Birthday picnic

Here’s a card a made a few days ago … it’s for my Great Uncle who turned 99!!! I’m still adoring this basket set – it’s a real go-to set for me, something for everyone and quick too when you paper piece the basket as I’ve done here.

That’s all for today – off to London for the week and if I don’t go right now I’ll miss my bus LOL!

Kate xx

Stamps – Vintage Picnic
Card – Kraft/Pure Poppy/Stamper’s Select White
Paper – Bitty Box papers
Ribbon and Button – Spring Moss
Other – sewing machine/Copic markers/Circle Nestiabilities

Rosy apples

I’m hoping by the time you read this I’ll be in Switzerland with some dear friends who are flying in from Australia and America, meeting another friend who now lives there – I have a bunch of cards to show that I’ve made recently so thought I’d (try to!) schedule a post while I’m away.

For those of you who aren’t quite so eagle-eyed you may not have noticed (as I didn’t!) that the last time I made a card with Vintage Picnic I stamped the basket upside down! (In my defence I’d already stamped and coloured it the right way up on white card then decided I wanted to use kraft again and did it in a blind hurry – that’s my excuse anyway!)

It was kindly pointed out to me so I’m hoping this time I got it right!

Recipe: Stamps – Vintage Picnic Ink – Memento
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Pure Poppy
Paper – Bitty Box
Other – Black Gingham ribbon/Copic Sketch Markers/Martha Stewart border punch/Spring Rain button

I love that PTI are releasing more sets to colour! Those apples are so adorable I used them on their own on the following card (that was sent out to a friend a while ago *hi!!*)

Stamps – Vintage Picnic
Ink – Memento
Card – Kraft/Stamper’s Select White/black
Other – New Leaf ribbon/Copic Sketch Markers

Thanks for visiting and hope everyone enjoys the new release!

Kate x

Happy 4th of July!

A very Happy 4th of July to all our friends in the USA!! Even though we’re a European blog we have know we have many visitors from the US and also have made many American friends through this wonderful hobby of ours! (Our Papertrey shopping sprees must help the US economy too lol!)

I hope you all have a wonderful celebration! Here’s a card using the fabulous Vintage Picnic set for all our American friends:

I’d also like to say a big thank you to Nichole for mentioning A Passion for Papertrey on her blog – that was a lovely surprise!

Kate x

Recipe: (All Papertrey unless otherwise stated)

Stamps – Vintage Picnic
Ink – Memento tuxedo black
Card – Kraft/Stamper’s Select White/Night of Navy (SU)
Paper – 2008 Bitty Box Basics
Other – Copic sketch markers/White gel pen/Threading Water border punch (Fiskars)/satin blue ribbon/Whie button/Blue thread