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Friday, 14 June 2013

Love is All You Need -Friday 14th June

Hello Friends

Well here we are on the last day of  Beatlemania week - I hope I'm forgiven for repeating a song title, but this card was made weeks ago and I just HAD to do the pet cards with words from the same song yesterday...hmm there's a song there!

I've loved reading your comments about the Beatles and memories and that seeing the lyrics has made the song repeat in your head all too! Yesterday I couldn't stop humming "all you need is love..." !!!

This afternoon Amy and I have a special workshop and as the theme of the Festival is  The Beatles, we wanted to do something inspired by them, but whilst during Saturday last week the ideas for these cards popped into my head, they were easy cards and we do had to come up with cards that are more group and workshop 'friendly'...

It was when we were at the Craft and Hobby Retail Show at the NEC back in February, chatting to the lovely people at the Crafty Individuals stand and loving all the examples, that Amy spotted the wording on this stamp and I think we decided there and then that we were going to build our class project around it!

I can't tell you how many designs I played with before deciding I liked this one and this is what we decided to go with. Amy was keen that we make a mono card because that is the colour theme of her Beatlemania window display (I saw it Monday evening and it really looks FAB).

To make this Easel Card, I stamped the little stamp many times over 6x6 sized white card and heat embossed.

I matted and layered on black and white, finishing with a white layer, which was cut from the base that I'd embossed with the Lattice Hearts folder.

For the flower I again stamped the wording on thin white card, both sides and then die cut using the Tim Holz Tattered Florals die, finish off with  a button and ribbon.

For the stopper I matted and layered, finishing with the stamped wording that I heat 

embossed with white embossing powder.

I finished off by adding black and white ribbon and two little die cut hearts from Spellbinders Classic Hearts set, the very smallest dies in the set!

Well I hope you've enjoyed my themed week, I know I have - I'll have to do it again some time using songs made famous by another group or singer - any suggestions welcome!

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember - Love is All You Need!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole, this my favourite 'beatles inspired' card of the week & I really enjoyed making it for my group to follow at our workshop this afternoon. I'm sure they'll enjoy it too. Thanks for coming up with the design, as you know I've been a bit all over the place with all the tummy upsets! so you've been a great help as always.
    See you later
    Amy x

  2. I have really enjoyed looking at your Beatles cards this week but this is def. my favourite, I love the sentiment stamp, what a find, and the easel card looks fabulous made with it. Really great work. X

  3. Great cards you produced this week Carole and just love todays the black and white text flower


  4. Hi Carole,
    been out tidying the garden, and couldn't wait to finish to come in and have a look at what you have created today.
    I was not disappointed either. Superb back and white card with that lovely Beatles song. I love the paper you have made, and doesn't it look soooooo nice in that superb flower you have created. Really like that flower die. Fabulous easel card, and those hearts just are the wonderful finishing touch.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend with you carnival.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Catching up on your Beatles themed cards and boy have you been busy. Carole they are all fantastic and I am delighted to see the dog one now I have my little boy and particularly like the Banksy style one. You come up with such brilliant designs that I would never think of in a month of Sundays. Congratulations on your weeks work. Have a good weekend. xx Christine H