Monday, October 2, 2017

Heavy Metal Challenge

The current Simon Says Monday Challenge is called Heavy Metal. I decided to make a card to celebrate one of my favorite forms of heavy metal, a motorcycle! Added silver ink to the image to give it a metallic sheen, and also cut a circle of embossed aluminum, upcycled from a coffee can liner to showcase the beautiful bike! Also decided to enter it into A Patterned Paper challenge (upcycled a map for background) and a Goodbye Summer challenge (my family now doesn't ride motorcycles, but during my childhood, we always mourned the passing of summer as we locked the three Harley's up in storage.) PS- After stamping the image on glossy cardstock, I quickly smeared the ink behind the motorcycle to mimic movement. Because, their is nothing like feeling the wind against your face as you cruise along! Ahh, heaven!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Heavy Metal              (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Goodbye Summer                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge              (

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, but do make a few cards for friends and family that enjoy the freaky, frightening fun of the holiday. Some of my cards are cutesy, others are creepy. This is very much on the cutesy side. Used a cute new digi from Bugaboo Stamps, called Ghost Peeker. Decided to print the little guy off on vellum. Colored the candy corn with Tombow Markers, then cut a candy corn shape from white cardstock to provide a base for the yellow and orange and also to provide a bit more strength for the image. Mounted the cute embellishment that results onto a cute coloring sheet freebie that I reduced to A2 size, reformated to grey tone, and printed off on white cardstock. I love how the ghosts are transparent… well… like real ghosts, right?! The wonderful EEK! Sentiment is from TLC ( 
Entered into:
Bugaboo Stamps- Recipe                                                     (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                            (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes       (
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes                                         (
Cute Card Thursday- Trick or Treat                                  ( 
Used an old Penny Black stamp to make another shaker card for CAS-uals Fridays challenge. Such cute snow friends!

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CAS-ual Fridays- Shaker Card                         (

Stumbled upon a wonderful blog, that offers devotionals, art journaling tools and some free downloads of bookmarks and a few other treats. This is one of the free coloring sheets that I reduced to fit on an A2 sized card.  Decided to add a silver charm lock to the card to dress it up a bit.
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes              (


  1. So much fabulous cards, all so different but all so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous!! LOVE them :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  3. Kathy this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our 15th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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