Friday 30 December 2011

Mo's Elf Finn

I have just a few more Christmas cards to post then it's on to birthdays.  

This card uses another Mo Manning digital called Elf Finn....too cute this guy :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hugs, Pat

Thursday 29 December 2011

Digital papers

A very simple card today but I am happy with the outcome.  I used digital papers as well as a sticker - see I said it was easy...(lol)

This is Frame Set 3 from a digital company called "The House Across the Bay".  They have some really neat images.    I used black for the mat, along with Bazzill Walnut Cream (love that colour) from One Crazy Stamper.   I embossed the cream cardstock using SU square lattice folder.  Edges of the frame were distressed with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone.   The sticker is an old K&Company Tim Coffey Grand Adhesions I picked up at Walmart.   Pop dots were used on the frame.

TFL, and enjoy your day,  Hugs Pat

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Sweet Pea White Peacock

Hope everyone is having a great day enjoying the winter sunshine.
We had a lovely visit from Tom, Julie and the grandkids today.   I got some much needed lessons on photoshop from Julie....and she is a saint - very patient and a great thank you again Julie XXOO.  Everyone will benefit from the knowledge you have shared with me today :) if only I can remember it all (lol).

I do have a card to show you that was done using a stamp from Sweet Pea called Ching Chou Kuik's White Peacock.    Note the lovely shading around the pic....that was my last lesson for today and I love the effect..:)

Coloured with Copics
Digital paper from Twisted Papers
Spellbinders Die Label Eight
Roses, Carnations and poppies from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment was from Free digital Stamps
Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Here is a picture of the box and gift bag I made to accompany the card.

DP - digital from Twisted Papers
QuicKutz alphabet
Ribbon from Michaels

TFL, Hugs, Pat

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Mo Manning

Hello everyone.  Hope you all had a great Christmas,
It was wonderful to spend time with family!
Allie and Mike hosted this year and then drove to Florida yesterday, leaving early afternoon.  John and I were relieved to hear they got there safe today. They had rain for most of the drive and Lauren suffers from motion sickness but is a trouper!   

Here is another Christmas card I made this year.   It is a Mo Manning digital stamp.   Coloured with Copics,  green ribbon from Michaels, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.   DP from Websters Pages.  Christmas seal is a Lily of the Valley, UK

As always, you can click on the picture if you want to see the colouring technique.

Hugs, Pat

Friday 23 December 2011

Kenny K Mistletoe

Couldn't let my Christmas collection be without a Kenny K.   This one is called Mistletoe.   TFL.

Copics: R89, R46, R27, R22
Y11, Y000, Y15, Y17, E23
E000, E00, E01, R20
C09, C05, C01, C00
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley
Flowers:Wild Orchid Crafts UK
Red velvet paper from Michaels
Ribbon from Fabricland last year
Netting from Vera :)

Tuesday 20 December 2011


Hello everyone,
Today I went to lunch with friends from the office I retired from. Good food, lots of laughs and most of all great people.   Came home with a 10 lb. bar of milk chocolate this time...mmmmm it's so good and golf balls for John, which I hear are not just any golf ball ???

I used another Krista Smith digi for this card called "Molly the Elf ".  Don't you just love those eyes!!

Copics:  E00, E01, E000, R20, R30
              R17, R27, R29, R59
              C00, C01, C05, C07
             Y11, Y15, Y17, E23, E27
DP:   Graphic 45
Silk ribbon:  No Time To Stamp
Sentiment from Lily of the Valley

Hugs, Pat

Sunday 18 December 2011

Ragged Angel

Happy Sunday,
Every Christmas I have a favourite image and this year is no exception.   I so much enjoy colouring Mo Manning's Ragged Angel.   I've tried using different colours and here is one of my favourites.

I kept the card simple because I wanted the image to be the main focus.  Hope you like it.

Coloured with copics, stickles on her wings and tiny snowflakes.  I used one of my fav SU folders "Square Lattice" and mounted on some blue sparkly paper I picked up at Target 2 years ago....bit of a paper hoarded I am (lol).

TFL,  Hugs, Pat

Saturday 17 December 2011

Pure Innocense

What a beautiful Saturday....too nice to be battling the crowds in the mall.  

Here is a birthday card for a very special poodle owner.  Now we've all lost a shoe or two to our puppies, right!

Coloured with Copics
CuttleBug birthday embossing folder
Silk ribbon
Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
SU Pink Pirouette
Recollections Black

TFL,  Pat

Thursday 15 December 2011

....a little steampunk'd Noel

Í wanted to show just one more Saturated Canary digi called Noel.  Instead of my usual 6x6 card, I went with an A6 size this time.

Coloured with Copics:  R29, R24, R14,  C00, C01, C05, C07, shadowed with T0, T01, T05  Hair: E40, 41, 44, 47
Stamped white paper with Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Music
Nestabilities, SU sentiment,  MFT die

TFL,  Hugs, Pat

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Saturated canary...A Winter Ragamuffin

Good morning,
Have I mentioned I'm in love with Krista Smith's digis!!!!   Guess cuz they remind me of my granddaughters.  Used non-traditional colours on this card, something I think the girls will like.

Coloured with the following copics:
Face:  E000, E00 E01, R20
Hair:  Y11, Y15, E23, Y000
BG01, BG00, BG000
G94, G82, G21
R85, R83, R81, R000

Enjoy your day, Hugs, Pat

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Christmas Angel

Hey there,
Another Christmas card today.  This one is from a company called Saturated Canary and the very talented artist IMHO is Krista Smith.   Love all her images - they are so much fun to colour.

Copics:  R81, 83, 85,  BG0000, BG00, BG01, GG94, 82, 40 
Face: E000, E00, E01, R20, R30
Hair:  Y11, 15, 17, Y000,  E23, 27
Paper:  BG Eskimo Kisses
Coloured on Express It for Copics
Michaels ribbon & pearls.
Sentiment stamps by SU

Have a great day,  Hugs, Pat
Here is close up of colouring.  You can also click on the image to see a larger version.

Monday 12 December 2011

Swiss Pixie Through the Night

Oh Happy Day :)   
I've been a member of Splitcoast Stampers online community since 2009 and up until last week had never posted any of my work.  Well since I started a blog I've been on a roll - gotta keep learning new stuff right (lol).  I've now posted 3 cards and can't stand the excitement.  2 of my cards were named Favourites. (This is a way for SCS to give recognition to some of the standout creations posted each week.)  Waaaahooooo - Can't stand myself (lol)!

Here is a card made with a CC Designs Swiss Pixie digi called  "Through the night" and "Trees. 

Copics:  G94  YG63 G21  G40,  YR31 Y32, G44, 43, 41  and sorry did not keep track of the hair or lantern colour.
Die:  MFT
Masked trees to stipple sky with SU bashful blue
Liquid Applique, Glamour Dust
DP - Basic Grey Oxford preppy plaid
Tag:  Whimsy Stamps

Thursday 8 December 2011

Mo's Urchin with Bird

Good day folks,
Busy day today but I managed to get some cards done.   I need to put a fire under me to complete all of them by this weekend.    John and I went to see our granddaughters dance last night and what a treat that was.  Miss London did so well, very comfortable on the stage for sure.  And Lauren, well she is a little star.  The teachers all praise her ability and love having both girls in class since they are attentive, kind and well mannered.   Kudos to their parents....and enough "bragging on em" from Nanny. (lol)

Jules this is for you - the original left the house already so here is a new one.  Hope you like it and thanks for the request.  Couldn't get a great pic today as the sun had gone down by the time I finished it.   

Here is a close up of the colouring.  

Monday 5 December 2011

...and a little more Mo

Happy Monday,
I'm still in a learning curve with blogger but we will overcome!
This card was made with Mo Mannings "Winifred".   I do love the "vintage" look of her.

Sunday 4 December 2011

Just a little Mo

Hello everyone,  
Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.
Here is Vera's Christmas card - it's now safe to post because she has it early - not my usual last-minute ...yeah!

I used one of Mo Manning Digital stamps called Christmas Lhasa Apso.   He sort of looks like Vera's dog Benji.... but more like our old dog KATE (who would have torn the hat off and ripped it to shreds).

Paper:  SEI Silver Valley 6x6 pad
Coloured with copics
Tools:  Sewing machine, bow easy, stipple brush
Embellishments:  Stickles, metal corners from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thursday 1 December 2011

Another Christmas card to share

This card was made using a lovely Wee Stamp called "Winter Fairy".  Coloured with copics and paper is from my stash.   Have a great Thursday.

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Very first post on blogger

Hello everyone,
Here is my very first card on blogger ...can't stand the excitement!

I made this card by request for a dear friend of my daughters.   Stamp is a Sweet November called "Wish U Good Cheer".   Lovín his happy face!