Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Back to those Roses again

Hello Blog friends, followers and casual passers by.  Thank you for calling in I love having you here.
Please remember all those who need our thoughts and prayers just now, especially Rachel:- Fisherscards&  Rachel`s husband Shaun lost his battle after a massive Heart attack then a Heart Transplant.
Early post from me today, off to meet Hazel this morning.  First meet up of the year, lots of things to chat about.  We do talk every day but its not the same as a "face to face" conversation. 
I mentioned in my last post Thomas had phoned to ask if they could come for a sleepover that evening..... Sunday.  Great fun was had by all, plenty of food eaten and milk drunk.  Monday morning Robert was up, fed and ready for crafting.   Would you believe Robert has found the "fun" of Distress Inks.  Robert LOVED using them, wants to do more with them very soon.   He had seen the calendars I had made and asked if he could make one for his dad.   He went off home clutching his Masterpiece as though it was a Rembrandt!!!!  What fun we had colouring, blending, stenciling and Oh! the "spritzing" that really appealed to him.  He was off in the car when I remember I had not photographed it.  Will try and get a photo when I am along at their house.
Once he had gone and the place was "ship shape" I decided to clear out the "Bit Box" I made quite a few cards using Bits!!  Here is one I made using my favourite embellishment ... a Rose:-

Base card approx 6x6 PMD Hammered card
Piece of Freebie Pink Paper
I did a little bit of stenciling in the corner plus some Faux stitching
A scrappy bit of paper that was rather Dog Eared before I made it worse!!!
SB and SW Dies for the foliage, scraps of green card
Marianne Die for the swirly bits 
Rose made from another piece of Pink paper
MS Butterfly punch

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate that you take time to call in
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. Morning Patricia,

    Beautiful card, seems we are all trying to use up old stash this year lol!

    Great your Grandson is into crafting and enjoying it. Enjoy your day with Hazel.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. This is gorgeous Patricia, I love the soft colours and your flower is stunning.
    It sounds like you had a fabulous time with Robert, it's nice that he shares your love of crafting.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Morning Patricia what a wonderful card and of course the rose is beautiful! Sounds like you had a lot of fun with Robert. Emma, Dave's Granddaughter, used to love making cards with me but she seems to have outgrown it. I thought with three Grandsons there would be no chance of crafting but maybe that's not the case, will have to see! Hugs Susan x

  4. Morning Patricia,
    Sounds like you and Robert had fun. Love your card and the rose is stunning.

  5. the rose & the distressed paper looks fab! I share my craft room with my 12 year old daughter & now my 20 year old son has just discovered Inks & Copics......think I might have to hide them lol! My heart breaks for Rachel & the girls.....they're in my thoughts & prayers always.
    hugs Jo x

  6. Morning Patricia I just LOVE this card. LOVE it. I say the same to you as I have just asked Sandra on her blog >>>>>
    If it wasnt so long winded Id tell you a lovely story about a 7yr old male crafter that sat next to me at the Dec market, but its a longish tail, see what you think Patricia, will tell if you want.
    In the meantime please mention to Hazel Ive popped into her blog and I have withdrawl symptoms but understand.
    Have a lovely time together.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  7. Oh Patricia what a fabulous card so very beautiful, now I must confess to not liking distressing on cards up until now I have always thought it looked 'tatty' a Cumbrian expression meaning a right mess but this has been done with great taste and I really mean it so I shall give this a try even though I have always said I would not waste paper trying so thank you for opening my eyes!

    Delighted you and the family had a good crafty time it is great to do things with the grandchildren even though there may be a mess to clean up.
    I hope you and Hazel enjoy your trip out to catch up on everything after the festive period. Take care as here in Cumbria we have gale force winds and heavy rain which we are told is coming up to Scotland we do like to share things! lol

    Margaret corgi owner

  8. Beautiful card Patricia, love your gorgeous rose and your stunning colours


  9. This is gorgeous Patricia, love the design, xxxx

  10. I always love your flowers and these are no different! Just an all around lovely card!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE.....SO love your flowers....Beautiful creation, all the gorgeous goodies and delightful this one....{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  12. As always...Gorgeous!!!! That flower is breathtaking!!!

  13. This is beautiful Patricia, so pretty. Love your dog-eared piece of paper! Carol x

  14. Hi Patricia

    Stunning flower, stunning card. Can I ask if you a glue gun or just the cosmic shimmer glue. I bought this die set and my petals droop, oooh eeeer, any tips.?

    Tina XX

  15. Hi Patricia! Love all the distressing on this card. Your rise is gorgeous! Have a great day.

  16. Stunning colors, embellishments and design Patricia, looking forward to all your fun designs.

    Best of the New Year


  17. Gorgeous card! Gorgeous flowers and gorgeous design. :)..

  18. Happy New Year to you and John - and the rest of the family. Lovely to see your roses again Patricia. I am determined to continue using up some old stuff. I don't make resolutions - but this is the nearest thing to it, being determined ... lol! Hope you and Hazel enjoyed your time together. Hugs Christine xx

  19. Stunning! This card is beautiful Patricia, you really are Queen of the roses! Fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

  20. Absolutely gorgeous Patricia. Beautiful rose.
    Margaret M

  21. Hi Patricia, I love it, especially the stencilling and the gorgeous rose.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Wow Patricia gorgeous card I love your flower too love it all.
    Hugs Lynda xx

  23. A gorgeous card Patricia, and a beautiful rose.
    Lorraine x

  24. Stunning big Sis even with the shabby bit of paper, and of course your roses are always fab. Hazel xxx

  25. Fabulous creation Patricia, looks like you have found a new forte.. ink distressing and stencils..which look brilliant as does your rose..
    Hugs Pam

  26. Hi Patricia
    Oh dear, what sad news about your friends husband. And a young age I believe too. So sad.
    I don't do the shabby chic bit myself as it would look more shabby . . . . . well, it sounds similar to chic, if I tried lol! but the rose is delightful and a lovely colour.
    Look forward to seeing the projects that the boys have made.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  27. Thank you Patricia I am going to give it another go tomorrow, Watch this space. You might even hear me shout when it droops.

    Tina XX

  28. Hello Patricia, stunning card, I love the colours and the tattered paper is fantastic, as usual the rose is gorgeous.
    Sounds like you and Robert had great fun, looking forward to seeing his creation, hugs Kate x

  29. Hi Patricia what a stunning card I love the design and the colours are wonderful. I love to look at your work as its so inspirational.
    Take care

    Debs xxx

  30. Beautiful card Patricia. I love everything about it. Glad to hear you had such fun with Robert. Hugs Rita xxx

  31. Gorgeous card - and as a,ways a beautiful rose - can't wait to see Roberts calendar xx GailT xx

  32. Such a pretty card! Love the roses! Hugs!

  33. Beautiful card Patricia and I love your roses!xx

  34. Always love to read about your creative grandson Patricia, how wonderful it is when kids are so enthusiastic! Your card is stunning, love love your magnificent flowers!! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  35. Oooo what a super card, made from your bits box. Beautiful rose as always and it sounds as if you've had lots of crafty fun with Robert and Hazel too. Jealous here! I don't seems to have my mojo just now.!

    Hope you are having a good week?
    Hugs Erika. x

  36. Such a pretty card Patricia, your roses are stunning, I love shabby chic look, it is very feminine.
    I think it's amazing that you and the lovely Hazel raise so much money for charity by doing something you both love,
    Crafty hugs
    Sandra xxxx

  37. An absolutely beautiful rose and such a gorgeous background too! Hope you have a lovely weekend.