Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beatlemania II

Last week (wecraftcards.com/forum hosted a Spring Crop named Beatlemania. The eight challenges were built around Beatles songs. It was a really great chance to try some new techniques and used some new stamps! I've spent the last week stamping up a storm, so will be showcasing my entries over several posts. This is the second.

Yellow Submarine This challenge was to make a card or a tag depicting something you might see- Real, Fictional, or Folklore- through the window of a yellow submarine. I used the cute mermaid and sentiments from the Bugaboo digi set named 'Under The Sea" and a scrapbooking circle template.  I really like the look of the porthole but it was tedious to make. Will need to refine the process when I try this again.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps-Make a Splash                      (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge           (thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge)
Cute Card Thursday- #533 Anything Goes   (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Come Together- The requirement for this challenge was to make a gate fold card so that the paper comes together in the center. I used a great image and sentiments from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Prehistoric Party" to make this card. I don't know what the card fold is called, but I have a handmade template that has been in my supplies since 1997. (It's amazing what you find when you clean and organize!!) I love this chubby little critter!
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- June                                        (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Challenge- Monochrome (June)    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge             (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #124 Spots & Dots               (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com)

Penny Lane- For this challenge, we were to make a penny slider card. They sound difficult, but really are quite simple. If you don't know how to make them, I found this tutorial to be very helpful- http://www.newtonsnookblog.com/2013/10/penny-slider-card-tutorial.html
Last month I won a stamp set last month from a company named SumMoreFun. Have been waiting for a chance to use it and this challenge was PERFECT! Used a free digi image that I found via google as my background that was a perfect match for the SumMoreFun mood board  (https://www.publicdomainpictures.net) adhered it to thick cardstock to add more strength then sketched and cut the crooked penny slider path. Stamped the little hamster ball onto vellum. Stamped the hamsters on white cardstock, colored them then fussy cut the small one and taped him inside of the hamster ball. Followed the instructions on the tutorial to put the card together. Then finished it off with the sentiment that is totally me (and my weird sense of humor.) When I watched the little hamster spin round and round as he shot down the penny slider, I decided that it would fit into the current Power Poppy challenge.
I added a few close-ups so you can see some of the details. The little paw prints on the inside of the card were added using a small roller wheel that I picked up at the local Good Will store. I actually got 6 of them in a package of birthday treat bag items. So fun! 
Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board      (summorefun.com) 
Power Poppy- Round & Round                    (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-lets-go-round-round.html)
QKR Stampede- #299 Anything Goes         (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Wanted to enter another card into the current Simon Says Wednesday and Di's Digi Challenges- Weddings/Anniversaries. This one is made with embossed vellum and rose stickers. The Happily Ever After tag is from my scrapbook stash. It went together pretty quickly and looks lovely.

Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Weddings, Anniversaries, etc.                       (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anniversary/Wedding    (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #202                       (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #338-339 Anything Goes   (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)


  1. So many beautiful creations, love your designs.
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.
    Have a great day x

  2. Wow, your cards are just amazing Kathy, really love the mermaid peeking through the porthole and the hamster's ball looks incredibly realistic!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  3. Super cute dino card! If I am not mistaken your card could be the gate fold card. :) Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  4. On my goodness! That card with books couldn't have fit the SMF mood board any better! Love it! Thank you for joining the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  5. Thank you for joining us at challenge Artisctic Inspiration
    DT Maria

  6. What a fun challenge Kathy! I love your take on "Yellow Submarine", she's a cute little mermaid and framing her with the porthole was great idea.
    Your gate fold card looks terrific, you've done a really good job colouring the dinosaur and coordinating papers for the background. Love the way you've added the sentiment to make it look like she's holding a banner.
    The hamster card is awesome! I love the idea of the ball bouncing down the stack of books, although I'm sure the hamster wouldn't be too thrilled.
    Your last card for today is extra pretty, I really like the look of the embossed vellum over the heart shape. The rose stickers complete your project perfectly. Well done Kathy.

  7. A lovely group of cards. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

  8. What a great vintage masculine card! Looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge! :)

    Theresa (SumMore Fun Stamps DT)

  9. What a great cards, thanks so much for joining our Theme challenge at Catch the Bug this week hope to see you again soon!

  10. Such a beautiful card - thank you for entering the challenge at Di's Digi Dessigns.
    Alison x

  11. Hee hee okay the hamster is darling. These are some great kid cards, you are getting some crafting time in I see. All around great card.

  12. Your cards are always so wonderful. Your monochromatic card submitted for A2Z Scrapbooking was fun and Dino-mite! So glad you enter as it's always so much fun to see your cards.

  13. Great cards! That hamster is the cutest with that fun sentiment. Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun's Mood Board Challenge.

  14. Lovely project. Thank you very much for entering the challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.

  15. Thanks so much for entering the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's June "Monochrome" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope you'll keep coming back! ;)
    Leslie, a2z DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  16. Great cards Kathy. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  17. I came over here because of your amazing hamster card but wow, your cards are all so creative and fun. The slider element with the little hamster tumbling down in his hamster ball just makes me laugh! I also LOVE that porthole with the little mermaid, and the gatefold dino card. Then...you go in a whole different direction with that gorgeous embossed vellum card. Wish I could follow by email so I don't miss a post but I'll just have to check by occasionally for some crafty eye candy.

    1. Karen I am still fairly new at this blog thingee. After reading this comment I am researching how to add a "follow by email" option. It looks like something I can add, even if electronically impaired. If I do, I'll alert you. And thanks for your kind words. They touched my heart.


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