Wednesday 29 August 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge #136 - Sketch Birthday

Hello again,

Two posts in one's been a busy week for me so far :) 

We have a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky  and our two
wonderful sponsors are: Stamp Art Design by Kathryne and Joanna Sheen. 

Please visit the Fab n Funky blog to see the wonderful prizes being offered. 

Our hostess Shirley has a fabulous sketch for you to use with the theme of "Birthday".   

I decided to try something I've never done before and came up with a criss cross card, since it fits in perfectly with the sketch.  The tutorial can be found here on the SCS site.  I coloured a Mo Manning Digi called "Wish Big" .  Isn't she a sweetie...reminds me so much of my youngest granddaughter. Just wanna squeeze her :)

Cheery Lynn French Flair Doily Stacker
 Cheery Lynn Carnivale Border die
 Paper: SU Really Rust and Basic Gray
 DP:     Cosmo Cricket, Everafter.  
Flowers WOC
Ribbon is SU.  
SB floral ovals
SU Sizzlits Little Leaves.

Skin: E11, E000, E00, R11
Skirt:  YR09, YR07, E07, E97
Hair:  E21, E25, E27, E29
Shirt: Y23, Y32, YR000
Shadow: T2, T1, T0

Challenges I will be entering:
Card Makin Mamas - Try Something New  (criss cross card)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Ribbon & Bows
Pattie's Creations Challenge #51 -  Birthdays
Eureka Stamps Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #25 - Lots of Layers
The Cutie Pie Challenge #25 - Borders & Frames
A and T Emerald Faeries Challenge #30 - Punches & Dies
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #77 - Child's Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by...till next time.  Hugs, Pat K.x

Belli Challenge #151 - Back to School

Good morning all,

Today the new theme at Belli Challenge #151 is
Back To School.

I've used a very cheeky digi stamp from Crafts & Me called
Smartie Pants Sammie.
I wonder who will carry Her books?

The DP is a scrap I had left over from DCWV "The Grade School Stack" and the felt flower is a real oldie - part of a WRMK set called Flower Patch.  The brad in the center is from a Recollections set.
I created the sentiment in Word, cut it using SB Postage die and put it on a black mat.  Black rhinestones are from an old Kaiser pack.

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #70 - Back to School
Raise the Bar Challenge #109 - Back to School
Stampin with the Dragon - Back to School
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #92  - Back to School
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #70 - Back to School
Simply Create Too Challenge #20 - Back to School
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #130 - Back to School

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat K.x

Tuesday 28 August 2012

PTW ~ Sketch Challenge

Good Morning everyone,

My time as Guest Guest Designer for Papertake Weekly has come to an end. 
Thank you so much Dawny P. and your fabulous DT for having's been a wonderful experience, one that I've thoroughly enjoyed.    The Challenge this week is to use any Sketch by Dawny P.  
The sponsor is Simon Says.

I've used Sketch #59 


I coloured up the adorable Magnolia Catching Stars with Copics and also got to play with my new Cheery Lynn Mega Flourish Two die and am lovin it.  I think I might cut some TH grungepaper next time and play with colouring it.    The flowers are from WOC and the DP is from Basic Grey Sultry collection.  Edges were inked with Memento Rose Bud die ink.  Sentiment is printed in Word, cut with SB circles.   Heart pin and large pearl are from my stash.

Entering the following challenges:
BasicGrey Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #161 - All Stitched Up
Tilda's Town Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #104
Cherry Lynn Designs Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Always Crafting, Creative Mondays Challenge #14 - Kids
The Shabby Tea Room Week #129 - photo inspiration
Simply Magnolia - Colour Combo Challenge

Lastly, I want to say a huge Thank You to everyone for your lovely comments and congratulations on my newest DT spot at DD, so very much appreciated.  Hugs, Pat K.

Friday 24 August 2012

Luna La Lupa - Delicious Doodles

Happy Friday everyone!

I have some exciting news today......I'm one of the Newest Design Team Members for Delicious Doodles........can ya hear me screaming!  Seriously, I couldn't believe it when I received the email request!   I love Teri's gorgeous drawings and am so fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with this lovely, talented group...thank you so much.  I think I've reached my DT limit cup runneth over - how lucky am I.

I created this card using one of the newest digis at Delicious Doodles, called
 I wanted to keep it CAS because I think the image is so gorgeous!  I love wolves!

Coloured with Copics, Ribbon & bling from my stash.

Entered into Cute Card Thursday Challenge #231, Bling.  DYSU #86 is fantasy, and for Papercrafting Journey, Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments mean so much.    Hugs, Pat K.x

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #135 - Use Leaves

Good morning everyone,

This week I have the great pleasure of hosting for the very first time Challenge #135 at
and have chosen the theme of  'Leaves' anywhere on your project.   
We are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.

Please join us this week....we would love to see what you create and pop over to the challenge for some fabulous inspiration from my team mates.

My card share uses the adorable 'Unicorn' digi. 

Coloured with Copics
Floral display - MS fern punch, MS rose leaf punch, EK Success leaf punch
EK Success daisy punch
Stars - QuicKutz die
Tag:  Hero Arts Cling stamp
Rainbow:  Grand Nest. Circles dies

I will be entering the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Jackson's Digital Expression - anything Goes ( copics my fav.)
Bearly Mine Challenge #49 - anything goes
EFG Challenge #30 - Punches/Dies
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge #43 -Anything Goes
House of Gilli: Challenge #39 - Add a Sentiment 
Crafting When We Can Challenge #25 - Rainbows
Great Impressions - Aug. Challenge - Animals
IDIC Challenge 121 - Use a Digi
Songbird Challenge #2 - Over the Rainbow

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs, Pat K.x


Tuesday 21 August 2012

Pins & Needles at PTW

Good Day everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Papertake Weekly
The theme this week is Pins & Needles and our wonderful sponsor is 
 Ribbon Girl

I'm enjoying my time as GD and love seeing and commenting on all the gorgeous entries.  
Thank you so much for sharing.

For my card I've used a new digi from Mo Manning called Cowardly Lion....I prefer to think of him as "bashful". 

As you know, I love to "sew" on my cards so this was an easy challenge for me.  Adding the stick pin was an extra :)

DP - Graphic 45  Magic of Oz Collection
Flower: SB Rose Creations die
Leaves:  SB Foliage Die
Coloured with Copics- Sorry I cannot find the numbers as this was coloured a few weeks ago.

I will be entering the following challenges.
Pile it On Challenge #34  - Cuddly critters

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hugs, Pat K.x

Monday 20 August 2012

Molly with Balloons - Fashionista Challenge

Good day all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and that you had a chance to do something special. 

Well it's Monday and time for a New Challenge at
The Theme for Challenge #5 is a
Card for A Child 
Our sponsor this time is the fabulous Stamp Fairy who have generously offered a $10. prize to our winner.

* One Lucky Winner Will Also Win a Prize from A PASSION FOR STAMPS *

My card features the cute digi called "Molly Balloons" that was so kindly supplied by Stamp Fairy.

6x6 card
Coloured with Copics
Cheery Lynn Dies...French Flair Doily Stacker
Number is Quickutz - Diesel Classic
Rose Ribbon - WOC

Entering the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes for Kids
Inspire me Fridays #72 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad #184 -  To Die 4
The Poodles Parlour - Lets See Those Die Cuts

Thanks you so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to pop over and see what my fab team mates have come up with to inspire you.  We'd love to have you play along with us this time at Fashionista. 
Hugs, Pat K.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Cupcake anyone?

Good day everyone,

Yeah...the weekend is here!     The C.N.E. opened yesterday in Toronto.  This landmark event usually signals the end of summer is near and the kids will be back to school soon. 

   I was excited to see there was a DT call at Delicious Doodles so I thought I would make this card to enter.    I love Teri's designs and have used the freebie they've so generously supplied.  I attempted a sepia look and kept my embellies to a minimum.   Guess I must be thinking of fall with my colour choice or maybe it's because of all the halloween goodies out in the stores now.

I created the sentiment in word and put dimentional tape on the coloured image to make it pop up and stand out which fit into Sassy Studio Designs Current Challenge, Pop it Up.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Pat K.x

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Angels or Fairies - Fab 'n' Funky

Hello again,
My second post today is for Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #134

Hosted by my fab team mate - Judit

The theme Judit has chosen is "Angels or Fairies"

and our wonderful sponsor is Digi Darla Designs

 Please stop by and see what my lovely DT mates have created to inspire you and we would love it if you joined us this week.

I've created my card using a digi called High Angel that was generously supplied by our sponsor.  Colouring folds is always a challenge for me so this was good practice.  The lovely drape of her gown is so gorgeous.  When I think of angels, I envision beautiful skies and pearly gates so this is how my card came together...

The dp is a 12 x 12 sheet from an old Graphic 45 Christmas release I've been hoarding. 
Grand Nestabilities - Scallop Circle
SB Sprightly Sprockets
Fence:  MFT
Scroll:  SB Elegant Posts 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stampalot Challenge - August  - Flight
Make it Monday #102
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
Totally Stampalicious - Favourite color combo ( turquoise & cream)
Pile it On Challenge #33 - Bingo (emboss, image, pearls)
Bearly Mine Challenge #48 -  Fly, Fly Away
My Time To Craft Challenge #185 - Christmas in Aug.
Twisted Tuesday Challenge #19 - Are You Blue

Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs, Pat K.x

Belli Challenge #150 ~ Winged Things

Hello everyone,

Today at the Belli Challenge #150 the theme is Winged Things.

My design papers are from Graphic 45 older release called Once Upon a Springtime and the sweet digital is from Crafts & Me called Twilight Lily Fae

 The beautiful flower is from WOC, along with the lace.  Flower ribbon and leaves are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and have been sitting in my ribbon drawer for quite some time...mmm guess it's called hoarding. 

I attempted a little shabby chic look here (and no stitching !!! - however will it stay together  :) 

We would love it if you could play along with us this time and please pop over and see what my lovely team mates have created.

Entering the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs, Pat K.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Rocco & May...Guilty

Good day everyone,

It's time for another challenge at
and the theme this week is
Spots or Stripes
Sponsored by the fabulous Whiff of Joy

What a wonderful turnout last week for the Challenge.  It was a real treat for me as GDT to see all the amazing entries.  Pop on over to see if you are the winner of last week's challenge and see what gorgeous inspiration the DT have prepared.

For my card share today I've used two digis from Mo Manning, Guilty Rocco and Guilty May.   I still need to learn how to merge digi's.  I have such an old version of Word that I can't seem to make it work properly but here is my first attempt.

DP - Recollections Basics, black small dots, stripes
E000, E11, E00, R11
E27, E25, E23, E21
 R29, R24, R22, E09
C05, C03, C01, C00

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Mo Manning Challenge #147 - Friends
Great Impressions August Challenge - Walk on the Wild Side
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #126  - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - August - Stitch it Up
Paper Pretties Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Whoopsy Daisy Challenge - Anything Goes
Make it Monday Challenge #102

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a nice day,  Hugs, Pat K.x

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Pearls - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Hi everyone,

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my new followers and thank you so much for the lovely comments everyone has taken the time to very much appreciated.  

Now, on to business,

Today at  Fab 'N' Funky  we have a new challenge for you,
hosted by my team mate, Jackie

The theme that Jackie has chosen for this week is
Use Pearls or Rhinestones

and is sponsored by
Crimson Cloud

My contribution is a card using a sweet image from Saturated Canary called Orchard Love. My favourite apple is Granny Smith...therefore she is picking green apples...just for me :)  I've rediscovered taupe lately, coloured her dress using E70 range. Quite by accident the dress took on a look that resembles a silk with slubbed linen look to me :)


Martha Stewart punch around the page set
I dyed white seam binding using Copics E70 for the bow.
Flower created using Heartfelt Creations Grandiflora Rose set - stamped with TH Pumice Stone.
String of pearls from Michaels - adhered using Api's Crafter's Pick Incredible Tacky Glue
Sentiment is part of a Pure Innocence set from MFT cut using SB Double Ended Tags

I will be entering the following challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge #23  - Great outdoors
No Matter Which Challenge #1  - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Die cuts and/or Punches
The Shabby Tea Room Week #126  - Soft Neutrals

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Hugs, Pat K.

Tuesday 7 August 2012


WOW..can't believe it's Tuesday already....and I get to announce something I've been itching to tell you!

Several days ago, I had the great pleasure of being chosen to Guest Design for the
for the month of August.

I want to extend a BIG Thank You to Dawny P and the design team ~ I am so very honoured.

Here is my first card for the month and the theme is everyones favourite..... 
Anything Goes and is sponsored by the fabulous LOTV.

The digital stamp is called Aliah and is from Crafts & Me. 
I was encouraged by my youngest GD to purchase her - it's all about the hair you know!  She loves to colour with me...yes,  I give her my Copics to use and we have the best fun choosing colours. 

Here are some details for you:  
Prima Ribbon
WOC flowers & lace
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page
Coloured with Copics
Stickles for some bling

Entering the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #103  - Anything Goes
Challenge up your life #75 - Everything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #175  - Photo Inspiration
Emergency Crafters - Photo Inspiration
Song Bird Challenge #1  - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Pat K.x

Saturday 4 August 2012

Colourful Circles

Good day all,

We are lucky enough to have another long weekend but it's a scorcher today!   Great excuse to hide indoors and watch the Olympics!   No family dinner this Sunday....our kids are up north at cottages so DH and I will most likely go out for dinner...yeah, no cooking!   

I've been playing in my craft room again and here is what I've come up easle card using Grand Nestabilities scallop and circle dies.  The image is a cute Make it Crafty digi called Lizzie with Gift.  Coloured with Copics.  Sentiment is a Die-namics set called Polka Dot Greetings from MFT.

Here's a secret....the bow is paper pieced...first attempt was really, really bad but instead of sending the whole thing to the trash bin...I coloured a new bow, cut it out and put it on top.  The dimentional effect works and saved the day  :)

Thought I would enter the following challenges.

Crafty Ann's Challenge #70  - Circles - I have 9 that make the card :)
Digi Design Challenge - No Squares

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat K.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Fab N Funky Challenge ~ Anything But A Card

Good day everyone,

Welcome back and Happy August 1st ! Oh the summer is flying by!
A big thank you to my new followers for taking the time to come along with me on this journey ~ so much appreciated.

Okay, on to business...

Today's theme at the Fab N Funky Challenge is "Anything But A Card"  
Hosted by my lovely, talented team mate,  Rachel.

Our Sponsor for this Challenge is

I made a gift bag using papers from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" collection that I picked up on clearance.  Love the tattered lace pattern...kinda naughty looking :)    I stamped and coloured a stamp from Flonzcraft called "Gibson Girl".    I cut the image into a circle shape, covered it with black netting and attached it to the pleated circle I created.  I then gathered a piece of black netting into a circle and attached the "Gibson Girl" on top, finishing it off with a black satin bow, tied using bow-easy. 

Here is a close up of this gorgeous stamp. 

Please stop by and see what my lovely DT mates have created to inspire you and we'd love it if you joined us this week.

I will be entering the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges - Anything but a card
Dynamic Duos #13 - Monocromatic
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Anything but a card

Thanks so much.   Hugs, Pat K.x

Travel at the Belli Challenge

Good day everyone,

Hope you're all having a great week and have something wonderful planned this month.  

We have a fab new challenge starting today at the

The theme for #149 is Travel.  

 Oh how I wish I were jumping on a plane right now....ahhhh. 
 I do love the excitement of visiting new places.  

I have an easle card for you today using a Saturated Canary Digi called Tourist.  Matched her up with some very old stickers....perhaps from the $$ store ?  
 I used DP from Basic Grey "Out of Print" and was so delighted I got the chance to use my new eiffel tower digi from Make it Crafty.  I printed it right on the dp.
I'm also working my way thru a package of SU Cameo Coral cardstock. 
Memory Box dies used:  Amanda Circle and Madera Corner

I will be entering the following challenges:

Make it Monday Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime ch#80 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Ch. #21 - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge #126 -  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge  #46 - Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas #76  - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday #79  - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Pat K.