Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Red White and Glue

Good morning everyone - have you got your wellies and sou'westers ready for the onslaught of rain that is expected?  Evidently we are going to get a month's worth of rain in the next five days lol!!!  I bet everyone who has a hosepipe ban are gnashing their teeth now!! We had a hosepipe ban in the northwest a couple of years ago and from the day it started it did nothing but rain.

Well today's card was really meant for yesterday as it was St George's Day but silly me forgot!!


Oh well better late than never I suppose!  The image is a digi from Pink Gem and I have coloured him with Copics,  Prisma Pencils and a touch of White Opaque Pen.  The papers are the new set from Nitwits and will be really handy with it being the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics this year!! For the card I followed Dawny's sketch on Simon Says Stamp Challenge and also the sketch on A Gem of a Challenge. I have added Glossy Accents to his glasses, eyes and nose but I don't really think you can pick that up from this picture.  I have used Spellbinders to cut the image out and mat it and Spellbinders Star Circles for the Sentiment mat which is computer generated.  The stars from the sentiment mat I have stuck on the image as there are stars actually on the image.  The pennants are Dienamics and gems, ribbon and twine are from my stash.  I thought it would be ok for a man even though it has ribbon and gems on (ok maybe a man in touch with his feminine side then).  I would like to enter in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
Crafty Boots - No Girls Allowed
Paper Makeup Stamps - Use a Digi - Birthday
Daisy Doodles - One for the Boys
Sparkles - Men Only
Paper Crafting Journey - 3 or More Patterned Papers
Rainbow Lady's - St Geoge's Day/Patriotic/British
A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Creative Craft - Animal Antics
Shopping our Stash - Starts with a B (bunting, blue)

I'd like to welcome my newest follower and thank you for following! Well I am off to dust off my wellies and get the sandbags ready!!  Thanks so much for looking and I'll see you tomorrow if I haven't floated away, take care xx

44 comments:

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our ” Men Only ” challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Vicky said...

Such a cutie Susan...! love the wee image and super colour combo too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Elaine said...

YES !! he is so cute , love the red white and blue and I must get myself a die to cut the banners , yours look great, if I cut them by hand they look rubbish. FAB card Susan love it Hugs Elaine

judit said...

Soo cute! Love the red, white and blue! Have a lovely day! judit x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan,love the fabulous image and lovely colours.xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Looks like we are in for some rain too a gorgeous card Susan, lovely papers and cute little bear.
Chris x

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image...LOve this image and LOving these banners too. JUst Gorgeous.
Chrissyxx

Star said...

Beautiful image Susan. Love your choice of papers. Hope your prediction for rain is wrong
Eileen x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the layout & those papers are fab!
I for one am soooooooooo fed up of this pants weather, just makes me ache, which annoys me!! Anyhoos roll on summer, if we haven't already had it!
Hugs Shell xx

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Susan - this is a lovely card. Great image and layout! I too am soooo fed up with the rain ... it's not funny anymore, and we still have a hosepipe ban! :o( Helen x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the bunting..

Carol said...

This is a real cutie Susan, love the bunting. Carol x

Mau xx said...

What a fab card Susan, I so love red white and blue. Love the sweet image too.
Hope you keep the craft goodies above water if nothing else ...lol
Hugs Mau xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh just the cutest ever! Kim

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, such a sweet card and very patriotic, I shouldn't worry about missing the 23rd, I feel saturated in Grand Brittania at the moment! Thanks for all your kind comments too, much appreciated. hugs xx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan what a lovely card, I love the image layout and papers.

Hugs Julie x

Ira Huberts said...

Way too cute Susan, love that gorgeous bunting and wonderfully coloured image! Very pretty!! Hugs, Ira x

Claire said...

This is just brilliant, love the image and the red, white and blue combo and papers are so lovely. Hugs, Claire x

Jen said...

Super cute card, love the bunting. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

pinky said...

How cute is that Susan, love all the bunting and great colour scheme. We were supposed to get rain over here today too but nothing but sunshine lol, sshhh don't tell the weathermen!

nnalorac said...

Super cute Susan. Love your image, LO and colours, fab card. Think someone needs to have words with him up there! Hope the sun shines soon. Carolx

Vicky said...

Great card Susan, very patriotic, I think it's very masculine gems and all!!!

hugs Vicky x x x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Gorgeous card Susan, and I love the image.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Gemma said...

Its fantastic hunni, great use of sketch & you have coloured that little ted beautifully..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Sue said...

LOL - well I'm busy building myself an Ark !!! a month's worth of rain in 5 days!! gosh - I better get a move on!!
Aww well this little teddy is just gorgeous and perfect to cheer us up in this dire weather. He is ready for the Jubilee and the Olympics!! you have coloured him beautifully - fab shading on his face! Gorgeous papers and embellies - I think it would be a good for male or female - it's a wonderful card!
Hope you're having a good week! Take care in all that rain - you could always escape up the Tower!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

coops said...

fabulous card suzie.i love the sweet bear and stunning patriotic colours :D

xx coops xx

Teresa said...

I love this card Susan, gorgeous teddy and perfect papers, brilliant! Teresa xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Such a fabulous card I love it. Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Suzie. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a great little guy and he is so patriotic. I love your card, the colouring is fab and it has a great design.

Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Glenda Atkins said...

Happy belated St George' Day, your card is perfect for the occasion! Fabulous crafting job, love it all!

Joy said...

Love your sweet bear, makes me smile big time.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! Who wouldn't be tickled to receive this?

I may be across the pond, but we had our share of rain the last few days. We saw SUN today for a little bit yay! Crazy weather everywhere this year!

Claire said...

Fab card, love the image and the bunting is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Claire xx

Crafty Tazzy said...

Great Card hunny Good luck in The Creative Craft Challenge

ElizabethR said...

He is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Ladys this week. Elizabeth x

starcyl said...

Perfect card for the challenge. thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.
Jenny x

Eret said...

This is so beautiful and bright card. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining our Birthday challenge at PMS Digital Makeover Challenge.
Hugs and smiles,
Eret

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant card for the males Susan nice and bright.
Myrax

Natalie said...

So bright! Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges!

Sandy said...

Love the underpants!!!!! Now this is quite British isn't Susan!! Delightful card even though I have never owned any wellies much less sou' westers. I just love the way you English speak English. I dearly love England and would dearly love to come have a spot of tea with you one day!!!!
Sandy

Margaret said...

Fabulous!!!!

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our ribbon challenge

Margaret DT

Carla said...

So pretty! Love that little bear! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Jan said...

This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan