Wednesday 27 February 2013

Butterfly Baby

Welcome back to my 2nd post for today.  This time I would like to show you my card for

and our lovely, talented team mate Sue has requested 
Pastel Colours for this week's theme

We have the wonderful Saturated Canary as our sponsor this week !

I've used Butterfly Baby on my card today.  Must confess, I have a folder full of SC images but was missing this cutie so I jumped at the chance to get her for this challenge.  Thank you Krista!  She is now my all time favourite baby image - fabulous for a 1st Birthday!

SB Grand Labels One
SB Labels One
Scalloped Labels One
SB Decorative Labels One
Rhinestones - SB Want2Scrap
Rosettes - Tim Holtz
Cheery Lynn Lace Flourish Butterfly
DP - Kaisercraft Lullaby Collection

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #38 - Pastel Colours
House of Gilli #50 - Anything Goes + Pastels
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 160 - Use any Bling
OLLCB - 124 Sparkle & Shine
The Crazy Challenge #139 - Use Pink & Gems
The Shabby Tea Room Week #155 - The Pink Party
Flourishes #209 - All That Glitters
City Crafters Challenge #148 - Wings of an Angel
Celebrate the Occasion #101 - Girls Birthday (pink)
CYDI Challenge #30 - Little Ones
PINspirational Challenges #46 
Card Mania #15 - Fairies

Thanks for being here and enjoy the rest of your week.
Pat K x

Dream Big

Today starts a new challenge at the 
and the theme is

I've used a wonderful digi from Delicious Doodles called Zebra and Foal that can be found here
and lightly coloured the image with Copics C1, C1, C00, B00, B000, E50, E53.
At the Belli Challenge you are encouraged to use your old and forgotten items
so I pulled out my WRMK flower patch felt flowers from a few years ago,
added some gingham brads from my stash, 
stamped a sentiment from MFT Big Greetings set, 
did a bit of stitching and here you have it!

 For the inside, I reduced the image and printed it on the bottom corner as you can see in the following photo.

I will be entering the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenges #75 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #108 
MIM# 129
NanaVic's 2nd Challenge - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - DCC227

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Sunday 24 February 2013


Good day bloggers, I hope you've had a good weekend.
We're looking forward to watching the Oscars tonight but first
we will celebrate our beautiful daughter's birthday!

Here is the card I made her using Ballerina 2 by Morgan Fitzsimons that you can find here. As many of you might know, Allie danced for many years so I think she will love this image. 
I've planned a special dinner that will be done early.  We must watch the red carpet as it's a favourite with the girls!  I've not seen all the films this year but did manage to catch Argo last night and was talented hottie that Ben:)

 I embossed my new JustRite
Lace Background stamp in white on pink paper...then cut it out...(lovin this one) 
Coloured with Copics
MB Floral Circle
WOC flowers & lace
MS leaf punch
Lil Inker Designs Sentiment stamp
Stamp Simply Store - pleated ribbon and velvet rickrack
Rhinestones from stash

Here's a picture of the box to hold the card.

Entering the following Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use a digi
Crafty Catz - Dies & Punches
In the Pink Challenge #14 - Bling
613 Avenue Create Challenge #8 - Anything Goes - Pile it On
Challenges 4 Everybody #14 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Ribbons & Bows
One Stitch at a Time #152 - Use a Digi
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #159 - Flowers

Good morning bloggers, hope this finds you well!
It's time for a new challenge at
and the theme chosen by our fabulous team mate Wendy is

We are sponsored by Flonzcraft, with a special prize from StampArt Designs by Kathryne

I was fortunate enough to select some stamps from Flonzcraft awhile back and have used a stamp from the Happy Birthday Greetings, Birthday Prayer set on my card today and it can be found here.  I like how the sentiments in this set are all on an angle or curve....perfect for fitting around images.
The image is Aimi with Lantern from LOTV

DP - Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection
SU Pretty in Pink
Flowers - WOC
Large butterfly - Memory Box
Small butterfly - MS punch
SU leaf die
Border Die - Cheery Lynn Designs Carnivale
Satin ribbon - Michaels
Tag - SB Antique frame and accents
Button - Basic Grey

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge #17 - All Stitched up
Pink Gem Challenge #67 - Dies & Punches
Allsorts Challenge week #194 - Things with wings
Guylou's Inimitability - Bingo (ribbon, free space, button)
My Grafico #144 - Anything Goes
MIM #128
My Craft Spot #87 - Flowers

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

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Birthday Fairy

Good morning all and welcome to another blog post.
I'm back from a long weekend - what a wonderful way to break up the winter.
 It was a 4 day birthday celebration for me as well.  Fun times with family and friends - I am truly blessed.

On to today's creation.   This is the card I sent to my twin sister. She has moved across country and I miss her soooo much.   I thought this image would give her a chuckle....the dreaded birthday fairy is back!
She is of course a Mo Manning digi.  Sorry the pic is a little fuzzy....kinda like me this morning!

Pulled out some dies for this one.
 Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Back to Basics Tag. 
Marianne Craftables - Clock
Cheery Lynn - Victorian Romance Flourish
Prima Flower
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Gesso used on the edges of the paper

I would like to enter into the following Challenges:
House of Gilli Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with Pastels
Allsorts Challenge Week #194 - Things with Wings
Lexi-s Creation Challenge #84 - Monochromatic
Deep Ocean Challenge #45 - B for birthday
Alphabet Challenge - A Anything with Wings

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

Friday 15 February 2013

In the Harbour

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog post for
 This week's theme is  
"For the Boys"

I'm back to a CAS design for this one. The digi is called "In the Harbour" and it can be found here.
I tore a piece of watercolour paper and added some muslin for more texture.
Sentiment is a clear stamp from Flourishes, cut with SB Tag, seam binding added to the ends.
Mat is SU Sahara Sand - card base SU Whisper White
Coloured with Copics

We'd love it if you could stop by the challenge and see what wonderful creations the DT have come up with this week and join us if you can.

I intend to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday 13 February 2013

What's Inside - Fab'n'Funky Challenge #158

We've a fun challenge for you this week at
and our lovely hostess Beccy would like to see
"What's Inside" your creations.

Our sponsor is Stamp Fairy

I've used a sweet image, generously given to us by Stamp Fairy and she is called Molly Balloons.

And I've put a surprise inside!

Molly is on the inside as well, but this time she's standing.

I used pink honeycomb paper from Inky Antics to make the balloon. 
 I cut a half circle and attached it so that when you open the card it pops open. 
 Twine was attached to the bottom then strung to Molly's hand. 
The sentiment is an old QuicKutz die and the border is Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Dies on the front are Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Circles and Decorative Circles One, Large Circle, Large Scallop Circle and  MB Tupelo Circle
CB embossing folder
White Fine Tip Sharpie used to make the dots on her dress
Coloured with Copics

Entering the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Valentines /Hearts

Good morning bloggers. I hope this finds you all well.

I've a new card to show you for
and the theme is Valentines/Hearts

This is the first time I've coloured this sweet digi...she was hiding in my cyber vault and her name is
Wryn - Grow a Little Love and she can be found at Tiddly Inks

I started with the sketch at Sketch n Stash this week and tweaked it a bit.
The felt hearts, crocheted flowers and heart pearls are all from my stash.  I bought them last year but never used them.   So glad I have this challenge to help me clear out:)  
Coloured with Copics
LOTV Girlie Banner
Marianne Dies Oval #LR0240
DP - MME - Love Me 6x6 
Atyou Spica red used on scroll
SB - Large Oval
SU - Baja Breeze

I intend to enter the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #103 - Love is in the Air
Card Mania #14 - Is this Love
Craft Your Passion Challenges #149  - Valentine
Digi Darla #49 - Be My Valentine

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K.x

Thursday 7 February 2013

Year of the Snake

Good evening all and welcome to another blog post.
We're expecting "snowmageddon" tonight (to quote my daughter) so the girls are preparing for a "snow day" tomorrow.  Great fun when all the neighborhood kids come out to play and enjoy the snow.  

Here is a gate fold Chinese New Year card that I created for a dear lady that has worked with my husband for years.  During the New Year celebrations she turns the office into a feast, bringing in new and wonderful delicacies daily for everyone to enjoy during this special holiday.  

The serpent on the front is a request I made to Teri of Delicious Doodles and it can be found here.  I was so excited when I saw what she had drawn and thought it was perfect for a Chinese greeting inside.

The serpent really is not's Chinese red irl...must be something with my camera again...hehe!  I used gold Smooch to give him some bling.  Gold mirror card for backing, corners and SB Marvelous squares. Coloured with Copics.

Here's a look inside:
I used a digi from Bugaboo on the center panel.  Chinese greeting done in Word as well as the sentiment.  DP Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Valentines or Hearts for Fab 'n' Funky

Good day everyone and welcome to my blog post for

It's my turn to host this week and I've chosen the theme
Valentines  or  Creations with Hearts
We are sponsored by the fabulous

I've used a sweet stamp from LOTV called Love Balloon that can be found here.
Coloured with Copics

DP is an Echo Park Yours Truly 6x6 pad from last year.   I've been hoarding these papers!
 Hearts cut with Spellbinder dies and Spellbinder rhinestone hearts added.
Sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie stamp
Ribbon from Michaels

I expect to enter the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps Challenge #25 - Hearts
Dream Valley Challenges #50  - Valentines
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #40 - Show some Love
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #18 - Valentines/Love
Great Impressions February Challenge
IDIC - Robyn's Fetish #145- 3 Hearts
The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #103 - Valentines
Pumpkin Spice Challenge #5 - Hearts
Lexi's Creations challenge #83 -  Valentine/Love
Victorine Stamps Challenge #52 - Valentines
The Cutie Pie Challenge #37 - Valentines
OLLCB - Love Story

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Pretty Love..

Good day all and welcome to another blog post.
No DT requirements today...a just-for-fun creation for you.   I've used a digi from a company that is new to me that I first saw on the outrageously talented Alyce's blog and instantly fell in love with these gorgeous digis.  And yes, Alyce's fabulous colouring had everything to do with it :) 

I've used a digi called "Pretty Love" from Pretty Little Girls that can be found here.

DP: Pink Paislee, London Market
Coloured with Copics
Flowers & lace  - WOC
Ribbon from Buffalo Stamps
Lace around the oval from my local sewing center
MS fern punch
Sentiment:  LOTV Everyday Grunge Sentiments 
Spellbinders Grand Labels One
Marianne Creatables Oval
Cheery Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Lace Doily

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #44 - Love and Lace
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #40  - Show some love
ABC Challenges - ABC15 - Candy Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #84 - Vintage Love
Craft your Passion Challenge #148 - Pastels
Eureka Stamps Challenge #25 - Sweet Hearts GDT
Songbird Challenge #13 - Hopelessly devoted to you
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Love

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

Friday 1 February 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #21

Good morning all and welcome to another blog post.
It's Friday so that means the start of a new challenge at
 Delicious Doodles
Our team has selected the theme
"Red, Red and more Red"

 I've used Rosalee and Swirly Heart which is part of the new collection just launched recently at Delicious Doodles.  There are some gorgeous hearts, papers and even a freebie, so please check them out when you have time. 

Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Lace Doily dies and MB Bella Bouquet used on the the front and the negatives were used to decorate the inside and back.   Image coloured with Copics. DP - GCD Studios - Cloisonne     Guipure Lace from my stash - 2 years old.

Copics:  W6, W4, W3, W00
                   E11,  E21, E000, R11
                    R27, R29, R24, R22  
          G17, G24, G20
                                                     C1, C2, C00                                                 

I would like to enter the following challenges:    
ABC Challenge #14 - Valentine
The Pink Elephant 184 - Hearts
MIM  #125
Copic Markers Europe - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Red & White
Shopping our Stash Weekly Challenge 87 -  Hearts, Red, Love

Thank you so much for stopping by.