Friday, 29 March 2013

Cute as a Bunny

Hello everyone,
I hope your weekend is going well and you have some sunshine today.

Just a quick card I made this morning.  I saw they had this adorable image on sale at ADFD and couldn't resist. I love bunnies, yes, even when they get into the garden!  Had a look around the yard today and oh yes....they've been a munchin!    I guess they're getting their Easter treats early!
Here he is.......CAS for me and I hope I did him justice.

Coloured with Copics
Embossed with SB Floral Ovals die
Peach layer embossed with SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Silk Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Entering the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #164

Hello, I'm back again with my second post for today,
this time for

and our lovely hostess Ciska has challenged us to "Create a Box''.

We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy and I've used a very cute "freebie" on my
Easter Explosion Box today. 

Making Memories DP
Coloured with Copics
SB Large Circle die
SB Scallop Circle die
SB Splendid Circle die
Stand is an empty ribbon spool,
covered with satin ribbon
Acetate (from empty SB die container) used to make the bunny stand up 
Die-Namics Scallop die
Flower is made by dyeing coffee filters with distressed ink and water, dried, stacked, folded 3 times then cut. Punch a hole in the center, attach a brad and bring up each layer toward the middle, scrunching as you go.

Entering the following challenges:
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge #12 - Easter
Clear it Out Challenge - Easter (dp - 2 years old)
Oldie but A Goodie Challenge - Easter (dp hoarded for 2 years)
Party Time Tuesday #1130 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - What's in Your Basket
The Crafty Bloggers Network Ch#9 
Creative Stamp Friends #73 - Easter Package
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #80 - Easter

Thanks so much for visiting today.
Pat K xx


Belli Challenge #166 - Easter

Good morning all and welcome to my blog.
It's Wednesday and that means another challenge at the

This week the theme is Easter....great time to enter those last-minute Easter cards.

I've used a cute image by the very talented Krista Smith of Saturated Canary called
 Lily, Bo and Peep 
 All the papers for this easel card are from my stash and most of the dies only come out at Easter.
This is my first attempt at creating a cloud sky using my Copics.  I was inspired by watching Alyce's fabulous video that you can find here.   I still have a long way to go but enjoyed giving it a try. I punched the bunnies, ran them thru my Xyron and then added glitter for a little bling.

SC image
Die-Namics Scallop dies
MB Easter Egg die
MS bunny punch
WOC flowers
Silk ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SB Ribbon tag

Entering the following challenges:
Thank you so much for visiting.
Pat K xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

A Special Birthday Card

Good morning all. 
Yeah...the weekend is almost here. I hope you have something fun planned.

I needed to make a birthday card for a fabulous gal who really epitomizes the saying "70 is the new 50" !  She is a very successful business woman, award winning cross-stitcher and wonderful friend to all who know her.    No pressure here right....I had to bring my A game for this one!

First time using my new Marianne Anja die (had it for several weeks now) and I love how delicate it looks. Once around with the Dyson was needed after cutting this much confetti on the craft room floor....but well worth the effort.

DP - SU Pink Pirouette
Bazzill White
Flowers & Lace:  WOC
Large pearl - gift from a friend
SB Parisian Accents edger die

Entering the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge 105 - The Perfect Pair
Charisma Cardz #11 - Die Cuts
Inspired by Challenge #67- Pink
LEJ Designs Challenge #45 - Add a Flower (s)
Bearly Mine Challenge #78 - Anything Goes

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

Thursday, 21 March 2013


Just dropping by to say I've joined Bloglovin as Google Reader is expected to disappear on July 1st.
If you'd like to join me there, you just need to click on the link on my sidebar.   If you join the wagon too, let me know so I can join you as well!  
Pat K

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Pink, Green & Brown

Good morning everyone. I hope your week is going well!

It's Wednesday and that means a new Challenge at

This time our lovely, talented team mate Pat would like to see the colours

Pink, Green & Brown

on your creations

We are sponsored by the fabulous MayzyArt, who have generously supplied us with our digi's this week.  I chose MacKenzie for my card and she can be found here.  The sentiment is from Ginger's House.

DP - My Mind's Eye
SU Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa
Die-Namics Fishtail Flags

Thanks so much for stopping by,
                                                  Pat K xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Easter presents

Good day and welcome to another blog post.
I hope you all had a good weekend. It was very cold here but with the bright sunshine the snow has almost disappeared. I even saw a pair of robins this morning, a sure sign of spring.

Today I have an Easter card using the very cute Suzi from Wee Stamps.  She was a treat to colour and I just love that adorable face!  I would like to think she has a very large box of Easter chocolates in her hand :)

DP - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
MS Punch Around the Page
SB Antique Frame
MB Kaleidoscope and Moonlight Butterly
Magnolia Tag
Flowers - WOC
Entering the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - March, Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Easter

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.
Pat K xx

Friday, 15 March 2013


Good morning all and welcome to another blog post.

Sadly, this will be my last post as a DT member of the wonderful

It was a very difficult decision for me to make but one I feel is right for me at this time. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this fabulous group, thank you so much for having me.
It's been a pleasure creating with Teri's gorgeous artwork. 

The theme of this week's challenge is Angels so I chose a new digi that is named Celtic Fairy and she can be found here.  I love colouring red might have noticed (smile) and used another sheet from my new Graphic 45 - Secret Garden 8x8 paper pad that I thought had a celtic look to it.

SU Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
Graphic 45 - Secret Garden
Coloured with Copics
SB Grand Nest. Circles
SB Grand Decorative Circles One
SB Large Nest. Circles
Hero Arts Prisma Glitter
Ribbon - Fabricland
Prima Bauble from my stash

Entering the following challenges:
Thank you so much for visiting today and I have a great weekend everyone!
Pat K x

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Belli Challenge #165 - St.Patrick's / Green

Good morning everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers.
I hope your week is going well. Winter is not giving up anytime soon it appears.  Temperatures are expected to drop this week, just when the crocus in the garden have started to bloom.

Today is the start of a new Challenge at the Belli Challenge
and the theme is
St.Patrick's Day or Green

  I've used a fabulous digital image by artist Hannah Lynn called Easter Lily.  Image was coloured with Copics, hand cut and dimensional added. I always use Copic 100 marker around the cut edges to remove any white.   I'm thinking this beauty is Irish for sure :)
MS punch around the page - French Scroll
Crafts & Me Digital Stamp  by Hannah Lynn - Easter Lily
SU Handsome Hunter cardstock
Brown corrugated paper from the Dollar Store (several years ago) - sure wish they still carried it!
MS seam binding
Websters Pages Brown rosette ribbon
TH Ticket
TH printed ribbon
Black Lace ribbon from my WOC - 2011

Entering the following challenges
If you have time, please drop by the Challenge and see what lovely creations my team mates have come up with.   We'd love to have you join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Friday, 8 March 2013

Guest Designer - ABC Challenge

Good morning bloggers.  I hope you've had a good week and are ready for the weekend !
Another exciting post for me this week.....I get to tell you that I'm the Guest Designer at
Thank you so much Patty for having me!

I've used a stamp from Whimsy that I bought from my nsl craft store One Crazy Stamper.
 I could not resist this cute image called "Fistful of Flowers"
 She is part of the Crissy Armstrong collection and was a dream to colour with my Copics. 

DP: Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad Secret Garden Collection  
Stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink on Copic X-Press It cardstock 
Flowers from WOC
Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
MS leaf punch
TH Dusty Concord Distressed Ink
MB Spring Border inside

Box is 6x6x1 inch.
Graphic 45, 12x12" paper from
Secret Garden Collection
Doily is MS Circle Punch
SB Rose Creations die for the flower

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Guest Designer - Digital Delights Challenge

Hello again. I'm back with another card for today.

A few weeks ago my entry into the Digital Delights Challenge won 1st prize
and I'm so excited to say that I'm their 
Guest Designer today!  Woo hoo... you can find the link here.
Thank you so much for having me!

For my card I chose the very cute digi from the "Color my World Set" ......couldn't resist that hair and the skirt is a colouring challenge as well!

I wanted to create the look of many colours a box of crayons, so I chose stripes.  I cut four 1/2 inch strips and mitred the corners.  The front panel is embossed with SU Square Lattice folder. Image cut using SB Hexacon die and machine stitched.   I printed the sentiment, that comes in the set, on yellow paper, coloured the outside in black marker then hand cut and mounted it for dimension.  The sunflower is from my stash....a dollar store find I believe. Black ribbon from Michaels.

I will be entering the following challenge:
MIM #130
Created with Love Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Ch#5 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.
Pat K xx

Bugaboo at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning all.  I hope your week is going well!
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my new followers. I'm honoured that you've chosen to join me and I hope you find something that perhaps will inspire you in some small way.

Today starts a new challenge at
and we are sponsored by the wonderful

It's our fabulous, multi talented, super busy owner, Judith's turn to host this week and she has chosen
Cute and Cuddly as the theme.

We were fortunate enough to select a stamp of our choice from Bugaboo and I chose Ava Mermaid.  Two of our granddaughters are off to Florida this week for March Break and one will be celebrating her 10th birthday there so I thought she might like this card.  This is not the shape I had originally planned but I went back to my favourite 6x6 square card.   I used Alyce's tutorial that can be found here to help when it came to colouring Ava's tail!    Spellbinder ovals and Back to Basics Tags, MB Big Splash Border, along with CB Divine Swirl embossing folder were all used on this card.  The rosettes are from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  To colour the cheesecloth, I stamped TH Evergreen Bough Distressed Ink on my TH craft sheet, spritzed it with water to dilute and then added the cheesecloth....let dry and there you have it...perfectly coloured to match my SU Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I hope you have a chance to check out the challenge, see the wonderful creations my team mates have made and play along with us if you can.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
 Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Created with Love Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime ch#5 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
MIM #130

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

Friday, 1 March 2013

Daffodils and Butterfly

Good morning to you all and a very   Happy St. David's Day !

I was so happy to see that my lovely team mates at

had chosen Yellow for St.David's Day as the theme for this week.
My wonderful, maternal Grandmother was born and raised in North Wales and I fondly remember stories she would tell my Sister and I of how beautiful "home" was.    We often talked of visiting...perhaps one day!

I've used a new digi called Daffodils and Butterfly on my card today and it can be found here.  
The frame digital images that Teri creates are fabulous.  
Even I, the sometimes technically challenged crafter, can easily add sentiments inside the frame before printing!  
So pleased with myself and the way this card turned out...can you tell :) 

Coloured with Copics
I printed the image twice, coloured one completely and the 2nd image was used to mount for a decoupage effect.  I created a frame with the yellow cardstock so the silver beads would fit snuggly inside.  You cannot see in the photo but the layer underneath the image is a light silver gray vellum with a pale yellow rose pattern.  Silver beads on a string from Michaels as well as the ribbon.

I intend to enter the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge - For a Lovely Lady
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #85 - Blooming image
Stamp & Create Challenge - Spring is Coming
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - ( 3 s a charm)
Craft us Crazy Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #40 - Anything Goes with Ribbons
Crafty Catz Challenge #172 -  St.David's Day

 Thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot to me that you take the time and those of you celebrating this special day, enjoy!

Pat K x