Archives for September 2013

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

 

Retrosketches # 80!

Hello There!

Back to Halloween cards again today………(love these! ) with a card for Retrosketches. This week it is Challenge # 80 and here is the sketch………..

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I played around with this for quite a while turning it on its side and looking at the different possible ways of arranging the elements. In the end I settled on using the sketch pretty much as shown above with the addition of some sprinkles in the top right corner where I felt my card lacked balance.I also rounded a few corners!………I can seldom make a card without using my corner rounder!!

So here is my card…………

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Supplies: Card – PTI White. Paper – Doodlebug Halloween Parade 6×6 Paper Pad. Stamps – PTI Halloweenies and Spookalicious. Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black. Dies PTI Halloweenies, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circle Dies. Copics – YG23, YG25, YR07, YR09, YR18. Twine – The Twinery. Enamel Dots – Doodlebugs Sprinkles Halloween Collection. Button – From my stash.

Have a great day!

Kathryn x

Freshly Made Sketches # 102

Hello everyone!

At last today I have had a little time to sit down in my craft room and make a challenge card….Hooray!! This time it is for the latest challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Here is this weeks sketch……..

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A great versatile sketch with a touch of ribbon. You will not be surprised to here In addition to my other hoarding problems….Twine,  paper etc etc!!  I also love, hoard and spend quite a lot of time admiring my ribbon collection! So today I got to put some on a card!

I made this card with an autumn/fall theme using some great new dies from Lawn Fawn…Stitched leaves which I inked with distress inks…love inking so therapeutic! The papers are from Doodlebug.

So here is my card for this challenge……….

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Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream. papers – Doodlebug Happy Harvest 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Many Thanks Ink – PTI Dark Chocolate. Dies Spellbinders Labels 10, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves. Distress Inks – Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo. Ribbon SU Pumpkin Pie and Island Indigo. Sprinkles – Fall Assortment Doodlebug.

Okay that’s it for now back tomorrow with another creation!

Kathryn x

Happy Birthday Card!

Hi there

I have not had much time for creating new cards and entering challenges this week….Boo! But luckily I have a lot of cards I have made in the past that I still have to show you…Yay!

So here is a birthday card I made a while ago for a friend. I used one of my favourite paper pads for this card….Fancy Pants It’s the little things 6×6. Lovely colours and patterns good for many different occasions! I cut some flowers from felt and added another great sentiment from Paper Smooches…..My favourite sentiment stamps!

Anyway here is the card for today……..

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Supplies: Card – PTI VIntage Cream, SU Calypso Coral and Black. Papers – Fancy Pants It’s the little things 6×6 pad. Dies – PTI Spiral Notebook Page Die, Beautiful Blooms #3 and Large Scallops Edge Die. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black. Resin flower from my stash.

Have a great weekend! I am off to go to my grand daughter’s school fun day!

Back soon!

Kathryn x

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