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………

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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

 

 

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…….

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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……..

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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 2

Hello there!

I am back with card 2 for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop for which the theme is Wreaths……..

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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……..

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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

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……..

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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………..

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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

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……

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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………

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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

Wedding Card!

Hi there

Today I do not have a challenge card for you but one I made for a Wedding a couple of weeks ago. As you can see it is in quite a different style to the cards I usually gravitate towards!

Here is the Card

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The couple are lovers of vintage and shabby chic so I *tried* to reflect this in the card. I also tried to use some of the inspiration I have been getting recently from the freestyle collage projects that are around.

I like to try and step outside of my comfort zone and being asked to make something for someone else in a style that they choose helps me do this!

Supplies: Card PTI Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream. Patterned Paper – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 6×6 Paper Pad. Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Squares and Large Floral Doily Accents. PTI Rosie Posie Dies.Stamps – PTI Rosie Posie. Inks – PTI Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse Ripe Avocado and Tea Dye Duo, SU Regal Rose. Embellishments – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes and Grace Taylor Glitter Paper Die Cuts – Vintage Romance. Studio Calico Wood veneer Accents. Ribbon – SU Pool Party Seam Binding. Fiskars Paper Trimmer. Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. WR Memory Keepers Corner Rounder.

Thanks for looking today!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop

Hello

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………

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Card 3………..

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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!

Kathryn

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