Monday, 19 May 2014

"A New Rose"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well.  I am reading on a lot of the Blogs about the brilliant weather. Tell you what they must have forgotten to include some of the North East of Scotland.  It is bright here today but rather cool to say the least.
All quite at the Ranch this far!!!
Last week was hectic, painters here all week doing the outside of the house. Finished and looking good again.  The woodwork suffered this ravages of winter this year.
Visitors arrived who needed lots of feeding!!!  We did go out a couple of times to ease the situation.  I do not enjoy cooking, I cook because I have to.  Certainly not one of my favourite pastimes I can assure you.   I used to LOVE baking, I still do.  I do not do as much now, we don`t eat that kind of thing so much now, but I do like baking.
I was trawling some Blogs one day and found a Tutorial for a slightly different "Rose"   I love making flowers so of course I had to have a go.  The Tutorial is on belonging to Jennie.
If you have time pop over she does some great Projects and Tutorials.
I had a comment asking about listing any colours I use in Pens.  I really do not do much colouring, if I do it is on a Whim and would just use what I feel like at the time.  If I do any colouring in the future I will try to remember to note what I use.............don`t hold your breath, colouing does not happen often.
Here is a little card using the Rose I made:-

Base card approx 4 x 6 an off cut I found lying about
Backing paper Nit Wits download from my box.  Did not realise till I was placing the Bird House .... I had punched a bit out...... can you see it????
MB Window and Foliage ......  from my Die Cut box
IO Bird House...... also from my Die Cut Box
TH Flower Die I used 2 of the 4 flowers shapes on this Die.
(just discovered I can use TH Dies in my CuttleBug) Doh!!!!

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for popping in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx

Ooopps!! nearly forgot to welcome Sam Smithard as a new follower.  You are most welcome, thank you for choosing to follow me.


  1. Hello Patricia, lovely card, the rose looks gorgeous, pretty papers too and I love your embellishments.
    A mixture weather wise today, but rain has held off, hugs Kate x

  2. Hi Patricia,

    Beautiful card love the papers and rose, I will have to take a look at Jennies page.

    Beautiful weather down here, in fact its scorching hot!!! Just got in and my conservatory is like an oven and my poor Hibiscus flower has dried up!!! That will have to be moved to another place lol!
    We have been forecast to get the bad weather later this week so we shall have to make the most of it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Hi Patricia. Love your card and the rose is stunning, but even though I have used the TH mini florals I still go back to Blossom five. It's been really warm here today with lots of sunshine. Got two beds stripped, washed and dried. Love it when I can get the washing out. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Another fab card and another fab flower too - I wouldn't have noticed the punched out bit if you hadn't said!! luv the birdhouse xx GailT xx

  5. What a lovely scene this is Patricia, your rose is absolutely fabulous! I do so hope that you will get a little bit of sunshine in your parts of the world, too! (although I have to confess that I wish we could enjoy more of it as well, but duty calls... except for lunch time that is, ;-) Have a lovely evening, hugs, Ira xox

  6. Fantastic card big sis, rose is beautiful but I still think your normal ones are more WOW. Hazel xx

  7. The new rose is gorgeous! Beautiful card -- so spring like!
    Have a great day!

  8. Hi Patricia, gorgeous card, love the papers & your new rose is beautiful, hugs Carole Z xx

  9. Hi Patricia, lovely card and flower (rose) today.xx

  10. Loving that flower Patricia! Must admit I also go to Jennie's blog if flowers are required as she has some of the best tutorials ever. Yours works so beautifully with the greenery, window and birdhouse. Jenny x

  11. This is gorgeous Patricia, I love the design and such a beautiful flower. Thank you for the link, I will popping over for a look later.
    hugs Sue xx

  12. This is gorgeous Patricia. I love the design, the colours and the pretty rose.
    Lorraine x

  13. Beautiful Patricia love that rose..we've had gorgeous weather so I'm playing catch up again on my blog because I've been enjoying the sun lol huggles Sue xx

  14. hi Patricia, love your card design, fabulous die cuts, colours and your gorgeous rose.
    been so hot all weekend here, craft show yesterday was really unconformable in the heat..( sorry hope you get good weather soon)

  15. Hi Patricia
    Your card is sooo pretty. I like the rose but I have t say, I think your usual ones are nicer. Didn't notice any issue with the bird table. Lovely background paper too.
    We have been basking in sunshine yesterday and today but if it makes you feel better, we're due rain in the morning lol!
    Plenty of sun to come for you soon my little Turkish Delight!
    Take care.
    Ang x

  16. wonderful make Patricia - I love Jennies blog and her flowers are stunning - this is a great tribute to her tutorial and your skill - love it xx

  17. Evening Patricia what a lovrly card. I do like the roses you make. There reslly pretty. Take care xx

    Debs xx

  18. hi Patricia.
    what a lovely design and scene you made.
    the roses are very pretty and great work.
    hugs to you.

  19. Great color and rose design Patricia, makes a very fun card design.

    Hugs Diane

  20. Beautiful card-lovely rose.
    Amazing thunder storm here in Southport last night.


  21. I spy your cut out but it doesn't look out of place at all. Lovely card. The rose is lovely but like Ang I think I prefer your usual ones. We are due rain today and for the next week according to the weather man - but what does he know? Hope the sun travels north! Hugs Christine xx

  22. Morning patricia,
    Lovely card, love the the rose.

  23. Morning Patricia, I spied your cutout too, but it looks really good atop the birdhouse, a beautiful card and a gorgeous flower. I will be popping across to Jennie's Blog later, thank you for sharing.
    Lets hope you get some sunshine really soon, I have been really enjoying it over the weekend, although last night it was awful, it was so hot I couldn't sleep, I will have to get the fan out haha. This morning it has been raining quite a lot although now it is getting brighter, that will be so humid, yuck hahaha. Never mind, you will hopefully be getting some gorgeous sunshine in Turkey.
    I also love baking, although only do it for Church functions these days, I love cake, but if I bake it, we will eat it hahaha.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi Patricia, super card and a great rose. I'm with you on the cooking front I cook because I have too but enjoy baking because I can!
    But then I eat it all so I don't!

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

    P.S. Weather has been fab up here today did you not get the same?

  25. Gorgeous card Patricia, love your new rose, totally fab. Don't enjoy cooking as it is too fiddly for this absent minded goldfish. Flora xx

  26. Gorgeous card Patricia, love the design and details.

    Donna x

  27. Oh I am in love with this rose, thanks for the link Patricia, and your card is a beauty love

  28. The 'link' doesn't seem to take me anywhere Patricia sorry...xx

  29. Hi Patricia

    A beautiful card. Love the flower very much .. .. such a gorgeous colour.

    Pleased things have calmed down a little for you now.

    Love Jules xx

  30. Hi Patricia a stunning card with another beautiful flower I shall have to investigate! Susan x

  31. that Rose is a traffic stopper, gorgeous!

  32. Gorgeous card Patricia...WOW to the flower it is so beautiful... thank you for the link...Hugs May x x

  33. Gorgeous card!! Love the Rose!! Hugs!

  34. I love the beautiful scene you've created with the window and birdhouse! And, of course, your flower looks stunning!

  35. Hi Patricia! Just catching up with blog posts while I have been away and so pleased to see that you tried making the blowsy cabbage rose. Your flower looks stunning! and it goes so well with the other elements on your card. Thanks for sharing the link to my blog!
    Jennie x