Saturday, 13 December 2014

"Gift Bag for Elaine"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who lands here because the pressed the wrong button!!!
Welcome to my wee corner of the wonderful world of Blogging.
I am struggling to keep up with commenting at the moment   ...  not because I am too busy   ...   it`s Blooming Blogger.  I find I have to sign into my Google Account every time I make a comment.  Sometimes I write one and Pfff!!! it disappears into Cybre Space.  If I have not left you a comment recently it is not that I am ignoring you, I am visiting I promise.  
Thank you for all the lovely comments on Thomas`s Engine.  When I was dusting it (and others he has made) this morning I tipped it over and the coal fell out of the tender.  When he built his models he wanted to crush some real coal, we decided that would be to heavy and also messy.  Thank goodness we went for the option in use   ...  crumpled up "After Eight Papers"   Thomas loves After Eights, him and Grandpa had a great time eating their way through boxes of then to fill the tenders!!!
Finished my Christmas Cards, posted ones away, a few waiting to be popped in doors or handed over with gifts.
I made one for Robert`s birthday which is today and of course forgot to photograph it.
Here is my offering for today:-
Have not made one of these Gift Bags for a long time:-

Bag made using SB Grand Labels One
Tilda Papers for everything
SB Rose and foliage Dies
Have filled it with some Handmade Sweets for Elaine.

Elaine keeps asking me to show her how to make these, which I do.  She always says she never gets them right.  Elaine does not have a lot of spare time or patience.   I feel for making these they are the "most important" ingredients!!!!
Elaine is still struggling to get over the car accident   ...   what have I just said about patience????

That`s it for today
I really must go and do some tidying up of "craft stuff"    There is a section of worktop in the kitchen that I have not seen the surface of for ages!!!
Thank you for your visit and comments I really appreciate each and every one
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Friday, 12 December 2014

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends, followers and poppers by ....... Yet again, I`m late, I`m late for "Oldie on Friday " 
Busy busy here this morning, we had the boys overnight then to school.  Mum was night shift, gets home approx 9am.  Dad goes out at 7am to get to work.  I usually leave our house 6.30am scoot along to theirs (10 min drive) to do what we call a "swap over" it`s only every now and again.  I get them up, fed and along to school just 3or4 mins from their house.  I am back home and in our house for approx 9am.   However the roads here are "lethal" with snow and ice they stayed overnight and Grandpa took them to school in the 4x4.  John and John Jnr did not want me out so early on the bad roads. The reason I do the "Swap over" is I am the early riser in this house !!!  It was a long slow 8 mile drive for them this morning but they got there safe and sound. 
Here is my "Oldie for Friday" started by Erika at
We would like to see any of your past work, it does not have to be cards.

Here is something "very" different made of card but certainly not a "card" as we know them
Made mostly by Thomas with a little help from me, done a few years ago now. (I think he was 4 possibly 5 when he built it)  Like his dad and Grandpa he is very much into railways.  He wanted to make a model of "Mallard" so here is what he ended up with. It still sits proudly on display in the Guest Bedroom.
I have to apologise for lack of comments on your wonderful works.   I am having real problems with "blogger" at the moment I think most of us are for some reason.  Last night I had absolutely nothing, I think that was because of the horrible weather, we will see.

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

Patricia  xxx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Oh! No! I see the Snow!!!

Hello Blog friends, followers and everyone who visits.  Just to let you know without you guys I would not bother posting.  It is your comments on my Blog that make it all worth while.  I send a BIG Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Well folks winter has reached us here.  There is a thick covering of snow on the hills I see out of the Kitchen windows which face directly North!!!!    There was a light dusting on the ones out the front yesterday and this morning, that has gone for now.  The sun is shining, the shy is blue, it all looks wonderful but I am still not a lover of it.
I got lots of cards finished yesterday, John posted the ones that were small enough to go in the box on his way to collect the paper this morning. .  I have to confess, I was naughty, I cheated a bit this year.  I usually do all the inserts on the computer however time was running away from me and I just "stamped" them.
I still have all the cards for the neighbours still to do.  That`s the only thing about living in a tiny village, you have to make a card for almost everyone.  
Phoned Elaine this morning, she`s not good. Will not say exactly what she says she feels like, you can just imagine!!!  Does not want any visitors, will leave it today but not taking no for an answer tomorrow. 
Took a rest from Card Making and did this:-

An Altered Coffee Jar!!!
Just noticed that bottom piece of twin needs sorting. Funny how you always see the mistakes when its too late, however you get the idea. I have mounted the floral piece on card and used Velcro Dots to attach it to the Jar.  I will be using it as a vase, don`t want all the paper flowers to get soaked when I am washing out the jar.
I know I should have been doing other things BUT!!! when I saw the empty jar waiting to go into the Glass Recycling I had one of those "light bulb moments" that just had to be worked on.

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for stopping to see what I have been up to, I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx