Monday, 4 June 2012

Red, White and Blue

So this weekend here in the UK we have an extra long bank holiday as its the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - that means for me a whole four days off work - yay!!

Today I created a birthday card for a friend in the red, white and blue colours seeing as they seem to be everywhere at the moment due to the celebrations:



Ok so apologies for the photos but I had to take them with the camera on my phone.
I coloured a white card blank using antique linen and vintage photo distress ink and also another piece of card in the same way.  I stamped the Juliet image from Indigoblu in red and mounted her onto a piece of black card.  I used the vintage photo distress ink to stamp with the ends of her hair onto the card blank.  I then coloured two sections of card using chipped sapphire distress ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Waltzing Mouse Say It Loud stamp set onto one section and matted it with black card.  The other blue section I punched along the sides with the xcut leafy lace punch then stamped the Indiogoblu Juliet stamp hair ends along it in black ink.
I made a flower by putting a running stitch along a piece of lace and pulling it tight, I then added the button and bakers twine to the centre.  I pleated some of the lace also the run along the front of the card.  Finally I added some pearls to two of the corners.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Artistic Stamper - A red,white and blue challenge over on the artistic stamper challenge blog with Jennie and the gang to celebrate the jubilee

Craft Room Challenge - Birthday challenge - the craft room challenge blog are celebrating their 1st birthday and have a birthday blog hop going on with lots of blog candy to be won!

Ink on my fingers - Hels is also celebrating the jubilee this week with a red, white and blue challenge

The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use ribbon or lace on a project as part of their brand new monthly card challenge

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge Blog - Sketch challenge 100 - its the 100th sketch challenge over at Waltzing Mouse and the more people who join in the more prizes there will be! Also a chance to win a guest designer spot too!

Thanks for stopping by, love Claire x

16 comments:

  1. Oooh stunnin.. that flower is just so gorgeous... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  2. A beautiful creation. Your lace flower is divine and your bits of bling look fantastic along with this red, white & blue color combo. Thanks for playing along as we celebrate our 100th sketch with Waltzingmouse Stamps.

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  3. Oh we've been watching some of the coverage of the Jubilee here, and it looks like so much fun! This card is perfectly festive for it! Love the dramatic silhouette image with all of the feminine touches. Love that flower and the beautiful patterned paper. Such a great feeling of movement on this card...it's positively windy :) Happy 100th sketch, Claire! So glad that you could play along this week!

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  4. A really beautiful card, love the colours and the gorgeous flower. A x

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  5. Gorgeous stamp, lovely creation!
    Thank you for celebrating Craft-Room Challenge's first birthday & blog hop with your entry, good luck;-))m

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  6. Gorgeous card, love your take on the Red White and Blue theme that is everywhere! Your lace flower is dreamy. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  7. Great card - and great colour choice - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to use ribbon or lace, Mary G x

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  8. Smashing card and loving the stamp and flower, x

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  9. Claire, I'm just crazy about red white and blue lately too - it spells out SUMMER in the US. Your card is just beautiful. I love the image, and that lace flower with the red striped button is just gorgeous! Hope you had a fantastic long weekend - it goes too fast!!

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  10. Lovely card - I'm not a big fan of red white and blue but you've made it look elegant and pretty, love how you've used the ends of her hair to frame the card...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Birthday Challenge..Esther xx

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  11. You have used a stamp from one of my favourite stamp companies, and used it in such a different refreshing way. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

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  12. Beautiful card and fab stamped image :o) Thank you for sharing it with us for our birthday blog hop at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  13. great card, perfect colour combo for this week! thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, debi x

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  14. I love the neutrals with the popping colours, looks great!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Mischief Makers on this special occasion!!

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  15. Oh wow! That image is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us on our 100th sketch!

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  16. what a lovely card,great flower,
    you covered the red, white & blue theme perfectly,
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
    Kat X.

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