Saturday, 28 February 2015

A special birthday card

Hi everyone, I hope this finds you well.
Sunshine for us today...still very cold though. 

Weekends are always busy but I thought I would pop in a card
I made for my daughter's birthday which was on the 24th.

I layered and distressed one of my favourite papers...Graphic 45 Botanical tea.
Shape made with MS punches - Cherish
Spellbinder A2 Devine Eloquence Die 
Pink burlap from Michaels
Silk blue ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Pink ribbon from Buffalo Stamps
White Organza from Michaels
Flower - Prima
Sentiment  - Taylored Expressions stamp & die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #78 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today ~ enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Christmas again at Fab'n'Funky

Hello again,
I'm back, this time with my card for 

It's not my teams turn this week but since our lovely Judith lets us join in if we want,
 I couldn't resist making another Christmas Card.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the fabulous

Our very talented team mate Pat is the host this week and she has chosen the theme "Snowflakes"

Here is my entry.

I Copic coloured the adorable Winter Walk by Ppinkydolls available here.
Snowflakes are Spellbinders and the frame is cut using MS Flourish Lace punch.
DP - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Snowflake border...Tim Holtz

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - D for Die Cuts
Christmas Card Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - February Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today,

Make it Digital at TPS #192

Happy Wednesday everyone. I  hope it's a good one for you.

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme is "Make it Digital"

I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to showcase the wonderful
pre-coloured images and papers available in the shop.
I printed out two copies of "Spring Trends" available here.
Cut out the corner roses, a daisy and the gorgeous image of one of the sheets
and mounted them onto the first sheet.  Added a few bows and rhinestones
and matted everything onto an aqua, pink base, zig zag stitching the edges.
Cream base was made using Martha Stewart Cherish punches.

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.
 Our sponsors as always are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter  
                     and they are offering you a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ODBDSL#228 - No Colouring

As always, thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sassy Studios at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

and the theme chosen by our lovely Wends is Ribbon & Lace

I've used an older image by our wonderful sponsor this week Sassy Studios
I believe she was called Nutcracker and since my granddaughter is a budding ballerina
I thought I would colour up this beauty for next years stash of Christmas cards.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Graphic 45
Die-Namics stitched Fishtail dies
Lace from my stash
Silk Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Spellbinder Frame
Pink Fran-Tage
Merry Christmas stamped in VersaMark 
and heat embossed using Ranger Seafoam White
Flowers from WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - Non Traditional Colours
Papertake Weekly - Bingo ( ribbon, free, blooms)

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this week and pop
by the blog to see the wonderful creations done by my talented team mates.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Red & Gold for New Year

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well.
Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes...they really meant a lot.
I had a wonderful day with my family and boy did they spoil me.

Today I would like to share a Chinese New Year card I made
for this the Year of the Goat.
My husband will take this with him today and deliver it to a lovely lady
who's worked with him for many years.

I apologize for the awful camera does not like red!

DP - Graphic 45
Image is from LaLa Land - Marci with Lantern, coloured with Copics
and paper pieced her dress
Marianne Die LR0277 cut in gold foil paper
Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame DL140
Blossoms from WOC
Goat image from Michael Strong

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by..have a good week.


Friday, 13 February 2015

Pretty in Turquoise...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
It's my birthday on Sunday so it's going to be a good one for me!
The temps outside are brutally cold again but it's bright and sunny
 and won't stop us from going out and enjoying the day.

It's been a long time since I coloured a beautiful Ching-Chou Kuik image many wonderful digis/ little time. 

  Today I have Copic coloured Pug Love available here.
This is the first time I've coloured hair turquoise and I really like how it turned out.

DP - Graphic 45
Velvet ribbon - Websters
Lace & dragonfly - Recollections
Sheer ribbon - Michaels
Rose - WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and stay warm,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Challenge #190 at The Paper Shelter ~ Recycle Something

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well. 

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at

The theme this week is a fun one...Recycle something on your creation!
I am always saving little bits that I think might come in handy some day
so this was an easy one for me.

I've Copic coloured "Connected" which can be found here.

The recycled items I have used are the white button bags.
Here is a photo of my collection...for those just in case moments.

I pulled out the blue perforated cardboard for the background.
I heat embossed the LOTV sentiment then cut it out using SB circle and scallop circle.
Flowers are from my stash
HB sentiment is a QuicKutz die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx

Friday, 6 February 2015

It's All About Love....

Hi everyone,
Wow, the first week of February is almost over...can you believe it! 
   Ontario's famed groundhog, Wiarton Willie came out this week
for Groundhog Day. The furry forecaster did not see his shadow on Monday morning 
which according to folklore means it will be an early Spring....
Fingers crossed as we dig out from all the white stuff that dumped this week.

Today starts a new challenge at 

 hosted by the lovely Ivonne who has chosen the theme
 "It's All About Love"

Our sponsor is the wonderful

So here is what I have for you today...

I coloured with copics this cute Tilda, adding Fran-tage around the edge of the frame.
The heart tag is from Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely
Butterfly cut using Cheery Lynn Lace Flourish die
The wooden letters are from The Dollar Store
Frame is a Marianne die LR0240 
Ribbon from WOC
DP - Graphic 45
Martha Stewart heart punch used as a border

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia #111 - Love
Loves Rubber Stamps #137 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Forever Challenge #3 - Love
Red Rubber Inspirationals #206 - Love in in the Air
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes

I'd love it if you could stop by the challenge blog to see the
fabulous inspiration created for you by the DT and play along if you can.
Thanks for being here today,

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Hearts &/or Flowers at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

It's Wednesday so that means a new Challenge starts at  
Fab'n'Funky...and I get to be the host this week!
I have chosen the theme of Hearts and/or Flowers  - perfect for February I thought!

The fabulous CCO - Craft Classes Online are sponsoring us this week.

I've coloured with Copics another image from Ppinkydolls called Love Letter
that can be found here.

Flower was cut out of felt using SB Rose creations die.
Leaf ribbon is from my stash.
Hearts cut using MS punch
Tag - LOTV
DP - a very old stack of MMM - Poolside & greenhouse

Here's a peek of the inside,

I would like to enter the following challenges - arranged alphabetical.
Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (DP, ribbon)

We'd love it if you could stop by the challenge
 and see the fabulous inspiration from the DT
...and play along with us this week if you can. I'd love to see you there.
Pat K xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

Thinking of you....

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  Lots of Superbowl parties yesterday...and what a game!

It started snowing late yesterday afternoon and has just tapered off now.  
There is a winter storm warning in effect with 70 km/hr winds and -26 deg.C.  
Driving is hazardous, schools are closed.
 If I had some Canada Goose outerwear I would consider a walk
 but looks like we will be hunkering down, listening to the snowblowers 
and enjoying the view from inside.

Okay on to today's post.  I love colouring Ppinkydolls digis...
here is my latest called Was True and can be found here.

Colored with Copics
Quite a simple design for this 8x8 in. card - wanted it to fit in the envelope.
Flower was cut from pink corrugated paper using SB rose creations die.
I cleaned my craft room this weekend and found this mesh perforated cardboard
that I had purchased from a local art store several years ago.  
I quite like how it looks and will have to figure out how I can use the rest of it.

I would like to enter the following alphabetical order.

 Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx