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Monday, 9 September 2019

SALE NOW ON!


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

Yoga



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


Friday, 31 May 2019

Pretty.

This week, over at the Colour Crazy challenge, 
Ching Chou Kuik is sponsoring our "anything goes" challenge. 
I used the image called "lucky clover."
(although I coloured the clovers, like they were flowers.)



 The background paper is from Pink Petticoat - which is sadly no longer trading.
  I dry embossed the edge of the image and the edge of the backing paper.
 I like this effect.
 The sentiment was a freebie a loooooong time ago!
 (I can't remember where from, sorry!)
I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and added a touch of liquid pearls, then a little diamond stickles glitter. She shimmers in the right light.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - flowers - 4 June
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 12 June (ish)
The fairy and unicorn - white witch - 1 July
Addicted to stamps - flowers - 2 June

Friday, 3 May 2019

Pretty in pink.

For our challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
our sponsor is Tiddlyinks.
As always - anything goes is the challenge. 
The image is called "Bloom beautifully Emma"
and it comes as this image,
 this image with a cute little girl
 and the little girl on her own. 
I chose just to use this part to make a card for a friend.


I coloured the image with my alcohol markers and added a computer generated sentiment.
The butterfly on the right was printed, fussy-cut and I used 
3d foam on the back of the Wings to make it more 3D. 
The backing paper came from my stash
and I inked and dry embossed the edges to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Gem of a challenge - atg- 18 May
Creative fingers - atg - 20 May
Jos scrap shack - atg - 15 May
Creative knockouts - friendship - 10 May
SOuthern girls - atg - 9 May
a2zscrapbooking - may flowers - 1 June
Simon says stamp - birthday 9 May

A 60th card.

A work colleague friend is turning 60! 
She loves her garden, so I thought the lovely image,
"Three cactus in pots" was a great image to use, from Patties Creations. 
The theme of our challenge this month is "birthdays."


This was a great image to colour with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.
I backed the image on a piece of patterned card
and used diecuts for the words and numbers. 
A little faux stitching and embossing finished the edges of this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch the bug - atg - 12 May
Crafty friends - use more than one die - 12 May
Crafty Catz - atg - 10 May
Creative fingers - atg - 20 May
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 June
Simon says stamp - birthday - 9 May


Friday, 12 April 2019

Birds

I have joined in with team D this week, over at 
The Colour Crazy Challenge
A day for daisies is the sponsor 
and I used the image "afternoon snack."


I used my promarkers and alcohol pens to colour the image, 
stamped the tree branch and flowers
and added some teeny diecut flowers over the top.
I chalked a sky background on the tag and ran an embossing folder
through my bigshot to create a textured background.

I may add a sentiment to this card, but haven't chosen it yet. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg- 19 April
Creative fingers - atg - 19 April
Jo's Scrap shack - atg - 23 April
Creative knockouts - spring is on the way - 18 April
Southern girls - frame it - 18 April

Friday, 5 April 2019

Lilies

At the Colour Crazy Challenge, we are being sponsored by
I love this image - called Calla Lilies.

This image is so lovely to colour; I used my promarkers
 and other alcohol pens.
I hand-wrote the sentiment  and drew
a few extra stalk ends beneath the sentiment.
The edges were inked and embossed and I finished off with two cuttlebug die-cut corners.

I am pleased with this simple and effective sympathy card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A gem of a challenge - atg - April 13
Creative fingers - atg - April 21
Jos scrap shack - atg - April 18
Cardz 4 galz - flora or fauna - April 12
Crafting with an attitude - atg - May 1

Poppies.

At Patties Creations this month,
we are challenging you to make card with hand-coloured "flowers".

I chose to use Patties Poppies - a gorgeous image to colour!


I teamed the image with black and white paper, polka dot paper
and a few hints of red here n there, on a diecut shape. 
(Including the diecut "love" word.)
The whole thing was then backed onto an embossed piece.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A gem of a challenge - atg - Apri1 13 
Di's digi challenge - show or add texture (embossed backing) - April 20
Crafty Catz - use your dies - April 13
Creative fingers - atg - April 21
Jos scrap shack - atg - April 18
Cardz 4 galz - flora or fauna - April 12




Friday, 8 March 2019

Unicorn for a 4 year old.


The Paper Shelter are our sponsors this week at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. 
I thought this image would work perfectly for a card for my friend's
 little girl, who is turning 4 soon....


I glittered her name and age and the unicorns mane and tail. 
The sentiment was done on the computer. 
The backing paper was a freebie from a paper pack in a magazine, yonks ago. 
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers. 

I would like to add this card into the following challenges:
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 20 March
QKR Stampede - atg - 16 March
CCC Digis - for the girls - 1 April
Pearly sparkles - make it girlie -  31 March

Friday, 1 March 2019

Babies, babies, babies!

The theme for our challenge at Patties Creations this month, is:
Babies, babies, babies!
I was so pleased to work with the "baby shoes" images...
you get to sets of shoes in the set...


Both cards were made in pretty much the same way...
Spotty and gingham card, inked around the edges.
The shoes were coloured with my promarkers.
I added a tag , on which I will put either a babies name, or maybe the word "welcome."
Hanging from the tag is a little star charm. I forgot I had these, 
until I was rooting through some little draws and found them!
I like making cards with many layers and papers on -
especially when you find papers that work really well together - like the ones I used here! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - atg - 16 March
Love to craft - atg - 1 April
Scribbles designs - 3 or more layers - 16 March
As you like it - lots of / single ;layer and why - 14 March


This pink card was made in much the same way. This time I added a "frilly" 
looking punched border, for a bit of extra girly-ness. 
The tag will be used for the little girls name or the word "welcome"
and I added a heart charm to this tag.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 20 March
CCC digis - for the girls - 1 April
Pearly sparkles - Make it girlie - 31 March
Cardz 4 gals - oh, pretty baby - 15 March

Friday, 8 February 2019

Birthday Wishes

Polkadoodles is our sponsor this week, at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge...
I used the super -cute image, "Winnie Celebrations 1" ...


I love the red / grey combo and decide that would be my colour scheme
for this card.
The patterns papers seemed to work well together
and I die-cut a fancy square to sit my stamped sentiment on.
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers.. and realised that I might need more, 
as some are beginning to run out! 
Some embosssed lines and edge inking finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

A bit more time to craft - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty hazelnuts - patterned paper - 1 March
Dies R us - use a die (fancy heart, on which sentiment is stamped on) - 15 Feb
Let's create - atg - 1 March
Pink Gem - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty friends - atg - 22 Feb
Creative fingers - atg -25 Feb
Polkadoodles - atg -15 Feb


Friday, 1 February 2019

Valentines

Pattie has a new digi stamp in her shop ...
I snaffled this immediately, and used it to make a Valentines day
card for my Hubby.



Straight away, I decided that some of the hearts could be leaves...
so added a few stalks and coloured them (with my alcohol pens) as leaves. 
I coloured the red hearts so that they would look chunky, 
with a highlight. 
The intricate heart inside the wreath, is cut from  die I just bought!
Such a bargain... it only cost £1.50 from The Works.
It cuts like a dream and I couldn't believe it
when it fit perfectly inside the image I had already coloured!
I cut it in the same colour as the card.

The word "love" is actually a beautifully cut piece of wood. 
They were a bargain too...I think I got 25 in the pack, for £1! 
Wish I could remember where I got them, as I would be tempted to get more. 

I didn't want to put too much more onto this card, as it has been made for my hubby
and thought he wont want to too fussy or fancy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Die cut divas - love is in the air - 1 March
Dies r us - use red - 14 Feb
Love to craft - atg - 1 March
Sheepski designs - all you need is love - 15 Feb

Monday, 7 January 2019

Winter birthdays


As I was wrapping my presents this year, 
I fell in love with the pattern on one of my wrapping papers..
ferns, pinecones, mistletoe: winter foliage.

I have a few birthdays to make cards for, in January,
and thought this would make the perfect backing for those cards.

First up: Hubby's Aunt's card...
A lovely friend of mine bought me the
 'happy' and 'birthday' as a present.
I matted the paper and embossed a clean line around the edge.
I cut a few fancy corners out with my cuttlebug dies
A couple of punched butterflies and some glossy accents on the berries, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty sentiments - atg - 16 Jan
Try it on Tuesday - something old, something new, 23 Jan (new word dies)


This next card was made for my sister-in-law. 

Made in the same way as the first, but using a different happy birthday die 
 and a different cuttlebug corner die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Get creative - atg - 3 Feb


Friday, 4 January 2019

Winter.

For our first challenge of the year
at Patties Creations, we are asking you to fit our colouring theme of :
"Snowy nights / days."

I have used one of Patties amazing digi-stamps, called "Snowman 1".


The little houses background, is actually from a piece of wrapping paper!
I found it in Home Bargains, for the measely sum of 59p for a whole roll! Bargain!
(and... I'm not going to use it to wrap presents! Lol.) 
Teamed with the cute digi in the foreground, I think this makes a lovely card.
I coloured the snowman with my promarkers and 
ran the swiss dots embossing folder though my bigshot. 
The snowflakes are from a cuttlebug die, which I also cut on my bigshot.
The sentiment is one I have had for yonks on my pc. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it - atg - 17 Jan
Craft rocket - winter - 28 Jan
Creative knockouts - celebrations - 10 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 9 Jan
Crafty gals corner - snow much fun - 15 Jan
Crafty addicts - atg - 5 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment - 8 Jan