Wednesday, 19 February 2014

"Flowers but NOT Roses"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well.  If not I send you a few (((((hugs))))) in hope that they help.
Thank you for visiting today, I love that you call by to see what I have been up to.  Also thank you for all your lovely comments I love reading them.
Met Hazel and our friends today had a nice lunch, lots of chat and a good laugh.
After today`s post I will not be back till after the weekend.  I am off on my travels with my friend Elaine.
Elaine has a very busy life, and an extremely demanding family.  Other than coming to me on a Thursday evening she gets little or no "me" time in a week.  If she is not working at the Tearoom she has her Granddaughter Mia 22 months or her Grandsons 10 & 12.  They have plenty money and can buy most things they want when they want.  I really struggle to buy gifts for Elaine.  However for Christmas I gave her a voucher (made by me) for a couple of nights away just her and me.  A Hotel stay, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in either Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow.  Elaine chose Glasgow, I have booked us into the Holiday Inn near Buchanan Street Station really good for the City Centre and some Retail Therapy.  I pick her up 8am tomorrow, I have told her to leave her phone at home.  I will bring mine, we can phone our OH`s tell them we have arrived then mine gets switched off as well.  Her family never give her a minutes peace even when she is away trying to enjoy herself.  They constantly check up on her, thank goodness once John knows I have arrived that`s it.
Today`s card is one of a few I have made for my cabinet at the Tearoom

Base card 6 x 6
Paper printed from Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD by
Peach & Cream Card Stock from a Lidl Card Pack
Floral circle a Memory Box Die
Leaves a SB Die
Flowers a combination of Heartfelt Majestic Morning Die and a Cheery Lynn Die for the Stamens
Stamped sentiment 
Pearls form my stash

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for visiting I really appreciate it
Till next time 
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia   xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Patricia. I hope you and Elaine enjoy your time to yourselves. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. A really lovely card Patricia. That flower die is great. Hope you have a fabulous few days away. Mobile phones are a mixed blessing unfortunately. I think in the future we will evolve and be born with a mobile clamped to the side of the baby's head. Lol! I really don't know why people have to rely on them so much. We did manage to have a life before their arrival!! When I'm away, like you, I let John know I've got there okay and that's it. If he really needs to he can get hold of me. Hugs Christine xx

  3. Patricia this one is stunning, I love it. Have a wonderful weekend too, xxx

  4. Hi Patricia, this is absolutely stunning. I love the circle die and have been looking at these lately and thinking I ought to add one to my stash! I love the blue as well, it's beautiful! Hugs Carole Z X

  5. Hi Patricia,
    you are a very thoughtful friend to have given Elaine such a wonderful and relaxing present. I do so hope you both have a wonderful time.
    Love this super card. The colours are really great, and very pretty flowers too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. Such a gorgeous colour and the die-cuts are beautiful.

  7. Another gorgeous creation by you, love the colors!!!

  8. Your card is beautiful Patricia, such a gorgeous design and I love the colour.
    Such a thoughtful gift for you to give Elaine. I hope you both have a wonderful time and enjoy a very well deserved rest.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. A gorgeous card Patricia. Love the colour scheme and pretty flowers.
    Lorraine x

  10. a beautiful card Patricia - what a wonderful gift for your friend - I really hope she has a wonderful time with you away in Glasgow - sounds just perfect xx

  11. Another stunning card and luv everything about it xx have a fab break in Glasgow and what a thoughtful gift xx hope you have some decent weather xx GailT xx

  12. Beautiful wreath. Love the cool blue flowers. Have fun on your mini vacation.
    Donna xx

  13. Gorgeous card Patricia, lovely colours and of course dies. Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

  14. Hello Patricia, another gorgeous card, love the dies and how you've designed them, lovely soft shades of colour.
    Have a lovely time with Elaine in Glasgoe, hugs Kate x

  15. Another beautiful card Patricia. I hope you both have a wonderful and relaxing time in Glasgow without those phones. Jenny x

  16. This is stunning Patricia, love the colour too.

    Enjoy your day tomorrow, don't blame you for switching the phone off, everyone needs a break sometime.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Oh my goodness this is just lovely. Enjoy your stay away with your friend!
    Glenda #72

  18. This is so pretty Patricia, beautifully designed. Have a wonderful few days away in Glasgow, fabulous shops. Susan xx

  19. Hi Patricia.
    Love it, love it, love it! Better make some more as it will sell quick smart.
    Enjoy your break with Elaine. Hope she gets a well deserved rest.
    Take care.
    Ang x

    1. Stunning card Patricia and just my colours. Love it. I hope you and Elaine have a good time in Glasgow and lots of shopping. Crafty of course.
      Hugs Erika.

  20. beautiful card Patricia, funny we have both blogged these colours today, one of my favourites, love your gorgeous embellishment.
    have a fantastic me time with Elaine, will do you both a world of good.

  21. What a pretty card!! Love the flowers, very creative!!!

  22. Beautiful card Patricia. Love the floral wreath die. Enjoy your break.

  23. Love what you did with the MB wreath with your beautiful added flowers. Makes it so much more dressy. Good idea and when I can make flowers as gorgeous as you, I'll try this myself! Love the sweet blue background and your so-even piercing border. My goodness, that is so evenly done. You're a good friend to treat your buddy to a wkend on the town, and I'm sure you both will enjoy it so much. Don't buy anything I wouldn't like! Good for you on the phone issue too. I hope you can both stick to it! TFS & Hugs

  24. wow, i love this floral wreath and the turquoise paper.
    beautiful design as always.
    hugs to you.

  25. Morning Patricia, What a lovely Friend you are, I'll bet Elaine was 'bowled over' with your pressie. Have a fabulous time in Glasgow.
    Your card is stunning, I'm glad you mentioned the peach and cream card, as on my laptop it looks a beautiful blue and white !!, why can't these laptops give the right colours !!!!! haha. I'm loving the flower 'wreath' in the centre, I keep looking at that, after this I will 'have to have it' haha, and the majestic morning booms are stunning. Loving everything about this card.
    Have a lovely time, both.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Lovely card Patricia. There's so much detail in it.
    Enjoy your weekend in Glasgow.
    Janice W

  27. Oh so pretty!!! Sigh... Love love your beautiful wreath Patricia! A truly magnificent card, so wonderfully designed!! And have a great time with Elaine in Glasgow, enjoy!! And remember: don't struggle too hard finding gifts, your friendship is the greatest gift of all! (and maybe one of your over the top gorgeous cards ;-) Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  28. Gorgeous card Patricia, the wreath & flowers are Stunning... simply Beautiful...Enjoy your time with Elaine in birth town!!...Hugs May x x x

  29. Big sister, is that some of your Stamping Up Card? I am loving my packet of beautiful coloured card. Your card is stunning and of course as always your flowers are beautiful. I will say I hope you had a great time with Elaine, as you won't be reading this till you are home. Hazel xxx

  30. Hi Patricia,
    Stunning card, love it all. Have a great time on your break.

  31. Gorgeous card Patricia. Hope you have/had a lovely time in Glasgow with Elaine. I miss Glasgow for shopping. Aberdeen's not a patch on it!

    Kat xx

  32. what a gorgeous card Patricia!! I love the colors, and how the tag is placed so elegantly!! Beautiful flowers, too!!! Hope you have a grand time this weekend!!

  33. Wow! That is so pretty. Love your flowers as always. What a special card. Hope you two have a lovely time this weekend. Enjoy yourselves silly! And what a great friend you are for helping Elaine get some time to herself.

  34. gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

  35. A really lovely card Patricia, the flowers, colors. wreath , layers and stitching are a wonderful combination.

    Hugs Diane

  36. Really, really love this card. Have a fantastic weekend.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  37. Stunning card Patricia, love the colours and the dies you have used. Hope you have enjoyed your time away.x