Sugar Nellie DT Showcase Sunday.

Good morning Sugar Addicts.

Today I am back to shine the Sugary Spotlight down on another of our new DT members and one of my Sweetie sisters from the Sugar Bowl challenge blog. This lady is very talented and she's a really lovely and totally funny gal who always makes me giggle.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce... name is Pat Frank and I am thrilled to be showcased at Sugar Nellie this week!! Hmmmm...where to start? Well...let's see...I'm proud to be "Gramma Pat" to five gorgeous grandkiddos ranging in age from "almost" 5 to "not quite" 13! I've made it my mission in life to help my grandkids remember always how to LAUGH and PLAY!!! I'm mom to three grown children...all happy and well on their way into middle age! hehehe!! And, last but absolutely not least, I am married to Gil...who is my best friend and the most incredible man I've ever met! He totally "gets" my crafting, cardmaking, and online shopping obsession! I tell I lucky or what?
I recently retired from a successful near 30-year career as a Registered Nurse...specializing in Neonatal Nursing. My recent retirement has given me lots of time to really focus on crafting! And let me just say, I am in heaven!! I began making cards many, many, many years ago when I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party (I went for the yummy desserts! hehe!)...but didn't get really serious until early last year when I discovered this whole huge and fabulous and magical world of  stamps and stampers, far exceeding the world of Stampin' Up! 
I've never had any formal art training...and am looking forward to taking some drawing classes soon! In the meantime, I am perfectly content coloring with my Copic Sketch Markers...and have recently added Prismacolor pencils to my "tools of the trade". I LOVE making vintage-style cards...and am particularly drawn to stamps and images of children! I have recently discovered something interesting about myself and my crafting style...I don't know how to do "clean and simple"! It's true!! Embellishments are my life! LOL!!
I'm thrilled to be a Sugar Bowl DT "Sweetie," and am honored to also design for Sugar Nellie's Design Team! Whoohoo! It just doesn't get better than that!! In addition to cardmaking and papercrafting, I love traveling with my handsome husband...and one of our favorite places to hang out is Barnes & Noble drinking lattes and reading!
OK...that's it for me...I have a new Sugar Nellie stamp just begging to be colored! Hugs..........Pat

Now Pat is the embellishment Queen but she kindly made a gorgeous CAS card to show here today, using the stamp Raven. I adore these colours and those divine papers.

This beautiful festive card is made with one of my most favourite Christmas stamps, Crystal Flakes. 

I love this Baby Boy birth card, using the image Cute and Cuddly ...the use of these pretty pastel papers for the background really makes the image pop.

A Sassy girl for this card - Winking Student. I love this colour combo and that big, squishy bow.

Another fabulous festive card this time with the image Snow Buddies. Embellished perfectly with snowflakes and flowers.

And lastly, I have to show you just one more Christmas card...

Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? The image - Hello Little Robin - is so sweet, and expertly coloured by Pat and her buddies the Copics. Pretty papers and perfect embellishments make this card a real stunner. I was wowed the first time I saw it and I'm still wowed....Pat had better have my name written inside it!

There are so many beautiful cards to view over on Pat's blog that you may need to make yourself a snack to go with that cuppa! Please bob over and say hi :)

Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xx


Erika said...

Beautiful work as always Pat and so well deserved appointment onto to the SBDT.
Happy crafting, Erika. xxx

Janette said...

El;aine this showcase is just fabulous, I know Pat' work and love it all, so many gorgeous cards to drool over,thanks for sharing.xx

Sharon said...

Have always loved Pat's work and so thrilled that she's on the DT. Beautiful cards, Raven is my fave as I've just received her in the post after wanting her for "ages" hehe... Thanks for the inspiration and may you enjoy many more years of crafting, hugs Sharon

Laine said...

Hi Pat

I love your work, this is a delight and a real pleasure to look at. Well done.

Laine X

Aunty Sue said...

Elaine these is just an amazing set of cards and a lovely show case thanks for sharing Pat's talent and in sight to her little world. How lucky is she to have such an amzing family.

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful work Pat... I'm off in search of your blog right now! jo x

Fiona said...

gorgeous work Pat!!

now get colouring!!


Shazza said...

fabulous work Pat x

Pat said...

Wow! I'm speechless, Elaine! You've written so many nice things about me!! And...yikes! many kind comments! I tell ya, Sugar Addicts are THE BEST!! Big sticky sweet hugs to all y'all! Pat Frank

Natali said...

O yes!! These card absolutely beautiful!!

Linda said...

Congratulations Pat. I tried to pick my favorite of your showcased designs and couldn't. I may be able to narrow it down to 3. Ha Ha LOVE THEM ALL.

Arabella said...

Wow! Beautiful cards Pat! I love them all!


Ribbon Girl said...

Pat your work is always beautiful, congratulations on being showcased! mary G x

Paula (PEP) said...

It's Hello Little Robin that's my favourite from these too - though Cute & Cuddly comes a very close second. Congratulations too Pat. It was as part of the Sugar Bowl DT that I first saw Pat's work & I've increasingly been astounded by the detail she includes. I absolutely love the way she finishes the insides of her cards.
Paula (PEP)

JacquieR said...

Loves these cards! My favourite is the Raven card. Would you be able to tell us which markers and colors you used for her?