Chair-ishing my stamps!


Happy Monday! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA from the Papertrey Blog recently, I won’t bore you with the excuses but I only wish there were more hours in the day to get inky 😦

With what time I have found, I’ve been busy and whipped up a card that isn’t my usual style but is still full of PTI goodies 😀

Kinda bold, kinda quirky…I kinda like it!

I was staring at a noticeboard the other day and thought, “Hey, I bet I could re-create that on a card!” Yes, ‘tis true that my hobby is an obsession that is constantly on my mind!

The bit I love the most is that the tag on my card is removable! So y’never know you may just receive it back from the friend you gave the card to!

And just one more little tip, the pattern on the chair was created from the stem stamp in my Remember set. I love trying to squeeze out every last penny from my supplies!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! If you’ve got any time on your hands, there’s still time to enter our Friends Challenge! Thanks so much for your entries so far, they’re fabulous as always!


Card Recipe
(PTI Supplies)
Stamps: On My Couch/Remember
Ink: Lemon Tart/Hawaiian Shores/Raspberry Fizz/Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores/Soft Stone/Lemon Tart/Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Ribbon/Brads (Tim Holtz)/Gems (Hero Arts)


In order to recognise Remembrance Sunday, I decided to ink up my Remember stamp Set today. I always find Remembrance Sunday to be a mix of emotions for myself. On the one hand, I’m truly grateful and eternally thankful for the freedom we have, whilst at the same time so saddened at the price people have paid for it….I won’t get all political but I do think it’s such an important time to stop and appreciate what we have!

So without further ado, onto the card:
Wanted to keep the colours very patriotic today! You don’t know how tempted I was to add a bit of Ripe Avocado into the mix – it would have looked gorgeous! Not for today though, another time for sure!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Remember
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Pure Poppy Button, White Ribbon Twine, White Ribbon (stash), Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Promarkers, White Gel Pen
, Glossy Accents, Rounded Corner Punch

I’d personally like to remember to thank YOU! Kate and I are truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community here, and truly value your support! I can’t tell you how excited I am about getting the chance to meet some of you ‘for real’ at Steph’s PTI Make and Take! Which reminds me – I must pop off to buy my train ticket! LOL!


A Raspberry Suites Colour Challenge


Happy Friday! I’m back again with a card that I’ve made for the current Raspberry Suites Colour Challenge! I love the way these challenges really make me think and dare me to step out of my safe and favourite colour combos! The added bonus is that ANYONE can play along so long as you have these colours in your crafting stash – it doesn’t have to be PTI products (though I’d highly recommend them ;D!)

Anyways, here are this week’s colours:They really call out autumn to me, even though that yellow is PTI’s Summer Sunrise! I don’t own any autumn themed stamps (note to self: I NEED some autumnal stamps!) so had to think again with what to play with!

I combined this colour challenge with the current Get Sketchy sketch and came up with this:I have to confess I’m not feeling the love with this card, although I’m glad I tried! Just wishing that flourish was more subtle and the sentiment bolder. I am my own worst critic aren’t I?!

I’ve also made another card for the current RSCC that I’m pleased as punch with (especially as it’s yet another masculine card!) I hope to upload this weekend when I can grab a spare moment and a decent pic of it – this weather isn’t complimenting my poor photography skills! Maybe autumn is closer than I think…

Hope you have a fab weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll catch ya later!


Stamps – Remember/Fancy Flourishes/Damask Designs
Card – Kraft/Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate
Paper – Summer Sunrise Bitty Dot Basics
Ribbon and Button – Dark Chocolate Twill
Other – Oval Nestabilities/Martha Stewart Border Punch/White Gel Pen

PTI Blog Hop


Eeek! My first post on the PTI Blog – how daunting! Seeing as I’m the new gal around here I hope you’ll be gentle with me!

Firstly can I just thank everyone for being so welcoming towards me here on the PTI blog – I feel truly blessed to not only have the opportunity to be contributing here, but to be part of such a supportive community – big hugs to you all!!

Well seeing as I’m the kinda gal that throws herself into the deep end, I thought I would do the same with my first official post on here. So cue this post not only being a card, but a card that fits the current Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #15 as well as being a part of this month’s PTI Blog Hop too!

I’ve never taken part in a Blog Hop before but I actually had time this month due to the long (and nearly ending!) summer holidays. I did consider participating in the blog hop on my own lil’ blog but seeing as I’m hoping a lot of PTI addicts will stop by, this site seems much more suited to it!

Now if you’re new to the idea of a blog hop – it’s just as the name suggests, no need to be literally hopping LOL! You just hop from blog to blog to see people’s creations based on a set challenge.

The PTI Blog Hop challenge this month was to create something inspired by autumn (or fall to you on the other side of the pond!). The current RSCC really screamed out autumn to me (well maybe not the pink so much as the other colours!) so I decided to multi-task and combine this with my blog hop entry too, here are this week’s colours:
And finally – here’s my creation!I hope you like it! I wanted it to represent autumnal leaves blowing through the wind. As a kid I used to (and still do!) love it when loadsa leaves are blowing towards you and you try to dodge ’em – ah the best things in life are free!

I double stamped a couple of my leaves to add more depth to the orange leaves (it’s all about the Melon Berry, Baby!)This card sums up why I ADORE PTI, the stamp sets are SO versatile that you can create nearly anything when you combine them. With PTI, the world really is your oyster – your imagination is the only limit!

Well that’s all from me now – how did I do on my first post?!

Thanks so much for hopping by – now I’m off to do a spot of hopping myself!


Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Stamps – Remember/Fancy Flourishes
Ink – Melon Berry/ Whispers Sage Shadow/Hibiscus Burst
Card – Vintage Cream/Spring Moss/Melon Berry
Other – Vintage Button (Melon Berry)/Vintage Cream Ribbon/Rustic Cream Twine/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Corner Punch

Challenge 12 – Clean and Simple

Welcome to a new challenge….. this week we’re going back to basics with a Clean and Simple (CAS) theme!

Instead of me blathering on with a definition of CAS (although it’s pretty straight forward lol!) I thought I’d point anyone who’s interested in a detailed description towards the CAS challenges on Splitcoaststampers here – at the start of every challenge they define this look.

To be in with a chance of winning a goody bag of Papertrey Ink products (cardstock/papers/ribbon and buttons) we’d like you to make a CAS card using at least one PTI product.

Here’s my sample:

Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Stamps – Everyday Button Bits Ink – New Leaf Card – Kraft/Stamper’s Select White/New Leaf Other – Vintage Buttons (Sweet Blush/Hibiscus/Raspberry Fizz/Lemon Tart/Spring Rain) Hibiscus Topnotch Twill/Scallop Edge Punch (SU)

And Aimes’ sample: (we didn’t compare notes by the way, they just turned out really similar…great minds think alike?!!)

Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Stamps – Remember/Fancy Flourishes Ink – Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Memento Black/Versamark Card – Hero Arts Blank Kraft Card/Vintage Cream/Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado Bitty Dot Basics

You have until 9am BST on Monday, 7th September to enter by uploading your card to your blog or an online gallery then linking it below. Prizes are drawn randomly and can only be shipped within Europe.

Have fun!
Kate x

1. Laurel (An entry from the USA – Yay! Thanks for playing!)
2. Tina
3. Kim
4. Caryn
5. Vannessa
6. Vicki
7. Claire
8. Dana
9. Rustyhammer (sorry I don’t know your name aka Sharon!)
10. Lesley
11. Nina
12. Karin (Another adorable entry from the USA playing along for fun! Thanks!)
13. Jo
14. Dawn
15. Vanessa
16. Ann
17. Julie
18. Taheerah
19. Emma