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…….


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……..


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……..


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……..


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……..


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………..



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……



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………









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……..









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


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.


Here is the sketch for the challenge……..


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………..


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……….


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……..


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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