MFT Get Sketchy – # 165

Hello Everyone!

It is a lovely spring day here warm and sunny with lovely spring flowers blooming! After such a wet and dull winter (although not much snow which is very unusual for this part of the world) it really is a welcome sight!

Anyhow on to today’s card. This is for MFT Get Sketchy #165. I have loads of MFT dies I really love them and am particularly enjoying the word dies and Blueprints with all of their cool elements.

Here is the sketch……….









And here is my interpretation…………










One of my favourite paper collections at the moment is Plus One by Amy Tan…I just love it! So of course I had to use it on this card along with MFT’s Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set to create a banner greeting across an acetate window. I lined the inside of the card with another paper from the collection to provide a contrast to the paper on the front.

Supplies: Card – PTI Stamper’s Select White, MFT Sour Apple. Papers – Plus One by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. Stamps – MFT Birthday Sentiments. Dies – MFT Fishtail Flag Stax,  Spellbinders  Standard Circle Large. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black. Buttons and Acetate – From my stash.

Hope you have a great day!

Kathryn x

Birthday Wishes!

Hello all!

I am here today with a quick post featuring a birthday card I made a while ago for a friend.

Here is the card………


To make this  card I die cut some flags from a favourite paper pad…… Pebbles Family Ties. I then stamped and white embossed my sentiment using another great Paper Smooches sentiment stamp and added a couple of die cut circles with a button to form a focal point. Finally adding bow for a finishing touch!

Supplies: Card – Bazzill Card shoppe Gumball. Paper – Pebbles Family Ties 6×6 pad. Dies – MFT Fishtail Flag Stax  and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Ribbon –  Stampin Up Ribbon Originals Mistletoe. Button – from my stash

Have a lovely weekend! I am hoping o get some crafty time this weekend including having a play with some new MFT goodies that arrived this week I’ll be back soon to show you the results!!

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

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

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

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……

Sketch 1

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!


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

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

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