Archives for August 2013

Retro Sketches # 77

Hello Everyone

I have a Card I made for Retro Sketches Challenge # 77 today. I have really been enjoying Paper Smooches Stamps and sentiments lately. I just love cute and colourful!……….. Had you noticed that by any chance! So for this challenge I used another of their great stamp sets and some super cute paper and twine from Doodlebug…..Another of my favs!!

Here is the inspiration sketch……..



I really like the cut out idea so I kept it simple and cut out a partial circle to make a home for my cute love monster!

Here is my card……..



Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Pink Passion. Patterned Papers – Doodlebug Lovebirds 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Falling For You. Ink – memento Tuxedo Black. Copics – RV55, RV63, RV66.  Dies – Paper Smooches Falling For You, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Large. Punches – SU Small Heart and 3 Hearts Twine – Doodlebug Valentine Collection. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Glossy Accents.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x


Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge # 3 – Colour Inspiration

Hello Again!

Today I have a card for the latest challenge over at Clearly Besotted Stamps. This time it is a colour challenge with some really yummy summer colours!

Here is the Inspiration…….

A A A Challenge

I love the April Showers Stamp Set (which also comes with a cute umbrella die). In fact I am planning on using this set to make wedding shower cards soon! Today though I used it to stamp a background which I then coloured in simply with Copics. I really must try some un-simple colouring with Copics soon!!

I then added a sentiment from the set and a buttons from my stash to finish. I added some dimension to the small pink heart using glossy accents.

So here is the finished card……..



Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Basic Grey and Pink Passion, MFT Limeaid. Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps April Showers. Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black. Copics T1, YG41, YG45, RV21, RV23, RV63, RV55. Punches – SU 1″, 11/4″ and 3 Hearts. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking!


Kathryn x

Colour Q Challenge # 202

Hello Again

I really like the colour combination in the latest Colour Q Challenge…..It is one I have never used and probably would not have thought of using if it were not for this challenge!. This is what I like so much about Colour Q colour combos they help me to step out of my usual colour comfort zones and try something new!

Here is the inspiration for this weeks Colour Q Challenge…….



I have all of these Stampin Up! colours apart from Ruby Red…So I substituted PTI Pure Poppy which is the nearest I have to this red.

Here is my card………



I decided to keep it relatively simple this week (at least for me!!). So I stamped a background using a Paper Smooches Stamp with SU Basic Grey, So Saffron and PTI Pure Poppy inks and matted this on to some SU Daffodil Delight card with a Basic Grey card base. I then added my sentiment on a banner and a Pure Poppy bow.

Supplies: Card –  SU Daffodil Delight and Basic Grey, PTI White. Stamps – Paper Smooches Potpourri, Hero Arts Find Joy . Inks – SU Basic Grey, So Saffron PTI Pure Poppy, Versafine Onyx Black Dies – MFT Fishtail Flag Banners. Ribbon  and Buttons from my stash. Fiskars paper trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board.

Thanks for looking!

Kathryn x

Freshly made Sketches # 99


Today I have a card that I made for the latest challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lately I have been on a bit of a Halloween crafting Kick!………..It is one of my favourite holidays! So I couldn’t resist using the sketch to create another Halloween Card.

Here is the sketch by Rita………

FMS Final 99-001

And here is my card………



I just love all of the Halloween stamp sets from Paper Smooches so had to use another of these images, The cute little pumpkin for this card! I did a little basic Copic colouring and kept the rest of the card simple.

Supplies: Card – PTI White, Bazzill Liquorice. Patterned Papers – Doodlebug Haunted Manor 6×6 pad. Dies – SSS Tri-Square die. Stamps – Paper Smooches Hallowenies. Ink – Mementoo Tuxedo black, Versafine Onyx Black. Copic Markers YR16, YG23.

See you again soon with another card!

Kathryn x

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge – Designer Drafts Challenge.

Hi There!

This time I have a card for the latest challenge over as the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog. This is the Designer Drafts Challenge………..



And this week the inspiration sketch is………..



For my card I stuck pretty closely to the sketch and decided to make a Christmas Card……Got to start sometime right!! I stamped a selection of the sentiments from the Christmas Sampler  Stamp Set on to the balloon with another sentiment from the same set as the main greeting. I also used papers from the cute Doodlebug Pad North pole!

Here is my Card……….


Supplies: card – MFT Red Hot, SU Basic Grey, PTI White. Patterned Papers – Doodlebug North Pole 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler. Inks – MFT Red Hot and Sour Apple, Hero Arts Soft Granite, PTI New Leaf, Versafine Onyx Black. Dies – Spellbinders Large Circles, Sizzix Framelits Kites. Twine – From my Stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board.

Thanks for visiting….back with another card soon!

Kathryn x



Muse Challenge # 30


Today I have my latest creation for The Muse challenge Blog. I purchased the Penny Black In a Row die about a week ago so was excited to use it on this project…..although I also have some Halloween plans for it!!

Here is the Muse…….

especially for you

And here is my card………..


I used the general layout as well as the pretty colours! however I decided to reverse the bird silhouettes and have them in colour and the background in black.

Supplies: card – PTI White and Limeaid Ice, SU Coastal Cabana, MFT Orange Fizz, Bazzill Liquorice. Die – Penny Black In a Row. Stamp – Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. Ink – Versamark with American Crafts White Embossing Powder. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

See you next time!

Kathryn x

Birthday Card with Flower

Hello Again

I am back today with a happy, colourful birthday Card I made for a friend. It has some of my favourite colours in it…Teal, Olive Green and Orange and some paper from one of my favourite paper pads….pebbles Seen and Noted 6×6 paper pad. I am enjoying using paper from  several of  the Pebbles pads lately.

Here is the card……….


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream, Bazzill Candy Necklace. Patterened paper – Pebbles Seen and Noted 6×6 paper pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Dies – Spellbinders Large Circles Nestabilities PTI Beautiful Blooms #1 Die Collection. Ribbon – SU Old Olive. Button from my stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart MIni Scoring Board

Back Soon!

Kathryn x

Big Hugs Card!


Today I have a card that I made for one of my daughter’s friends who was having a tough time and need some hugs. Me being me I made 3 hugs cards for my daughter to choose from all using similar supplies! One card is never enough!

Here is the card she chose……..


And here are the other 2 cards I made……..




Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest. Patterned Paper – PTI Aqua Mist and Orange Zest Pattern Packs. Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug Polka Dots. Dies-MFT Simply Scallops Large, Fishtail Flag Stax, PTI Rosie Posie Dies, Spellbinders Labels 10, Hero Arts Framecuts Small Tag Frames, Simon Says Stamp Small Hearts. Punch – SU Scallop Border. Stamps –  PTI Rosie Posie, Hero Arts XO. Ink – Simply Chartreuse, SU Soft Suede. Ribbon – PTI Hawaiian Shores. Buttons – From Stash. Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Let me know what you think!

Bye for now!

Kathryn x

Colour Q Challenge # 201

Hello there!

I am really enjoying Colour Q Challenges! I love bright colours especially  (really Kathryn…..I never would have thought that from your cards!!!) and coming up with new colour combos so this challenge is right up my street!

This is the colour combo/inspiration for this week


This combination of colours is very pretty and looks so great on the dress. So I took the colours together with the stripes on the dress and came up with the card below.


I gave the Happy die cut more dimension by cutting it out several times and then layering them up to give a more dimensional embellishment.

Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Basic Grey , MFT Sno Cone (closest I had to Soft Sky) Dies –  Simon Says Stamp Happy Die, MFT Jumbo Ric Rac. Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Happy  Stamp Set. Ink – SU Night of Navy. Fiskars paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Thanks for taking a look, back soon!

Kathryn x

Muse Challenge # 29


First of all I have to say how much I am enjoying the Muse Challenge blog! Having a Muse is very inspirational in fact even the word muse inspires me! I also particularly love the way this Challenge blog gets is all interacting with each other by commenting and voting…..I love it!

So on to this weeks Muse………



And here is the card I came up with…………


As I mentioned in my last post I really  love holiday cards….all types! But my favourite is Halloween I could make them all day but living in the UK is not the best for a Halloween lover like me as we do not really celebrate it much and very few people give Halloween cards… boo!  But at least I can make them for my blog right?……Yay!  So look out fro more Halloween cards coming up soon!

My interpretation of the Muse uses the layout of the sketch for my card. This layout is a great design offering scope for many themes or styles of cards.

Supplies: Card – SU Black, MFT Grape Jelly. Patterned paper – Doodlebug haunted Manor 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Halloweenies. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copic markers – YG23, YG25, YR16, YR18, C3, C5, C7, V15 and V17. Dies – MFT Sentiment Strips. Punch – Martha Stewart Bat. Jewels – Doodlebug Halloween Collection.

Thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x


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