Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week so far. Sorry I haven't been around to visit you all but I've been preoccupied with the Olympics this week and have sadly neglected my blog. 
My plan is to visit you all later today. 

Now on to's Wednesday and that means a new Challenge at
Our lovely Dawn has chosen this week's theme

Here is my response to the challenge with a clean but not-so-simple design.
I spent more time doing this card than if there were several layers but am finally happy with the results.  It was a little tricky adding the digital sentiment placed just right after it was coloured...a little planning beforehand wouldn't have gone amiss.

We have the fabulous Paper Shelter sponsoring us this week.
There is a great prize for the winner so I do hope you can play along.

I've use the very cute digi called Kisses that can be found here.

Card Details:
Coloured with Copics
SB Curved Borders Two
Sentiment from TLC

Entering the following challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge - Valentine
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #63 - Love
A Gem of A Challenge #112 - All you need is Love
Catch The Bug Challenge - February - Love
Crafty Calender Challenge - Love is All Around
Digi Galore Challenge - Valentine
My Sheri Crafts #126  - Valentine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #15 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K x


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pat, I love your sweet image and gorgeous curved border. You were brave adding a digital sentiment after colouring - I don't think I would have been that brave!

Pat said...

I really love your "clean" design Pat it is gorgeous, beautiful border and sentiment.

Pat xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pat, adorable image and wonderful colouring. I love your design too.
hugs Sue xx

Craftdee said...

This is gorgeous, Pat. Cute image and fab colouring (as always!) I know exactly what you mean about the time these sorts of cards take; I've got a card and a set of notecards in my drafts that use the curved borders dies... all backed up and different edges... and they took for-evah!! This is so worth it :-) Donna xx

meine-bastelarena said...

Hi Pat, your card looks fabulous. Love your clean design and your coloring. Hugs, Sujin

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this is very Gorgeous!!!! LOVE it all!!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pat. I love the cas design and you've coloured the image beautifully.
Lorraine x

Faith A said...

GOrgeous card again PAt, love the curve border and the image all together lovely

Sue Bridesmith said...

Stunning Design,Great layout and image thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge,
Suzy B~Owner~Suzy~Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Crea-Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colors!
Hugs, Sandra

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pat, I love what youve done with card design, your image is so beautifully coloured to, a simple design with stunning effects. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Pat this is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured and I love the design. You are brave putting your digital sentiment on after you coloured!! Susan x

rachel taylor said...

lovely card and colours thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel DT

rachel taylor said...

lovely card and colours thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Pat, beautifully coloured and love the CAS design.
Wendy xx

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Pat love that curved border - just the perfect finishing touch - as for adding a digi sentiment after you coloured - are you mad lol - or just so so clever! hugs Judith x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Pat love the image and your border across the top


Sue Crease said...

Oh my this card is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over at MSC this week. The image and sentiment are so crisp.


Amanda said...

Hi Pat, this is Gorgeous, love that wavy border die you have used. Thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cute card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 15: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Laine said...

Another fabulous collection Pat. Wonderful colouring and design detail.

Pia S said...

I usually spend a lot more time on clean cards too. It was worth your time and effort though, I think this card turned out so beautiful!

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Pat this is beautiful! YOur colouring is outstanding and I love the die cut - perfection!!
Hugs Laurie xx

rachel said...

such a cute card - your colouring is awesome - thanks for joining us at That Craftplace xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card! Your colouring is awesome anad that border is fabulous.
Caroline xxx

Min said...

Just adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Love Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new BINGO that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Pat what a fab card love the design that you have used at the top.
Thanks for sharing
Kelly- DT

coops said...

so gorgeous pat.adorable sweet imge and i love your cas design :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Oh this is fantastic! I love your image and that SB border! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Lena said...

So this image and your CAS-creation..

Hug Lena

Lisa T said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossed/punched out design along the top.

mixamatoasties said...

That's gorgeous Pat! Love it.

Susan x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!! Those spellbinders dies make me so happy !! I love using them !! This image & Vday card is too sweet!! :))

Helen said...

A really cute card - love that border.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x