Saturday, 10 June 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello Bloggers, I just want to thank you all for calling by and commenting.
These last few weeks I have been away with John in Portugal on the Algarve enjoying myself.  I did schedual a few posts as I find it very frustrating trying to do it on  the iPad.
I don`t ever mention that we are away from the house, we live so rural and rather isolated.
I have lots and lots of people who call into the Blog but never leave any sign that they have actually visited.  They are just in those numbers I can see. You just don`t know who looks in.
A friend of a friend had posted all over Facebook and Twitter that they were off to the Florida for a 3 week trip and wondered she arrived back why her house had been ransacked.  They reckoned someone had actually slept in their bed!!!  The ironic thing was she kept saying to people "how did they know we were away from the house" DOH!!!
Here is a card I made for my neighbour before I left.  I saw something similar on Pinterest that I quite liked and did a take on it.  Pinterest is brilliant if you hit a spell of Crafters Block!!!

Kraft Card 
SB Die for the trellis effect
SW Die for the Ivy
TH Tattered Florals for the flowers
SU Sentiment 

That`s it for today, thank you so much for your visit much appricated
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Silver Wedding Wishes

Hello Blog friends and faithful followers, thank you for all your visits. 
I am part of a brilliant group of nine Crafty (in the arty way) friends.  We live widely spread out over this country plus one in Germany.  We meet up every 6 months for a few days together, we laugh, chat, eat, have a few drinkies, lots of food, shopping and absolutely loads and loads of FUN!!!
We initially met through Sue Wilson`s Blog, got together at a Crafty Weekend and have stayed firm friends ever since.  We keep in touch daily, we manage lots of fun and laughter.  We share all our crafty projects both good and any disasters we may have.  We love to see what each of us has made whether at home, at a Class or Workshop we might have been lucky enough to go to.
One of  group of nine, Diane and her hubby Julian cerebrated their Silver Wedding in May. They had a Garden Party in their own beautiful garden for the occasion.  I really hope she does not mind me sharing her card with you.    
It is a very simple card, I think it is quite effective, says what it needs to say.
Diane lives way down in Southamton, I just had to add a little Thistle to the card, well!!! it was sent all the way from Scotland. 
I had a spell away from Blogging, I have been lucky many of my Blog friends have returned. I really, really appreciate that.  
I thought you might like to see how our Grandsons are getting on.
Thomas the older one is very tall, at just 12 will be 13 in September, he is almost 6`.  His dad, our son is 6`3" his mum  5`7" my side of the family are all quite tall.   Robert 10 is average for his age but is desperate to be tall like his big brother.  He is signed with Dundee Football Club as a Junior Trainee Goalkeeper and says he needs to be tall to "fill" the goal.
That`s them with their dad in our house a few weeks ago.

Must crack on once again, loads to do, not enough time to do it all.
Thank you very much for your visit I really appreciate you take time out of your busy day to call by.
Till next time.

Patricia xxx

Monday, 5 June 2017

StampinUp Beautiful You

Hello Blog friends, followers and popper inners, great to have you here.
Life is getting rather hectic here once again.  I know a lot of you will be the same ... you retire and think you will have all the time in the world.  Well it does not work like that, well not in this house anyway.
I have a selection of StampinUp Beautiful You cards for you today.  Nothing fancy but the stamp set is good for quick cards.  There are two lots of stamps in this set.  I used them a fair bit when they arrived but as usual they now seem to be just sitting on the shelf!!!!

This is a selection cards I made when the stamps first arrived.
This is the only individual one I could find.  I probably have not photographed any others
Stamped in black on grey card coloured using a white pencil. In real life it is rather effective.

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate you taking time to look in.
Till next time

Patricia xxx