Wednesday 21 August 2013


Hi everyone!   I hope your week is going well so far?  It's very quiet around our house as our darling granddaughters have gone home.  We had a wonderful time with them and I miss them already.
Tomorrow I'm off to visit an out of town craft store with a friend, list in hand.

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky.  

Our lovely Ciska has chosen a fun theme "You can stick it".
Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Bugaboo Stamps

Here is my card share for this challenge.  I really liked this beautiful image and wanted to try something different with it. Unfortunately this is one of those cards that look soooo much better IRL.  Not sure if it's the dimensions or just my lighting.
If you can, please check out the lovely creations made by my teammates - you are sure to be inspired.

I dug thru my stash and was able to find these fabulous BasicGrey chip stickers .
 The pattern is Ambrosia...another one I've been hoarding!
   I  printed a digi from Bugaboo called Silhouette, Elephant Paisley, cut it into a circle then coloured it with Copics.  I then added Utee, heat embossed it to give it a shiny appearance.
 Once it was dry I mounted it onto the large BG chip sticker that had been distressed on the edges with TH distress ink in black soot.
The plain black circle was cut using SB Grand Nest. Circles and the orange scallop circle is made using SB Grand Decorative Circles One die.
  Black gems are from my stash, as well as the black satin ribbon.  
 I used another sticker from the same collection on the top right corner. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
IDIC Challenge #173 - Put a frame around it

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K xx


Laine said...

A stunning creation Pat.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW so different and GORGEOUS

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Pat. I love the image and the way you have added the gloss to it looks so effective. The colours are wonderful too.
hugs Sue xx

Donna Maligno said...

This is a very handsome card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge .

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Pat, love the elephant and fabulous design.
Hugs Wendy xx

Cindy Groh said...

What an amazing card. Love it. I spotted your card on MIM. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Pia S said...

Your choice of patterns and colors really makes this card stand out, and I love the image you've used!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Pat. I love the image, the design, the colours...all of it.
lorraine x

coops said...

so stunning pat.the design is really stylish and i love your fabulous papers and elephant :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Pat, I love your elephant and your papers are perfect.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Pat, how pretty and so uncommon to see something like this. Lovely colors which fit the motif so beautifully! hugs, de

Ciska said...

This is so bright and lovely Pat, I'm not usually a fan of big bows but this one really finishes off the card :)

Laurence said...

Gorgeous card,and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT

lalkygirl said...

wow ...I love this bright and vibrant card.the papers are perfect for your design..
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

This is gorgeous Pat!! I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. Wow!! I love the colors, the image, your coloring, the embellishments, the DP, the bow! Incredible!! Very creative! I am not sure I understand what the beautiful swirl piece is behind the elephant. Did you stamp that?

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Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

Stamps and Paper said...

Pat your card is stunning just love your use of Utee on your image and such fabulous papers


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Love this card - you have done an amazing job with it - well done you!

Zoe x