Saturday 14 July 2012

Oooh takes me back!

Hi blogworld

Well it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin and this week we would like to see your projects created in the colours of your nations flag.

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And for this weeks' prize you could win:

I say this takes me back, as due to the mess created from accommodating Miss Miss Tinker and her kittens I still can't get to my stamps, Promarkers or a lot of my embellishments and so this is a very simple card.  The sort of thing I used to make when I first set out with very few crafty things, oh so many years ago!!!

So this is what I came up with and seeing as I'm British and my flag is the Union Flag (or Union Jack) and the colours are red, white and blue:

Trying to show the bling:

I used:
Anita's (Do-Craft) - 'Happy Birthday' stamp, 
goodness knows how long I've had this!!

Anything else?
Martha Stewart glitter along with double sided tape to create the stripes
various mirri card and punch for the stars
pen to doodle with

Sorry it's so plain - I just can't get to most of my stamps or my working area to make something better.

I've also got a tip / lesson to pass on - leave adding the white glitter to last otherwise you'll end up contaminating it.  It's what I did and I'll know better next time!!

Looking forward to seeing your cards and I bet you come up with something better than this!!!!


A challenge, or two:

Less is More: One layer week - 3.  Hi Chrissie and Mandi, been ages since I joined in and to be honest this week is a complete fluke that I'm here!  Hope the stars aren't too much for you and that the card still qualifies as a one layer.

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC61- Use strips of colour or pattern

S J Crafts: Monthly Challenge 6 - Red, White and Blue


Caroline said...

Hi Sarah

I like your card simple but elegant. How are thos adorable kitten doing? Have a great weekend.

Caroline xxxx

Doreen said...

Love your card, Clean and

Unknown said...

Beautiful CAS card great design! Jo xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Great cas card Sarah.
You asked about Great Yarmouth. We did go last year aswell, my kids love it. The place we stay is right on the beach and it's easy for us to get to.
If the weather stays this way I don't think we will be going again next year though!
Sarah-Jane xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the design.
I hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue

Faye said...

Tres chic. Love it. I don't think Hubster will let me have a Boo Too plus one! :(

mixamatoasties said...

Great card Sarah. I just can't do CAS, it always looks crap!!

Susan xxx

Antonella said...

Your CAS card is great! Love the Happy Birthday in the frame around the card!
Hugs, Antonella :-)
P.S. I followed your link, and am also participating, at the Sweet Stamp Challenge... check out my post here:

Unknown said...

Sarah its lovely and its not plain it classy well done Hugs Elaine

catherine said...

Quite often Sarah , simple often means stylish and that is what your card says. Hope your having a good weekend and mum is keeping well with babies!!
x catherine

Wishcraft said...

I think it looks fab hun, it's a gorgeous CAS design :o) Hope mum and kittens are doing well, shame about where they've made their little home though! Hugs, Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Smashing card - you can't go wrong with a bit of bling!


Sharon said...

Hi Sarah. Love your card and as they say "less is more". How are your fur babies. Think my husband would divorce me if I were to bring home any more cats!!!
Love Sharon. x

Scrapmate said...

Great CAS card with a hint of bling.

scrappymo! said...

great CAS card with just a hint of more!

Christine L said...

Perfect CAS card Sarah.. but with sparkle!! love it!

Christine x

Chrissie said...

Pretty design Sarah.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Karen P said...

really gorgeous Sarah, love the simplicity of this card - it just works! Karen x

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous CAS card Sarah, love it x
Wendy x

Wendy said...

Hi Sarah.
Fabulous CAS card, love the design and bit of sparkle.
The kittens are adorable and Emily looks so happy...are you keeping them all.
I am so cross with myself, I deleted all my emails (112 of them) on returning from holiday and was meant to save all the links you kindly sent me about the pins/beads...just as well I have no money to buy anything anyway lol..
hope you are all well.
Wendy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely CAS card Sarah, the doodling looks great too! :)



Mary J said...

Fab CAS card Sarah - love the doodling and how you placed the stars!

Mandi said...

Terrifically topical card Sarah

Thanks very much
"Less si More"

Angie Tieman said...

Very cool! Love the flag effect! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Rachel said...

Love this card Sarah!
Wedgie xxx

Berry said...

Simple and elegant Sarah. your house must be crazy with the kittens! Hugs Rebekah xx

Natali said...

I really like this CAS card. Gorgeous glitter stripes and doodles.

Jenny said...

I just love this clean and simple look and striking too. x

Lisa-Jane said...

Very striking! Thanks for playing along with S J Crafts.