Friday 26 July 2013

Lovely & Lace

Happy Friday everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at

Our lovely, talented Cathy (Kraftykoolkat) is hosting this week
and she would like to see Lace...the real stuff, not just die cuts on your creations.

For my card share I've used the gorgeous "Lovely"
 by the fabulous Krista Smith of Saturated Canary
They are our sponsor this week and so kindly provided us with our digis.
Thank you Krista!

This glamorous gal can be found  here.
 I really enjoyed colouring this one and am finally happy with my folds.
Practice, practice, and more practice! I had a lot of time to colour while hunkered down
in the air conditioning during the recent record breaking temperatures
....that and watching the amazing Alyces' colouring video definitely helped.

A friend requested a birthday card for her grown daughter and I'm hoping she will like this card.
I will however have a difficult time parting with it as it's my current favourite.
 IRL it's creamier than in the photo which gives it a more vintage look.
SU Very Vanilla cardstock used....yes, I hoard that stuff!

The gorgeous lace was purchased from Buffalo Stamps on a recent visit.

The seam binding was a gift from a friend...thank you Helen!

Pleated ribbon from  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, gold string beads from Michaels as well as the Recollections embossed gold dp.  

SB Radiant Rectangles used for the tag with Fran-táge on the edge.

I've so neglected my MS punch-around-the-pages punches lately 
so put "Embroidered Floral" to work on the card base.

Image is coloured with Copics. The dress is E50, E53, E55, E57.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Saturated Canary Challenge #48 - Glamour and Glitz
  2. Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #13 - Metal 
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 217 - For the Girls
  4. Crafty Ribbons Challenge #54- Anything goes with ribbon
  5. Make it Monday #150
  6. Copic Markers Europe - Shabby chic
  7. MarkerPOP Challenge #27 - Lovely locks

If you like, please stop by the challenge at TPC, see the gorgeous creations made by the team and play along with us...we'd love to see you there.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated.
Pat K x


sue w. said...

Oh my word Pat, what can I say, I am always blown away with your colouring, just fantastic! Love it all.
Have a super weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Claire said...

This is a stunner Pat, love the colours and your gorgeous colouring and I especially love that flower bow. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Carol Willis said...

Stunning card Pat. Love the image, colour combo and design.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Sasha said...

This looks really fabulous, Pat! Your layout and image are beautiful, and your colours/colouring and sharing look amazing! Such a gorgeous bow, too! x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pat. I adore the colours and your awesome layout. Any one would drool over this and I can see why you don't want to really part with it.

Have a good weekend.


Laine said...

Wow Pat, this really is a stunner. Lovely colouring detail and such fabulous design.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Oh Pat, she is simply gorgeous. I just love those deep, rich colors..what a stunner.. Hope all is Ann Marie

Sue said...

Oh my goodness Pat, this is absolutely stunning!!! I love the pretty image, your colouring is AMAZING and the detailing including that wonderful bow is all so beautiful.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Lisa T said...

This is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing! (I'm off to check out the video - thanks so much for the link!) I love the brown satin bow, too. So rich and feminine!

Shazza said...

stunning colouring, love it x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured image and wonderful embellishments. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Pat,love everything about it! Your colouring is AMAZING.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Pat what a stunner!!!! Amazing coluring hun and such beautiful details.
Have a fab evening
Debs xx

Pat said...

Absolutely stunning Pat, the image is gorgeous, the colour is gorgeous, the lace is gorgeous.... and the tag is gorgeous too and the whole is simply beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Debs M said...

wow gorgeous card and fabulous colouring! saw it on mim x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pat, your colouring is brilliant and I love your punched edge and subtle colours.

Pia S said...

This is one stunning creation! Love all the feminine details of embossing and die cuts, lace and ribbons, and your choice of colors are perfect for a card for a woman!

Shelby said...

Spectacular card and love love love how you've colored the dress. Great card


Lisa Lynn said...

Pat, this is GORGEOUS !

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Pat and she certainly is a glamorous lady, your colouring is perfect especially her dress


Trimgym said...

Lovely creation and colouring. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.


coops said...

OH MY GOODNESS, OUTSTANDING card the gorgeous sc image and your colouring is AMAZING!!!!!! :D

xx coops xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Pat, So missed calling by :(
What a Stunning card, your colouring is beautiful and I adore the beautiful lace and detail.
huge Hugs Mau xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Don't know how I missed this stunner Pat! Your practice has paid off because the folds on her dress are amazing! Beautifully finished off card! Susan x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

ohhhhhh pat is she classy or what?!?!?! I LOVE the colours on her... all of the details are simply gorgeous.. you have really done a wonderful job!!! thanks so much for linking me too my sweet! :D And for playing at saturated canary too! hehe xx

cebelica said...

Wowers, this is awesome. Elegant and beautiful. As it says on the card - first class! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

mixamatoasties said...

I would have had difficult parting with that card too, it's absolutely stunning. I love the colours you used and your colouring as A-MAZ-ING!

Susan xx

Ger said...

Amazing colouring and card! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M