Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge Challenge #145

Happy Halloween everyone,
First, I have some sad news. We had to say good-bye to our dog on Saturday night.  She was in a lot of pain so we made the decision to let her go. We stayed with her until the end, cuddled her and gave her all the love we could....saying good-bye is heartbreaking.  We've loved all our dogs, from mutts to purebreds, but this girl was very special.  She was the kindest, sweetest dog and was loved by everyone who knew her and more than once let me know she was the smarter one.  We have vowed no more dogs, although my Sister is skeptical since the longest we've been without a dog is 6 months, but it's getting way too hard to say good-bye.

I managed to create another Christmas card for todays challenge at Fab n Funky
My team mates have been so wonderful and supportive this week - I'm so lucky to have them.
Thank goodness also for new dies as I've lost my mojo......
Since it's my turn to host this week I chose the theme of
Die cuts or Punches

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and StampArt Designs

I've used the digi "Frosty Friends" that can be found here.

Joy Craft die
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
CB swiss dot embossing folder
Sentiment circle - Justrite Christmas Treasures set
MS snowflake punch

I expect to enter the following challenges:
One Stitch at a time Challenge #137 - Make 1 for Christmas
The Crafty Pad Challenge #194 - Christmas is Coming
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - October
Allsorts Challenge Week 178 - Stitches
Card Makin Mamas - Anything you say
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Circle
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge  #24- Stitching
Crafty Ann's Challenge #77 - Christmas
OLLCB#117 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by,

Pat K

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wonderful Years

Good day my fabulous blogging friends.
Hope the weather is better where you are.
We are expecting rain for the next 6 least it's not snow :)
I fear for folks on the Eastern seaboard with superstorm Sandy heading
their way....say safe everyone.

Today I'm showing you the card I made for my DH for our 42nd Wedding Anniversary which was this past Wed.  Now with this number of anniversaries, he's had a card from every colour of the rainbow, except I needed to change that!    I wanted something pretty to represent the beautiful years we've had together.....we are so blessed.  Ok enough gushing!'s the card.

ADFD digital stamp
WOC flowers
MS vine trim punch
SB circles, large & small
Marianne Designs - scallop circle
SB double ended tags
Sentiment - in word
Magnolia Doohickeys - So wrapped Lovely
CB - Dots embossing folder
Paper is SU Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray
Pink twine from my nsl craft store Buffalo Stamps

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #6 - Buttons & Bows
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge - All in Stitches
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey, Ribbon or Twine
Paperplay Challenges Week 43 - Butterfies & bees (or other things with wings)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #40 - Use a doily
 Stamp n & Doodle October challenge - Twine
Perfect Sentiments Challenge 53 - Birds and blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by - keep dry and warm everyone.
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Belli Challenge #155

Good morning all,
The theme for Challenge #155 at the Belli Challenge is Halloween.
For my card share I've used an adorable Elizabeth Bell stamp from
Belles n Whistles called Little Witch with Broom.
I've had this stamp for a couple of years and it remains a favourite for Halloween.
Here is the front panel of my easel card.

Design papers are Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz Collection"
Polka dot paper is Recollection

Die cut used is a TH on the edge called Scrollwork

Pulled out some old Halloween transfers from my stash for the inside.

I will be entering into the following challenges:
Forever Friends Challenge #47 - Halloween
Hooked on Craft Challenge #25 - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #142 - Trick or Treat
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Halloween  Purple
Gingerloft Challenge - Halloween or Fall
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge #18 - Purple & Orange
IDIC Challenge #130 - Halloween
That Craft Place Challenge - Halloween
Scrap-Creations - Halloween

Phew....that's the most challenges in one post for me!  As this is a scheduled post I sure hope some of them haven't closed before I get to link up- that's been the pattern for me lately.
I think the world runs on my time zone (lol).

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K.xx

Fab n Funky Challenge # 144 - Animals

Good day friends and fellow bloggers,
Today we have a new challenge at 
Our lovely, talented hostess is Sue and she has chosen 
as this weeks theme.

Our wonderful sponsors are Crimson Cloud and Digi Darla Designs

I've created a circus scene for my card today to highlight the cute little elephant from
Digi Darla Designs.  He just keeps rollin on by!

The circus tent is a digi from Make it Crafty and both are coloured with copics.

Sentiment is computer generated. DP is Graphic 45 Le Cirque collection
Fringe is Recollections
Die-Namics scallop dies

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Come Fly with Me...

Happy Friday to you all again.  
 I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
We have a lot of yard work to tackle tomorrow then on Sunday
 our lovely daughter and her family are coming for dinner.
Our granddaughter is rehearsing for the Nutcracker ballet in Toronto
so it's sure to be a late one due to traffic congestion.....gotta love the city!

I just finished this card today and was inspired by the colour theme
I've used Krista Smiths digi called Fly Girl.


CB Forest Branches used to emboss the grey
SU Baja Breeze,Really  Rust, Black & White paper
Memory Box Woodland Branch
Cheesecloth dyed using Baja Breeze reinker and water
Owl is from an old MS Halloween set of 6 stamps, stamped with TH Pumice Stone
Net ribbon and Boo - from my stash
Coloured with Copics
Distressed with TH Black Soot Ink
Sentiment - printed in Word

Scrapalicious USA - have a Halloweenie theme so I will be entering their challenge, as well as

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Delicious Doodles - Challenge 7 Poppies

Another good morning to you all.
To my new followers, thank you so much for choosing to follow me on this journey. 

Today's post is for this week's challenge at Delicious Doodles
Our team has selected the theme of Poppies.
 I've created an easel card using Teri's gorgeous digi of the same name...Poppy

Lots of dies used on this one.
My new MFT fishtail dies - so much better than hand cutting them!
SB Splendid Circles, Grand Nest. Circle.
 The sentiments are MFT Die-namics.
 Heart tag is a Magnolia die
Black satin ribbon from Michaels, DP is an old SU designer pack.

I will be entering the following challenges:
Deep Ocean challenge #36 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bows or ribbon
A and T Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog - #34  Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge #155 - Bow-dacious
Nutcrafters Challenge #29 - Round and Round Circles
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #98 - Girls

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge #143 - Orange, Black and Choice

Good morning everyone,
Today's new challenge at Fab n Funky is brought to you by 
the lovely Jackie and she has chosen the theme of

Orange, Black + Choice

My card share uses Witch Lily and Frankenstein Billy
These wonderful Halloween characters were supplied by our fabulous sponsor this week

Here's another shot showing a side view:

Marianne Designs - Tree
SB Labels One Grand Nest.
Sentiment - Computer generated in Word
Haunted house, moon, bat - old MS set of stickers
Bat - from my stash

I will be entering the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K.x  

Monday, 15 October 2012

Another Christmas Card

Good evening....
Here is my 2nd Christmas card for today !
 ...the rush is on...
 I promised myself I would not be doing cards the week before Christmas!

 I LOVE THIS's Winter Fairy Halla by Mo Manning!  This is my first time colouring him up.  I adore his hair and stance...too cute for words imho.    
I'm entering this card in Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #156...B is for...
in my case Boy and Blue! 

Here is another view:

I would also like to enter this card into WOC's Challenge Week 61 - Silver ord Gold.   I've used silver thread to stitch the card, WOC fancy silver corner and flowers. 
 Silver baubles are from my stash.  Ticket is from Whimsy Stamps...Holiday ticket Sentiments
Memory Box Snowflake Corner also used

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

Fashionista Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

Good Monday morning everyone!  Hope you  had a good weekend. 
Today starts another challenge at Fashionista and the theme is our favourite...
Anything Goes. 
We are fortunate this month to have 2 fabulous sponsors:
   Kenny K 
The Ribbon Girl

For my card share I've chosen Toy Soldier. 

DP is Graphic 45 (okay you're right, I do buy every release, sometimes more than once :D )
Poinsettia is Recollections
Green paper is SU Handsome Hunter
SB Layered Elegant Swirl
TH Ticket
Fishtail Flag - handmade but I've since received my MFT set so stay tuned 

I will be entering this card into CMC Copic Challenge Group and they would like to see RED in your coloring.  Eclectic Ellapu have an anything goes theme for their 1st challenge.
 Crafts and Me Challenge #105 also have Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #76 - Tickets
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Weekly Challenge #32 - Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Fashionista Challenge - My Blog Hop Winner

Good morning everyone,
Just a quick post to announce the 
Comment Winner on my blog
for the Fashionista Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop

ADFD very kindly offered 3 digis of your choice
And the Random winner is.....

Who said 

WOW!! So soft and beautiful!! Love your darling flower and your gorgeous easel shaped design!! Thanks for the great blog hop!! HUGS

Congratulations Vicky, please email Rina at
You have a week to claim your prize hun!

Pat K.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge #142 - Vintage

Good day bloggers.  I hope your week has been a good one so far.

Today we have a new challenge at Fab n Funky and Shirley,
our lovely hostess has chosen the theme of Vintage.
 Our sponsor is Flonzcraft who generously supplied the stamp I'm using today.

The image was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia -  and coloured with Copics.
Flowers and ribbon are from WOC, SB Floral Ovals.  DP -Graphic 45
MS fern punch, SU leaf punch

Entering the following challenges:
Pile it on Challenge #41 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Wild Orchid Challenge Week 60 - Anything Goes
Happy Campers Craft Collective - Pink & Brown  (hope peachy pink counts :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Pat K.x

Belli Challenge #154 / Veterans/Military

Hello everyone,

It's challenge time at the Belli Challenge
and the theme is

I've used a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil called Soldier Girl.
My old and forgotten items are that fabulous button (recycled) and
the Sentiment Flag which is from Lil Inker Designs.
I thought this card would be perfect for a little girl to give a Military parent or relative.

I used Copics C7, C5, C1, C00 then finished with 0 around the image.
It was fun creating the camouflage pattern on her clothing.
YG93, YG97 and a small amount of E07 were used.

I will be entering the following challenges:
Gingerloft Challenge #49  Stitching
Here come the Boys Challenge #37 - Monochrome
Make it Monday Challenge #110
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #28 -Use a digi
CDee Designs Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #155 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K.xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Hello everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend.
It was Thanksgiving weekend for us in Canada - time spent with family is always the best.
Unfortunately I did not get to make a card for World Card Making Day on Saturday
.....too busy in the kitchen :)

Today, I thought I would share with you a card I made for my cousin's birthday.
She's on my "most favourite people list" so I wanted something special for her.
...warning - heavy photo post.

The lush papers and image are Graphic 45, A Ladies Diary
Flower on the card is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  
Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  
 Spellbinders Antique Frame & Accents Die
TH Tattered Rose distressed ink.

I will be entering the following challenges:

In the Pink  - Pink plus one
Pile it on Challenge #41 - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated.
Hugs, Pat K.x

Friday, 5 October 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge : Flowers

Good day everyone.  Today is the start of a new challenge at  
The theme this time is an easy one....."Flowers". 

I have chosen Olyvia for my card this week
and thought she would be perfect for a Christmas card.
If you follow my blog you will know I'm never happy with how I colour folds but with this beauty Teri has shaded them in her drawing making it easy to colour them in.  For once I am happy with the outcome.  I hope you like it.

SB Poinsettia die
Charm from WOC
Fern Die - Marianne
French Script background stamped with Vintage Photo
SU Bravo Burgundy

I will be entering the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #130 - Handmade Flowers
Stamp and Create Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Glitter and Bling
Card Mania Challenge #4 - Handmade flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pat K.xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge 141

Good day everyone,

It's time for another challenge at  Fab n Funky and we would like to see....
 No Patterned Paper.  Our sponsor is the wonderful  Stamp Fairy 

I chose to make a gate fold card using Mimi Fall Time.
Pretty CAS this time but I loved the image and could picture her twirling among the leaves.

Circles were cut using SB Large Circle and Grand circles
Sentiment is computer generated - font is called Tabitha
SB Double Ended tags

I will be entering the following challenges:
Dilly Bean Designers & Friday Challenge - Fall is in the air
Emergency Crafters Challenge - Autumn Leaves
Simply Create Too Challenge #23   

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K. xx