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

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Special Baby Card

Hi everyone,

I'm back again as promised with my second post for today.

It's time for the start of a new challenge at

and the theme this week is an easy one....Die Cuts

I have a card and matching box for my contribution using one of my favourite
Graphic 45 paper packs. 
Good friends of ours became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl
so I wanted to make something special.

Our lovely sponsor this week is 

Details of my creation:
Little Darlings cutout is from Graph 45 Little Darlings 8x8 paper pad
Baby and diaper pins dies - Marianne Creatables LR0217
Frame - Spellbinder Antique Frame and Accents Die
Frame used on the box - Joy Crafts Gerti's Flowers
Lace from my stash
Flower from WOC
Silk Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Use Die Cuts
 The Pink Elephant Challenge 278 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze #69 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Show us some Metal at TPS

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Back Friday shopping has begun for us so I got out early yesterday morning and
managed to pick up a few Christmas gifts at amazing prices
and best of all the crowds were light.
Still a long way to go on my list though!

I have two posts today, the first being this one for

Our lovely team leader Maria would like you to show some Metal on your creations.

I've used a pre-coloured image on my card 
The Most Adorable Snowmen
 that can be found here.
These are fabulous for when you don't have time to colour
 yourself and they really are beautifully done.
 I printed my copy on glossy photo paper and quite like the effect
 ...adds a bit of shine to the card.   The metal I used is in the form of jingle bells.  
These are actually brads that I found last year.

All of the ribbons are from Michaels.  DP is from Papertrey Ink
I'm using the fern die from Marianne Creatables LR0181

As always we have a wonderful prize for the winner this week. I do hope you can play among with us and if you get a chance please stop by the blog to see the wonderful creations made by the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #119 - Anything Goes
Craft your passion challenge #241 - Baby It's Cold Outside
OLLCB - #170 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Monday, 24 November 2014

GDT - Crafty Hoarders Challenge #20

Happy Monday everyone,

I hope your weekend went well.  
Can't believe December is just around the corner...yikes!  
Do you have all your cards made yet?

Today is my last post as a Guest Design Team member at
 Crafty Hoarders Anonymous
Thanks again Gloria for having me have inspired me to think outside my comfort zone
and what fun I've had.
The theme this week is

Challenge #20 Box it Up!
Your challenge is to create some sort of altered box. 
You can create a box from scratch, or you can alter a pre-made box.  
Your box can be made of paper, wood, chipboard, plastic or metal.  
As long as you dig into your hoard to decorate a box,
 you have met the challenge requirements!  
The box does not have to be used as a box...
it can be used as  home decor
 or for any purpose you can image.  
Let's box it up!  Use those stamps, dies, and punches.  
Show us the layers!
For my make I created a box to hold one of my special
 (lumpy) Christmas cards.  
Box measures 6x6x1 inches.

Once I had my score lines on the top I folded in the sides 
so I could cut out the center on my Grand Calibur, using SB Labels 
Thirty-four then added an acetate layer to create a window.  
SB Decorative Labels Thirty-four used for the green layer. 
I dusted off my Spellbinders Mystic embossing folder 
to create the top layer.  The tree was cut out of gold paper
 (yes I've been hoarding that) using Dee's Distinctively 
Snow Covered Tree die.  Rhinestones are Recollections. 
 Gold ribbon, the berry spray and plaid ribbon on the top 
and around the sides are all from my hoarded stash. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card & Scrap Challenge #86 - Christmas card or box  
 Completely Christmas Challenge #39 - AG with a twist - embossing
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #19 - Anything but a card 
CHNC Challenge November - Anything Goes
 Sisters of Craft Challenge - November Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you get a chance to play along.
Pat K x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cute little Sprite

Hi everyone,
I hope all is well and that you're enjoying the weekend.

I've been busy working on Christmas and have enjoyed creating with some of the fun images that are out this year.  One of my favourites is from AuroraWings and  I couldn't wait to colour this cute little Christmas Tree Sprite with Gingerbread Man that can be found here.

Card size  6x6 inches
DP is from G45 Twelve Days of Christmas Collection
Red velvet dp from my stash
Sentiment heat embossed in gold - StampinUp
Marianne LR0181 evergreen branch

Coloured with Copics:
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R4, R11
Green:  G28, G24, YG25
Red: R29, R27, R22
Star: Y15, Y11, YR23

MB - Pine Needle Die used inside, Sentiment computer generated.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #121 - 2 of more colours
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge #78 - Favourite Holiday (Christmas)
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Get ready for Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges #95 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Birthday Celebrations Week 2

Hi everyone,

Today begins the 2nd week of Birthday Celebrations at Fab'n'Funky.

I've chosen to copic colour an image from Lacy Sunshine called Kalani Honolulu City Girl.

We are lucky enough to have 3 wonderful sponsors this week with great prizes for the winners


 I do hope you can join in the fun.

  I intend to enter the following challenges:
  1. Squigglefly Challenge #46 - Square Deal
  2. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #23 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Different Colours for Christmas

Hi everyone,
I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
I managed to sneak in some crafting time and so enjoyed colouring up this cute image 
from Chrishanthi by ppinkydolls called I Love Christmas that can be found here.

I wanted to use up some very old Basic Grey plaid dp that I'd been hoarding.
 (I have a thing for plaid paper) so that is how I came up with the colours
...a little different but I know it will match some home decor of friends on my list.  

I pulled out some olive coloured vellum, cut some snowflakes and heat embossed
 an old circle sentiment from StampinUp with gold embossing powder before cutting it out.
Corrugated paper was also from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenges - November Christmas Cards 
Crafty Calendar Challenge - November It's All About Christmas

I'm so glad blogger is cooperating today...not so much last night though.

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

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Birthday Celebrations at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I'm back again...this time to let you know 
It's Fab'n'Funky Challenge's 5th Birthday ...and we're havin a Party !!

We have 2 great sponsors


 and my design team members 
have created some wonderful cards to inspire you. 
 Sure hope you can play along with us this week.   
The theme is everyone's favourite - Happy Birthday

I Copic coloured the gorgeous Cameo 2, generously supplied by Fitztown for my creation.

I'm disappointed the camera did not pick up the beautiful pearlescent sheen of the paper.
It really does look very elegant IRL.
DP - Recollections, Michaels
Frame: MB Victorian Frame
Lace - local sewing center
Silk Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Sentiment tag - LOTV
Flowers: WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #61 - Use Ribbon
  2. Love to Create Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
  3. Party Time Tuesday Challenge #189 - Anything Goes
  4. The Sisters of Craft Challenge - November, Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by,
Pat K x

TPS Challenge #182 - Snowflakes

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.

This is the first of 2 scheduled post for me today.
I'd like to begin by telling you about this week's challenge at

and the theme is "Snowflakes" 

I choose to decorate a Christmas gift bag using the gorgeous "Hope
She can be found here.
I wanted to colour the image in a larger format which made it perfect for my gift bag.

Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Decorative Ovals One used
Snowflakes are cut using Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant
Sentiment - Lily of The Valley

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge #94 - Getting Ready for Christmas

As always there is a wonderful prize to the winner this week. Hope to see you there.
Pat K xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

For all That You Do...Thank You!!

Hi everyone,
Today is a very special post for me.  
 and with it came a chance to be a GDT....and today is the day!

The theme for Challenge #19 is  "For All That You Do...Thank You!
Create a "thank you" gift for this challenge. It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple thank you card. It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout. As long as your project says, "THANKS," enter the challenge! We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thanks to someone! (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed!)
    I still can't believe I'm here with this amazing group of crafters. Thank you so much Gloria....yep, I'm pinching myself.  
I coloured with Copics a digital image from AuroraWings called Poppy Sprite - Remembrance Day that can be found here.
I rummaged thru my stash of flowers from WOC and decided I could part with the taupe and burgundy ones.   I had also been hoarding the metal blooms from TH so thought it was time to pull them out too.   
The taupe silk ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby Green Embossing Enamel used as well.
DP from my stash.
Shape is cut using Go Kreate Half XXL Square Frame Frilly #10 dies
and Spellbinders Grand Circles
Black lace is made using Tattered Lace Demure corner Die D304

I created a box to hold this card as well.

I do hope you get a chance to stop by the blog.  
You will be blown away by the fabulous creations made by this
very talented group of crafters.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:
Di'S Digi Design Challenge - Colour of Autumn 
Avenue 613 Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist RAK

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

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #236

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
We had a few snow flurries on the weekend... way too early for that white stuff but temps have warmed up a bit so we are back to fall.  It's taken me a while to get back in the swing of things after the wedding.  We had our granddaughter stay with us for a week, along with 2 dogs and a bird so our house was full of life and is now so quiet.  
   Today starts a new challenge at 
where the theme is "3 Embellishments"

I've used a cute image generously supplied to us by our lovely sponsor this week  
 She is called Claudia Loves Christmas  and can be found here

My 3 embellishments are Ribbon, Rhinestones and Die Cuts.

I'm lovin the new MB Christmas dies, especially the Pine Needle used on the top, cut in red & cream. I also layered the new Plush Poinsettia Corner die on top. The Pine Branch is a Marianne die #LR0181.    Ribbon is Offray from Michaels
Another favourite is the Recollections Rhinestone Sheet, also from Michaels.
Image coloured with Copics.
DP and tag are Simple Stories Cozy Christmas

Inside decorated with tag from Simple Stories as well.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  
There is a great prize from our wonderful sponsor for the winner.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #74 - Christmas Joy
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Bingo (ribbon, rhinestones, die cuts)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #231 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the week.
Pat K xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Happy Day

Hi everyone,
Just popping by to share with you some exciting news.

I arrived home last week to some happy mail from the owner of

 asking me if I would like to join their very talented team. 
 My answer was of course yes and my first posting 
will be November 28th.... so watch for it.

Enjoy your weekend,
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas at TPS

Hello again,

I'm back with my second post for today, 
this time for the new challenge starting at

The theme selected by our lovely team leader Marie 
 "Is it too early for Christmas?"

I coloured with Copics one of the newest images called "Holy Night" which can be found here.   I've not seen the movie but my Granddaughter tells me this reminds her of the main character in Frozen.  I used several dies in an effort to create a frosty look.

I used several dies to create the background. 
 Corners are Tattered Lace dies. 
MB Snowflake Arch, cut twice. 
SB Tag, sentiment created in Word. 
 Websters Pages silver ribbon. 

If you play along with us this week you will have a chance to win 3 Digis of your choice and a $30 Gift Certificate to use in the store if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx

Christmas again at Fab'n'Funky Challenge #235

Hi everyone,

I'm back after a week in the Bahamas and am still on island mode.
What a fabulous time we had with our 
group of 23 wedding guests there for our Son's wedding.
The ceremony was on the beach, the weather was perfect.....cloudy skies but no rain, great for pictures.  

I hardly had my bags unpacked when I started into
 this week's DT requirements. I think I left my mojo on the beach somewhere
 so it's been slow and steady.

I choose to make a CAS card for today's 
where the theme is Christmas

We have two wonderful sponsors this week.

I choose to use a digital stamp from Dilly Beans #509 Amalia's Christmas Lights which can be found here.

Coloured with Copics, machine stitching around the image and Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag used for the sentiment created in Word.  I used glossy accents on the lights and red rhinestones for the holly, pretty cas but I'm happy with it.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Bingo ( Ribbon, rhinestones, die cut) 

Thanks for checking in today.  I'll be back shortly with my post for TPS.
Pat K xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

In Stitches at Fab'n'Funky this week...

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a good week.

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky with our lovely Wends as the host.
She has chosen the theme "In Stitches - Make us Laugh
which is perfect because we have the very funny  

as our sponsor this week.

I've used the so sad Biffo, the coloured version for my card today.  
He can be found here.
He's soooo sad, you just have to laugh!

Card size is  5 x 7 inches


Tag - Whimsy
Balloons - Die-Namics
HB sentiment - Eureka Stamps
DP - from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today,
Pat K xx