Monday, 31 December 2012

Skating ....

Good day everyone and Happy New Year! last post of 2012...where did the year go? 
What fun it has been for me in blogland. I have met and been inspired by soooo many talented crafters - thank you all for being there.  A big Thank You also to my followers.  I appreciate the time you have taken to comment and your kind words are always so helpful.   I am honoured and hope that in some small way I have inspired you.  

 The card I'd like to share with you today is a step centre birthday card.  I used a Saturated Canary digi called Nikki.   I couldn't resist buying this one to add to my collection :)

 I tried out my new Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die and cut it in Kraft.  I cut 2 of the TH Pine Tree dies using TH Kraft Resist paper, sponged them with TH Distressed Ink - Walnut.  I cut 2 more pine trees, this time in white and positioned them behind the kraft ones to give them a look of snow.   I used MS snowflake punch around the middle panel, recycled the stars and added stickles to the centre.

Memory Box Frostyville Border die used on the bottom.  The reindeer was purchased last year from WOC as well as the burgundy flower and seam binding.   Tag is a Spellbinders Back to Basics.
Sorry, I did not make note of the Copics but the I know the burgundy was R89, R85 with a bit of R56

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monthly Challenge - Celebration
Card Mania - CMC#11 Winter Wonderland
Paper Pretties #72 - Winter creation
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #43 Step Centre Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Celebrate
The Kraft Journal -  #31 Something New ( TH pinecone die)

Thanks so much for dropping by and I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Pat K xx

Friday, 28 December 2012

Another Christmas Card

Hello dear friends and fellow blogging buddies.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and the big guy in red was good to you.
 We celebrated with family at our daughter's home on Christmas day and it was wonderful.
Now the rush is over and we're slowly getting back to normal.   Yesterday we awoke to over 30 cm of the white fluffy pretty when the sun is shining and the sky is blue.

I have a Christmas card to show you today that was commissioned by a friend for one of her granddaughters who's favourite colour is purple. It had to go in an envelope so I kept it fairly flat.   I've used a Saturated Canary digi called Hand Me Downs....hope you like it.

  Large snowflake - CB, small snowflake, MS punch.  Sentiment from a set I purchased last year -cut out using Spellbinders circle and mounted on SB scallop circle.  Green layer embossed with TH brick embossing folder.


Envelope made to fit the 6x6 inch card.  Spellbinder tag embossed and left blank to add the name.
BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02
YG25, G11, YG0000
E44, 43, 42, 40 

Entering the following challenges:
Charisma Cards Challenge #51 - Anything goes 
Craft us Crazy Challenge #33 - Merry Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or Winter Holiday

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Add Ribbon &/or Lace

Good morning again. 
Today is the start of the last challenge for 2012 at
Our lovely, very talented hostess Sue would like to see you
Add ribbon and/or Lace to your creations

We are very fortunate to be sponsored by

I've used a Tiddly Inks digital stamp called Wryn goes Caroling
and she comes with the "Joy to the World" sentiment.
Coloured with Copics

DP - Authentique - Festive
SU Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
SU Riding Hood Red Ink
MS red twine
Ribbon - Websters Pages & stash
SB - Back to Basics Tags

Entering the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #100 - Make it like Pops  (Christmas)
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenge 27- Christmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop 17- December  It's Christmas
Squigglefly Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge #33 - Cute Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays
Pat K

Belli Challenge #159 - Christmas

Good morning everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Today starts a new challenge at the
and the theme is

I've use an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Timmy's Stocking
The old item is the circle stamp from LOTV that I bought last year....
stamped with Memento London Fog. Now that one has been resting in my stamp box
 for a very long time- unused!  But I needed it.....!
No ribbons or bows on this one...needed it flat as it was mailed.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Blue Christmas - Recollections
Tim Holtz On the Edge Snow Flurries Die 
CB Swiss Dot embossing Folder
Die-Namics Fishtail Die
LOTV Christmas stamp    

Entering the following Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts TLT Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #165 - Die cuts

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays,
Pat K     

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Vintage Blue

Good morning,
Another Christmas card for you today.

I've used an ADFD image called "To Grammy's House".
Love the vintage feel of this image and thought it would be perfect in blue.
DP is from a Recollections pack I found at Michaels on sale. 
  It has a gloss to it with silver embossed snowflakes....quite pretty irl.   
Tim Holtz On the Edge die..snow flurries with star dust stickles.
Snowflake is an old cuttlebug and MS punch. The tree is a Marianne Designs

 Entering the following challenges:
ADFD Challenge #59 - Shades of Blue
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Christmas with non-traditonal colours

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #15

Good day everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
and we would like to see
Anything but a Card

 I've made place cards using one of my favourite holiday drawings by Teri called
 "On a Winter's Day"

I added the names in Word, coloured the bird and highlighted the shadows...just a little.
These came together very quickly....great when you have a crowd for dinner.

Image was printed on Cryogen White which has a wonderful creamy, soft iridescent
Place card made out of Kraft paper
Because I love the vintage feel of this gorgeous image I thought I would sneak in a photo of the Christmas card I made as well.   CAS again and one of my favourite cards this year.

Cryogen white as well, framed in dark red and silver.  Card is SU Very Vanilla
Seam binding for the bow

Entering the following challenges
For Fun Challenges - I'll be home for Christmas
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Winter
Bearly Mine Challenge #65 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Pink Christmas

Good day everyone,
Quick post today to show you another of the Christmas cards I'm mailing this year.
I love TeddyBo images and must confess I have many that have not seen ink...
So I decided to change that and coloured cute TeddyBea with her Santa sign.

Tim Holtz tree die, run thru my Xyron 
Sprinkled with Glamour Dust and Art Accentz transparent Chunky sparklerz glitter
Memory box frosty border and frostyville border
Cheery Lynn O Tannenbaum X-mas Tree (top 3 layers)
Coloured with Copics
Stardust stickles
Viva Pearl Pen

Entering the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon Challenge - We wish you a pink Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - Christmas with non-traditonal colours
The Paper Shelter - Challenge, Two of anything
Deep Ocean Challenge #40 - So this is Chrismas

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - A Vintage Christmas

Good morning all,
Today is the start of a new challenge at  
and our hostess this week is Anne Marie and she has chosen
A Vintage Christmas as the theme.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week and they are 

I've chosen an image from Floppy Latte's Digital Designs called Holly Bough
for my card share with another cas design.

I sat down yesterday to start my card was nice and quiet then it happened....chain saws and mulching machines!  Our neighbour had a crew in to cut down a 40 year old tree!  6 hours of mind-numbing much for my peace and quiet  :)  At least he didn't schedule them for a Sunday....that's when he usually cuts his lawn.  Like clockwork, every Sunday in the summer, just as we're sitting down to Sunday dinner!   On the bright least he's maintaining the property :)

Enough of my chatter.....on to the details.  Green mirror cardstock has been used to frame the first layer and gold mirror for the Spellbinders Floral Oval.  Seam binding for the bow.   Gold atyou Spica pen used on the bow and SU square lattice embossing folder for the top layer.

Entering the following challenges
Squigglefly - Traditional Red & green

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K x

Monday, 10 December 2012

Fashionista Challenge - Winter with Kenny K

Good day everyone.
Today starts a new challenge at Fashionista and sadly my time as a design team member 
has come to an end.   I've enjoyed my time with this wonderful, talented group 
and wish them all the very best in the future.

Now, on to my card share. We are sponsored by the fabulous
Kenny K and the theme is Winter
so I've chosen  Ice Skate Kate and she can be found here.

DP - Recollections Frosty Cabin
Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die
Spellbinders Double Ended Tags die
Wood Vaneer trees - Studio Calico
Sentiment:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Metalic ribbon - Recollections

Entering the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Winter Fun 4 Kids
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Dies and Punches
Brown Sugar Challenge #19 - You have me in stitches
Wags 'n  Whiskers Stamps Challenge #94 - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge #51 - Christmas Cards
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #32 - Summer or Winter
The Ribbon Girl Blog December Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sweet Season....mmmmm cupcakes anyone!

Good morning everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at the Belli Challenge
and the theme this time will be Something Sweet.

I've coloured one of my favourite TeddyBea images with copics and she can be found here.
My old and forgotten item is the Spellbinder Eyelets Pendant.
 Dry embossing is SB Grand Templates Creative Book Pages Two.
 Sentiment created in word and punched with SU paper shaper

I will be entering the following challenges:
The Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
TTCRD #47 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #148 - Use Circles
The Pretty Little Ribbon:  December Challenge #17 - It's Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge - #17 Use a Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K   xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Santa Dog

Good day everyone,
I have a fairly simple Christmas card for you today that I hope you will like.  
....not too many embellies so it fits in a 6x6 envelope just fine.
I recently won a CRAFT Challenge and was fortunate to choose several digis from Karen's Doodles and couldn't wait to colour them up.   Here I've used Santa Dog and I think he's just the funniest.  
He is so darn proud of himself ......struttin' in his Santa suit!

It was difficult to capture the gold metalic stripes in the dp in the photo but irl it is very effective.

DP is from an old SEI 6x6 pad called Silver Valley.   Die is Spellbinders marvelous squares. Sentiment created in word.  Coloured with Copics
Black velvet ribbon used for the bow
Kaiser black rhinestones in each corner

Entering the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #99 - Tis the Season
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #18 - CAS
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #27 - CAS
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #8  - Santa Paws
NMWC Challenge #5 - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pat K xx

Friday, 30 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #13

Good day everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at
Delicious Doodles
 and our team has selected the theme of
Goth vs Pretty

My card uses a new digi called Angelique with Snowflake and can be found here.
 Okay so the bow is pretty...and so is the fabulous image!!!
 Where is the goth you ask ??....well I was going for a black lace look -  my version of goth (smiles).
Hope you like my attempt.

Coloured with copics:
Skin:  E0000, E000, E11, E00, R20
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E21
Dress:  E42, E41, E40
Wings:  C2, C1, C0

Glamour dust on the snowflake and earring
Cheery Lynn French Flair Doily Stacker
Spellbinders Grand Labels One
Spellbinders Labels One

Entering the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge #112 - Ribbon
Creative Moments Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
TTCRD #46 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #125 - Lots of Layers
Lady Anne's Challenge - anything goes
House of Gilli Challenge #46 - Die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Use a Digi

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 149

Good day everyone,
We continue to celebrate our 3rd Birthday this week at the

and our theme is THREE of anything on your card

We are fortunate to have five fabulous sponsors for this challenge
with some great prizes up for grabs. 
DigiDarla Designs

Our newest sponsor Cult Pens are offering a very special prize to end our challenge.
Details can be found on the Fab 'n'Funky blog.

Cult Pens
Cult Pens

Now on to my card. I've used a stamp from Flonzcraft called Kindergarten, Children Swinging
My 3 items are the three children.   Hope you like it.

Image stamped using Versafine Black ink
Dry embossed with Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Tag printed in word and cut using Die-namics Fishtail Flags
DP is SU Pink Pirouette
Ribbon from Michaels

Entering the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything Goes excluding Christmas
Pile it on Challenge #48 - Anything but a Christmas card
Party Time Tuesdays #96 - Anything goes
TTCRD  Ch.#46- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to join in the celebration this week at
Fab 'n' Funky.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

We're Having a Party...Birthday that is !!!

Good day all,
Today is a very special day at Fab n Funky Challenge
We are celebrating our 3rd Birthday....hip hip hooray
We've arranged a 2 week celebration for you with loads of sponsors and fabulous prizes.

And yes, you guessed it the theme for this challenge will be

Birthdays and Three

I have made a telescopic card for the celebration.    This is one of my favourite cards to make.
They come together quickly, once you have all the dies cut and folks really love receiving them.  There are 3 sections to this card and the sweet image called Filled with Love by
  StampArt Designs by Kathryne has 3 balloons and can be found here.

 There is a fabulous tutorial for telescopic cards by Beate Johns on SCS that can be found here

This is the card closed

The following picture is of the card opening

The final photo shows the card when it's fully opened.

Entering the following challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers:  Speedy Fox and Friends challenge - Pop it Up
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge - November - shaped
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #6 - Openable
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #140 - Use a digi
Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #144 -  Layers
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #42 - Shaped Cards

I hope you get a chance to stop by Fab 'n' Funky and see what fabulous creations my team mates have created for the celebration. You'll not be disappointed.
Pat K

Belli Challenge #157 - Thankful/Gratitude

Good morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating tomorrow.
This is the first of 2 posts for me today....I've been busy!

We have a new challenge starting at the Belli Challenge 
and this time the theme Darsie has chosen is

I've coloured a digi from ADFD called Holding a Flower.
I must confess...I've had her for a few months but this is the first time she's been coloured.
I hope you like the result.

I added a raffia ribbon and topped it with a black stitched ribbon from Michaels.
I pulled out my Spellbinders Beaded Circles, cut and dry embossed them, then added a bit of Versamark to the beads.   The button is from an old BG set tied with some very old Irish linen thread from my dear Mom's sewing box.  She was a great crafter and loved to sew.   I have not inherited that's all I can do to sew a straight line on my cards.  The sentiment was added in word.  I've used Glamour Dust on her wings and she has been coloured with Copics.

Here is a closeup of this cutie.

I expect to enter the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #98 - Give Thanks
Di's Digi Designs - Show us those Fall Colours
ADFD Challenge #57 -  Autumn colors
Card Makin Mamas - Thank you
Dilly Bean Designers & Friday Challenge - Thanks
Guylou's Inimitability Blog - Thanks
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #46  - Thank you
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Thanks

Thanks you so much for stopping by.
Pat K

Friday, 16 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #11

Good day everyone,
A couple of items for you today. First, I'm so excited that my card Harvest Blessings is being
featured today at The Kraft Journal.   Thank you so much Beth for this honour.
Also, today we have a new challenge starting at Delicious Doodles
and this time we would like to see a piece of material on your creations.

I've used Teri's gorgeous digi called "Rose" and the material on my card is cheesecloth.
Oops...looks like I should have ironed the cloth a bit first ..
oh well the crease adds to the

Spellbinders Splendid circles
Seam binding and decoration from my stash
DP - MME Miss Caroline
Bazzill - Almond Cream
Inside DP -  orange flower SU
stripe - Bearly mine digital paper

Entering the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
House of Gilli Challenge #45 - Celebration
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge #30 - Flowers, Hats, Horses
CRAFT Challenge #181 - Fabric

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Happy Bear-Day

Good morning everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at Fab n Funky
and our lovely, talented Wendy has chosen "Let's See Those Bears" on your projects

Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and I have chosen Cuddly Bear and Beary cute Sentiment

CB Argyle folder
DP - MME Sabrina
SB Classic Diamonds
Flower:  Melissa Francis Embellishment

Entering the following challenges:
Songbird Challenge #8 - Diamonds are a girls best friend

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Blue Christmas at Fashionista

Good morning all,
Today is the start of Challenge #9 at Fashionista
and the theme is Blue Christmas.
Your creations must be a Christmas theme with blue as the main colour
We are sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary and I've used the super cute Harley & Haley.
Don't you think they are the perfect ballerinas?   The Nutcracker is a favourite event at Christmas time and this little Sugar Plum Fairy is practicing her pirouettes.

We are so excited to have 2 more wonderful sponsors for this challenge and they are
 Ribbon Girl and VannaBea Creations

DP - Graphic 45
SU Pink Pirouette
Rosette - Recollections
Ticket - Whimsy Stamps Holiday Ticket Sentiments
Coloured with Copics

Entering the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #7 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - November theme Things with tails
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Kids
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #158 - Pastel Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #15 - Bingo, (pink, glitter, blue)
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas (no red, no green)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 -  Feeling Blue
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Anything Cute
Saturated Canary Challenge #30  - Fairytales (the Nutcracker)

Thanks so much for visiting.....till next time,
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

CAS one of my favourite styles

Good day everyone,
Hope you're having a good week so far.  It's cool and crisp with bright sunny skies in my little corner of the world. I hope the sun shines for you today too.
My daughter is in NYC and she was so excited about the trip. She lived there at one time furthering her dance training so it's a very special place for her.   With all the devastation recently I was anxious but her travel arrangements went smoothly.  She was meeting a friend for lunch, armed with a very long shopping list , so like her mother, except none of her purchases will include craft supplies :)   Anyway, enough of my chatter....

Today's card is for the new challenge that begins today at the
 Belli Challenge and the theme is Harvest/fruit

I love this Mo Manning digi.  It's called Winter Delivery and is really meant to be for Christmas because he is walking thru snow but I turned the snow into puddles and thought he would be perfect for autumn as the squirrels are busy this time of year harvesting nuts.
 I've kept my card CAS.  I find this style a nice break from my usual embelli laden creations. 

The Belli Challenge encourages you to use your old or forgotten items.  I've used SB double ended tags, gold brads and scraps of kraft and SU old olive paper.  The sentiments inside and out are from a very old Cornish Heritage Farms stamp set called Mona Lisa Moments. 

Hat: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Fur: E47, E44, E43, E40
Leaves: E09, E07, Y27
YR23, Y26

I will enter the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #159 - anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #63 - Clean and Simple
The Kraft Journal Make it Monday - Harvest (matted with Kraft Paper)
Paper Playtime Ch#88 - Autumn Colours
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #35 - Anything Fall
The Pink Elephant #173 - Favorite Coloring Medium - Copics
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #195 - Anything Goes
Raise the Bar Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #63 - Critters

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and we'd love it if you could hop on over to the challenge and see what lovely cards my team mates have created.
Pat K.xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #9

Good day everyone,
Hope this finds you safe and well.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the folks affected by the superstorm this week.  I'd also like to send a big thank you to my lovely blogging friends for their kind words of support this week as well - it means so much - you're the best!
Today starts a new challenge at 
and this time we would like to see embossing on your creations.
I've made another Christmas card this time using the gorgeous digi called

SB Poinsettia die
Versafine black ink
CB Christmas Ornaments embossing folder

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Divas by Design Challenge #59 - Feeling Festive
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #52 - All thing sparkly
Anything Goes Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas Challenge #89 - anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge Challenge #145

Happy Halloween everyone,
First, I have some sad news. We had to say good-bye to our dog on Saturday night.  She was in a lot of pain so we made the decision to let her go. We stayed with her until the end, cuddled her and gave her all the love we could....saying good-bye is heartbreaking.  We've loved all our dogs, from mutts to purebreds, but this girl was very special.  She was the kindest, sweetest dog and was loved by everyone who knew her and more than once let me know she was the smarter one.  We have vowed no more dogs, although my Sister is skeptical since the longest we've been without a dog is 6 months, but it's getting way too hard to say good-bye.

I managed to create another Christmas card for todays challenge at Fab n Funky
My team mates have been so wonderful and supportive this week - I'm so lucky to have them.
Thank goodness also for new dies as I've lost my mojo......
Since it's my turn to host this week I chose the theme of
Die cuts or Punches

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and StampArt Designs

I've used the digi "Frosty Friends" that can be found here.

Joy Craft die
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
CB swiss dot embossing folder
Sentiment circle - Justrite Christmas Treasures set
MS snowflake punch

I expect to enter the following challenges:
One Stitch at a time Challenge #137 - Make 1 for Christmas
The Crafty Pad Challenge #194 - Christmas is Coming
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - October
Allsorts Challenge Week 178 - Stitches
Card Makin Mamas - Anything you say
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Circle
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge  #24- Stitching
Crafty Ann's Challenge #77 - Christmas
OLLCB#117 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by,

Pat K

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wonderful Years

Good day my fabulous blogging friends.
Hope the weather is better where you are.
We are expecting rain for the next 6 least it's not snow :)
I fear for folks on the Eastern seaboard with superstorm Sandy heading
their way....say safe everyone.

Today I'm showing you the card I made for my DH for our 42nd Wedding Anniversary which was this past Wed.  Now with this number of anniversaries, he's had a card from every colour of the rainbow, except I needed to change that!    I wanted something pretty to represent the beautiful years we've had together.....we are so blessed.  Ok enough gushing!'s the card.

ADFD digital stamp
WOC flowers
MS vine trim punch
SB circles, large & small
Marianne Designs - scallop circle
SB double ended tags
Sentiment - in word
Magnolia Doohickeys - So wrapped Lovely
CB - Dots embossing folder
Paper is SU Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray
Pink twine from my nsl craft store Buffalo Stamps

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #6 - Buttons & Bows
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge - All in Stitches
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey, Ribbon or Twine
Paperplay Challenges Week 43 - Butterfies & bees (or other things with wings)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #40 - Use a doily
 Stamp n & Doodle October challenge - Twine
Perfect Sentiments Challenge 53 - Birds and blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by - keep dry and warm everyone.
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Belli Challenge #155

Good morning all,
The theme for Challenge #155 at the Belli Challenge is Halloween.
For my card share I've used an adorable Elizabeth Bell stamp from
Belles n Whistles called Little Witch with Broom.
I've had this stamp for a couple of years and it remains a favourite for Halloween.
Here is the front panel of my easel card.

Design papers are Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz Collection"
Polka dot paper is Recollection

Die cut used is a TH on the edge called Scrollwork

Pulled out some old Halloween transfers from my stash for the inside.

I will be entering into the following challenges:
Forever Friends Challenge #47 - Halloween
Hooked on Craft Challenge #25 - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #142 - Trick or Treat
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Halloween  Purple
Gingerloft Challenge - Halloween or Fall
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge #18 - Purple & Orange
IDIC Challenge #130 - Halloween
That Craft Place Challenge - Halloween
Scrap-Creations - Halloween

Phew....that's the most challenges in one post for me!  As this is a scheduled post I sure hope some of them haven't closed before I get to link up- that's been the pattern for me lately.
I think the world runs on my time zone (lol).

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K.xx

Fab n Funky Challenge # 144 - Animals

Good day friends and fellow bloggers,
Today we have a new challenge at 
Our lovely, talented hostess is Sue and she has chosen 
as this weeks theme.

Our wonderful sponsors are Crimson Cloud and Digi Darla Designs

I've created a circus scene for my card today to highlight the cute little elephant from
Digi Darla Designs.  He just keeps rollin on by!

The circus tent is a digi from Make it Crafty and both are coloured with copics.

Sentiment is computer generated. DP is Graphic 45 Le Cirque collection
Fringe is Recollections
Die-Namics scallop dies

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Come Fly with Me...

Happy Friday to you all again.  
 I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
We have a lot of yard work to tackle tomorrow then on Sunday
 our lovely daughter and her family are coming for dinner.
Our granddaughter is rehearsing for the Nutcracker ballet in Toronto
so it's sure to be a late one due to traffic congestion.....gotta love the city!

I just finished this card today and was inspired by the colour theme
I've used Krista Smiths digi called Fly Girl.


CB Forest Branches used to emboss the grey
SU Baja Breeze,Really  Rust, Black & White paper
Memory Box Woodland Branch
Cheesecloth dyed using Baja Breeze reinker and water
Owl is from an old MS Halloween set of 6 stamps, stamped with TH Pumice Stone
Net ribbon and Boo - from my stash
Coloured with Copics
Distressed with TH Black Soot Ink
Sentiment - printed in Word

Scrapalicious USA - have a Halloweenie theme so I will be entering their challenge, as well as

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Delicious Doodles - Challenge 7 Poppies

Another good morning to you all.
To my new followers, thank you so much for choosing to follow me on this journey. 

Today's post is for this week's challenge at Delicious Doodles
Our team has selected the theme of Poppies.
 I've created an easel card using Teri's gorgeous digi of the same name...Poppy

Lots of dies used on this one.
My new MFT fishtail dies - so much better than hand cutting them!
SB Splendid Circles, Grand Nest. Circle.
 The sentiments are MFT Die-namics.
 Heart tag is a Magnolia die
Black satin ribbon from Michaels, DP is an old SU designer pack.

I will be entering the following challenges:
Deep Ocean challenge #36 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bows or ribbon
A and T Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog - #34  Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge #155 - Bow-dacious
Nutcrafters Challenge #29 - Round and Round Circles
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #98 - Girls

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K.xx