Wednesday, 28 August 2013

50Th Wedding Anniversary

Hi everyone,  There's a new challenge starting today at the Belli Challenge and the theme is Numbers.

I've used SB Grand Labels One dies along with Grand Decorative Labels One to create this card.  
The inside elements are SB Marvelous Squares and the sentiment was created in Word.

For the inside, I embossed the Marvelous squares on gold mirror card that was cut using Grand Labels One. 
 Sentiment obtained from the net and printed in word before cutting, again with SB Marvelous squares. 
 I made a pocket in some old vellum to insert a gift card. 
 The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Bow was made with seam binding from my stash.

Really a very simple card to make- there is no colouring....just a lot of cutting and embossing and again it looks better irl   As this was a commissioned card, I blurred the names.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. 2 sisters Challenge #158 - Square
  2. Make it Monday #155
  3. Created with Love Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
  4. Victorine Stamps Challenge #66  - Love
  5. Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Embossing
  6. A Gem of a Challenge #94- "B"for bow
  7. Sister Act Card Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
 Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
Pat K xx

Friday, 23 August 2013

Pink hearts

Good day everyone.'s Friday and that means a new challenge at
Totally Papercrafts
The theme for Challenge #181 is "Tag & Hearts"

For today's card I've used one of my favourite Magnolia stamps from an older collection called "Tilda with Hearts".  I tried the "no lines" colouring technique but was not very successful I'm afraid....I ended up with lines...huh!   I think I went wrong with my selection of ink colour.  I used Memento London Fog - perhaps a little too dark... but I am  happy with the results.   I'll have to check out the experts to see how to do it properly next time.

 The heart tag is a Magnolia die and the sentiment is from SU.   Heart doily is from my stash and the new orchid flowers and cosmo daisies are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Heart stick pins are from my stash as well.   Diamond dust was added to a second pair of wings, affixed with dimensionals.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia #76 - Punches or dies

We'd love it if you playing along with us this week at TPC 
and please check out the fabulous inspiration from the DT.
Have a great weekend!
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Hi everyone!   I hope your week is going well so far?  It's very quiet around our house as our darling granddaughters have gone home.  We had a wonderful time with them and I miss them already.
Tomorrow I'm off to visit an out of town craft store with a friend, list in hand.

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky.  

Our lovely Ciska has chosen a fun theme "You can stick it".
Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Bugaboo Stamps

Here is my card share for this challenge.  I really liked this beautiful image and wanted to try something different with it. Unfortunately this is one of those cards that look soooo much better IRL.  Not sure if it's the dimensions or just my lighting.
If you can, please check out the lovely creations made by my teammates - you are sure to be inspired.

I dug thru my stash and was able to find these fabulous BasicGrey chip stickers .
 The pattern is Ambrosia...another one I've been hoarding!
   I  printed a digi from Bugaboo called Silhouette, Elephant Paisley, cut it into a circle then coloured it with Copics.  I then added Utee, heat embossed it to give it a shiny appearance.
 Once it was dry I mounted it onto the large BG chip sticker that had been distressed on the edges with TH distress ink in black soot.
The plain black circle was cut using SB Grand Nest. Circles and the orange scallop circle is made using SB Grand Decorative Circles One die.
  Black gems are from my stash, as well as the black satin ribbon.  
 I used another sticker from the same collection on the top right corner. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
IDIC Challenge #173 - Put a frame around it

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Funny Birthday

Hi everyone and happy Monday!  

Today starts a new challenge at Cards for Men and the theme is
"Funny Birthday" with our sponsor QKR Stampede
offering a prize of 5 digi stamps of your choice to the lucky winner.

I've used a digital stamp called "News Boy" on my card today.  
The sentiment was done in Word, cut using Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags.


MB Brand New Bicycle die
MB Cityscape Silhouette die
MB Cityscape Nightline die
Clouds are Autumn Leaves 3D stickers
 SU Close-to-cocoa, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Muirfield
Distressed with TH Antique Linen & Tea Dye
 Karen Foster Screw Brads, others from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:                    

Just for Fun First Challenge, Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - You Rock Birthday
ABC Challenges #41 - Lots of Layers

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Hi everyone,  A quick post today....we have our granddaughters visiting so not much craft time I'm afraid.  Sorry if I've not been around to visit ~ hopefully I'll get some time later today to stop by and say hi....I've missed ya!

Today starts a new challenge at the

The theme this time is "glitter".

I've used a Lacy Sunshine digital stamp today called "Cupcake Sticky Wings"
Unfortunately the photo has not picked up the stickles on her wings, cupcake hair ornaments and crinoline.  She really does have a lot of bling. 

DP from an old Basic Grey Kioshi paper pack
Coloured with Copics
SU Almost Amethyst
SU Pistachio pudding
SU circle sentiment
MB Amanda Circle die
MS fern punch
Ribbon, flower and button from my stash

Entering the following challenges:
  1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #14 - Favourite things (copics, stitching)
  2. Make it Monday Challenge #153
  3. Creative Fingers Challenge 2-2/5 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Friday, 9 August 2013

Summer Fun

Hi everyone,  It's Friday and that means a new challenge at

The lovely Lisa is our host this week and would like to see some

Summer Fun

Our fabulous sponsors this week are Bugaboo and Sassy Studios.
See our challenge blog for details on the great prizes to be given away.
The team has put together some wonderful inspiration for you so I hope you can stop by and play along.

I've coloured with Copics an old stamp from my collection called
 Collecting Sea Shells by Stamps Happen, Inc.
The sentiment is from Gingers House.
I received some new dies lately and they are my new favourite!
They are Marianne Creatables #LR0269 and LR0270 and are used for the white frame and tag. 
 Shape is created with MS punch around the page "Cherish".
The tassel is a Marianne Design
Digital dp is from Bearly Mine...Summer's Lace Dream collection

The top is a removable journaling tag.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. A Little Bit Crafty Challenge - Summer Sun
  2. The ABC Challenge - S for Stitching
  3. The Cupboard Trilogy #14 - Mono
  4. Charisma Cardz Challenge #31 - Stitching, real or faux
  5. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 281 - Die-ing to punch
  6. Creative Moments Challenge #23 - Seashore
  7. ABC Challenge #39 - Mono
  8. Make it Monday #152
  9. A Creative Romance - Beach Babes
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Go fish!

Hi everyone, Welcome to another blog post, this time for

Our host this week is the lovely Jackie who has chosen the theme
"Anything that looks like Summer"

We are so excited to have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine as our sponsor this week.
I'm a fan of Heather's work and just couldn't wait to colour up this cutie.
She is called "Molly Big Catch"and today her trophy is a sunfish.
I couldn't give her the traditional olive coloured hip waders as she's a girly girl!

Coloured with Copics
DP - Simple Stories - I Heart Summer
Tag: sentiment from Pink Gem Designs
Cut using Sizzix Tags, Scallop combo #2
Picture corners from my stash as well as the fish brads, basket and fishing rod

Not all mistakes are for the round file!  I had originally made the banner, a La-La Land Crafts die, for the outside but decided it was too busy, so rather than pitch it in the bin...I  added it to the inside.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #14 - Favourite things ( copics & stitching)
  2. MarkerPOP Challenge #28- Anything Goes
  3. The Crazy Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
  4. 613 Avenue Challenge #31 - Anything goes
  5. Challenges 4 Everybody #26 - Anything Goes
  6. One Stitch at a Time #175 - Summer
  7. Happy Campers Craft Collective #20 - Summer
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx

Monday, 5 August 2013

How about a game of soccer!

Hi everyone,  I can't believe it's Monday already...the last day of our Civic Holiday long weekend! 
   We have only 2 days before our granddaughters come to stay with us for 10 days.  I can't wait!   Our schedule is full so I'm trying to get my DT cards done early without much success I must admit!  The weather has been far too nice lately to be indoors! 

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme for #16 is "Heavy Metal"

The fabulous Kenny K is our sponsor this week
I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey, 

I've used Anime Soccer digital stamp on my card today. 


DP - Karen Foster 6x6 Sports paper pad and the soccer ball was cut from a sheet in the collection
Striped paper Recollections
Coloured with Copics
Metal chain and clasp - Tim Holtz
K&Company Label Maker used to create the sentiment

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Word Play Challenge - Birthdays
  3. Sister Act Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
  4. The Male Room Challenge #1 - Anything goes
  5. Hobby Cutz Challenge #12 - Card for a child
  6. Joanna Sheen Challenge - Boys will be boys

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