Tuesday, 11 February 2014

"Simple Black & White"

Good evening Folks, hope you are all well, dry and warm.  I feel so sorry for all the people affected by the weather.  I seems like it is never ending.  I do hope the Government keep their promise and these people get all the help they need.  I know how much it has cost my friend Pearl to get her house back in order, that was one house.  Multiply that by the thousands that are affected ....that`s lots & lots of money.  
Thank you for popping by and thank you to Suzie http://suziescards.blogspot.co.uk for becoming my latest follower.   Delighted you decided to join me, I hope you continue to visit and leave comments.
Did the Craft Class today, came home very happy, I can assure you that`s a first for a while.  My ladies made their box and a little gift card to go with it.  The atmosphere round the table was fantastic.  Frantically busy but happy at the same time.............they want to do more boxes!!!!!
The ladies making the box were all at one table.  The "rebels" 4 of them were at another in the corner of the workshop.  They were making two cards with Elaine.   At the end of the class the ladies who did the boxes told the "rebels" that they liked doing things like that.  One lady stood up at the end of the class and said to the rebels   .....  "there are more of us so we hold the "ace" card and want do more boxes and different things" ......... that is exactly how she put it.   Was I glad.....you bet LOL!!!
Weather shocking, snow right down here, not just on the mountains.  We will see what tomorrow brings, we have parked the 4x4 at the end of the drive just inside the gates.  Hopefully if we need to get out we will manage.  Country living has its drawbacks but we would not change it.

Today`s card was an order, customer delighted,  just heard the person who received it was also delighted.
Base card 5 x 7
Black & White card stock
Paper printed from a CD   Printed in black & white rather than colour
SB Blossom Five for the Roses
Corner is from Memory Box it is Hazel`s purchase which she lent me
Cut it out twice and used it as the foliage

That`s it for today, it is early but I am off to get my PJs on, put my feet up and do some knitting
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Was going to enter this into   http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  I am hopeless on the computer, unfortunately did not manage.......stupid or what!!!  However if you get time pop over and have a look there are some fantastic cards posted there.

Patricia xxx


  1. Hi Patricia, I am so pleased that you had a good time today at your craft class and it sounds like the ladies who made the boxes did too.
    Your card is stunning, so stylish and elegant. Your gorgeous flowers always make your creations look so special.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Patricia, this is absolutely gorgeous, I do think Mono looks stylish. Weather here is horrible, rain, then sun, walked to get Mums prescription, just got in the door and the hail started. Yuk. xxxx

  3. Good Evening Patricia, your card is really stunning, I love the black and white combination. Your desired and details are gorgeous.
    Pleased your class was good, and well done to the ladies for standing up to the rebels, that will get to them more than you saying something, keep warm and cosy, hugs Kate X

  4. hi Patricia, so glad you enjoyed your class and your ladies were so happy, want to do more..
    beautiful card, love the papers and your gorgeous roses.
    pam x

  5. What an elegant and stylish card Patricia. So glad you enjoyed your class today and the ladies spoke out against the rebels. Hugs Rita xxxx

  6. Beautiful card Patricia. Love the paper. The black and white is so very elegant.

  7. I agree that black and white is very elegant. Gorgeous card Patricia. Have a great day.

  8. Fab card again and I just luv black and white and the paper is fab and as always your flowers are stunning xx glad you had a good day at your class and good for the lady standing up to the miseries (sorry rebels) xx GailT xx

  9. "Majority Rules". Glad you class went well and the ladies stood up for themselves. Your card is lovely, I do like black and white. And of course your roses are beautiful.

  10. wonderful card Patricia and well done with your rebels - fabulous xx

  11. Hi Patricia

    A beautiful card .. .. I am not surprised everyone was happy!!!

    Your craft class story made me smile. I could just imagine it all.

    Sounds to me like you have a "naughty corner" in that room LOL!!!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Morning Patricia, I was chuckling reading your 'write-up' about yesterday's craft class, sounds like the 'majority' ladies are holding a 'revolt' against the 'rebels', would love to have been a fly on the wall haha, but sounds like everyone enjoyed what they were creating.
    Your card is delightful, loving the monochrome, and what a fabulous idea to print out your paper in black and white too, no wonder the recipient was 'over the moon' with this creation, and your flowers stunning, as ever. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Morning Patricia,
    Love your black and white card, stunning. Sounds like the other ladies are fed up with the rebels as well. Pleased you had a good day.

  14. gorgeous, ......sorry I haven't been commenting Bill(hubby) has had health issues and was in the hosiptal! All is well now so maybe I'll get back to normal, what ever that is.........

  15. Hi Patricia, great to hear the ladies enjoyed their boxes and want more.
    Loving your black and white number, so very classy.
    No snow here yet but guess it's on it's way!
    Hugs Erika.

  16. Another gorgeous card! Love the roses!!

  17. A gorgeous card Patricia. A lovely design and colour scheme - very elegant.
    Glad the class went well.
    Lorraine x

  18. Hi Patricia,

    Beautiful card, stunning, love the design.

    Hope you are not too snowed in, if its up there then it wont be long till it gets down here!

    Glad class went well, my sounds like you have a lot to deal with in those classes, maybe the 'rebels' will either start to join in or leave!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Gorgeous card Patricia, Love Black & white it always looks so elegant, The design is fabulous...So glad the class was fun & the ladies want more boxes... maybe the rebels will join in now? Hugs May x x x

  20. Ha ha ha Patricia! Seems your 'rebel problem' has kind of sorted itself ;-) I, too, hope that the UK government will do everything in their power to get the water problems solved. Last evening I heard one lady asking very politely why the army can't get involved, she's so right! This is definitely a major task for the armed forces. Anyhoo, on to your card now ;-) it's beautiful!! As always I'm totally over the moon as far as your roses are concerned, awesome!! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  21. Beautiful card, love the black and white colour scheme and the fabulous die-cuts.

  22. Great card Patricia. You made me chuckle about your ladies. Well that sure told them eh! We have had some snow flurries but too wet to lay. Mainly it has just been torrential rain and gales. Hugs Christine xx

  23. Gorgeous card Patricia and glad you had a fab crafty time lol I chuckled , you can never satisfy everyone, I know this from experience LOL we are having really bad winds at the moment and of course rain! keep safe huggles Sue xx

  24. Hi Patricia, your post made me smile at the image of the ladies in your group --- so the rebels were told weren't they! Lol Love your card...it is extremely windy & wet here tonight - again! Carole Z xx

  25. So pleased your workshop went well and so many of your ladies supported the box making. Love this very elegant card too Patricia. Hope you get your well earned rest. Jenny x

  26. Helo Patricia, love your dramatic card, so glad you had a great day and pleased you will have a variety of proets to teach. xx Flora

  27. Hi Patricia wow what a dramatic card, wonderful. Oh well it looks like they have been put in their place maybe they will get the message now. The wind is howling down here tonight, stay safe Susan xx

  28. Hi Patricia,
    You are such a sweet lady! Thank you for your three messages, which I have just read.
    I am taking a break from blogging for several reasons. I have not been too well. Then, after the Flourishes BW team stopped with the monthly hops and I completed a batch if charity cards, I decided to take a break until I feel much better.
    I tried to send you a PM, but couldn't find your email address.
    I hope you are keeping safe and well during this terrible weather.
    Thanks again for your concern, Patricia.
    Your card looks really lovely in the black and white! Gorgeous flowers, as always. Sending hugs xx

  29. hi Patricia.
    i love this black and white card , which is so elegant.
    your cards are always with a beautiful design and color combinatoir and i love to see them.
    hugs to you.

  30. Hi Patricia. Happy to hear your rebels got sorted out! Well done to the other troopers. This is such a dramatic card with the B&W floral pieces. Love that design and your roses & leaves trim. Just beautiful. Good luck with the weather. Sun has come out, but it's gonna have to work real hard to melt the snow around here. TFS & Hugs

  31. Hi Patricia,
    another of your superb creations. Love the black and white design, it's so elegant, and of course your superb roses on the front.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  32. Hi Patricia
    Thanks for the lovely welcome to your blog :). Yes I did realise that Hazel was your sister, so nice that your sister is your best friend and crafting buddy, you are so lucky.
    Love the black and white paper and the flowers are gorgeous.
    Suzie xx

  33. How wonderful that your class went so well and kudos to the lady who stood up and told the rebels off. Maybe they'll get the hint and wander off or at least shut their trap when it is things they don't want to do. Your black and white card is very elegant. Black and white makes such a statement.

  34. Gorgeous card Patricia, no wonder it went down well. I like Black & White and this is a certainly Classy.
    Glad you class went well, Its a shame just a few have to take the edge off these happy craft classes. great to hear someone put them in their place....lol wish I had been a fly on the wall, knowing me I would have giggled then the rebels would have been mad...lol
    Hugs Mau xx