Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Handful of Cards

The current mood board at SumMoreFun Challenge is a wonderful photo collage that includes books, watches, eyeglasses and other vintage items. The pocket watch and books inspired this card. Printed a free pocket watch digi on vellum, (You can find the digi image here olddesignshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/OldDesignShop_ElginChristmasWatchAd.jpgI used scraps of a page from an old, and very worn, a dictionary for the background paper, and a smaller scrap behind the clock face.  Carefully fussy cut the watch, the colored the metal parts with a Silver Marvy Marker on the underside of the vellum. Added a brown ribbon swatch (upcycled from a box of Dove Chocolates that I devoured last Christmas!)  I mounted the sentiment (a freebie from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com) onto a scrap of paper that I upcycled from an old gift bag (I love the warm almost metallic sheen of the bronze.)

Entered into:  
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                      (summorefun.com) 
Power Poppy- Round & Round    (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-lets-go-round-round.html)
Pixie's Snippets-Week #328                                         (pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge           (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Here is the second card that I made from the Niagara Falls brochures that I picked up when in NY. This one features Whimsie Doodles "Sand Dollar Merman."  I cut an oval frame in the front of the waterfall brochure section to frame the handsome guy. And, added a bit of blingy fun with some clear blue enamel dots that look at bit like water droplets. (You can see them in the inside sentiment closeup.)  Am entering the card into several challenges, including a2z Scrapbooking's Monochromatic theme (am hoping that the skin and color don't disqualify my card.), and CAS-ual Friday's Boys of Summer. (Am figuring that Mermen live in a state of perpetual summer  and they don't even have to pay for beachside property!)

Entered into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Frame It     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- #534 Sea, Sun or Sand     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
CAS-ual Fridays- #201 Boys of Summer             (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Kitty Bee Designs-#120 Anything Goes               (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Monochrome (June)    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                (thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge)
Another card for the Butterfly Challenge- "Letter M."  Once again, I followed the two options, Metallic (silver embossed photo mounts) plus Medium Blue (Butterfly sticker). The beautiful roses were made with a Hero Art set that I've have for many years (one of my favs!) The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set named Lots of Thanks.

Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #101 Letter M                                   (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #338-339 Anything Goes    (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #300 Anything Goes                              (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Penny's Challenge- #384 Anything Goes                         (Pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

Had fun making this card. Used a Darice Embossing folder glossy photo paper to make the wonderful swirly butterfly image. I picked up the packet of paper a while ago thinking I could use it for stamping, but it doesn't hold ink very well. So… am glad I tried it for embossing since I love how crisp the image comes out!) Added a few layers of grey and silver cardstock, then the pretty pink ribbon added some pastel contrast. Felt it needed something... then found a scrap of this delicate silver woven ribbon in my stash... it was perfect! (It was in my mom's stuff. Am thinking it is actually ribbon for wrapping gifts, probably from the 60s or 70s. She was a packrat, too!) I'll add a close up so that you can see the silver ribbon. It almost looks like tatting! 
Tag= LOTV with my handwriting
 Entered into:
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Pink & Grey)         (wecraftcards.com/forum)
The Paper Shelter- #343 Ribbons, Buttons & Pearls    (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #202            (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)


  1. Fabulous card love your image and your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Your card for my challenge is so pretty and delicate looking. I love the choice of colours. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Great selection of cards Kathy, I especially love your merman though! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  4. Such a cute merman! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

  5. Once again you rocked this mood board. Love the layers. Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenge Blog.

  6. Fabulous cards once again, so love the merman card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  8. All brilliant cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  9. What a lovely selection of cards, really love the merman using the brochure what a great idea.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. Your masculine card is absolutely WONDERFUL! Thanks for joining us at the SumMore Fun Mood Board challenge!

  11. Love all your cards Kathy - especially the snippets entry of course. I struggle so much with cards for men and this one is just fabulous.


    Di xx

  12. Wonderful cards, as always. That mermaid is so cute and I love the bubbly background. So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking for the monochromatic challenge this month

  13. Beautiful cards!! Wow what a great way to upcycle the brochure, it is the perfect backdrop for the adorable Mermen. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  14. Wow, all these cards are adorable. We are truly blessed that you joined our Challenge earlier this month at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to join our current Challenge and we'd love to see back. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in Isaiah 43:10 which says, “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me." Have a great day!

    JO ANN

  15. What a super cute merman. The oval frame is a perfect backdrop for the merman. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.



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