Friday, June 15, 2018

Beatlemania III

Last week ( 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 third.

Mr Postman- For this challenge you needed to reuse some type of postal supply - a canceled stamp, a used envelope, an airmail label, etc. to make a creation of your choice. I went through my stash to find things to inspire me for this challenge and hit pay dirt. The light blue background paper is actually the wrapping from a bar of ocean-scented soap. (It was heavenly to use!) It has a seashell stamp image and a "postmark" that fit this challenge perfectly. I had printed off a few extra copies of the Bugaboo Mermaid digi and sentiments that I used in the Yellow Submarine Challenge, plus found a cancelled stamp with a wonderful photo of undersea foliage and my card almost created itself. So fun! 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps-Make a Splash                            (
Penny's Challenge- #384 Anything Goes            (
DigiStamps4Joy- #149 Anything Goes                 (

Made a St. Pats Day card for the current Stella Sketch challenge at Bugaboo. (Am working on card gift packets for some upcoming wedding shower gifts and discovered that I didn't have many Spring cards left!)  For this card I used Bugaboo's March Peeker digital image and rainbow scrapbook paper. The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations-
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #611   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge              (
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                          (

Here Comes the Sun- (Or for the later risers like myself, it's here and waiting for me when I get up!) This was my challenge, and required that forum members made a card that included something to do with the sun. It could be a sunrise or sunset, a glass of sun tea, a sunflower, or anything else with that theme. I made two sample cards. The first, a cute turtle in sunglasses was a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven a while ago. (I provided a close up of the Turt, cuz' that Dude is checkin' you out!) The sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva ( My second sample card was made with a Tammy Tutterow coloring sheet and vellum. You can download it from (select "Project Gallery" then "Coloring Pages".)  
 Entered into:
Cute Card Thursday- #534 Sea, Sun or Sand     ( 
QKR Stampede- #299 Anything Goes                 (

Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #338-339 Anything Goes     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #202                          (


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous selection of cards!
    Love how you created the mermaid/postal one, such inventive use of your 'found' items and a really super result.
    The St Pat's day card is so cute and a lovely take on the sketch.
    Thanks for entering our challenges at Catch the Bug this week.

  2. Wow, all fabulous cards as always, love them all!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

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

  4. Such a cute turtle - and what a fun, sunny background you gave it! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  5. Kathy these are wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of FOR THE MEN in our life challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. beautiful cards
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck



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