Archives for August 2013

Muse # 32!

Hi Everyone!

Time for another challenge over at Muse. This week the muse is a sweet card made by guest designer Lori Tecler……….


For my card I decided to turn the design around and make a portrait card using the card layout. Apart from that I kept the design quite simple using some woodgrain embossed cardstock and papers from Prima Secret Crush.

So here is my interpretation of the Muse………

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Supplies: Card – Woodgrain textured card from Simon Says Stamp. Papers – Prima Secret Crush 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Good Gab. Ink – SU Soft Suede. Button – from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you tomorrow with a card for Freshly Made Sketches.


Kathryn x

Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge

Hi There

Here is my latest card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.……..Picture Perfect.


The idea with this challenge is that a photo provides inspiration for a project. So here is this week’s photo!


Don’t you just love those frames! I decided to use a great set of frame dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink together with some bright happy ink colours. The sentiments are from various Paper Smooches sentiment stamp sets. I think I have collected almost all of their sentiment sets……..I love the funky fonts and great sentiments!

I stamped a couple of the frames and sentiments flat on the card base and popped the rest up on foam dots to add some dimension.

Here is the finished card………


Supplies: Card – PTI White. Stamps – PTI Label Basics, Paper Smooches Many Thanks, Slang Gang and Good Gab. Inks – PTI Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy. MFT Sour Apple, Grape Jelly, Blu Raspberry and Lemon Drop.

Bye until next time!

Kathryn x

Retrosketches # 78

Hi there

Here is a card I created for the latest challenge over at Retrosketches. I have gone a little bit Christmas this time. I have even added some glitter. Yay! I love glitter but always have to be careful or I would put it everywhere including all over me!! it just makes me happy…. Simple pleasures right?!

Here is the sketch for this week…….


I like this sketch…..Sometimes a sketch speaks to me do you know what I mean?

Anyway here is my card…….


Supplies: Card – Bazzill Marshmallow. Patterned Paper – Craftwork Cards Very Merry 8×8 Paper Stack. Dies – Spellbinders Nested Large Circles and Create a Flake 1, PTI Christmas Label Die. Stamps – PTI Christmas Labels, Paper Smooches Christmas Sentiment Sampler. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black, SU Rose Red. Twine – SU. Button – From my stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers corner Rounder.

See you soon with another card!

Have a good day!

Kathryn x


My Favorite Things – Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge.

Hello Again

This is my second post of the day! I was looking around blog land and came across the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge. The only problem being that this week’s project was due in today. However as it turned out inspiration came quickly…….(Most unusual!!).

So here is this week’s sketch……….


And here is my card……….


So far I only have a few MFT stamps and dies ………Hmmmm maybe some shopping is in order? But I still found 2 dies and a stamp set to include on this card (see supplies below). In fact the 2 dies Hearts A Plenty and Fishtail Flag Stax are ones I use often.

Supplies: Card – PTI Aqua Mist. Patterned Paper – Crate Paper Fourteen 6×6 paper pad. Dies – MFT Hearts A Plenty and Fishtail Flag Stax. Stamps – MFT Polka Dot Greetings. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black. Ribbon – PTI Aqua Mist. Buttons – PTI Pure Poppy.

See you soon….Bye!

Kathryn x

Wedding Card!

Hi there

Today I do not have a challenge card for you but one I made for a Wedding a couple of weeks ago. As you can see it is in quite a different style to the cards I usually gravitate towards!

Here is the Card


The couple are lovers of vintage and shabby chic so I *tried* to reflect this in the card. I also tried to use some of the inspiration I have been getting recently from the freestyle collage projects that are around.

I like to try and step outside of my comfort zone and being asked to make something for someone else in a style that they choose helps me do this!

Supplies: Card PTI Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream. Patterned Paper – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 6×6 Paper Pad. Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Squares and Large Floral Doily Accents. PTI Rosie Posie Dies.Stamps – PTI Rosie Posie. Inks – PTI Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse Ripe Avocado and Tea Dye Duo, SU Regal Rose. Embellishments – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes and Grace Taylor Glitter Paper Die Cuts – Vintage Romance. Studio Calico Wood veneer Accents. Ribbon – SU Pool Party Seam Binding. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Rounder.

Thanks for looking today!

Kathryn x

Freshly Made Sketches # 100 – Celebration!


It’s a very special time over at Freshly Made Sketches….It is Challenge # 100. So to celebrate they have decided to use the first ever sketch from Challenge # 1 that appeared nearly 2 years ago….What a great idea!

The sketch is by Lesley Croghan and here it is……

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I decided to go bit floral and a bit vintage with this one using some great stamps from Papertrey Ink – Rosie Posie  These are 2 step stamps and they produce a great dimensional look. And also one of my current favourite paper lines Vintage Bliss from Simple Stories.

Here is my card for this Challenge…..


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream. Patterned Paper – Simple Stories Vintage Bliss. Stamps – PTI Rosie Posie and Think Big Favourites #2. Inks – PTI Simply Chartreuse,Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, SU Regal Rose, Versafine Black Onyx. Dies – PTI Rosie Posie. Pearls – Doodlebug Mini Pearls Swimming Pool.

Back tomorrow with another card!

Have a good day!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop


Today I have 3 cards for you that I have made for the Papertrey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop. The theme for the hop is Fast Food Colour and Sketch Challenge. So there were 6 combos of sketch and colour provided each with a yummy food photo for inspiration.

So here are my cards shown together with the inspiration……….

Card 1

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Card 2………



Card 3………..



I kept all of the cards pretty simple and true to the sketches. I like the clean and simple look and it is a look I often struggle with so I am reasonably pleased with these!

Supplies: Card 1 – Card – PTI White, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest gold, Spring Rain and Aqua Mist. Stamps – PTI Bigger Blooms. Inks – PTI True Black.

Card 2 – Card – PTI Fine Linen. Stamps – PTI Live Love Life and Tagged Sentiments. Inks – PTI Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, True Black. Dies PTI Limitless Layers 13/4″ Circles.

Card 3 – Card – PTI Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold. Stamps – PTI Think Big Favourites #2. Ink – PTI Dark Chocolate.  Dies – PTI Large Scallop Border. Buttons – PTI Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartruese and New Leaf.

Tomorrow I have a card for Freshly Made Sketches!

See you then!


Paper Smooches Sparks – Cool Shades Challenge!

Hi There!

Today I have a Card I made for the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge….Cool Shades!

Here is the inspiration………



For my card I just kept things very simple this time with some stamping and Copic Colouring. I was going to make a one layer card but then decided to add the die cuts,twine and button….so not quite one layer!! Oh well I am sure one day I will manage to make a truely one layer card!

Anyhow here is my card…….


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream and Berry Sorbet, SU Daffodil Delight. Stamps – Paper Smooches Word Up. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copic Markers – y08, R43, E71, E25. Twine – The Twinery Cappuccino. Button – from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today!

Kathryn x


Congratulations Cards!

Hello everyone!

I am here today to show you a set of 2 congratulations cards I made just for fun! I am sure I will find an occasion to use them for before too long though!

I started off by making the one with the die cut circle window but then went ahead and made a similar one with the die cut circle that was left over! I am trying to be strong and throw out small scraps to stop myself disappearing under a giant pile of paper! So it was either throw it out or make another card……….

Anyway here are the 2 cards………

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Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Rose Red. Patterned Paper – Pebbles Ever After Collection. Dies – Spellbinders Large Circles, MFT Hearts A Plenty, PTI Double Ended Banner Die. Stamps – Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. Ribbon – PTI White. Button from Stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I think these cards would be great for a Wedding, Wedding Anniversary or Engagement! What do you think?

Thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x

Muse Challenge # 31


I am back again with a card for the latest Challenge over at Muse.

Here is this weeks Muse……..


I really love this weeks Muse and was very tempted to use a wildflower set  (that I really should break out!)  and do some masked stamping much like on the beautiful card Marion created.

But you know me and my love of all cute and seasonal! So I decided to turn the sketch on its head and have some hanging bats of love!!!

Here is my Card………


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream and True Black. Patterned Paper – October Afternoon Witch Hazel, Pebbles Tricks and Treats. Stamps and Dies – Paper Smooches Falling For You. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copics – W3, W5, W7.  Punch – EK SuccessBumpy Road Punch. Twine – The Twinery Lilac. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Come back soon for another card!

Kathryn x

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