Tuesday, 7 October 2014

"Taking time out"

Hello Blog friends, faithful followers, and passers by.  Thank you for calling in, love to have you here.
I did mention the boys are off school for two weeks.   We have a lot planned so with that in mind I am taking time out.  I was going to line up some "Scheduled Posts".....just found out how to do that.....!! talk about slow ....... well that`s me!!!!  However I felt that was rather unfair as I would probably struggle for time to visit and return any comments.  I will be looking in on you if and when I get time.
I managed to get all my orders up to date.  Made a few more Christmas cards for my box.  Prepared some things for classes that are in the pipeline.  
I am going to enjoy myself with John, John Jnr, Audrey and the boys.
I have one of "my" Christmas Cards to show you.  Made a few like this for friends:-

Base card approx 8 x 8 PMD White card
Layers of the same card cut and embossed with SB Grand Die
SW Striplet Die and SB Classic Circle Die to cut the front
Backing paper a download from Pink Petticoat
I have a feeling that`s where the Christmas Calender came from
Scraps of red card
A few pearls from my stash as I felt it needed a little something

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it.
Till I am here again.....  Be Good
                               Carry on Crafting

Patricia xxx 


  1. Love this Patricia, it's a gorgeous design. Enjoy your time out. Carol x

  2. Gorgeous card Patricia, love the die cut, must add that to my wishlist too!! Have a lovely time with your family and see you soon xx

  3. Fab design, looks really classy. xxxx

  4. You need to send me a napkin so I can wipe the drool from my chin! This is simply gorgeous! Makes me think I need that heart shaped die for sure!

  5. Adorable and sweet...loving this design with the dies, make sure you come back and enjoy your time out..
    Don't forget I have candy .xxx
    aNNie The Journey is the Start

  6. Hi Patricia wow what a lovely card. I love th design of this one. you have just given me a idea for my cards.
    Take Care

    Debs xx

  7. Gorgeous card Patricia and have some fun time! huggles Sue xx

  8. This is gorgeous Patricia, love that striplet die. Hope you are having a fabulous time with the family! Susan x

  9. Love the deisgn of your card Patricia I like the combination of the circles and rectangle....enjoy your time with the boys...


  10. Now this is a really elegant Christmas card Patricia. I love it. Enjoy your family time - so special. Hugs Christine xx

  11. Awesome design Patricia, such a brilliant idea to cut out the circles like this! Enjoy the company of all your boys! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  12. Wow Patricia - what a fab card to leave us with for your time out - it is stunning amd so unusual - who knows one day a bit of grunge!!!! xx have some QC time with your loved ones and look forward to your creations on your return xx GailT xx

  13. A gorgeous card Patricia. Love the dies and design.
    Have a fabulous couple of weeks with the boys.
    Lorraine x

  14. This is gorgeous Patricia. I love your design and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  15. Enjoy your time out just don't over do it trying to keep to with those boys. Hazel xxx

  16. This is gorgeous Patricia, beautiful die cuts and layout, not surprised you made a few of these..
    hugs pam

  17. Beautiful card Patricia. Enjoy your free time with the boys.

  18. Hi Patricia
    Smashing Christmas card. Love the backing paper and the circular apertures.
    Enjoy your galavanting with the family.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  19. A great card Patricia. Enjoy your well earned time out. Jenny x

  20. Thanks Patricia for popping in, thought you were taking a break lol.xxx

    The Journey is the Start

  21. We all need time out Patricia , so just you enjoy it with your lovely family.
    A beautiful Christmas card and so unusual , i love it .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  22. Hi Patricia,
    a very lovely card, and I love your fab designing too.
    You go ahead and enjoy your time with your family, after all family comes first always in my book, and I expect in your too.
    What do you mean be good I'm always good. lol. and as for crafting you try and stop me. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. Morning patricia,
    A very clever card, love the design. Enjoy the outings with your family.

  24. WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  25. hello Patricia, just trying to catch up here, been a way for a few days at Cullen, wild but wonderful.
    Enjoy your break and hope you have lots of marvellous times with the family, hugs Kate x

  26. Afternoon Patricia, This is absolutely lovely, the striplet looks fabulous and combined with the cutouts, the background paper is lovely. I remembered the calendar, I loved it previously when I think yourself or Jenny showed it on some cards previously, and I bought it from Pink Gem Designs.
    Enjoy your holiday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hi Patricia, where has this term gone? Scary.
    I love your card especially the die on the left of the screen, just perfect.
    Enjoy the last of your peace before the holibobs commence.

    Hugs Erika. x

  28. A gorgeous card, your design looks so brilliant! Enjoy your time out, we'll miss your beautiful creations!

  29. Hi Patricia, do hope you are having fun with the family.
    A really beautiful card a real touch of class I love it. Thank you so much for the details you gave on your last post for the bags I am pleased to say I am now the delighted owner of the die for making bags so am busy trying out different card and papers.
    Margaret xx

  30. love this creation, take a nice rest and when you come if you like challenges...
    remember my "Throwback Thursday" challenge is under way...hopefully I can see you one day playing with us!
    hugs from california

  31. Gorgeous card Patricia, have a fab time with your family! Hugs Carole Z X