Monday, 25 June 2012

Red, white and blue

There are so many reasons to celebrate this year and red, white and blue says it all. I've used a Saturated Canary image by Krista Smith for the focal point and coloured her with my Promarkers. I coloured the inside edge of the Spellbinders nestie with Barn Door Distress Ink before removing the image from the die. The large scalloped card blank is from Craft UK. The red card is from Papermill and that was cut with a Spellbinders grand scalloped nestie square. I'd bought a Docrafts Papermania paper pad at the Glow, Bluewater Craft Show in February and hadn't got round to using it until I made this card. I did intend using it for the diamond jubilee street party invitations but as Eric was poorly that idea went out of the window! I used my corner rounder punch to cut the corners and then set the paper at an angle on the red mat. The image also had the corners rounded with the punch so that there were no sharp corners on any of the papers. I added some Union flag buttons  to two corners and I think that's it. They were bought at Bluewater too. 

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge 20 - Red, white and blue
Papertake Weekly - Bingo, Buttons, Free, Punches
Joanna Sheen - Summer Daze
Gingerloft Challenge - Red, white and blue
Robyn's Fetish - No flowers anywhere at All


  1. Super card Hazel. Love the image, then I'm a big fan of Saturated Canary. Beautifully coloured!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog today. In answer to your question, yes the Go Kreate dies are very good and reasonably priced for what you get. :)

    Edna x

  2. Fabulous creation Hazel what a stunning card and a fabulous image well done Hugs Elaine

  3. Hi Hazel, this is a lovely card, fab colouring and I love the red, white and blue colour combination.

    I hope you and Eric are both keeping well.

    Jo x

  4. Wonderful card Hazel.

    Love how you have inked around the image.. Great colours. Cute image too..

    Hugs Kelly

  5. How cute Hazel - love your card!
    Thanks for joining in GL challenge and good luck~

  6. Hello Hazel I've been such a bad follower and not been here for ages!
    I hope Eric is ok now or at least on the mend and heading in the right direction.
    I've just had a good look at what I've missed and you have been busy Mrs! I love the round card below its beautiful and this SC image is fab, coloured beauifully and love your buttons!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  7. Super card Hazel and fantastic image. Great use of the colour theme too. Hope your keeping well
    x catherine

  8. oh this is brilliant .. fab colouring and love the red ,white and blue
    Lisa x

  9. wow hazel! this is just so cute!! love those papers too.
    thank you for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  10. Wow Hazel sweetie this is fantsstic, what a brilliant card and love how you have coloured her, hope you have a good day today junnie huggies June xxx

  11. Only me again to say thank you for joining with us on the JS Challenge this week. :)
    Super card!
    Edna x

  12. Super cute, love the color theme! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "ANYTHING GOES"

  13. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish, and hope to see you back next week.

  14. You are right. We do have a lot to celebrate and that includes your really great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create for our anything goes challenge. NancyD

  15. Hi sweetie this is really pretty great colours too, thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge this time huggles Pops x x x

  16. This is very cool Brilliant!!! Great image great colouring love it all. x
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

    Tracey DT

  17. Oh my this is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge x