Monday, 30 September 2013

DT Card at Cards for Men Challenge #20

Hi everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at
Cards for Men and the theme is "Myth and Magic".
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo.

I've used a digi called Wizard Eric that I purchased from Tickled Pink Stamps before they closed shop.  Fortunately it is now available here at C.C.Designs. Coloured with Copics.
 DP is Graphic 45,    Keyhole is Tim Holtz

We'd love it if you played along with us this week at Cards for Men.  You could win!

Entering the following challenges:
C.C.Designs Monthly Challenge #4 - Halloween
A Gem of A Challenge #99 - Use Black
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Show off

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.
Pat K xx

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Wedding card

Good day everyone,
I'm back in the land of the living...been a ruff week but I'm feeling so much better today....might even get some crafting done....after the housework that is.   I do hope you get to enjoy this lovely fall weekend.

For my card share today I thought I would show you the card I made for the wedding last weekend.
 I 'm thinking the SB Curved Borders Two dies are my new favourite.   
The theme of the wedding was purple.  
Sorry I didn't get a picture of the inside but the top layer is the one with the cutouts.


Pearls are Recollections
Oval is SB Floral Ovals die
Center is JustRite Ever After, stamped with versamark, embossed with clear glitter and cut using JustRite Antique Labels One die.
Sentiment is also from the same set of stamps and dies.
Flowers from WOC
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simple Ribbon Store.

Entering the following challenges.
  1. Challenges & Sweets #17 - Romantic
  2. Crafts4Eternity #143 - Anything Goes
  3. Sister Act Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
  4. 4 Crafty Chicks - Bings ( Flowers, sentiment, bling)
  5. The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #30 - Die cuts
Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Pat K xx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Autumn cutie

Hi everyone,

Okay, I'm back again as promised with my little surprise.  A few days ago the winners of the DT call at the fabulous Paper Shelter Challenge were announced.... and I was selected.  Thank you everyone for your good luck wishes ...they worked (smile).    It's an honour to create with these wonderful images and I'm so happy to be a member of this great group of crafters.

My official start date was not until next week but Marie, our lovely team leader, told us we could jump in here I am with my first card using Autumn Leaves that can be found here. I really enjoyed colouring this cutie with Copics.   The challenge this week is to use stitching....real or faux.

Card base was made using MS Cherish punches starting with a 6.75" square.
The flowers are from WOC and leaf dies are cut using SB Foliage dies.
The ribbon is from my stash and the berries are from Michaels...last years Christmas clearance.
DP is a old stack from Recollections called Autumn

Challenges I am entering:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #134 - Fall colours
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #120 - Kids
Created with Love Challenges #59 - Fall Colours
Digi Makeover Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas -  Autumn/Fall

I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger lately but hope to get around to see you all as soon as things settle down here at home.   Thank you for visiting,
Pat K xx

Ribbon & Pearls at the Belli Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone,

We've a new challenge starting today at the Belli Challenge and the theme is Ribbon & Pearls. You are encouraged to use your old and forgotten items so dig thru your stash...I'm sure you can find some treasures.

My card share is a commissioned card I made for a special birthday.  No colouring on this one...lots of die cutting and embossing.   I used a forgotten favourite, JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty stamp, embossed it using Rangers Seafoam White embossing powder and cut it using SB Labels Twenty die on the center panel under the sentiment.  The sentiment is a freebie that the wonderful Annette has on her site and it can be found here. Thank you Sue for posting this on your blog...I had forgotten where I got mine from.  I found the heart pearl in my stash.  Lace, pearl ribbon and flower are from WOC.  Magnolia tag used once again and had a little play with shabby pink Fran-tage.

The ovals are Marianne Dies LR0240.  Silk ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SB Decorative Labels One used on the inside.  Card was cut using SB Grand Decorative Labels One.

I'll be back later today...with a little surprise that I'm late reporting :)

Entering the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers
Parade your Crafts #4 - All About Birthdays

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

New Baby Card for Twins

Hi everyone,  Hope you've had a good week and have something fun planned for the weekend.
We're off to a wedding tomorrow and I'm so looking forward to a party.
 It's been ages since we took a spin around the dance floor...hope we still remember how.
Weather looks like it might co-operate in the afternoon...keeping fingers crossed. 

Today starts a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts and the theme is Birthday or New Baby card.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

  I needed to make a baby card for the principal at my granddaughters dance school....she gave birth to twin boys and they are absolutely gorgeous.  I'm happy she liked the card and has given it a prominent place in the babies room.

Once again I used my Graphic 45 papers from the Lullaby collection.  I also used the core-dinations matching cardstock and distressed the edges.  Love it when papers match.  The base is SU very vanilla, cut using SB Grand Labels One die.  The inner layer was hand cut.  SU Radiant Rectangles used for the sentiment panel, created in Word.

I would like to enter the the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges2 #19 - Use Ribbon
Make it Monday #158
City Crafter Challenge #177 - Colour
Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by. I do read all your lovely comments.  They are so much appreciated and help motivate me when I need it.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Leaves at the Fab'n'Funky Challenge

Hi everyone,  It's my turn to host the Fab'n'Funky Challenge this week and I've chosen a simple theme that should be great for fall ...and that is "Leaves".

Our fabulous sponsor is StampArt Designs by Kathryn
What a difficult decision choosing my digi as Kathryn has so many wonderful images that are perfect for this challenge.   I finally decided on Fall  Fairy Wishes because she is just too darn cute!

Image was coloured with Copics. The leaves are from the Dollar Store.  I stamped the corners with LOTV corner stamp and embossed them with Ranger Queens Gold satin finish embossing powder. The dp is from Paper House ..the great outdoors mini pad.
I tilted the image as I think she is soaring in the autumn breeze.  I do get carried away....

There are a lot of autumn themed challenges that I would like to enter:
Creative Corner Challenges - The Leaves are Falling
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #17 - Autumn
Sarah Hurley Challenge #84 - Autumn Glow
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fabulous Autumn colours
My Time To Craft Challenge #234 - Autumnal colours
Just for Fun Challenge - Colours of Autumn

We'd love it if you could drop by the challenge and see the wonderful creations made by my team mates and play along if you can.
Pat K xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

DT Card for Cards for Men Challenge #19

Happy Monday everyone,  I hope you all had a good weekend and are recharged for the week ahead.

Today starts a new challenge at Cards for Men and the theme is "String it up".  

Here is my card share for the challenge.  If truth be told, this is my favourite card style and one I go back to often.....not quite CAS but it lets the image speak without too many embellishments. I've paper pieced the shirt and love my Xyron for gluing it on.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Digital Delights who have a fabulous prize for the winner.

Details on my card:
Image: Whimsy Digital Stamp by Chrissy - Best Buds
DP October Afternoon Sasparilla, edges distressed with SU Not Quite Navy ink pad
Tag:  LOTV 
Buttons:  BasicGrey and tied with bakers twine
Coloured with Copics.  B95, 93, 91 used for the washed denim
Twine from my stash...instructions for tying a lasso here

I'm entering the following challenges:
  1. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Masculine cards
  2. Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #92 - Checks & Tartan
  3. Card Makin Mama's Challenge #74 - For the Kids
  4. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Catz Challenge #198 - Men/Boys
  6. Jellypark Challenges - All about kids
I've a busy crafting week ahead...3 birthday cards and a wedding card to make plus a trip to Niagara Falls, NY to pick up a parcel..more craft stuff on the way...yeah! 
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

DT Card for Creative Belli Challenge #178

Good day everyone, Hope you're having a good week so far and that the sun is shining for you. 

Today starts a new challenge at the Belli Challenge 
Darsie would like to see Orange/Yellow/Red on your creations this time.   
 I've use a very cute image from the fabulous Tiddly Inks for my card today.     I thought it would be a great Thank You card for a dog walker and I hope to enter into Tiddly Inks Challenge #117.

It's my first ever attempt at bright red hair.   Coloured with Copics R22, R24, R29, R59  Dress: Y04, Y06, Y08   Dog: C2, C1, C00
DP is BasicGrey June Bug paper pad
Flower uses scraps from BasicGrey Lime Rickey, and cut using MB Cherry Blossom die.  Tags are from LOTV...(luv'n  these).

I used  sketch #117 from  Deconstructed Sketch.

CMC Copic Challenge #17 has a Funky theme...when I think of orange and red...I think retro 70's ...and her hair is very funky. I would also like to enter into Make it Monday Challenge #157  which is always Anything Goes.  Basic Grey Challenge #102 has  an Anything Goes theme as well.   

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you all for your good luck wishes.
 I do have the best followers......mmwah!
Pat K xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sassy Teacher card for DT call at Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone,
What a hot day today for us...record breaking temps expected so I'm hiding in my craft room.
 Any excuse to postpone the dreaded housework!

I've a card to share that I'm entering into the DT call at the fabulous Paper Shelter Challenge.  I LOVE their digital images and couldn't wait to colour up this Sassy Teacher for a friend who is a retired school teacher.  There are so many entries in this call....please wish me luck.

The papers are from the wonderful Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Collection.
 TH Black Soot and vintage photo distressed inks added to the edges.  
 Image coloured with Copics.  I went over the blackboard with C00 before I added the greens...this is a tip I found on the ubber talented Shelby's blog.  I was aiming for a distressed look.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Paper Shelter Challenge #127 - Back to School
  2. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #188 - Back to School
  3. Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge  #79 - Back to School
  4. 2 Sisters Challenge #160 - Back to School

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Let's Celebrate

Hi everyone, 
I've a card to show you that I made for a wonderful friend who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow.
  I used Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair Living Life stamp. Image was stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics.

I'm loving my new SB Curved Borders Two dies. Three from the set were used on this card.
I also pulled out SB M-Bossabilities "Mystic" embossing folder to emboss the SU Sahara Sand cardstock.  Stickles used on the cupcakes and dresses.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet Challenge DSC #52 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers 1336 - Birthday card
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge - CAS

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend.
Pat K xx

DT Card for Totally Papercrafts Challenge #183

Hi everyone, and happy Friday. It's been so much cooler here this week. I do love the sunny days and cool nights of late summer.   I'm off to buy some fresh Niagara peaches at the farmers market later this morning....mmm they are so good this time of year.   Perhaps they will find their way into a pie this weekend.


We've a new challenge starting at Totally Papercrafts and our lovely Cathy of (Kraftykookat) would like to see Red/Black plus the option of white.   Our fabulous sponsor this week is one of my favourites "Delicious Doodles".   I've used an adorable image by Teri called "Panda Love".

I've made a gatefold card for a change.  Image was coloured with Copics C9, C7, C5, C3, C1 and a small amount of 100.  I dry embossed the red paper with M-Bossabilities Decorative Fancy Tags Two embossing folder.  I found by placing the folder on top of the BigShot Platform, adding 1 pc. of cardstock for a shim, then placed one acrylic plate on top it worked for me.  I wasn't going to buy the raspberry spacer plate since I am nervous of using my 2nd Grand Calibur after the first one broke.  I keep it only for my GC dies.  The corners were made using an old ProvoCraft corner die and the medallion is SB Lattice die.  Card measures 6x6 in.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - Animals
Make it Monday #156
Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - Cute n Cuddly

Thanks you so much for stopping by. We'd love it if you could play along with us this week - there is a great prize from Delicious Doodles for the lucky winner.

Pat K xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Opposites Attract

Hi everyone,  It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky.
Our host this week is Alli and she has a fabulous theme for us....Opposites Attract which means she would like to see you use opposite colours on the colour wheel.

We are sponsored by StampArt by Kathryne and Flonz Stamps

I used a stamp that I received from Flonz Stamps called Gibson Girl 01 and have made a criss-cross card.   Orange and blue are opposite colours on the colour wheel and I chose to use peach & light blue which I think are the pastels of these colours.

The dp is Marianne Design, Victorian Vintage Pretty Papers Bloc.
Marianne Creatable die LR0277 
Base is Bazzill Walnut Cream.
Ecru lace is from WOC as are the flowers
Peach lace is Websters Pages
Blue lace is Recollections
Magnolia tag die
The sentiment insert is cut using SB Curved Borders Two
Peach & blue seam binding was a lovely gift from my friend Helen who is not a cardmaker but knows how to shop for the best embellies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. CanYouDigi it - Vintage
  2. Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
  3. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. Card & Scrap Challenge #60 - Use dies
  5. Memas Craft Challenge - Lace & flowers
  6. Flonzcraft Challenge #12 - Anything from your garden (roses)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Play along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week if you can, we'd love to see you there.

Pat K xx

Monday, 2 September 2013


Hi everyone,  I hope you are all well and have enjoyed this last long weekend of the summer. We had  a lovely visit with our Son and his family on Sunday.  The boys had been asking to see us..I think they miss my cooking :D   They brought Tegan with them, their bull mastiff who starts crying as soon as the van stops in the driveway....she loves visiting us.  Could it be because I spoil her? ......


Today starts a new challenge at Cards for Men and the theme is "Tags".   Since I'm rubbish at making  tags I decided to make a Christmas card and add tags to it.   This way I'm adding to my stash and lightening the load come November!

Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs and I chose to use this Wonky Christmas Tree and coloured it with my copics.    The paper I used to print my digi was not Copic friendly and didn't blend the way I wanted...but it was the right base colour :D   I painted the circles using Gold Smooch.

DP: Déja Views The Sharon Ann Collection, Home for the Holidays ( a very old set)

Green & striped tags are from the same collection as well as the striped border.

Happy Holiday tag is a SB Back-to-Basics Tag, printed in Word on Kraft paper, embossed with SU Bravo Burgundy ink.

Gold frame - SP Romantic Rectangles

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Graph'it markers - Red & Green 
Make it Monday Challenge #156
The Christmas Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - September

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

Sunday, 1 September 2013

GDT - Lacy Sunshine

Hi everyone, 
Today I get to tell you that I'm the Guest Designer at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge.
I'm so happy to be here this week. Thank you so much for having me girls.
The theme  is "Dies/or Punches" and I chose one of the Flower Pot Pretties called
 "Moon Flower" for my card share.  Isn't she just the cutest !!


Coloured with Copics
Memory Box Precious Stars Die       Memory Box Star Set dies
Memory Box Woodland Branch die
SB Large Circle die
Navy netting was a gift from a friend.
Ribbon from Michaels
Flower from my stash
I braided navy & yellow raffia with ribbon

I would like enter the following challenges:
Patties Creations Design Challenge  #74- Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
Make it Monday Challenge #156

Thanks so much for stopping by. Sending extra hugs for those who are in need.
 Pat K xx