Sunday, 16 June 2013

"A Card & Exciting News"

Hello Blog friends, hope you have all had a good weekend
Thank you for taking time to come visit me and  for all your lovely comments.  
Welcome to my latest follower, it is a "man" even bigger welcome.   John you are such a rare bread in the Crafting World, thank you for choosing to join my wee Blog.   Hope to see you commenting, good or bad I can take it all.
Saturday evening we went "Big Train Hunting" with the boys.  For any new or recent  followers this is a favourite pastime in this family.  Going to see Steam Engines that come on tours in Scotland.   We are lucky that most of them come through Perth on their way to Inverness.   Often they go up one day, the next day the come back down through Aberdeen to Dundee then over the Tay Bridge.  We then get two bites of the Cherry so to speak.   Mostly just John, John Jnr, Thomas and Robert.   Audrey and I do go now and again, we enjoy being together catching up with all the chat.
Today, Sunday is "Fathers Day" we had a BIG celebration lunch along at John & Audrey`s.    John Jnr has been awarded an OBE for his work with the Scottish Fire Service.  We are so proud of him.   John has been working very hard over the past few years, on centralising the Scottish Fire Service.   Lots of time away, last minute calls which meant him flying here there and everywhere.  Missing things he would have loved to have been at with the boys.  When he was offered the job we all knew it was a big commitment..  We sat down together discussing all the good and the bad points.  As a very small family unit, we have had to work together, now all his hard work has been rewarded.   Rewarded in a way that we never, ever dreamt of, we are so pleased for John.
Sorry for all the waffle but I am a rather proud and excited Mum:-

Today`s card is one I made a few weeks ago and sent to a special lady who was going through a rather traumatic time.  This lady is never far from my thoughts, I know exactly what she is going through.
When John had his accident, I got cards from so many unexpected sources.   I was very grateful that people were thinking about us.

Base card cut using SB Elegant Labels 4 in white card
Lilac card cut using the same Die, I hand cut out the centre piece, embossed that using a Sissix Rose Folder
Rose made from Scraps of Gingham paper from a Rob Adams Cd
Swirl/leaves cut using a Memory Box Die................
I have recently started buying these dies, I love how the card just pops out of them.  Just wish they did BIG frames, they have a few frames but not so big, hopefully that will come 
Sentiment is Computer Generated.  I have a folder that I keep a note of nice sentiments and verses for future use.  Thought it was very appropriate for the occasion

That`s it for today
Thank you for popping in I really appreciate it

Patricia   xxx

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  1. Beautiful card Patricia live the elegant labels die and you beautiful flowers


  2. WOW!!!!! Big congratulations to your son on getting an OBE. You must feel so proud and it's so lovely for him to get some recognition for his hard work and commitment.
    Your card is gorgeous. Such a beautiful design, I love the sentiment and your wonderful flower.
    Sue xx

  3. Hi Patricia, WOW congratulations you must be very proud of your son, what an achievement an OBE, fab news :D
    Your card is beautiful and I'm very sure will be very welcome, great sentiment too :D Gay x

  4. Absolutely fantastic news Patricia, congratulations to John Jr. No wonder you are so proud. It's great to have all that hard work recognised

    Such a beautiful card, it's good to know you have friends when times are difficult, and this sentiment is so touching. Beautiful design and colours, celebratory hugs, Kate x

  5. Hi Patricia, you must be one proud mum, congrats to John Jr. Gorgeous card, love the die used.

    Wilma x x x


  6. I don't know about his mum being proud, but his auntie Hazel is to. Love your card as well big Sis. You know me and lilic/ pale purple colours.

    Hazel xxx

  7. Big congratulations to your son Patricia. What a thrill and great that someone has got recognition for doing something useful in life.
    Think there is another labels 4 day again today.
    Lovely card and sentiment. We all have moments when we need to read something like that. x

  8. Hi Patricia,
    A HUGE Congratulations to your son, Patricia, what a great achievement and to be awarded an OBE, you must be over the moon!
    Your card today is beautiful, love the colour and I love the Elegant Labels die.
    Have a great day.

  9. I suppose I ought to say hello, so Hello! Love this card, this is a colour combination I use a lot what you have done with them is stunning!! Have these dies so may need to case this one.

    take care,

    John x

  10. This is lovely Patricia great sentiment and colours
    jacqui x

  11. Such a pretty creation, congrats to your Son and you must be proud, xxx
    John & I have a standing joke about peeloffs but I have amended the post for folks that think i am being odd ,xxxx

  12. Hello Patricia

    Now you can tell the world about John! You must have been fit to burst well done for not saying anything.

    Lovely card I knew as soon as I saw it on my bloglovin list it was yours!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  13. WOW! Many congratulations to John Jnr. on his OBE, it is fantastic news Patricia you must be bubbling with pride. Your card is stunning and love the colours and dies used, just beautiful xx Christine H

  14. Hi Patricia

    Oh wow!! What a truly "proud Mummy" moment. Congratulations to everyone.

    Your card is beautiful too. The recipient will love it I am sure.

    Thanks you for your comments. Don't worry about my comments coming to your inbox. I think you will find you accidentally ticked the box that is under where comments are left on my blog that says "email follow up comments".

    Once people stop commenting on that post the emails will stop .. .. you won't always be getting them.

    I have done it myself in the past with other people's blogs. The worst one being the Penny Black Saturday challenge. I got loads and loads and loads LOL!!!

    Have a good day Patricia.

    Love Jules xx

  15. Gorgeous card Patricia.

    Congratulations to your son. Such a wonderful award. No wonder you are so proud.

  16. You found me through Heartfelt Creations and I followed you right back! Love your card and am going to have a good look around while I am here!

  17. Gorgeous card Patricia. The flower and colours look so pretty.
    HUGE Congratulations to your Son on his OBE, how fantastic! You must be SO proud!
    Lorraine x

  18. Fabulous card Patricia. You must all be so proud of John Jnr. What an achievement! Christine xx

  19. Hi Patricia, first off a big congrats to John! how proud you must be! the card is fabulous!, thanks for visiting my blog!
    I always get in a tizzy with stuff lately lol!

  20. Congrats to John, Patricia! Of course you must be extremely proud of him! And so well deserved, too. Love your card, your use of those fine dies is perfect! And such a great quote, too! Hugs, Ira x

  21. Such a proud time for you Patricia, congratulations to your son and the family.
    Your card is beatiful, love the design and colour scheme. Hugs Dee x

  22. WOW...Congraulations to must be so proud...Love your card, those dies are Gorgeous Love the wonderful colours too... Hugs May x x x

  23. Hi Patricia, WOW, congratulations to John Jnr OBE, what a fantastic accomplishment, you will indeed be a very proud Mum.
    So glad the big train trip was enjoyed by all concerned, Graham and I went to Wigan Steam Railway Exhibition on Saturday, there are always lots and lots of layouts to get ideas from, for Graham and his Brother, they are both Steam Engine Enthusiasts.
    Your card is lovely, Patricia, my favourite colours, and the sentiment is so beautiful and poignant, it will have been a source of support for your friend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. What a truly luvly card with a beautiful sentiment for a very lucky recipient to have you as a friend xx you are rightfully a proud Mum and it is nice to hear that 'normal - everyday people' get recognised for their contribution to society xx luv the colour combo as well xx FAB xx GailT xx

  25. Hi Patricia,
    what an amazing card. Love those dies used on it, and the sentiment is so lovely.
    Congratulations to John Jnr on that award. He sounds like he really deserved it with all his hard work. Lovely to hear someone being recognized for outstanding work.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  26. Gorgeous card Patricia, I'm sure the recipient was delighted with it.

    Congratulations to your son on his OBE. No wonder you're a very proud Mum, he sounds like a very hard working conscientious chap.

    Kat x

  27. congratulations to John Jnr OBE, you must be so proud of him.
    love your beautiful card, fabulous design with your die cuts and embellishments

  28. Catching up..missed this congrats to John jnr on the OBE! Fabulous card too; love the colour! Carole Z X

  29. Oh Wow!! That's Wonderful News Patricia! You all must be very proud! 8-) Big Congrats to your Son! And your card is just Wonderful!! Love the pretty lavender and lovely elegant embossing and Fabulous Sentiment too!!


  30. Massive congratulations to John Jnr and the whole family Patricia! No wonder you are so proud. Sounds like that recognition is thoroughly deserved too.
    Love that beautiful card too. So delicate and lacy. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Jenny x