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

Muse challenge # 33!

Hello Everyone

Here is a card that  I have created for the latest challenge over at Muse.

This week’s muse was created by Laurie Willison……….

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I really like the asymmetric layer on the card and the cute anchor background stamped on pink card. So for my card I decided to use a nautical theme  with some October Afternoon  Seaside papers and also the layout with the asymmetric layer. I added a cute anchor and stamped a custom greeting with a Paper Smooches alphabet set to finish.

Here is my card……..


Supplies: Card – PTI White, MFT Red Hot. Papers – October Afternoon Seaside 8×8 paper pad. Dies Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles, PTI Double ended banner, Paper Smooches Anchor. Stamps – Paper Smooches Alphdot. Ink – Jenny Bowlin Spice Tin

Back soon! Enjoy your day!

Kathryn x


Retrosketches # 79!

Hello There!

Here is a card I made for the latest challenge over at Retrosketches!

Here is the inspiration sketch…….


A great sketch and I love the feathers but unfortunately I have no feather  products in my stash at the moment. However I am soon planning to put this right as they have some great new feather dies at and exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and they are in my shopping basket as we speak!!!

Anyway enough of that! For this card I decided to use a new 6×6 pad by Glitz – Dapper Dan. this has a lot of great male themed papers which is a good thing as I always gravitate towards the cute/flowery and do not have much male themed product to work with. Also I love a good moustache!…….and there is a great moustache themed paper in this pad. So I combined these papers with a great moustache die cut….(I really like the word moustache too!!) from the silhouette store.

Anyhow here is my card……..


Supplies: Card – PTI Kraft. Papers – Glitz dapper Dan 6×6 pad. Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles. Stamps – Paper Smooches Word Up. Buttons PTI Kraft. Moustache die cut from the Silhouette Store.

Have a great day!

Kathryn x

Freshly made Sketches # 101!


Here is a card I have made for Freshly Made Sketches #101. This sketch by Linda C. is very versatile and is a great starting point for many cards!

Here is the sketch……..

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Now I have a problem! To be precise it is a twine collecting problem (come to think of it I have a paper and stamp collecting problem too!) I have so many spools, skeins and balls of it and yet I don’t seem to use it very often and when I do I hardly cut into the twine mountain……but I do love looking at it and stroking it!!

So I decided to create a twine rainbow on the main panel of this card. I then added a sentiment and a buton to accent.

Anyway here is my card…….

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Supplies; Card – PTI White, SU Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie, Bazzill Juicy Pear. Stamps – Paper Smooches Slang Gang. Ink – Versafine Onyx black. Twine – Various colours from Hemptique and The Twinery. button – Fancy Pants.

Off to Chillax!!

Kathryn x

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

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