What fun this summer over at Cards & Stamps Addicts. The theme for their summer challenge is a real trip down memory lane with challenges galore all based on the rides and treats of a fun fair.
Even with very little spare time I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of feeling like a kid again, so I post-haste made myself an avatar which matched the theme:
and jumped in by requesting an entry ticket. The price to pay for my entry? A card with the word “fête” on it, and bright, cheerful colours, of course. I came up with a rather classic card :
Classic or not, it was enough to gain me my entry ticket:
Then it was off to the first event : a spin of the Wheel of Fortune, where I was given a variety of obligatory elements to include on my card. I can’t tell you what they were for now, as others may yet still play along. However, the first card I made didn’t quite meet the criteria:
But I really like my little elephant stamp, so made another card with him, just for fun:
Then got back to work to make a “proper” card for my challenge.
This one made it past the judge’s beady eyes:
I think there were a few other challenges which I did not (yet) get to participate in (I’ll get back to them later, I hope), so my next card was for the “bunting” challenge. What’s a fair without bunting and flags, eh? Everyone’s take on it was different and there’s a gorgeous load of colourful cards to admire in the gallery. This is what my one looked like:
After that I took a long break. I was busy at home, busy at work …
Cardmaking was not high on my list of priorities.
However, today I had a little spare time, so back to the fair I went, and took a turn on the Ferris Wheel.
This involved making a card based on the following sketch :
Here’s my card:
At one stage I didn’t think it was going to come together, but have to admit that I’m really pleased with the result. I even managed to use my MME enamel dots, some brads from my stash and TWO flowers (I almost never use flowers). What an accomplishment, eh?
While on a roll, I stopped by the ice cream van at the fair and discovered that the challenge there was to make an icecream or icelolly-shaped card. Right up my son’s street, he loves the ice cream stall. This card is his favourite of the ones I made today, what a surprise!
So now I shall finish with the card that made me take out my papers and glue today and play a little.
This is a lift of a gorgeous card I spotted on Mimi’s blog. I loved the clean lines of her card and knew immediately that I was going to scraplift it.
Here’s my version using Teresa Collins papers, brads from Artemio and enamel dots from MME:
Wishing you a lovely Saturday evening and a happy weekend!