Tuesday 31 December 2013

Happy New Year's Eve

Hi everyone,
Can't believe it's New Year's Eve already....where has the year gone!
...a lot of it spent in my craft room I'm thinking as I reflect and try to choose my cards
 for Debby's   5    6 Favourite Cards for 2013.
These are the ones that come to mind as they challenged me and I was happy with the outcome.

Saturated Canary "Lovely" 
Details can be found here.

LOTV stamp "Love Balloon"
Details can be found here

StampArt Design by Kathryne
Details can be found here

Wee Stamps
Post can be found here.

StampArt by Kathyne - details can be found here

Saturated Canary  - details can be found here.

I'd like to also thank everyone for taking the time to leave me comments this year.
They mean so much...Thank You!
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year.
Here's hoping 2014 will be kind to you and yours.

Pat K xx

Favourite Christmas Cards

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to show you my favourite Christmas cards for 2013 as I add them to Debby's 
Hope you don't mind one more look....

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Saturday 28 December 2013

11 Pipers Piping

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
I've neglected my blog over the last week
...such a busy time of year for us all so just wanted to pop in and say hi. 
We had a lovely holiday with the family and were fortunate enough
to only experience a 5 hr. power outage
after the severe ice storm that blew thru prior to Christmas. 

I've another Christmas card to show you using  Eleven Pipers Piping from Delicious Doodles
This is my first time making a 6x6 front step card. 
 I cased a beautiful card that Craftdee Donna made here
and used a great tutorial that she mentioned done by
the fabulous Norma that can be found here.
Plaid paper is from Crate Paper - Bundled up
Real Red from SU
Green from my stash
SB Classic Frame

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Di's Digi - Anything Christmas
Sweet Pea Stampers - Christmas/New Year
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Happy Campers Challenge #25 - Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas
Digi Haven - Red & Green

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Wednesday 18 December 2013

DT Card - The Paper Shelter

Hi everyone,

This is my second post for today and it's for the The Paper Shelter.  
This challenge will last for 3 weeks as we'll be on our Christmas break. 
 The theme is everyone's favourite...Anything Goes. 

I had so much fun colouring up this little fella "I Wonder What is This" that can be found here.
  I kept the design very CAS and let the focus be on the image. 
The sentiment is an old rub-on from Basic Grey that I thought would be perfect.
....he looks like he's got some explaining to do as he's shaking the gifts!
...and yes, I always wrap my gifts in the same wrapping paper..everything has to match!

There is a fabulous prize for the winner of this challenge so we'd love it if you could play along.

Coloured with Copics
Sentiment - Basic Grey Rub on
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

I would like to enter the following challenges.
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #9 - Christmas/Winter
Paula holifields Crafts - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Craftin Desert Diva's Craft it Up - Christmas
Jellypark Challenges - Christmas
CAS on Sunday Challenge #23 - Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Last DT Post for Creative Belli Challenge

Good day everyone,

I hope your week is going well and that you're all ready for Christmas..well almost anyway!

Today is the last post I will be making for the Creative Belli Challenge
Even though I'm sad to see this wonderful challenge come to an end
 I fully support our lovely owner Darsie's decision to close the doors. 
 Being a part of this wonderful team has been very special to me.  It was my very first DT spot. 
I was asked to join in May 2012 and couldn't have asked for a better group to work with.
I will miss you all, especially you Darsie but I know I will see everyone in blogland.

I wanted to make something special for this last challenge so choose another image from
Delicious Doodles, part of the 12 days of Christmas series.
 This one is called Partridge in a Pear Tree and can be found here.  
 Once again I used Graphic 45 DP

Coloured with Copics
Silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Here is a picture of the inside, again using Graphic 45 dp

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #72 - Anything Goes
C ...is for Challenge #12 - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Created with Love Challenge #71 - Christmas
Eureka Stamps Challenge #70 - Christmas
Love to Create Challenge #96 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Tuesday 17 December 2013

....and yet another Christmas card

Hi everyone,
Quick post today....just wanted to show you another Christmas card. 
Every year I have a favourite Mo Manning Christmas digi and here is this years.
From Bethlehem and it can be found here.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Recollections 12x12 pac Starry Night from 2012
Jute - Hobby Lobby
Star - from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge #117 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Last Christmas card

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Pat K x

Sunday 15 December 2013

10 Lords a Leaping

Hi everyone,

What's the weather like where you are?   We had a winter storm blow thru that dumped over 30 cm of snow....looks awfully pretty but the cleaning up is not so much fun.  
Thank goodness for our wonderful neighbours who help out when our snow service is a no-show.

Earlier, I promised to show you another card I made using one of Delicious Doodles 
12 Days of Christmas series so here is Ten Lords A Leaping that can be found here.
I went with non-traditional colours this time.

6x6 in card
Coloured with Copics
DP - Graphic 45
Silver CS from my stash
Sentiment cut from G45 papers
Ribbon from Michaels
White/brown bead berry stray cluster from WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Di's Design Challenge - Show Us Christmas in Non-Traditional colours
Brown Sugar Challenge #72 - Christmas

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

Friday 13 December 2013

Another cute penguin

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all well and looking forward to a great weekend.
We're expecting our first winter storm so will have to get my errands done early.

Today starts a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts
and the theme chosen by our lovely Lisa is "Christmas - Non-Traditional Colours"

I've used a cute stamp created by Crissy Armstrong of Whimsy Stamps called

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Ladybug Inc.

 Coloured with Copics
 Sentiment:  QuicKutz
 Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
 Oval Dies:  Marianne LR0240
 Box:  SB Nested Mittens cut in felt
 Ribbon from my stash
 Sentiment circle: LOTV
 Felt snowflakes - Martha Stewart

                 6x6x1 inch box

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
      Whimsy Stamps Challenge #66 - Party Time
   4 Krafty Girls Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #299 - Catch up
In the Pink #34 - Pink Christmas (hope there is enough pink)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Non-traditonal colours

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Snowflakes are falling......

Hello everyone,
First, I'd like to extend a big Thank You to my new followers.
I'm honoured that you chose to join me on this crafting journey.

Here we are, half way thru another week and that much closer to the big day!
Can't believe how time is flying by....  better get my cards mailed soon!

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky and the theme selected by our lovely Rachel is Snowflakes.  Our wonderful sponsor is StampArt Design by Kathryne and I've used an adorable image called "NEW" Santa Mouse.    My photo does not do this little guy justice...he is too cute for words...and the lens it seems!   As you'll see I've surrounded him with lovely white snowflakes and he seems quite happy about it. 

I so wanted to send this to my granddaughter but unfortunately it's a commissioned card.  Might just have to make another one!   It fits into a 6x6 box..no overhanding bits to contend with.

As alway, coloured with Copics
Red is THE most difficult colour for me...it seems to always want to go over the lines (so don't look too close okay..:)

Lots of MB dies used.
Frostyville Wreath
Frostyville Border
Grand Happy Holidays
Magnificent Pine
 The word snow is a die from Papertrey Ink and the words let it are cut using my QuicKutz Studio Mini dies.
DP - Recollections Blue Christmas from last year
 Fran-tage shabby white embossing enamel

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas
  2. Inky Chicks Challenge #19: Christmas
  3. Papertake Weekly: Christmas Creatures
  4. Songbird Challenge #30 - Merry Christmas
  5. Tip Top Tuesday #116 - Snowflakes
  6. Craft your Passion Challenge #192
  7. Digi Darla's Challenge #92 - Santa
  8. Incy Wincy Designs - Let It Snow
  9. Make it Monday #170
  10. Deep Ocean Challenge #66 - Santa

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you get a chance to visit the challenge and see the lovely creations made by my fabulous team mates.
Pat K xx

Sunday 8 December 2013

Adorable Wryn has some helpers!

Good day everyone,

If you're looking for the Paper Shelter Blog Hop please scroll down.  
Sorry for any inconvenience.

I hope you've had a good weekend so far.  Its a very cold one for us ...
think I might stay indoors today and work on my Christmas cards.  
We're off to our lovely daughters tonight so no dinner to prepare...and no excuses!

I've used another adorable digital image from Tiddly Inks for this card 
called Santa's Helpers Wryn that can be found here.  

Coloured with Copics
I tried to keep it flat for easy mailing...although extra postage will be required.
Card is 6x6 in

Papertrey Ink dp's
LOTV Sentiment circle
Christmas tree: Marianne Die
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
Pile it on Challenge #48 - P (is for penquin)
Scribble & Scrap Blog & Challenge 7 - Anything goes

Enjoy your day and thank you so much for visiting.
Pat K xx

Saturday 7 December 2013

12 Days of Christmas Card

Good day everyone,

If you're looking for the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog Hop post please scroll down. Thank you!


Early morning for me here but wanted to get this card on before I start the marathon of Christmas shopping today.   Off to a Christmas party tonight so have to save some energy.

I absolutely love the 12 days of Christmas series 
that Teri of Delicious Doodles created a couple of years ago.  
 This is the first time I've had the confidence to tackle these amazing images 
because I wanted to make sure I could do them justice. I hope I've succeeded. 
They work beautifully with Graphic 45 Christmas papers I think.

So far I've created 3 cards from the grouping but will have to wait until after I send out my cards to post...don't want to spoil it for anyone.

Digital image 12 Drummers can be found here
Coloured with Copics. 
 Sentiment cut from one of the sheets in the G45 pack. 
 Berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Corner Challenges - Traditional Christmas
Digi Haven Challenge - Merry Christmas

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

Wednesday 4 December 2013

DT Card for 3rd Birthday Celebration at The Paper Shelter

Good morning everyone,

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop

In celebration of  reaching their 3rd Birthday on December 8th
 it will be a two week challenge and both design teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "Special Birthday" theme.
If you have landed here from Merkkari's blog....then you're heading in the right direction...
if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again.

The Design Team are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

For my card today I choose The Lovely Ballerina and she can be found here.
If you've visited my blog before you will know that my granddaughters dance 
so I thought this would be perfect for one of their birthdays.  

Card size: 6x6 in.
Shape:  Go Kreate No. 260029  Half XXL square frame
Marianne Creatables Oval frame LR0240
La La Land Heart Treble Clef dies
Poppystamp Die - Crochet Corner
Birthday Wishes - LOTV Vintage Labels
You're the Best Stamp, frame & die - Taylored Expressions It's a Banner Day - 1
Ribbon & DP - Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush
Ribbon, Orchids & baby's breath - Wild Orchid Crafts
Fran-tage Pink embossing powder
Coloured with Copics:
Skin: E11, E21, E000, R11
Hair: E41, E43, E44
Tutu  R21, R20, R000, R0000
Shading:  T2, T1, T0

From here you'll need to hop on over to Joey's Stuff.
 Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice
of one of the fab digis available in store.  Hop, Hop, Hop!

Good luck everyone,
Pat K xx

Christmas Candy Card

Good morning everyone,
I hope you're having a good week so far.
Today starts a new challenge at the Creative Belli Challenge and the theme is "Candy"

Recently I was lucky enough to be a winner at the Tiddly Inks Challenge and selected this adorable image called Lilli Claire Sweet Christmas Dreams that can be found here

Coloured with Copics
SB Grand Decorative Labels One
DP- Authentique Festive Collection
MS Holly punch
QuicKutz candy die
SU Sentiment
Ribbon from Michaels

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #123 - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #35 -  Christmas Feasts & Treats
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Pick  Ch#17 sweet treats
Make it Monday Challenge #169

Thank so much for visiting today.  I'll be back a little later with a fun post for TPS.
Pat K x

Friday 29 November 2013

Ho, Ho, Holidays at TPC

Good day everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrated yesterday.

Today starts a new challenge at  
and the theme set by our lovely Lisa is 
Ho, Ho Holidays.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

 Stamp:  Penny Black 4284K
Stamped with Memento Black Ink
Coloured with Copics
MS ribbon
SB Layered Poinsettia die
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #170 - Christmas

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

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Cute critters at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Our birthday celebration at Fab'n'Funky has come to an end.
 What a pleasure it's been to view all the beautiful creations made by our wonderful followers.  
Thank you to everyone who joined in the celebration.

But it's time now for a new Challenge and our lovely Ginny is our host this week and she's chosen "Cute Critters" as the theme.    Our fabulous sponsor is StampFairy.

DP - Papertrey Ink Holiday Flourished & Swirls
Kraft paper
Studio Calico wood veneer trees
Gold ribbon a gift
WOC xmas flower spray
SB Scalloped square die
Yellow, Candy Cane, Star Dust Stickles
LOTV Christmas sentiments tags

Coloured with Copics:
Lenny: E39, 34, 33,30, E02
Ladder: E27, 25, 23, 21
Box: E81
Ornaments:  G17, 14:  R27:  YR31, 23, 24
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges2 #24 - Non-traditional Christmas colours
Bearly Mine Challenges #114 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday #148 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #168
Victorine Originals Challenge #73 - Christmas with non traditonal colours

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

Monday 25 November 2013

DT Post - Cards for Men Challenge #24

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  We  had a wonderful time yesterday watching our granddaughter dance in the Nutcracker.  We are so proud of her and her love of dance is infectious.

Today starts a new challenge at  
 and the theme is a favourite "Anything Goes"

We are sponsored by Dr. Digi and I've used a coloured image called Anglin Andy
There is a b&w version as well but I couldn't resist the fabulous colouring on this one.
I've had this dp from Prima Marketing called Dude Collection, Playful for a very long time.

The sentiment is a LOTV stamp, with insert created in Word.
Die is Marianne  LR0203
TH Twine
Frog sticker from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
As you Like it Challenge #15 -   (my favourite is spots..because they can be masculine or femine)

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

Saturday 23 November 2013

Fun in the Snow

Good morning everyone,

Our Birthday Celebration at Fab'n'Funky continues with our Anything Goes theme.

I've used a gorgeous image from LOTV Art Pad Set 13 Tis the Season
This is the first year I've incorporated these wonderful drawings in my Christmas cards and must admit they are fabulous.   I still miss colouring but when time is short and the list is long these are a great time saver.  Just add a little glitter and you're good to go!

Here is a list of the wonderful sponsors we have this week.


 Card Details:
Recollections Signature Textured Cardstock
Echo Park Dots & Stripes Christmas collection
Red raffia from Hobby Lobby
Grey ribbon - SU
Silver snowflake is a from a box of confetti used for table decorations
DecoArt Glamour Dust

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge #51 - Bling
Christmas Cards All Year Round - November
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Christmas

Thank you for stopping by today. I really do appreciate the comments you take the time to leave.
Pat K xx

Friday 22 November 2013

Working on the Christmas list...

Good day everyone,

I can't believe it's Friday already......and another week closer to that magical time of year.

Recently I was fortunate enough to be the winner at UnstampaBelles Challenge and this week received my fabulous prize pac from Blue Edge Crafts.   
What a wonderful surprise to get so many gorgeous stickers and decoupage sheets.  
I immediately started making a few cards, working down my Christmas list.

I've used a beautiful decoupage for my card today.  This came together so quickly. 
 I'm thrilled with the outcome and as in most cases it's so much better irl.

Raffia is from Hobby Lobby, paper is Recollections, embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Kraft paper used for the mat.

I would like to enter the following challenges,
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #249 - Ready for the holidays
Creative Moments Challenge #30 - Anything Goes CAS

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Christmas Fairy

Hi everyone,
We're half way thru the week...hope it's been a good one so far for you.

We've a new challenge starting today at

and the theme is "Christmas is Coming"

I've used the very sweet Christmas Candy Fairy digital stamp that can be found here.
I had so much fun colouring this image...I think she has the cutest face.

As always, there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.

6x6 in. card
Coloured with Copics
Frantage Shabby White embossing enamel
DP - Papertrey Inc Holiday Flourishes & Swirls
Bo Bunny small Doilies in Cream
Sentiment - LOTV
Die-namics fishtail die
SB Classic Frame
Diamond Stickles 
3D Dots used on the frame

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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