Wednesday 26 June 2013


Hi everyone!   Welcome to another blog post...this time for the

 and our fabulous team mate Pat would like you to use Doilies on your creations.

Our sponsor is Digistamps4Joy who kindly supplied us with our wonderful images this week.

I've used "Welcome Home" for my card share today.  The jury is still out on my colour combination...but it's summer and I was going for bright & cheerful (smiles).

Coloured with Copics:
Y13, 15, 17 & R27
YG07, 09, 21
BG13, 15, 18
E08, 09, 13

DP - SU Bermuda bay, Crushed Curry
Graphic 45 - Bohemian
MB Cherry Blossom die...distressed with SU So Saffron ink
Cheery Lynn Doily
SB Foliage Die, Standard Circles, Large & Small

Entering the following challenges:
  1. Sister Act Card Challenge #12
  2. TokBobok Challenge #1 - Anything Goes  
  3. Hobby Cutz Challenge#9 - H (for house..bird house)
  4. NMWC #10 - Bingo (die cut, flowers, sparkle)
  5. LEJ Designs #59 - Summery
  6. Party Time Tuesday #126 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K x

Monday 24 June 2013

Colour Inspiration at Love to Create Challenge - GDT

Hi everyone,

It's a very exciting day for me here.....awhile back I was asked to GD for the fabulous
 Love to Create Challenge and of course said yes :)  Today's the day I get to show you what I've made.   
Thank you so much for having's an honour.

The awesome A Day for Daisies (ADFD) are the sponsor for this Challenge #71 and supplied us with our digi's.  I've used "Blessing the Spring Fairy" and she can be found here.  The theme is a colour inspiration.

This beauty was coloured with Copics. DP is Graphic 45 and the feather is from Bella Blvd. Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Decorative Circles One dies used.

The seam binding was dyed using SU Certainly Celery ink, misted with water.   Lace ribbon and flower are from WOC but the flower ribbon is a Tim Holtz.    DecoArt Glamour Dust used on her wings.

   Here is the box I made to hold the card.
   It measures 7x7 and is 1/2 inch deep.
   The doily square was cut using MS Punch-        Around-The-Page. I cut 2 MB Bella Bouquet dies, added a large white feather and rhinestone swirls to the top.  Another bow made from seambinding and WOC flowers as well as one from the $ Store.   I put ribbon from Michaels around the edge of the box.

Here are the challenges I  would like to enter:

Catered Crop - Dies & Punches
Red Carpet Studio #42 - Going Digital

We would love it you got a chance to play along with us this time at Love to Create
 and please check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

"Let's get Sporty" at Cards for Men Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had a good weekend.  It was very hot and humid here so a lot of time spend indoors for us.

Today's post is for Challenge #13 at

and the theme is "Let's get Sporty".  
I've used a rubber stamp from LOTV called Playing Golf and it can be found here.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is "That Craft Place".

For my card, I coloured the image with Copics.  DP is from my stash, sorry I don't know from what 6x6 paper pad :(        I used Spellbinders Circle die to cut the golf ball and embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder.   The sentiment is also a LOTV stamp.   The black jute is Tim Holtz.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. LOTV's Ideas to Inspire Challenge - Sentiment
  2. Brown Sugar Challenge - Summer
  3. Crafty Catz Challenge #188 - Anything Goes - Embossing
  4. Creative Corner Challenge - Summertime
  5. Fairy Tale Challenge - Birthday
  6. A Gem of A Challenge - Male Birthday with Sentiment
  7. Crafting Musketeers Challenge #2 - Use a Stamped Image
  8. Ladybug Crafts June Challenge - For the Men in your Life
  9. The Crafting Cafe - Here come the boys

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week...we'd love to see you.

Pat K x

Thursday 20 June 2013

Lovin Pollycraft....

Hi everyone. Welcome to another blog post...this one is just for fun.
I'm lovin the new Pollycraft digi's and couldn't wait to colour up this cutie who is called Pippa. She is part of the Candyfloss crew that can be found here

The only die I used was an old Spellbinders Large Deckled Mega Rectangle to cut out the image. The design papers are from and old MM Black Tie 8x8 pad.  The cards are cut from Simple Stories 24/seven 6x6 paper pad.  Felt flower is an old We R Memory Keepers Flower Patch embellishment. K&Company Label Maker used to spell HB.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pollycraft Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday 19 June 2013

He's such a cute Teddy Bear!

Hi everyone, I'm back again with my second post for today and this time it's for the 
 Our fabulous team mate Zoe would like you to use Animals on your creations this week.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week, the first being Flonzcraft and the second one is  StampArt Designs by Kathryne. I've coloured one of Kathryne's newest digi called Baby Bear's Butterfly that can be found here.

Coloured with Copics
Echo Park Bundle of Joy DP's
SU Bashful blue
Kaleidoscope Butterfly MB die
Spellbinders Imperial Gold Ivy die
SU sentiment
MS scallop punch
SU Square Lattice embossing folder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
  2. Here Come the Boys Challenge #54  - Lets get dotty
  3. MIM#145
  4. The Cutie Pie Challenge #46- One for the kids
  5. The Corrosive Challenge Challenge #176 - Animal antics
  6. Charisma Cardz Challenge #23 - Digis Only
  7. A Creative Romance 1st Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wedding at the Belle Challenge

Hi everyone,   I hope your week is going well and that you're enjoying some great, almost summer, weather.   I had a fabulous day yesterday.  I went cross border shopping with a friend and it always includes a visit to the wonderful Buffalo Stamps craft store, JoAnn's Crafts and then lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  I picked up some of the new Graphic 45 papers and a lot of bargains as well.....came home a very tired but happy shopper!  Can't wait to get crafty with my new stuff!

Today starts a new challenge at the Belle Challenge and the theme is Wedding.

I've used a favourite LOTV stamp called Wedding Couple that I coloured with Copics.   Sorry about the wonky photo. This one really gave me a challenge. After many tries, and different backgrounds,  I still was not able to capture the soft mint green colour very well. 

Here is the front of the easel card.  Aren't they a cute couple!

I've used a lot of dies for this card, starting with Marianne Designs Anja die for the base white outline then the scallop die for the green portion.  Using the largest die of the Spellbinders Small Cirles, I cut out the center of the green sheet and added the lattice which was cut using the Spellbinders Basic Lattice die.   I then added the green circle, I had removed, behind the lattice.  This layer was added with dimensions onto the white and green layer that was machine stitched using zig zag.
The Martha Stewart ribbons are both from my stash, with the exception of the white lattice ribbon on the inside.  That was a gift from a friend..thanks Helen.  Flowers are WOC and pearls from my stash as well. Sentiment is a rubber stamp that I'm afraid I don't know the mfg.

I intend to enter the following challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Wedding
Inky Chicks Challenge #6 - Love
MIM #145

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

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Birthday at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another post for the Fab'n'Funky Challenge and this time our lovely hostess Dawn has chosen everyones favourite theme..


We are sponsored by the fabulous
who is offering a great prize to the winner of this Challenge #175

Mayzy generously supplied us with our choice of digis for this week's challenge and I selected
 Xandi and Winky for my card and they can be found here.

Coloured with Copics
SU Real Red CS & DP
SU Pink Pirouette CS
SU Close to Cocoa CS
LOTV Sentiment
Spellbinders Small Circle and Small Scallop Circle dies
Die-Namics Scallop border die
MS Leaf Punch
Flowers from WOC
Ribbon from my stash
Rhinestone Stickers

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Created with Love Challenge #45 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Beary Sick....

Hi everyone,
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my oldest granddaughter, who turned 11 in April, was visiting for the weekend.    We coloured, cut and glued  till the lights went out!

Here is one of the cards she created and I thought it was perfect for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge which is a special one for children's entries..    I let all the girls use my can always buy new nibs :)    The image selection (she loves animals) colouring, paper choice and design is all her own...    This is one of the first cards she made. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx  and JellyBean

Monday 10 June 2013

Boys Will Be Boys

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers. I'm so happy you chose to join me.   I must apologize for not being around these last few days.  Life's been kinda crazy with dance recitals, doctors appointments and a lovely 4 day visit with our oldest granddaughter which is always such a pleasure.....but I'm back now and can't wait to make the rounds and visit you all!

In the meantime...I do have a few exciting things happening for me and the first is I was accepted as a new DT member of the wonderful Cards for Men Challenge.  I find I really enjoy making masculine cards so thought this would be a good fit for me to join this great team.

The current challenge #12 is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who are offering a $20. gift certificate to the winner

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!

I've used "Happy Times - Baseball" for my card today and just loved colouring up this little pitcher! Don't you just know by the grin that the next ball will be a strike!

DP: Karen Foster Sports 6x6 designer pack
SU: Old Olive
SU: Real Red
Brown Felt Ribbon - SU
Coloured with Copics:
Hat and Clothing: R56, R59, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
Hair: E15, E13, E21
Face: E11, E21, E000, R20
Memory Box: Cosmic Star Set
Spellbinders Large Circle, Scallop Circle
Buttons & Brads:  BasicGrey

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

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Father's Day

Hi everyone, hope this finds you well and that perhaps you're enjoying some crafting time.

We've a new challenge starting today at the Belli Challenge and the theme is "Father's Day".

I've used another of my favourite Delicious Doodles images called "Working the Land" and it can be found here.  I printed the image on Bazzill walnut cream cs and then cut it out using Spellbinders Label One die. Next I distressed very lightly inside the frame using Tim Holtz pumice stone distressed ink, then mounted it on Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One in brown. 

The design paper is a sheet from Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman collection and I've been hoarding it for some time.  It is a 12x12 so I still have some left:)   My old items are the felt ribbon which was a SU clearance item, the burgundy corrugated paper from the Dollar Store, and the metal button.  I've added a Tim Holtz buckle (lovin these) and the chipboard buttons are from Graphic 45. I used my K&Company Label Maker to create the words.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. ABC Challenges - Masculine
  2. Created with Love Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Digi Darla Challenge #65 - Masculine
  4. Love to Create Challenge #68- Father's Day
  5. Melonheadz Friends - Father's Day
  6. My Craft Spot Challenge #100 - Dad
  7. Creative Craft Challenges2 - For the Fellas
  8. Anything Goes Challenge #94 - Father's Day
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have time to visit the challenge and play along.
Pat K x