Monday, 9 September 2019


Pattie is retiring some of her images -
to make way for more, new digis!
Just over 30 images are being retired, so it's your last chance
 to snap these up at cheap-as-chips prices!
Dont forget, you pay the tiny, teeny price of £1.02 each and 
then you can use them time and time and time and time again.
Absolute bargain! 
Pop straight over there now!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Hapbee birthday!

At Patties Creations this month we are challenging you to make a card with
"Things that fly."
I used Patties image cute little image called "honey bees." 
(The image doesn't come with this many bees... i printed off a 
few extra for my card - the beauty of digital stamps!)

The paper is from a pack I bought in the states about 5 years ago.
The "birthday is a new stamp I got -
and I hand-wrote the "Hap.." myself, sitting the bee
perfectly to finish the word. 
I added the little spots behind the bees and some dry embossing
around the blue paper and faux stitching around the yellow paper. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A perfect time to craft - atg - 27 Sept
Digi doodles - atg - 28 Sept
Love to craft - atg - 1 Oct
A gem of a challenge - atg - 10 Sept
Catch the bug - atg - 15 Sept
Di's digi designs - atg - 22 Sept
Creative fingers - atg - 22 Sept

Friday, 2 August 2019

It's summer!

We had a real heatwave here,
just as I was making this card...

At Patties Creations this month, we are challenging you to use a
"beach / under the sea" theme.

I used the image called "beach time" which was wonderful to colour. 
I really played with my alcohol pens and tried to get some texture in the sand,
using a pointilism technique. 

I diecut the sentiment, after colouring various grades of blues.
I haven'y used this die before and I have had it for years!
The baking paper came from a papercraft pack that I've had for yonks, too. 
I tried to make the image resemble an old polaroid picture. 
The butterflies are from one of my favourite punches from
Martha Stewart.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love to craft - atg - 2 Sept
Scribbles - summer - 15 Aug
Sweet stampers - atg - 10 Aug
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Sept
Crafty Hazelnuts - patterned paper - 1 Sept
Cardz 4 galz - summer fun - 15 Aug
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 31 Aug
Imagine that - atg - 5 Sept
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 5 Aug
Creative moments - atg - 7 Aug
Die cuttin divas - atg - 6 Aug

I like how this one came out.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Snow White

The theme this week at The Colour Crazy Vhallenge is,
as always, Anything Goes.

Th image I got to play with this time, is called Lilly Snow White
and is from Moonflower.
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers
and plopped some glossy accents onto the apple, for that shine.
The leaves and swirls are from diecuts and I
punched the little flowers and middles, and the butterflies.
I doodled a little on the flowers with white pen, to add something more. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative moments - atg - 5 Aug
The paper shelter - atg - 15 Aug
Digi choosday - atg - 2 Aug
LeeAnns world - atg -  3 Aug

Monday, 8 July 2019

Birthday cake for Dad

At  Patties Creations this month, we would like to to
 include some "food / drink " on your project.

I used one of Patties newer images called 
I know many, many people, who I could make a card for, 
with this image on the front!
I decided to make this card for my Dad, 
whose birthday is this week. 
I made a rainbow cake for him, with icing and hundreds-and-thousands sprinkles on the top.
A little sign is stuck into the cake
and I used my new happy birthday die 
(cut twice, once in black, once in white and layered over the top of "happy")
and made a little "Dad" sign with my (precious hearts) hanging bow and the letters of Dad dies.
The paper was a bargain pack I bought on the car boot sale last week 
and I cut a patterned border with my fancy scissors. 

Funnily enough, we went out for a meal at the weekend, with Dad,
and one of the cakes on the dessert menu, looked a LOT like this one!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Get creative - atg - 2 Aug

Friday, 28 June 2019


This week. over at the Colour Crazy Challenge, 
our sponsor is: Little Blue Button stamps.
I used the image called 'Pose of an elongated triangle.' 

I coloured this image with my promarker pens and fussy-cut it.
I embossed the edges of a dotty square and made her a little 
yoga mat to work out on. 
A simple background of  embossed stars
and a  hand-written "namaste" finished this card.

I am thinking of giving this card to a work colleague who loves yoga.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Imagine that challenge - atg - 5 July
Digi choosday - atg - 12 July
Creative moments - atg - 7 July
I love promarkers - atg - 9 July
Simon says stamp - stripes and / or stars. (I used stars!) 11 July

Friday, 7 June 2019

Wedding season.

Summer is almost here, and so is wedding season.
So,  Patties Creations would like you to share your "wedding" cards with us this month. 

I used Pattie's image: wedding bands with ribbon. 
I used my new gold/brown blend and dark red blend Tri-blend Spectrum noir pens.
3 pens in one - a great idea and super to work with. 
The "congratulations" stamp is a new one too...
I bought it in a set on a car boot sale, for a few pence! 
I think the embossing folder finishes this card well. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge - atg - 22 June?
Cards galore encore - atg - 30 June
Ccc digis - add a ribbon - 1 July
Scrap from your heart - wedding - 1 July