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Friday, 25 March 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #37 - Be inspired by an Elvis song

I have to admit when I saw the topic for this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Ann's was "inspired by an Elvis song" my heart sank.  My dad loved listening to Elvis Presley and also watching his films but I sadly lost my dad before I even left school.  For about 20 years I could never even listen to Elvis songs but I can now but it is tinged with sadness at the loss of my dad and also a wonderful musician/actor in Elvis.
For my card I have used Crafty Ann's image of a duck in his umbrella and the song behind this choice was "All I needed was the rain".  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and die-cut the image and distressed the edges.  The backing papers are Crafty Ann's wood grain in pink and purple as I thought the lines of the wood replicated the ripples of water and I also wanted spring-like colours as well.  The embellishments I have used are some fibres, sentiment off the computer, doily, some fab ribbon and some glittery gems.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma - Your favourite song or inspired by a song - "all I needed was the rain" by Elvis Presley
The Crafty Pad - Use a digi
Aly's Sunday - Spring - typical for us here in the UK for spring can be April showers
Cutie Sunday - Spring colours/images
Lexi's Creations - Ribbons but no bows or knots
Scrap-Creations - Spring has sprung
Paper Pretties - Spring is in the air
By the Cute and Girly - Springtime
Delightful Sketches - Pastels and ribbons
Ai Factory - Under the weather
Sew Many Challenges - Spring fling
Card Making Mamas - Animals
Stamp Something - Spring something
Crafty Calendar - Spring
Sew many Challenges - Spring fling

Please come over to Crafty Ann's Challenge blog and have a look at the other Design Team members' cards and why not have a go yourself.


Donna said...

Kym, what a lovely card! Love the ribbon, very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Delightful Challenges this week!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is so pretty Kym. I love how you've gone for the lovely spring colours for this and we aren't far off april now - the month that inspired the digi in the first place.
Ann x


Hi Kym
A gorgeous card,beautiful image and love the colour's,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

crafty amy said...

Hi again Kym,
This is super cute hun. I am sorry to hear about your Dad but I hope the music can bring you happy memories too if it was something that made him smile.


Amy xx

Barbara said...

What a darling card, Kym. I love the soft colors and the special meaning it has for you. Thanks for sharing this with us:)Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "use a digi" challenge. We hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge:

Peggy said...

Great card. I love the soft colors. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is adorable! and I know it is a get well card but with these colors you could easily get away with it for Easter as well! Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

Marushy said...

it's a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week....



Chris said...

love your little umbrella. it's a sweet card and definitely spring inspired.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week....


Beryl K said...

Lovely card Kym
Beryl x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Lovely card! love the pastel colours! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! x

gerslittlesnippets said...

Beautiful spring card. That little duck image is so cute.
Thank you for joining in the By the Cute and Girly Springtime challenge.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card and such pretty colours.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

lynne said...

Another soft clean spring card Kym!
That image is great!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month! Hope to see you again!

Lynne x

darling Ho said...

Kym, this is so funny! I recalled that when I was a kid, I like to play in the rain.:)
Thanks for sharing it at SMC. ~~hugs~darling Ho~~

Glenda Atkins said...

Super rain/spring card, and nice work on the ribbon! Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.