Wednesday, 5 March 2014

"Texture & Embossing"

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who just popped by for a visit.  I thank you for taking the time to do that, I love having you here.
Welcome to Jessica who has become my latest follower, thank you for choosing to be interested in what I have to offer. I did link back to your Blog.   You have a Blog, I notice you have not been Blogging for a while.  Maybe you will start again soon it can be so much fun.
Did the "Rose Making" class yesterday, we had a great class ....... no rebels ..... they stayed well away.  I had one new lady who is in fact a very experienced Crafter but had never attempted doing Flowers before.   Really enjoyed having her there and from what she said she enjoyed the experience.  She does very "Grungy" type crafting, doing classes using the Gelli Plate, inks, paints etc:-  Have managed to persuade her to do some classes at the Tearoom.  So messy Crafting here I come.......!!!!  Do not know when she will be starting but I will be there, really looking forward to it.
My card today is different for me once again.  I enjoyed making it, I really have to get out of my comfort zone more ofter.  Looking at it again I have not come out of the zone too far, it still has my "signature" flower there. Anyway here it is:-

Base card 5 x 7 white card
Turquoise card from a Lidl Card Pack embossed with Brick effect
White card embossed with Bark effect inked with TH Frayed Burlap & Peacock Feather
SB Vintage Lace Die 
Punched Velum Flowers pieces inked
Stamens WOC
Seam Binding Bow
Marianne Foliage Die 
Odd piece of lace and a few pearls

I have entered this into
I was picked with their Random choosy thingy and have won $25 of Crafty Goodies.   
How great is that!!!!

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

Patricia  xxx


  1. Well Patricia you are getting good trying to get out of that comfort zone ! Love what you have done here, and of course you flowers are beautiful as ever. May be can get some crafting done tonight depends on how I feel after tea. Hazel xxx

  2. Woohoo Patricia!!! Just seen this come up and HAD to take a look. My my, you really are moving over to 'the dark side'!!! LOVE what you've done here with that ripped, layered and inked embossing and the floral flourish. So glad to hear you are going to keep on pushing those boundaries too because you clearly are so good at it. Enjoy your shopping spree and thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie again this time. Jenny xxx

  3. Hello Patricia. Wonderful card and I love the embossed background. As usual your flowers look stunning and the coloured vellem makes them look so delicate too. Glad to hear your moving over to inky/messy mitts stuff. Your life and your craft space may never recover. It took me a long time to be converted, but I love it. Hugs Rita xxxx

  4. Hi Patricia this is gorgeous love the embossed background and how you lightly coloured it then tore it a bit something I've not done for a while for no reason but it looks good. Glad the class went well those ladies don't know how lucky they are to be taught flower making by the master!! Susan xx

  5. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

  6. Yes, I like this one, love the flower and look forward to seeing 'grungy' which I dont do either. xxx

  7. A lovely card Patricia, love the layering of dies and embossing folders.
    Glad to hear your class went well. I've just recently got my gel plate and have had a wee bit of fun with it. More practise required me lord!

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  8. Grungy is so far out of my comfort zone. Even the steam punk I do is "neat and tidy" . Lol! Looking forward to seeing whatever you produce at that time. This is lovely. I really like that bark effect. Might have to add that to my wish list. Hugs Christine xx

  9. This is wonderful Patricia. I love the different textures, gorgeous colours and beautiful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. Hi Patricia
    Very shabby chic. . . . . I think: always get a bit confused about what's shabby chic and what's vintage.
    The embossing is lovely and crisp. Well done you winning some goodies. Time to buy a lotto ticket, you may be on a roll !
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  11. Beautiful card! Love the color combination!!

  12. How pretty these colours are together. Soft and calming, lovely. I love the 'floppy' flower.
    Looking forward to seeing your new range for spring!
    Maggie x

  13. This is beautiful Patricia, love your floral arrangement. Carol x

  14. Hiya Patricia - love your card and it sounds like the class went well - love the sound of the new ones too - what fun xx

  15. Another stunning creation Patricis gorgeous colours


  16. another stunner Patricia Please can I have your e-mail address please I have had a e-mail which u can get 10% of at the show you are going to it may be some use to u .Melanie

  17. Beautiful card Patricia - I absolutely love that flower. Nicola x

  18. That is simply beautiful Patricia! Love that amazing background, looks like real wood! You have ripped the paper in such a fab way, gives your card so much more depth and character! Can't wait to see your inky fingers, lol! It's always nice to venture into new worlds, isn't it! Have a lovely evening, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  19. Ooh! I love the look and feel of this card. It is what I would call shabby chic.

    I'm not into that messy stamping myself but I promise to sit back and admire what you've made!

  20. Good morning from Aussie....what a wonderful and gorgeous creation to wake up all the added beauties and great texture. I have all the texture paste etc, but doing 10 GDT cards at the moment so not much time to this though...xxAnnie

  21. fantastic Patricia, wonderful textures you have created on this card, love the beautiful flower and colors.
    glad your class went well.
    cannot wait to see your gelli plate creation.

  22. Hi Patricia,
    another really fab design card. Love that super flower.
    So glad your class went well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. It's beautiful..always love your gorgeous flowers. Glad the class went well. Maybe you & the Gelli lady can trade 'learning'. I want to learn the gelli plate AND your roses too! Gelli has gotten as far as my airbrush desk, and there it sits. Working on stencil & paste right now. TFS a lovely card, love the colors & muted shades on this one. Very elegant. Hugs (also glad you liked the funny today. So watch that bacon frying, now heah?)

  24. Absolutely gorgeous, Patricia!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation in the Frilly and Funkie challenge!

  25. Gorgeous card Patricia, Love the texture & of course your flower as always is stunning...Beautiful soft colours too... Hugs May x x x

  26. Hi Patricia, glad your class went well! Love this card, such gorgeous colours & fan textured background ...hugs Carole Z xx

  27. Morning Patricia,
    Love your card, very beautiful colours., exquisite flower too. Pleased to hear your class went well.

  28. Hi Patricia,

    This is gorgeous, love the colours and the embossing is great, really effective.

    Glad your class went well, sounds like you have a great class to look forward to if the Lady goes ahead.

    Congratulations on your win too, you must be well pleased.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  29. Gorgeous! Such a beautiful colour scheme and I love the vellum flower. Glad your roses class went so well.

  30. Hi Patricia
    Sorry to hear about your cuttlebug , i know how you feel as my old laptop has died too, on a borrowed one at the moment , just so i can catch up on your blog love the card and the look ,will away now to scroll over all i have missed .
    Elaine H X

  31. Am loving all the embossing you have done!! Gorgeous card, gonna have to try the vellum flowers!!!

  32. Hi Patricia, Congratulations on winning the prize, well deserved.
    Loving your card, you may think it's out of your comfort zone, but it is gorgeous, loving the embossing and inking.
    Well done on getting your new class lady to take a few classes at the tearoom, diversification into other areas of crafting. I would love to get all painty with the gelli plate too, I have one but haven't tried it yet.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Thanks for visiting. I'm not sure that I'll ever get back to the old routine. I just can't seem to chat without Eric's twopennyworth. Not that he chatted but I would go downstairs and tell him what was happening in the crafting world and I enjoyed talking about it. Now I read blogs and leave it at that usually, apart from my DT comments that I HAVE to do. Anyway, I've been through all your latest projects and they're all beautiful - love the Primark heart so might see if I can find some. Enjoy the SECC. What do you think of the ebosser? Am dithering about one. Hazel x

  34. Fab card and we all have to take 'baby steps' out of our comfort zone xx well done on your prize and good luck in the challenge xx GailT xx

  35. WOW Patricia, what fabulous colours and I love all the texture you've achieved, gorgeous card, Gay x