Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Running along with bunting

I think this is such a sweet image, it's from the Penny Black 'Love London' set, which is also ideal for the Olympics. And, the patriotic paper came from Forever Friend's 'Best of British' paper pack. It's a great pack and, apart from being perfect for the Jubilee and the Olympics, what's an added bonus is that the papers are double sided with more 'everyday designs' on the reverse, so they won't be wasted when all the fun and frolics are over:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- Penny Black image from the Penny Black 'Love London' set, stamped using Memento 'London Fog' (how appropriate!) and coloured with Pro Markers. Sentiment also from the same set, stamped in SU's 'Real Red' and the heart filled in with Pro Marker.

- paper from Forever Friend's 'Best of British' paper pack

- blue Core'dinations card for backings

- strip of red Core'dinations card, edged using a MS punch

- card candi

- little diamantes on the bunting string just to put the 'Diamond Jubilee' bit onto the card :)

I can't believe the cold, miserable weather over the past few days - I reckon these little chaps in the image should have had little pack a macks added to them!

I'm adding this into St. Luke's Charity Cards Challenge, where this month's theme is to feature a furry animal. OK, so a hedgehog is prickly but the little mouse is furry! Why not make a card and join in the fun?

And after a prompt from Jen, I'm also entering this into Digi Doodle Shop's current challenge which is 'Get the bunting out'. Ahem, it's more like wring the bunting out, yet another wet day :(



Irene said...

Another brilliant card di.

Sarn said...

Oh this is ADORABLE Di. Very patriotic too! Love it. xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fab card Di, Love the image, so sweet and great papers.
Caz x

Elizabeth said...

great card - love the stamp, it's perfect for this year. I have to admit I've avoided all the patriotic papers thinking that after the event there wouldn't be much call for them so it's good to find that the reverse side of the papers in this pack are less themed. I'm just working on a card with a furry animal on it so may just enter the St Luke's challenge this time. Hugs, Elizabeth x

Linby said...

Lovely layout Di, great card.

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a cute patriotic card! Vicky x

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely card Di. You should join in our 'bunting challenge' at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Hugs Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant, love it.

MaryH said...

Awww...those little guys are just adorable. I bet they are enjoying the festivities and never minding the drearies. Beautiful layout, great use of the papers too. I have Westminster & the double decker bus..not seen any ink yet! Must have missed this one..I love the Hedgie. Thanks for sharing & giving me some ideas.

Denise said...

Love this card. Such a sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Bernie said...

Such a cute patriotic card Di! Those little hedgehogs are so adorable. The weather here is dreary as well. We will all be happy to see the sun again.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Di live these little critters thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Luke's


Sandra H said...

Brilliant card Di, great image and backing papers too :)x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

This card is so dang cute!


Tara Cardwell said...

This is supercute Di - love the image and your patriotic layout.
Thanks so much for joining us again at St Lukes

Kathleen said...

Hi Di,
I am back, but short on time so doing a quick catch up, great workdesk, I am the same with the wipes, really annoys me.
Love the curtain tale, and I have to say that Len must be a Saint, or a guy with a great sence of humour, actually getting together with you.
Love the crown.
Have you recieved the Playground card?

Kath x
Weather pretty poor, but loved the Jubilee celebrations.

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Hi Di

Gorgeous card. Very patriotic the colours and the bunting are fab. Thanks for joining in our Challenge at Digi Doodle Challenges. Jenny x

Susan said...

Adorable images and colored to perfection!

Cathy said...

I also think the London set is wonderful. I do not own it but when I first saw it I fell in love. Your card is awesome. I love it....

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful card - perfect for the Jubilee weekend! I love the backing papers and gorgeous image. They'd work on an Olympic card too!! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

I do hope the weather improves soon.

Lynne said...

This is adorable Di. The the patriotism.Thanks for joining us again at St Lukes.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

I love these cute little characters and whoo hoo for a patriotic card too :0)
Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
Jenny x