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


Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous Christmas card Pat and just love that little snowman image...beautiful die as well..


Doreen said...

This is beautiful Pat,love the image and fab

Sue said...

Oh dear Pat, I really am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved dog. I'm sure you have lot's of happy memories, she sounds like she was a big part of your family.
Your card is fabulous, I love the jolly image and the colours and details are wonderful. I'm sorry I could not take part this time, life has been a bit hectic this week.
Take care
hugs Sue

marion82 said...

I love the little snowflake soooo cute!!!Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Eileen said...

Another gorgeous Pat creation. Really cute image and love your layout and design. My thoughts are with you as I know the loss of loosing favourite pets. I lost my last dog 5 years ago and back problems have prevented me getting another. I now have a cat, but they aren't the same as having a dog around. When I came back from holiday she ignored me for 3 days, the dogs would have been permanently under foot :)
Just looked through your beautiful cards from the past 2 weeks and all so beautiful
Eileen x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Awwww Pat I am so sorry to hear your terrible news :( I hope everything is going ok and I am sending you the hugest hugs. I love your gorgeous card..beautiful in the black, white and really pops. Hope you are doing well - we are almost there with the move! :)

Pat said...

The most beautiful Christmas card Pat, love the image and the gorgeous die cut frame underneath, in fact I just love everything about it. Take care, love and hugs.

Pat xx

Pia S said...

Sorry to hear about your dog...
Your card has such a fab design. Love the layers of framework, and the circle shaped image against the die cut and embossed background -> lovely!

Mervi said...

Hi Pat, beautiful details on your creation, love that colour combo!
Thanks for sharing at CSAYL,
good luck, welcome again;-))m

craftygranny said...

Brilliant card i love the snowman . Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs trisha x

Shelby said...

Sorry for you loss, but it sounds like you were able to give her an awesome life.
What a fun Christmas card and a sweet image. Love the reds blacks and white and the die cut is fantastic.


Shirley said...

Pat I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I know losing one is very hard. They become part of the family, and so easily find a special placce in our hearts.

Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the colours and all the details! Well done!

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog! It's never easy is it! I have to say for a lady who thinks she's lost her Mojo I have to disagree! Your card is spectacular sweetie! Thanks for playing in the Christmas Is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous pat.fab design and colours and i love your image.
so sorry to hear about your treasured pet.

xx coops xx

nnalorac said...

Such a beautiful card and love the Snowman Pat. So sad when our pets pass on Pat, we get so attached to them, I sat with my last Westie till she passed away and am sure like me you were glad we were there for them. Sending a hug. Carolx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat, love the cute image and framed so beautifully, fab dies.
Sending you big hugs.
Wendy xx

Danielle Vincent said...

My heart goes out to you over the loss of your beloved pets. Those precious animals really do steal a piece of our hearts don't they. My aunt and mom and cousin swear by getting another new baby as soon as possible to help a person heal - but I suppose that is up to each person. Hugs to you though!

Terrific card - love the colors, the dies and the image - thanks so much for joining us this week at52CCT!

Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous card love the stitching and matting, beautiful bow too
Sorry to hear about your sad loss I know how it feels too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

brenda said...

A very pretty card Pat and such striking colours and design.

Thanks so much for joining in with my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Pat! Fab card hun and the design and colours are so striking, just perfect!

Thanks for joining our 'in stitches' challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card Pat. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC this time.
Debbie x

Mynn xx said...

This is just amazing! GORGEOUS textures and a darling image! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jo Channon said...

Hi Pat, I am so sorry to hear your sad news and hope that you are starting to feel a little bit better. It must be a very difficult time for you all.
Thankyou for taking part in the Allsorts Challenge this week - this design is simply lovely. Jo

Patty Gorka said...

How pretty, love your sewing and beautiful ribbon. Nicely done! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

I'm so very sorry to read about your dog's passing.

Marjorie said...

So sorry to hear about your little dog, it's always so sad saying good-bye to a much loved pet....
Your card is stunning, love the die you have used and what a cute image...

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

So sorry to read you've lost your very special dog, I'm sure that a tiny corner of your heart will find another furry friend to love soon.

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with this gorgoeus card, a perfect background to show off the main image. Jennie DT

Sue MacLean said...

Sorry to hear about the sad loss of your beloved dog.
Your card is gorgeous! I love the black, white and red it really pops.

Hugs, Sue

Ruth M said...

This is such a beautiful card Pat and a stunning, dramatic colour combo! Love all the details too - a really gorgeous card!

I am so sorry to hear the news about your dog, I'm sure you have lots of happy memories to look back on.

Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Rosmarie said...

Love this little snowman with the Santa Claus snowflake on his nose... and there are so many lovely details on this card.
Beautiful stitching and matting...
It's a gorgeous Christmas card!

Greetings from France ...Rosi

Nelle said...

Stunning card! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenge.
Hugs, Nelle

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Gorgeous card, Pat! It's stunning with the deep red, black and white. Love it love it! The embossing and stitching is fabulous. So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings to you and your family. xx Kathy

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the colours you have used, Thanks for joining in with our make 1 for xmas challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck
Julie x
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Carol said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol x

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

This is so beautiful! I love all details, and the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La. Hope you'll be back soon. Hugs from Lisbeth