Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Christmas at Fab'n'Funky Challenge #205

Happy Wednesday everyone,

I do hope your week is going well....just a few more days until the weekend :)

Today starts the last challenge of the month at

and that means it's time for you to show us your Christmas cards.
Our lovely sponsor this week is  

They kindly supplied us with our choice of digi's and my selection was Over Stuffed Santa.

He really was fun to always with Copics.
I added glossy accents to his glasses and beverage.

Die used for the tree is Dee's Distinctively IME-027 LG
White Liquid Applique added to the tree
Sentiment Tage - LOTV
Red burlap - Hobby Lobby
MB Precious Snowflakes

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #27 - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenges #13 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - D for Die Cuts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Pink Birthday

Hi everyone,
I do hope you had a good weekend.  
Can't believe the spare time I have now that the Olympics are over. 
What fun it's been cheering on our athletes. Almost lost my voice during the hockey games.

Today I'd like to show you the card I made for my daughters birthday.

The shape is a Spellbinder Grand Scallop Square.  The pink layer was added using 3D dots. I then cut and embossed two SB Gold Elements One dies and joined them together before adding to the pink layer.   Recollections string pearls are self adhesive so they are great to work with.  The medallion from SB Gold Elements One was cut, embossed and added with 3D dots as well. All the paper is from Papertrey Ink as well as the matching ribbon for the bow.   I added pearls and a silver heart to the stick pin.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week.
Pat K x

Friday, 21 February 2014

Spring at TPC

Hi everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at 
and the theme chosen by our fabulous Lisa is Spring.

I saw this cutie pop up lately on a few of the talented blogs I follow and decided it was time I tried my hand at colouring her.  I bought her last year and sadly this is the first time she has been inked.  She is a Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Tulips.
I added a beautiful Birthday Circle from Crafty Sentiment Designs, our sponsor this week.

I kept this card fairly simple...tried adding flowers but in the end wanted the doily to be prominent.
  and yes.......... I am hoarding my flowers :)

Here are some Details:
Coloured with Copics
MS Punch-around-the-page Cherish
Graphic 45 DP
Doily - Bo Bunny
Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SB Floral Ovals
String pearls from Michaels
Sentiment Circle - Crafty Sentiment Designs

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Rubber Stamps Only

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

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Time for a Coffee Break

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and having a good week so far.

Today starts a new Challenge at the
and the theme is Die Cuts & Punches

What fun I had with this pre-coloured digi called Coffee Break II.
I printed 2 images and paper pieced her hair, jacket, cup & boots.

I also got to play with some new dies that I received for my birthday.
Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame DL140
MFT - fancy corners that were a gift with purchase
Martha Stewart Punch-around-the-page  Cherish
DP - an old DCWV  12x12 pack  Nana's Kitchen

Here is a side view.

We do hope you can play along with us this week, and don't forget you can win a
 $30 Gift Certificate if you use an image from The Paper Shelter.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more die cuts

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to visit
the TPS blog and see all the lovely creations my team mates have created to inspire you.

Pat K xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately.
  I hope you are all well and safe in the horrible weather we've had around the globe recently. 

I celebrated a birthday on Saturday and what a wonderful day it was.
 I truly am blessed with the best husband, family and friends.  
....and I unwrapped lots of crafting goodies so you might see some soon.

Unfortunately I lost internet connection yesterday and since it was Family Day the stores were closed and I couldn't get the part I needed until today.   I made my way thru all the snow we received  overnight and finally got things up and running again this morning!   
...crazy how dependent we are on technology!

I couldn't wait to share the card my oldest Granddaughter (age 11) made for me.
She drew the image by hand and coloured it with the Copics I had given her for Christmas. 
 I am sooo proud of my ubber talented little "jellybean".

I will enter this into MIM Challenge #179

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week so far. Sorry I haven't been around to visit you all but I've been preoccupied with the Olympics this week and have sadly neglected my blog. 
My plan is to visit you all later today. 

Now on to's Wednesday and that means a new Challenge at
Our lovely Dawn has chosen this week's theme

Here is my response to the challenge with a clean but not-so-simple design.
I spent more time doing this card than if there were several layers but am finally happy with the results.  It was a little tricky adding the digital sentiment placed just right after it was coloured...a little planning beforehand wouldn't have gone amiss.

We have the fabulous Paper Shelter sponsoring us this week.
There is a great prize for the winner so I do hope you can play along.

I've use the very cute digi called Kisses that can be found here.

Card Details:
Coloured with Copics
SB Curved Borders Two
Sentiment from TLC

Entering the following challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge - Valentine
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #63 - Love
A Gem of A Challenge #112 - All you need is Love
Catch The Bug Challenge - February - Love
Crafty Calender Challenge - Love is All Around
Digi Galore Challenge - Valentine
My Sheri Crafts #126  - Valentine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #15 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K x

Friday, 7 February 2014

Loving Critter for My Valentine

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.  We're still in an arctic freeze but the sun is shining as I'm scheduling this post so no complaints today.  My granddaughters were hoping for a snow day Wed. as we ended up with 30 cm of snow but only the buses were canceled so it was classes as usual....three sad faces in the morning I was told. Everyone needs a day off to play!

A new challenge starts today at 
and the theme chosen by Lisa is "Hey Cutie" .

Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry  and I've used one of the digi's from the Loving Critters collection for this Valentine card.   I thought I would give this to my dh so no bows or frills.

DP - Echo Park Yours Truly
MS heart punch
SB Heart Circles die
SB Small Circles (2nd largest used)
Coloured with Copics
Glossy Accents added to his beak 
Glamour Dust 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Challenge #43 - Any Digi Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #137 - Love Me Tender ( EP pad is 2 yrs old)

Come play along with us this week at TPC if you can, we'd love to see you there.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pink & Frilly

Hi everyone,

Well Mother Nature is giving it to us again today with another blizzard and 20 cm of snow predicted. 
There was a sign in front of the church that says it all..."Whoever prayed for snow...Please Stop!"  
But enough of my moaning....

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is 3 Different Design Papers.

 There is a wonderful prize for this weeks winner. I hope you get a chance to play along with us.

I love how versatile The Paper Shelter images are.  I cropped the digi  "Eva and Her Ferret", coloured her with my copics and fussy cut the image.   I so enjoyed colouring her hair.

DP - Basic Grey Bittersweet
Banner Die - La-La Land Crafts
Martha Stewart  Embroidered Floral punch around the page
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Walnut
Sentiment - TLC

  Card size - 6x6 in.  I kept items flat for easy mailing...the bow squishes nicely.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft-room Challenge - Ribbons & Lace
Craft-De BowZ - February
Digi Makeover Challenge #126 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always welcome.
Pat K x