Monday, 30 November 2009

Tuesday Taggers - Christmas Carols

Good day everyone, hope it's not too chilly where you are brrrrrrrrrrr! Well it's Tuesday Taggers time again and this week the theme is Christmas Carols. We do hope you'll pop over and join us this week and also check out the DT's fantastic creations. Remember you can create whatever takes your fancy,it doesn't have to be a card.

For my creation this week I've used the Crafters Companion Cute Christmas CD and stamps. I coloured the cute images with distress inks and added a bit of glitter here and there. Please let me know what you think and I'll come and visit you to check out your creation.


Before I go just want to let you know that we are having a blog hop at TT on 6th December. Do hope you'll join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. So keep a look out on the TT blog for more info.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Pat xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday Taggers - Festival of light

Well our theme for the Tuesday Taggers challenge this week is Festival of light.

This weeks challenge is more about blowing out than blowing away. Everyone is so fucussed on Christmas here in blogland that we thought we'd have a look at what people in other countries do at this time of year and it's been wonderful to discover how many Light Festivals take place in so many cultures all over the world. The Christian faith has many forms of light festival in different cultures all based around Advent, but there is also the Jewish festival of Hannuka, the Hindu Diwali, Loi Krathong in Thailand, to name but a very few and most take place around this time of year.

If you would like some inspiration the DT have come up with some fabulous creations so please pop over and check them out. We would love you to join in the challenge this week and look forward to checking out your creations.

Well here is mine.

I used a Cute Companions stamp from last years Christmas collection which I stamped onto tissue paper and heat set onto the candle. The box is one that I "doctored" with some card from my stash. Unfortunately the acetate is causing a reflection in the picture.
Well look forward to seeing your take on this challenge so please join in with us this week. Love, Pat xx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Back again

Firstly apologies for not getting back on here yesterday as I'd said but better late than never.
Well this first pic is the fantastic Jayne Nestorenko and my good frined Dot Crackles, don't you just love that name?This pic was taken in Jayne's workshop too and left to right my friends are the award winning Carol, Jacqui, Tina and Maggie.

Here we all are having dinner before all the frivolity of the evenings entertainment. You might spot Kay who demonstrates for Sakura and also the teller of the dirty jokes.

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you soon.

Love, Pat xx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Back from the Craftaganza!

Morning everyone out there in blogland and i hope you've all had a good weekend so far.
Well I've had an absolutely wonderful few days up in Gordie land with my fabulous friends and DT's from Crafters Companion. Wow what a super super time we had, I just can't tell you how much I enjoyed myself. Not just from a crafting point of view but the whole social interaction. So if any of my good friends are visiting me I would just like to say how much I enjoyed everyone's company and I hope to see everyone next year.
Now then I know how much all you bloggers love the brilliant Jacqui (Cats Whiskers) and admire her fabulous work. I thought you might like to see another side of her,so here she is with my other great friend and fellow DT Tina. Cheers!!!!!

I've got to dash now to catch up with things like washing and cooking but I may be back later with a couple of more pictures and Jayne Nestorenko and Noreen if you should happen to pop on here just remember what I have on Video!!!

See you later

Pat xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Tuesday Taggers - Red, Green & Gold.

Hi all, well it Tuesday and time for our Tuesday Taggers challenge. This week you are required to use the colours red,green & gold. Your creation doesn't have to be Christmas themed, it's entirely up to you. Please pop over to the TT challenge blog and check out the DT's fanatastic creations. I'm sure you will find some inspiration and decide to join us this week.

Here is my creation and as you can see it does have a Christmassy feel to it. I made this double sided decoration using the Elusive Pontsettia stamp that I bought a few years ago after seeing Jayne Nestorenko demonstrating it on C&C. It's the same technique as using medallion stamps, cutting, layering and of course glittering that I love.

Do hope you decide to join us this week as we'd love to see what you come up with. We've had some fabulous entries over the past few weeks, so keep it up people we do appreciate it.

Pat xx

Friday, 13 November 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge - Brown, Orange & Ivory

Afternoon all, hope you are having a good day. I decided to join the WOJ challenge this week and use one of the stamps I bought at the NEC last week. Wasn't too sure about the colours and to be honest I'm still not sure now that I've done it. Anyway it's done so here it is.
The paper I came across in my drawer. Coloured the gorgeous image with copics and framed it using the new frameability classic frame which I also bought at the NEC last week. I distressed the embossing and edges with brushed corduroy distress ink. The flowers,ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Well there you go and you might like to check out the wonderful DT creations 'cause they are awesome and well worth a look.

I'm in a very strange mood today, just don't know what's the matter with me, 'praps I've got that SAD syndrome as we've got no sunshine or maybe I'm just plain down in the dumps. Let's hope it soon passes and I'm full of beans again tomorrow.

Take care all, Love, Pat xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Colour Create - blue silver and white

Hi afternoon all and what a dismal day it's been here. Bad enough getting dark early without dark dismal days. Enough of my complaining and back to the matter in hand. I made a couple of cards over the weekend using a stamp I got from the NEC then realised that they fit the Colour Create challenge very nicely. So here they are.............
The stamp I got from the Sir Stamp a lot stand and used the marvey le plume pens that I also got from them to stamp it then glittered using a glaze pen and chrystal glitter (just like the lovely lady showed me). I used my nestie labels and MS doiley punch, greeting by Craftwork cards, ribbon & charm from my stash.

Same stamping procedure for this one which I layered onto blue card then onto silver mirri that I had put through the swiss dots folder on the cuttlebug. The paper is from a pad I picked up cheap a while ago. The greeting again is a Craftwork card's applied to a spellbinders tag.

I think this little stamp could be the answer to my Chrismas card problem (Lack of them). It is so easy to use and makes a quick yet classy card. Hope you agree. Please let me know what you think.

Catch you soon.

Pat xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tuesday Taggers - No patterned papers

Good morning each and everyone. Well can't believe it's Tuesday again and time for playing along with Tuesday Taggers. This week we would like you to produce a creation of your choice without using patterned papers. Pop over to the TT blog and check out all the fabulous DT creations and then join in the fun.

I created the main panel on the card with distress inks,stamped with versamark and perfect pearls brushed over. Bottom panel cuttlebuged. The sentiment s Craftwork Cards and the ribbon and jewelled brad from my stash.

We would really love to see your interpretation of this challenge so please play along with us this week.

Love, Pat xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Create4Fun challenge

Hi, decided to play along with the Create4Fun challenge this week and the sketch has been created by the very talented Bev. The prize on offer this week is a set of Nesties so it's well worth joining in.
I used some DP from my stash and the image is another sugar nellie (Christmas Wishes) that I got from Lora crafts. I coloured the image with copics but unfortunately the dress looks a bit washed out. Not having much luck with the pics at the minute, must invest in a daylight lamp.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards, ribbon flowers and pearls are from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to leave me a comment that would be very nice and I'll come and visit you.

Love, Pat xx

Tuesday Taggers challenge- handbags & gladrags

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good day. I'm a bit late with this post, should really have scheduled it but I'm here now.
Well this week on Tuesday Taggers we are getting ready for the party season and so the challenge this week is handbags & gladrags. As always it's entirely up to you what you create so let your juices flow and pop over and join us, we'd really love to see your creations. My fellow DT members have come up with some cracking creations so please pop over and check them out.
I've used a digital download from
Squigglefly which I've coloured with copics and added stickles to the jewellery. The papers I created using the image in Master Card Builder. The sentiment is computer generated and the handbag and flowers are from stash. Sorry the picture is not goo but when I took it the light wasn't too good.

That's all from me at the moment but I may be back later with an other card I've created. Hope to see you then.

Love, Pat xx