Monday, 20 January 2014

"Been Tidying Up"

Hello Blog friends, welcome to my little corner of Blogland.   Thank you so much for coming to visit me, I love to have you here.  
Better weather here today than over the weekend.  Typical, just typical, when you have time to get out and about it pours with rain!!!!
Glenda Brooks:- I am not ignoring you.  When I click to link back to your Blog it keeps telling the page is unavailable.  So, so annoying, I really loved seeing your beautiful creations.
Did not have the boys yesterday, they went to "American Margaret`s" for lunch and as always stayed for ages.  We call her American Margaret because Audrey has a few friends called Margaret.
When J & A bought their tumbled down cottage, there was another cottage down the lane.  There were curtains on the windows and a well tended garden but they did not see anyone for weeks.  They were told it belonged to a  couple who lived in California, it was their "holiday home".  Turned out, Margaret was born and brought up in the cottage.  She left for America when she was 19 years old and did very well out there.  Years later, she heard through friends the cottage was for sale she decided to buy it.  When she came on holiday with her husband Steve they met John and Audrey.   They all got on very well, Margaret fell in love with them both, especially our son as he was so like her 3 boys.  They formed a really close bond with the whole family.  Have been to Weddings, Christenings etc:-  They have been over quite a few times to California for holidays.  Margaret and Steve are here for a few weeks.  Margaret`s brother was very ill over Christmas and was given a short time to live.  She flew over, went straight to the hospital to see her brother.   He died the next day.  So sad, it was like he stayed alive to see her.
Anyway that`s where the boys were yesterday.  Steve and Margaret spoil them rotten.  They love doing it and the boys obviously love it.
Free day for me, I had a bit of a tidy up of the "crafty stuff" that was lying around.  Funny how that "stuff" manages to find its way into so many corners of the house!!!!!
Here is one of the cards I made.  Not one sheet of new card or paper was used in the process:-

Base card white 6 x 6
Kraft Card
Freebe paper from a Magazine
Rose paper from Tattered Lace Magazine
Die cut leaves from scraps
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

That`s it for today
Thank you from dropping by I really appreciate it
Till next time 

Patricia   xxx

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  1. Such a gorgeous card Patricia, I love the design and beautiful colour scheme.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Awww what a lovely blog post Patricia and a fab card its really pretty huggles Sue xx

  3. Beautiful card Patricia. I tidied up my craft room today as My dies are embossing folders were all mixed up. So my space is all ready to try something new. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  4. Hi Patricia, sorry not been around but busy with my dad and all but love the Happy birthday and umbrella cards as well as this one...those free papers are gorgeous.xx

  5. Another gorgeous card and another made from bits - you really do put me to shame (I definitely need you to come around to mine) you would be able to make cards for the next twelve months or more with my 'bit' box!! luv the font on this sentiment too xx good luck with your entry xx GailT xx

  6. Greetings Patricia, wonderful layers and design. Makes a nice spring design.

    Hugs Diane

  7. i really like this card, the flowers have so much dimension, great job

  8. Very beautiful "tidying up" card. You have some great stuff in your scrap pile. Have a great day.

  9. Hi Patricia, this is such a beautiful card..what a fab 'scrap' box you must have!! I really love your floral arrangement, they are always beautiful but this one is really stunning, hugs Carole Z X

  10. A beautiful card Patricia. I always like to see your cards with flowers and leaves. Extremely cold and frosty this morning so I think it will be a stay at home round the fire day. Lol! Have a good day. Christine xx

  11. A beautiful card Patricia. Thats what I need to do, sort out and empty my scrappy box. xxxx

  12. Morning Patricia, What a lovely story, it is fantastic how John and Audrey and Steve and Margaret have formed this close bond, really lovely story.
    Another gorgeous bit-box card, I need to 'take a leaf out of your book' and start using up my 'mounds' of scraps haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. such a beautiful card too Patricia - fabulous xx

  14. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation, hugs Pops x x x

  15. Morning Patricia,
    Another beautiful scrap box card, love your flower spray.

  16. Very pretty and feminine xxx

  17. Hello Patricia, I enjoyed reading your lovely story about Margaret, and so pleased she got back in time to see her brother.
    Now your card is gorgeous, your talent for design always fabulous. Lovely papers and dies, hugs Kate x

  18. Another gorgeous bit box card Big Sis. Hazel xxx

  19. What a lovely story Patricia but such a shame for Margaret.
    Loving your card and so impressed you are using up bits and bobs....I always say I will but the draw to new is too strong! LOL.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  20. Oh wow Patricia - this is fabulous! A really super snippets make for what I think is your first trip into the Playground. Wonderful colours and I adore the lattice background which is suc a perfect base for all those lovely flowers.

    Hope you come back to play soon - and please bring Hazel too - we already have a few of sets of sisters playing in the Playground :)

    Hugs, Di xx (Miss Pixie)

  21. A gorgeous card Patricia. The colours and flowers are so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  22. Beautiful card Patricia, I am always in awe of your flower making skills! Susan x

  23. Hi Patricia,
    lovely to see you entering the playground. I have made such a very lot of lovely friends there. I was going to suggest it the last few times you made lovely cards from your scraps box or snippets as we call it in the playground.
    This is another very lovely example of what you can achieve with left overs of other makes, and you are a real wiz at this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  24. A very beautiful card Patricia, love the gorgeous details.

    Donna x

  25. beautiful card Patricia, love you gorgeous flowers and pretty papers.
    love reading your story.

  26. Love how you are creating such beautiful cards with existing stash. Kudos Patricia! Sorry if I'm not around lots - it's a wee bit busy at the moment. Jenny x

  27. Hi Patricia, lovely to see you in the Playground with this beautifulness. I like your tidy-ing up! Would you consider coming to _my_ house for that kind of tidy up?! Love the sweet rose dp, and that gorgeous border you have with the gorgeous flowers. I hope we'll see you often in the Playground. TFS & Hugs. Re: the USA storm: in the South, we are just expecting intense cold temps, right in our area. Some of the Southern States mountain areas may get some snow, but for where we are, just very low temps. We're blessed, cause our fellow Americans in the Midwest & up north are getting hammered again after that recent last bad storm.

  28. A gorgeous card Patricia! very elegant and lovely DP. Marlies

  29. Your card is stunning, I just love those green die cuts and the flowers are beautiful too. What a fantastic way to use up what you have in your stash. Anne x

  30. Hi Patricia,

    Such a beautiful card made out of scraps, these scraps certainly keep mounting up don't they lol? Love the design too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  31. Goodness Patricia, this is oh so pretty! What a totally ingenious way to use your scraps, you have turned them into a fabulously romantic card! Have a lovely evening my friend, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  32. Oooh! Pretty color combo of pink and sage green. Isn't it true that the crafting stuff manages to get all over. I find things stashed in the oddest of places. That was a nice story you shared about American Margaret.

  33. Love the layers pattern and colors, beautiful card :)

  34. Wat een schitterende kaart
    Fijne dag
    Groetjes Gerrie

  35. Very pretty card Patricia. :) x

  36. A beautiful card Patricia, its so pretty.
    Hugs Mau xx