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I’m Still Here!!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update…….I’m still here!!!

Lately I have had almost no time to make cards/enter challenges or even just be in my craft room. Instead I have been spending time helping my daughter renovate her new house which is fun but does use up most of the time I usually spend crafting!

However yesterday evening I did have a little bit of time to at least sit in my craft room and try some crafting but as is often the case after a lay off nothing seemed to go to plan and I just ended up with 2 half made cards that I do not really like and a messy desk!!…………

Oh Dear……….here it is!!…

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So when the house is finished and I have a little more time I will need to search hard for my mojo and get back to card making. But as we all know the only answer to lost mojo is just to sit down and start creating until little by little it  starts to come back…..I will be looking forward to that!!

Back soon with an actual card!!

Have a good week!

Kathryn x

Birthday Wishes!

Hello all!

I am here today with a quick post featuring a birthday card I made a while ago for a friend.

Here is the card………

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To make this  card I die cut some flags from a favourite paper pad…… Pebbles Family Ties. I then stamped and white embossed my sentiment using another great Paper Smooches sentiment stamp and added a couple of die cut circles with a button to form a focal point. Finally adding bow for a finishing touch!

Supplies: Card – Bazzill Card shoppe Gumball. Paper – Pebbles Family Ties 6×6 pad. Dies – MFT Fishtail Flag Stax  and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Ribbon –  Stampin Up Ribbon Originals Mistletoe. Button – from my stash

Have a lovely weekend! I am hoping o get some crafty time this weekend including having a play with some new MFT goodies that arrived this week I’ll be back soon to show you the results!!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 134

Hello again!

At last I have had a chance to sit down and create…..It’s been very busy around here no time to escape to my craft room!

Anyway today I have a card for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday # 134. This is the first time I have posted a card for this challenge but I have entered their monthly blog hop a couple of times.

I love  Papertrey Ink products particularly stamps with matching dies and all the colour coordinated products. The Stamper’s Select White Cardstock is simply the best I have used as it is great for card bases stamping and die cutting…….Oh and believe me when I say I have tried quite a few from different companies!!

The only down side for me is as I live in the UK shipping is very expensive but as I love it so much I will probably keep ordering!!

Anyway on to the card!! The technique from this week’s Make it Monday is called repeat and lift and uses ghost stamping to create a halo around a coordinating die cut image. It looks very effective using a word stamp and die (see video here) but I decided to use a coordinating heart stamp and die from  Framed Out #11 to create a sweet luuurve card! Apart from the stamping technique I kept the rest of the card pretty simple just adding a sentiment and button for a finishing touch.

So here is my card………

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Supplies: Card – PTI Stamper’s Select White and Pure Poppy. Stamps and Dies – Framed Out # 11 stamp and die and Signature Greetings Stamp Set. Inks PTI Pure Poppy , Raspberry Fizz and True Black. Button and twine from my stash

Back soon enjoy the rest of the week!

Kathryn x

 

 

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop – Card 3

Hi Everyone!

Back with my last post for today featuring my third card for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop that has the theme of Wreaths…….

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For my third and final card for the hop I took a Christmas theme again  and decided to make a wreath out of buttons. I die cut a Tag Sale # 4 out of white card and cut the middle out to create a wreath shape. Then I used a selection of buttons to create the wreath and added a ribbon and sentiment to finish.

Here is card 3……..

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Supplies: Card – PTI Aqua Mist and Stamper’s Select White. Dies – PTI Tag Sale # 4 and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circle Dies. Stamps – PTI Christmas Labels. Ink – PTI True Black. Buttons – PTI Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores and Limeaid Ice. Ribbon – PTI Raspberry Fizz Twill Tape.

Back soon with another project!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop – Card 2

Hello there!

I am back with card 2 for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop for which the theme is Wreaths……..

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For Card 2 I created a fun birthday card featuring a wreath of numbers die cut from the Modern Numbers set.The numbers are mounted on a wreath base die cut with Spellbinders circle dies to give the whole wreath some dimension. I then added some appropriate sentiments and the card was finished.

Here is Card 2……..

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Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy and New Leaf. Dies – PTI Modern Numbers and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circle Dies. Stamps PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments. Ink – PTI Dark Chocolate.

Last post of the day coming soon…..Card 3 for the Hop!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop – Card 1

Hi there!

Today I will have 3 posts for you showing cards for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop. This month’s hop is all about wreaths.

Here is the inspiration for the hop……..

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For my first card I decided to go with a Christmas theme creating a wreath from die cut snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurries Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

Here is Card 1………..

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For my first card I created a simple wreath using contemporary Christmas colours and the Snowflake Flurries Stamps and Dies. I then added a sentiment from the same stamp set to the centre of the wreath to finish the card.

Supplies: Card – PTI Stamper’s Select White. Stamps and Dies – PTI Snowflake Flurries. Inks PTI Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst.

Back soon with Card 2 for the hop!

Kathryn x

Birthday Card Duo!

Hello Again!

So I seem to be making a lot of birthday cards lately!! These two variations on the same design were made for a card order but I was not happy that they met the brief given….They started out as wedding cards. So I turned them into birthday cards as you can never have too many of those right!!

Here are the cards……

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Both cards were made by layering papers from on the top one Websters Pages Girl Land and the bottom from Echo Park Beautiful Life. The 2 centre strips were die cut using PTI Half & Half Dies . For the sentiment I used one of my favourite PTI dies – Happy Day -I love it as it is great for layering with so many other die cut/punched shapes in this case the Large Oval from SU. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler – another of their great fun sentiment sets . Lastly I added some ribbon and buttons to finish them off.

Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream. Papers – Websters Pages Girl Land and Echo Park Beautiful Life. Dies PTI Half & Half Dies and Happy Day Die. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black. Ribbon MFT Grapesicle Grosgrain and SU Daffodil Delight Taffeta. Buttons – PTI New Leaf and Lemon Tart.

See you soon, enjoy your weekend!

Kathryn x

 

 

Birthday Card !

Hello Everyone!

This card is one I made for a friend’s birthday using some papers from one of my favourite paper pads……..Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 pad ( I am on my second pad and I  may have/need to buy another one before it goes for ever!!). She loves florals and bright colours so putting both on one card is perfect…..right?!

That shade of pink- Hibiscus Burst is one of my most used and best loved pinks really bright and happy! I created the scalloped ‘flower’ with a combination of Spellbinder dies and various scallop circle punches I then stamped and diecut a sentiment and finished the design off with an hibiscus burst bow and button for the centre of the flower.

Anyhow here is the card………

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Supplies: Card – PTI Hibiscus Burst. Papers – Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 paper pad. Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles and SU Itty Bitty Banners. Punches – SU Scalloped Circles various sizes. Stamps – SU Itty Bitty Banners. Ink – Jenny Bowlin Weather Vane. Ribbon – PTI Hibiscus Burst solid satin. Button – Fancy Pants.

Hope you have a happy day!

Kathryn x

Muse Challenge 34!

Hi there!

Today I have a card for you for the latest challenge one at Muse!

Here is the Muse………….

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A really cute card by Therese Calvird!

Here is my take on the Muse……..

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I stuck pretty closely to the Muse but I decided to colour behind the windows and doors with my Copics. I stamped a greeting as I thought this would make a cute new home card and added a couple of tags to the twine bow.

Supplies: Card – PTI White. Stamps – Clearly besotted Stamps A Little Sentimental and PTI Heart to Heart # 6. Ink – SU Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip. Wooden house Embellishments – Prima. Tags – SU Tiny tags Punch. Copics – R27, E27 and Y08. Twine – SU.

Thanks for looking!

Kathryn x

Paper Smooches Sparks – Designer Drafts Challenge

Hello

This time I have got a card… (well 3 actually!) that I created for the latest challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog. This week it is the Designer Drafts Challenge.

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Here is the sketch for the challenge……..

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So for my card(s) I used several of my favourite Paper Smooches stamp sets to create 3 colourful cards. On the Top two I stamped a background of dots with the Geographic stamp set and on the bottom one made a background out of strips of Washi tape. I then created my centre panel using the Boob Tubes set and popped it up on foam tape to give some dimension.

Here are my Cards…..

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Supplies: Card – PTI White, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores and SU Daffodil Delight. Washi Tape – Doodlebug. Stamps Paper Smooches Boob Tubes, Geographic and Word Salad. Inks – MFT Razzleberry. Hero Arts Butter Bar. PTI Orange Fizz, Hawiian Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black. Copics – C2 and C4.  Dies – Paper Smooches Flag Tag Dies and PTI Bubble Talk. Enamel Dots – Doodlebug and My Mind’s Eye.

Thanks for looking!

Kathryn x

 

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