Sunday, 22 June 2014

"Little Boxes"

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Thank you for popping in I love to have you here.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my pieces of Cross Stitch.  They are once again rolled up and safely in the cupboard.
Boys here at the Ranch for a while this afternoon.  We got a phone call from Thomas this morning telling us he had made pancakes......a great favourite in their house.  He asked if we would like some, they could bring them along then they could play here.  Fine by us, however when they arrived .... where were the Pancakes???  Well Granny it is like this, I am sure you know what is coming .... Yes!!! they had eaten them.
Thomas and Grandpa went off on their bikes.  Robert did not want to go, he stayed with me and created a picture.  He did not want to make anything he just wanted to draw and colour in.  While he was creating his "masterpiece" I got out a Die I had not used in a long time and had a play.
Here is what I made:-

And another

Boxes approx 4 x 4inches
Made using PMD A3 card, some paper from a magazine
Sizzix Rose Die from Susan`s Garden Range
I bought this Die set a while back but never really used it. 
It is a big Rose, I feel a bit too big for on a card.   Plus it takes a lot longer to make up that the ones I usually make.  A pretty Rose when it is made up I have to say.

Have you had a look at Hazel`s Blog Post??
She has a great Post up ...... very ingenious "up-cycling"

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx 


  1. These look so lovely Patricia, just going to hop over to Hazels now, xxxx

  2. Hello Patricia, beautiful boxes, the roses are stunning too.
    Yes I've visited Hazel and I love her photos of those wonderful flowers, such a fab idea.
    Shame about the pancakes, one of my favourite homebaked goodies, hugs Kate x

  3. Such gorgeous boxes Patricia, your roses look stunning - they look so realistic.
    I always love reading about your Grandsons. It's clear that they are as fond of you as you are of them and that's why they love spending so much time with you.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Little boxes are gorgeous with that beautiful rose....stunning. Sound like grandpa and grandson had a lovely day are lucky ours are over 18 hours away.... have a great week my friend.xx

  5. Fabulous boxes Patricia. My favourite Rose, but I quite agree with you, it's larger than most. I do think it suits the boxes though. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Hi Patricia! These boxes are so beautiful. I have that rose die too but have not used it yet. Seeing your gorgeous roses has got me motivated to try it. Have a great day!

  7. Hi Patricia, Fabulous boxes...I adore that rose it's perfect for the boxes...the colours are so pretty...shame about the pancakes my favs too...Hugs May x x

  8. The boxes look great-a useful size, the rose finishes them off beautifully.


  9. HI Patricia, your boxes are that rose die, just perfect! Shame the pancakes didn't make it to you..I love pancakes too! Hugs Carole Z X

  10. Morning Patricia, Tell the boys you want 'first dibs' on the next batch of pancakes they make haha, I'll bet you were both looking forward to those too.
    I'm loving your boxes, the flowers are absolutely stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Patricia,
    Love the roses, so pretty. It's clear your grandsons love being with you, make the most of it may change as they get older. My granddaughters always loved to make pancakes when they were younger.

  12. Beautiful boxes.The roses are gorgeous. xx

  13. Such a gorgeous rose to grace the top of your boxes. I have this dye but have never used it. It just feels like too much work.

  14. Out did your slef with that gorgeous flower on top!!!! I love it!!

  15. Beautiful boxes Patricia and those blooms on top are gorgeous


  16. Beautiful boxes Patricia, your roses are the best! Sorry you missed out on those undoubtedly yummy pancakes, but the look on the boys' faces was probably far better! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  17. such beautiful boxes Patricia - really gorgeous - so very pretty xx

  18. Wonderful roses on these super boxes Patricia. Hugs Christine xx

  19. Wonderful boxes Christine and the roses are gorgeous but yes, a little too big for a card maybe lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. Hi Patricia

    Absolutely love your flowers, they are so stunning. What a beautiful gift.

    Tina XX

  21. What stunning, gorgeous flowers. I have that die and never used it. If I even thought I could create something half this beautiful, I'd go hunt it up immediately. What a perfect decoration for the lovely boxes, and whomever gets this gift is going to be bowled over by the container itself. Each is just amazingly gorgeous. You've got that flower touch down to a science! TFS & Hugs

  22. Evening Patricia what beautiful boxes and the roses are to die for. Just wish I could make them as good as yours.
    Hugs Debs xx

  23. Hi Patricia, Blogger is being such a pain commenting is taking forever having to go through each one on my Reading List! This is fabulous and wow what a rose! Susan xx

  24. Good morning Patricia

    A very beautiful little box indeed and that rose die is gorgeous!

    I thought you were going to say that the boys wanted to make more pancakes when they arrived LOL!!!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  25. Wow Patricia, that rose is absolutely stunning! It looks very realistic I have to say. A bouquet of those would be beautiful and they look wonderful on your boxes. Hugs, Anne xx

  26. Great little boxes and always very useful too. Love that rose.
    Crafty hugs,

  27. Gorgeous boxes Patricia, and those roses are sooo pretty. I wish I could make flowers like you!
    Lorraine x

  28. Hi Patricia,
    2 very beautiful boxes, and what superb roses on them too.
    I am having a lot of trouble making my flowers at the mo. I seem to have lost my touch.
    Maybe I will try again after I have made all my Birthday cards for my big family, as June and July are the busiest.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  29. hi Patricia, sorry I`m late coming to you..trouble with blogger..seem`s i have to find you all one by one !!!!!
    stunning box` your gorgeous colours and those beautiful flowers..
    pam x

  30. Hi Patricia
    Stunning flowers .... So realistic.... Fabulous
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  31. Hi Patricia
    Lagging behind with this silly blogger business and work.
    The roses are amazing. They look just like the Blue Moon and Peace Hazel mentioned the other day. Shame about the pancakes!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  32. Oh these are absolutely gorgeous! I love your flowers so much, they're inspiring!

  33. Two fabulous boxes Patricia. You do these so well. Off to see what Hazel has been up to! Jenny x

  34. Two fab boxes and two beautiful flowers - well worth the effort xx sorry for late comment - extra hours at work and knocking the house around - not a good combination xx GailT xx