Tuesday, 3 March 2015

GD at Cardz for Guyz Challenge #60

Good morning everyone,

I'm excited today to tell you that I put my name in to GD at
Cardz for Guyz 
 and was lucky enough to win for the month of March.   Thank you so much for having me.

The theme for this week is "Sailing"  I hope we inspire you to play along.

I Copic coloured a Whimsy Stamp by Crissy Armstrong called "The Little Captain".

The DP is Graphic 45 - By the Sea Collection
Rope is Recollections then tied in a reef knot
Whimsy Sailboat die 
Taylored Expressions banner die and stamp for the sentiment
MB Wonderful whale and Oceana Border dies used on the inside

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations March - One for theGuys
Sweet Stampin Challenge - All or Nothing

If you have time please stop by the blog and see
the wonderful creations made by the DT.   

Saturday, 28 February 2015

A special birthday card

Hi everyone, I hope this finds you well.
Sunshine for us today...still very cold though. 

Weekends are always busy but I thought I would pop in a card
I made for my daughter's birthday which was on the 24th.

I layered and distressed one of my favourite papers...Graphic 45 Botanical tea.
Shape made with MS punches - Cherish
Spellbinder A2 Devine Eloquence Die 
Pink burlap from Michaels
Silk blue ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Pink ribbon from Buffalo Stamps
White Organza from Michaels
Flower - Prima
Sentiment  - Taylored Expressions stamp & die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #78 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today ~ enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Christmas again at Fab'n'Funky

Hello again,
I'm back, this time with my card for 

It's not my teams turn this week but since our lovely Judith lets us join in if we want,
 I couldn't resist making another Christmas Card.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the fabulous

Our very talented team mate Pat is the host this week and she has chosen the theme "Snowflakes"

Here is my entry.

I Copic coloured the adorable Winter Walk by Ppinkydolls available here.
Snowflakes are Spellbinders and the frame is cut using MS Flourish Lace punch.
DP - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Snowflake border...Tim Holtz

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - D for Die Cuts
Christmas Card Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - February Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today,

Make it Digital at TPS #192

Happy Wednesday everyone. I  hope it's a good one for you.

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme is "Make it Digital"

I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to showcase the wonderful
pre-coloured images and papers available in the shop.
I printed out two copies of "Spring Trends" available here.
Cut out the corner roses, a daisy and the gorgeous image of one of the sheets
and mounted them onto the first sheet.  Added a few bows and rhinestones
and matted everything onto an aqua, pink base, zig zag stitching the edges.
Cream base was made using Martha Stewart Cherish punches.

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.
 Our sponsors as always are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter  
                     and they are offering you a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
ODBDSL#228 - No Colouring

As always, thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sassy Studios at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

and the theme chosen by our lovely Wends is Ribbon & Lace

I've used an older image by our wonderful sponsor this week Sassy Studios
I believe she was called Nutcracker and since my granddaughter is a budding ballerina
I thought I would colour up this beauty for next years stash of Christmas cards.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Graphic 45
Die-Namics stitched Fishtail dies
Lace from my stash
Silk Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Spellbinder Frame
Pink Fran-Tage
Merry Christmas stamped in VersaMark 
and heat embossed using Ranger Seafoam White
Flowers from WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - Non Traditional Colours
Papertake Weekly - Bingo ( ribbon, free, blooms)

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this week and pop
by the blog to see the wonderful creations done by my talented team mates.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Red & Gold for New Year

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well.
Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes...they really meant a lot.
I had a wonderful day with my family and boy did they spoil me.

Today I would like to share a Chinese New Year card I made
for this the Year of the Goat.
My husband will take this with him today and deliver it to a lovely lady
who's worked with him for many years.

I apologize for the awful picture...my camera does not like red!

DP - Graphic 45
Image is from LaLa Land - Marci with Lantern, coloured with Copics
and paper pieced her dress
Marianne Die LR0277 cut in gold foil paper
Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame DL140
Blossoms from WOC
Goat image from Michael Strong

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by..have a good week.


Friday, 13 February 2015

Pretty in Turquoise...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
It's my birthday on Sunday so it's going to be a good one for me!
The temps outside are brutally cold again but it's bright and sunny
 and won't stop us from going out and enjoying the day.

It's been a long time since I coloured a beautiful Ching-Chou Kuik image
...so many wonderful digis/stamps...so little time. 

  Today I have Copic coloured Pug Love available here.
This is the first time I've coloured hair turquoise and I really like how it turned out.

DP - Graphic 45
Velvet ribbon - Websters
Lace & dragonfly - Recollections
Sheer ribbon - Michaels
Rose - WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and stay warm,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Challenge #190 at The Paper Shelter ~ Recycle Something

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well. 

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at

The theme this week is a fun one...Recycle something on your creation!
I am always saving little bits that I think might come in handy some day
so this was an easy one for me.

I've Copic coloured "Connected" which can be found here.

The recycled items I have used are the white button bags.
Here is a photo of my collection...for those just in case moments.

I pulled out the blue perforated cardboard for the background.
I heat embossed the LOTV sentiment then cut it out using SB circle and scallop circle.
Flowers are from my stash
HB sentiment is a QuicKutz die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx

Friday, 6 February 2015

It's All About Love....

Hi everyone,
Wow, the first week of February is almost over...can you believe it! 
   Ontario's famed groundhog, Wiarton Willie came out this week
for Groundhog Day. The furry forecaster did not see his shadow on Monday morning 
which according to folklore means it will be an early Spring....
Fingers crossed as we dig out from all the white stuff that dumped this week.

Today starts a new challenge at 

 hosted by the lovely Ivonne who has chosen the theme
 "It's All About Love"

Our sponsor is the wonderful

So here is what I have for you today...

I coloured with copics this cute Tilda, adding Fran-tage around the edge of the frame.
The heart tag is from Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely
Butterfly cut using Cheery Lynn Lace Flourish die
The wooden letters are from The Dollar Store
Frame is a Marianne die LR0240 
Ribbon from WOC
DP - Graphic 45
Martha Stewart heart punch used as a border

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia #111 - Love
Loves Rubber Stamps #137 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Forever Challenge #3 - Love
Red Rubber Inspirationals #206 - Love in in the Air
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes

I'd love it if you could stop by the challenge blog to see the
fabulous inspiration created for you by the DT and play along if you can.
Thanks for being here today,

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Hearts &/or Flowers at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

It's Wednesday so that means a new Challenge starts at  
Fab'n'Funky...and I get to be the host this week!
I have chosen the theme of Hearts and/or Flowers  - perfect for February I thought!

The fabulous CCO - Craft Classes Online are sponsoring us this week.

I've coloured with Copics another image from Ppinkydolls called Love Letter
that can be found here.

Flower was cut out of felt using SB Rose creations die.
Leaf ribbon is from my stash.
Hearts cut using MS punch
Tag - LOTV
DP - a very old stack of MMM - Poolside & greenhouse

Here's a peek of the inside,

I would like to enter the following challenges - arranged alphabetical.
Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (DP, ribbon)

We'd love it if you could stop by the challenge
 and see the fabulous inspiration from the DT
...and play along with us this week if you can. I'd love to see you there.
Pat K xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

Thinking of you....

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  Lots of Superbowl parties yesterday...and what a game!

It started snowing late yesterday afternoon and has just tapered off now.  
There is a winter storm warning in effect with 70 km/hr winds and -26 deg.C.  
Driving is hazardous, schools are closed.
 If I had some Canada Goose outerwear I would consider a walk
 but looks like we will be hunkering down, listening to the snowblowers 
and enjoying the view from inside.

Okay on to today's post.  I love colouring Ppinkydolls digis...
here is my latest called Was True and can be found here.

Colored with Copics
Quite a simple design for this 8x8 in. card - wanted it to fit in the envelope.
Flower was cut from pink corrugated paper using SB rose creations die.
I cleaned my craft room this weekend and found this mesh perforated cardboard
that I had purchased from a local art store several years ago.  
I quite like how it looks and will have to figure out how I can use the rest of it.

I would like to enter the following challenges..in alphabetical order.

 Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Beary Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well.  We've had more snow today but very light.
I ventured out this morning for an eye appointment 
and was so happy I didn't cough on the poor man. 
 What would I do without Halls.   
Bad news is I need new glasses!!

I've been in the mood to make some masculine cards lately...here is my latest.

This House Mouse stamp is one of the very first I collected 
over 3 years ago..and is still a favourite.  
I coloured him with Copics and used Liquid Applique to create the frosting.
I cut a birthday candle and adhered it with Apri's Crafter's Pick glue...love that stuff.
The DP and tag are Graphic 45.  Faux stitching done with a fine black Sharpie.
Tim Holtz gridlock embossing folder on one of the panels.
Used K&Company label maker for the sentiment.

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz for Guyz Challenge #55: Let's pretend (faux stitching, frosting)
Ruby's Rainbow #96 - Masculine

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A Valentine

Good day everyone,

How's your week going?  We've had a dumping of snow the last few days but all is good
...the sun is shining and the ground is sparkling in the sunlight....cold but quite pretty.

It's Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge starting at

with the theme of "Layers" lots of them...at least 3"

This was not a problem for me as I love to layer on my card.
I've used the beautiful "Valentina" that can be found here.

Now if you look closely you will see my new watermark
that I requested from my very patient and lovely team mate Nikki.
Thank you so much hun!

Our sponsors this week as always are Veronica and Pedro of 
The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a 
fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

and as always this is given when you have used one of The Paper Shelter products on your card and this could be either a image, paper or printable and you will find a very comprehensive selection here on their website, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice. And please remember that you are only able to enter 3 cards and at least one of those must carry one of our TPS products.
Card Recipe:
Coloured with Copics
DP - Echo Park Yours Truly - Old
Memory Box Floral Heart - New 
Felt Heart from my stash as well as red pearls
Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Entering the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - January/Hearts
Get Creative Challenge #7 - Using ribbon, red, bling, die cut, 
                                     2 plain papers (red & black)
Squigglefly Challenge #4 - Put a little love in your heart
Through the Purple Haze #75 - Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by today and for more inspiration please
check out the blog to see what wonderful creations my teammates have come up with.

Pat K xxx

Saturday, 24 January 2015

1st Christmas Card for 2015

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.   
I thought it was time I shared a Christmas card I made for this years stash 
as it's never too early to start on that list.

I used a very sweet little elf from Aurora Wings called Little Santa that is available here.
Recently a card of mine made the top 3 at Aurora Wings Challenge 
and I got to choose a couple of stamps....so exciting.
 I hope to get some time this week to colour up at least one of them but in the meantime
here is Little Santa.

Coloured with Copics
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Red: R59, R46, R35
Trim: C3, C1, C00
Black - C9, C7, C4, 100

DP - from my stash
Red burlap - stash
Wooden tag and sentiment are new (after Xmas sale at Michaels)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - January Challenge
Jingle Belles Rock Challenge - Bring in the New

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Buttons for Challenge #243 at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,  I hope you are well and have avoided the nasty bugs that are going around.
I'm still coughing and at this rate perhaps it will be gone by Spring!  

Today starts a new challenge at 
and our lovely Wendy has asked that you use at least one Button on your creation.

We are sponsored by the fabulous
and they are celebrating their 5th year in business..Congratulations & Happy Birthday!!

I've used Turtles - Flower available here.

Coloured with Copics
DP - BasicGrey Lime Rickey
La-La Land Heart Banner
Googly eyes from my stash
Buttons from my stash
Tim Holtz twine

Please pop by the FnF challenge if you can to see the wonderful creations
done by my team mates.
Pat K xx