Friday 30 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #13

Good day everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at
Delicious Doodles
 and our team has selected the theme of
Goth vs Pretty

My card uses a new digi called Angelique with Snowflake and can be found here.
 Okay so the bow is pretty...and so is the fabulous image!!!
 Where is the goth you ask ??....well I was going for a black lace look -  my version of goth (smiles).
Hope you like my attempt.

Coloured with copics:
Skin:  E0000, E000, E11, E00, R20
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E21
Dress:  E42, E41, E40
Wings:  C2, C1, C0

Glamour dust on the snowflake and earring
Cheery Lynn French Flair Doily Stacker
Spellbinders Grand Labels One
Spellbinders Labels One

Entering the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge #112 - Ribbon
Creative Moments Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
TTCRD #46 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #125 - Lots of Layers
Lady Anne's Challenge - anything goes
House of Gilli Challenge #46 - Die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Use a Digi

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 149

Good day everyone,
We continue to celebrate our 3rd Birthday this week at the

and our theme is THREE of anything on your card

We are fortunate to have five fabulous sponsors for this challenge
with some great prizes up for grabs. 
DigiDarla Designs

Our newest sponsor Cult Pens are offering a very special prize to end our challenge.
Details can be found on the Fab 'n'Funky blog.

Cult Pens
Cult Pens

Now on to my card. I've used a stamp from Flonzcraft called Kindergarten, Children Swinging
My 3 items are the three children.   Hope you like it.

Image stamped using Versafine Black ink
Dry embossed with Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Tag printed in word and cut using Die-namics Fishtail Flags
DP is SU Pink Pirouette
Ribbon from Michaels

Entering the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything Goes excluding Christmas
Pile it on Challenge #48 - Anything but a Christmas card
Party Time Tuesdays #96 - Anything goes
TTCRD  Ch.#46- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to join in the celebration this week at
Fab 'n' Funky.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 21 November 2012

We're Having a Party...Birthday that is !!!

Good day all,
Today is a very special day at Fab n Funky Challenge
We are celebrating our 3rd Birthday....hip hip hooray
We've arranged a 2 week celebration for you with loads of sponsors and fabulous prizes.

And yes, you guessed it the theme for this challenge will be

Birthdays and Three

I have made a telescopic card for the celebration.    This is one of my favourite cards to make.
They come together quickly, once you have all the dies cut and folks really love receiving them.  There are 3 sections to this card and the sweet image called Filled with Love by
  StampArt Designs by Kathryne has 3 balloons and can be found here.

 There is a fabulous tutorial for telescopic cards by Beate Johns on SCS that can be found here

This is the card closed

The following picture is of the card opening

The final photo shows the card when it's fully opened.

Entering the following challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers:  Speedy Fox and Friends challenge - Pop it Up
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge - November - shaped
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #6 - Openable
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #140 - Use a digi
Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #144 -  Layers
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #42 - Shaped Cards

I hope you get a chance to stop by Fab 'n' Funky and see what fabulous creations my team mates have created for the celebration. You'll not be disappointed.
Pat K

Belli Challenge #157 - Thankful/Gratitude

Good morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating tomorrow.
This is the first of 2 posts for me today....I've been busy!

We have a new challenge starting at the Belli Challenge 
and this time the theme Darsie has chosen is

I've coloured a digi from ADFD called Holding a Flower.
I must confess...I've had her for a few months but this is the first time she's been coloured.
I hope you like the result.

I added a raffia ribbon and topped it with a black stitched ribbon from Michaels.
I pulled out my Spellbinders Beaded Circles, cut and dry embossed them, then added a bit of Versamark to the beads.   The button is from an old BG set tied with some very old Irish linen thread from my dear Mom's sewing box.  She was a great crafter and loved to sew.   I have not inherited that's all I can do to sew a straight line on my cards.  The sentiment was added in word.  I've used Glamour Dust on her wings and she has been coloured with Copics.

Here is a closeup of this cutie.

I expect to enter the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #98 - Give Thanks
Di's Digi Designs - Show us those Fall Colours
ADFD Challenge #57 -  Autumn colors
Card Makin Mamas - Thank you
Dilly Bean Designers & Friday Challenge - Thanks
Guylou's Inimitability Blog - Thanks
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #46  - Thank you
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Thanks

Thanks you so much for stopping by.
Pat K

Friday 16 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #11

Good day everyone,
A couple of items for you today. First, I'm so excited that my card Harvest Blessings is being
featured today at The Kraft Journal.   Thank you so much Beth for this honour.
Also, today we have a new challenge starting at Delicious Doodles
and this time we would like to see a piece of material on your creations.

I've used Teri's gorgeous digi called "Rose" and the material on my card is cheesecloth.
Oops...looks like I should have ironed the cloth a bit first ..
oh well the crease adds to the

Spellbinders Splendid circles
Seam binding and decoration from my stash
DP - MME Miss Caroline
Bazzill - Almond Cream
Inside DP -  orange flower SU
stripe - Bearly mine digital paper

Entering the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
House of Gilli Challenge #45 - Celebration
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge #30 - Flowers, Hats, Horses
CRAFT Challenge #181 - Fabric

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Happy Bear-Day

Good morning everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at Fab n Funky
and our lovely, talented Wendy has chosen "Let's See Those Bears" on your projects

Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and I have chosen Cuddly Bear and Beary cute Sentiment

CB Argyle folder
DP - MME Sabrina
SB Classic Diamonds
Flower:  Melissa Francis Embellishment

Entering the following challenges:
Songbird Challenge #8 - Diamonds are a girls best friend

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Monday 12 November 2012

Blue Christmas at Fashionista

Good morning all,
Today is the start of Challenge #9 at Fashionista
and the theme is Blue Christmas.
Your creations must be a Christmas theme with blue as the main colour
We are sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary and I've used the super cute Harley & Haley.
Don't you think they are the perfect ballerinas?   The Nutcracker is a favourite event at Christmas time and this little Sugar Plum Fairy is practicing her pirouettes.

We are so excited to have 2 more wonderful sponsors for this challenge and they are
 Ribbon Girl and VannaBea Creations

DP - Graphic 45
SU Pink Pirouette
Rosette - Recollections
Ticket - Whimsy Stamps Holiday Ticket Sentiments
Coloured with Copics

Entering the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #7 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - November theme Things with tails
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Kids
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #158 - Pastel Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #15 - Bingo, (pink, glitter, blue)
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas (no red, no green)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 -  Feeling Blue
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Anything Cute
Saturated Canary Challenge #30  - Fairytales (the Nutcracker)

Thanks so much for visiting.....till next time,
Pat K.xx

Wednesday 7 November 2012

CAS one of my favourite styles

Good day everyone,
Hope you're having a good week so far.  It's cool and crisp with bright sunny skies in my little corner of the world. I hope the sun shines for you today too.
My daughter is in NYC and she was so excited about the trip. She lived there at one time furthering her dance training so it's a very special place for her.   With all the devastation recently I was anxious but her travel arrangements went smoothly.  She was meeting a friend for lunch, armed with a very long shopping list , so like her mother, except none of her purchases will include craft supplies :)   Anyway, enough of my chatter....

Today's card is for the new challenge that begins today at the
 Belli Challenge and the theme is Harvest/fruit

I love this Mo Manning digi.  It's called Winter Delivery and is really meant to be for Christmas because he is walking thru snow but I turned the snow into puddles and thought he would be perfect for autumn as the squirrels are busy this time of year harvesting nuts.
 I've kept my card CAS.  I find this style a nice break from my usual embelli laden creations. 

The Belli Challenge encourages you to use your old or forgotten items.  I've used SB double ended tags, gold brads and scraps of kraft and SU old olive paper.  The sentiments inside and out are from a very old Cornish Heritage Farms stamp set called Mona Lisa Moments. 

Hat: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Fur: E47, E44, E43, E40
Leaves: E09, E07, Y27
YR23, Y26

I will enter the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #159 - anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #63 - Clean and Simple
The Kraft Journal Make it Monday - Harvest (matted with Kraft Paper)
Paper Playtime Ch#88 - Autumn Colours
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #35 - Anything Fall
The Pink Elephant #173 - Favorite Coloring Medium - Copics
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #195 - Anything Goes
Raise the Bar Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #63 - Critters

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and we'd love it if you could hop on over to the challenge and see what lovely cards my team mates have created.
Pat K.xx

Friday 2 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #9

Good day everyone,
Hope this finds you safe and well.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the folks affected by the superstorm this week.  I'd also like to send a big thank you to my lovely blogging friends for their kind words of support this week as well - it means so much - you're the best!
Today starts a new challenge at 
and this time we would like to see embossing on your creations.
I've made another Christmas card this time using the gorgeous digi called

SB Poinsettia die
Versafine black ink
CB Christmas Ornaments embossing folder

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Divas by Design Challenge #59 - Feeling Festive
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #52 - All thing sparkly
Anything Goes Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas Challenge #89 - anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K.xx