Sunday 9 June 2013

Precious Time

Hello blog friends, and welcome to my bit of the Blogiverse.  With Father's Day fast approaching, there are quite a few blog challenges that have set masculine/father type criteria.  And as Craft Supervisor Mysti is scrupulous in her observance of Father's Day, quite apart from bring Daddy's Cat and having missed him TERRIBLY when he was in hospital recently - well, something had to be done!

The Love of My Life loves pocket watches;  he has quite a collection. So when the Alterations Pocket Watch die came out, I had to get it - and it was just perfect for this year's FD greeting.

Open the cover and inside -
The cat face stamp is from Stampendous and the kitten has been stamped with a Creative Impressions stamp and the cut out from its background.  Open the inner frame-
to reveal the concertina fold album inside, featuring CS Mysti herself!  (she's going to get me to write a special message inside!)

If you'd like to see the "How I did it", you can see the details here -

This is being entered into the following challenges -

Anything But A Card - Masculine

Thanks for visiting!

Crafty Hugs,



chimerastone said...

I saw your entry on countryviewcrafts challenge blog and couldn't make it what it was. Now I see it's scrap book. A clever idea and wonderful to include pictures of your pets. I don't get the chance I love to though.

Redanne said...

Hi Keren, your treatment of the outside of the pocket watch is fabulous, I love the gorgeous cat face on the inside (really looks like it has got the cream) and Mysti is a very beautiful cat. Love your mini album! Anne x

Maggie said...

Fabulous project which I'm sure will be treasured I love the watch finish you have achieved and the stamps are adorable.


Emma Williams said...

Really wonderful project and I love all the detail and how you've used the pocket watch die! Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper...good luck! :)

Julia S-W said...

Keren this is such a creative idea! I love the idea of a little album inside the watch (barmy about cats too!). I think it's such a great gift for that special man in your life! Your tutorial is so good too. Love how you're setting up your other pages - so clever of you and I wouldn't know where to start.
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

Jenny Marples said...

Now this is seriously clever Keren. Love the texture on the clock itself and then the layers inside work brilliantly together. I bet Daddy will be chuffed to bits. Hugs, Jenny x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Keren, love this pocket watch - the texture on the lid is fab and the smiling cat is the best one I've seen yet :) Elizabeth xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a fabulous card and mini album! I love how you have used the die and I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenge this month. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jennie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Returning with a different "hat"!! A really fabulous project and thanks for sharing it with us at ABAC. Jennie x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren, what a great Father's Day card/gift. LOVE that smiling cat - he's got so much personality! All that texture is fantasti, it looks like a genuine antiquity. MMx

Mrs Beez said...

This is such an original idea and brilliantly executed. I love that smiling cat image too. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.