Monday, 2 February 2015

"Nineteen years ago today"

Hello Blog friends, followers, and anyone who just happens by.  Welcome to my little corner of the wonderful world of Blogging. 
Thank you very much for all your kind comments on my last card.  I really did not like it much myself, however John kept saying how nice it was, he`s used to seeing cards propped up but he was enthusing about it.   John Jnr came in, spotted it right away and said "that`s nice mum" then the boys commented that they liked it as well.  Just goes to show that we are so critical of out own work.
Well nineteen years ago today we moved out here to the country ....... in a Snow Storm!!!!  We had laid "CREAM" carpet throughout Ahhhh!!!!  I tried to cover as many of the floors with sheets, then I worried the men might trip, however we managed.  
A scene very similar to this:-

No snow today, we have a beautiful sunny day, cold but Hey! Ho! the washing is out blowing gently in the wind.  Yesterday was the same, all the bedding was done, dried and ironed, it was great.
Thomas off Skiing today.  After the Bus Company cancelled the bus last week because of "SNOW conditions" the Headteacher who has a licence to drive a Mini Bus decided to hire one and take the children herself.  
My card for today is a very simple one although it did take a bit of time to do the "flower":-

Base card 6 x 6 
Lilac card from Lidl
NitWit Paper from a LOTV pad
Impression Expression Die Set which includes a Die to cut all the "tiny flowers"
Seam Binding 
Greeting made from little stamps from
I did not intend having pearls BUT I managed to get a blob of ink just under that leaf on the left.  There is also a bit on that leaf as well.

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

Patricia  xxx


  1. Good Morning (just) Patricia, love your card, the colours are beautiful and the bloom image is gorgeous, all those little bits give fab dimension.
    Lovely photo of your garden, I'd love to live in the country, but I know it has it's drawbacks too, I guess that's the price to pay for beauty, have a good day, keep cosy, hugs Kate x

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the flower; it looks like I could reach out and pick it! Also love the seam binding bow. Very classy looking!

  3. Such a stunning scenery...oh how I wish I could experience this at least once in my life....
    Love your gorgeous card, so pretty...xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  4. Good Morning Patricia. What a gorgeous card. The hydrangea looms so real and I know the time it takes to fill them in. Beautiful day here again too, but still no snow. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Hi Patricia wow your men folk were right, this is such a beautiful card, the hydrangea looks so life like too and the colours are super. Much better to add a pearl that to start again I never would have known it was hiding a mishap if you had not said.
    Delighted to hear the children are getting their trip hope they all enjoy it. You have more snow than here do take care, I am envious of that fantastic view you have.
    Margaret corgi owner

  6. The flower is stunning Patricia, gorgeous card altogether. xxx

  7. Hi Patricia what a beautiful card I love the flower and the design is wonderful. I bet it took you a while the do the flower.
    All our snow as now gone but its still really cold.
    you take care in the snow.
    Debs xxx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  8. Hi Patricia,
    You have more patience than I do methinks! That flower must have taken ages. It's beautiful though and I love the whole card. Lovely neat bow! Have just found LOTV and received my first package from them today! How strange is that!
    Lovely view!
    Love Myra xx

  9. Gorgeous card Patricia the flower die and your background. you have reminded me I have lovely die but not used it....


  10. The snow looks very pretty Patricia.
    Great card I love your card, great colour combo and loving the flower, how many little flowers to make that big one, phew, you've got some patience!

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  11. Hi Patricia,
    A really lovely card, the flower must have taken an age to make, but well worth the effort.

  12. Greetings Patricia, wonderful dimensions on the beautiful flower and fun plaid paper. Love your snowy picture, it must be heaven living there.

    Hugs Diane

  13. This is gorgeous Patricia. Love how you did this. Love the photo of where you live, looks peaceful.

  14. OMG what an utterly beautiful hydrangea!! I love them but sadly have failed many times to grow them, in the garden and in a pot so I just admire from afar!! xx

  15. A gorgeous card Patricia. The hydrangea looks fabulous - love it.
    Lorraine x

  16. Your card is stunning Patricia, the hydrangea is totally gorgeous.
    Glad Thomas finally got off on his skiing trip.
    Hugs Sue xx

  17. Another gorgeous card and I can imagine how long it took to make the flower but sooo worth it - luv it all - the colours and the leaves are fab amd the'scattered' pearls finish it off perfectly xx GailT xx

  18. This is a beautiful make Patricia, love the colours and the paper is the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous flowers. Carol x

  19. Hi Patricia, This card is gorgeous, especially the die-cut flower with all the 'tinies', I have a similar 'lilac' stamp and I stamped and cut out all the tiny lilac petal flowers, it took me absolutely ages.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Patricia
    Happy anniversary!
    We too have a cream lounge carpet. . . . . Never again lol!
    Beautiful card in my favourite colours. Reminds me I haven't done one of my buddleja cards for a while so thank you for reminding me. Got a birthday card to create and was wondering what I could do lol!
    Its snowing here as I type.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  21. Love this stunning card Patricia, your flower is beautiful..a lot of work but so worth the effort.
    Hope you dont mind this..what do you call what you are displaying your card on, tried to find for a long time, but know luck..
    thank you hugs pam x

  22. great snowy picture Patricia and that flower is awesome - absolutely brilliant. Big hugs Rachel xx

  23. Beautiful card Patricia. Great flower but such a lot of work. I too went down the cream carpet route some years back but the problem was solved when I moved house and definitely have no cream carpet here.

  24. Beautiful card with that flower big sis. Hope you get you Internet sorted out, still can't understand how you can message me but can't get blogs up etc. Hazel x

  25. I admire your patience in making this flower. The effect is stunning.
    Janice W

  26. The card is gorgeous Patricia. Love the scenery of Scotland, couldn't have been very nice moving in snow but you did it. Happy Anniversary lol!

    Love &Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. This is absolutly beautiful Patricia. I was shocked to read your lilac card was from lidl, do they sell card etc ? What a absolutly stupid question lol but I asked that in a shocked way not a numpty way lol
    Im so pleased you used/use my suggestion for the stamp site, I ordered 4 stamps from them Sunday, 2 for Mother's day and 1 each saying 'to mommy /daddy from the bump' thought it would be something different to add to my craft market baskets.
    I know what you mean about the cream carpet... Both our bedrooms have cream carpet, one now is my craft den, say no more, and no matter how much you think cream wont get dirty in a bedroom, how wrong can you be ?
    Have a good day everyone.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  28. Hi Patricia what a lovely card I just love lilac and you have done a gorgeous job on the flower head and leaves. Lovely picture as long as you don't have to go out in the car in it. Susan x

  29. When I opened the curtains this morning I saw what could have been this same view. The snow had gone yesterday but back with a vengeance overnight. Ah well, stay warm by the fire today I think! Love your card Patricia and the flower is gorgeous. Keep well and warm. Hugs Christine xx

  30. Wow Patricia,
    your card is gorgeous i love that flower,& your colours are lovely
    What a beautiful view you have.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  31. Not only are you a remarkable card maker Patricia, you also are a very talented photographer! Love that snowy shot (although I don't like snow, lol! And your hydrangea card is amazing, all these tiny flowers, love your backing paper, too, fab creation!! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  32. What a stunning card Patricia, your flower is the petals! Nice pic...though I wish snow just stayed in photos and on cards, loathe the stuff! Hugs Carole Z X