Saturday, January 28, 2012

a summer's fairy tale

Today I tried to combine a few different challenges... Bling, hgihtlight something, gems, movie inspiration and use the colours of your national flag.

That's what I came up with:

Stamp: "Queens Cutie" from Kenny K., 2 background stamps from Forever Friends
Sentiment: "Lebe Deinen Traum" unknown stamp company
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell, JoyCrafts Decorative Chalks
Sketch: Seems a little Sketchy
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Magnolia Doohickey
Soccer ball from Rayher
Ribbon, gems, stickles, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

Movie Inspiration:
I got inspired by the movie "Deutschland - ein Sommermärchen" (Germany: a summer's fairy tale). A movie about the German national soccer team during the World Championship 2006 here in Germany. It's not only about the soccer team, but also the atmosphere all over Germany. Since that World Championship the Germans wear their national colours with pride again... even though we didn't make it to the World Champion!

Favourite Song:
Usually I am not a soccer girl, but when the fifa World Cup had been here in Germany I had been watching sooo many games. That's also when this song was released: '54 '74 '90 2006.
I know it's a German song and not many of you can understand it, so I will tell you a little about it. The Germans had been soccer world champions in 1954, 1974 and 1990 and as they really wanted to win the championship "at home" the Sportfreunde Stiller came up with that song. It could be downloaded for free and the radios had been playing it all the time. Well, they sing about the team and that it had been a miracle 1954, good luck 1974 and the well earned price 1990 when they won the championship; and they aren't the best technicians when it comes to playing soccer, but they have their heart in their hands and passion in their legs and with that they're going to win...
When Italy kicked our team out in the semifinals, they changed the text over night into '54 '74 '90 2010 and sang about the next oportunity in South Africa. With this song they also welcomed our team in Berlin.

Unfortunately I missed the deadline on the "Colours of your national flag" challenge...

I am entering the card in the following challenges: 

kenny k krafty girlz challenge - it's time to get your bling 
lothian crafts challenge 22 - die cuts 
sentimental sundays challenge 86 - die cuts
simon says stamps challenge - anything goes 
cute card thursday challenge 201 - you're a gem 
digi doodle shops best challenge 92 - anything goes  
papertake weekly challenge - happy highlights 
fairytale challenge 33 - im Kino / at the movies (movie inspiration) 
seems a little sketchy - sketch  
the secret crafter saturday challenge 170 - ribbons 
cutie pie challenge 20 - favourite song 
critter challenge 99 - 3 embelishments (soccer ball, ribbon & gems)  
truly scrumptious challenge 72 - something forgotten I didn't remember that I had that ribbon. I got it when I visited Hambach Castle, where they have a enxibition about the way to our democracy here in Germany. 


  1. fabulous card, love that image!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  2. Hallo Melanie! Das ist eine tolle Karte geworden. Mir gefallen die bunten Farben super gut! Vielen Dank für´s mit machen bei Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  3. Fabulous card. Nice colors and design. Thanks for joining the SS Challenge.

  4. What a cute image....thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  5. very cute, love the colours, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

  6. This is just so cool!! Love all the little deets :-) Thanx for sharing at Kenny K`s Krafty Girlz.

    Hugs Karin

  7. Thank you for joining us at cutie pie this time with your super card I love the image and all the embellishments
    Linda x

  8. Lovely card - you did very well to meet the requirements of so many challenges!! and thank you for joining in with the Papertake Weekly challenge to highlight something - Mary G x

  9. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  10. What amazing card!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  11. WOW, what a great job combining all those challenges! I love your national colors on your card and THANK YOU for explaining the meaning behind all of it. Love the story about the national pride returning via soccer.

    Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy and we hope to see you back next Monday for a brand new challenge.

  12. Eine tolle Karte!
    Danke für´s Mitmachen bei Fairytale.
    LG Nela

  13. Brilliant Card for a Loyal Supporter! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pies Woo x


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