Monday 31 December 2012

Skating ....

Good day everyone and Happy New Year! last post of 2012...where did the year go? 
What fun it has been for me in blogland. I have met and been inspired by soooo many talented crafters - thank you all for being there.  A big Thank You also to my followers.  I appreciate the time you have taken to comment and your kind words are always so helpful.   I am honoured and hope that in some small way I have inspired you.  

 The card I'd like to share with you today is a step centre birthday card.  I used a Saturated Canary digi called Nikki.   I couldn't resist buying this one to add to my collection :)

 I tried out my new Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die and cut it in Kraft.  I cut 2 of the TH Pine Tree dies using TH Kraft Resist paper, sponged them with TH Distressed Ink - Walnut.  I cut 2 more pine trees, this time in white and positioned them behind the kraft ones to give them a look of snow.   I used MS snowflake punch around the middle panel, recycled the stars and added stickles to the centre.

Memory Box Frostyville Border die used on the bottom.  The reindeer was purchased last year from WOC as well as the burgundy flower and seam binding.   Tag is a Spellbinders Back to Basics.
Sorry, I did not make note of the Copics but the I know the burgundy was R89, R85 with a bit of R56

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monthly Challenge - Celebration
Card Mania - CMC#11 Winter Wonderland
Paper Pretties #72 - Winter creation
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #43 Step Centre Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Celebrate
The Kraft Journal -  #31 Something New ( TH pinecone die)

Thanks so much for dropping by and I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Pat K xx

Friday 28 December 2012

Another Christmas Card

Hello dear friends and fellow blogging buddies.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and the big guy in red was good to you.
 We celebrated with family at our daughter's home on Christmas day and it was wonderful.
Now the rush is over and we're slowly getting back to normal.   Yesterday we awoke to over 30 cm of the white fluffy pretty when the sun is shining and the sky is blue.

I have a Christmas card to show you today that was commissioned by a friend for one of her granddaughters who's favourite colour is purple. It had to go in an envelope so I kept it fairly flat.   I've used a Saturated Canary digi called Hand Me Downs....hope you like it.

  Large snowflake - CB, small snowflake, MS punch.  Sentiment from a set I purchased last year -cut out using Spellbinders circle and mounted on SB scallop circle.  Green layer embossed with TH brick embossing folder.


Envelope made to fit the 6x6 inch card.  Spellbinder tag embossed and left blank to add the name.
BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02
YG25, G11, YG0000
E44, 43, 42, 40 

Entering the following challenges:
Charisma Cards Challenge #51 - Anything goes 
Craft us Crazy Challenge #33 - Merry Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or Winter Holiday

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Add Ribbon &/or Lace

Good morning again. 
Today is the start of the last challenge for 2012 at
Our lovely, very talented hostess Sue would like to see you
Add ribbon and/or Lace to your creations

We are very fortunate to be sponsored by

I've used a Tiddly Inks digital stamp called Wryn goes Caroling
and she comes with the "Joy to the World" sentiment.
Coloured with Copics

DP - Authentique - Festive
SU Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
SU Riding Hood Red Ink
MS red twine
Ribbon - Websters Pages & stash
SB - Back to Basics Tags

Entering the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #100 - Make it like Pops  (Christmas)
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenge 27- Christmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop 17- December  It's Christmas
Squigglefly Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge #33 - Cute Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays
Pat K

Belli Challenge #159 - Christmas

Good morning everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Today starts a new challenge at the
and the theme is

I've use an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Timmy's Stocking
The old item is the circle stamp from LOTV that I bought last year....
stamped with Memento London Fog. Now that one has been resting in my stamp box
 for a very long time- unused!  But I needed it.....!
No ribbons or bows on this one...needed it flat as it was mailed.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Blue Christmas - Recollections
Tim Holtz On the Edge Snow Flurries Die 
CB Swiss Dot embossing Folder
Die-Namics Fishtail Die
LOTV Christmas stamp    

Entering the following Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts TLT Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #165 - Die cuts

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays,
Pat K     

Saturday 15 December 2012

Vintage Blue

Good morning,
Another Christmas card for you today.

I've used an ADFD image called "To Grammy's House".
Love the vintage feel of this image and thought it would be perfect in blue.
DP is from a Recollections pack I found at Michaels on sale. 
  It has a gloss to it with silver embossed snowflakes....quite pretty irl.   
Tim Holtz On the Edge die..snow flurries with star dust stickles.
Snowflake is an old cuttlebug and MS punch. The tree is a Marianne Designs

 Entering the following challenges:
ADFD Challenge #59 - Shades of Blue
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Christmas with non-traditonal colours

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Friday 14 December 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge #15

Good day everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
and we would like to see
Anything but a Card

 I've made place cards using one of my favourite holiday drawings by Teri called
 "On a Winter's Day"

I added the names in Word, coloured the bird and highlighted the shadows...just a little.
These came together very quickly....great when you have a crowd for dinner.

Image was printed on Cryogen White which has a wonderful creamy, soft iridescent
Place card made out of Kraft paper
Because I love the vintage feel of this gorgeous image I thought I would sneak in a photo of the Christmas card I made as well.   CAS again and one of my favourite cards this year.

Cryogen white as well, framed in dark red and silver.  Card is SU Very Vanilla
Seam binding for the bow

Entering the following challenges
For Fun Challenges - I'll be home for Christmas
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Winter
Bearly Mine Challenge #65 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Thursday 13 December 2012

Pink Christmas

Good day everyone,
Quick post today to show you another of the Christmas cards I'm mailing this year.
I love TeddyBo images and must confess I have many that have not seen ink...
So I decided to change that and coloured cute TeddyBea with her Santa sign.

Tim Holtz tree die, run thru my Xyron 
Sprinkled with Glamour Dust and Art Accentz transparent Chunky sparklerz glitter
Memory box frosty border and frostyville border
Cheery Lynn O Tannenbaum X-mas Tree (top 3 layers)
Coloured with Copics
Stardust stickles
Viva Pearl Pen

Entering the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon Challenge - We wish you a pink Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - Christmas with non-traditonal colours
The Paper Shelter - Challenge, Two of anything
Deep Ocean Challenge #40 - So this is Chrismas

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - A Vintage Christmas

Good morning all,
Today is the start of a new challenge at  
and our hostess this week is Anne Marie and she has chosen
A Vintage Christmas as the theme.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week and they are 

I've chosen an image from Floppy Latte's Digital Designs called Holly Bough
for my card share with another cas design.

I sat down yesterday to start my card was nice and quiet then it happened....chain saws and mulching machines!  Our neighbour had a crew in to cut down a 40 year old tree!  6 hours of mind-numbing much for my peace and quiet  :)  At least he didn't schedule them for a Sunday....that's when he usually cuts his lawn.  Like clockwork, every Sunday in the summer, just as we're sitting down to Sunday dinner!   On the bright least he's maintaining the property :)

Enough of my chatter.....on to the details.  Green mirror cardstock has been used to frame the first layer and gold mirror for the Spellbinders Floral Oval.  Seam binding for the bow.   Gold atyou Spica pen used on the bow and SU square lattice embossing folder for the top layer.

Entering the following challenges
Squigglefly - Traditional Red & green

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K x

Monday 10 December 2012

Fashionista Challenge - Winter with Kenny K

Good day everyone.
Today starts a new challenge at Fashionista and sadly my time as a design team member 
has come to an end.   I've enjoyed my time with this wonderful, talented group 
and wish them all the very best in the future.

Now, on to my card share. We are sponsored by the fabulous
Kenny K and the theme is Winter
so I've chosen  Ice Skate Kate and she can be found here.

DP - Recollections Frosty Cabin
Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die
Spellbinders Double Ended Tags die
Wood Vaneer trees - Studio Calico
Sentiment:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Metalic ribbon - Recollections

Entering the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Winter Fun 4 Kids
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Dies and Punches
Brown Sugar Challenge #19 - You have me in stitches
Wags 'n  Whiskers Stamps Challenge #94 - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge #51 - Christmas Cards
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #32 - Summer or Winter
The Ribbon Girl Blog December Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Sweet Season....mmmmm cupcakes anyone!

Good morning everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at the Belli Challenge
and the theme this time will be Something Sweet.

I've coloured one of my favourite TeddyBea images with copics and she can be found here.
My old and forgotten item is the Spellbinder Eyelets Pendant.
 Dry embossing is SB Grand Templates Creative Book Pages Two.
 Sentiment created in word and punched with SU paper shaper

I will be entering the following challenges:
The Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
TTCRD #47 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #148 - Use Circles
The Pretty Little Ribbon:  December Challenge #17 - It's Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge - #17 Use a Doily

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

Sunday 2 December 2012

Santa Dog

Good day everyone,
I have a fairly simple Christmas card for you today that I hope you will like.  
....not too many embellies so it fits in a 6x6 envelope just fine.
I recently won a CRAFT Challenge and was fortunate to choose several digis from Karen's Doodles and couldn't wait to colour them up.   Here I've used Santa Dog and I think he's just the funniest.  
He is so darn proud of himself ......struttin' in his Santa suit!

It was difficult to capture the gold metalic stripes in the dp in the photo but irl it is very effective.

DP is from an old SEI 6x6 pad called Silver Valley.   Die is Spellbinders marvelous squares. Sentiment created in word.  Coloured with Copics
Black velvet ribbon used for the bow
Kaiser black rhinestones in each corner

Entering the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #99 - Tis the Season
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #18 - CAS
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #27 - CAS
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #8  - Santa Paws
NMWC Challenge #5 - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pat K xx