Thursday 31 January 2013


Happy Thursday everyone,
I've another card today for the 2nd round at Kraftin' Kimmies GDT search.

As the title's Marilyn.   I had so much fun creating this step card with this screen star image.

I pulled out my brayer and created the background using SU Pink Pirouette and Bashful Blue.  I then stamped with Impression-Obsession Cover-a-Card, Spatter in Versamark, added Snowflake Embossing Tinsel and heat embossed.  MB dies used throughout with the exception of SB fancy tags and Beaded ovals. CB embossing folder used on the "pavement".
Coloured with Copics:
Dress & Shoes R81, 83, 85, 89
Skin: E11, E21, E000, R11
Hair: Y23, Y32

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments - Die Cut
Creative Card Crew Challenge #28 - Girly
Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 132- Bling
House of Gilli Challenge #49 - Anything goes with pink & bling
Love to Create Challenge #50 - Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by,
hugs, Pat K x

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Shoes for Fab'n'Funky Challenge #156

I'm back again with my second post for today with a card for the
and our lovely hostess Rachel would like to see
Shoes...or any type of footwear on your creation. 

Our Sponsor this week is Digital Delights

Those who know me will attest to the fact....I am a shoeaholic.  I love shoes and boots!    My youngest granddaughter suffers from the same affliction and it began with her first steps.  When the girls were younger,  they would raid my closet and parade around the house in my shoes....the higher the heel the better and evening shoes were of course their favourite..

My card uses a new digi from Ladybug Crafts called Masquerade

DP- Basic Grey Little Black Dress
SB Marvelous Squares
Coloured with Copics
E50, E51, E53, E55, T2, T1, T0

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Girly
Party Time Tuesdays #105 - Anything Goes
MIM #105
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K

Belli Challenge #162

Good day everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at the
and the theme is

I've coloured up an old Magnolia stamp that is one of my favourites.    With so many fabulous digital stamps now I don't get my maggies out very often but this one was perfect for a birthday on my list.  My cousin is always baking with her granddaughters so I thought she might enjoy Oops Tilda.

Coloured with Copics
Magnolia heart tag die
LOTV sentiments
SB circle and Scallop Circle die
DP - Magnolia, SU Bravo Burgundy
Taupe lace - Websters

Entering the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Jan. 2013
The Ribbon Girl Blog - New Magnolia Challenge
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Ribbon
Tildas Town Challenge #37 - Celebrate
Midweek Magnolias #46 - Gingham

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

Sunday 27 January 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Top Ten Crafters

Good day everyone!
A few days ago I showed you the card I had entered in Kraftin' Kimmies search for the next Guest Designers.   Well, I'm so thrilled to say I've made it to the Top Ten ! 

 For this next round Kimmie has asked for "Pretty in Pink" so I've created a card
 using a stamp called The Swan Princess and I think she was made-for-pink!

Coloured with Copics (my R81 ran out during colouring....and no  refill !)
MS "Cherish"punch around the page used for the base. 
Corner die is Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance Flourish 
 SB Parisian Accents 
SU Sizzix leaf die
 MS fern punch 
Flowers from WOC
DP - Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection
TH Distressed Ink - Spun sugar

I expect to enter the following challenges:
My Time To Craft Challenge #206 - Things with Wings
Simply Create Too Challenge #29 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and wish me luck.
Pat K xx

Saturday 26 January 2013

Birthday boy

Good evening everyone, hope you're enjoying the weekend.
It's our SIL's birthday tomorrow and I just finished his card.   I do stress over masculine cards  and tend to leave them to the last minute.  I had another card made but when I saw this digi from Digi Darla's I knew it was better suited.   Snowboarding would have been perfect but came up short on my search.

I'm loving this paper pad from Paper House called The Great Outdoors.  So many scenic papers that fit perfect with masculine themes.  The tree is a Tim Holtz die.  I sponged the edges with TH distressed ink in walnut stain and then used a Cover-The-Page Stamp called Spatter, inked with walnut stain again.  Finished it off with several coats of Utee and cracked it just a bit.  The buttons are Basic Grey and the image is coloured with Copics.

Before I go, I thought I would show you how the burning bush outside our home looked this morning. We had 15 cmm of soft, fluffly snow that looked so pretty in the sunlight.

I would like the enter the following challenges:

Bloggers - Birthday
Here Come The Boys Challenge #44 - Bingo (buttons, free, Pattern Paper)

Thanks so much for stopping,
Pat K xx

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #155

Good morning all,
Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky
and our lovely hostess Ginny would like to see "Your Favourite Colour Combo"
on your project this week!

I've use a digi from StampArt that was generously supplied by Kathryn and is called "Majestic Eagle Head".  Favourite colours, well that was the difficult part but finally decided on navy with brown and must add "for masculine cards".   I needed to make a birthday card so what better than to combine it with a challenge.

Not too many do-dads...kept it CAS. The DP is from The Great Outdoors by Paper House  The sentiment is a freebie from Gingers House and the Metal frame and tag are from my stash. The felt ribbon is a sale item from SU purchased several years ago.

Entering the following challenges:
ABC Challenges: Birthdays
Shopping our Stash #86 - Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to pop over to Fab'n'Funky to see what favourite colours my team mates have chosen this week.

Pat K x

Saturday 19 January 2013

Puttin on the Ritz !

Good morning my cyber friends,
Another, brisk winter day for us here with the sun shining and just a dusting of snow.....very picturesque!  Our daughter and her family skipped dance class today, packed up the car and left for a day of skiing early this morning.  They make the best of winter when they can...unlike mwah!

I have an anniversary card to show you today that features my new
 Kraftin Kimmie Stamp called Dashing Dancers.
I'll be entering this fabulous couple into the
Challenge for the Krafty Guest Spot at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

7 inch x 1 inch deep box made using two 12x12 Websters Pages DP
Here are the rest of the Details
Coloured with Copics
Websters Pages DP
Flowers and Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
Key - Tim Holtz
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two- sentiment in Word
Seam binding from my stash tied with Bow-Easy

Entering the following challenges:
ATC's Cards with Attitude Challenge #31 - Tags/Sentiments
Fairy Tale Challenge #59 - My New Stamp
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #31 - Add a Tag
 Inspire me Friday's #92 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #37 - Anniversary
Delightful Challenges - Tag you're it

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Enjoy your weekend!  Wish me luck :)
Pat K x

Friday 18 January 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #19 - Winter

Happy Friday everyone,
I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend.
Today's card is for a new challenge at Delicious Doodles and our team would like to see "Wintery" projects.   I've coloured this beautiful digi called "Red Cardinal" and it can be found here

It's another center step card that fits into a 6x6 envelope. The side panels have been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and the center is SU Square Lattice embossing folder.   The evergreen boughs are a Marianne Creatables with Hero Arts Prisma Glitter added for bling.   To prevent the glitter from rubbing off, I tried spraying the finished diecut with hairspray.....and it seemed to work..for now anyway.  White seambinding used for the bow, tied using my Bow-Easy.

I hope to enter the following challenges:
Stamp n doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Always Something Creative Challenge #46 - Winter
Christmas All Year Round January Challenge
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'Challenge - Cold & Frosty
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #16 - Ribbon
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #55 - Fancy Edges
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #69 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #252 - Diamonds are Forever

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Dance the Night Away....

Hi Folks, 

I'm back again with my second card ...this time for Fab 'n' FunkyChallenge #154
Our team mate Shirley has chosen a fun theme this week
"Get Moving"
We were fortunate enough to select an image from our fabulous sponsor this week
and I chose
Flamenco Dancer 
I love her cute face and the folds in her skirt gave me plenty of practice with my Copics.

It was so difficult to get a good photo of this card. Because of all the black, the flash kept going off on my camera and the results were horrific ( expletives have been deleted :)   I managed to turn the flash off manually which did help in the end....
Tim Holtz metal frame (that I've been hoarding)
Sentiment created in Word
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Coloured with Copics
CB embossing folder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Nutcrafters Challenge #34 - Flowers
Crafty Boots Challenges - Black & Bright
Wild Orchid Challenge #67 - Coming up Roses
MayzyArt Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by. 
Pat K xx

Belli Challenge #161

Good morning everyone,

Does anyone feel like I do?  Time is just flying by....can't believe we're half way thru January.   I've been so busy with a large project it's caused me to miss visiting and seeing your lovely creations.  I hope to get some time today to stop by and say hi.

Todays card is for a new challenge at the Belli Challenge and Darsie would like to see Blue/Purple on your creations.   I've used a rubber stamp by Saturated Canary called Zoe.  The oldest items on my card are the raffia ribbon and the Hero Arts sentiment that I've had for several  years.   The twine is from an old MS collection as well.

Dress BV08, 04, 02, 000, YG11
Hair E29, E27, E25, E21,
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E000, R20
Shoes: RV91, 93
DP - BG Sugar Rush
SU Almost Amethyst
SU scallop punch 
MB Floral Square
MS Large floral edge punch
Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely Doohickey Die
Flowers:  WOC

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge #34 - Song (Happy, Happy Birthday Baby by Ronnie Milsap)
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #2  AG
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #146 - AG
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #35 - AG
2 Sisters Challenge #126 - Celebrations
Allsorts challenge Week 189 - Dies/Punches

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Fab n Funky Challenge #153

Good day everyone,
The girls and I are back from our little holiday break at the
and to start off 2013 our lovely hostess Jackie has set the theme as
Our sponsor is the fabulous Digi Darla who generously supplied the
 "Snow Buddies Gift" digi that I've used on my card.
 The prize this week is 5 digi stamps to the winner.

DP - Graphic 45
Coloured with Copics
Swirl - Recollections
Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Grand Nest. Ovals
Be sure to pop on over to the challenge blog and see all the fun creations from my team mates.

I will be entering the following challenges:
IDIC Challenge #141 - AG
Dream Valley Challenges #48 - AG
613 Avenue Create - AG
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #11 - AG
Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas or Winter
MIM #122
PINspirational Challenges #39
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K

Friday 4 January 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #17

Good day everyone and Happy New Year!
I hope this finds you all well.
Today starts a new challenge at Delicious Doodles and we would like to see
 "Sparkle & Shine" on your projects.

I've used another wonderful scene drawn by Teri called "Snowy Postbox" and it can be found here.
Diamond Dust has been used on the snow and the image is mounted on bluish silver mirror cardstock from a 2011 MS Christmas paper pad.   Circles cut with Spellbinders dies.  
 Image coloured with Copics.

I created this card for a dear Aunt who will be celebrating her 90th Birthday this month.  She was born in England so I thought the mailbox would remind her of home.  She is a talented artist and as a child I was always in awe of her beautiful drawings.

I hope to enter the following challenges:
Nutcrafters Challenge #33 - Lots of layers, sparkle & Bling
Cards Galore Challenge - January AG
Crafts and Me Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Divas by Design - Ch#66 AG
Inky Impressions Challenge - #91 AG
The Stamping Chef Challenge - Celebrations

Thanks for dropping by.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Belli Challenge #160 - Winter / Snowmen

Good morning all,
It's time to start another year of Challenges at the
and our very first theme  for 2013 is 
Winter / Snowmen

I've used a Karen's Doodles image called Snowmen Caroling that can be found here.
 I was fortunate enough to win 3 images recently and what fun I had making my selection.
This cheerful group has been coloured with Copics.

DP is a Recollections 6x6 pac, Blue Christmas
At the Belli Challenge you are encouraged to use your Old and Forgotten items.
I pulled out some old felt snowflakes I bought on clearance at SU
a couple of years ago and they worked just fine.
Grand Labels One used on the front panel and inside as well.

Entering the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #29 - Snowmen
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Blue Christmas/Winter
Challenges 4 Everybody - Ch#10  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - #47 Christmas
That Craft Place Challenge - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #24 - Snowmen

Thanks so much for dropping by. I wish each and every one of you a
very Happy New Year & Happy Crafting.
Pat K xx