Saturday 31 March 2012

Saturated Canary - Mad

I have a wonderful image for you today from Krista Smith called Mad.  Now this siren screamed little black dress to me but with spring in the air I attempted to go with the current fad of colour blocking.  Not sure if I got it right but there was no turning back once I started colouring.   Here goes!

Saturated Canary Digital "Mad"
Coloured on X-Press it paper
DP - Graphic 45 "Little Darlings Collection"
Flowers, gems, lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment:  CHF Mona Lisa Moments cut with Spellbinders Label 9
Copics:  YG11, 13, 000
Dress:  R85, 83, 81
Hair:  E49, 59, 57, 55
Skin:  E11, E01, E000, E000, R20

Here are the challenges:
Saturated Canary #14 - Thinking of You

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are much appreciated. Hugs, Pat

Thursday 29 March 2012

Wryn & Emmy

Hello friends,
Weekend's almost here...yeah!   I've been preparing a of couple cards for the April challenge at One Crazy Stamper where I have been asked to be a Guest Designer - my first....but I can't show you until the weekend :(

I did however manage to create this card using the cutest pair of friends called Wryn & Emmy by Tiddly Inks.   This was a dream to colour and I'm pleased with the outcome - even though it took me several tries at the layout.  I started making an easel card but as you see, ended up using my go-to the 6x6.  I cut each petal of the smaller dahlia toward the centre and then shaped each petal with my bone folder to get dimension.

Tiddly Inks Digital Stamp:  Wryn & Emmy
DP - Teresa Collins "Everyday Moments"
Spellbinders:  Grand  Dahlia, Dahlia, Small & Large Circles, Large Scallop
Sharpie X Fine White Poster Paint (for polka dota)
Scor Tape

Copics:  R22, 24, 26, 29
B39, 37, 34
Dark Hair: E49, 59, 57, 55
Blonde: E33, 50, 51, 53
C05, 02, 01, 00
Shading: T2, T0, 0

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Pat

I'm hoping to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #83 - I was featured...wooohooo

Friday 23 March 2012

Future Gardener

Hello everyone,
I was delighted to see that my card "Circus Trixie" was chosen as the "featured entry" in last week's Make it Monday Challenge.  Thanks Michelle for the honour - it's much appreciated.

I've been busy this week finishing up some projects and actually started on my spring cleaning...not my favourite job.  I'd rather play in my craft room ...grin!  I did manage to finish off a card using a digital from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Monday's Child b". 

Fence, Sun, Cloud dies all Die-namics
Twine - MS
DP  October Afternoon, Sasparilla
Sentiment computer generated
Buttons from bargain bin at Walmart

I expect to enter this into the following challenges:

Jellypark Challenge - What's the Weather
Cute Card Thursday #209 - Anything goes
Card Making Mama's   - Buttons

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Pat


Monday 19 March 2012

What a great Monday!


Hello folks,
Oh, I'm so excited....WHAT A GREAT DAY this has been so far!  I have been lucky enough to receive the Liebster Award from the lovely, talented Vicki from Sunshine Crafts .  Thank you so much Vicki - you have really made my day!  It's wonderful to know that other crafters appreciate and acknowlege my creations.   Thank you also to everyone who has chosen to follow my blog and I'm grateful for the lovely comments folks take the time to leave.

"The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favourite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Here's what to do on receiving your Award
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste their blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve recognition.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

Here are my five blogs I've chosen to pass this along to.  They are in no particular order.

 Tammy at Tammy's Spot
 Shazza at Time To Craft

Thank you once again Vicki, who gave me this award.  Hugs, Pat K

Thursday 15 March 2012

Saturated Canary - Circus Trixie

Hello Folks,
Today is our Granddaughter Lauren's 9th birthday and we're going off to celebrate as soon as I finish here.    You'd think it was my birthday today I'm that happy.   I found out my card "Dandelion Girl" was listed as a favourite of the week on SCS General Stamping Talk Forum the week ending Mar. 11.  Thank you so much ladies.

This card I'm going to show you is Lauren's birthday card.  She loves dancing and this Krista Smith digital named "Circus Trixie" reminded me of her.  I think there is a little Cirque du Soliel in there too, don't you :)  It's also my favourite colour combination.

I needed to make a 1" deep box for this 6x6 card because of the rose. Usually my boxes are 3/4".

DP:  Making Memories Sabrina
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment:  Lily of the Valley
Diecut with Spellbinders Circles
Ribbon is MM Sabrina
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch  covered with Art Institute Glitter
Top of the box has a Making Memories Bravissimo Rosette

Hoping to enter into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown  Clip it Up - Won Top 3
DYSU #63  Favourite Colour

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Kenny K - Rock Mama

Good Day,
Today's card is made with a Kenny K stamp called "Rock Chick".  The challenge at Kenny K asked for green and Mother's Day.   This is what I came up with.

I used an old paper pack from Making Memories called English Garden. Edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough distressed ink and Antique Linen stippled on the image.   Happy Mother's Day is computer generated, then cut with Spellbinder Ovals.  The tag was a freebie and I did not record the artist, something I regret and have started keeping better records since I began blogging.   The tassel is from a friend who was doing a clean-out and I of course moved it to my house :)

Copics:  E01,11, 000, 0000, R20
B32, 29, 26
G21, 24, 28
R43, 46, 59
E50, 51, 53, 33

Entered into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat

Sunday 11 March 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil - Baby Boy

Hello Folks,
Oh...sure did miss that hour this morning!  How about you?  I'm an hour behind on all my chores but as you see, did manage time to post - the pie for Sunday dinner can wait a bit :)

This card is for Allie, Mike and the girls to give to a friend they are visiting today who just gave birth to a new baby boy.   Oh to hold a new baby...what joy!     So here you have it.

The baby's name is Jackson so I printed the name on my colour printer to create the paper inside (something new for me). This is an easle card with matching box as shown in the next photo.

This is a side view.

I apologize for all the photos and long post but find it difficult to capture the layout in one shot.

DP is an old one from American Crafts
Ribbon from Fabricland - Bowmaker
Die cut: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
Initials:  QuicKutz
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Pompom:  Handmade from felt
Baby oval stamp- Hanglar

Mo's Digital Challenge #125  Something New

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by and as always you can click on the pictures to get a closer view.  Hugs, Pat

Thursday 8 March 2012

Wee Stamps - Dandelion Girl

Happy Thursday...almost Friday :)
Hope you've all had a good week so far.  My granddaughters are coming by after school today to make cards and stay for dinner.    They requested one of their favourite meals-at-Nanny's - spaghetti !  Should be a fun afternoon as they love colouring with my copics.

I used a Wee Stamp called Dandelion Girl on today's card..  I loved the pleats in her skirt.  The cardstock is SU Baja Breeze and Barely Banana and DP is Teresa Collins "Every Day Moment" - one of my favourites at the moment!  The corduroy buttons are brads from SU and crochet flowers from my stash. 

Copics:  Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E33, E53, E51, E50
Dress:  YR20, Y21, Y23, YR30
Shading:  BG000, BG0000
Grounding:  T02, 01, T0
Pail:  B000, B01, B02

Stickles:  Star Dust
Doily:  Recollections.

Entering the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper  March - Birthday
Moving Along With The Times - Buttons
One Stop Craft Challenge - Button on It
Fab 'n'Funky Challenge #111  Mellow Yellow
PapertakeWeekly Challenge Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #20 - Spring

Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate your lovely comments, Hugs, Pat

Tuesday 6 March 2012

MFT - Pure Innocence

Hi there,
Quick post tonight with a card using a stamp from MFT - Pure Innocence called "Book in Hand".   I thought this would be a good card for a little girl who has just read her first book.

Paper: SU Real Red
SU design paper
Memory Box Woven Circle Die
SU Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by,  Hugs, Pat

Thursday 1 March 2012

Kenny K - Goldfish Boy

Good evening,
Tonight I have a card made with a Kenny K digital stamp called Goldfish Boy.  I think perhaps you have to be over 35 to appreciate my attempt at humour here.

The DP was from TPC Studio, Bugs & Butterflies.  Button is a Jenni Bowlin Vintage Style, twine is from Jillibean Soup.  I covered the bag he is carrying with glossy accents but am afraid it did not show up in the photo.

E11, 02, 00, R20
Y03,06,04, Y32
R39, 37, 17

                       Divas by design#24  Spots and stripes
Thanks for stopping by,  Hugs, Pat.