Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Belated Celebrations

Have been away for a few days on the South coast - at last I saw sunshine in what has been a dreadful wet and grey Summer here! Weather was hot and sticky and I didn't moan once about the humidity level - 'cos the ice cream van was never far away!
Came home last night to yet another torrential downpour and this morning skies have resumed their normal grey colour..... so it's like I've never been gone! But only 29 days to go till the suitcase gets packed for a whole two weeks of sunny lazing about!!

Made two cards before my little break - may share both today but it depends on time factor-
first is based on one seen in a craft magazine and designed by the hugely talented and inspiring EMMA. I had the papers (more things bought - looked at - felt - put away....) which are Flower Garden by Tilda - and secured the mask from Barjan.
No excuse now not to use the papers!!

I suppose it may be deemed to be a little late for Jubilee celebrations but we still have the Paralympics to continue being proud and patriotic. 
This was my first time at using the mask to cut out shapes - my use of a craft knife for straight lines is not the best but the mask made it really easy and I managed not to cut off any finger tops.

Square piece of dark pink card from the paper stack, followed by the union flag design cut from the teal based floral paper, another shade of pink for the layering of the centre cross and then a smaller cross from another different sheet.

Flowers were made using my trusty nestie blossom dies and the rosette also made from the same paper stack.
PC generated sentiment and a couple of sparkly gems to the ends of the banner.

The gorgeous sparkly crown is from my stash from ImagineDIY.... hurt me to use it really!!! LOL
Same papers used to decorate the inside.

Challenges -
Cutie Pie - Borders and Frames
Hooked on Crafts - Let's Celebrate
Creative Inspiration - Sentiment as focal point
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Card making Mama's - try something new (using a mask)
Clear It Out - Inspiration/use your stash/Glittery (I used the papers from my stash, my glittery crown charm and my inspiration came from this pic -

So that's the first for today - have a few things to do, not least to catch up on what you've all been doing in my absence - have a lovely day! x

40 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Viv, this is soooo pretty. Congratulations on hanging on to your fingertips too!
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  2. Such a beautiful design, Viv. I love everything! Such pretty pom pom flowers, rosette and sentiment banner.

    I just received my Tilda Flowergarden paper pad this morning, and love the designs!

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  3. Fabulous! love this one Viv xx

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  4. rule bloomin britainia.....this is stunning vivvy....love it lots hugs ssassxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Viv this is soooo pretty and just love the construction of your card..lovely soft colours and such pretty papers

    Anne

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  6. What a beautiful card, Viv! The design is absolutely fabulous!

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  7. Wow Vivvy babe this is manifique!!!! love this and that rosette it fabulous, loving it hunnie big huggies June xxxxx

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  8. this is just gorgeous! You've got me feeling all patriotic! thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

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  9. Lovely card, Viv! Love the paper design & all the pink. Nicely done!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again soon.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  10. This is stunning Viv and right up my street! I am loving the whole British theme this year and I so love this pretty look with it xx Thanks for stopping by my blog too xxx

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  11. Oh Viv this is fabulous, just love that paper and design and the pink of course. Glad you enjoyed your little break away and that the sun shone at last for you :) Viv xx

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  12. Beautiful Viv ! you are my inspiration lately,infact i just bought some Cheery whatsit dies because of you lol,I fell in love,thankyou for sharing your lovely cards x now bankrupt haha

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  13. Loving your gorgeous card Viv, x

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  14. Oh that is gorgeous Viv i lovewe the pinks they are so pretty and the gorgeous florals are so vintage chic
    Hugs June x

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  15. I really love this, and I've not been that fussed by all the patriotic designs - this has changed my mind a bit! It's great! Love the colours. M x

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  16. Wau--todella kaunis ja tyylikäs! Kiitos osallistumisesta The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ! Onnea arvontaan ja kaikkea hyvää päivääsi ! An

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  17. WOW this is gorgeous Vi, absolutely love it.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Oh wow, it's stunning Viv, I love every bit of it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  19. Beautiful card and layout. Colours match great together. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

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  20. It's great - and the papers are just right - don't know how you managed to let the crown go tho!!

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  21. Oh WOW, I just love this! Great design and fab colours, truly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  22. Oh it's so pretty, love the colours and fabulous design. I love the crown and I would have the same thoughts...............use or hoard. Thanks for joining us at clear it Out.

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  23. Such a beautiful design and colours!!
    This is beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing your project at Hookedoncraft!
    Blessings
    marissa Isabel

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  24. Love how you've created the British flag in your design! And all of the different kinds of flowers are so pretty. Gorgeous work

    Shelby

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  25. So pretty in pink those flowers and the rosette are fab Hugs Elaine

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  26. Wow this is stunning, love the style and soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month and good luck xx

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  27. beautiful card lovely colours and layout tracy x

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  28. Gorgeous creation! There are so many lovely details that I don't know where to start :) Thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out Challenges this week!

    I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for Back To School!

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  29. This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

    So happy that you have joined us at TPS and good luck......

    Hugs
    Judith

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  30. This is very pretty. i know you used a mask but I would have patience to use it! lol. Love the crown detail :)
    Thanks for joining the Clear ti Out Challenge Blog

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  31. wowzer, this is divine! I didn't know that one can make such a pretty card with only papers and no image!!! Well done, you talented woman!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  32. This is beautiful. I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  33. I love pink, and I love this card, especially the masking and the crown detail. What a fabulous arrangement! Thanks for playing along with the Clear it Out challenge this week!
    Jen - Clear it Out DT

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  34. This is gorgeous, fab design,
    Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pie's this time,
    Wendy x

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  35. Thanks for joining us at clear It Out...awesome job on being inspired...tfs

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  36. Hi Viv!!

    I just happened to come across your blog and this card, and as the designer of the original card projects in Making Cards Magazine...I just wanted to say that I am extremely flattered that you chose to use my card as inspiration and you've done a fabulous job!! Well done...

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work and I'm now following your blog! :)
    Emma x

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  37. congrats you won ...on i think it was
    hooked on crafts...wooopie clever you with a fantastic lush card too deserved winner ..sassyxxxx

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  38. This is just beautiful, well done on your win.
    Linbyx

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  39. This is stunning, I love the crown charm, thanks for playing along with CMM!

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