Sunday, 12 April 2015

"Gift Bags"

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Thank you so much for stopping to look at what I have been up to and leaving your encouraging comments.  I have a few new followers, I am so delighted you pressed the button to become a follower Thank You for doing that.
Our boys are home safe & sound from their trip to Barcelona.   Had a quick phonecall, they were just awake at 10am. they said they will be along later.  Looking  forward to that, we have really missed them.  
John Jnr is on the move within the Fire Service once again.  We will have pick ups from school to do when Mummy`s shifts as a Midwife don`t quite work into their schedule.  Daddy will be office based, he will drop the boys at school in the mornings.  We might have them some days during future School holidays which will keep us busy.  Grandpa more than me as they will off on their bikes.  I don`t do cycling now, always hated it but did it for John and then with the boys.  Now they are older they don`t really need me as long as Grandpa is there, I have sold my bike  .....  Yipee!!!
So with all that in mind I will stepping back a bit from Blogging in the coming months.  I will try to show things, plus trying to keep going with "Oldie for Friday"    I will still be looking in on your Blogs and commenting when I can. 
Hazel and I met up with two Blog friends for the first time last week.  What a fantastic day we had, never met before but was like we had known them forever.  We have done the same with Kate in Inverness, Ang and Christine who we met at Birmingham.    I made a Gift Bag for each of them,  filled with Tablet and some other Chocolate Treats.  Here are the bags, they were tied with Organza Ribbon to match the flowers with an added Gift Tag.  Forget to photograph the finished bags ...  typical, just typical but you get the idea.

Bags made in Centura Pearl Card using an Xcut Die
Flowers are Velum using a Woodwear Punch then coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens
Leaves a combination of SB Foliage & SW Rose Dies
Pearls from my stash
They were tied with Organza Ribbon from MieFlower,  the Tag made from the waste from the handle was stamped with a greeting
Both ladies were delighted which makes it all worth while

That`s it folks
Thank you so much for your visits, comments and continued support
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. Hi Patricia.
    Glad u had a nice time catching up with blog friends. Ur bags really are so very pretty. Ur flowers just look amazing xx

  2. Yet more lovely bags Patricia. You must be so pleased to have the family home safe again and I bet you can't wait to see the boys. We have had my nephew and his children here this week and have had such a lovely time. Extremely quiet now though ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

  3. What fab bags and I bet your buddies were delighted xx

  4. Gorgeous bags Patricia. Dont step back too much from blogging, we will miss you, xxx

  5. Don't go too far Patricia, love visiting your wonderful creations and in particular your lovely roses....these are two gorgeous bags here.xxxFabulous card and sweet image
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  6. Good Afternoon Patricia. What gorgeous bags. I'm sure your blog friends will be so pleased with them too. Blogging has had to take a back seat for me too at the moment ,but I blog when I can. Hope to meet up with you both soon again too. Enjoy your Day. Sun is out after a showery early morning. Hugs Rita xxxx

  7. Now I really regret I couldn't .join you last week.
    These are lovely.
    Enjoy your time with the boys when they arrive.

  8. Theses are stunning! Love the vellum flowers - so delicate and pretty. Enjoy your time with your grandchildren - I'm with you on the cycling! Hugs, Jayne x

  9. These look fabulous Patricia..and I bet the contents tasted gorgeous! Enjoy your afternoon with the boys. Carol x

  10. Oh my gosh Patricia, your vellum flowers are just incredible!! I love the gift bag idea and these ones are stunning! Happy Sunday, hugs :)

  11. Greetings Patricia, sounds like you will be busy in the next few months. What lovely gift bags and vellum flowers.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Hi Patricia,
    Lovely Bags and gorgeous flowers! Beautiful gifts to be treasured. So pleased you had a great day.
    Love Myra xxx

  14. Hi Patricia - must say your bags are beautiful and the flowers - WOW - no wonder the ladies loved them. Glad to see the boys are back - riding a bike is a no-no for me, cant even do it, I think I'd cause an accident if I did lol . Enjoy your time catching up with the family - Bye for now - Jean x

  15. Hi Patricia
    Fabulous gift Bags... Love the Flowers....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  16. These are beautiful Patricia.. Gorgeous flowers. Enjoy your time with your family. I will miss your fabulous creations..:)

  17. Gorgeous bags Patricia. Enjoy your free time.

  18. Hi Patricia,
    What gorgeous bags and flowers. Sounds like the contents were delish as well!!
    Sounds like the family had a great time and that you'll be busier soon but please blog occasionally as I love to see what you do. (That's so selfish, isn't it?)
    Maureen xx

  19. Gorgeous gift bags Patricia, love the pretty flowers.
    Lorraine x

  20. Hi Patricia, These are fabulous gift bags and full of your gorgeous handmade goodies, your Blog friends will love them. How great to be able to meet up with them, now I wonder what the conversations included hmmmm haha.
    Enjoy your time with your family.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hi Patricia, just a quick note to say the goodies in the bag were delicious, I have put the bag away so it doesn't get wasted. Thank you for your gift, take care enjoy your break from blogging and enjoy having your family home. Take care, Jess x

  22. So pretty The bags are lovely I will have to remember this die for when I'm making daughter's wedding favours whenever that will be! I agree re the cycling! Plus we don't have any nice lanes to cycle down All busy roads around here! Take care don't work too hard although I know you will enjoy your time with the grandchildren Blog when you can because I love seeing your work

  23. More beautiful bag creations Patricia your flowers are wonderful. Delighted to know the family are home safely and have had a super time. I know you will be looking forward to seeing more of the boys and the joy they will bring for you and John. Don't stress yourself just blog when you are able to, I will keep looking in don't worry just enjoy life and all it brings to your door.
    Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration.
    With love
    Margaret xx

  24. these bags are wonderful Patricia - absolutely beautiful - I'm sure your blog friends will have been very happy with them. Enjoy blogging when you can - don't let it become a chore or what's the point? Hugs to you Rachel xx

  25. Hi Patricia,
    your bags are Beautiful, love the flowers,another thing to put on your list ( M. need a lot of tutorials hihi,you know ) Can see you will be busy so post when you can, hopefully you still will be over at the cafe so I see you there.........
    Hugs Maria x

  26. Hope you don`t go too far Patricia, love visiting your blog and your wonderful creations, mind it is a chore sometimes!!! you enjoy your family and blog when you can..
    Hugs Pam.

  27. Hi Patricia
    Ummmmm, Patricia's tablet ummmmmm! And, back in the room, very pretty bags for the ummmmmm, tablet. . . . . . . . .and back again!
    Don't step too far back my friend. You have folk here who will get withdrawal symptoms.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  28. The bags are stunning Patricia, I love the gorgeous flowers - I can see that Ang enjoyed hers! Meeting up with blog friends is wonderful, I will be seeing our mutual friend Rita next month, can't wait.

    I will miss seeing your beautiful creations but hopefully you will be able to blog occasionally, as you say! Enjoy spending time with your family, it is always precious time well spent. Hugs, Anne xx

  29. Hello Patricia, these bags are gorgeous, love the flowers, must go have a look for the xcut dies, they seem to be very versatile. I hope you will be able to blog occasionally as you make such beautiful things. Take care. Bx

  30. Hello Patricia, beautiful bags, as always beautiful flowers! Will miss your blogging, but I know the feeling, as you know work-life commitments have made blogging a really struggle for me this year. We'll be here when you do post though! Hugs Carole Z X

  31. Morning Patricia,
    Hope you don't step too far back, I love your beautiful bags and cards and also other creations of yours.
    These two are gorgeous.

  32. Hi Patricia,your bags are lovely so pretty I love your flowers your like the flower queen they are always gorgeous. You sound like your going to be very busy so just blog as & when you can.
    Hug,s Lynda xx

  33. Hi Patricia, trying to catch up a bit here.
    Gorgeous bags and the flowers are so beautiful, love them, hugs Kate x

  34. Your gift bags are gorgeous Patricia, those flowers really pop! How wonderful to have met up with blogging friends and sharing some happy moments together! They must have been so pleased with your pretty gift bags! Hugs, Ira xox
    ♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

  35. What delightfully pretty gifts to treat your new friends with. So wonderful that you & Hazel got to meet up with some never-before met blogger friends. Isn't that the best? And that you all became instant friends..what a blessing. You all are so fortunate to be able to share this craft passion as something sisters can enjoy together, and then get to meet new like-minded friends. TFS & Hope your wkend was great. Hugs

  36. Hi Patricia,
    oh what fab bags and perfect for gifts.
    Love the superb flowers.
    Enjoy your time with your Grandsons.
    I know I enjoyed myself last week, and we did lots of baking again.
    I really can't imagine were the years have gone, as I used to look after them both from about 9 months old when their mother went back to work, and now my Grandson is off to the big school in September as he is eleven.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  37. Morning Patricia - two absolutely gorgeous bags and whenever I see them I think I must get my die out and have a play xx how very generous of you too to give gifts and so pleased your meeting went well - how lovely to meet like minded people xx enjoy your 'chill out' time with the grandchildren and don't worry if you don't have time to comment - I'm struggling and I don't even have grandchildren!! Take care xx GailT xx

  38. Cripes!! These bags are FABULOUS! Extremely classy and fun and ever so elegant. What a treat (some pun intended) to meet up with great friends and have this for them. Love the design very much. Enjoy your time Patricia.
    Lisa x

  39. Love your bags Patricia. I am so glad I was able to get this die. It makes a fabulous die.

  40. Morning Patricia.
    These are really stunning. Like many other ladies have said, although family comes first, we still need your inspiration (well I do anyway) so please dont go too far.
    Have a lovely day whatever you are upto (hope your back isnt giving you too much jip.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  41. Hi Patricia, thanks for the email, sorry I haven't got back, had a similar week here too. Life just gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it?
    I love your bags, how kind, I'm sure Kate and the other ladies loved their bags of treats.
    Enjoy the time with the grandkids.
    Don't worry if you don't make share an oldie on Fridays, it is just for fun after all!
    Take care, hugs Erika. x

  42. These are absolutely beautiful, as always! The colours are so stunning and I love the gorgeous pearls. I hope you enjoy taking some time out from blogging and I will look forward to seeing your posts when you pop back :)