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

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Natalie's Birthday

Good Evening everyone. A very busy week this week what with big shopping trips to supermarket. Vets visit with our youngest female cat  who for the last 6 mths has kept coming down with cystitis episodes. She is now on permanent cystitis meds and for the next 2 - 3 months is on painkiller. Please think of her and pray she doesnt have anymore attacks. She will be 2 on July 1st so Im praying she grows out of it. If it carries on and worsens it has been suggested that we rehome her. Vets reckon its stress as we have 3 cats, one of whom is her brother the same age as her. Also that she might be better were she is the only cat in the house. That would be  my worst nightmare. Tomorrow is a craft workshop with my friend and fellow crafter Rae Dalal who will be taking the workshop. Thursday is visit to hairdressers and more supermarket shopping then Fri will be spending the afternoon with another dear friend. To finish the week off I will be going to another workshop with Rae. Im shattered not used to so much activity, lol. 
Right birthday card for my niece whose birthday it is today.

Items used

7" x 7" White card - stash
Background card - Visible Image 'Bronte Script' stamp used down one side.
Ribbon wrapped around - stash
Image - Visible Image 'Classic Face' stamp
Matted onto Purple ridged card - Papermill Direct
Matted onto purple then black card - stash
Attached to background with foam pads
Dazzle added - stash
Peel offs used
Sentiment - Clear Impressions

Thank you for visiting it means a lot to me when you 
leave comments on my work.

With love
Pat x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

60th Celebration

Evening everyone hope you are all well. This evening I have a card which I made for a special friend's 60th birthday. Hope you like it.

Items used.

White Pearlescent Card - Papermill Direct
Pink Card - stash
Style of card - Glitter Girls Keepsake Board 'Once Upon A Time'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Flourishes - Marriande Design Dies
Butterflies & Dragonfly - Joanna Sheen Dies
Centre Strip - Joy Crafts die
Ribbon - Stash
Dazzle - Creative Expressions
Name & Age - Memory Box dies
Stand - Joy Crafts die
Pearls - Chloe's Crafts

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will call again

With Love
Pat x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Butterfly Tag

Happy Easter everyone wishing you a lovely weekend with family and friends.Today I have a tag I have done to enter into a competition on Visible Image blog. Hope you like.

Items used

8.5" Cream Tag - stash
Background created by using various Distress Inks
Stamps used - Visible Image 'Grunge Flourish'-'Bronte Script'-'Free your Imagination'
'Time after Time'-'Butterflies'
Butterflies were embossed then coloured with Distress Inks 
Pearls - Chloe's Crafts
Ribbons - stash

I should do more tags as I do enjoy doing them!

Thank you for visiting as I do appreciate it

With Love
Pat x

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Good Afternoon everyone. Dull and miserable here I hope where you are it's a bit better than this. 
Today I have a birthday card I did for my sister-in-law. Hope you like.

Items used

8" x 8" white card - stash
Matted with 7" x 7" red card - MillersDiecut
Matted with 6" x 6" white card coloured using Distress Inks and Mini Feathers Stencil by
Balzer Designs
Image is a stamp from Dylusions Couture Collection
Coloured with Distress Inks
Cut out with Spellbinders Labels 29
Flower from stash and coloured with Distress Inks
Peel offs used from stash

Thank you very much for visiting I hope you like what you see
I will visit you soon 

With Love
Pat x

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Good afternoon everyone I hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon. Today I have an Anniversary card for my no2 Brother and my sister-in-law.


Items used

6" x 6" White card - Country Basket
Backing paper - stash
Image - Joanna Sheen House Mouse stamp
Card used with Image - Papermill Direct - White smooth, Buff and Embossed White
Image coloured with Flexmarkers
Sentiment stamps - 'Time to Celebrate' Crafters Companion and 'LOVE' Joanna Sheen's Wordy Sentiments
Peel Offs also used

Thank you for calling by and I hope you enjoyed your visit

Pat x

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Hi Everyone got my ironing done today so feel a little relieved now its not staring at me as it reached towards the ceiling, phew. Tonights card is one I did for my nephew-in-law. Hope you like. 

Items used

A5 white card - Country Basket
Matted Brown card - MillersDiecuts
Image - Vintage Sports stamp - Papermania @ The Range (I think)
Distressed with Distress Inks Pumice Stone
Matted onto Brown card, Kraft Card, Brown Card, White card then Kraft Card
Fixed to main Card with double sided tape
Name - Clarity Stamps
Peel offs used

Thank you for calling by hope you like what you see.

With Love
Pat x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Free Your Imagination

Good Evening fellow bloggers. Change of weather today but I managed to give our car a thorough wash this afternoon before the rain started!
Tonight I have a birthday card I did for my nephew, hope you like.

Items used

A5 white card - Country Basket
Matted with black card - MillersDiecut
Matted with white card - The Range
Stamped with - Visible Image 'Crackle Background' stamp
3 pieces of smooth White card - Papermill Direct
Matted with black card - Millers Diecut
Stamped with - Visible Image 'Free Your Imagination' stamp set
Large feather stamped cut out - from same VI stamp set
Name - Memory Box Dies
Peel offs used

Thank you for calling by it means a lot

With Love
Pat x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Evening everyone! what a lovely sunny warm day we have had today. Hope there are many more to come. Tonight I have a card I did for my niece's birthday. Hope you like.

Items used

White A5 scalloped card - Country Basket
Background -Nitwit 'Spring Whimsy'
Ribbon and lace fixed around it
then fixed to base card
Image - Saturated Canary stamp 'Rebecca'
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Cut out with SB's Opulent Ovals
Fixed to base card with foampads
Name and Title - Memory Box Dies
Peel off sentiment used
Flowers from stash

Thanks for visiting it means a lot to me
Hope to see you again

With Love
Pat x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Septuagenarian boy

Well what about this weather its been gorgeous here. So much so started spring cleaning the conservatory. Tonight I have another biggie birthday card one I did for my brother in law's birthday which was on Saturday. Hope you like it!

Items used

A4 sheet of Kraft card - stash
Backing paper - stash
Distressed with Tim Holtz Inks -Old Paper
Stamped with Visible Image - Ink Splats
Other Stamps used on backing paper free from magazine
Age - stamped with Papermania stamps and
aged then stamped with Visible Image background stamps
Pieces of newspaper torn distressed and then sprayed with water and scrunched up
Verses from Internet and cut out with Spellbinders die then distressed and stamped with 
Visible Image - Ink Splats
Metal corners - Stamp Pad

Thank you for visiting I do appreciate it very much.

With Love Pat x

Monday, 3 March 2014


Evening bloggers. What a lovely day its been today with the sun out for most of it. Can't ask for anything better. Tonight I have a card I did for our Son's birthday last month' Hope you like.

Items used as follows.

7" x 7"  White card - stash
Matted with blue leather look card - MillersDiecut
Image - Car from Vintage set of cars bought from The Range - possibly Papermania?!
Stamped and coloured with Flexmarkers
Other stamps used - Visible Image Background stamps - BRONTE SCRIPT - BRICKWALL - MUSIC - INK SPLATS - CLASSIC SENTIMENT
Plus Happy Birthday sentiment - Free in magazine
Name - Clarity stamps

Thank you for calling and leaving comments
I love to read them and will call at yours
when able.

With love Pat x

Friday, 28 February 2014


Hi everyone hope you are all fit and well. Tonight I have an anniversary card I did for a dear friend.

Items used

8" x 8" White scalloped card  -  Stash
White card - Papermill Direct
Red card - MillersDiecut
Image - Stash. Sorry once again I can't remember who's stamp it is
Coloured with FM's
then the centre with the image cut away from the edge
Cut out with - SB's Timeless Rectangles
Then placed into centre of red diecut of the same.
Trellis and Banner - Joanna Sheen 'Signature Dies'
Names - Memory Box 'Typewriter Alphabets Dies'
Sentiment - Stash

Thankyou for calling by it means a lot to me.

With Love Pat x

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Daughter's 40th

Evening everyone. Wasn't it nice to see a bit of the yellow thing in the sky today?! No rain either, yippee! Ok, tonight I have an album I did for our daughter's 40th birthday in January in place of a card. Hope you like.


Album - The Range
Colours done In Black Purple and Silver - 3 of her favourite colours
Stamps - Visible Image - CLARA - CORSET - MOLLY RULES OK -
Dies - Joanna Sheen - CATS - HEART BANNER - FAN -
Our daughter is a catlover and has 6 of them at this time!
Hence cats feature on every page.
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Gem flourishes - The Range
Feathers - stash
Ribbons - stash

Thank you for calling by it means a lot and is much appreciated.

With love Pat x

Friday, 14 February 2014

Grandson's 18th

Evening folks. I hope you are keeping dry and warm. I'm here again with another card.This time my grandson's 18th in January. This year is full of special birthdays so it may be hit and miss on when I blog as these cards tend to take me a lot longer than usual.

Materials used

A4 black card, Kraft card, White card- stash
Stamps used - Visible Image - Max Rocks set, Brick wall background, Crackle background
Ink Splats set, Time after Time, Imagine Dream Inspire set.
Image coloured with Flexmarkers.
Peel Offs - Stash
Name - Clarity stamps
Age - Memory Box die

Thank you for calling by and for any comments you  may leave.
Very much appreciated

With love Pat x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Baby Cards

Hello Crafty friends I hope everyone is well. I'm guilty of not  blogging for a couple of months, oooops!!! Apologies but other things have taken precedent. Well I am back and have two Baby cards for you to see. Both babies born in January within days of each other.Great nephew and step great grandaughter. They keep on coming, lol.

First baby boy card.

Both cards done in the same manner.

Once Upon A Time Keepsake Embossing Board - Glitter Girls
White card - Stash
Blue Shimmer Card - MillersDiecut
Image - Mo Manning's Digi Baby Boy
Card Embellishments - Stash
Baby hand & feet - Joanna Sheens Die
Card Stand & Centre strip - Joy Crafts Dies
Flowers - Wild Orchids
Pearls - Chloe Designs

Baby Girl Card 

All the ingredients for the Baby Boy card apply to the Baby Girl card.

Thankyou for visiting and I hope you like what you see and able to leave a comment.
I appreciate everything you say and read each  and every comment.

Thank you so much

With Love Pat x