Monday, January 30, 2012

Should I??

Should I 2012
Sorry I’m a little late but I had a doctors appointment this morning and just got back so I want to get it posted asap. So at Cards for Men the challenge SEEING RED. Our sponsor is Letrasset and they are giving away a set of Flex Marker. Those markers look really interesting.

Here's the blurb for Letreset and the Badge
ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price. Available in 148 colors, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card. ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colors right through to the subtlest pastel shades - the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer. ProMarker's quality nibs and inks provide flawless color lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.
Should I 2012 side
I add two of Mo Manning images, one is Boy Who me? and the other one is Snowman. I also used the sentiment from Boss Art it is in the set called snowflake seal set. After I colored the images and was looking at them I started to laugh… When my boys where young I could see them standing in the back yard doing this, looking around making sure no one is watching because you see that Cardinal sitting on the branch I could see one of my boys and I have 3 trying to hit that pour bird with the snow ball.. He knows he would get in trouble so he would make sure no one is watching.
Should I close up 2012
I used some of my Styrofoam fluff I make for the snow. Some metal red dots, Twine red, brilliance ink Sky Blue, and the card stock is from DCWV.
Should I markers
These are the copic markers I used to color my images. I do hope you can join us at Cards for Men, I look forward in seeing your card.
Thanks for stopping by and we are going to have great weather this week so I hope it is going to be great by you also. Have a wonderful week.


Creative Insprations- Challenge #147 Anything Goes

Mo's Digital Pencil- Challenge #119 All my Favorite Things

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Friendship 2012
We are back at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday with our challenge and for this week we have ANYTHING GOES WITH…THE COLOR RED. Challenge ends on January 31 and you need to tag it TT012612. I colored my image with Prisma Colored Pencils because at the Twisted Thursday we have a mixed medium, so you can use a little of copics and pencils or what ever you want to color with. I also used Shimmerz colors candle light, sunny, angel wings, fire engine red, opal and Carmel. My stamped image is from Sylvia Zet and her name is Loli and Shellie.
Friendship 2012 side
The ribbon I used is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Friendship 2012 close up
The background I sponged with Brilliance sky blue. The button and the ribbon with the flower are from Spare Parts from The Paper Studio that I got at Hobby Lobby. I hope you can join us it would be nice to see your card.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week end.


Simon says- Anything

Link it up- Anything- must use a stamp

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes 2012
Hope everyone is having a great week and has been able to stay warm. Winter cards are so much fun to do. Color Me Creative we have a new challenge #35 and it all about FROSTY,ICY AND COLD PROJECTS. The challenge ends on February 3. I used Meljen image called Skiing Mouse and Sentiments 4 you Winter Wishes ticket.

Visit their store for a great selection of digi stamps perfect for copic/promarker/pencil coloring!! One (1) Lucky Winner will a fabulous prize from Lily Of the Valley Stamp Company.
Winter Wishes 2012 flat I used my Spellbinder Fleurde Lis Rectangles for cutting out my image. I printed my image out on Neenah classic crest smooth. For the snowflakes I used medium punch from Punch a Bunch. Aleene’s True Snow, Diamond glaze, Diamond dust, Brilliance ink Ice Blue and some snow I add to the ice cube.
Winter Wishes 2012 close up
Winter Wishes Markers
These are the copic markers I used. So if you have a chance stop by Color Me Creative and join in on the challenge I would love to see your creation. Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week.


Make it Monday- Challenge #73 Anything ends January 29

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sending Love Across The Miles

Sending Love Across 2012

It is time for The Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge that started today and ends on January 24, 2012. The challenge is all about Birthdays. We would love for you to join us. I made my card for my niece Debbie her birthday is on January 27 so I need to get it sent out right away she lives in California. This is my last birthday this month. The stamp I used is a set of Victoria Case. Birthday Wishes is from Sentiment for U and the Sending love across is a digi from Digital delight. The dies I used are from Memories Box one is called Catalina Border and the other is called Floral Circle. I add some pearls with the Pearl Pen color Gold. Used some Stickles glitter glue color gold and add some blue gems. I sponged around my image with Distress ink color scattered straw.
Sending love across 2012 close up Sending love across 2012 flat
I did use copic markers but I added some prisma colored pencils also. These are the copic I used. I did not take a picture of the prisma colored pencils I used.

Sending Love markers
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week everyone.


Make it Monday- Anything goes ends Jan 22

Hugs Patricia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Boys and Their Toys

Boys and their toys side 2012 
Not such a good week-end.. Green Bay Packers did not do well on the game on Sunday, so sad for them. They had such a great season only loosing 1 game this year and I’m so proud of them. I’m a true Packer Fan, win or lose I will stand behind then. That how we Wisconsin people feel. I do know we have a lot of Fans out their from all over the US and we are happy to have you. OK Their is always NEXT YEAR!! RIGHT???
Now we are doing at Cards for Men Challenge #2 and the theme is BOYS AND THEIR TOYS. As you can see our Sponsor is Hope Jacare and the image I used is called RACING 1.
Start Date:  16 January 2012
End Date:   29 January 2012
Theme:  Boys and their Toys
Sponsor:  Hope Jacare

"I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgw School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts.  I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Stitchy Bear Stamps"
Prize:  3 digi stamps
boys and their toys markers 
These are the Copic, Spica’s, and Copic Multiliners sp pens. Scrapper Floss colors orange and yellow. Corner Punch is from Carl Carla Craft. I framed in the cards with metallic thread (red). The red embellishments are from Hero Arts.
I hope you join us at Cards for Men. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just want to say THANK YOU!!!

Gift from Linda Payne
I received in the mail today a prize I won at Payne Holler Cards. Along with the prize I got this lovely card Linda made. I want to say THANK YOU LINDA I LOVE EVERYTHING.
Hugs, Patricia 

Just the Two of us.

Just the two of us 2012
We are having our first snow storm for this year today. It sure looks pretty outside with the big snowflakes but I have to be honest I have not missed the snow at all. We normally get snow around the first of December so we have been real lucky this year. Over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge for this week it is FRIENDSHIP. I have had this stamp set for a long time and I finally got a chance to use it, it is called just the two of us by Sheena Dauglass at Crafters Companion. I stamped all the stamps with memento tuxedo black on Crygoen paper and I have to be honest I do not think that is the best paper for using Prisma Colored Pencils because I did have some problems with my pencils on the paper so I think I will keep it for my copics. I can’t wait to color my stamp set with my copics. I punched out the sentiment with 1.75” scalloped punch. Added some distress ink around the edges dusty concord. I did cut out the clouds and added some Styrofoam Fluff. Put diamond glaze on the bottle, added some shells, ribbon. If you should join us you need to tag you card TT011212.
I hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for stopping by.


Crafters Companion- Anything goes- ends January 31
Hugs, Patricia

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hot Pink girl

Hot Pink girl 2012 
We are up and running with our Color Me Creative Challenge #34 and for the challenge we are doing Retro Fun in Hot Pink/Black/White. Challenge ends January 19th 8:00pm.  We would love to see what you can come up with. Our sponsor for this challenge is GUYLOU’S INIMITABILITY ONLINE STORE. My image is called Danni-goes shopping and she is from the store. So stop by the store. guylouad2 Hot Pink markers
These are the copic markers I used to color my image. I wanted to try coloring her with a tie dye patterns. This is my first time trying that. Suzanne teaches how to color and make Tie Dye Patterns in her New Color Me Creative Class #5. I used my copic Multiliner SP 0.3 pink and 0.3 wine and the Spica Blossom and Pink. My Peace Sign Stamp is from Raisin Boat. I used Memento Dual Markers and applied the colors to the stamp, colors Rose Bud, Angel Pink and Lilac Posies. Then punches it out with a scalloped I had.

I used my Spellbinder Mega Ovals Large to cut Danni out and used the size up to add a ring around her and then added some Brilliance Coral ink to highlight everything. The large flowers I had in my stash.
Hot pink girl close up
She was fun to do and the Tie Dye was fun to learn. Their are other patterns I would like to try. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Framed in Flowers

Flowers 2012

Good morning everyone. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. For some reason I just can’t sleep tonight so I thought I would get this uploaded know and them I would not have to do it in the morning. Over at The Outlawz at Twisted Thursday challenge for this week The challenge is create a card with die cuts and punches. How fun is that?? Stop by and check out all the card the design team made the girls out did themselves again. Then you can read what you have to do when you want to enter your card. I would love to see what you come up with.
The hardest part is trying to think of what to do. I know we all have so many punches and all these wonderful die cuts. Trying to be a little different. First I embossed my top layer of pearl paper color peach with Tim holtz alterations Bricked folder. I used one of the new Distress inks color ripe persimmon and applied it with a sponged all over the brick and it did highlight the the brick area.
Now to make the frame used Spellbinder Fleur De Lis square the largest one.
Spellbinders classic squares used the second larges and the next one down and taped with removable tape so they will not move and run them though my Big Shot. After that I had three pieces so I glued down the Fleur De Lis first then added some mounting foam to the small frame and centered it and I though it looked better with the pearl white in the back so I glued that down. I hope you understand that.
For the greens used Cherry lynn Tropic Flourish and Martha Steward Branch.
Flowers 2012 2012 down
For the flowers Nellie Snellen flower FLP02, and The mini flower is from Punch a Bunch. For the corner used stamp’in up Ticket corner.

Flowers close up
Added the Pearl pen in the center of the flowers colors Salmon, Sunny Yellow and Lilac. Put some ribbon from my stash on the card was going to put a bow but I really did not think it need it. I do hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope you give the framed card a try it really was not had to do and you can use any kind of your Spellbinders that you have as long as you have one that will fit in the middle so you can make a frame and just pop it up.


My Mum's Craft Shop- Something New ends Jan 10th

Simon Says Stamp- Something New ends Jan Jan 10th

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, January 2, 2012

We are Recycling at Card for Men

Recycle project
Starting 2012 out right, our Challenge #1 at Cards for Men is “RECYCLING”. 
These were Frappuccino bottles that you can buy at the store. They look like this after you drink the Frappuccino and most people put them in the garbage. I save mine because you can put so many things in them and give them as gifts.
Recycle project CFM 2012
recycle project 1
I really can’t tell you how I cover the carton because I just measure it and cut out what I need and glue the card stock. The Paper I used is from DCWV The at home stack. Cut 1.50 inch strips about 10 inches long to go around the bottles, I used Martha Steward linked trim to go on top of the strips and weaved gold or blue ribbon in and out of each linked trim. The circles punch out 2 for each bottle are Stamp’in up 1.75 inch, and the scalloped punch out 2 for each bottle is 1.50 inch. Used .25 inch ribbon to go a round the bottle caps. I add the Fleur De Lis, I had them in my stash. They both where charms but I filed off the loop on the ones I add to the scalloped circle. I thought they would work nice because our last name is St Martin.
recycle project top
This is what I did to the tops. These work so nice for gifts because you can add different kinds of candy, bath salts, sewing things, put felt in the bottom and use them to hold all kinds of things. Just depends on how you decorate the bottles. If you give them a try let me know I would love to see what you do.

Start:  2 January 2012
End:   15 January 2012
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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had wonderful Holidays.
Hugs, Patricia