Monday 31 March 2014

Stamping Bella...Seniorita Beverly

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend and for those of you that celebrated Mother's Day...
I hope you were pampered and you should be.
We had a lovely dinner at our daughters yesterday. She is an awesome cook so it's always a treat.
  I plan on tackling more of my spring cleaning this week so it's sure to be a busy one.
We even made an appointment to have the snow tires removed ...
that's how optimistic I am that Spring has arrived!

I've a card for you today that is from one of the new lines from Stamping Bella...I couldn't resist Seniorita Beverly.. ...she makes me smile... I just want to dance along with her. The wonderful sentiment is included.

It's not showing up on the photo but I added clear embossing powder to the rain and puddle to give a gloss.
DP is from the gorgeous Graphic45 Botanical Tea 8x8 pad.  
The cardstock is StampinUp Certainly Celery and the rose was made using SB Rose Creations die.  
 Doily and clip are from my stash.
Copic colours:
Umbrella - R85, 83, 81 & R89
Blue: B97, 95, 91
Green:  YG63, G43, 40

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your week.
Pat K x

Saturday 29 March 2014

Mother's Day

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
We've had a few days above freezing and it's amazing how much snow has disappeared...yeah!  bring on Spring. I can even see a few crocus poking their heads up. 

I thought I would share a card with you today that I made for my niece who as I mentioned in an earlier post has adopted a young boy.
I've used a lovely digital stamp from ADFD called A Rose For Mom

No embellishments added because it needed to be mailed but I'm happy with the simplicity.
Papertrey Ink dp's used.   Image coloured with Copics .  Sharpie white poster paint marker used to create the polka dots on her shirt.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #169 - Special mums

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Christmas again at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

It's the last Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for you to show us your Christmas creations at

Our fabulous sponsor this week is 

and coloured them with Copics in my version of traditional Christmas colours.

DP - Authentique Festive Collection
Marianne Designs LR0181 fern die
Cheery Lynn B131 Christmas Light Swag
MB Woodland branch die
SU sentiment
Red burlap from Hobby Lobby
Flower spray - WOC
Seam binding - MemrieMare on Etsy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  Bingo (red, free, ribbon)
Christmas Card Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #38 - More than 3 embellies
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #169 - All wrapped up

Thanks for stopping by today.
Pat K xx

Friday 21 March 2014

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Beautiful Borders

Hi everyone,

and Happy Friday.  I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
Our granddaughters are coming for a sleep over tomorrow night.
 I haven't seen them since they returned from Disney World over the March break
 so we have some catching up to do.

Today starts a new challenge at
 and our lovely Wendy has chosen the theme "Beautiful Borders".      

My card share is a birthday card I made for one of my granddaughters, who like me, is a fan of The Hunger Games.
She has read the trilogy and is eagerly awaiting the third movie Mockingjay that's due out later this year.  

I've coloured Krista Smiths  Princess Honor  from Saturated Canary with Copics and went with a "Catching Fire"  theme.

I pulled out a lot of oldies when making this card.  The inside circle is cut using SB Large pinking circles.  I then glued on the metal beaded circles and attached a gold rhinestone to the center of each one.  The flowers are from WOC. I finally got to use the brown and green colours that I just had to have a year ago:)   Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die and SB Sprocket die overlap the outside frame. The metal piece is from a visit to Buffalo Stamps.  The wooden clocks are 7 Gypsies...and Graphic 45.  Sentiment created in Word.  Shape is Go Kreate Half XXL Square Frame Frilly #10.  The inner layers are cut by hand.   If I haven't lost you by now there is one more very old tool I use to draw the inner is by Puzzle Mates and they are called Magic Matter Disk Set.   They are round metal disks with a hole in the put your pencil in, align the disk with the die and trace.....easy as that. All this is because I have been unable to find the XL dies that match #10. DP - Graphic 45 Couture

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Flower Power
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Neglected Dies
4Crafty Girls Challenge #14 - Anything Goes 
Tip Top Tuesday - Metal

Thank you for stopping by today.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Make it Bloom at The Paper Shelter

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and ready to say goodbye to winter.

Before I show you today's card I'd like to extend a big welcome to my new followers. 
 Thank you so much for coming along with me on my crafting journey.

It's time for a new challenge at  
and the theme this week will be "Add 5 or more Flowers - (not including image or papers)".   
 I chose to surround the gorgeous "Angel" with flowers. You can find this beauty here.

Coloured with Copics
Hair: E50, 53, 43, 57
Dress: RV10, 63, 66
Y32, YR31, YR30
Cardigan: BV01, 04, 08
Pillar:  W4, 3, 2, 00

Shabby White Fran-tage added inside the frame
Lace and flowers are from WOC
Sentiment: LOTV
DP - Wild Rose Studio - Bella Pack
SB Classic Petal Edgeabilities
SB Floral Ovals

I do hope you will get an opportunity to play along with us this week at TPS and if you can, please pop by the blog to check out the amazing creations made by my talented team mates.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #167 - Flower Frenzy
The Shabby tea Room Week #210 - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge #99 - Spring Fling

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Pat K x

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Show us your Animals at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday!   Hope your week is going well.  I'm pre-scheduling this post as always and at the time of posting we are expected to have received a huge dumping of the white stuff.   Old man winter  will not give up. 

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky and the theme set by our very talented Sandra is Animals.  
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous  

I really enjoyed colouring this digi called Dog4...with Copics. This is my favourite style of card...hmmm have I said that before?  I love the image to be the focal point.    See if you like this little fella as much as I do!

NEW DP - Graphic 45 - Good Ole Sport Collection
OLD....Felt from MFT
OLD...Die-Namics rolled Rose and Mum Dies for flowers
OLD...SU - Little Leaves Die
The lush satin pattern ribbon is from Buffalo Stamps - love that it's adhesive
Sentiment:  LOTV
Black rhinestones in the center of the flowers from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card Mania #42 - Something New
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge 128 - Cute Critters
Papertake Weekly BINGO - Gems/ Die cuts/ Flowers

Thanks for being here today. Enjoy the rest of the week.
Pat K xx

Monday 10 March 2014

For a Very Special Boy

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
It was a cold one for us but the sun was shining 
so hopefully it's beginning to melt some of the mountains of snow we still have acquired.   

Okay..I've held it back long enough.....I'm so excited to show you my card today.
 It is very special because it's for a wonderful young boy that joined his new family thru adoption this weekend. 
 I am so happy for the parties involved and shed tears of joy when I heard the good news.

I know he loves the outdoors, enjoys fishing so I tried for a woodsy theme
using cork, felt, jute and linen on kraft cardstock.
For the inside I created leaves with family names on them (not shown for privacy reasons).

MB Tree cut in cork
MB Fishtail cut in felt and linen paper
SB Grand Labels One die cut in cork
Clothes peg - Recollections (a gift from a friend)
String - from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
IDIC Challenge #202 - Cards for a young boy
The Stamping Boutique - Make your Sentiment Pop
MIM #182 - Final Post (I am sad but understand)

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Friday 7 March 2014

The Paper Shelter DT Call

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know there is a DT Call starting today at

If you would like to try and be a part of this great challenge, you will find all the details

Enjoy your weekend.
Pat K x

Birthday Balloons

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week and have something fun planned for the weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at
and our lovely Cathy has chosen the theme
Female Birthday 
(it must have a number or something to show it's a birthday)

Our sponsor is the fabulous Inky Impressions  
who generously supplied us with our digi's this week.
I coloured Birthday LiLi ....with Copics....isn't she cute!  
 I also got a chance to use my new MB Happy Birthday dies too.

The dp is StampinUp and the number is a QuicKutz Tangerine Shadow die.
Balloons have been paper pieced.
Here is a picture of the inside showing the different ways to use the MB dies.

I hope you get a chance to visit the challenge blog and view the fabulous creations made by my team will not be disappointed.  We'd love to have you play along with us this week too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes Birthday

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

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Anniversary Card

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at 
and the theme is everyone's favourite
Anything Goes

I coloured  Stylish Flirting  with Copics and created an Anniversary card.

As always there is a great prize for the winner so we do hope you'll play along.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Digi Makeover Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anniversary
OLLCB #151 - Anniversary
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #85 - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x