Wednesday 6 March 2013

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


Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Pat and those colours are just fabulous together...Love your sweet little mermaid and those fabulous flowers...


Tammy said...

Gorgeous colour combo Pat, really bright and vibrant - perfect for a 10th birthday. the little tag is so sweet, ♥ it. xx

Hanna said...

WOW this is phenomenal! Such a masterpiece! Love the colours you've used, the combination is out of this world. The details are fabulous too, I just love how the rose lace looks like waves, BRILLIANT.

have a nice day,

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh wow Pat this is just fab. I love that colour combo very eyecatching and your coloured cheesecloth is brilliant! Susan x

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Pat. I love the cute image. Your colouring is fabulous and all the details are just wonderful and the colours all work so well together.
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Pat,love the image and fabulous

Laine said...

Wow this is lovely Pat. Such a sweet image, love how you have detailed her tail. Wonderful design and lots of delicious details to look at. I love it.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

ooooh so pretty!!! those colours are gorgeous on her..i especially love all of the rich aquas in the background...they really pop!! you have done amazing pat :D

Ciska said...

Great card Pat, such lovely saturated colours and a great choice for a birthday girl.

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. I love the colors. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at
Created With Love Challenges


Wendy said...

WOW! This is stunning Pat, LOVE the colours and such a sweet image.
Wendy xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Pat. This is lovely. Gorgeous colours and lots of fab textures. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love. Sandra xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

What beautiful colours - I love the tattered rose trim!
Thanks so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Penny said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the pretty colors, the fab embossing, great die cuts, wonderful design, and embellies. And you colored your sweet image beautifully! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

coops said...

so stunning pat.really love your fabulous colours and gorgeous image and details ;D

xx coops xx

Heather said...

Very lovely ~ what beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow The turquoise and purple are so gorgeous together, Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
Lisa O

Shirley said...

Love your colour combo and the image is gorgeous!

Cheryl First said...

I love the way you colored the tail! The two dominant colors together are awesome! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Pia S said...

Fab choice of colors, perfect for this underwater themed card! I really like the idea of coloring the cheesecloth and the Big Splash Border die works wo well with this design, Love the ribbon with flowers too!

Liz said...

I love the shade of teal you have used. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime this week :)

Sandy said...

Bugaboo must be playing up as a box comes up where your card should be and then promptly disappears. So sorry I can't comment on your card because I can't see it. But I've read some of the other comments so it does sound lovely. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

Sandy said...

Ok, I'm back - couldn't let blogger (I meant blogger, not bugaboo in my other post!) beat me, so I popped over to the Fab'n'Funky Challenge blog and took a look at your card there, It's beautiful, love the colouring of the cute mermaid and the gorgeous flowers and layout. A real beauty. Thanks again for linking up with Make It Monday.
Sandy DT

Judith said...

This is such a cute and especially cuddly mermaid Pat lol - you have coloured her beautifully and love your idea for colouring the perfectly toning cheesecloth - it looks fab hugs Judith x
Ps can you tell I'm on a catch up! X

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow this is stunning great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with love challenges.
Linda K.

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Pat, I love the image and of course the colour is perfect.
Love those flowers too.. Beautiful!
Hugs Mau xx

Rina said...

Congrats on all your wins Pat!!!


Pat K said...

Thank you so much Rina!