Tuesday, 11 July 2017

White on White

Hello everyone hope you are all well and had a good weekend.
Things are getting a bit busy round here with the boys being off school.  They like to come along to go out cycling Grandpa.   Mum does not cycle, dad who does cycle is at work during the day. evenings are family time or football training.   Like mum I don`t cycle I would rather walk, I just feed them all, that`s a "full time" job .... boys need fed especially ours that`s for sure.
I have a very simple little card for today.  

This card is made using bits left over from a project
White Base card 4x6
White card embossed using a Folder 
SB Dies for the little frame cut  from a scrap of card
Punched flower dusted lightly with ink
Tag cut from a scrap and stamped with a SU sentiment
That`s it for today 
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Patricia xxx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Just for You!!!

Hello everyone hope you are all well.  Thank you for all your comments on my last few posts. 
Without you popping in and leaving all your lovely comments none of this would be worth while. 
Our boys are home after an exciting few days camping.  What I can't get over is how much our DIL enjoys it all.  Audrey likes to be Glammed up and of course this camping lark needs her to be anything but!!!
Today's card was made for a friend, I have known for quite some time. 

Matting and layering Lidl card.
Design Paper from a Tilda 12x12 pad 
Felt roses made cutting a concentric circle and rolling
Seam binding ribbon, lace, pins and pearls all from my stash
Hand written Just for You

That's it for today
Thank you so much for your visit, I really appreciate every single one
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Monday, 3 July 2017

Little Boxes!!!

Hello Blog friends and followers, hope you have all had a good weekend.  All fine here although it was rather quiet, John, Audrey and the boys are off "camping" for a few days.  The boys finished school on Friday for their summer break, fingers crossed they get some good weather.  They are not having their BIG holiday till October, they have a few things lined up for the weeks the boys are off for summer.
I was trawling through Pinterest on Friday afternoon and found a brilliant Tutorial by www.pootles.co.uk  for little hexagonal boxes.  It is a very quick and easy, straight forward little box to make.  The bonus for me was I did not need to make a lid!!!  I have been making Hexagonal boxes and find getting the lids to fit properly a right pain.
When I make something for the first time be it one of my own designs or a Tutorial, I always make  one from just plain Bog Standard Card.  I never us my good card till I know it will work out.
Here are the boxes I made:-

These are all made from basic 250/300gsm card stock plus bits of card and paper from my Bit Box
They will hold 3 or 4 Nail Polishes.
I have done a Nail Polish & a Gel Coat with some tissue for a little gift I needed
They also hold a mini toothpaste, fold up toothbrush, a tube of moisturiser and a mini deodorant.
Great little gift for some one off on holiday.

Have a look on Pootles website she has some great tutorials for little boxes that are all so easy to follow.

That`s it for today 
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Have a great week

Patricia  xxx

Friday, 30 June 2017

Jeepers Creepers

Hello Blog friends hope you are all well.  
The schools in our area finish this week to start the summer break.  I do hope the weather improves some what for the children to be outside as much as possible.  We don`t child mind, however the boys will be along here a fair few times no doubt.  We all live out in the country just 8miles apart. We have the added attraction of lots of woods where they can climb trees.  

I had a request for a card for an 11 year girl .... !!!! 
Here is what I came up with, thank goodness the Granny was delighted.

The stamps I have had for a couple of years, they are in my album of stamps.
Sorry folks I have not a clue which Companies stamps they are.
I paper pieced the boots and coloured bits of them
The little verse stamp came with the boot stamp. Happy Birthday is a very old StampinUp stamp 
That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit and all your comments I really appreciate them.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Gift box for a Man

Hello Blog friends and followers hope you are all well.
After such along spell away from Blogging I would like thank everyone who has popped in recently for their loyal support. 
I made the bags shown in my last post for the two female teachers at Robert`s school.  They also have a man teacher part-time who Robert really likes.  Robert and the teacher get on very well, they are both into music especially Drums.  Robert also plays guitar taught by dad.  Thomas is very left handed and although he also plays guitar he gets rather frustrated sometimes.  Give Thomas a problem to sort out, he is much happier doing that.
Anyway here is my box:-

Base Kraft Card
Paisley Card is Kanban card I have had for years
The only thing I found difficulty about the box was getting the lid to fit
However 2nd go was the better fit
I used a big button as the embellishment

Audrey (DIL) has mini products for men to put in it.
That`s it from me for today
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate each and every one
Till next time
Patricia xxx

Monday, 26 June 2017

Gift Bags!

Hello Blog friends and followers, thank you for calling by.  If you landed here because you pressed a wrong button, welcome, please stay a while. If you have time please leave a comment so I know you called. 
I hope you have all had a good weekend and looking forward to the week ahead.  
Here in this part of the North East of East Scotland the children finish school on Friday for the summer.  I do hope we get a glimpse of it while they are off, we did have a couple of days last week and the week before.  That was it for our part of the world.
I had a few Gift Bags to make for Teacher Gifts, thank goodness Robert goes to a tiny little school.
Here are two bags I have made:-

XCut Die for the bags 
SB & SW Foliage Dies  
SB Garden Blooms for the flowers 
I have not put sentiments on till I hear what Robert wants on them
These bags are brilliant, they hold quite a few Travel/Miniature products.
Audrey (DIL) has the products bought and ready.
They have a man teacher, I will make a box for his gift ... don`t know what that is yet.
That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Two Little Cards

Hello Blog friends and followers, thank you for popping in and Thank You for all your comments on my box.  Remember it was not my idea it was http://johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.uk/ ... did you pop over and have a look at John`s Blog??? 
I use StampinUp Ink pads.  I really like them and use them lots now I have mastered getting them open!!!  The girl I get my things from often sends me a Free Gift.  The last gift was the Thankful Life Stamp Set.  It is one of their multiple layer sets.  I have lots of their "two step" sets and love them.  This one I found a bit tricky but I got there in the end.
Here are two cards I made using the set.  I have made more but always forget to photograph them.

Included in the set is the vase and sentiment
Base White Card Stock, pink card for matting
I inked my stamp then stamped off some ink on a crinkled up piece of Cling Film
That gave me a textured effect on the vase
That`s it for today
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time 
Patricia xxx

OOOOOPPPSS!!! just realised I forgot to press Publish ... it does help!!!