Saturday, 18 June 2016

"Birthday Card"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any poppers by, welcome to my little corner of Blogland.  A place where without all you wonderful people calling in, leaving your wonderful comments and helpful information would be a total waste of time.
LYDIA & KATE:-  thank you for the address of Sevenhills website.  I had not heard of that one before.  Unfortunately they are also out of stock of the Altenew Stamps Sets I am looking for.  I will just have to have patience till the new supplies come over from America to all the shops that stock them.  
Today I have a Birthday card to show you.   It was made for a special friend of mine.  Its her 50th birthday today, I have not put 50 on the card, I just love that sentiment and felt that was enough:-

Base card approx 8x8
White Mats
SW Foundation card in Blue
Signature Die from Joanna Sheen used for the Lace
SB "A Gilded Life" Garden Blooms Die for the Roses
Stick Pins made using SW Bead Packs
Sentiment from a SW Stamp Set.
Top Panel embossed with a Roses Embossing Board 

I have read a few comment about the sharp points on the stick pins.  
I try to stick them right into the card so no sharp points stick out.
You can gets special ends but if you don`t have them here is a "Tip"
Cut off the very sharp point,  pop a blob of glue on and stick a very small bead on ... job done.
That` it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Have a wonderful weekend
Patricia  xxx

Friday, 17 June 2016

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends and faithful followers, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.
I really cant believe it`s Friday again.  That "time thief" is on the prowl again.
Not a lot happening here over the weekend (at the moment anyway)  You never know what might pop up.
Time for another Oldie for Friday started by Erika over at Snappycrafts.blogspot 
I am so  sorry I still have not managed to work out how to get the direct link using this stupid Windows 10 system.  I am really sorely tempted to throw this blooming computer out the window!!!
Enough violent thoughts for one day!! here is my card:-

Base card 6x6
A bought doily, a scrap of card I have faux stitched
The image is printed from a CD I "think" it was from a Crafters Companion one ... not sure!!
SB Die cut Butterfly

I have another "oldie" for you today, I know it should be "crafty" but I just happened to see this as I was trawling for something old.   
Bearing in mind Thomas (reading to his daddy from a Railway Magazine!!!)  goes off to High School after the summer holidays.
This used to be a favourite thing for them,  lying together on the sofa ... Robert was bothered for a few months after he was born with a "Back" problem.  This was the only position he got really comfortable. 

Where does the time go??

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really do appreciate you calling in and all the comments you leave
Till next time 

Patricia   xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

"Beautiful Day"

Hello Blog friends followers and any poppers by.  Thank you for calling and for all the lovely comments you leave.
Well the title of today`s post has absolutely nothing to do with the weather ... it`s bucketing rain and truly miserable.  Oh! to get back to warm sunshine.
My sister Hazel (hazelsbasketsofjoy) (still have not figured out how to do the direct link to Blogs yet) arrives back home today from her weeks in Canada.  Once she is over her jet lag, catches up with the washing, ironing and her family I think it will heads together to arrange a holiday in the sun for us.  We do not lie and fry in the sun but we do like our annual week away together in the warmth of sun.
I have another card I made using the Altanew Beautiful Day Stamp set:-  love this set.
I have tried to get a few more sets, every place I try are always SOLD OUT!!!

No greeting, I like to make cards have them in stock then add the greeting as required.
Base card 5x7 approx
Pink Satin Card
Main image stamped using SU Ink pads Melon Mambo & Raspberry Ripple
Leaves Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive
That`s it for today
Thank you for taking time to look in, I really appreciate it
Till next time
Patricia xxx


Sunday, 12 June 2016

"Altenew Stamp Card"

Hello Blog friends followers and anyone who pressed a wrong button and landed here!!!
Welcome to my little corner in the wonderful world of Blogland.  It`s such a wonderful place where all sorts of fantastic talent is shared.  I love looking in all all the Blogs I follow plus others I come across because I press a wrong button!!!
I am still really, really, struggling with Windows 10. 
I was getting there when we decided to have a little holiday.  I recently managed to learn how to "Schedule" posts and did a few before we flew off to Portugal for a much needed holiday.
I do not mention we are actually going away from home on here. Living very rural I am always wary of who is looking in and taking note.  A friend of mine stupidly announced on Facebook that they were all off to Florida for 2 weeks.  Then she wondered why her house had been burgled while they were away DOH!!!  Everyone and their Auntie knew they had 2 weeks to clear the house.
Anyway we had a good holiday, walked the soles of our "walking shoes" thin!!! and enjoyed the sunshine.
Here is card I made with a set of Altenew Stamps.  I love using this type of  stamps, you get a great effect with the use of just a couple of Ink Pads.

Base card approx 5x7
Pink Satin Board Card 
My stamped image on white card.
I had a look at the card that came with the Stamp Set, it does not tell you what the set is actually called.
I "think" it is something like "Beautiful Blossoms"

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling by and for your continued support, I really appreciate it.
Till next time

Patricia  xxx