Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bling It On DT Card

Well it is October already and it is time for another challenge at Bling It On.....

This month the challenge is NO PATTERNED PAPERS, this includes making your own, you can use embossed card though!

Here is my effort.................

The image is by Maurie Manning coloured with pro markers, card embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots folder. Flowers and gems from stash. Sentiments created on PC.

You have all month to enter so pop on over and join the fun!

Patsi xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bling It On Challenge

Here I am again, sorry it has been so long.

I wanted to just remind you about the Bling It On..... challenge that is open until the end of the month.

This monthe the challenge is weaving, it can be any type of weaving and any type of project.

Here is my effort..............

So pop on over and have a go!



Monday, 1 August 2011

Bling It On Challenge DT Card

Hello there me again!

This time I want to share with you my DT card for the Bling It On challenge #6. This month it is Sioux's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen ABC.

We also have some new teamies on the DT so pop on over and meet the new team.

For my card I have chosen:

A = Aubergine
B = Bride
C = Circle

The circle is actually embossed but it is not a great photo. I used aubergine ink for the stamp and colouring the embossing and aubergine ribbon from stash. Flowers and pins are from WIld Orchid Crafts. Pearls from stash.

You have until the end of August to enter the challenge so go on have a go!

Thanks for stopping by......................

Patsi xx

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Make It Colourful Challenge

For anyone who was wondering.............yes I am still alive! Life has been hectic here and it is now definite that I will be losing my job in two months so hopefully when I have a new job things will settle down.

Anyway I have finally been brave and decided to enter the Make It Colourful challenge, this is a tough challenge for me as it is always based on colouring and i am still practicing lol

The challenge this week is colouring characters with dark skin. I didnt make this image into a card as I am not sure what card to make.

I used the Disco Diva from Kenny K and tried to go for a 70's look with purple hair etc!

For a first attempt I am quite pleased with her.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you all again soon.

Patsi xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

2 Promarker Challenges

Hello again,

2 posts in one night eh???

Now on to a card I made with Daisy, I have loved this stamp for ages and for some reason very rarely use her.

Here is what I made with her:

I coloured her with promarkers and the papers are from First Edition, the spring collection. Ribbon and doily from stash. Pins from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment is a LOTV one stamped with Tim Holtz distress inks. Her top is actually pink although it looks orange in this picture.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - #69 sketch
Passion for Promarkers - #103 pink and brown or blue and brown
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by...............

Patsi xx

Bling It On Challenge and DT Call

Hello there

It is me the stranger! I am frighfully late with my Bling It On DT cardsbut it gives me chance to tell you about their DT call too.

Firstly the challenge is embossing and we were kindly given images from the sponsors to use. I had The Harbour by Delightful Doodles and Memories from Di's Digital Downloads.

Here are my cards.

If you fancy joining in the challenge pop on over you have until the end of the month.

Now on to the DT call, this is also open til the end of the month. To enter just make a card for the challenge and enter it using the linky thing as usual but put (DT) after your name.

Good Luck!



Sunday, 15 May 2011

DT Card and a little reminder

Good Evening All,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend so far.

I am a little late in posting this card, it is for my the One Stop Craft Challenge DT, the new challenge started yesterday and is ICE CREAM. You can use an ice cream image or colours. The sponsor this month is:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge will get....

I used a Kenny K image and coloured her with pro markers, isnt she cute?? Flowers from WOC, papers are ones I have had for ages and cant remember who they are by. The circle shape is a marianne die.

I am also taking this opportunity to remind you that the Bling It On challenge is running until the end of the month so rush on over and join in. This month it is a picture theme.

I am also entering the folowing challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenges
- punches
Crafty Creations Challenges - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Patsi xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Kenny K - Maddison

Here is another card I made at Sundays meet. I love this image she is one of my current favourites by Kenny K.

I made this card for an order for a lady at work, the remit was a gorgeous brunette who likes to shop!

I coloured the image with pro markers, the ovals are cut with the cuttlebug and the scalloped mat is embossed with the bug too. Lace trim is from stash, flowers from WOC and Victorian binding is WOC too. Papers are my current favourites from First Edition.

Here is a close up of the image.....

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Flourishes challenge - anything goes
Paper and Such Design Blog (new blog) - Birthday card
The crazy Challenge - anything goes
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog - princess birthday

Thanks for looking!

Patsi xx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Different Kind of Card

Hello there,

It was Crafty Devils meet today and I set the challenge of a monochromatic, male card that had to have 2 layers but no DP's!! Yes, everyone hates me!

This was also a different type of card for me as I was trying to get a sepia look. Would love to know what you think of my attempt!

I used my new Grand Calibur to emboss a panel big enough to cover a 6" card blank card, the first layer is the argylle Mica Mask and the circle is big squares, both are then coloured with distressed inks. I also distressed all of the edges.

I coloured the Sugar Nellie image with promarkers, satin, tan and cinammon. The ticket is from Tim Holtz.

Here is a close up of the image.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - sketch and theme of distressing or vintage (must use a SN image)
I Did It Creations - monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays - (sentimentalsundayss54) must include a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - distressing

As always thanks for stopping by.

Patsi xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Bling It On May Challenge

Hello again!

Two posts in one day woo hoo! This time it is to tell you about the new challenge over at Bling It On.....

This month it was Deb's turn to set the challenge and she has set this photo as inspiration.

We are sponsored this month by Meljen Designs who gave us some lovely images to play with.

Here is my card for the DT.

The image is from Meljen, coloured with pro markers. Papers are First Edition, flowers and pins from Wild Orchid. I get the doilies from Poppy's Cabin, butterfly charm is from a show somewhere, ribbon fro Hobbycraft.

Here is a close up of the image......

Close up of the bottom of the easel.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - #13 anything goes
Scrap-Creations Challenges - flowers
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - #41 use a charm (the butterfly on my project)

Thanks for popping by and dont forget to pop over to Bling It On and have a go at the challenge.

Patsi xx

Let's Ink It Up - New Challenge

Hello again!

Ooh 2 posts in 3 days I am doing well!

It is time for another challenge at Let's Ink It Up and this time the theme is Embellish It, and remember no digi images can be used.

The sponsor this month is Annabelle Stamps who has donated a $20 voucher for her store.

Annabelle Stamps is an Australian craft business and we offer our own exclusive line of clear photopolymer stamps made in the U.S.A., digi stamps and papers as well as gorgeous embellishments, twines and ribbons. We also have weekly challenges on our blog and twice monthly a blog hop featuring one of our newly released sets and prizes! Come visit us today we'd love to see you! Store and blog

Here is my DT card for the challenge.

Tilda is coloured with promarkers, papers are old PM ones that I have in about 5 colours! Recipes is LOTV stamp, flowers and pins as always by Wild Orchid Crafts. The gingham is something I have been dying to use and I got it from Abakhan Fabrics.

Will pop back later to tell you what challenges I have entered into, I must dash for now!

Here I am again, I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - must be a card - for someone you love
Mark's Finest Papers - use a hat/fancy pin

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 30 April 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone,

Well here I am again and again apologies for not being around much!

This weeks challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is In Stitches. The sponsor is Diane's Digital Delights.

This is my first attempt at using a sewing machine on a card, I am hoping the bad stitching fits in with the "distressed" look of the card! I have also combined some colours I havent really used before.

The image is cloured with pro markers, papers are First Edition by Dovecraft, flowers and pins are Wild Orchid as is the binding I have used instead of ribbon.

Here is a close up of the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Anything Goes Challenge - pink and brown
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - #3 flowers

Hope you like the card and dont forget to pop over to One Stop Craft Chalenges!


Monday, 25 April 2011

Hello Kitty

Hello everyone

Well here I am at long last to share another card with you!

This one is a Hello Kitty card for my niece from her dad. I used my specially bought charms for it too.The papers are my new ones, I think they are called First Edition, flowers from Wild Orchid, ribbon from stash.

Challenges entered are:

Paper Cupcakes
- multi fold card
Corrosive Challenge Blog - use an animal
I Did It Creations - recipe - 1 image, 2 dp, 3 embellies

Thanks for looking!

Patsi xx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Bling It On Challenge - Half Way Reminder

Hey all,

Apologies for being so absent lately, things are still really hectic BUT I promise to try to do better and try to get round and give you all some love!

This is just a little reminder that you still have until the end of April to enter the Bling It On..... challenge which this month is Use a digi and add bling.

This was my DT card.........................

If you dont usually use bling or you are making a male card, bling for the purposes of this blog is anything e.g. buttons, flowers, card candy and the list goes on..........................

Every month there is a chosen and a random prize so 2 chances to win every time.

So come on what are you waiting for???

Patsi xx

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Let's Ink It Up DT Card

Well on to my second posting of the day!

This is my second DT card for the Let's Ink It Up Challenge Blog and their challenge this time is EASTER.

As you know there are no digital images at LIIU so I used a Tilda stamp and coloured her with promarkers. I combined her with an all white challenge and just embossed the layers. Flower lace and crystals are from my stash.

Close up of the image................

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Cutz Challenge
- easter
Polka Doodles - no printed backing paper

Sponsor is

Scrappit - we provide all scrapbooking and card making supplies from all the top brands at the best prices. We provide friendly customer service and if you can't find a product you need we will do a special order and get it in for you.

You have 2 weeks to enter this challenge so pop on over and have a go and Good Luck!

Patsi xx

One Stop Craft Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone,

Well here is my first DT card for the One Stop Craft Challenge, the theme this week is spots and dots.

The image is from Dude Time Doodles.

Image is coloured with promarkers, the papers are from stash, embossed panel is a cuttlebug folder and card candy is from stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime - #42 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - sweet teens

I hope you like my efforts, please pop over and have a go at the challenge. You have a week to enter.

Good Luck!


Friday, 1 April 2011

April Bling It On DT card

Hi everyone,

Well the first month of the Bling It On.... challenge blog has gone really quickly and we were blown away by the number of entries we had.

This month the challenge is to use a digi and bling.

We were given some images and papers to play with from Stitchy Bear Stamps. I chose Buttefly Solace from Floppy Latte Designs and Zen papers from JLJ Designs, which can all be found here.

Image is from Floppy Latte Designs (details above), sentiments from LOTV, flowers and pins from Wild Orchid Crafts, swarovski crystals (my bling element) and lace from stash.

Thanks for popping by, please pop over the the Bling It On.... blog and join the challenge. You have until 30th April 2011.

Patsi xx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Let's Ink It Up Announcement

Hi everyone,

Sorry not been around much lately, I am under consultation at work with the risk of being made redundant so lots going on.

Anyway I am really excited to announce a new feature on Let's Ink It Up in a bid to give something back to their loyal followers.

Every two weeks they will host a FEATURED STAMPER SPOT whoohoo

Do you want be featured on LIIU??

If you do all you have to do is be a follower of LIIU, get the word out there about the Featured Stamper Spot via your blog, remember you must use rubber/clear stamps in your featured project. You don't need to create a new project.

But remember they do not feature digi projects.

That's it, pretty easy isn't it.

If you want to be a Featured Stamper just email Suzanne,to register your interest and she will then send you the interview questions, you return the questions, along with your pic and a link to the post you would like featured.

Can 't wait to see everyones links.

Have fun!!

Patsi xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sisters Birthday

Good Evening All,

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Well things here are pretty hectic and horrendous at the minute but I did make the effort and went to the Crafty Devils meet and managed to actually make some cards.

This one is for my sisters birthday and is using the Kenny K image Download Diva, you may have noticed I have used this a bit but I do love her.

The image is coloured with pro markers, papers are from a trimcraft pack I bought donkeys ago. Sentiment stamp is LOTV. Flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts. Embossed panel is embossed with cuttlebug folder and coloured with distress inks.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge - lace, ribbons and bows
Friday Sketchers Challenge - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - pearls and lace

Here is a close up of the image.............

Hope you like her and thanks again for looking.

Patsi xx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Let's Ink It Up Challenge

Hello there!

Just a gentle reminder that you only have a week left to enter the Let's Ink It Up challenge.

The challenge this week is "Show us your embossing"! So dig out your embossing folders and heat guns and show us what you have!

Good Luck!

Patsi xx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Thinking Of You

Hi everyone.

Well I was giving a tough order today for a card for a lady who is starting chemo for breast cancer on Monday. Her boss wanted a card that didnt trivialise what she had but also didnt pretend it wasnt happening.

I got the cure for Katie images from Stamp Insanity and this is what I came up with.

I stayed with pink as it is the breast cancer colour, I coloured the image with pro markers. Papers are old bits from my bit box lol. Flowers and pins from Wild Orchid Crafts. Doilie and lace from stash too. Image and sentiment from Stamp Insanity.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - sketch
Digis with attitude - anything goes
Stamp Something - use a digi
Tellen's Place - embellish, embellish, embellish (atleast 2 embellies)

Would love to know what you think? Have I gone too cheesy or is it sensitive enough?

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 5 March 2011

Very First Let's Ink It Up DT Card!!

Hello everyone,

Apologies for the late posting of this card, I have been having computer problems all day!

It is time for the LIIU fortnightly challenges with the new DT (some of the original ladies are still on the team too) and that gives me the chance to show you my first DT card.

Challenge #10 is "show us your embossing"

The sponsor for this challenge is

Inky Impressions, the winner will receive 2 stamp of their choice and a goodie bag.

I used the Sugar Nellie stamp "JOY" I thought she was so adorable and I love her even more now she is coloured.

I didnt use any dp on this card but I did use a Marianne embossing stencil which I sponged with distress inks to make a backgeound. The panels are embossed using the cuttlebug and edged with distress inks. Flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts, pins from stash. Image coloured with promarkers cool greys 1- 5.

Here is a close up of the image.................

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge
- black and white and one other colour
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - something for a child or with a child image

Why not pop over and have a look at all the wonderful cards the dt have created and enter in our challenge. Remember it is rubber stamps only.

Thanks for looking and Good Luck!

Patsi xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Well here we are again another week has gone and it is Sarah Hurley challenge time.

This week it was my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen four legged friends Your entry can include anything you like but it must include something with 4 legs!

Here is my effort, I used the Sarah Hurley Wonderland CD that can be found here.

Ribbon, flower and charm from stash. Papers and image are from Wonderland CD.

Pop on over to the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog and join in, you have until Sunday 13th March to enter.

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Dreamy Days

Good evening everyone,

Here I am with another order this time for a male card. I used the lovely little boy from LOTV.

I coloured the images with promarker, cut out and embossed with my circle nesties and then added colour with distress inks. The papers are old ones that I have had for ages. Buttons and string from stash. Can you tell I forgot to distress the image?? I had to do it while it was on the card an then forgot to take a piccie lol

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sweet stamps blog challenge
- sketch
Creatalicious Challenges - something for a male, use brown and a star
Anything Goes Challenge - distressing
Try It On Tuesday - inspired by a song (easy like sunday morning)

As usual thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my efforts.


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Bling It On Launch and DT Cards

My Goodness I can't believe it is here already, the launch of our new challenge blog........

Bling It On.....

To help us with our launch we have 2 fantastic sponsors......................

For full details of all the prizes available please see the Bling It On..... challenge blog.

The first challenge is Anything Goes with the optional added extra of a charm.

For this first challenge the wonderfull Kenny K gave the DT an image of their choice each to play with, I chose Download Diva, available here. Isn't she adorable??

I combined my card with an order for a 14 year old girl that had to have a stick of dynamite on it!

I coloured the image with promarkers and distressed all the edges. The sentiment is a LOTV one. Papers are Victoria and Albert. Lace trims are Abakhans. Flowers and pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am really into distressing at the minute so there is lots of distressing on it! Can you see the dynamite stick LOL. Bling on this card is pearls, flowers, lace and pins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges
- anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - spring, flowers everywhere
KB Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Paper Sundaes - challenge #58 how charming (use a charm)

As Lili Of The Valley are also sponsoring our first challenge the DT decided to make a LOTV card too. I used the baby christening stamp, available here ..............

Image is coloured with promarkers, papers are from a pad I bought ages and ages ago and is called Summer Blooms I think but cant remember who it is by. I found some glitter card I forgot I had and used nesties to cut out the mats, and also Martha Stewart punch to do the borders. Flowers, pearls and lace from stash (and WOC).

Bling on this card is lace, flowers and swarovski crystals.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges- anything goes
Lili Of The Valley - circles
Wild Orchid Crafts - anything goes

Pop on over to the blog to try your hand at the challenge, you never know there might also be some goodies on offer!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to Bling It On.... and enter the challenge!

Good Luck and Happy Crafting xxx