Friday 27 April 2012

A Day for Daisies!

Quick post today - lots of stuff going on at the home front.  My card is made with a digital stamp from A Day For Daisies, another of my favourite shops.   I used the Sketch from One Stop Challenge.  The flowers were made using the MS hydrangea punch.  The leaves are made with Sizzlits Little Leaves die from SU.

I love this DP from Pion Design - my hands were shaking when I cut into it because it's so expensive!  I picked it up in the US on one of our visits and have been hoarding it for awhile.  Liquid Applique was applied to the cream and then heat embossed.  Used a white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to create the polka dots on her dress.   I don't often paper piece but am happy with the outcome today. Sentiment was created in Word - font is FangSong and Annabelle.

Coloured with Copics:
Skin:  E11, 01, 000, 0000, R20
Dress:  R85, 83, 81, R00
Hair:  E59, 57, 55, Little bit of E49
Wings:  B000, B01

Challenges I hope to enter:

Robyn Fetish #104 - Use Pastel Colors Only
Stamptacular Sundays #160 - Loaded with Layers
Bearly Mine Challenge #32 - Baby Days  - I won Top 3
Little Red Wagon - 3 or more flowers
Prairie Fairy Friday #77 - Anything with a Flower
Fussy & Fancy #61 - Punches & Dies

Thanks for visiting.  Hugs, Pat

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Enjoy the Rain

Good Day everyone,
And a beautiful sunny one it is in my little part of the world.  I even did a little gardening this good to see the spring flowers.  
I also found time to make this card using a digital stamp from Saturated Canary called "Enjoy the Rain".   I used my new umbrella die from Die-Namics and the tag is a SB Antique Frame and Accents die.

Copics:  YR21, 23, Y26
C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, 0
Face:  E11, E000, R20,  YR09
Doodle:  Copic Multiliner 0.3
DP - Michaels Clearance bin
Sentiment:  Printed in Word
Feathers:  stash

I intend to enter into the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - April Showers
Crafts for Eternity #68 - Something New
Stampin for the Weekend #8 - Sparkle and shine
Pile it On #17 - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Catz - Stripes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #46 - Black, White and 1 accent color - I Won Top 3

Thanks for stopping by, Hugs, Pat K.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Maggie's Birthday

Today our oldest Granddaughter celebrates her 10th Birthday with friends and tomorrow the family will gather at our house for a birthday lunch in Maggie's honour.  It seems like it was just yesterday I held her in my arms for the first time and now here she is, a bright, beautiful young girl of whom we are so proud.   I used a Krista Smith's digital called "Poppy" for her card.   As soon as I saw it in Krista's store, I knew I had to have it - you see Maggie has 2 white pet rats.  I know...rats, but I'm told they get a bad rap.  I cannot call them "cute" or even hold them but I've observed they are wonderful pets and actually bond with their owners. 

The tag is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die, Antique Frame & Accents that I shortened and rounded the corners.  Sentiment is printed on Word.  Lace is from the $ Store, blue flower is Recollections, Metal strip is from Webster's Pages and the carnation is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Paper is SU.

Copics:  E11, E01, E000, E0000, R20
R85, 83, 81
E50, 51, 53, 33
C1, C0,
T1, 2, 0

I intend to enter into the following challenges:

Prairie Fairy Fridays #77 - Anything goes with flowers
Fab n Funky Challenge #117 - Lace and Pearls
Inky Impressions Challenge - Birthday -  Woo hoo - I won Top 3

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

Friday 20 April 2012

Kenny K - Frog

Good day,
Here is a card made with a digital stamp that is the April freebie at Kenny K.   I made it into a Father's Day card for Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and will mail it along to the Canadian location.  

DP - TCP Studio "Bugs and Butterflies"
Sentiment created in Word
Copics:  G14, 17, 19
Y23. 26. 28

Have a great weekend,  Hugs, Pat

Monday 16 April 2012

C.C.Designs - Cupcake Birgitta

Hello folks,
Can't believe it's Monday already!  The weekend just flew by with not much accomplished but we did have Sunday dinner at our DD's, which is always a treat.  Then back home to watch "The Game of Thrones".   We are all hooked on the show and can't wait for Sunday night!  
On to my card for today.  It's a C.C.Design digital from All That Scraps called Swiss Pixie Cupcake Birgitta. I've had it for sometime now and it's been a favourite for birthdays.

Went a little out of my comfort zone here with all the "stuff" going but am getting used to it.  I brought out my Memory Box Floral Circle Die as well as my Grand Nesties Label One.   I'm liking the Tombo Mono Aqua liquid gue to adhere the fancy cut dies. It has a small tip that's easy to control in the small areas. The sentiment is from SU - DP from Michaels - clearance.   Coloured with Copics.   I ended up having to cut out the image because my colouring ran.  It's been awhile since I used Cryogen White and forgot how it can be unforgiving when you're heavy handed :)  Here is the inside:

Wednesday's Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes  - #116 - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #159  - Freebie Week

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by - your lovely comments are always appreciated.  Hugs, Pat

Friday 13 April 2012

Sweet Pea - Peony

Happy Friday the 13th !!

I had myself in quite a state today because I was scheduled for laser iridotomy on both eyes...and it's Friday the 13th!  Oh ya, I am superstitous.  My lovely Welsh Grandmother, whom I loved dearly, taught me all the "dont's" and they have stuck with me   I even considered cancelling my appointment but I would have to wait another month so decided to forget what day it was.  But every news program HAD to mention it, didn't they!   So off I went with my DH, who is my support (and not superstitous).  Procedure is fast and just a little uncomfortable.   My vision will be blurry for about 4 hours so I've got a legit excuse for out-of-focus photography (lol).

Here is a card made with an image I love.  It's a Sweet Pea stamp called "Peony" that my youngest Granddaughter encouraged me to buy.   We would colour them in the mornings before I took her to JK/SK.  I do miss having her with me as she is in school full time now.

The black netting is from the outside wrapping around our Easter ham (which was completely sealed).

Stamp:  Sweet Pea "Peony"by Ching Chou Kuik
Black paper if from Clearance bin at Michaels
Tim Holts scroll
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
MS Punch
Copics:  R58,24, 22, 27
YG97, 93, 91
R21, R00
Hair:  E59, 57, 55, E49, E81
Skin:  E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Gold Smooch on baubles and dress

Wild Orchid Crafts Week 46 - Wings (on bird)

Thanks for stopping by,  Hugs, Pat

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Tiddly Inks - Wryn and Wren

Hi folks,
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We sure did....haven't got thru half the chocolate yet !

Okay, on to business!  I have some new stuff for you today....warning heavy photo post!

The card is made using Tiddly Inks, digital stamp called Wryn and Wren - but I made him a bluebird!   I create my boxes using the tutorial on the wonderfully talented Papercrafts By Rach blog.

The die I used to create the fancy circle is a Spellbinders, Layered Elegant Swirl.  The circles behind the die are Grand Nestabilities.   

SU Square Lattice Die
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
DP:  Authentique - Genuine
SU Night of Navy, So Saffron
MS Punch for leaves


Tiddly Inks Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Sundays with Crissy #28   Favourite Colours
Totally Papercrafts #111 -  Bingo   Flowers, Diecut, Blue
Belli Challenge #140 - 3 shapes -   I'm Belle of the Belli
Prairie Fairy Fridays #76 - Anything Goes

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

Saturday 7 April 2012

Two More Cards for OCS

Good day,
I have 2 cards to show you that I believe will be posted on the OCS blog today as part of my Guest Design spot.  This has been so much fun for me.

Both cards are on this post because I find if I post more than once a day, Blogger turns word verification on!  Learning as I go....

Now, on to my cards. The first one I think is perfect for the boys who like their toys.  Gotta love the Penny Black hedgehog.  Hop on over to the challenge at OCS and play along if you like.

Stamp:  Penny Black, Born Wild
DP:  MME, Miss Caroline, Dilly Dally
Spellbinders Sprocket die
Banner is Lil Inker Designs
Copics:  C01, 00, 09, 07, 05, 02
R29, 24, 22
G19, 21
W2, W00
E11, E01, E000, R20

For this second card I used Justrite Stamps and several dies.  There are foam dimensionals between each layer.  I have a friend who needs a wedding card for a mature couple.  I'll see if this appeals to her or I'll colour something up - I have until May :)

What does not show up in the photo is that I cut the doily die out of the center of the  5 1/2 inch peach square, then stacked everything up aligning it in the "hole" where the doily was cut.  It gives it a nice look I think with the Bazzill Almond cream cardstock showing beneath it.

This card looks difficult but really it's not. It comes together very quickly.

Dies layered as follows from the bottom up:
Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily
Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Large
Marianne Designs Craftables
Spellbinders Standard Large Circle
Spellbinders Small circles
Justrite Stamps:  Grandmas doilies set
Versa Mark, White embossing Powder
Bow Easy

Both cards are 6x6

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter.  Hugs, Pat

Friday 6 April 2012

Easter - Wee Stamp

My card today is one I created for my GD spot at that great Canadian store, One Crazy Stamper.  I find their online service to always be fast and accurate and just love dealing with everyone there.  I'm so honoured to be their GD for April.   Today I have used a Wee Stamp called Easter.  I just loved the bunny and his chickie friend.

Wee Stamp – Easter Bunny
DP:  MME, Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Coloured on X-Press It paper
Ink:  Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black,  Tim Holtz Tattered Rose
Spellbinders:  Rectangle,  Scallop Rectangle,  Elegant Posts
Copics:  BG53, 11, 10
              C02, 01, 00
              R20, 21, 32, 11, R00
              Y11, 15, 21, YR68
              T02, 01, 00, 0
              E44, 43, 42, 41, 47
Bow made with Bow Easy

Challenges this will go into: 
Kaboodle Doodles #113  - Top 3 Awaiting Blinkie
The Ribbon Carousel  RCC47   - I'm a Top Spool
Crafty Sentiments Designs, BunniesWon Top 3

Have a wonderful Good Friday,  Hugs Pat


Tuesday 3 April 2012

Mo Manning - Get Well

Quick post today. Here is the get well card I gave to our SIL who had an emergency appendectomy on Saturday evening. The following day he became jaundice and is now waiting for a procedure to remove a gallstone. It's been a hectic few days but hopefully he will be able to come home tomorrow.

I put a comical note inside the card which made Mike smile.

Paper is all SU
Mo's Digital Pencil - Late
Buttons:  SU Baja Breeze (clearance)

Here are the challenges:

Moving Along With The Times #142  - I'm Top 3
DYSU Challenge # 65 - Won $10. Gift Cert.
Cupcake Craft Challenge #186 - I'm a cupcake Cutie

Thanks for stopping by, Hugs, Pat

Sunday 1 April 2012

Kenny K - Ryder Cole

April is finally here and I'm so pumped !   I get to do my GD gig at One Crazy Stamper....yeah!   I have been an online customer of Lora's since before her bricks and mortar store.  One day a friend and I decided to take the 45 minute drive to Bolton and visit her new location.  I took one of my cards with me to show her I was not just this crazy I actually do use some of my stash (insert grin).   Well, much to my surprise Lora loved my card, jumped on her computer and told me there was an opening in her GD positions and would I like to join.  Only one problem, I was not a blogger in early Nov.   So you see, Lora is responsible for the slippery slope I'm on (grinning again).  I'm a self taught blogger, which has been so difficult at times.  There is so much I don't know how to do but I have met some wonderful crafters and that is the best. 

Now on to my entry for April's Challenge with a "Male" theme.  I've used the Whimsy, Kenny K stamp called "Ryder Cole".  I collect tags from clothing and used one on this card, along with a scrap of grey denim cut from a pair of jeans.

Stamps:  Whimsy, Kenny K – Ryder Cole  
   Sentiment:  Whimsy, Party Mini Letter Seals
Paper:   X-press It,  Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection
Buttons:  Jenni Bowlin Vintage Sew on Buttons, Black
Ink:  Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Black Soot,   Antique Linen
Spellbinders:  Sprockets
Copics:    C5, 2, 1, 7
                YR24, 23, 31
                 E30, 31, 34, 35
                 R56, 59, 89
                 Skin:  E11, E01, E00, E000,  R20
                 W00, 03, 01

Into the following challenge:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - It's a Mans World

Thank you for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat