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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 12 - 25 January - Octopus garden

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:  Octopus' garden
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade
I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus' garden with me
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus' garden near a cave
We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe
(Happy and they're safe)
We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Octopus's Garden lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos

I have used paper and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio An Octopus's Garden by Julie C Designs.
Mermaid from When I group up I want to be bundle 3 by Julie C Designs

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 34 - anything with a critter

A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

QKR Stampede 380 - anything goes

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy creation

Through the Purple Haze 163 - anything goes

Try it on Tuesday - Wbat a cutie/make someone smile


creationsnz said...

LOts of critters to choose from here, go Granmargaret. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful vivid colours on this - a fabulous underwater scene. I live quite close to where Lennon & McCartney grew up, so this definitely made me smile. Thank you for sharing with Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

Lozzy said...

Love what you have created Margaret, bright and cheerful...take care...hugs Lozzy xx

Lisa J said...

Lovely and Bright. Thanks for playing along with us at The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge. Lisa J

Fikreta said...

So wonderful.

Mrs.B said...

Your Octopus's garden looks such a happy place, it's a fabulous little underwater scene and I think I'll be singing this song all day now.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

Sioban said...

Great colours and interest here

cass said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Fantasy Challenge.

Sherri said...

Love all the bright colors you used on this beauty. Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Kellyskardsfl said...

Adorable card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Kelly DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Kazz Cards and Crafts said...

A fabulous colour, love the bright colours, Such a cheerful card. Excellent. Thankyou for joining us At A Perfect Time to craft Karen Neil DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Great card!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
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