Friday, 28 November 2014

Oldie for Friday

Hello Blog friends, followers and poppers by.  Welcome to my Blog, I hope you are all well, if not please help yourself to some of these if you think they will help (((((hugs)))))
Thank you for all your lovely comments on Roberts Wall Art.  We had lots of "messy" fun making it.
Oldie for Friday was started by Erika over at
Anything you have made in the past is absolutely fine, does not have to be a card.  Please feel free to join in today, if not, how about next Friday we would love to see your creations.
Here is mine:-

A simple card using SB Butterfly Die
A quadruple bow using Meiflower Organza Ribbon, a Dazzlers coloured  with a ProMarker
Computer generated greeting

Yesterday afternoon John and I were here:-

Part of the Golden Wedding Gift, John & I received from my sisters ... Hazel, Fiona, Hazel`s two daughters and all their other halves was a Voucher for Afternoon Tea at Gleneagles.  In September the Ryder Cup was on, we went off on holiday.  We spent the Dollars that were also part of our gift on a super meal in a really nice Italian Restaurant in Florida.
John booked us into Gleneagles for yesterday and Boy! oh! Boy! what a treat. The Hotel is in a wonderful setting, however we did not see much for the dense "fog".  The Hotel inside is stunning and the service is excellent.   We have done the Afternoon Tea thing a few times, every time is special, we loved it.  
There were plates of beautiful sandwiches, scones and savories.  All just bite sized but so yummy.  We eat a few of the sandwiches, all the little savories a scone each and a couple of the cakes.  Here is part of the cake selection:-

We only managed a couple of the cakes even though they were just "bite sized"
We did eat the Trifle and Cheesecake that were in the glasses, we left all the cakes you see here
The waitress boxed them up beautifully, we took them along to John and Audrey`s as a little treat for them.  Guess what!!! Audrey had decided she was starting a diet and had gone off to join a Slimming Class!!!!  Boys were delighted, said "goodie all the more for us" that included daddy.

One of the many Christmas trees in the Hotel Lobby
The place smelt soooo!!! wonderful, that beautiful spicey, Cinammon, Christmassy smell  Mmmmm!!!  loved it.
We really did not need an evening meal.  Approx 9pm we had  ...  wait for it  ...  spaghetti on toast  ... what a come down, but it was good!!

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate that you take time to come and see what I have been up to.
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. Hi Patricia and Happy Friday to all. What a beautiful card Patricia, I just adore white cards they look so classie, you certainly do create some pretty work.
    What a lovely day you had yesterday and to see that magnificent tree makes Christmas feel so real now - yikes ! Ooooh yummmm those cakes, and all my favourites too. We only ever went to one afternoon tea (was a birthday gift for mother in law) but she 'didnt fancy it' !! And as it wasnt cheap, the only thing we could think of is giving her the money in exchange for the gift voucher - we were the youngest there ! The surroundings were so pretty, but felt I was in an retirement home, the tiny sandwitches etc were non stop and beautiful, but we felt so uncomfortable as it was really quiet with no soothing music in the background, so Im so glad you had such a nicer experience than we did. What a fab celebration year you have had - Congratulations.
    Have a good day Patricia and all those that visit this pretty little blog.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  2. Your card is stunning, such a stylish and elegant design.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful time yesterday.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Love your card Patricia, the frame really finishes it beautifully. What an absolute treat for you, it looks magnificent and the cakes well....yum!! xx

  4. Great card & lovely photos of Gleneagles.


  5. Morning Patricia,
    Wow what a treat the cakes look scrummy. Lovely card too.

  6. Gorgeous card and fab pics, I love seeing what others have been upto, nosey ol' me, xxxx

  7. Love you card and I have managed to find something this week that fits the Oldie part.................not sure how to link though to Erika!! what a fab treat for you and it looks delicious - this is on my to do list as I used to teach someone who went to Gleneagles every year with the dogs and it sounded wonderful - I will do one day xx have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

  8. Stunning card Patricia. Sounds like you had a lovely day out. I have been there once as my cousin stays in Auchterarder. We went through the hotel too and it was a fabulous experience. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. Hi Patricia,
    what a very beautiful creation for your Oldie for Friday.
    I remember this and how much I loved it last time it was shown.
    My your Golden Wedding gift sounds very lovely, and looks wonderful.
    I remember passing Glen Eagles when we were holidaying at Rumbling Bridge, Kinross.
    We also visited St Andrews too.
    Really loved that holiday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Morning Patricia and a super oldie you are sharing today, love that die. As for afternoon tea at Gleneagles, wow what a super treat, all those puds and cakes look divine, I'm drooling here, not a pretty sight!
    Love the tree too. Good to hear you enjoyed yourselves.

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. Beautiful die Patricia really makes a stunning card....oh my what a fabulous treat...and like you I just love the 'smell' of Christmas


  12. I love your card, but I'm a huge fan of yours! It sounds like you had a wonderful tea and those cakes look so yummy! I'm still trying to recoup from Thanksgiving here in the States. Lots of food and family!

  13. May be an oldie but it was definitely a goodie. Just love that die.
    Wow great afternoon tea.
    Margaret M

  14. Sounds as if you had a fabulous time with your afternoon tea treat! What super goodies! Great card too. Hugs Christine xx

  15. hi Patricia

    Sounds like you had a fab day, and those cakes look yummy. Isn't it lovely to be able to celebrate an awesome anniversary over a long period of time. The Christmas tree looked magical. Congratulations again.

    Tina XX

  16. Great card Patricia! Sounds and looks like you had a delicious afternoon tea! I have one booked with the girls as a birthday treat next Sat, cannot wait!xx

  17. Such a beautiful card Patricia made extra special with that super bow.
    Oh what a wonderful afternoon you both had in such a magnificent place too, the food sounds so lovely and your pictures of those yummy cakes so delightful. Such a lovely way to continue your wonderful achievement and such a lovely memory for you both to treasure. I do so love your description of the Christmas setting inside the hotel and the tree looks so majestic, thank you for sharing the whole experience even your supper!
    Margaret corgi owner

  18. Loving your oldie Patricia. Afternoon tea looks sounds and looks wonderful...although mostly out of bounds for me now with my gluten free diet! Carol x

  19. Fabulous card Patricia, I love the design and your wonderful bow.
    So Pleased you and John had a wonderful time a Gleneagles, those cakes look yummy.
    have a lovely weekend, hugs Kate x

  20. Hi Patricia,
    I am probably the world's worst when it comes to checking blogs on a daily basis! However as with the tablet on a previous occasion you struck a cord!
    Your card is lovely and I love reading about what you do with your grandchildren as I love spending time crafting with mine.
    It was Gleneagles that struck a cord this time. It is beautiful and my husband took me there for our Weddding Anniversary meal at Andrew Fairlie's Restaurant. It was such a wonderful experience and as we live in Lancashire not one that will be repeated again very soon! So glad you too had a lovely time. As the old song says " memories are made of this" . Thank you for reminding me.
    Kind regards to you and your family.
    Myra x. ( the coconut ice lady!)

  21. Hi Patricia
    I dove that die and your card and bow are fab.
    Mr D would've hoovered those cakes up and they wouldn't touch the sides lol!
    He's off to St Andrews on Monday.
    Glad you enjoyed your treat. . . . . and your spaghetti (alphabet or hoops lol?)
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  22. Dove? Curse Blogger! Should've been LOVE lol! x

  23. Hi Patricia, glad you had a lovely time at Gleneagles, my it looks a marvellous place, those cake making my mouth water...
    lovely card, another die I have not used...

  24. Beautiful card Patricia. Love the die and your marvellous bow. Your afternoon tea looks superb.

  25. Hi Patricia your oldie is definitely a goodie! Love that butterfly die. Your afternoon tea looks scrumptious there is definitely something special about afternoon tea isn't there? Gleneagles looks gorgeous what a lovely setting to have your tea in. I have had it at The Dorchester in London and The Plaza in New York (disappointing) and its so special! Hugs Susan x

  26. A stunning card Patricia. I love the butterfly die and classy colour combination.
    Thank you for the 'hug'...always makes you feel better and much appreciated!
    Lorraine x

  27. Loved this stunner WoW card with those gorgeous butterflies. TFS your wonderful outing at such a beautiful place. I've never had 'tea' & the term fascinates me. So pleased you shared the pictures of the luscious goodies that you got to feast upon, and can just imagine how luxurious & grand you both felt in being in such lovely surroundings. The tree is just so beautiful. How generous that you shared part of the bounty with your kids & grands. TFS with us too! Hugs

  28. A gorgeous card, I love the black and white colour scheme - so striking! So glad you enjoyed your outing for afternoon tea, it looks absolutely lovely!

  29. Gorgeous card Patricia - glad you had a lovely afternoon - looks fabulous, hugs Carole Z X