Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beatlemania

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 first.

Eight Days a Week- This challenge was to make a card and using 8 items, no more and no less. I found this really challenging, but then realized that I misread the requirements said "8 Layers"! There is a big difference! I'm thankful that my stamp friends on that site are so friendly and gracious. The host allowed my entry even though I messed up on the directions. I think that the reason is the Bugaboo image "Frame It Happens" is so striking! It comes with two images, one with the sentiment and one without. Was fun to feature it on a bench fold card. (I found the tutorial here- thecraftspa.blogspot.com/2017/05/30-high-tide-centre-box-card-u-fold.html ) 

Entered into: 
Word Art WednChallenge- #338-339 Anything Goes  (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge #13                          (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                             (thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge)
                  
Hippy Hippy Shake- This was a 2 part challenge to make a Shaker or Wobble Card plus an Oversized Matchbox envelope (to accommodate the thicker than normal card.) I made a wobble card using a free digi image and sentiment that I found on an interesting site named UselessTrinkets. I say interesting because they have both cute and creepy images (creepy as in zombies and unicorns… with bloody hatchets and chainsaws.) I created  the inside sentiment after doing a bit of research on Narwhals. I thought they were mythical creatures. Well... they aren't. They are very real, living in the Arctic Ocean. And the thing on their head is actually not a horn, it's an eye-tooth that can grow up to 10 feet long! Lastly, these cousins of whales usually live for 40-60 years. Not sure what they do if they get a cavity?!)
 
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #533 Anything Goes         (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Double D’s Challenge- Teal & Red Challenge     (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Power Poppy- Round & Round                            (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-lets-go-round-round.html)
Bugaboo Stamps-Make a Splash                           (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #299 Anything Goes                 (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)

Blackbird- This challenge required the use of black embellishment.  Had fun with this one using one a fussy cut Elvis silhouettes and musical die cut Clef from CAS-ual Friday stamps. And, I just had to add a silver crown on the inside of the card because… he IS the King! (I am thinking outside of the box for the CAS-ual Fridays "Boys of Summer" challenge.  I read that his favorite vacation spot was Hawaii... which is in a state of perpetual summer, right?!) 
 
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #201 Boys of Summer                                    (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Monochrome (June)   (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Kitty Bee Designs-#120 Anything Goes (twist-Masculine)      (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                             (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Wanted to enter the current Simon Says Wednesday and Di's Digi Challenges- Weddings/Anniversaries. So, made a card using an old SU castle, plus sentiments that I created on my computer.  Even added a silver ring that I had in my stash of fun stuff that I might one day use. (Note- the inside reads " …and may you have a wonderful “Happy Ever After!” PS- I hope you realize that ”Happy Ever After” is just wishful fairy tale thinking! Since we live in the real world, we hope that you will have many years of wedded bliss, only occasional bouts of wedded stress, and very rare moments of “What were we thinking?!”
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)


22 comments:

  1. Wow, all of your cards are absolutely amazing! Such clever designs! I love the matchbox envelope, not seen that before but such a good idea!
    many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Debxx

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  2. All your cards are amazing and you have me singing all those Beatles songs now! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  3. Great cards. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  4. What an amazing set of cards. I adore your card for us at Calling All Sistahs, so much wonderful detail. Fabulous design and such gorgoeus colouring. I like how you used the pop red for the butterfly, Great to see you at Calling All Sistahs

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  5. You rocked the Elvis card!! Love how you decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

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  6. Fun creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Color – Teal & Red’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Gorgeous card - I love your fairy tale castle and the sentiment with it. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Di's Digi Designs.
    Alison x

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  8. Interesting narwhal facts you have there. Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge blog. Julie, DT member

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  9. So many wonderful cards you're sharing here! I really adore that "hippy hippy shake" card! That image is so fun and so is your design! You've made me smile today! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

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  10. Thanks, now I've got "Eight Days a week" stuck in my head! :) This is a great collection of cards. Love the sweet little castle on the last one and the sentiment inside is just too fun! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Stamps.

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  11. Cute and fun card, thank you for joining our TEAL and RED challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  12. Such a cute card and the image is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  13. Lovely design and fabulous COLOURS for our "RED AND TEAL" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

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  14. WoW, Kathy, your cards are amazing and so detailed! It must take you hours to create them. Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. Hope you'll play along with the new one starting on the 18th.

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  15. Your card is so magical! I love the sentiment you attached to it. It brings realism! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

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  16. Adorable card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug!

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

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  18. More cards that are just wonderful. The shark is super cool and a boxed card at that, very creative. Elvis looks awesome.

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  19. SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE these!! SO MANY AMAZING Creations!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining at Calling All Sistahs and I hope you'll play along again with the New Challenge!!?? Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

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  20. Great cards! Love the Elvis inspired card. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  21. Love your monochrome Elvis card. The vellum star is perfect to tie the elements together. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

    sue

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  22. Thanks for joining in at a2z! Love that narwhal and the Elvis card!

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