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 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

Retrosketches # 78

Hi there

Here is a card I created for the latest challenge over at Retrosketches. I have gone a little bit Christmas this time. I have even added some glitter. Yay! I love glitter but always have to be careful or I would put it everywhere including all over me!! it just makes me happy…. Simple pleasures right?!

Here is the sketch for this week…….


I like this sketch…..Sometimes a sketch speaks to me do you know what I mean?

Anyway here is my card…….


Supplies: Card – Bazzill Marshmallow. Patterned Paper – Craftwork Cards Very Merry 8×8 Paper Stack. Dies – Spellbinders Nested Large Circles and Create a Flake 1, PTI Christmas Label Die. Stamps – PTI Christmas Labels, Paper Smooches Christmas Sentiment Sampler. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black, SU Rose Red. Twine – SU. Button – From my stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers corner Rounder.

See you soon with another card!

Have a good day!

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



Retro Sketches # 75

Hi everyone!

Todays card was made for Retro Sketches #75

Here is the Inspiration sketch……



And here is my interpretation……….


Yes it’s my first Christmas Card for 2013! I love making holiday cards of all types but especially Christmas and Halloween cards ( in fact I just may have my first Halloween card of 2013 for you tomorrow…yay!).  I am pleased with this card as I was really drawn to the sketch and I love using less traditional colours for Christmas Cards such as the aqua on this card.

Supplies: Card – Bazzill Marshmallow, PTI Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse. Patterned paper – Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6×6 paper pad. Stamps – PTI Turning a new leaf , Paper Smooches Christmas Sentiment Sampler. Ink – PTI Ripe Avocado.  Dies – PTI Turning a new leaf and Hearts border die, Lawn fawn Hearts. Button – PTI Pure Poppy. Ribbon – From Stash. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board.

Hope you like my card….getting in a holiday mood….Oh dear!!

Kathryn x

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