Monday, 28 February 2011

Last Craft Your Passion GD Card

Well my time on the Craft Your Passion GD team has come to an end and this is my last card.

The theme this week is Girly Girl.

I was given a Coco Dingo image to use and here is what I came up with..................

The image is coloured with pro markers and edges distressed with distress inks. Ribbon etc from stash. No DP used, I embossed panels with cuttlebug and coloured with distress inks.

Pop on over and hae a go!!

I hope you like and thanks for looking.

Patsi xx

Sunday, 27 February 2011

All That

Well don't faint in shock at me posting 3 times in one day.

I made a card with a new Kenny K image today and was going to post it later in the week but was worried I would forget so here it is!

The image is Kenny K All That and you can find it here.

Papers were given to me but I think they might be Basic Grey. lacey stuff is from Abakhans, flowers and pearls from wild orchid crafts. Image coloured with promarkers.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Kenny K Challenge - sketch
Dream Valley Challenges (new challenge blog) - anything goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - pink, brown and blue

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my efforts.

Patsi xx

Budding Cardmaker!

Hello again,

Here as promised are the cards my gorgeous little niece (5 1/2) made while I was visiting with her at her Dad's. Bless her she kept telling me I am the "best at cards"! I think she is going to be a crafter like her auntie.

Twisted easel card for mothers day.

40th birthday card for Mummy

40th birthday card for Neil

Just because card for Daddy

Card for Janine

Hope you like them, I think you will agree she is going to be great one day!


Little Madam!

Hi everyone,

Well I am back from my brothers and missing them all already! I had such fun with my niece and was showing her how to craft. I will pop back later to show you what she made!

As for her auntie well her creation is below using the gorgeous stroppy madam from Lili Of The Valley.

I was asked to make this for a 40th birthday. I coloured the image with promarkers and then used stickles on the skirt and the tiara. I used my favourite Victoria and Albert papers, distress inks as always and distressed the edges. Pearls and ribbon from stash. Flowers and pearls from the wonderful Wild Orchid Carfts.

I have entered this card into the following challenges......................

Stamp, scrap and doodle - easel card
Sweet stamping challenges - "oh so girly"
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - birthday card
Fairy Knoll Challenges - FK39 - use green (the backing paper is actually a khaki green)

And here as always is a close up of the image...........

I hope you like her, and thanks for stopping by!

Oh, dont forget 2 days until the launch of Bling It On..... the brand new challenge blog, they have some amazing sponsors for their first challenge!


Monday, 21 February 2011

Craft Your Passion Guest Designer Card

Wow doesn't time fly........ It is noe time for my 3rd GD card for Craft Your Passion and this week the theme is male card or project.

The sponsor this week is Dude Time Doodles.

I was given an image by Lauretta's Digital Stamps to use and here is my card.......................

I hope you like my efforts, why not pop over and have a look at what the design team have come up with!?

Thanks for looking!

Patsi xx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Box Card

Hi everyone,

Well can you believe my son came home from the army for the weekend, he stayed at a friends and I saw him for......................... ONE HOUR! Oh well, it was great to see him and he is really happy so that is all that matters.

Anyway on to the matter at hand, today's card. This is my first attempt at a box card, it was demo and challenge by Crafty Shell at our retreat last week and you also had to have atleast 3 flowers and some pearls on it. Those of you who know Shell won't be surprised by this!

I decided not to use backing paper this time so all I have used is distress ink and a stamp and also some cuttlebug embossing folders. The image is Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers cool greys 1 - 5. Flowers from stash and ribbon too.

Here is the inside of the box........................

This card fits the following challenges:

2 sisters challenge - embossing
Challenge up your life - monochrome
Stamping for the weekend - monochrome

Here is a close up of the image.

As always thanks for looking and have a happy Sunday!

Patsi xx

Friday, 18 February 2011

Relaxing Man

Well what a week, I would not have believed how much work is involved in setting up a new challenge blog. Only 10 days to go!

Anyway I finally found an excuse to use one of my digis that I won from Phindy's Place last month. I love it as it is so cool and I sometimes find mens images a bit boring.

The image is from Phindy's Place and is coloured with promarkers, the edges of the image are shaded with distress inks. The papers are K and Co (I think), embossed panel is CB folder swiss dots. Buttons from stash.

I have entered this card into the follwoing challenges:

Card Making Mamas
- Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - One for the men/boys
Totally Papercrafts - use a digi

Here is a close up of the image, yes you guessed it I am still practicing shading!

As always thanks for stopping by, and dont forget to drop in to the Bling It On..... Challenge Blog on 1st March!


Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Kenny K


I wanted to show you all my new Kenny K digi, she is called Madison Attitude and I just love her.

I was asked to make a 21st card for someone who loves purple, well as it is one of my favourite colours it wasnt a hard challenge for me. This is what I came up with...................

The image as I said is Kenny K which is coloured with promarkers, the papers are ones I have had for ages I think they are Papermania. I used lace and ribbon from stach. Flowers and pearl stems are fromWild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment is LOTV and I used distress inks to shade the images.

Here is a close up of Madison.......................

I did make this card for a sketch challenge but can't remember which one so I have entered it into the following challenges...................

My Grafico - anything goes
Creative Cottage - fabulous florals (use lots of flowers)
Bearly-mine Challenges - ribbons and pearls

As always thanks for looking.


Monday, 14 February 2011

Craft Your Passion DT card

Hey all,

Apologies for negelcting you all weekend, I have been away to Prestatyn organising my 4th Craft Retreat, it was a great weekend and everyone appeared to have a great time. Watch this space for some of the cards I made.

Anyway on to the business of the evening. This is my second week at Craft Your Passion as a Guest Designer. This week I had no problem with the challenge as it is Use Pink On Your Design!!!

Now as Pink is one of my favourite colours I had no issues with this at all.

I was given an image by CocoDingo, which I coloured with promarkers. The paper is an old PM Valentine pack that I have had for ever. Ribbon from stash. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The prize this week is from Whimsy Stamps, pop on over and have a look at their stuff!

Here is a close up of the image.

Thank you for stopping by, I can't wait to see what you all come up with at Craft Your Passion.

Patsi xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Well folks love is in the air over at Sarah Hurley this week and the challenge theme is LOVE!

Yet again I have used the Queen of hearts papers from the wonderland CD, and the image is the Queen of Hearts image.

I have been lazy this week and not entered any other challenges as I have been preparing for my craft weekend away.

I hope you like the card, pop on over and join in the challenge!

See you all on Monday when I am back.


Monday, 7 February 2011

Guest Designer at Craft Your Passion

Woo hoo well I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Craft Your Passion challenge blog, this is mt first GD spot and this is my first card for Craft Your Passion. I am a GD for the month of February.

This weeks is Challenge 44 and the theme is ANYTHING GOES. Sponsors this week are:

Sponsor #1: Stamping Dragon Designs
Sponsor #2: Didge's Doodles ( this artist is only 13 years old)
Sponsor # 3: Pizzaz APlenty

I was given an image by Lauretta's Digital Stamps to play with and this is what I came up with.

Image is coloured with promarkers, paper is Claire Curd, pearls and flowers from stash.

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

Thanks for popping by, please pop over and enter the challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Patsi xx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bling It On..... DT Call - one week left

Just to remind you there is one week left of this DT Call..................................


Hey everyone,

I have exciting news for you all. Bling It On..... is a new challenge blog on the block starting on 1st March.

They are currently having a DT call.

Pop on over and have a look! Could you also advertise this on your blogs for us???


Distressed Valentine

Hello everyone.

Well it is freezing cold and really windy here today so as usual I have been hiding in my craft room!

I was asked to make a valentine that was sweet but not too mushy or over the top.

Here it is..............

The image is a Sarah Kay, coloured with prisma pencils, apart from the faces which were done with promarkers. Papers are my new Victoria and Albert papers, lace was new yesterday, flowers etc from stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stop Sketch = SSS94 sketch
Ellephantastic Challenges - vintage with a love theme
Crafty Calendar Challenge - love
Stamping for the weekend - Valentines Day

Thank you all for stopping by.

Patsi xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Well another week has flown by and it is time for another Sarah Hurley Challenge.

This week it was Clare's turn to host the challenge and she chose die cuts. I dont have a lot of die cuts so I used my nestabilities. I used the eyelet square and the oval and oval scallops.

I used the cards image from the Original Alice folder and the Queen of Hearts papers, all for the Wonderland CD.

Pop on over and have a go.........................

Look forward to seeing all of your creations.


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Let's Ink It Up DT Position

Well I am so excited to finally be able to share this news with you all!

I have been invited to join the Let's Ink It Up DT team, I am so chuffed and have been sitting on pins waiting to be able to share my news.

The challenge blog has had an overhaul and there is now a new team in place in addition to some of the existing DT. There will now be 2 challenges a month too!

Pop on over on the 6th March for the first challenge from Team A, which is my team!

Hope to see you all there!


New Years Resolution

Hi All,

Well my NYR was to make a Christmas card and a male card every month. I had made about 6 male cards and no Christmas Cards until this weekend when I had one day left of the month!

Anyway I finally did it and here it is:

The papers are Paper Mania (i think), image is LOTV coloured with yes you guessed it Promarkers. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The embossed panel is a cuttlebug embossing folder coloured with distress inks.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

I{heart}2 stamp - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva (must stamp)
I love promarkers - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes, optional flowers

As is the norm here is a close up of the image.

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


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Blog Award - check it out you may have won too!

Woo hoo I have been given my very first blog award by the uber talented Meesh, check out her blog here.

Here are the rules of the award:

This special award, which is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions;

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

So here are my chosen blogs:

Coops Cluttered Corner
xXJules Craft Blog Xx
Jenbob's Place
Crafty Sioux
Saz's Cards

Although I have chosen these blogs, some of which mainly so that they get more traffic. There are two other blogs that I want to give a special mention to, I have learnt so much from these two people and I am lucky to have met them:

Meesh's House of Cards

Shell's Craft Haven

Please grab the badge, display with pride and pass on to your friends and favourite blogs.

Loves to all.