Retrosketches # 80!

Hello There!

Back to Halloween cards again today………(love these! ) with a card for Retrosketches. This week it is Challenge # 80 and here is the sketch………..


I played around with this for quite a while turning it on its side and looking at the different possible ways of arranging the elements. In the end I settled on using the sketch pretty much as shown above with the addition of some sprinkles in the top right corner where I felt my card lacked balance.I also rounded a few corners!………I can seldom make a card without using my corner rounder!!

So here is my card…………

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Supplies: Card – PTI White. Paper – Doodlebug Halloween Parade 6×6 Paper Pad. Stamps – PTI Halloweenies and Spookalicious. Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black. Dies PTI Halloweenies, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circle Dies. Copics – YG23, YG25, YR07, YR09, YR18. Twine – The Twinery. Enamel Dots – Doodlebugs Sprinkles Halloween Collection. Button – From my stash.

Have a great day!

Kathryn x

Retrosketches # 79!

Hello There!

Here is a card I made for the latest challenge over at Retrosketches!

Here is the inspiration sketch…….


A great sketch and I love the feathers but unfortunately I have no feather  products in my stash at the moment. However I am soon planning to put this right as they have some great new feather dies at and exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and they are in my shopping basket as we speak!!!

Anyway enough of that! For this card I decided to use a new 6×6 pad by Glitz – Dapper Dan. this has a lot of great male themed papers which is a good thing as I always gravitate towards the cute/flowery and do not have much male themed product to work with. Also I love a good moustache!…….and there is a great moustache themed paper in this pad. So I combined these papers with a great moustache die cut….(I really like the word moustache too!!) from the silhouette store.

Anyhow here is my card……..


Supplies: Card – PTI Kraft. Papers – Glitz dapper Dan 6×6 pad. Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles. Stamps – Paper Smooches Word Up. Buttons PTI Kraft. Moustache die cut from the Silhouette Store.

Have a great day!

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


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


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

Retro Sketches Challenge # 74

Hi there

Firstly I have to say how excited I am to have become a Perfect Princess on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Blog!  You can see my entry for the challenge here! I am now proudly displaying my winners badge and I have to say Woo Hoooooo!

So onto today and an entry to the Retro Sketches Challenge Blog. This is for Sketch # 74 and you can see this below.


Here is my interpretation!


I had great fun making this and loved using the glitter paper. There is nothing like a splash of glittery goodness to make me smile! The clouds are much more sparkly and happy than they appear in the photo. The thinking behind the silver was every cloud has a silver lining!

Supplies Used: Cardtsock – Bazzill Marshmallow, SU YoYo Yellow, Summer Sun. Patterned Paper – October Afternoon Farmhouse 8×8 paper pad, Pebbles Lakeside and Seen and Noted 6×6 paper pads.Glitter paper – SU Silver. Stamps – Lawn Fawn Blue Skies, PTI Heart to Heart #6. Dies – Memory Box Puffy Clouds, PTI Heart to Heart#6, PTI Limitless Layers Circle Die Collection, Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts . Punch – EK Success Zig zag Ink – PTI Summer Sunrise, Hero Arts Black. Button – PTI Summer Sunrise. WR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Martha Stewart Crafts Mini Scoring Board. Fiskars Paper Trimmer.

That’s it for today! Please let me know what you think of my card.

Back soon!

Kathryn x

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