Thursday, 1 January 2015


Hello Blog friends, followers and all who come to visit.  Hope you are all well, if not I am sending some (((((hugs)))))     Please remember all who might not be celebrating at  this time and need our thoughts and prayers.
We had a wonderful Christmas Day, at one point we thought we might have to delay it.
John Jnr and Robert had the Flu/Cold Bug that was going about.  However both were well enough to celebrate the day.  Ate far too much, got lots a nice goodies, had great fun with the boys (young and older) and all their toys.  Audrey and I had a good old chat while we were getting the meal organised and after while the boys were all playing.   Robert has lost quite a lot of weight with the bug.  Hes a skinny thing anyway, we had bought them new Snow Boots for when they go Skiing.  He tried them on while he had on a Football Strip which had Orange socks  .....  what a laugh we had.  His wee legs looked like orange "sticks" in these great big boots.
We are very fortunate and have had a Celebration in the family.  Hazel`s elder daughter Gillian got engaged on Christmas Day.  Gillian has always been "career minded" that was till she met Andrew last year.  It is amazing how when you meet "the one" things totally change.....!!!! we are all so delighted. 
Then of course there is the sad news, John`s uncle died 23rd December.  Funeral was Tuesday past. He was 88 and had become ill recently, thankfully he did not linger or suffer too much.
I have made a card to Thank You all for your friendship over the past year.  I look forward to sharing 2015 with you, seeing all your wonderful creations, all your news be it good, bad or just downright funny.

Not really a typical New Years Card
I wanted something to suggest what I think we all hope for .... a nice bright year with plenty of Sunflowers in our lives.
Well the house is cleaned within an inch of it life...tick!! Washing basket empty...tick!!  ironing basket empty...tick!! off to put my feet up and have well earned cuppa.

Thank you for you visit I really appreciate it.  
I have enjoyed every minute of my Blogging in the past year, It is all down to you guys....Thank You very much for supporting me

That`s it for this year folks
That just leaves me to say have a Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
May it bring you everything you wish for

Patricia xxx

HAPPY 2015 one & all


  1. Happy New Year may 2015 be all you hope for.
    Margaret M

  2. A beautifully stencilled card, at what sounds as though it's been a very busy time. I wish you and all the family a happy and fulfilling New Year. Huge hugs my good friend. Jenny xxx

  3. Patricia, this is a most happy feeling New Year's card and I love it. The texture & the sunflower die are so pretty. Glad that you had a good Christmas, but sorry to hear some of your lovies have been ill. Thanks for your visits & lovely comments over 2014, and looking forward to seeing even more of your gorgeous projects in 2015. Glad you enjoyed the Fla. pictures. We did have lovely weather for the most part. Last 2 days have been lowering gray/dark skies, rain & cooler temps. Not so cold as where you are probably, and definitely warmer than where we'll be traveling home. Happy 2015 and TFS. Hugs

  4. Happy New Year to you Patricia. I've enjoyed your beautiful cards and hope to see many more in 2015!

  5. Big sis, I just love that sunflower. I feel that if you touched it it would just feel like touching the real thing. Enjoy your day putting your feet up, you are so good getting all those jobs done, I now wish I had come home and done some of my mine. Hazel xx

  6. Happy 2015 Patricia!
    It is always a pleasure to visit, your blog and your cards are always so uplifting and inspirational, thank you for all the work you put into making your blog what it is, quite simply a wonderful place to visit and share little things.
    Wishing you and those you love a magical year may it be all you hope for in every way.
    Take care dear friend enjoy the rest and cuppa.
    With love
    Margaret corgi owner

  7. Happy 2015 Patricia, love this beautiful card I also loved using this Sunflower die, beautiful layout fabulous textures..
    Have a wonderful year...
    Hugs Pam xxx

  8. Morning Patricia,
    Happy New Year. It's been a pleasure to visit your blog and hear about ups and downs of the family, wishing you all good wishes for 2015.

  9. Happy New Year Patricia! Lovely card today. Looking forward to much more inspiration from you in 2015!xx

  10. Happy New Year Patricia and all that visit.
    Ive not been with you for long but want you to know im here to stay if you dont mind. I know I posted yesterday as not sure if you would blog today, but here you are with another beautiful peice of work. Ive really enjoyed visiting your blog and found much inspiration when needed as I have from Hazel too.
    So have a marvelous year ahead, and I cant wait to see what's to follow. Just one thing, do you have specific days when you post (apart from Oldie Friday) ? Enjoy your rest now.
    Here's to 2015.
    Steph xx

  11. Happy New Year Patricia,
    Your card looks full of sunshine, which we could certainly do with today, as this heavy rain doesn't look like stopping.
    Thanks for your blogs all year.
    Janice W

  12. You have had a busy time and certainly deserve to have a rest today! Your card is beautiful, I am in love with that gorgeous sunflower and what a lovely card to brighten up our days too! Happy New Year to you and yours (although sorry for your sad news). Hope 2015 is a great one for you. Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Thank you for all the inspiration on your blog , happy 2015 to you and yours .x

  14. Hi Patricia, A Very Happy New Year to you and yours. I'm so glad you have all had a lovely Christmas. Your card is gorgeous, loving how you have used the die-cuts as stencils aswell, it is really gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Good Evening Patricia, and a Very Happy New Year to you and John and the Family.
    Beautiful card, and like you I hope we all have bright and sunny days in 2015. Hugs Kate x

  16. Hi Patricia
    So sorry to hear about John's uncle. Sadness always seems magnified at this time of year but you will have a wedding to help with that will focus on happy times.
    Thank you tor your thank you. Not your usual style card but cheerful and vive la difference as they say!
    Here's to happy crafting and blogging in 2015.
    Ang x

  17. So sorry to hear about your uncle John.
    Your card is awesome. Love the background.
    Have a wonderful New Year.

  18. Love this card Patricia, not your usual style but we all need to 'break out' of our norm from time to time and this definitely works, love it all and how unusual is that sun-flower and the stencilling is fab too xx wishing you and yours a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year and thanks for your message it is lovely that you take the time to do so as time is so precious but it means a lot xx GailT xx

  19. Wonderful creation here fabulous design and gorgeous colour tones.May 2015 bring everything wonderful to
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  20. Hi Patricia, what a beautiful card..and I'm looking forward to another year of your gorgeous creations. A very happy, healthy and joyous new year to you and your family, hugs Carole Z X

  21. I love this mixed media card Patricia it looks fabulous. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too and thank you for all your visits and comments last year. Carol x

  22. Oh Patricia I love that sunflower, is it a die?
    Great card.
    Sounds like you had much fun over Christmas. Great news for Hazel too, exciting times.

    HNY to you and here's to lots of crafting too.

    Hugs Erika. x

  23. Happy New Year Patricia! I hope 2015 brings you good health and lots of happiness. Your card is absolutely beautiful, I love the sunflower and your hope for a bright year! I'm so sorry for the loss in your family but send you congratulations on the engagement.

  24. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Patricia! How wonderful to hear you all had such a great Christmas! Although I was so sorry to hear about your DH's uncle... Your card looks lovely with the pretty sunflower, we can all use with some colour in our lives, can't we? Hugs, Ira xox
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