Wednesday, 12 June 2019

~~ June Blooms ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well.

It's time for a new challenge at
I am the host this week and the theme for you is June Blooms.
We would like to see flowers on your creations.

I've coloured with Copics a lovely digital image from Marcella Hawley


Frame cut using Memory Box die and the outer frame is a Spellbinder die

I would like to enter the following challenges.
The Happy Craft Challenge - June
Happy Little Stampers Challenge - 6.23
Love to Craft Challenge #35 - June
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #116 6.13
Bastel-Dream Challenge  6.14

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us at the blog.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Monday, 10 June 2019

~~ Ribbons and Bows at The Cutie Pie Challenge ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Today starts a new challenge at

The Cutie Pie Challenge #136

with a theme of "Ribbons and Bows"

We are hosted by the wonderful 

Crafty Ribbons

I've a card and box to show you that was requested by a special friend
who is expecting her first grandson.
Lots of hours on this one but I was so happy with the outcome.


Here are pictures of the box closed and another one of the card.  If you click on
them you can get a larger version.


Image is cut from a Graphic 45 12x12 page
Marianne dies used for the frame.
Sentiment is available at Netty's Cards...thank you Netty!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

~~~ DT Call at Winter Wonderland.

Hi everyone,

Do You LOVE Christmas and Winter?


Fancy being on a Design Team and create Christmas cards all year 'round? WINTER WONDERLAND is looking for some new Designers! Check out the blog post HERE!
You know you wanna!!!!!

Friday, 7 June 2019

~~ Winter Wonderland June Challenge ~~

Hello everyone,

I hope your week has gone well and that you have something fun scheduled for the weekend.
We are attending our Granddaughters dance recitals which started yesterday.
So very proud of our girls, I never want to miss a performance.

On to business. Today starts a new challenge at

Winter Wonderland Challenge

where our lovely team leader Helen is hosting.  She has chosen the theme
"Red and Green"

We are sponsored by the fabulous 

Dr.Digi House of Stamps


I've coloured with Copics a fun image called "Elliot and Elvis" available here in the shop.


Design paper, burlap and twine are from my stash. Spellbinder tag die
heat embossed sentiment from SU.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to visit the blog
and see all the wonderful inspiration from my talented team mates.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Thursday, 6 June 2019

~~Imagine That...

Hi everyone,
I'm excited today to tell you I have the honor of Guest Designing at

Imagine That Digi Creative Playground  

The theme for this challenge is "Anything Goes.
Thank you so much Kris for inviting me.

My youngest granddaughter is graduating Grade 8 at the end of June
so I thought I would create a card for the occasion.  Well I created 2 actually
....you will see the next one in a few weeks. 
Today I've used Graduation Giraffe available here in the shop.


I've used my new favourite colour tranquil tide by Stampin Up. 
Image coloured with Copics. Frame die - MFT

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I do hope you get a chance to stop by the blog and join us please.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

~~ Re-cycle at Fab'n'Funky Challenge ``

Hello everyone,
Hope your week is going well. 
 It's been awhile since my last post...so many places to go..
things to do that have taken me out of my craft room.

And yes I'm going to moan about the weather.  Good grief it feels like fall
as I write this post.  With the high winds and heavy rainfall the lake looks wild.
  The waterfront is all taped off due to the danger of crashing waves coming ashore.
Definitely need your wellies out there.

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely host Jools has chosen the theme "recycle"

I've recycled a lovely quilled image that was on a card I received
a few years ago.  Sentiment was created in Word and the design
paper is from my stash. 



I hope you get a chance to stop by the challenge this week
and check out the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

~~ Wedding ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.
It's still raining but on the bright side 
I had great weekend being celebrated by my lovely children.
They are my sunshine.

Time for a new challenge at
where our lovely host Neva has chosen the theme "weddings"

I made a card using Spellbinder die cuts.The flower is a Memory Box
Die and the sentiment is freebie available at Netty's Cards.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Pastel Colours

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

~~ Anything Goes - Fab'n'Funky Challenge #439

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well.

I've jumped on the challenge starting today at

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #439

This one is hosted by our lovely Wendy.  Yes she is back and we are so pleased
to have her with us again.   The theme this week is a favourite
"Anything Goes"

My card today is for our sweet granddaughter for her very special 16th birthday.
I coloured a digi from Aurora Wings called Flower Ballerina available
here in the shop.    It was perfect for her as she has taken ballet since age 4.


This is a 6 3/4 inch card so there is a little trick when using 12 x 12 inch cardstock.
Here is a picture of the back with an explanation.  Hope this helps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

~~Winter Wonderland May~~

Hi everyone,
I hope you've had a good week. 
It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at


where our lovely host Christine has chosen the theme "anything but square"
As always your creations must be Christmas

Our wonderful sponsor this month is
I used an image from the Bugaboo Mini Set - Winter Bears collection 
available here in the shop.



Inside:

Coloured with Copics. Spellbinders Grand Circle dies as well
as MFT Stitched Circle dies used.  Sentiment from SU, Diamond Stickles
on his hat, Tim Holtz Twine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #10 May
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #26

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you can join
us at Winter Wonderland.
hugs,
Pat K xx



Wednesday, 1 May 2019

~~ Box card ~~

Hello everyone,
Can't believe it's May already....where do the weeks go!

Time for a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #438

hosted by our lovely Wends
who has chosen the theme "Boxes, Bags and Tags"

I made a box card for a special friends's birthday.


Here is a shot of the inside:

Three layers inside with sentiments on each layer.
Corners cut using a Spellbinder Poinsettia Leaf Die.
Inside the burgundy box was a small birthday cake.

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting today. Hope you get a chance
to play along.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

~~ Pink ~~

Hi everyone,
I've a just for fun card today for you.
 Another Easter card I put together using some dies and my favourite colour combo.
No colouring on this one...but I did use a little Copic C00 on his face and ears.


Frame, stitched circle and bunny is Memory Box
Flower - Cottage Cutz
Doily - Marianne Dies
DP from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx



Saturday, 20 April 2019

```~~~ Easter ~~~```

Hello everyone
,
Rainy Easter weekend for us, a bit milder out though making the lawns green up.
I walked along the lake shore this week and noticed the boats are
starting to come ...a sure sign of Spring.
I also noticed the pair of Red Neck Grebe are back.
 Everyone is anxious for them to have babies ~ the past two years the water
has been too high and their nest has been submerged...sigh!

..on to my post.  I've an Easter card for you today that I made several weeks ago.
It features an image and sentiment from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Coloured with Copics
Die cuts are Memory Box
Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Sparkle paper - the $ Store

I've another picture for you..this features the single Mute Swan that resides
at the marina...(there are others but this guy is alone)   
Not sure what happened to it's mate but it makes me sad to think of it.
The rest of the flock always swim in a group.  So elegant to watch them diving and skimming along.
There were cygnets for us to watch last summer. Swans are wonderful parents.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

~~ Christmas Skate ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope this finds you well.
It's the 3rd Wednesday of the Month and that means it's time
for some Christmas inspiration, this time from the Funky girls at

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #436

We are hosted by the lovely Susan

As always a Top 3 will be chosen.  

I received some new craft goodies recently and couldn't wait
to create with them.  Love the Memory Box stamps and matching dies.
They are simple and fun to work with.   I never duplicate or mass produce my creations
but I can see how easy it would be using these sets.

Here is Memory Box "Be Jolly" stamp, coloured and cut out
using the coordinating die.


StampinUp Night of Navy papers, MB Fresh Pine Curved Border die.
and Spellbinder curved Border Two die.  Frame is MB, ribbon from my stash. 
StampinUp embossing folder Softly Falling used for some texture.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - I for Intricate 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you can join us this week.
hugs,
Pat K xx





Monday, 8 April 2019

~~ New Beginnings ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend and that the sun is shining where you are.

Today starts a new challenge for

The Cutie Pie Challenge #134

With a theme of "New Beginnings

We are sponsored by the awesome 

"Bugaboo Stamps"

I chose to make a Baby boy card using a digi generously supplied by
Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps.  This is called  Baby word 3 available here in the shop. 
A bit of a busy design but it's growing on me....looks kinda happy..maybe??


DP from an old SU 6x6 stack that sadly is no longer available.
Train - Cheery Lynn Die Choo Choo
Doily - Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop
MFT Stitched sq scallop die
Pram - Spellbinders
Stars - MB Cosmic Star Set
On and yes....used  SU Cable Knit embossing folder

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog 4.13

Thanks for stopping by.
Please join us if you can.
hugs,
Pat K xx






Friday, 5 April 2019

~~ Cute Christmas at Winter Wonderland ~~

Hello everyone,

Hope all is well.
Thank you all for your lovely well wishes.  I'm happy to say
I'm feeling a bit better and have hopefully turned a corner.

Back today to tell you about our new challenge this month at

Winter Wonderland Challenge

where our lovely team mate Jackie has chosen the theme "Cute Christmas"

We are sponsored by the fabulous

Imagine That Digi Stamps

I chose to colour up this cute image called
available here in the shop.
I really enjoy colouring these images, and how could you resist that face!



Coloured with Copics, and once again I've used my favourite SU embossing folder and
Marianne evergreen spray die.  The sentiment is from LOTV, papers from my stash.
 Ribbon was after Christmas clearance at Michaels.  Diamond Stickles used on the tree.

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping by.
I do hope you can join us this month....
.it's never too soon to work on your Christmas creations.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

~~ Ink it Up ~~

Hi everyone,
Sorry, this will be a shorter post than usual....down with a nasty cold.
All will be well if I could just get some sleep!

Time for a new challenge at

 Fab'n'Funky Challenge #434

where our lovely host Chris has chosen the theme "Just Add Ink"

Not sure where this image is from..Sorry!  It was buried in my coloured stack
without a name!   I used Tim Holtz distressed inks on watercolour paper for
the background.  Spellbinder Die for the sentiment.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by.  
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

~~ Christmast at Fab'n'Funky~~

Hi everyone,
Hope this finds you well. 
 Happy first day of Spring.  It's been such a long time coming
  and I'm so loving the sunshine.

This week it's my turn to host 

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #432

and this being the 3rd Wednesday in the month the theme will be

"Christmas"

It's not too late to get a start on your list....you will be so happy next December.

I've coloured with Copics a very naughty kitty by Mo Manning.
I could not resist using Rangers Glossy Accents to make his eyes shine.




Turquoise and gold paper from Michaels
Branch die - Marianne Dies
MFT stitched scallop border frame
Embossing Folder - SU

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC #429  3.22
MLCC #8 - March
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Christmas - March

Thank you so much for visiting today.
Hope you get to play along with us this week.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

~ Rainbow colours for Easter ~

Hi everyone,
I've had some craft time lately and have enjoyed colouring some cuties that I've received.

Here is a sweet image from Aurora Wings called "Lamb Sprite" available here in the shop.
I was fortunate to make Top 3 in a recent challenge and this was my choice of free digi.
  I hope you like it. 



Coloured with Copics
MFT stitched scallop die used for the frame
Crepe flower - Michaels
Leaf die - SU
DP - $ Store
Sentiment - Word art

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #75 - Over the Rainbow
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good week.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Monday, 11 March 2019

~~ Beary Sweet at The Cutie Pie Challenge ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a good weekend and are re-charged for the week ahead.

Today starts a new challenge for

The Cutie Pie Challenge

hosted by our lovely Helen with a theme of
"Beary Sweet"

We are sponsored by the wonderful

Crafty Sentiments Designs

who generously supplied us a digi of our choosing.

I've coloured with Copics a Benson Bear digi called "Just for You"
He is available here in the shop.


I decided to make this a get well card. 
 Coloured with Copics, the embossed layer SU Cable Knit embossing folder.   
The sentiment is from the  SU Healing Hugs clear stamp set.
Frame is MFT Stitched square scallop frame.
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge #159
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Please drop by the blog and see the beautiful inspiration from my
talented team mates and join us ...we'd love to see you.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Friday, 8 March 2019

~~ Buzzing by ~~

Hi everyone,
I hope you've had a good week.

I've got a just for fun card for you today.
I'm a fan of Sassy Cheryl images and couldn't resist this cutie.
There are several sentiments with the digi but I decided to use the one I liked best.

Here is Bee-lieve in Blessings.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
DP - Michaels
Bee - QuicKutz
Frame - Memory Box

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes  3.26
Creative Moments  164 - 3.21
Colouring in Scrapland March 
Dream Valley Challenge #197 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

~~ Spring Colours at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well.
We are still in a deep freeze with no sign of Spring yet.
I am so anxious to get rid of the winter boots and coats. I've been
looking at the new spring clothes flooding the shops.  So many
lovely colours that inspired me but yellow is my favourite so far,
so I decided to use it in my creation today. 
I think it's perfect for our challenge this week at

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #430

hosted by our lovely N-Eva
who has chosen the theme
"Spring Colours"

I've coloured with copics a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Details:
Digital Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
DP - From my stash
Pierced Square Frame - MFT
Embossing Folder: StampinUp - Cable Knit
Flowers: Spellbinder Rose Creations Die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pile it On Challenge #152 - Fav colour (yellow)
Unicorn Challenge #41 - Spring - April

Hope you get a chance to stop by and see the wonderful
inspiration from my team mates, and play along, we'd love to have you.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Friday, 1 March 2019

~~ Fuzzy at Winter Wonderland ~~

Hi everyone,
Hope your day is going even better than expected.   
Ten hours of sunshine expected today so no complaints from me
 regarding the snow and cold wind outside.

I've got another Christmas card for you today because
it's time for a new challenge at

Winter Wonderland Challenge

where our lovely Deanne is hosting . 
 The theme she has chosen is"Fuzzy Wuzzy" 

Our wonderful sponsor this month is 

SheepSki Designs

Thank you Andrea for allowing us to play with our choice of digis

I've coloured with copics "Taking a Break" available here in the shop.



Details
Spellbinder dies
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Felt Poinsettia  :  MB die
I traced around the inside of the die with a green pencil to create a border
Machine stitching around the green layer
White Sharpie Pen used to create the dots and stripes

I would like to enter the following challenges.

Thanks for stopping by.  It's never to early to start on your Xmas
cards so I do hope you can join us this month.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

~~ Christmas at Fab'n'Funky #428 ~~~

Hi everyone,

A beautiful day today as I schedule this post.   Ground is snow covered but the sun is shining brightly so no complaints from me.  Lunch out with the girls tomorrow if weather remains calm.  We've rescheduled twice already because of old man winter...hope the storms hold off for another day as I miss meeting with this bunch of friends.

Today starts a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #428 

and the theme is "Christmas"

I've coloured with copics a very favourite image.  
I just love the cute penguins that Chrissy creates.




Details:
Coloured with Copics
Border machine stitched
Paper pieced hat and scarf
DP - StampinUp
Tag: LOTV
Seam binding from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stop by the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from 
the talented DT.  
Hugs,
Pat K xx


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

~~ Red and Gold ~~

Hi everyone,
I  hope you are having a good day.
Another cold front coming thru for us.
High winds and snow combined with ice pellets expected later.  
Oh.....Not a fun winter so far.

Today I have a card for the Chinese New Year
The image is from Aurora Wings and is perfect for this occasion.
I mailed this very late and hope that it was received before the
end of the celebrations.

Image - Aurora Wings Year of the Pig
Die cut - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - StampinUp

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx



Monday, 11 February 2019

~~~ The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ One for the Boys

Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at 

The Cutie Pie Challenge #132

 where our lovely Sarah is hosting.
The theme will be "Card for a Boy, or for that Special Boy.

I've coloured with Copics a digital image from Whimsy Stamps
called "Gecko Love".  Another Crissy Armstrong design.
I think my hubby will have a smile on his face when 
he sees this one.  It will remind him of our recent trip to Aruba
where gecko's and iguana joined us daily at the pool garden.



Another cas design.  Again I've created the sentiment in word.
I really am rubbish at stamping. 
I use a scrap piece of paper to test my measurements as to where it should print,
that way I do not ruin a good piece of cardstock.  Frame cut using a MFT die
then adhered with pop dots for dimension.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I do hope you can stop by the blog and see the wonderful
inspiration from my talented team mates, and play along with us
if you can.  
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

~~ Fab'n'Funky Challenge, Hearts & Flowers~~

Hi everyone,
Freezing rain today so I am house bound!
 Might be a good chance to catch up on my blogging! 

Today starts another challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #426

where our lovely host Judith has chosen the theme
"Hearts & Flowers"

I've used a coloured digital image of Sassy Cheryl's called I Adore You.
Sadly I believe this is now retired. 

Heart is a Martha Stewart punch, flowers - MB, 
Frames are from MFT

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to
visit the blog and see the fabulous inspiration from my team mates.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Friday, 1 February 2019

~~ Winter Wonderland Tribute ~~

Hi everyone,

I'm back and what a shock coming  home from our lovely holiday in 28°C Aruba
to experience the Polar Vortex causing record breaking cold weather in southern Canada.
 It's indoors for me until this cold front passes.

Today's challenge at Winter Wonderland is a tribute to our former owner Eileen
 who sadly passed away a couple of years ago.
This Challenges is a way of remembering her
and to show our appreciation for all she did for us here at 

Winter Wonderland Challenge


This month's theme is :ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
We are sponsored by the wonderful 

Dr. Digi House of Stamps 

offering the winner a prize of 2 digi's of their choice.

I have used a coloured digi called Simply Santa Colour
available here in the shop.


Details:
DP - StampinUp
Marianne die
Trees - MFT
Sentiment - Michaels

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge #5
Little Red Wagon #482

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to play along
with us this month.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Monday, 14 January 2019

~~ Cutie Pie Challenge #131

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.

Today starts the first challenge of the year at 
where we have a "Cute, Clean and Simple"  theme.

I've had this cute Spring Zebra digi for a few years and decided it was time to colour it up.
I loved making it clean and simple...no design paper or elements to 
distract from the image.  The sentiment was printed using Word.
Digital image is by Crissy Armstrong at Whimsy Stamps.


Inside sentiment created in Word



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #97
Crazy 4 Challenges #466
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 1

Thanks for stopping by today,
Hope you get a chance to play along with us.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Friday, 4 January 2019

Winter Wonderland January Challenge


Hello everyone,
I hope this finds you well.

and Oh I'm late,  I'm late! So sorry, ..not a good sign so early in the year!
It can only go up from here is what I'm thinking.

Today starts the first challenge for 2019 at

Winter Wonderland Challenge

We are hosted by our lovely Kath who has chosen the theme
"It's Snowtime"
This year our challenges will be monthly, beginning the first Friday
of every month.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful

Beccy's Place

who have kindly supplied the team with a digi to play with.

I have coloured with Copics "Snow Drifters" available here in the shop.


Details:
DP - Michaels
Frosty frame - Memory Box
Sentiment:  LOTV

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

What is old...

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year !
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and
I would like to wish you all a Year Fully Loaded with Happiness.

Today starts a new challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #421

where our lovely Judith would like you to Recycle your Christmas Cards

I have used the paper from a Christmas note card I received.
I loved the gold dots and pretty turquoise.
The digital image was a gift from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Coloured with Copics


Details:
Gold paper from Michaels, turquoise recycled
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Sentiment created in Word
Border dies - Memory Box

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge #418
Thanks so much for stopping by today,
hugs,
Pat K xx