Friday, 31 May 2013

Cute Monsters - Like Father, Like Son

Hi everyone,   Yesterday there was a planned power outage in my neighbourhood so what better time than to do some colouring.  It was a sunny, 30 deg.C day so no need for lights. The vacuuming, ironing and cooking had to wait....!

I've discovered Pollycraft digitals and they are quickly becoming a favourite.  Now, you might need your shades for this's pretty bright!  The cute image is called Monster Hugs and you can find it here.  I thought this would be perfect for Father's Day.   I coloured them in turquoise...this is the colour they have them in the shop and I loved it.....not very original but when it works, it works....oh I did change the tie to match my DP :)

I've used my a La-La-Land banner die and Spellbinders Back-to-basics tags.  Letters were cut using Quickutz.  DP is TPC Studio (bugs and butterflies), CS is from Stampin Up.   A very CAS card but I do like it...making these fellas the main attraction!
Big guy: BG34, 32, 49, 78, R20
Little guy: BG11, BG23, R20
Tie: YR04, YR07, Y15, Y19
Shading: T6, 4, 2, 1, 0

I will be entering the following challenges:
  1. CRAFT Challenge #209 - Father's Day
  2. Delightful Challenges - For Dad
  3. Paper Crafting Journey - Masculine
  4. Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
  5. Creative Moments Challenge - Lots of Layers
  6. Copic Markers Europe Challenge #17 - Male images 
  7. Cards for Men Challenge #11 - Dad
Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Take it's your birthday!

Hi everyone.  I'm back with another card that I've made just for fun.   I always need masculine cards so thought I would colour up my new stamp from LOTV called Take it Easy that you can find here.   

I've pulled a lot of items from my stash for this one and it always feels good to be reducing the pile.
Papers are from Graphic 45.  Buttons are BasicGrey.  Ribbon and mesh are so old I've forgotten their origin.  Tag is Spellbinders, HB is computer generated.  Coloured with Copics.

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

For the Girls ~ Fab'n'Funky Challenge #173

Hi everyone!   We're half way thru another week and closing in on a new month....time sure does fly by!  

We've a new challenge starting today at Fab'n'Funky and our wonderful owner, Judith would like us to make creations "For the Girls".   This is sure to be a fun challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  We'd love it if you dropped by and join us if you have time.

Kathryne from StampArt Designs by Kathryne is one of our sponsors this week and she generously gave the DT images to use. I selected Gracie and she can be found here at Whimsy Stamps.

Stampin Up's Certainly Celery  has to be my favourite green. I paired it with yellow for my card today.  The copics I've used for the yellow are: Y35, Y32, and Y23.  Her shoes are Y28 and Y26.
Tim Holtz butterflight "On the Edge" die and Magnolia tag cut out of K & Company "Watercolour Bouquet" design paper which is also used for the layers.   The circle is a Memory Box die called Amanda Circle.   Lime green Stickles used and bling is from the $ store. Sentiment is from LOTV.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Show us stitching
Deep Ocean Challenge 52 - Ribbons
613 Avenue Create #21 - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Mellow Yellow
Challenges 4 Everybody #21 - Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 25 May 2013

And then it happened!

Hello everyone.  Another chilly morning to start the weekend but at least the sun is shining.

I've a long post today with lots of pictures.  I captured the unthinkable when colouring this image with Copics.   This has happened to me before but it still was an OH NO moment.  First I'll show the finished card that I will be entering into Totally Papercrafts Challenge #168 which asks for buttons.
At Saturated Canary they have a challenge that calls for "hair that is different"....well this one sure is different!   If you stick with me here you'll see why.

  Usually when I begin colouring an image I start with the skin, then the hair but with this adorable image I thought the nightie was a challenge for me so started with it first, leaving the hair to the last.  And this is what happened!

My E29 gave off a HUGE drop of ink !!!!  All the blotting in the world won't remove this mess.
On reflection I think this happens when I use very light strokes and this causes the ink to accumulate....that's what I'm thinking anyway!

Now to the rescue!  I printed off another image and just coloured the area I needed to use for the repair.  Looks like a hair piece...which I guess it is (smile).  I use a black marker around the cut edges so no white is showing before attaching. hours colouring saved from the bin!

Other details:
Spellbinder Gold Elements One dies
Saturated Canary digi Reading Beauty
Memory Box Kaleidoscope Butterfly
DP - Prima Celebrate Jack & Jill
SU Pink Pirouette (my favourite pink)
Pearl Buttons from my stash

Other challenges I would like to enter:
Digi Haven - Butterfly
MAWTT - Embossing

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Flowers at the Belli Challenge #170

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at the Belli Challenge.   This week Darsie would like us to use Flowers.

I've coloured a digi from the Scrapbook Stamp Society  called Garden Child with Copics.

For the white base I used Marianne Creatables LR0242 die then cut a Joy Craft  6002/1047 in pink, mounted on dimensionals.  Spellbinder Circle Large used to cut the image.
The bottom layer also used the Marianne Creatables die with a circle cut out of the center.  I used my new Spellbinder Basic Lattice die to add the lattice layer.  
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.
SU Leaf die
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Stamps

Entering into the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Happy Birthday 
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #164: Use a Digi
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Must have a flower

I hope you get a chance to check out the beautiful creations by my team mates and play along with us this week if you can.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

One adorable Cavalier!

Hi everyone! We are having fabulous weather for our May 24 long weekend.   Hope the sun is shining where you are too!

I've a card to show you today that uses a pre-coloured image!   When I saw this cutie called The Most Adorable Cavalier in the Paper Shelter shop...... I couldn't resist. 

I printed the image again on the inside corner for added interest.  DP is Grapic 45 Secret Garden.  Pearl swirls from my stash.   MB Victoria Frame and Spellbinder Ovals, and Scallop Oval dies used.   Ribbon and flower are Websters Pages.   Sentiment printed in Word.  Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tattered Rose used around the image, Copics C2, C1, C0 used for a shadow under the image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pat K x

Friday, 17 May 2013


Hi everyone!!  I've a card to show you that I made just for fun tonight.  The current challenge at Saturated Canary is for Emerald and I was inspired by the beautiful picture when selecting my colours.  The digi I've used is called The Season, Springtime and is coloured with Copics. I know my youngest granddaughter is going to love this one....the flowing hair is always a favourite.

I used Memory Box Grand Oak Tree and added some bling.  Word is an old Sizzix die called In Bloom.  Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder and Spellbinders Grand Oval dies.

I will be entering the following challenges as well:
Alphabet Challenge:  G for Glitter or Gems
Crafting Musketeers - 1st Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Guest Designer at Sandy's Crafty Creations

Good morning everyone.

I'm so excited to tell you that I recently won a chance to Guest Design at
and today is the day I get to showcase my card.
 Sandy's is a great place to learn new stuff,  show your cards, comment on other entrants if you like their work and there is also a badge for the Top 3. 

The theme for May is you must have at least 3 flowers on your paper creation.  ..easy right!
I've coloured a new stamp from Wee Stamps called Rosette .
These adorable images are so much fun to colour.

I have so many favourite colour combinations but I like peach and vanilla for these
shabby chic type cards.  My wonderful followers know my style is eclectic and the image always determines the style I want to use. 

Face: E11, E21, E000, E0000, R11
Hair:  E13, E15, E18, E21
Roses / blouse:  R01, R00, R000, R02
Vest & Pants: E40, E42
Green: G21, G24

DP:  Pion
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Burlap: Michaels
Lace: Clearance at local sewing center
Velvet ribbon:  BasicGrey
I'm loving this Butterfly & Seambinding from MemrieMare on Etsy
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Cream 
TH Distressed Ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
DecorArt Glamour Dust
SU leaf die

I will be entering the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow #60 - Spring Flowers
Songbird Challenge #20 - Bloom & Grow
MIM #140
The Sisterhood of Crafters - May Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by and please play along if you can.
Pat K xx

Favourite Embellishment at Fab'n'Funky

Good day everyone,

We're half way thru another week and I hope it's been a good one for you so far.
I'm scheduling this post as I will be up north at the cottage for a few days spending time with our Son and his family....hope Mr.Linky behaves!

This week at the Fab'n'Funky Challenge #171
it's my turn to select a theme and  I've chosen "Your Favourite Embellishment"

Thank you to our fabulous new sponsor Dilly Beans who generously supplied us with our digis this week.

I've coloured #555 Paige with Copics...such fun colouring her hair!
I had a little mishap with the image though! I touched up the edges with TH Distressed Ink Black Soot and you guessed it...inky fingers smudged!  I reprinted the image twice, coloured and cut the flowers and popped them on and you'd almost never know there as a disaster underneath!   

DP: BasicGrey Out of Print 12x12
SU Cameo Coral
Large flower hand cut from Reprint 
Black Velvet Circle - Grand Nesties 
Organza daisy - Pegaloo
Black rhinestones - $ Store find
SU Cameo Coral
SB Grand Decorative Circles One
SB Grand Circles for journal 

I intend to enter the following challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Free Choice

Please drop by our Challenge and see what favourite embellies my team mates have showcased
 and join us if you can.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I really do appreciate your comments.
Pat K xx

Friday, 10 May 2013


Good day everyone and welcome.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and Happy Mother's Day to those of you who are celebrating.  

Is everyone else crazy busy this time of year.  We've had so much going on lately I've not had much time in my craft room but when I saw the Art Impressions Challenge to use "The Theory of Negativity" I remembered I had coloured this image up and this challenge was the inspiration I needed. The negative part of the Memory Box Oceana Border die was used and I quite like how it turned out. 

These gals are so like my friends and if anyone is wondering...I'm the one in the big hat!  You will always find me on the beach wearing my Tilley, hiding under a big umbrella.

More details:
MFT Umbrella die in Kraft paper, backed by SU Baja Breeze
 DP is also Stampin Up
   Sentiment created in Word
 Copic Multi Liner 0.3 used to create the scroll border
 Corduroy buttons are from SU
Ribbon - SU Baja Breeze

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate your visits.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

I like your style..

Hello again. I'm back with my second post for today. This time for

Our fabulous team mate Rachel would like to see Beads on your creations this week.

We are sponsored by Digi Darla who generously supplied a selection of digis for us to choose from.

I've selected Night Out 2


Thank you Rachel for this fun challenge.
 I've coloured the image with Copics
Dress: Copics E50, 53, 55, 57
Skin:  E000, E11, E21, E20
Hair: E21, E13, E15,E18
Gold atyouSpica pen on dress embellishment
Sentiment:  Memory Box Stamp
 Beads from my stash strung together with wire
 BasicGrey fibres

Entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #40- Monotone
Squigglefly Challenge #18 - Monotone
Challenges 4 Everybody #19 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #162 - anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #139

Thanks so much for visiting.
Pat K x


Good day my lovely blogging friends.  I hope you're having a good week so far.

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge is starting today at the
 Belli Challenge
and the theme is Mothers

For my card I've used a digital stamp from Delicious Doodles that can be found here.
Coloured with Copics and Spellbinders Marvelous Squares used to frame the framed image.
Image was printed twice, flower and butterfly cut and added with pop dots between layers.

Copics: BV13, BV11, BV000, G11, G12, G24
                           DP is BasicGreyWisteria                          
SU Almost Amethyst
Stickles - Lime Green
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - Michaels

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Thank you so much for visiting.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Lots of Pink at Fab'n'Funky

Hello all. I do hope this finds you well and perhaps enjoying some lovely Spring weather. The rain has stopped and we're lovin the beautiful sunshine.  I'm headed outside after I schedule this post and take a walk around the garden.  Might just have to get a little dirty today!
But before that I've got to tell you about our new challenge at

Our fabulous team mate Wendy would like to see Lots of Pink on your creations this week

For my DT entry I chose to make an easel card and have used the very cute
 "Summer Daydream" by LOTV.   Coloured with Copics using pinks, whites and green - one of my favourite colour combinations.

I've used a lot of layers and dies on this card. DP is an old My Minds Eye stack of glittered paper that I'm slowly working my way thru.  Lace ribbon is from a friend and satin is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   Rhinestones from the $ store.

Several Spellbinder dies, starting with Standard Ovals, Large
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Scallop Ovals
Vintage Bird Cage - PoppyStamps
Spring Border - Memory Box
Dove - Quickutz die
Leaves - SU die
Stickles - Diamond used on flowers for some bling
Tag: Spellbinders Back-to-Basics
Circle Sentiment from LOTV
Dress: R89, R85, R83, R81
             Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
             Skin: E11, E21,E000, R11, R20
             Top: C2, C00
             Leaves: G21, YG63, G99

Entering the following challenges:
Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K x