Saturday 28 June 2014

Lacey Birthday

Hi everyone,

I hope you're enjoying the weekend and have something fun planned.

Hubby and I are off to visit friends in the country this afternoon
 and it's turning out to be a great day for a drive.

There is no colouring on today's card...just lots and lots of die cuts 
using a favourite colour combo of mine...peach & cream.
I had a play with my new Tattered Lace Flourish Corner die...cutting one for each corner.
The bottom die is Double Delights which was free with The Tattered Lace Issue 02 magazine.
The insert on the top was cut using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four
Sentiment created in Word and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Leaves were cut using a StampinUp die.
Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Shape cut using Martha Stewart Cherish Punch-Around-The-Page

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and your comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Travel the World at TPS

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
and this week we'd like to "Travel the World".
We'd love it if you showed us a project that represents travel or perhaps a place you'd like to visit.

I've colored with Copics the very cute Undetected - On the Route

As always there is great prize for the winner this week and we'd love to see you there.

Sentiment created in Word
Road Trip - Snag 'em Stamps
DP - Graphic 45 - Mother Goose Collection
Flower - SB Donna Salazar Rose Creations-embossed with clear embossing powder
Leaves: SB Sunflower Set Two

I would like to enter to following challenges:
The Crafty Bloggers Network (A - Die cuts, Image, Pattern Paper)
A Random Fan Challenge #11- Summer Fun
Party Time Tuesday #178 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at A Time Challenge 218 - Anything Goes

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

Friday 20 June 2014

Sail away....

Hi everyone,

I'm happy it's about you?
The week has gone by so it because we're all caught up in the World Cup?
 I love the excitement it generates...and yes I'm in fear of loosing my voice again.

We might find some time to attend Ribfest this weekend. 
Sunshine, best rib contest and cold beer for the boys
...ahhh summer....doesn't get much better.

Okay..on with my card. I ordered a few LOTV art pads recently.
 Taking the advise of a few of my craft buddies I touched up the image with a little colour.
Perhaps I'll try coloured pencils next time.
I followed the Sketch provided by Digi Sketch Challenge

The paper is Whimsy Stamps - By the Sea collection
 and the sailboat die is also from Whimsy Stamps. 
The clouds were cut from felt using a MFT die.
  Sentiment created in Word.
I tried sewing the white felt but since it kept sliding around I only completed one side.
I do have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine.

The inside is finished as well.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #221 - Shaped

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means we've a new challenge starting at
and the theme this week chosen by the lovely Sandra is "Shapes"

In keeping with my love of G45 papers, I've created a pop-up-box card using the
Good Ole' Sport Collection
Our sponsor this week is
and I've coloured Digi2202 Baseball Boy that can be found here.

The box folds flat for mailing

I used a very heavy kraft cardstock to make the card base.
Clear embossing enamel added to the ballons which are MFT dies.
Sentiment is a SU stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Friday 13 June 2014

Masculine Birthday Album Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you've had a good week.
Our weather is getting very hot and humid
 - hopefully it will cool off for Father's Day this Sunday.

Sorry this will be a long post..with lots of pictures but I really wanted you to see how my album card turned out....I'm so happy with the results.   I followed the instructions given on the fabulously talented Gloria Stengel Scraps of Life blog that you can find here.

I needed to make something special for my favourite Octogenarian and I think this will fit the bill.

The first picture shows the box and front of the card.

 Papers are from Grapic 45 Good Ol'Sport collection.
The birthday circle was a freebie that Netty generously supplied a long time ago
Graphic 45 envelope/ ribbon
Tim Holtz keyhole and filmstrip

Next is a picture of the card open to the front

and here is the back
Sentiments are from TLC, cut with Spellbinders Scallop circles
Intials are Tim Holtz

Here is the back of the show you how it closes.
DP is Recollections Colored Core Paper

I would like to enter Crafty Hoarders Challenge #9 where the theme is Folds
A Creative Romance - Happy Birthday

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

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Summer Time at TPS

Hi everyone,
Happy Wednesday...hope it's a good one for you.

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme this week is
"Summer Time"

There is nothing like a picnic to get you in the mood for summer
so I coloured up this new image called 
You can find her here in the store.

I tried different designs but in the end kept my card pretty CAS to showcase the image.

Copics used to colour
DCWV Burlap Mat Stack
Sentiment - Amy R Stamps
White Sharpie pen used to create the polka dots

As always there is a great prize for the winner this week, especially if you use a TPS digi.
Check it out....we'd love to see you there.

We'd love it if you played along with us this week and if you get a chance
please stop by the blog and see the fabulous creations
 made by my very talented team mates.

I hope to enter the following challenges:

Monday 9 June 2014

AI Girlfriends

Hi everyone,

I have a quick post for you today.   
I'm a fan of Art Impression Stamps and just love the Girlfriend series,
so here is a birthday card I made for a friend using Wine Tasters .

Coloured with Copics
DP and ribbon from my stash
LOTV birthday sentiment
Paper pieced one blouse and pants and used a black marker to create the polka dots

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Challenge - Hip to be Square
Sister Act Card Challenge #60 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Pat K xx

Friday 6 June 2014

Shower card

Good day everyone,

I can't believe it's Friday already and the first week of June is almost behind us.
I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
I'm off to see the girls dance tonight and both hubby and I will attend tomorrow's performance. the meantime I have a card to show you that I made for a recent baby shower.

Now I know it's not very that a word! but I wanted something elegant and since I didn't know the gender of the expected arrival I went with a neutral palette...and it kinda matched the gift.


Spellbinder A2 Devine Eleoquence Die (that's how they spell it on the pkg..honest)
DP is Graphic 45
Umbrella die - MFT
Silk ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

       Spellbinder A2 Devine Eleoquence Die cut 
and embossed for the inside as well.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping...enjoy your weekend.
Pat K xx

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Another Masculine card,

Hi everyone,

I hope you're having a good week so far
.....we're half way to the weekend...yeah!
We can't wait as our lovely granddaughters 
are performing their year-end dance show.
They have been so busy with rehearsals this week
with long, exhausting nights filled with excitement.
Oh to be young again and have that much energy!

Now, on to my card for today which is for 

Anne-Marie is our host and she has chosen the theme of
"For the Men / or Father's Day"

and we have the fabulous 
Paper Shelter   
 as our sponsor this week.
 I've used a very cute digi called "My Racing Car" that can be found here
He just makes me smile..he's having so much fun!  
Coloured with Copics
DP - MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Arrows are a QuicKutz die
Buttons - Hero Arts - I added a white sharpie to the center as faux stitching

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge - All about the Men

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your lovely comments.
Pat K xx