Saturday, 20 December 2014

A Roaring Christmas

Hi everyone,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the last weekend before the big day.

I'm not ready for Christmas yet but can see my way to the end of preparations.
The sun is shining brightly on this crisp December day and I'm lovin it.

Today I thought I would share with you a card I made this year for Christmas
 using another of Crissy Armstrong's stamps from Whimsy
called Jungle Bells One - Lion that can be found here.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Graphic 45
StampinUp sentiment
SB Poinsettia die
MB Pierced Rectangle Stax
Viva Pearl Pen - Gold added to center of poinsettia

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge #43 - Anything Goes w/Twist (added my own center to the poinsettia
Pile it On Challenge #49 - Anything Goes

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Pat K

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes at TPS

Good day everyone,

First a big thank you for your well wishes guys are the best.
 I'm happy to report I'm feeling better ...yeah!
I hope your week is going well and that perhaps you are ready for the big day...hmm!

Thanks also to everyone who participated in our 4th Birthday Celebration at TPS.
   Please check The Paper Shelter Blog to see if you are a lucky winner.

Today begins the last challenge of 2014 at
 It will last for 3 weeks and the theme is "Anything Goes"  

I think my favourite Christmas image this year is Santa Selfie.
I copic coloured this jolly pair and mailed the card off to my lovely niece in B.C.
She takes the most beautiful selfies so I thought she would get a chuckle out of this.

 The shape is a Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #10
Seal is from LOTV
Burlap and DP from my stash
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
QuicKutz peppermint die
Glossy Accents used on the phone

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Family  (niece)

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas at Fab'n'Funky

Good day all,

I'm scheduling this post as always but will make it short as I'm off to bed.  
Seems I've caught a bug that's been going round ....and it's the worst time of much to do!  
 Our granddaughters are in a Christmas dance performance tomorrow night
 and I really want to see them.

The new challenge starting today at Fab'n'Funky  is sponsored by
the wonderful Sassy Studios Designs
and the theme selected by our lovely Ginny is Christmas

Quite a CAS card from me today...
I've used a Memory Box die cut, backed with gold paper and left a strip of red 
underneath one of the sentiments for interest.
The reindeer is from my stash as well as the red ribbon.

I'm sorry if verification is showing up on my blog. I've been in there and my settings are
set at no but it seems blogger is having issues.....hope it's fixed soon.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Another Christmas card...

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good weekend.
It's been a busy one here but I'm in the spirit of the season so all is well.

I've another Christmas card to show you today and no I never tire of making
them.  I am fortunate to be on a team where we made them once a month this
year and that was perfect for me...I got my Christmas fix.
I have still so many images I want to colour....and so little time.

I've used another sweet image today from AuroraWings called Little Shepherd

The sentiments are from a set I purchased from Artfire TLC 

Stars are Memory Box, burlap from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for popping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

4th Birthday Celebration at TPS

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop 
This is in celebration of their reaching their 4th Birthday on December 8th.
 It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is
 "A Special Celebration" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! 

If you have landed here from  Maria  then you're heading in the right direction 
 - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, 
as you'll not want to miss out on this one! 
Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images
 available from The Paper Shelter Website. 
Each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize,
 details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

For my card share I copic coloured the very cute Tucan that can be found here.
He has been on my to-do list for quite some time as I think he is fabulous!
DP is Graphic 45, leaves are SB Foliage, flower from my stash.
The wooden fishtail has been covered with a piece of DP, 
QuicKutz number and letter added to the top.
The turquoise paper is actually iridescent but the photo did not catch that or the
glossy accents added to the tucan's eye.  
Sentiment computer generated when the image was printed.

From here you will need to hop on over to Sam's. 
Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice 
of one of the fab digis available in store.  Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
Pat K xx

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #240 with Kenny K

Good morning all, I hope you're week is going well.

I'm here to tell you about the new challenge starting today at
Fab'n'Funky hosted by our lovely Wends who has chosen the theme
"Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy - Precoloured Images Only" 
which means we would like to see
coloured digi's or toppers on your creations.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is KennyK 
who have generously supplied us with our coloured digital images.
I've used Xmas Hottie which can be found here.

This is the first snow globe card I've made. 
 I changed the instructions up a bit but the basic is from
SplitcoastStampers and can be found here.

I don't use it very often but do love the look of acetate on a card.
The snow background was made by stamping an Impression Obsession stamp
called Spatter with versamark then adding Ranger Snowflake embossing tinsel
and heat embossing.
Spellbinder ribbon tag used underneath an
 Inkadinkado Merry Christmas stamped oval.

I'll be back in a few with my second post for today.
Thanks for visiting.
Pat K xx

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Blue Bird in Winter Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you're enjoying the weekend.

I joined the crowds at the mall today to take advantage of the black friday sales
 going on and came home with a few more gifts to put under the tree.
Still such a long way to go though!

I thought I would post a card I made last week using Whimsy Stamps
 Cardinal in Winter stamp from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.  
So out came the Memento Ink...and my copics.

Now as the name of the stamp implies, this is a cardinal
...but I wanted to make him a bluebird and just love how he turned out.   
The expression on his face is so cute..... he is really pleased with himself
..all bundled up for winter.

Finished inside as well.
DP is from LOTV Frosty Christmas pad
MB Pine Needle die
Silver paper and ribbon from my stash
SB Ribbon tag, computer generated sentiment

If time permits I think I'll colour up this cutie again but as a cardinal.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Brown Sugar Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
  2. Completely Christmas #40 - Anything Goes with a twist, S  (snow, silver)
  3. Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. Fairy Tale Challenge Blog #105 - Christmas with Animals
  5. Fantasy Stampers Challenge #24 - Cute Christmas
  6. Sister Act Card Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
  7. Sweet Stampin Challenge - Let it Show
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pat K x

Friday, 28 November 2014

One of my Favourites so far...

Hi everyone,'s Friday already.
 Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

I'm excited today as this is my first post as a new DT member of the

and the theme is
Happy Holidays

We are sponsored by the fabulous Live & Love Craft 

I choose to copic colour an image that might be one of my favourites this year.
She is by Chrishanthi by ppinkydolls and is called Cold Days

 When I printed out the digi the lines were very faint 
giving it a no-lines affect which I loved.
I felt this cutie needed a little bling so used a patterned silver paper
 behind the embossed cutout, done using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die. 
 I then added rhinestone detail on each side of the 5x7 in. card.  
The bows were made with my Bow-Easy
I embossed the tag using Stampendous silver embossing powder.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Crafting for All Seasons #91 - Tis the Season
  2. Crafty Creations Challenge #277 - Embossing
  3. Craft Your Passion Challenge #241 - Baby It's Cold Outside
  4. Creative Moments Challenge #56 - Anything Goes/Make it Sparkle
  5. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #205 - Anything Goes
If you get a chance please stop by the challenge blog
and see the fabulous creations made by my ubber talented DT members are sure to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by today.
You're lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx