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



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 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

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

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

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


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


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!


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