Sunday, March 20, 2016

2 more cards and The A to Z Challenge

I know, I didn't sign up for the reveal for the A to Z Challenge that is soon upon us. I am changing it up a bit this year as I will talk about movies instead of movie stars and hope no one is disappointed. The reason I did not sign up for the actual reveal is I have this idea in my head which I still have to place on paper (yes I do this before I place it here because I love the extra work). I am not sure I will complete the whole idea because I have waited to the last minute as per norm. I can say I plan to pick 2 movies-one old (I believe "old" is before 1970 even though the 1960's are modern in many ways and bridge from the old to the newer) and the other, modern(yes a 1970's movie, to me, is modern even if it is 40 years old). I want to connect the 2 somehow so that is what is in my head. If I get it all done is another matter. Now, on to 2 cards I made (I actually made 3 but keeping that aside for the moment). I hope you like them.


Alphabet Challenge- B is for beautiful Butterflies
Color Throwdown- Lilac, Red, Bright Green
Crafty Creations-Spring Fever

I had some fun by colouring! I embossed the lilac sheet using my cuddlebug and adhered it to basic white cardstock. I stamped the spring rose in silver and embossed it with silver powder. I coloured the flower and leaves with tombow markers and fussy cut it. I took pop up dots and adhered it to the card. I had some paper I experimented with distress inks, and simply added the butterfly stickers to it and fussy cut them too. Nothing says Spring like seeing pretty butterflies. I coloured the border stickers and placed them on the card and Voila!


Eclectic Ellapu- Pink Team-Thinking of You
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Color Q- Gumball Green, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss and White
Glitter and Sparkle-Anything Goes

I was trying to remember what the different colour greens were. I knew they were a bit on the olive side so I hope I got them right....I just remembered food was involved. This time I took my tombow markers and coloured them directly on the stamp to have the image. I took a darker green, a shiny green and a lighter green for all the cardstock layering. I stamped the saying in green and embossed it in green sparkle. I added the sticker border after colouring it in green and ya have another Voila!

Have a great week everyone. I can't wait to read what people will choose as their theme for the A to Z in April:)

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  1. Hi, dear Birgit!

    It seems like you are cooking up an interesting movie themed series for April. I look forward to it. Green is my favorite color and purple runs a close second. These two cards, boasting glorious shades of lilac, artichoke, olive and other compatible colors, are handsome and nicely composed. Well done, dear friend BB!

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    1. Thank you-glad you like the cards and now I know your favourite colours! I am starting to work on my posts and better get them done!

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  2. Movies is a good theme. People have familiarity with movies, but there can still be lesser known ones for you to bring to people's attention.

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    1. Some will be popular and others won't be. I just thought them up in my head and now have to work on it all

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  3. My gosh; that does sound like an interesting theme! Hope you can pull it off :)

    Cute cards; I like the first one; that is a pretty color of purple featured there.

    betty

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    1. I hope I can pull it off...let's us pray:) Thank you about my cards:)

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  4. Lovely
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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  5. Beautiful cards Birgit...the green one is so tranquil...the purple one ...I love the embossing and your lovely rose image.....2 super cards xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much. I am always happy when you like my cards since you are so artistic

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  6. Looking forward to your A to Z. Beautiful cards.

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  7. I thought the butterflies card was BEEEEautiful! Big fan,,,, keep up the wonderful work.

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    1. Thank you:) Glad you like the butterflies

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  8. Your A to Z idea sounds great. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Haven't all those 'old' movies been remade at least once? LOL

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  9. I like your theme! You know I'll be stopping by.

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    1. Thank you and hope you are impressed. Glad The Ninja will be stopping by

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  10. Lovely green card, Birgit! Thanks for sharing your card at the colourQ.

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  11. A great theme idea indeed. Very well done cards too.

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    1. Thank you and I hope to pull it off

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  12. Your cards are beautiful as always, Birgit.
    And matching movies will be challenging and fun.
    Looking forward to your posts.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you. I hope to match them up in my way. Now I have to get it started which is nuts of me to wait this long.

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  13. Discussing film stars or the films themselves, I'm looking forward to your A-Z theme. I should get some cool ideas for classic films to watch, and I'll be watching to see if I recognize any of your more modern films. 80s was the time I did the majority of my film watching.

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    1. I have a few from the 80's and I hope you will like to see more

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  14. Hi Birgit - I looked especially in the linky list for your blog and your name. You have been so supportive in previous A-Zs, and I really appreciate it. I love the sound of you writing on movies. Have a great Challenge!

    Ros, visiting from GenWestUK

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  15. Movies will be very interesting, Brigit! Looking forward to your AtoZ this year.

    Loved the rich colors of the first card and the simple fern leaf pattern of the second.

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  16. I love-love-love your cards, Birgit. Thanks for showcasing them, and for inspiring the blogosphere with them. And I'm looking forward to your A-to-Z posts! Yep, movies are a great theme, even if you don't get to match all in pre- and post-70's pairs — and I looooooove that idea!

    Thanks for coming by at Life In Dogs earlier... Your name in the comments always makes me smile :)
    Guilie

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    1. Glad you like my cards and that you like my theme. I hope I can pull it off

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  17. It's hard to determine where to draw the line between "old" movies and "new". I once had a movie on from the '90s in a high school class, and they called that "old". Sigh.

    Love the second card.

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    1. Yes....how sad. I have run into that as well. Technically I think of the 60's movies as modern also but that decade is a bridge between both old and new...at least to me.

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  18. Two very lovely cards, Birgit. I am naturally drawn to shimmery glittery stuff. No surprise that I am mesmerised by these cards. The movie idea is intriguing... and can't wait to see it full bloom.
    x Asha

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    1. So glad you like my cards. Shimmer is always great:) hope you can check out my movie lists

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  19. Intrigued by your theme - sounds as though you are giving yourself a lot of work!

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  20. Its funny this year challenge will take me on a quest covering sci-fi lifeforms. Its great to be able to lose yourself in your passions. You've got so many fascinating interests going on here.

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    1. I am going to love your life forms and wonder about X. I expect to see Gort

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  21. Those look really nice and creative indeed.

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  22. Such pretty cards! Love the flowers and foliage!

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  23. The green card is elegant without being fussy, and I like the use of negative space.

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  24. You write things out on paper long in advance, in great detail? You want a non-paying job working for us? Yeah, we're never that organized. I'm envious!

    Also, congratulations, you made me like flowers. I hope you're proud of yourself (Really though, that's a great card. Both of them are).

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    1. Yes ..I am old school that way. I like money though:) Glad you like the flowers since flowers are pretty:)

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  25. Sounds like an interesting theme, and different from the others on my list to read, which is awesome! (I like to mix it up.)

    The cards, as always, are gorgeous. I love the purple background.

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    1. Oh good! Glad it is different and thank you about my cards.

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  26. Wow! Birgit, what a fun theme! I remember the first time I visited your blog - during the A to Z Challenge that year and adored the movie stars you spotlighted (or is that spotlit?) As a movie buff, I am very much looking forward to reading your posts!

    Those cards are gorgeous!

    And as always, thank you for your support.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Vidya. I will look forward to your posts also

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  27. I love love love that "Thinking of You" card. I love the leaves :)

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    1. Thank you so much! That is really nice.

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  28. I'm a classic movie buff too and am looking forward to your A to Z posts. ☺ As usual, your cards are stunning. Do you sell them?

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    1. Glad you are looking forward to this. I don't sell them actually but if you would like one done, I can do one for you and send it.

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  29. Very cool cards! As is your theme. I'm ready to read your choices of films. I signed up for the ABC challenge. No theme, as usual. We'll see how it goes.

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    1. Thank you and I look forward to your A to Z because you always have great photos too.

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  30. Pretty! Love the sparkly embossed flower image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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  31. Nice cards! And a movie theme sounds like fun :) I understand the waiting until the last minute, I'm still trying to get my posts put together. My goal this year was to have everything pre-written before April...we'll see if that works out.

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  32. Very nice cards
    thanks for joining glitter n spakle
    Lynne

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  33. Movies. Like it.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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  34. Sounds like a challenging theme...see you next month!

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

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  35. Birgit, my A2Z theme is coming together finally. I knew for months the direction I wanted to go, but didn't start on my posts until this week. I'll be lucky if I have half of the alphabet done before the first. I SHOULD have started sooner like I wanted, but I procrastinated. *slap forehead* I'll be looking forward to your A-Z contributions and all the fun! ;)

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  36. Sounds good Birgit. See you Friday!

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  37. Very pretty fern card. Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu March Challenge.

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  38. What a great card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘B is for Beautiful Butterflies’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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