Friday, 13 November 2015

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any Poppers By!!!  Welcome to my little corner of Blogland that I deserted for a while.  How silly of me, I feel I have missed so much.  Life was very hectic and filled the time.  Live is even more hectic ... in a good way at the moment. 
I am so glad to be back and joining Erika over at:-
Erika started "Oldie for Friday"  way back when!!! a chance to show off your older Crafty projects.  I does not have to be Cards anything you have made in the past is what we want to see.
Here is mine:-

A Tissue Box Cover.
My friend Pearl asked me to make 2 of these for her mum who had gone into a Nursing Home.  Pearl wanted her Mum`s room to look nice.
I used a StampinUp set of Stamps "Stippled Blossom" (no longer available) to decorate.

I am still busy making things for my Fundraising Table. 
I will show you some of those next week.

Have a great day
Thank you so much for calling in I really do appreciate it.
I am trying to visit you all when I get a few minutes now and again
Till my next time here
Patricia  xxx

Thursday, 12 November 2015

"How Too"

Hello Blog friends and followers, hope you are all well.  If you are ill or a bit down here are a few (((((hugs))))) to help.
Still keeping busy with makes tor the Fundraiser Table on Sunday. 
When Hazel and I did Craft Fairs we always had "Stock" just in case ...!!!  However when we decided to stop we "sold, gifted, gave away or just used ourselves" any stock we had.  This has meant "everything" and I do mean "everything" on my table will be Hand Made.  
As long as the school make money I will be Happy.  
Some of the children are going Skiing early next year.  This is to help raise money to pay for the bus.  I just hope the company they hire from this year takes into account that when hiring a bus to go "skiing" they might just happen to encounter "SNOW"  Last year the Bus Company cancelled the bus one day.  There had been heavy snow overnight, the roads were open.  Police & AA Reports were good but the Bus Company did not do SNOW!!!  The Head Teacher hired a Mini Bus and drove the children herself.   They had lost a couple of days but did get them back the next week.
Thomas is going, he loves Skiing.  Robert he`s the Footballer has decide he would rather have new Football Boots...each to their own.
Here is a quick Tutorial on how I make the T-Light Holders.
Remember these are for Battery Operated T-Lights only.

Heartfelt Creations Lace Border Die.  I do not have the packet, it`s a very old Die I have had for years.  I do know Iconuk.Co.Uk have it, a friend of mine ordered it on Monday
Circles are each a set of Dies ...  again old Dies.  You have to judge which to use for what size you make your Holders.
One Die Cut joined as close to the edges as possible makes the smallest Holder.  Cosmic Shimmer Glue is definitely the BEST for this ... how do I know!!!  One of the small Battery T-Lights fits in there beautifully.
Two Die Cuts with this piece removed from each, then overlapped on each "window" panel makes the "Medium" size.
Two cut, and overlapped on the "Window " panel makes the Large size.  I made different sizes just to give variations on the Table.  Some people have less room than others as well.
Hope you understand what I did.  It is easy doing it yourself and "showing" others but doing this is a bit more tricky.

Right best get going, more things to make and others to finish off.

Thank you for your visit I really appreciate you taking the time to do that
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

"T-Light holders with Roses"

Good morning Blog friends and followers.  I am lucky to have so many of you looking in and commenting after me being missing for so long ... Thank You very much for your loyalty I really appreciate it.
I will get round to you all A.S.A.P.
I am still busy making things for the boys school Fundraiser on Sunday.
Hazel has made me up some little baskets.  Thank goodness for great sisters, Hazel was not good last week but Wow! she bounces back real quickly.
A few of you said you would like to see the T-Light Holders with Roses on them that I mentioned I was making.
Here they are:-

I used the same Heartfelt Creations Die.  I have other Dies but this is definitely the best one.
Roses made from "Cheap as Chips" 180gsm paper I get from a Printers Shop.  Well actually Hazel gets it for me.  She happens to have a Discount Card for the place.
Leaves are a mixture of foliage Dies I have.
Here are Robert`s makes for the table:-

Page Markers:-
They were shown how to make these by their Art Teacher.  He was so excited to come and show me.  Said "Granny I have a great idea for you"  Yes! it is a great idea.
I got Robert to make most of them, it is for his school after all.  I had to do the "hole" at the top we were going through lots of layers.  I also had to pop the Tassel's on.  They were a bit fiddly for his fingers.

Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate you calling by
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

Sunday, 8 November 2015

"May I come in ... PLEASE"

Hellooooo!!! Bloggers, I know, I know it`s been a while.  
I have so missed Blogging, I think I am overcoming my fear of "Blogging"  Well not the Blogging part, just worrying about who is out there looking in and sometimes causing upset. 
That behind me I am "biting the bullet" and having a go once more.
All well here at the Ranch, trees almost bare and rather sad looking.  Crops lifted including the potatoes, Oh! the potatoes WOW!! you should have seen the muddy mess in the village ... the joys of rural living!!!
I am very busy at the moment.  My boys booked a table at their school "Soup on Sunday Fundraiser"  It is next Sunday but they only told me about it just over a week ago.  I was away last weekend with Hazel from Thursday till Sunday evening.  Well that was the theory, it was so late by the time we got back to Hazels where I left my car.   I was so tired I did not have the energy to drive the 50 miles home in the dark so had a sleepover.   I did eventually get home Lunchtime Monday having to wait till the fog cleared a bit before starting out.  
Here is a taste of what I have been making for my table.

I have been making T-Light holders for Battery Operated T-Lights
These are some of the Christmas ones.  I am working on the same idea with Roses (what else) so they can be used all year round

Base for these is Heartfelt Creations Lace Border Die
SB Classic and Lacy Circle Dies
SB and Sue Wilson  Dies for the foliage
Poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts

That`s it for today 
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Will be back again during the week when I can draw breath again
Till then
Patricia   xxx