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 
Hugs
Patricia xxx

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

Monday, 19 June 2017

My take on "Johnnextdoors" Box!!!

Hello Blog friends and followers, thank you so much for popping by.  I love that you take time from your busy days to visit.
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend weather.  We managed to share in it here in the North East of Scotland.  Not wall to wall sunshine but who cares the sun shone a fair bit it was warm, that`s a real bonus for us.
A week past Saturday on  http://johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.uk/ John showed a beautiful box.  A few asked for a Tutorial, John gave us that this Saturday, John is so generous with his Crafty Knowledge.  If you have not visited John`s Blog please pop over and take a look he makes some stunning cards, also some amazing 3D projects.

Here is my take on John`s Box:-
The box was made using white 300gsm card
I added paper round the box because there were sticky finger marks on the white!!!
SB Die for the base and lid .... John did not do his as fancy
Flowers made using a very old Woodware Punch, bits of greenery from my Die Cuts Box
Some ribbon and dazzler from my stash
 
I have to admit it was a rather fiddly project, I did enjoy the challenge though.  That`s the first one, I have started another.  John said to put glue on the "tabs" and sick to a plain circle cut for the base.  Personally I found it easier to put the glue on the base and stick a few tabs at a time. 
 
That`s it from me for today
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it 
Till next time
 Hugs
 
Patricia xxx

Friday, 16 June 2017

Box & Card

Good morning Blog friends and followers, thank you for calling by.  
My heart goes out to all those people in London effected by the horrific fire.  The emergency services and the local community have done so well.  I just hope the people are found homes ASAP 
Our son is Station Officer at a Fire Station in Dundee and as you can imagine the talk has all been about what has happened.  I thank God that no Fire Fighters lost their lives, they are the ones running "in" to a burning building while helping people to run "out"   So many lives have been devastated so quickly and in a terrible way.
I am struggling a little to find my MOJO ... checked my suitcase but its not in there!!!  
I needed a Box and gift card for a friends birthday.  I made her Birthday Card using the same paper but guess what ... Yep!! it is in the envelope all sealed and I forgot to photograph it.  
Here are my Box & Card:-
Papers are from an A4 Pad, I had a look but could not find the front cover
Base of the box just Bog Standard white 300gsm A4 card stock
A very old SB Lacy Squares Die
Butterfly made from beads, plus a bow, some wire and a border of sparkly stuff all from my stash
 
That`s it for today, 
Thank you for your visit I really do appreciate it
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Till next time
Hugs

Patricia xxx
 


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A little bit of Holiday Colouring

Good morning Blog friends and followers, thank you for popping by.  
While I was having a cuppa this morning I turned on the television to see what was happening in the world.  
Oh! My! Goodness! more tragedy!!! My thoughts and prayers are with these poor people effected by the terrible fire in that block of flats in London.
I have not managed to make any cards since I returned home form holiday.  I think I left my MoJo in the Algarve.  I popped some books to read and pieces I could colour in my luggage.  I am an early riser, Hubby is not, in the time I had to myself I coloured a few pieces. 
Here is one of them.

It is a Sugar Nellie image I downloaded many years ago
I have a few downloaded, it is good to print some off  when you want them
It is coloured using Spectrum Noir Pencils

That`s it for today
I really must try to get some projects started
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy 90th Birthday Card

Good Monday morning folks, I hope you are all well and ready for the week ahead.
We are back from our holiday in the Algarve where the weather was amazing, blue skies all day every day.  I LOVE the heat but I do NOT lie in the sun, getting older wrinkles start to appear naturally I don`t want to add to them!!!  We did lots of walking, approx 5 miles every day, plus meeting with up and having days away, BBQs and meals with friends who live out there. 
Washing and Ironing baskets emptied, cases back in the attic for now!!!  Hopefully they will be down in a couple of months for my sister Hazel and I going off on our annual holiday, nothing booked as yet.
Today`s card  is one ordered by an old lady in the village to give to her friend for her 90th Birthday.


Base card 6x6
Spotty and Bird paper/card from a Tilda Paper Stack, mounted on Burgundy card 
Sentiment computer generated
Organza Ribbon, Miaflower
Dazzler from my stash
 
Enjoying a much needed Ice Cream with our friend Anne on the left, me and John.  Anne`s hubby David was taking the photo
David, Anne & John.  We were in Villa Real for the day, in the background over the river is Spain
 
That`s it from me for today
Thank you you for your visit, I really appreciate you calling in
Till next time
Hugs
Patricia xxx