Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 134

Hello again!

At last I have had a chance to sit down and create…..It’s been very busy around here no time to escape to my craft room!

Anyway today I have a card for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday # 134. This is the first time I have posted a card for this challenge but I have entered their monthly blog hop a couple of times.

I love  Papertrey Ink products particularly stamps with matching dies and all the colour coordinated products. The Stamper’s Select White Cardstock is simply the best I have used as it is great for card bases stamping and die cutting…….Oh and believe me when I say I have tried quite a few from different companies!!

The only down side for me is as I live in the UK shipping is very expensive but as I love it so much I will probably keep ordering!!

Anyway on to the card!! The technique from this week’s Make it Monday is called repeat and lift and uses ghost stamping to create a halo around a coordinating die cut image. It looks very effective using a word stamp and die (see video here) but I decided to use a coordinating heart stamp and die from  Framed Out #11 to create a sweet luuurve card! Apart from the stamping technique I kept the rest of the card pretty simple just adding a sentiment and button for a finishing touch.

So here is my card………


Supplies: Card – PTI Stamper’s Select White and Pure Poppy. Stamps and Dies – Framed Out # 11 stamp and die and Signature Greetings Stamp Set. Inks PTI Pure Poppy , Raspberry Fizz and True Black. Button and twine from my stash

Back soon enjoy the rest of the week!

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


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

My Favorite Things – Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge.

Hello Again

This is my second post of the day! I was looking around blog land and came across the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge. The only problem being that this week’s project was due in today. However as it turned out inspiration came quickly…….(Most unusual!!).

So here is this week’s sketch……….


And here is my card……….


So far I only have a few MFT stamps and dies ………Hmmmm maybe some shopping is in order? But I still found 2 dies and a stamp set to include on this card (see supplies below). In fact the 2 dies Hearts A Plenty and Fishtail Flag Stax are ones I use often.

Supplies: Card – PTI Aqua Mist. Patterned Paper – Crate Paper Fourteen 6×6 paper pad. Dies – MFT Hearts A Plenty and Fishtail Flag Stax. Stamps – MFT Polka Dot Greetings. Ink – Versafine Onyx Black. Ribbon – PTI Aqua Mist. Buttons – PTI Pure Poppy.

See you soon….Bye!

Kathryn x

Paper Smooches Sparks – Cool Shades Challenge!

Hi There!

Today I have a Card I made for the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge….Cool Shades!

Here is the inspiration………



For my card I just kept things very simple this time with some stamping and Copic Colouring. I was going to make a one layer card but then decided to add the die cuts,twine and button….so not quite one layer!! Oh well I am sure one day I will manage to make a truely one layer card!

Anyhow here is my card…….


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream and Berry Sorbet, SU Daffodil Delight. Stamps – Paper Smooches Word Up. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copic Markers – y08, R43, E71, E25. Twine – The Twinery Cappuccino. Button – from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today!

Kathryn x


Congratulations Cards!

Hello everyone!

I am here today to show you a set of 2 congratulations cards I made just for fun! I am sure I will find an occasion to use them for before too long though!

I started off by making the one with the die cut circle window but then went ahead and made a similar one with the die cut circle that was left over! I am trying to be strong and throw out small scraps to stop myself disappearing under a giant pile of paper! So it was either throw it out or make another card……….

Anyway here are the 2 cards………

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Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Rose Red. Patterned Paper – Pebbles Ever After Collection. Dies – Spellbinders Large Circles, MFT Hearts A Plenty, PTI Double Ended Banner Die. Stamps – Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. Ribbon – PTI White. Button from Stash. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I think these cards would be great for a Wedding, Wedding Anniversary or Engagement! What do you think?

Thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x

Muse Challenge # 31


I am back again with a card for the latest Challenge over at Muse.

Here is this weeks Muse……..


I really love this weeks Muse and was very tempted to use a wildflower set  (that I really should break out!)  and do some masked stamping much like on the beautiful card Marion created.

But you know me and my love of all cute and seasonal! So I decided to turn the sketch on its head and have some hanging bats of love!!!

Here is my Card………


Supplies: Card – PTI Vintage Cream and True Black. Patterned Paper – October Afternoon Witch Hazel, Pebbles Tricks and Treats. Stamps and Dies – Paper Smooches Falling For You. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copics – W3, W5, W7.  Punch – EK SuccessBumpy Road Punch. Twine – The Twinery Lilac. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Come back soon for another card!

Kathryn x

Retro Sketches # 77

Hello Everyone

I have a Card I made for Retro Sketches Challenge # 77 today. I have really been enjoying Paper Smooches Stamps and sentiments lately. I just love cute and colourful!……….. Had you noticed that by any chance! So for this challenge I used another of their great stamp sets and some super cute paper and twine from Doodlebug…..Another of my favs!!

Here is the inspiration sketch……..



I really like the cut out idea so I kept it simple and cut out a partial circle to make a home for my cute love monster!

Here is my card……..



Supplies: Card – PTI White, SU Pink Passion. Patterned Papers – Doodlebug Lovebirds 6×6 pad. Stamps – Paper Smooches Falling For You. Ink – memento Tuxedo Black. Copics – RV55, RV63, RV66.  Dies – Paper Smooches Falling For You, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Large. Punches – SU Small Heart and 3 Hearts Twine – Doodlebug Valentine Collection. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Glossy Accents.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x


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