Paper Smooches – February Designer Draft

Helle Again!!

Well I am back at last after a loooooooooong break! Stuff happens as we all know and can get in the way of blogging and crafting!

For my first post I have a card for the Paper Smooches February Designer Draft. I love Paper Smooches stamps and dies especially the sentiments which are always a go to for me!

So here is the inspiration for this challenge……..







A great simple sketch that would be a basis for many different cards. For my card I followed the sketch pretty closely using a couple of great Paper Smooches sets and some cool new papers from the new AMy Tangerine line – Plus One.

I usually try to interpret sketches in a more creative way but as I am still having to look around for my mojo a bit so I am keeping things simple for now :)

So here is my card………










Supplies: Card – SU Basic Grey, PTI white. Papers – Amy Tangerine Plus One 6 x 6. Stamps – Paper Smooches Boob Tubes and Slang Gang. Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black. Copic Markers N1 and N3. Pearls – Doodlebug. Twine and button from my stash.

Back Tomorrow with another card for Freshly made Sketches!

Bye for now  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


Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge

Hi There

Here is my latest card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.……..Picture Perfect.


The idea with this challenge is that a photo provides inspiration for a project. So here is this week’s photo!


Don’t you just love those frames! I decided to use a great set of frame dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink together with some bright happy ink colours. The sentiments are from various Paper Smooches sentiment stamp sets. I think I have collected almost all of their sentiment sets……..I love the funky fonts and great sentiments!

I stamped a couple of the frames and sentiments flat on the card base and popped the rest up on foam dots to add some dimension.

Here is the finished card………


Supplies: Card – PTI White. Stamps – PTI Label Basics, Paper Smooches Many Thanks, Slang Gang and Good Gab. Inks – PTI Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy. MFT Sour Apple, Grape Jelly, Blu Raspberry and Lemon Drop.

Bye until next time!

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


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



Colour Q – Challenge # 200 and Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge – Anything Goes!


Today I have a card made for Colour Q Challenge # 200. Such a pretty colour combo. Got to love the peacock too!! I would also like to submit this card to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for this week Anything Goes! I used one of my favourite stamp and die combos from Paper Smooches – Streamers and a sentiment from one of my all time favourite sentiment stamp sets…Sentiment Sampler!

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Here is the Inspiration for the Challenge From the Colour Q blog……..


Here is my take!


I haven’t been making too many cards with flowers lately as there was a time when I couldn’t resist putting them on everything! But the time has come again and I used the PTI lovely layers die to make a styalised flower.

Supplies: Card – Bazzill Marshmallow, SU So Saffron, Old Olive, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse. Patterened Paper – Pebbles Family Ties 6×6 pad. Ink – SU Midnight Muse. Stamps – Paper Smooches Streamers, Sentiment Sampler. Dies – Spellbinders Large Circles, PTI Lovely Layers, Paper Smooches Streamers. Button – SU Old Olive.

Thanks for visiting!

Kathryn x


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