Monday, 4 May 2015

Matching Box!!

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well.  For those of you who have a Holiday today I hope you have a wonderful time.  The weather over the weekend was terrible.  We were down in Yorkshire for a 70th Birthday Party.  We were staying with the friend who`s birthday it was, a 51/2  hour journey from door to door.  We left early Friday morning with intentions of staying till tomorrow.  The weather was so awful we decided we would come home early and go back down in the summer for longer. Hopefully the weather will be better then.  Oh! My! Word! what a drive home, John did all the driving it was so bad. I am quite capable of driving in the rain but John drove hundreds of thousands of miles in all conditions with his job. He does not bother what the weather throws at him. 

I have the little box I made to got with the card I made for my friend.  I had a gift for her and felt if I made a Box it would also help to cheer her up.  She said she was delighted with them, I just hope they helped make her feel a bit better. 
Here it is:-

This is the Duo:-

Box is 3 x 4 made with PMD Card
Bebunni Paper from a FreeBe Crafters Companion CD
Pink matt and the Roses made from 160gsm Paper/Card
Leaves SW Rose Die Set
The card for my leaves is coloured using a brilliant idea  "John Next Door" gave on a show he did for Sue Wilson on C&C.  You cover white card with every colour of Green you have and blend them all together.  Adding other colours as you see fit for the purpose.  I love the effect you get.

Right that`s me off to get the first load of washing hung out.  How can two people manage to create so much washing over 3 days???

Thank you for calling by today, I really appreciate you take time to do that
Till next time

Patricia  xxx



  1. Morning Patricia,
    Sound like you had awful weather to contend with, bet it didn't spoil the party.
    Love the box and card, so pretty.

  2. Wonderful design again Patricia with interesting goodies to look at.xx

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  3. These flowers look gorgeous Patricia. I watched a youtube clip recently where flower petals are sprayed and scrunched over a pencil. Is this what you have done? If so, I really must try it.

  4. As usual you have made a beautiful box to go with your beautiful card. Hazel xxx

  5. Beautiful set Patricia. Such a lovely gift. I love the design paper you have used.

  6. What a bautiful twosome Patricia...


  7. A lovely duet of gifts Patricia. Sorry you had to cut your weekend short. The weather was truly awful over the weekend but today the sun is shining. Let's hope it lasts. Hugs Christine xx

  8. Good morning Patricia what a wonderful box I bet your friend was over the moon to receive this.
    I love it when you show us your boxes as they are always so pretty.
    Where abouts in Yorkshire were you as I live in Barnsley and it did nothing but rain and it were really cold.
    Have a love day.

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  9. I love boxes and yours is beautiful. I love the pretty paper and that rose is absolutely stunning! I like the idea for the leaves as well. I will be stealing that one! Hope your mini album is going well! I just finished mine and am getting ready to photograph soon!

  10. I really adored the card and now there's a matching box, amazing!!! What a gorgeous set! hugs :)

  11. Shame to hear about the awful weather to had We had a "tropical" although cold rainstorm It belted down for about 10 minutes and the sunshine ... Weird. Your box is so pretty I love that paper Reminds me of a certain lady with the initials CK I hope weather improved in Yorkshire I'm travelling to Beverley in a couple of weeks time!

  12. Hi Patricia I so need lessons from you for rose and leaf making, yours are always so FABULOUS. Great card and box and I am not surprised at all that the recipient loved them.
    Shame about the weather this weekend, it has been chilly here too but today looking much better.

    Hugs and happy bank holiday Monday, Erika. x

  13. What a delightful and beautiful duo of card and matching box stunning, I am sure it will have achieved shat you wanted and your friend is feeling more happy now. What a pity about the weather but at least the party was a good one, that is the trouble with weather you have no choice, you just have to take what comes.
    Hope you get the washing dry!
    Margaret xxx

  14. Abaolutely beautiful box and card, it they would certainly cheer me up.I do like the box shape and of course your roses are marvellous.
    The weather has been awful and so cold, Alistair and his pals came home early because of the weather, hugs Kate x

  15. Hi Patricia this is a beautiful box and will surely have cheered your friend up as it is just lush and I know I'm boring with my comments but your flowers as always are amazing xx GailT xx

  16. A stunning box to go with the equally stunning card. Your flowers really are amazing!
    Sorry to hear you had such awful weather, I hope you still had a good time celebrating.
    hugs Sue xx

  17. Sorry to hear the rain stopped play Patricia, it was horrendous all day here but we had a nice evening. Love your box those papers are so pretty. Carol x

  18. Sorry to hear about your difficult journey - thank goodness you made it home safely. The card and box are absolutely beautiful and would bring a ray of sunshine to anyone's day. Jenny x

  19. Hi Patricia,
    Beautiful box to go with the lovely card. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with it!
    I love that big blowsy rose!
    Love Myra xxx

  20. Hi Patricia
    Ah, you've been South of the border. I did wonder where you were partying.
    Sorry your weather wasn't good but I'm sure seeing your friends was good fun.
    Your box and card are so pretty and sure to cheer the saddest of souls. Beautiful papers.
    Its been a glorious day here. . . Washing done and dusted!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  21. Hi Patricia,
    Beautiful card and box. You are so gifted at these.
    Glad you enjoyed the party but sorry the weather was so bad, you'd have been wet inside and out!!
    Maureen xx

  22. Hi Patricia,
    oh these are so gloriously superb.
    Love the fab design, and that flower is so superb.
    wonderful papers, and colours.
    Who could not be so pleased to receive such a wonderful set, never mind what was in the box.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. the weather has been awful hasn't it? I hope you had it better today - your box is beautiful and compliments your card perfectly - lovely makes. Hugs Rachel x

  24. Hi Patricia, pity you left yesterday!...Its has been glorious today, hot sun all day..have to agree yesterday was terrible.
    Your matching set is beautiful, love the colors and pretty flowers.
    Hugs Pam

  25. Gorgeous card and box Patricia, so pretty.
    We had a lovely sunny day in York today...Yorkshire is gorgeous when the sun shines!!
    Lorraine x

  26. Hi Patricia,
    Gorgeous box and paper, I can't believe you got such great results printing that pretty paper from a free cd!
    It looks very designer!
    I am sure it made your friend feel so much brighter!
    Sandra xxx
    Come over and wish Hazel a very happy birthday and have a slice of her cake on my blog today! Hugs xxx

  27. Good morning Patricia. I'm playing catchup this morning. Love this combination set. No wonder your friend loved it. That rose is so stunning. Hugs Rita xxxx

  28. Morning Patricia, These are absolutely fabulous !! Everything you create is stunning.
    Glad you got back safe and sound.
    Enjoy your wash day, hope it keeps off rain for you, we have rain pouring at the moment and combined with wind, it's awful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Hi Patricia, your box and card are absolutely stunning, I love your roses, I bet your friend was over the moon with your gift.
    Take care, Jess x

  30. Hi Patricia,
    I have just been catching up with what you have been doing the last few weeks whilst I have been away. Wow. You have made some stunning things this card and box have blown me away. They are absolutely gorgeous. Please do a tutorial on that rose. I love, love, love it.
    Love and hugs Saba xxxx

  31. The card & box were as always, so lovely with your wonderful flowers. I'm sure your friend felt so cared for when she received these pretties. How super that you got to visit Yorkshire (I loved All Creatures Great & Small, still watch it, and drool over the countryside). Sorry it was a rainy weather trip - but hopefully you'll have nicer weather in summer. Laughed over your laundry comment. I am positive that we have gremlins who come during the night and dirty up things. 2 people could not possibly dirty up so much laundry!!! I keep watching for them, but they evade me. I know they're doing it though!!! TFS & Hugs

  32. Hi Patricia
    I love making boxes but yours are out of this world and the card to go with is gorgeous
    Wendy xx

  33. Love this card and matching box Patricia. You are very clever.

  34. WOW love your pink is stunning
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  35. Wow Patricia love your box & wow wow for you flowers they are so life like gorgeous Hugs Lynda xxx

  36. This is so pretty! Love both pieces!!

  37. Hi Patricia

    I loved the card, but WOW really love the box too. What a gift!.

    big Hugs

    Tina XX

  38. Beautiful box - how elegant. Really love the paper. So pretty. Jayne xx

  39. Hi Patricia,
    stunning box and card !
    you are going to be very busy end of oct. hihi
    hugs Maria xx

  40. Beautiful box and card, love that flower! Hugs Carole Z X