Saturday, 25 June 2016

"Box for a friend"

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and doing some Happy Crafting.   It`s much better than watching all the "gloom and doom" predictions on the telly!!!!
I am finding it very difficult to sit down and actually loose myself in Crafting, never used to be a problem.
This is a box I made for a dear friend Hazel and I met a few years ago through Blogging.  We love to meet up and chat only problem is we live nearly 200 miles apart.  Visits are few and far between, however we make the most of every minute when do get a chance to get together.

Made from a "Works" paper Pad ... if you have not bought any of these yet you really must.  They are fantastic value at only £3 & £4 
Great quality 250gsm and 2 sheets of 12 double sided designs in the pack.  They have lots of packs to suit most tastes.
If there is not a shop near you they do offer a wonderful quick online service
Roses are made from purple 160gsm card/paper.  I used household bleach to create some colour difference. 

There is the most wonderful easy to follow Tutorial to be found here:-

If go to the Tutorials List then look for "Origami Box" 
I love making these boxes and am lucky enough not to need the Tutorial nowOnce you make a couple your set.

Right must go get some Housework done
Thank you for your visit
Till next time 


Patricia  xxx

Friday, 24 June 2016

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello everyone hope you are well and looking forward to yet another weekend  ...  how did that happen so quickly???
I am struggling to find some older things that I have not already shown you.  I never used to photo ALL my projects, just the ones I was actually posting.  Now I often have my projects wrapped, in boxes or envelopes all sealed and ready to go ... guess what ... I have forgotten to photograph them.  It really must be an age thing!!! 
Anyway had a rummage and here we go:-

This was a "First Anniversary" card for a neighbours daughter.  My goodness they have two little boys 7 &3 now ... how time flies.
The embellishments were made using old  Crealies Flower and Foliage Dies.
LOTV pre-coloured image and I "think" a SB Die for the background circle.

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

Patricia  xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

"From the Bit Box"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who has just popped in for a look.  Welcome to my little corner of Blogland.  
Since I came back from holiday I have done NO crafting at all.  The weather last week was so depressing that did not help.  
I went to the cupboard where I keep my Bit Box, opened the door and it fell out " did you hear the words"!!!!!  Most of the bits are in another box for the school.  They will love me for bringing that along so near the end of Term.  In Scotland our children finish at the end of this month.  They will have plenty of bits to play with next term anyway!!!
Here is a card I made with a stamp and some bits:-

Base card off cut from a project
Pink & white card scraps
I inked a piece of white card then stamped an image.  A  very old wood mounted rubber stamp that I like.  Did a few dots with a white gel pen  .... done!!!
No greeting I will put it in my box and add the greetting as needed

That`s it for today ... off to look for some "crafty inspiration"
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

"Another Rose Card"

Hello Blog friends followers or anyone who pressed a wrong button and landed here!!!  Please stop and look, if you have time please leave a wee comment to tell me you were here.
Since I came home from Holiday I have not been in the mood for Crafting.  The weather has been so  miserable which has not helped.  However we did have some sunshine yesterday, thank goodness.
I received a phone call yesterday asking if would make a Sympathy Card.  It is possibly the last kind of card I would have sat down to make but Hey! Ho! Beggars can`t be choosers as they say.
Here is my card:-

Base card approx 5 x 7
Navy card
SU Stippled Blossom Stamp Set.  
Have to say of all the Multi Layered Stamp Sets I have this has to be my all time favourite
SU Ink Pad Midnight Muse for the flowers.
Leaves Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz
Sentiment from a Phil Martin Stamp Set

A few people have commented that they only have one, maybe two colours in the SU Ink Pads  ...  that`s all you need.
Fist layer ...  ink and stamp off twice on scrap paper, then on to your project.   Second layer ink and stamp off once, then the project.  Last layer ink, then direct to project.  Saying all that your Ink Pad obviously HAS to be fresh and Juicy!!!

That`s it for today
I am off to be busy, all our boys are coming along later ... it`s Father Day.

Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate you call in.
Have a great day

Patricia   xxx