Monday, 7 July 2014

Brother's 65th

Hi everyone. Well the weekend as been accident prone for both myself and my hubby! Saturday hubby fell backwards in the garden and just missed banging his head on the brick wall at the back. Got away with a grazed elbow. It could have been a lot lot worse than that and he was on his own.  I went flying on Sunday morning flat out and landed heavily on my left side (hubby says), my knees felt like they'd taken the brunt of the fall. My left one came up with a lump n next time I looked it had a massive lump. It felt like a bursa on top of the original lump. Lol anyhow can feel left hip as well as knee going up and downstairs. No bruising yet which is unusual for me I bruise dead easily, lol. Right back to the card I've done it for my number 2 brothers 65th birthday which is on Friday. Hope you like!

Items used 

7" x 7" white card  - Stash
1st matt - Crafters Companion Colour me stamping card coloured with distress inks
2nd matt - as above coloured with different distress inks 
Tag die from Little B cut out in Buff card from Papermill Direct (I love this card)
Coloured with same mix of distress inks as before
Image used - Inkylicious Birds on a Wire and white gel pen used to highlight (inspired by Rae Dalal) 
Ribbon from stash used through tag
Other stamps used - Visible Image 'Winter Tree' and 'Grunge Flourish'  and Clarity 'Small Birds in Flight
'Name' die - Die'sire from Crafters Companion
'Age' die- Memory box 
Peel off used

Thank you so much for visiting and looking at my work
It's very much appreciated 

With love
Pat x

Friday, 4 July 2014

Eileen's inspiration

Good Morning everyone. Well the weather looks a bit dull here perfect for tidying up shrubs etc in the garden. Enjoy your weekend whatever you do. Two years ago I was fortunate to attend an Eileen Godwin's class in Coventry and finally I have done a card using the same technique that we did then. Hope you like.

Items used

A5 white card - stash
1st matt - Teal card from Millers DieCut 
2nd - White card for m stash
Image - Heartfelt Creations 'Daisy Patch' background stamp
Coloured with Distress Inks
Vintage ribbon around both image and 2nd matt
Then fixed to 1st matt on card
Dazzler added to ribbon
Greeting - Clarity
Peel off used

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog
It's very much appreciated

With Love
Pat x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Good morning everyone. I thought I might as well do a post whilst in bed watching programmes I've recorded. Tonight I have a card I did for my younger sister's anniversary last month. Hope you like.

Items used

7" x 7" white card - stash
1st matt - Purple card Papermill Direct
Cut out with XCut Grande Large Parenthosis 2die
Image - Joanna Sheen rubber stamp House Mouse 'Love Chocolate Heart' 
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Cut out with XCut die as before

Banner - Joanna Sheen die
Butterfly -Marianne Design Die
Initials - Memory Box Die
Anniversary -Stamp from stash

Friday, 13 June 2014


Good Afternoon everyone. What glorious weather we are having. Today I have 3 BIG birthday cards for you to see. They are all of the same design but done in different colours and of course name changes. Hope you like them! 

They are all hand embossed from the Glitter Girl's Keepsake board 'Once Upon A Time'.
Card I used were white pearlescent from Papermill Direct
Yellow pearlescent from Millers DieCut 
Pink and black from stash
Flowers from Wild Orchids
Ribbon and dazzler from stash
DieCuts from Joanna Sheen, Marianne Designs, Memory Box and Joy Crafts
Pearls from Creative Expressions and Chloe's Designs. 

Thank you for looking and leaving your comments. 
It is very much appreciated.
Take Care.

With Love
Pat x 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Altered art

Hi everyone. Sorry for being a stranger on here no excuse really just life! Well today I have 2 wooden desk tidies one for my craft desk and the other for my dressing table. Hope you like! 

Has you can see I love purple and have done them the same but swapped the colours around. All the embellishments are dies from Joanna Sheen. The little container to the left of the bottom picture is a cotton bud tub that I did in the same colours. 

Thank you for visiting and leaving any comments it's very much appreciated. 

With love
Pat x 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

65th Celebration

Evening all. Hope you had as good a weekend as I did. Went to a class run by the lovely Rae Dalal on Saturday. We did a shadow box and each and everyone was different and absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see what we do in the next class. Right back to business. This evenings card is one done for the husband of a dear friend that I've known for a number of years. Hope you like.

Oooops didn't take a photo of the final card with age put in top left handside!

Items used

7"x7" cream card - stash
First matt - Papermill Direct white embossed card 
Coloured with Distress Inks
Embossed - Splodge-A-Mask
Topper -  white embossed card as before using Splodge-A-Mask Owl
Coloured with Distress Inks then embossed
Embellishments - Spellbinders 'Sprightly Sprockets'
Peel offs used
Plus the missing numerals!

It was a quick card to do and I enjoyed getting inky!

Thank you for calling by it means a lot

With love
Pat x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


Evening everyone. I've got a poorly cat on my hands. She's not eaten for 2 days which is not her at all. Plus there's been no interaction with the 2 younger cats. We went to the vets earlier and there is  nothing showing up. So the inevitable antibiotic injection with appetite enhancer and see what happens.Go back tomorrow and possible bloods taken then. In the meantime I have a card I did for my big bro n sis in law's wedding anniversary which is today.

Items used

7" x 7" Red card - stash
First matt white embossed card - Papermill Direct
Second matt white embossed card - Papermill Direct
Embossed on Hougie board by doing diagonal lines 
Then using Distress Inks to colour the bottom of each shape.
Topper with sentiment - Clarity Heart 'All you need is love'
Anniversary in banner stamp - stash
Flowers - Stash with dazzlers added
Peel off initials used

Thank you for calling by I hope you will call again.

With love
Pat x