Wednesday 4 July 2012

OK who stole it then?

Hello blogworld,

June that is!  And I'd like it back please - along with my summer!  I just cannot believe that it's now July and we still have no sun, it's been raining on and off for (it seems like) months I'd like it to stop now, please!!

I think I'm finally up to date with commenting, if I've missed anyone I'm very sorry and if you want to leave me a comment I'll pop over and say hello.  I must also say hello to my two new followers - hope you like what you see and stop awhile.

OK, so now onto the reason for this post it's a new challenge over at Divas by Design and this time we'd like to see your 'Red, White and Blue' please!  It's appropriate for our friends across the pond as I believe it might be an important holiday over there today ;-)

It could also have been an important day here too - if the doctors hadn't decided that I needed a c-section, due to complications with my pregnancy, it was supposed to be Emily's due date today (albeit 5 years ago)!

We've two fantastic sponsors this week and they are:


Anyway, waffle, waffle, waffle - I'll stop now and show you the card.  The Design Team were very kindly allowed to choose a digi from Kenny K and this is what I chose and then created.

Front shot:

Detail of image:

Arty farty side shot:

I used:
Kenny K - Sweet Melissa, coloured with my Pro and Flex markers

nestie circle
Whiff of Joy - heart banner die

Papermania - Portobello Road; blue spots
Random - red spots

Anything else?
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Daisy Pattern
buttons - from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

So there we go, that's my Reds, Whites and Blues - looking forward to seeing yours!


A challenge, or two:

Passion for Promarkers: Week 156 - Sketch

Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Challenge #100 - Patriotic: colours of your flag.  Well living in the UK - it's Red, White and Blue!

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Paper Playtime: Ch#78 - Red,White and Blue + a die-cut

Crafting for all Seasons: Challenge #30 - Patriotic/Military/Fireworks - I hope this fits the 'Patriotic' part of the challenge


Caroline said...

Hi Sarah fantastic card the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fab. Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sarah, fab image, great papers and love the design! Jo xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and

Sue said...

stunning card Sarah. the image is gorgeous and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the layout and colours you have used too.

Hugs Sue

Arabella said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! Fab design and your colouring rocks!


Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with great colouring, Sarah!
xxx Margreet

Faye said...

Hi Sarah. I think this is a lovely card and the colour combo looks great, you've really rocked it. xx

Unknown said...

Great card Sarah ...I love the image she is gorgeous and I adore that heart/flourish die its fab Hugs Elaine

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Sarah...and super duper colouring too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Well this is awesome Sarah, such a perfect use of the good old En-Ger-Land colours and I love the image too. Great use of embellishments and really like the colouring. Thanks you do much for joining us at Kenny K's new challenge blog this week, I hope we will see much more of you over the coming months.
Take Care

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous image and love the layout Sarah!
Helen x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Love that heart die.

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.i love the colour combo and fab sassy image ;D

xx coops xx

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Sarah, love the textures you have added.
PanPastel UK have a challenge you might like for this fab piece.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Really like the heart embellishment. Love Sharon. x

Unknown said...

This is really gorgeous Sarah! I love how clean it is!

I know what you mean about the weather...I don't think we've had a rain free day for about 2 months!!

By the way, your card would fit with our challenge at Crafting For All Seasons too :)

Lizy xx

catherine said...

Fantastic card Sarah and great image with the colours. Dry today for me but not like summer at all.
x catherine

Berry said...

This is so sweet Sarah I love the heart die cut! Hugs Rebekah xx

Christine L said...

Fabbie red white and blue creation hon...... and when I read your post, I thought somehow you were expecting another baby that should have been due today, but that you'd had a C section a few days ago!! Sheeeeeesh - I thought she MUST be addicted to crafting if she's back cardmaking already! LOL! But now I understand.... D'oh.....

Christine x

ElamDesign33 said...

She's sooo cute Sarah! Nice layout and very nice coloring.Brilliant!

Cloudedbrains said...

Thanks for Joining in the Passion for Promarkers challenge - good luck xx

Janis Lewis said...

This is fantastic! What a great layout and coloring job! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love you to play over at my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges, where there's a new challenge every Friday!

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, fab card, love the red white and blue. Sorry Ive not been by, been feeling a bit rotten :o(
Kat xx

Torrey said...

Sweet card, Sarah! Thank you for joining us at Kenny K Krafty Krew~

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sarah, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x