Saturday, 24 January 2015

"Playing with New Stamps"

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Welcome, I just love that you come visit.  Thank you to all who come and leave a comment I enjoy reading them.  I had a lovely new commenter the other day ... Laura O`Connor who unfortunately does not have a Blog so I cant return the favour.   I now have a few regular commenters that don`t have Blogs.  However thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a message.
About a week ago I saw a stunning card on this Blog:-
Well actually every card Tina shows is Stunning.  If you get time pop over and have a look.  
Anyway Tina had used a set of Stamps that gave the most wonderful effect.  With Tina`s  help I managed to get the set of Stamps and have had great fun playing with them.  
Here is just one of the cards I have made:-

Base Card approx 7 x 7 PMD Hammered Card
Layers of the same card cut with SB Grand Square Dies. (I was rather annoyed that these Dies left copper colouring round the edges of the Die Cut)
Yellow card from stock
StampingUp Stippled Blossom Stamp Set  (This is what they call a "Two Step" stamping system)
Adirondack inks 

The Stamps come with a "Solid" image and an "open" one to go with it.  You stamp the solid then overstamp with the open one.  It certainly gives a stunning effect, I am NOT a stamper but I certainly LOVED working with these.

Robert was here Thursday evening, Audrey and I were out.  Grandpa was in charge, Robert wanted to make a card for their neighbour down the lane who has just has a Hysterectomy Operation.  Left him a box of bits, I did stamp a couple for sentiments for him.  He made a stunning card which I will show you tomorrow.

Right off to play with my stamps again
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till tomorrow

Patricia   xxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

"Oldie for Friday"

 Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well.  Thank you for popping by.   Today this is the day we show some of our old projects.  It does not have to be cards, anything you have created and would like to share.  This was started by Erika over at:-   it is just a bit of fun so please think about joining in.
Here is my contribution:-

An Origami Box
I love making these.  There is a wonderful Video Tutorial over at:-   Christina is brilliant at showing you "step by step" what to do.  
There is a link on the left hand side bar.
Once you have mastered the initial fold you are off and running.  

Thank you for popping by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

"Baby Boy"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who happened to press the wrong button.  Welcome to my little corner in the wonderful world of Blogging.  Hope you are all well and coping with the snow if you have it. 
I would like to welcome my latest follower Becky thank you for choosing to look in to see what I get up to.  I would also like to thank Sam Smithard for her lovey comment.  I know Sam is a very faithful follower of Sue Wilson.  I am honoured that she popped in and left little old me a comment.
Nothing exciting here at the moment, its dull today, and rather cold.
Here is my offering for today:-

Base card approx 6 x 6
Blue Card
Digital image I have had forever
Coloured with ProMarkers 
Computer generated sentiment
Very simple, that`s what was requested

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

Patricia  xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A Tag Today

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who has decided to visit me.  Thank you for taking the time to do that, I love having you here.
Myra:-  Thank you for putting you hand up!!!! I think it must be you that is my latest follower.  It is nice to know who it is. 
Late post today, we were both at the Dentist this morning.  Nothing to get done for me, John has to go back for a replacement filling, it`s not out but loose.
Today I have a Tag to show you:-

Tag cut from scrap card
Papers from the box
I even did a little bit of Stenciling
SB Dies for the Rose & Foliage
Marianne Die for the Scroll 
Tonic Punch for the Butterflies
Scraps for the banner which is stamped with the sentiment
American Seam Binding

That`s it for today
Off to rummage in the Bit Box see if I can make something.  There are a few small cards in there waiting to be used up.  Making that this weeks mission.
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time


Patricia   xxx 

P.S.  Lynda if you pop in I am sorry I have not commented recently I just can not get it any to publish.
        I have a few that I am struggling with do not know why  ...  COMPUTERS!!!!!! I hate them!!!

Monday, 19 January 2015

"Just for You"

Good morning Blog friends, followers anyone who has just popped in to see what I get up to.  Welcome to my little corner of Blogland, I love having you here.  Hope you like what you see and call again soon.
Right! this will be very quick today.  Yesterday I prepared and scheduled a post.  Monday is cleaning Day then John and I are off out to get a few things ticked off our "to do list".  John badly needs a Haircut for one   ....!!!!  
I don`t know what happened to my original post.  It appeared far too soon with the the usual heading that the post was not available.  I have tried to rescue it, being so totally useless on the computer have failed miserably.....!!!!
Here is my card made from that bundle you saw in my last post:-

Base card approx 5 x 7
Pink card
Couture Creations Deco Die
Scrap from the box for my banner
Phill Martin Sentiment Stamp
MS Punch for the Foliage
A Die I think was Free with a magazine for the Flowers

That`s if for now
Thank you for calling in, I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

"I don`t have a Craft Room"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any visitors.  Welcome to my little corner of Blogland where all is calm and the sun is shining brightly.  Hope you are all well and enjoying some sunshine, it fairly lifts the spirits.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last Post.  A few comment on my Tidy Bits Box and saying I must have a tidy Craft Room.  I don`t have a Craft Room, I craft in the kitchen.   My kitchen is a good size, I have a very long work surface which I use for crafting.  I also have 2 overhead cupboards, 2 drawers and 2 base cupboards.  As you all well know that`s not nearly enough room for Crafty things!!!  I have lots dotted other places so I thought I would show you........!!
Very picture heavy, you might need a choccy biscuit and a coffee ... here we go:-

We have a large hall where this sideboard sits, it contains lots of A3 card.
Drawers full of envelopes, the little drawers at the side hold all my "back up" Cosmic shimmer Glue, double sided tape.  I always have lots of back up stock for use with the Craft Classes
Oh! the top 3 small drawers do not have any crafty things in them, nor the bottom Big drawer......pretty good what!!!

Upper kitchen cupboard

 Drawer No1 seem to have lost the picture of No2
Base cupboard
Utility Room
Utility room again
Still the Utility Room where I keep my GC neatly in the bag on the floor
Now for the other bits.  I had a corner in the Guest Bedroom that had a long tall chest of drawers.  I found another place for then to fit in these units bought in IKEA:-
Covered over with curtain matching the window ones.  Bet visitors get a surprise when they open that curtain!!!
My "Lace" I do keep it quite neat as it also resides in the Guest room
 This is the bundle I am working on at the moment. I like the kitchen left tidy I will clear everything away when I am finished

Oh! how I would LOVE a "Craft Room" ........ wakey!! wakey!! folks that`s it
Thank you you for popping in I really appreciate it
Off to create something to show you tomorrow
Patricia  xxx

Oh! Steph if you pop in ......  I really don`t know how I would do embossing a "frame".  Cut first or emboss first .......  I think it would need a bit of experimenting.