Friday, 31 January 2014

Year of the Horse

Good day everyone and Happy Chinese New Year!

I've a card to show you today that I made for someone very special. I hope she likes it.
As 2014 is the Year of the Horse the MB Trotting Pony die came in very handy.
I've kept with traditional red and gold and used pop dots under SB Splendid Circle dies. 
DP is Graphic 45 Songbird collection

 For the inside I used the largest die from SB Marvelous Squares and computer generated the sentiment. 
TH Firebrick Red and Mustard Seed Distressed ink used on the panel
The Paper Lanterns are a Memory Box die as well.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #179 - Anything Goes
Cardz for Guyz - Chinese New Year
Try it on Tuesday - Celebration

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fab'n'Funky Challenge DT Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week so far.
We're still in the grips of a cold front that doesn't seem to be shifting anytime soon.
It's been a long time since we've had such a cold, snowy winter as this one.

I'm hosting this week at Fab'n'Funky and our lovely Judith had the brilliant idea to have a Christmas challenge once a help avoid the stress at Christmas and have all our cards ready. I was so on board with this theme because I was really scrambling last year.

We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles sponsoring this week.
  I've used Four Calling Birds and went with non-traditional colours.  
I'm so sick of all the snow and am really in need of a tropical vacation.....can you tell.


Image coloured with Copics.
Sentiments are cut from Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 8x8 pad
Tim Holtz Pine Tree and Tattered Pinecone Dies used
Fran-tage Shabby Pink Embossing enamel
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles Challenge #72 - must use ribbon 
The Rubber Buggy Challenge  #15 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. We'd love it if you played along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky and please drop by to see the wonderful creations made by my talented team mates.
Pat K x

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Masculine Winter Birthday

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to show you the card I made for my Son on his birthday.  
As a young boy his favourite author was Farley Mowat.  
 I thought this card would remind him of the novel "Never Cry Wolf".

The birch tree dies are Impression Obsession DIE079-U
Happy Birthday - MB
Frosty Border - MB
Sentiment- LOTV 
Digital Image of Wolf from Scrapbook Society
Clouds - Die-namics

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenge #37: Through the Woods
Stampin' for the Weekend - Happy Birthday
Charisma Challenge #2 - It's a Boy Thing

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K x

Friday, 24 January 2014

One for the Boys at TPC

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and have something fun planned for the weekend.
It was our Son's birthday on Tuesday so we're having a get together at our house tomorrow to celebrate. 
 There will be lots of cooking going on today in preparation.

Enough about me!   I want to let you know that there is a new challenge at 

and our lovely Cathy would like to see
 "One for the Boys"

The fabulous
 Kenny K 
  is our sponsor this week and since we had our pick of digital stamps,
 I choose a pre-coloured image called Chico's Chopper which can be found here.
This card will be for one of my grandsons and he loves action figures.

I use Copic paper with my Canon iP6700D colour printer for digital images.
 Since this image was coloured I used matte photo paper and am so happy with the results.
The dp is from my scraps and the hexagon dies are SB.
Sprocket is also a SB die, with a LOTV sentiment tag.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
I'll be back tomorrow to show you the card I made for my Son.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Pat K x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Challenge #142 at TPS

Hi everyone,

A warm welcome to my new followers.  Thank you so much for joining me on this crafting journey.

Temperatures have really plummeted again this week but the sun is shining and that makes me happy.   

We've a new challenge starting today at the 
The theme this week, chosen by our lovely team leader Marie, is a very easy one....
Digi Image and Sentiment.        
I've used the adorable Bon Voyage digi that can be found here.

This cutie has been coloured with Copics and fussy cut.
  I added E53 around the edges so that it would match the dp.   
DP - Graphic 45 Typography and the banner die and stamp are
 from Your Next Stamp called Joyful Moments.
Button is Tim Holtz
Canvas Tag - Maya Road

I have added pop dots under the image, banner and tags.
The edges have been distressed with TH Black Soot .

There is a fabulous prize for the challenge winner this week so I do hope you can play along with us.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card Mania Ch#38 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bow & Dies
2 Creative Chicks #10 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Dilly Beans at Fab'n'Funky

Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well. This week is just flying by and I'm so far behind on everything. 
........just having too much fun and need to squeeze in my craft time.

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky and our lovely Pat is the host for this week.
She has chosen  a recipe for us.....1 image
                                                       2 buttons
                                                       3 papers

I've used Dilly Bean digital stamp #543 - Doodle Flower that was generously supplied to us.

Coloured with Copics and Stickles Star Dust added for some bling
DP is Graphic 45 
SB Grand Dahlia used to cut the petals
SB Large Pinking Circles for the center
3D Dots used for dimension
6x6 in card

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenge  #24- Anything Goes
MIM #174
Miriam's Crafting Blog 8th Monthly - Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Friday, 10 January 2014

Winter Wonderland at TPC

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have managed to stay safe during the terrible weather we've had lately.

Today starts off a new challenge at  
and our lovely Lisa has chosen the theme "Winter Wonderland"

I've used a digital stamp from A Day For Daisies called Five Robins in Winter that can be found here.    It may be a new year, but sadly my photos are still as crooked as last year...I gave up after several tries but it really is straight.   The DCWV Holiday Glitzy paper does not show up as well in the photo has a wonderful sparkle to it irl.

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and they offer a prize of 4 Free digis to the winner.
Card Details:
Coloured with Copics
SB Gold Elements One Dies used for the triangles
Birds are MB Resting Bird Die
Frosted Lace Stickles used on the snow

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #9 - Anything goes
Creative Moments Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
MIM #173
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Week 193 - Snow birds

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Let's Celebrate at Fab'n'Funky

Hello again,
I'm back as promised with my second post today,  this time for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #198

Our amazing owner Judith is hosting this week and has chosen the theme "Lets Celebrate"

We are fortunate to have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor who generously supplied us with our choice of digital stamps. 
 I choose "Happy Birthday Sentiment" that can be found here.

Coloured with Copics
DP - Papertrey Ink - Bitty Star Basics and Green Tea Leaves
Sizzix Stars #2 Die
MB Victorian Frame
Distressed with TH Shabby Shutters distress ink

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
MelonHeadz Friends - Birthday
Bugaboo January Challenge
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #17 Anything Goes

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

DT Post for The Paper Shelter Challenge - Winter Birthday

Hi everyone,  I hope you've had a good week so far and are managing to stay warm.

We have the very first challenge of 2014 starting today at 
and the theme is "Winter Birthdays with Sentiment"

I've used Attitude Changes Everything and she can be found here.
I just love the expression on her face and thought she would be cute for a belated birthday.

Coloured with Copics
Border created using a white Sharpie
SU Square Lattice embossing folder
SB Labels One decorative die
Rolled paper flowers using Die-Namics die
Bottom flower is a MS Punch
Sentiment created in Word
Star Dust Stickles

As always there is a wonderful prize awaiting the winner of the TPS challenge
We'd love it if you could play along.

Entering the following challenges:
LEJ Designs #85 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back later with another post.
Pat K xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

New year with Something a little Different

Happy New Year everyone,

I hope 2014 will be good to you all.
Since this is a new year I thought I would start off with something a little different.
  I have to say I was thrilled with the outcome of this card but when I showed it to dh his reaction was a little different from mine.  
I think he missed the colouring?

Paper is from my scraps but the wooden house was a sale item at Michaels...Recollections.
A2 size card

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #75 - Ribbon or Twine
Jellypark Challenges - New Beginnings
Crafty Little Fairies - Starting Over

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I really appreciate the time you take to leave comments.
Pat K xx