Wednesday, 29 October 2014

"Preperation for Card Class"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any who just pass through.  Welcome!! I hope you enjoy what you see and pop back again soon, I love to have you visit.
Looks like winter has arrived here in the North East of Scotland.  This morning we wakened to a thick white Frost, blood red sky filled with hundreds of Geese making an almighty racket.  Will have to look out the UGGS, get my NEST ready for "hibernation" ....... I am serious I don`t do "winter"   However I will wait till after next week when Kate (cullisocks) Hazel and I fly down to Birmingham for NEC.  We are meeting up with Ang (Mrs Duck) and Christine (Christine's cards & Gifts) for our dinner in the evening.  Nothing fancy just the Harvester near the Airport Travelodge where we will be staying.  We went there last year, got a corner to ourselves. lots to eat, loads of laughter and plenty noise.  Just hope they don`t realise its "US" again.... they might say they are fully booked ..... LOL!!!
Yesterday was spent preparing for next weeks card class.  I had to prepare 12 kits for this card:-

I cut out all the Striplets.  Last time we said they would do all the Die Cutting themselves we had great problems both with the Dies and the Machines. .  However this Sue Wilson Die is a dream to cut out.   I also cut all the Poinsettias.
All done and dusted and the floor cleared of all the "BITS"

Base card is approx 8x8 PMD Hammered card
I use A3 so manage to get most layers cut out quite economically.  I give them all the usable bits away with them.  There is usually enough to make a small card.
Green and Red card I got at the Papeterie in Aberdeen
Merry Christmas Stamp a freebie in a Magazine
Pearls from my stash

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for calling by I really appreciate it 
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. Morning Patricia,
    Lovely card, hope your class goes well.

  2. Beautiful card Patricia, enjoy your class! I love this time of the year....especially the cold & frosty mornings!
    hugs Jo x

  3. Your card is stunning Patricia. I love the elegant design and gorgeous poinsettia.
    I am the same as you, I am not keen on this time of year although I do love Christmas so shall look forward to that!
    hus Sue xx

  4. good morning Patricia
    Wow this is absolutely wonderful so rich and elegant looking my style of card.
    If it is of any consolation here in the Lake District we too have a very thick frost and red sky, but lets hope it means a lovely day especially after all the wind and rain we have had. I to don't do winter, but Christmas is coming so something to look forward to.
    Margaret xx

  5. Simply gorgeous! I love these dies and think they make such an elegant creation!

  6. Hi Patricia,

    Stunning card, love it.

    Well we know winter is on its way when you start getting the bad weather up there lol! Very dull here today, bit of rain but not much to speak about yet lol! However, temperatures are dropping, I am like you I would hibernate if I didn't have to go to work lol! I hate the cold.

    Have a great time next week at the NEC, I am sure you keep the noise down...won't you girls?? lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hi Patricia
    Lovely classy Christmas Card , i just love the Striplet dies .
    Enjoy the NEC .
    Elaine H X

  8. Morning Patricia, You do make me chuckle with your write-ups hahaha.
    Loving your card for the class, and they will absolutely adore doing this one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hello there, beautiful card Patricia, wish I was coming to your class, I'd love to make this. Hazel brought me up some striplets already cut, which was so kind, so I will have a go.
    Now unlike you I love this time of the year, as I am a hot bit of stuff, lol, I'm alway looking for ways to cool down.
    What a lot of work having to do all that prep, I remember it well.
    Have a great day, hugs Kate x

  10. Gorgeous, love the die cut down the side and that gorgeous Poinsettia!!!!

  11. Hi Patricia,
    what a fab creation made with the striplet die.
    I love your great design, and your wonderful poinsettia.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card! Love the Poinsettia! Hugs!!

  13. I really love this card Patricia. Looks very classy. I'm really looking forward to next week. I'm not sure what you mean about noise. All I remember is another noisy table. We were the epitome of restraint !! Hugs Christine xx

  14. This is just gorgeous, love the style and colours...xx
    The Journey is the Start

  15. Stunning card Patricia, I love how you and Hazel have been using this striplet die and who couldn't love the poinsettia die, one of my absolute favs.
    Well gel that you guys are off to Birmingham, I look forwards to hearing about it and seeing what yummy stash you come home with.
    The geese flew over me when I was walking the dog on the beach last night, what a racket! Nice to see mind except when in an aircraft!
    Happy hump day, hugs Erika. x

  16. Gorgeous card and how lucky are your craft class to going home with such a fab creation - luv it xx we went walking yesterday and passed people with shirts and vests on - around 16 degrees - but rained last night and not so warm today but no frosts yet xx would have loved to have seen the geese - one of my favourite sights and sounds xx GailT xx

  17. Gorgeous card Patricia, what a treat for your group who should be thrilled to go home with a card such as this, hugs Carole Z X

  18. Fabulous card Patricia really elegant. I hope you all have a brilliant time at the NEC I met Christine and Ang in March with Sue P and had a great time!!!! so jealous I can't get there this time LOL huggles Sue xxx

  19. Shake hands, Patricia, I don't do winter either ;-) But I suppose we'll just have to get through another season again, lol! Hope your class went well, you sure prepared something really nice for them to make! Gorgeous and very classy card! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  20. We've had a yucky rainy day today although we are now under a blanket of thick fog!! Love your card. I have just become the proud owner of that very die (because of you and Hazel I might add!!) and am part way through my first card. What a massive die and I'm so impressed with the cut too, so thanks girls for forcing me to buy it!! xx

  21. A beautifully elegant creation Patricia. I'm with you on the hibernation front, although I don't dislike winter I just like snuggling up inside. Carol x

  22. A gorgeous cas card Patricia. Love the die and pretty poinsettia
    Lorraine x

  23. Beautiful card Patricia I bet your class will love it. You must all be getting so excited about the NEC, seems to have come round so fast! Susan x

  24. hi Patricia, I do not like the winter either, I`m even cold in summer..
    your card is gorgeous, your group will love this design..
    have a wonderful time at the NEC..dont spend to much!!!
    pam x

  25. Gorgeous card Patricia. Enjoy the N.E.C.

  26. Beautiful card Patricia. Lucky students in your class to have all the die cutting done for them! Have a great day.

  27. Lovely card-very classy. I don't mind any season, just hate the rain.


  28. Oh WOW! They'll be thrilled to create this Patricia and well done you on all that kitting.
    Been emailing you and they're all bouncing back (weird!!!) so let's try this method... see you next Friday!!!!!! Can't wait :) I'll try emailing again so we can arrange a much needed catch up. May the email gods be on my side. Jenny xxx

  29. Well big sis I did think I had commented, but if I mind right I messaged you on your iPad. You know how much I love this die and as you say it cuts beautifully, the ladies better not complain at having to do this one. As it's a stunning design. Hazel xxx

  30. Oh Patricia this card is so pretty it would look wonderful on my mantle for Christmas ... I am sure that the ladies in your class would have really enjoyed making it. Cxx

  31. Hi Patricia,
    I don't know your e/mail address ,so posting on your blog ,i just wanted you to know how pleased i am with the wool { ordered at 4 PM yesterday and delivered at 1.00 PM today and it is lovely wool i am going to be a regular customer i am thinking . Thanks again for the link i am well pleased .xx
    Have a nice day well ,what is left of it .
    Elaine H X

  32. Oh Patricia what a stunner, love the die cut, flower and over all design.

    Hugs diane

  33. Hi Patricia
    Terrific card and use of this Striplet. The ladies will be wowed making this.
    You can go to your nest a week on Saturday and not before lol!
    Will be ringing The Harvester at the weekend to book us in. I'm hoping they don't ask any questions hahaha!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  34. hello Patricia - your card for your class is lovely - and your trip away sounds fabulous - I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time!! Big Hugs rachel x

  35. So gorgeous, what a beautiful design! I really love the poinsettia.