a tiny metal heart shape I made from scraps of wire we use to make our Pendants
Ribbon and pearls
Scrap of MS punched border

John & I popped into Elaine`s on the way home from Perth.   She was sleeping, did not actually see or talk to her.  We chatted with Doug who is a bit concerned that she is not getting on as well as he thought she might.  See! there`s the BIG problem, Elaine is never ill and always at "every ones" beck & call no matter how she is feeling.  I have often said that I really do not know how she copes.
That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit, much appreciated
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Cold and Frosty Today

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who stop by to see what I have been up to. 
Extremely cold and frosty here today.  However we do have a BIG bonus   ...   the sun is shining, the sky is blue.  What a wonderful treat after so many weeks of dark, dull, rainy weather.
I would like to thank all the people who do not have a Blog but stop by regularly and leave such lovely comments.   
Marci:- who does not have a Blog left a comment saying she often drops by but does not always comment.  I know lots do that, by looking at the statistics that show on the side chart.  If it was not for you fantastic people all this would be a total waste of time.
More "thank yous"  I have passed on the wonderful sweet comments for Elaine, she is very touched that have done that as most of you do not know her.  When I phoned this morning, as always  ...   she`s fine!!!!  I can tell by her voice shes not but as long as she feels she is that helps.  Some of you know Elaine, she is tiny which is a good thing.   Her hubby, a strong guy but not as young as he used to be, has to carry her to the toilet and shower.  She has not broken her ankles, however they are in a bad way with all the pressure she was applying to the brakes before she hit the oncoming car.  The steering had completely gone on her new Vauxhall Adam car.   Ironically they got a re-call letter the other day, after the event of course ...  to check the "steering"
Here is my card for today:-

Its another Christmas Card.  I am hoping to get to the end of these soon.
I have most of mine made just have to park my bottom, get the inserts done, get them in and ready for posting.

Card approx 5x7 using cream card
Dull gold card I found in a box
Dark green card
Cream card same as base
Scrap of ribbon
Poinsetta made using our "Family Tartan Paper"
Scraps of paper from my Bit Box
Some buttons and twine
Stamp brought home from the Sates ...  no makers name on it, I really like it

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

Patricia  xxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Buddy is Bruised & Battered

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who has popped in for a visit.  You are very welcome, I love that you take time to do that.  For any not feeling to good at the moment here are some (((((hugs)))))  Help yourself if you think they might help.
Just back from visiting Elaine who is in a bit of a state.  Elaine was involved in a car accident on Friday.  OMG!! when I saw the pictures of the car she is really lucky to be alive.  The brand new car she got for her birthday back in August is a total right-off.  Not only was the car a mess after hitting another car it came to rest inches from a live Electricity Pole.   Everyone has been telling her the can can replaced, we would not be able to replace her.  She is at home in bed for another couple of days then has to start trying to get about.  Luckily she has a Shower Room in her bedroom.
When I got the news it was a right shock, fairly knocked me off my stride that day.  
Myra:-  Glad I managed to bring back some memories.  I see you call yourself "The Coconut Ice Lady" now that`s something I have never managed to master!!!
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on our Anniversary Tea.
Carol:- No problem having Afternoon Tea at Gleneagles they cater for lots of Dietry needs
Here is the card I made for Elaine:-

I was sitting having my lunch when it suddenly dawned on me I had not made a card   ...  panic stations!!!
SW new Striplet Die which cuts a dream
I cut the Striplet into the card then made a frame using the outside edge of the Die.  Backed it with a piece of Lilac card and added pearls
Sentiment done on the computer  ..  a bit too much distressing I feel!!!  Matted it onto a piece of the Lilac card then onto some white
Triple bow using narrow Organza Ribbon

That`s it for today 
Thank you very much for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Card

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Thank you so much for stopping to see what I have been up to, I love having you here.  I like to get back to you and see what you have been doing although a few of you do not have live Blogs ......why not???  It is great fun although it does take up some of your free time.  Not a problem normally but just now time seems to be flashing by rather quickly.
I have Thomas here all day Robert is off as Team Goalie at a big Football Tournament in Dundee. Everyone except mum, who is working, will be here for dinner this evening.   The boys have also asked for a sleepover.   They are off school tomorrow for St Andrews day  .. the Patron Saint of Scotland.  We don`t have them quite so often so we are looking forward to that.
Right here are a couple of cards I made during the week:-

A Bauble card:-
I had a red circle of card lying and thought it looked like a bauble.  
The little deer a Die Cut image from a Tilda Paper Stack
Backing paper from a First Addition paper stack
SB Grand Fancy Circle Dies
SB Poinsettia
Ribbon from my stash

Another made from bits
The music backing paper is the waste from cutting the circle for the card above
Scraps of Gold card for the SB Bauble
SB Grand Dies for the frame cut from card bought at  The Papeterie in Aberdeen.
Stamp bought in the States when on holiday last month .. no name
Ribbon from my stash

John and Thomas off on an Adventure Walk so getting time to do this. 

That`s it for today
Off to get things done for the meal tonight 
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate you calling in
Till next time


Patricia  xx