Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Cold and Frosty Today

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who stop by to see what I have been up to. 
Extremely cold and frosty here today.  However we do have a BIG bonus   ...   the sun is shining, the sky is blue.  What a wonderful treat after so many weeks of dark, dull, rainy weather.
I would like to thank all the people who do not have a Blog but stop by regularly and leave such lovely comments.   
Marci:- who does not have a Blog left a comment saying she often drops by but does not always comment.  I know lots do that, by looking at the statistics that show on the side chart.  If it was not for you fantastic people all this would be a total waste of time.
More "thank yous"  I have passed on the wonderful sweet comments for Elaine, she is very touched that have done that as most of you do not know her.  When I phoned this morning, as always  ...   she`s fine!!!!  I can tell by her voice shes not but as long as she feels she is that helps.  Some of you know Elaine, she is tiny which is a good thing.   Her hubby, a strong guy but not as young as he used to be, has to carry her to the toilet and shower.  She has not broken her ankles, however they are in a bad way with all the pressure she was applying to the brakes before she hit the oncoming car.  The steering had completely gone on her new Vauxhall Adam car.   Ironically they got a re-call letter the other day, after the event of course ...  to check the "steering"
Here is my card for today:-

Its another Christmas Card.  I am hoping to get to the end of these soon.
I have most of mine made just have to park my bottom, get the inserts done, get them in and ready for posting.

Card approx 5x7 using cream card
Dull gold card I found in a box
Dark green card
Cream card same as base
Scrap of ribbon
Poinsetta made using our "Family Tartan Paper"
Scraps of paper from my Bit Box
Some buttons and twine
Stamp brought home from the Sates ...  no makers name on it, I really like it

That`s it from me for today
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. Hi Patricia, popping in once again tonight..This is just stunning, lovely colours and design. Love it....Goodnight from Aussie....
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. Afternoon Patricia, So glad that Elaine is feeling fine (albeit 'tongue in cheek' so to speak), she will have to take care as the consequences of the accident will hit her later. My thoughts are with her and her fabulous hubby, carrying her over the threshold of the bathroom, what a lovely man.
    Your card is beautiful, I'm loving the poinsettia and the paper (your family tartan) is absolutely gorgeous !!
    Take care. We had a very, very, thick frost this morning, but the sun is shining outside now, it is lovely - if only there was heat with it, it would be heaven hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Never thought of a tartan poinsettia, but it is lovely.
    Glad Elaine is OK, it's very frightening when someone is in a car crash.
    Janice W

  4. Beautiful card Patricia. I still have about 25 inserts to do as well, very tempted to stamp the inside this year, but I have always a us used inserts. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Great card Patricia and I love the tartan poinsettia. I am going to cheat with my inserts, do the all on the computer and then just stick 'em in. Next year I have promised myself I will do the insert at the same time as the card. Wonder if it will happen?

    So sorry to hear about Elaine. Please give her my best wishes and hope she has a seedy recovery. Hugs Christine xx.

  6. Hi again. This card is beautiful! I love the tartan poinsettia. Also how you colored that stamp is gorgeous. I don't know if you heard, or maybe already have one, but Simon Says Stamp just came out with a beautiful thistle die. I know the shipping would be atrocious, but maybe several of you Scottish ladies could have them all shipped to one person to save on shipping. Just wanted to let you know . :-)) I enjoy reading your blog.

  7. What a wonderful card! How creative you are and the poinsettia is amazing!

  8. A gorgeous card Patricia, love the tartan poinsettia. Good to hear Elaine "thinks" she feels fine and hope it continues. Carol x

  9. Love this pretty dp poinsettia. Very different to make it from the check green, it's stunning. Like the way you've done the banner treatment with the flower too. Hope your friend improves rapidly. These recalls need to get out faster, _before_ the owners have a serious accident. It's the same in the USA too. TFS & thanks for your comment this afternoon. Several Bloggers knew Bernie. Hugs

  10. Lovely card Patricia love the colour of your poinsettia


  11. Hi Patricia still trying to catch up with myself, must try harder, I don't know where the time goes. So pleased to hear that Elaine is having a positive attitude and not just saying 'oh wow is me' it will help her get better sooner you will see. Lucky for her having a lovely thoughtful husband to help her when she needs it, and a supportive family she will take strength from you all.
    What an adorable card I love the tartan touch so lovely.
    With love
    Margaret corgi owner

  12. hi Patricia, gorgeous card, love the tartan influence, wonderful design and poinsettia.

    Poor Elaine, I hope they will think of sueing the company, just awful and she is lucky to be alive. Send her my best, hugs kate x

  13. Hi Patricia, glad Elaine is doing ok..
    Fantastic card design, love the poinsettia and gorgeous colours.
    Pam x

  14. Gorgeous Christmas card and love the tartan poinsettia and the font of the sentiment stamp is really unusual xx luv it all xx GailT xx

  15. hi Patricia.
    this is a beautiful Christmas design and very elegant.
    have a nice weekend my friend and hugs from Anneke

  16. You wouldn't be a Scot by any chance with a tartan poinsettia LOL.
    Love it.
    Thanks for the tip about the glue but no way can I have it on my skin.
    Margaret M

  17. Lovely christmas card, I also liked the card you made for Elaine yesterday. Glad to hear she is OK even if she is putting on a brave face.


  18. Gorgeous card Patricia, I love the tartan poinsettia. It was very frosty here yesterday too but what a fabulous day it was! Hugs to Elaine, Susan xx

  19. Beautiful card Patricia, love the awful that Elaine's steering should fail like that, I hope they get recompense from the Company, hugs Carole Z X

  20. Morning Patricia,

    Gorgeous card, love the tartan poinsettia, beautiful.

    I hope Elaine sues the car company for compensation, she could have lost her life for their mistakes, I hope she is feeling better soon.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. Morning Patricia,
    A great card, and you have used lots of scraps too. For once I'm ahead of myself cards all posted, just a few hand delivered ones to finish and family then I'm done. Sound like the card company are in for a claim, hope Elaine is up and about soon.

  22. Hi Patricia, Gorgeous card, Love all the wonderful detail...I do hope Elaine has a speedy recovery....Hugs May x x

  23. Morning Patricia, wonderful details and what a fun poinsettia design.

    Hugs diane

  24. Hi patricia,
    what a very great Christmas card.
    Love the idea of the tarten poinsettia.
    great designing as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. Hi Patricia

    What a really frightening thing to happen to your friend Elaine, I hope she recovers from her awful trauma. Talk about closing the gate after the horse has bolted. I hope they get to the bottom of the problem with the car soon.
    I wish I was that far forward with my Christmas cards, I have such a lot to do and not enough time to do it, but isn't that like all us mum's at this time. Love that poinsettia
    Love TinaXX

  26. Beautiful card Patricia. Sorry I had not seen the post about your friend Elaine as I am only now trying to catch up with my blogs. I do hope that she feel better soon.

  27. How ironic is that, the car getting recalled after the accident, I think Elaine will have a good case there when she is feeling better!
    I love your Christmas card and the tartan poinsettia, why have I never thought of doing that?
    Have a good weekend, hugs Erika. x

  28. So pleased Elaine has a big strong Hubby and with a lovely friend like you to care about her ,i am sure she will be feeling better soon .
    A lovely card ,with beautiful tartan poinsettia .
    Elaine H X

  29. Such a beautiful Christmas card!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. Hi Patricia
    Ah, is that how the poinsettias grow north of the border lol? Lovely card and great to know Elaine is getting there slowly.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  31. Totally gorgeous design Patricia, I love your beautiful layout!