Thursday, 25 April 2013

"Back in my Comfort Zone"

Hello Blog friends, welcome to my little corner of Blogland.  I hope you are all well, if any of you are feeling a bit low I send you a BIG ((((Hug))))

Oh! My! can you believe it!  I have another new follower Dunja a hundred thousand welcomes to you.  If I could remember, I could have said that in Gaelic.
One of the goals I set myself at the beginning of this year was...."to step out of my comfort zone more often"  try some new things.  Being a Virgo I am rather set in my ways.   I like the things I like and done my way, I feel I have not achieved very much.  I have tried to give myself a good shake but even that has not worked.  
However Tomorrow/Saturday/Sunday/Monday will find me doing something I have not done for quite a few years..............................I am going out to "work".  
I am going to be working all day on those days with Elaine in the Tearoom.  Her daughter is off on a break that had been booked and payed for long before they thought of the Tearoom.  When Elaine`s daughter and her partner said they were going to cancel I said not to.   I would go in and help her mum, Oh! man! why did I do that.  I have helped for the odd hour/two hours at a time but all day for 4 days I must be mad.

Today`s card  is very much in my comfort zone......................Roses.

Base card 5 x 7 Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion
White card embossed using a SB Embossing folder
SB Floral Oval cut in Black card.  I actually cut two and stuck them together to give it a little more depth.
Leaves cut using SB Foliage Die and a Crealies Die
Roses made using SB Blossom Five Die
Organza ribbon from my Ribbon Box

Hazel and I would like to mention, that from the sale of the Pendants, a Raffle and from donations, we have donated to The Day Chemo Unit at Ninewells Hospital Dundee, The Day Chemo Unit at Perth and The Maggies Centre.  Hazel`s daughter is running a Disco on Saturday to raise funds for the Maggies Back Up Team doing the Bike & Hike this year.   
Thank you to all who helped us achieve this.

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx



  1. Such a beautiful card Patricia. Your gorgeous flowers look fantastic on the dark background and I love the embossing.
    I think it is so kind of you to help out Elaine so that her daughter can still have her break. I am sure you will enjoy it.
    hugs Sue

  2. Hey Patricia I'm a Virgo also and probably like you must have complete order and tidiness, cannot stand chaos esp in my craft room.
    Good luck with the 4 days working, I'm sure you will have a great time.
    Love this card of course, you are the rose specialist!
    Cheers and happy crafting,

  3. Beautiful card. Love the embossing folder and your marvellous flowers. Enjoy your few days back out in the "working world".

  4. Oh Patricia what have you got yourself in to. In one way I hope the Tearoom is busy but in another I hope you are not run off your feet. Your card is gorgeous. Your donations would be well receive, good on you girls.

    Wilma x x x

  5. Hi Patricia, this is a beautiful card, what a lovely embossing folder and your flowers are gorgeous - don't worry I'm sure that you will actually have a tiring maybe, but wonderful time helping your friend! Hugs, Carole Z X

  6. love your card Patricia what a super embossed background it really sets of your flowers in the centre, beautiful!
    jacqui x

  7. Beautiful card that embossing folder looks fantastic ,enjoy your time with Elaine mine order is black tea with no sugar thanks .Melanie

  8. Hope you've got some comfy shoes Patricia!! Good for you to help out an allow someone a much deserved break. Mind you, having retire three years ago I'd find it difficult to go back now! Lovely card and the embossing folder is great. Christine xx

  9. A gorgeous card Patricia. I love the embossed background too. Good luck with the working, I am sure you will enjoy it and it will fly by! I helped my sister out with some public consultations last year for about 4 days and it was quite enjoyable, although most of the enjoyment was knowing I didn't have to be there!!! Hugs Susan x

  10. Well Patricia .. .. I wonder if you are on you way to the tearooms now (or whether you are even there by now helping to set up). You are one brave woman!! LOL!!!

    I have a feeling you will be resting up come next week as I would imagine it is a very popular place to pop into judging by the photographs you showed us a while back.

    Have fun!!

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. Sorry .. .. forgot to mention your beautiful card. Gorgeous as always.

  11. Todays card is lovely and the flowers are just perfect. Good luck with the working and then home at the end of the day to relax and put your feet up xx

  12. Such a beautiful, elegant card. What a lovely lady you are giving of your time to help others, I wish you enjoyment and fun, love Christine H xx

  13. Hello Patricia, love your card, it I quite beautiful. The roses set against the black is gorgeous and really makes them stand out.
    Well done with all the fundraising, both you and Hazel have worked hard at it.
    I'm sure you will enjoy being in the Teashop for a few days even although it will be tiring, just have comfy shoes this time
    Say a big Hello to Elaine for me I so enjoyed meeting her and will look forward to the next time.

    Have a good weekend, hugs, Kate x

  14. Gorgeous card Patricia. I love the pretty flowers and fab design.
    Being a fellow Virgo I totally understand what you mean re your comfort zone!! Enjoy your 4 days in the tearoom.
    Lorraine x

  15. My first reaction was Wow Patricia, just you stick with your comfort zone if this is what you create. The whole card is absolutely stunning and the beautiful roses and greenery make it extra special. Hugs Rita xx

  16. Beautiful card and love your gorgeous flowers...I am sure you will enjoy helping our in the the tea rooms....


  17. Wow what another beautiful card and luv the flowers made witht he SB die xx congratulations on your money raising events and donations and have a fab disco night on Saturday xx Gail T xx

  18. Beautiful card Patricia and I love the pretty flowers too :) Viv xx

  19. Absolutely love this colour scheme. Don't envy you your tearoom challenge. Just been catching up on your lovely blog and Hazel's happy news. Do take care and mine in a nice black coffee. Hugs Flora

    I agree with all these comments about your lovely card and you being a kind and generous lady helping out in the tearooms I a milky coffee thx well done to you n Hazel for the fundraising Sue x

  21. another gorgeous card Patricia, love the flowers and embossing

  22. A lovely card Patricia, very pretty. Hope your feet are holding up okay. Carol x