Thursday, 29 January 2015

Beary Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well.  We've had more snow today but very light.
I ventured out this morning for an eye appointment 
and was so happy I didn't cough on the poor man. 
 What would I do without Halls.   
Bad news is I need new glasses!!

I've been in the mood to make some masculine cards is my latest.

This House Mouse stamp is one of the very first I collected 
over 3 years ago..and is still a favourite.  
I coloured him with Copics and used Liquid Applique to create the frosting.
I cut a birthday candle and adhered it with Apri's Crafter's Pick that stuff.
The DP and tag are Graphic 45.  Faux stitching done with a fine black Sharpie.
Tim Holtz gridlock embossing folder on one of the panels.
Used K&Company label maker for the sentiment.

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz for Guyz Challenge #55: Let's pretend (faux stitching, frosting)
Ruby's Rainbow #96 - Masculine

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A Valentine

Good day everyone,

How's your week going?  We've had a dumping of snow the last few days but all is good
...the sun is shining and the ground is sparkling in the sunlight....cold but quite pretty.

It's Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge starting at

with the theme of "Layers" lots of least 3"

This was not a problem for me as I love to layer on my card.
I've used the beautiful "Valentina" that can be found here.

Now if you look closely you will see my new watermark
that I requested from my very patient and lovely team mate Nikki.
Thank you so much hun!

Our sponsors this week as always are Veronica and Pedro of 
The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a 
fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.
and as always this is given when you have used one of The Paper Shelter products on your card and this could be either a image, paper or printable and you will find a very comprehensive selection here on their website, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice. And please remember that you are only able to enter 3 cards and at least one of those must carry one of our TPS products.
Card Recipe:
Coloured with Copics
DP - Echo Park Yours Truly - Old
Memory Box Floral Heart - New 
Felt Heart from my stash as well as red pearls
Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Entering the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - January/Hearts
Get Creative Challenge #7 - Using ribbon, red, bling, die cut, 
                                     2 plain papers (red & black)
Squigglefly Challenge #4 - Put a little love in your heart
Through the Purple Haze #75 - Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by today and for more inspiration please
check out the blog to see what wonderful creations my teammates have come up with.

Pat K xxx

Saturday, 24 January 2015

1st Christmas Card for 2015

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.   
I thought it was time I shared a Christmas card I made for this years stash 
as it's never too early to start on that list.

I used a very sweet little elf from Aurora Wings called Little Santa that is available here.
Recently a card of mine made the top 3 at Aurora Wings Challenge 
and I got to choose a couple of exciting.
 I hope to get some time this week to colour up at least one of them but in the meantime
here is Little Santa.

Coloured with Copics
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Red: R59, R46, R35
Trim: C3, C1, C00
Black - C9, C7, C4, 100

DP - from my stash
Red burlap - stash
Wooden tag and sentiment are new (after Xmas sale at Michaels)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - January Challenge
Jingle Belles Rock Challenge - Bring in the New

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Buttons for Challenge #243 at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,  I hope you are well and have avoided the nasty bugs that are going around.
I'm still coughing and at this rate perhaps it will be gone by Spring!  

Today starts a new challenge at 
and our lovely Wendy has asked that you use at least one Button on your creation.

We are sponsored by the fabulous
and they are celebrating their 5th year in business..Congratulations & Happy Birthday!!

I've used Turtles - Flower available here.

Coloured with Copics
DP - BasicGrey Lime Rickey
La-La Land Heart Banner
Googly eyes from my stash
Buttons from my stash
Tim Holtz twine

Please pop by the FnF challenge if you can to see the wonderful creations
done by my team mates.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

What a Happy Chef

Hi everyone!   I hope you're having a good week.  
It's been brutally cold here with a -21 deg.C temp yesterday
...but at least the sun was shining.

This is the first post of 2015 for Team B at  
and we're starting off with the theme of Dies and/or Punches.

I've used the fabulous Pizza Chef on my card today and he can be found here

Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday Die
Coloured with Copics
DP - DCW textured
Die-Namics Stitched Square Die
Tim Holtz twine
LOTV sentiment stamp

And now as always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter  
                                                and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website

when you have used one of The Paper Shelter products on your card and are the lucky winner.
 This could be either a image, paper or printable and you will find a very comprehensive selection  
here on their website, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice. 
 I would like to enter the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations #16 :   Digi/embellish
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge - Happy Birthday
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes
Pile it on Challenge #51 - Something Edible
Sisters of Craft - January Challenge - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal #206 - (pattern paper, die cut,  white)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  We'd love it if you could play along with us this week 
and visit the challenge to see what my talented team mates have created.
Pat K x

Friday, 9 January 2015

Challenge #130 - Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge with Aurora Wings

Happy Friday everyone,

I hope you are well and have enjoyed this first week of 2015

Today starts a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday and the theme is Swirls and Pearls
chosen by our very talented host Norma and sponsored by the fabulous Aurora Wings.

We had a wonderful selection to choose from and I decided to colour the gorgeous 
Woman in Strands of Pearls that can be found here.

Pearls & flowers from WOC
Spellbinder frame die
Swirls - Die-Namics
Viva Pearl Pen White used in her hair
Lace from my stash
Fran-Tage Shabby Pink Embossing enamel

We'd love it if you could play along with us and if you have time please check out the wonderful creations made by my talented team mates at Fussy & Fancy.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #10 - All that Glitters
The ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.
Pat K xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

A selection of my Favourites from 2014

Hi everyone,  Happy New Year to you all.  I hope your holidays were special in every way.
Unfortunately Hubby and I were host to a nasty virus during this the busiest time. 
...we are slowly getting back to normal. 
 Thank goodness for my DT commitments or I still might be neglecting my blog. 
I hope to catch up with you all soon.

One of my lovely followers and DT buddy Wends has posted a Challenge with a wonderful prize to the winner. 
Wends would like to see your Top 12 creations for 2014.   You can find the challenge here.

It was a difficult decision as I had so many favourites this year but this will give you a little glimpse of my eclectic style:



Thanks for stopping by today.
I'll be back tomorrow with my post for Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge.
Pat K xx

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