Sunday, June 17, 2018

3 Very Different Themes

The current mood board at SumMoreFun Challenge is a wonderful photo collage that includes books, watches, eyeglasses and other vintage items. I found a pocket card in my stash that features an antique pocket watch and used a metallic Sharpie pen to add silver to the watch. Cut slits in the top of the watch fob so that I could thread a scrap of brown ribbon through it, then tied that in place with a scrap of thin brown ribbon tied in a bow. Printed a sentiment from my computer, and adhered it to metallic gold paper. Finished the card with patterned background paper and gold photo corners. Entering the card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge, (since the pocket watch is framed by a dotted border) and Word Art Wednesday (used a bit of life-changing scripture) and one that requires Patterned Paper (Crafty Hazelnuts monthly Challenge!)
Entered into:    
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                                            ( 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Frame It                                (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #338-339 Anything Goes     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (

When on a business trip in NY last year I picked up a few brochures for Niagara Falls because I wanted to use them on a scrapbook page. Instead, I cut them apart to make two cards. (Because I LOVE to upcycle!) Both feature digi images from Whimsie Doodles, one of my favorite digi stamp companies that sadly closed shop earlier this year. I added sentiments that I printed off on my computer.

This first card features Whimsie Doodles "Sand Dollar Mermaid." The sweet image takes center stage on a Diagonal Gate Fold Card ( first I ever made. Was surprised it was so easy!) Instructions are here-

Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #534 Sea, Sun or Sand       ( 
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                  (
Penny's Challenge- #384 Anything Goes               (
QKR Stampede- #300 Anything Goes                    (
Had fun making a delicate card to enter into the current Butterfly Challenge- "Letter M." I included Metallic (silver Spellbinders Medallion die-cut) plus Medium Blue (Butterfly). The Happy Day sentiment and Digi image named Butterfly on ticket are both freebies from To add a bit more texture I added a satin ribbon and mounted all of these items on an embossed card front. Also entering the card into several challenges including Power Poppy (since the medallion die cut if nicely round!) 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #101 Letter M         (
Power Poppy- Round & Round    (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #202        (


  1. Wonderful Masculine Vintage Card Kathy! I really like the Watch... It's very Rustic! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  2. Very nice!
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  3. hi there, me again...... also Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. Wonderful masculine card Kathy! I love how you've added photo corners to frame it.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Super card for my butterfly challenge.I like the addition of the red bow. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Fabulous cards as always, love how you used the brochures for the sea, looks amazing!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. I love the pocket watch on your masculine card. It has a wonderful vintage feel to it and is perfect for the mood board at SumMore Fun! Thanks for joining us!

  8. That pocket watch is so cool! Thanks so much for entering our challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  9. Another great card! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun.

  10. I am drawn to your lovely masculine card. Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper’s June challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog Come for a visit!


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