Saturday, 31 January 2015

"Who stole my week???"

Hello Blog friends, followers and passers by.  Can you believe it .... last day of January already!!!!  Not only that I seem to have lost part of my week.  If anyone finds it could they send it home, I could sure use it.
I have the boys coming for a sleepover tonight.  Plenty supplies in, although I did pop to Tesco in Blairgowrie for "Grandpa`s Special Bread" ...  a crusty white loaf which they love. with Homemade Jam.   Why it ever got that name we don`t know.   I don`t eat bread  much, John really only eats Brown Bread.   Think we might have said Grandpa has a "special treat" when they come and gets some white bread.  Crusty Bread and extra milk and we are set for anything.
Do you ever have an idea in your head for a card BUT when it`s finished it bears no resemblance to what you had in mind????  Well that`s what has happened today.  I was rummaging and found a piece of Anna Griffen paper I think I might have been saving ... why??? I do not know.  Anyway I used have used it,  here is my card.  Certainly not what I started out to do but there you go:-

Base card 6 x 6 approx
It started off as a Burgundy Base but looked awful when finished, far too dull. I chopped it and mounted it on white .. much better.
Impression Obsession Large Flower, Tiny Flowers  and Tiny Leaf Dies,
SB Foliage Die for the bigger leaves
MS Punch for the fern like bits
There is bit of a Die cut Trellis lurking in the background.   I found it kicking about so thought I would use that as well.
Some Glue and glitter for the centres of the flowers

That`s it for today  
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate that you do that.
Enjoy your weekend

Patricia xxx


  1. Now big sis, what wrong with it!!! It's beautiful, I love your foliage and that Anna Griffin paper. We are child free again, he wanted to go home to see his mummy, Tammy and I think he is coming down with something. Hazel x

  2. Hi Patricia
    Well, I did say in the week that the time thief had been on the rob in our house so I think he's ventured to Perthshire to see what he can pinch there.
    Smiling as I've just finished a card using similar flower colours. . . . . trying to pretend its nearer Summer than it is lol!
    Didn't realise Anna Griffin did papers too and lovely ones by the looks. Your card is a work of floral art.
    Can't beat a bit of bread and jam (I'm down to my last jar of homemade pear and raspberry)
    Enjoy your time with the boys.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  3. Hi Patricia this is a wonderful card I love the colours and the design is great xx

    Debs xx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  4. This one is so gorgeous Patricia. Today I started making my Mothersday card and put Happy Birthday on it before I realised what I had done!!!!!

  5. My week disappeared too Patricia!! What a gorgeous card, love that paper ( I would have saved it too!!) and the pretty flowers are amazing xx

  6. I've got a piece of that paper saved too Patricia!!! It may not be what you had in mind but it is a beautiful card...gorgeous floral arrangement as always. Enjoy your evening. Carol x

  7. It might not be what you had in mind but it is still fab - luv it xx love how children's minds think - many years ago my OH bought me a box of chocolates for my birthday to be given from our son (our daughter wasn't born at the time) he told him it was a secret until my birthday - for years after our son called a box of chocolates a box of secrets - sometimes it seems a shame that they grow up xx enjoy the rest of your weekend and your time with the grand kids xx GailT xx

  8. I lost part of this week also, it must be contagious..With me, it was all the snow and shoveling. Your card is stunning, love those flowers.

  9. This is stunning Patricia, your design is wonderful, I love the paper and such gorgeous flowers.
    My cards very rarely end up how I had imagined them to be in my head!
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. Hi Patricia,
    What a lovely card! I , too , have Anna Griffin papers and card although some were too "busy" for me others are lovely. I do love todays card and the background paper is just right. Thank you for kind words earlier!
    Have a lovely weekend - we too have grandchildren tomorrow. Need to get some craft goodies organised for that too.
    Love Myra x

  11. Well it might not have been what was planned, but this is gorgeous Patricia. The papers and flowrs are beautiful, and wonderful design.
    Enjoy your time with the boys, hugs Kate x

  12. A gorgeous card Patricia. A fab design and I love all the pretty flowers.
    Lorraine x

  13. This is a stunning card! I love the pretty flowers and leaves!

  14. If part of your week has gone, most of my month has gone missing! Hard to believe it is February tomorrow.... Your card is beautiful, I love the Anna Griffin paper and your flowers and foliage! I can see the trellis peeking through too! Have a lovely time with the boys. Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Your card is beautiful Patricia, I too have packs of Anna griffin papers, never used any!! seem just to busy patterns now..maybe one day...

  16. Hi Patricia, I have this same Anna Griffin paper, along with hundreds of her papers, I have had them ever since I first started crafting, I love them so much that I don't want to cut into them, so I just take them out occasionally and 'look' at them haha.
    I love your card, especially the gorgeous tiny flowers, they are stunning.
    I hope you all have a fabulous time when the boys come.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. What a gorgeous card Patricia love all the gorgeous flowers and the paper. I'm definitely in favour of jam and bread love it!! lol huggles Sue xxx

  18. Hi Patricia,

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love the papers and the floral bouquet.

    I do know the feeling of having one card in mind and ending up with another, it happens all the time lol!

    Hope the weather is being kind to you up there and not too treacherous?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Love your creation, it’s gorgeous and the beauties of those flowers added..sure finish this wonderful card......♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  20. Well I don't know about your week I would like to know who stole my month!! What a stunning card Patricia the flowers are gorgeous, I have been drooling over them now I have a wet keyboard! Susan x

  21. Morning Patricia,
    A gorgeous card, love the little flowers.

  22. I have the same problem as you Patricia, my cards never turn out like I had them in my head, they allways turn out completly different.
    Your card is beautiful. Lovely papers and gorgeous flower arrangementt. hugs, Marlies

  23. Beautiful card Patricia...yes time certainly flies by especially when your retired!


  24. Hi Patricia, a really beautiful card, I love everything about it but especially your stunning flowers! Hugs Carole Z X

  25. Hi Patricia,
    what a very wonderful card.
    That paper is really fab, and your flowers are very beautiful.
    Sounds like you have had a very busy weekend.
    I too feel like every week is stolen as it seems to go by so fast now, or is it just that we have slowed right down.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  26. Good morning Patrica,
    Sorry a day late but not sure where my Saturday went.
    I love this card it's so pretty love the colours & your paper is lovely. A stunning card even though it wasn't what you had in your mind
    Have a good day. Hug's Lynda xx

  27. Gorgeous, I love al the flowers!

  28. Hi Patricia. This card shout's Summertime to me. Full of colour and warmer days ahead (the sooner the better too).
    Lovely happy card Patricia.
    Have a happy Sunday.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  29. It's drop dead gorgeous Patricia! Love love the abundance of pretty flowers which are set against that lovely background paper, really lovely! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  30. Hi Patricia

    So So Pretty, I can't believe you made some of the card with kicking about bits. I love it.

    Hugs Tina XX

  31. Not sure what your original intent was, but your finished product certainly ended just beautifully. What a lovely & dimensional bouquet you produced with much welcomed spring colors. Am loving the way the bouquet cascades down the soft vintage floral paper..I'm so glad you discovered the bits & pieces and created a stunning card for our enjoyment!! Hope the sleep over was great fun. TFS & Stay warm.

  32. Hi Patricia,
    Any chance of a brew???
    Your card is stunning, I have found another Impression Obsession a'holic! I love their dies, so intricate, mind you those little fern dies take some cutting out! So worth it though for that realistic finish!
    Look forward to your next card,
    Sandra xxxxxx

  33. Fabulous card Patricia. I love it. Those tiny flowers must have taken ages. I have missed nearly a month in block and, but aim to catch up soon. Hugs Rita xxx

  34. What a beautiful floral card Patricia, you do them so well.
    Hope you had a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

  35. Now that is a positive show stopper Patricia! LOVE this floral bouquet. Jenny x