Thursday, 15 May 2014

"Frayed round the edges"

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Hope you all have had a good day.  
Thank you for taking time to call by to see what I have been up to.  Not a lot of crafting, we have had visitors from Yorkshire here this week.  They set off for home earlier.  
I had an hour with my feet up......well!! in between jumping up and down to see to the painters who have been doing the outside of the house.  Actually they have been excellent and the house is looking good again. 
So with visitors and painters I feel a little frayed round the edges this evening.  Elaine usually comes Thursday evening.  However she has phoned to ask if she can come tomorrow evening rather than tonight..........Yey!!!  I can even get to bed early if I want.
My card is also a little frayed round the edges.  Not my usual, but hey! ho! we do need a change now and again.

Base card approx 6x6 cut from A3 Papermill direct card stock
Papers used are from a Tattered Lace Magazine
I stamped and embossed butterflies   ...  why Oh! why I used green embossing power I have no idea.  Did it so just went with it
MB Die for the Floral Circles (2)cut ...  one on top of the other to give depth
SB Rose Creation Die for the flower and leaves. 
A few very small stamens, glitter and some pearls from my stash

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. First of all I need to apologize for having been MIA for so long, but things at work have been soooooo hectic lately... We were either out visiting customers and suppliers or receiving them. Just didn't have enough time left to blog... But that makes it all the more fun to enter blogland again and to see all of your fabulous creations/cards again! You've done a wonderful job whilst I was away, lol! What a fine card maker you are Patricia! Take care, enjoy your evening, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  2. Beautiful card Patricia, love the design and good use of dies. The butterflies do not look out of place being Green.
    Hope you get a good nights rest after your hectic week lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Love those dies Patricia! really beautiful card..I don't seem to have stopped today either LOL huggles Sue xx

  4. You sound tired Patricia so I do hope you put your feet up tonight and get some rest. Your card is lovely and I agree with Jacquie, the green looks great. Take care of yourself special lady. Jenny x

  5. Good Evening Patricia. Hope your feet are well and truly up. Your card is beautiful and that little touch of green is lovely. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. The green picks up the leaves in your design papers which are very pretty. It's good for us to change styles on occasions although it's been a looong time since I distressed papers. You have done this very successfully. Enjoy your rest this evening. Hugs Christine xx

  7. Hello Patricia, I'm a bit tattered around the edges myself tonight, working till 7, so I'm a bit whacked.
    Anyway, your card is lovely, love the colours and the wee bit touch of green give nice contrast. love the wreath die and your design.
    Put your feet up tonight, hugs Kate x

  8. Patricia, you are telling me to take it easy as we need to be fit and well for the end of the month, and you are doing ten things at once. Love your card and your green is a nice contrast as Kate has said. Hazel xxx

  9. Very beautiful card Patricia, love it!

    Donna x

  10. This is a lovely card Patricia and you are too harsh on yourself re: green emboss powder it goes with the bits of green in the papers - it is fab xx hopefully you are having a nice easy evening xx GailT xx

  11. Hi Patricia, I hope you get an early night, and a good rest.
    I love your card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Patricia
    Fabulous card... Love the flower... Stunning work as always...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  13. Your card is beautiful Patricia. I love the papers and wonderful design to showcase your stunning flower.
    Hugs Sue xx
    p.s. Thank you for the extra hugs you left for me today, I'm sending some to you too xx

  14. great use of dies on your card \patricia. That flower is stunning. Hope you've got time to recover now your visitors have left! Hugs rachel x

  15. hi Patricia, sounds like you need to put your feet up or an early night.
    beautiful card, with pretty papers and embellishments.

  16. Hi Patricia
    Frayed round the edges? Feel a bit like that myself at the moment lol!
    I'm not a fan of them on cards I'm afraid but I love the composition and the papers you have used and also, I'm not adverse to the green.
    Holidays soon chuck so you can chill before you unravel completely lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  17. This is so beautiful and I love the frayed edges. Hope you get some "me time":-)

  18. A fantastic card, love the distressing and the colours are to die

  19. Morning Patricia,
    Oh dear, looks like you have had a busy time. Frayed edges, not a fan myself but it's good to go out of your comfort zone from time to time. Love the composition of your card and the colours.

  20. This is such a pretty card and the green and pink work so well together. I like the fraying around the edges .... feel a bit like that myself sometimes xx

  21. This is beautiful,lovely design and

  22. Your card us lovely! Love your flower! Have a wonderful weekend and take time to rest some!

  23. Hi Patricia, a very pretty layered cards, always love your flowers too.
    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika.

  24. love the lilac colors that you picked and the card is very pretty
    hugs from California

  25. I think my fraying is becoming tatty at present Patricia...tooooo many demands on my time. I feel
    Beautiful card, love thd colour and the layering is gorgeous.
    Hugd hugs Mau xx

  26. Hi Patricia you sound as busy as me at the moment good thing we can escape to our crafty hatches for a little play and relaxation! A beautiful card such pretty papers. Susan xx

  27. This is gorgeous, I love the distressed edges! Beautiful die-cuts too and the colour scheme is lovely.