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Friday, 4 July 2014

A Creative Romance Challenge DT Card - Patriotic

Hello everyone how are you all? Well we have been quite busy in the kitchen these last couple of days & we are getting there......very slowly lol. 
Ok time for a brand new challenge over at A Creative Romance & as its the 4th July our challenge is....
.......Yep just show us a creation showing us the colours of your flag. Easy peasy right ;0)
Now I know I'm english & live in the UK but I lurve the american flag........I mean LOVE it, I would love get my hands on a vintage fabric one...... :0) Also I wanted to use this fabulous stamp that had still not been inked or out of its packet & its just awesome!!! 
I have done a very similar layout to this before, so thought I would sort of replicate it ;0)
Isn't this just an aweosme stamp, I love it........yes I know so why did it take me so long stamp it.... I was saving it for a special occasion & todays the day yayyyyyy lol. Thats my excuse & I'm sticking to it ;0)
I havn't coloured an House Mouse stamp since my first year of crafting, gonna have to rectify that now ;0)

I made a banner with a Flag die from WOJ that I've had forever, I have just used 2 of the flags though. The '5Av' charm is from my stash.........not sure where its originally from though :0( 

I have also decorated the inside with this awesome paper which was FREE, yep free as a bird!! Would you like the link to this gorgeous digital paper pack?? Of course you would HERE it is ;0)
Now the front cover that comes with the download with the samples of each paper I used here inside, I just cropped off what I wanted in PSP & printed it out. I think it looks cool & whats more unique ;0)

The ribbons are form my stash, the gingham one is an East Of India one, which I do tend to neglect. The charm is also from my stash & again cant remember where its originally from, sorry peeps. Psst do you notice anything? Flowers.........yes there are NO flowers!! ;0)

The stamp is called 'Spangled Mice' & is a cling stamp by House Mouse, I coloured the image with Copics. My aim was to make the fabric American Flag vintage looking, so instead of white I went with a dirtier kinda match the papers & the whole theme. I've never coloured HM images with copics before & tbh concentrated on the flag & didnt realise I havn't done enough shading on the mice :0( So not happy about that, but will do better next time.

The papers have all been inked with walnut distress ink & machine stitched. My sewing machine started playing up so the stitching isn't perfect. I think hubster jinxed me as yesterday he asked me if I would like a new sewing machine for my birthday next week.......he definately jinxed me. Ok last thing to mention is the corner which is a Marianne die which I got in Nikki's FABULOUS sale, 40% off this & many, MANY others. Here is the link to the corner die.

Ok thats it for me, I have Danish Oil to put on some wood today.......oooh I lurve working with wood especially when its something thats gonna bring out the beauty of wood. Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations, they are so talented these girlies are...........they are awesome!!

Thank you so much for stopping by it really means the world. Please dont forget about my candy please my lovelies. Link is at the top in the sidebar, thanks my darlings.

Tatty bye, enjoy your day & to all our American friends & also my Uncle Ken who lives out there with his lovely wife Teresa..........HAPPY 4TH JULY, have a great Independance Day xxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering..........
House-Mouse & Friends - Anything Goes


Pat K said...

WOW!! Absolutely fabulous Vicky...I so LOVE everything about this creation. hugs, Pat K xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow you certainly have captured the beautiful vintage look with this card. I love the muted colours and of course, the House Mouse images. They are all so cute and wonderful to colour. Great design too Vicky, enjoy your day.

Lillian A said...

Ah, this is a fantastic patriotic card and perfect for this holiday weekend! Love all your layers and it all coordinates together beautifully. Wonderful coloring and just a great card, all around. Thanks for joining in on the HouseMouse challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome sweetie, your colouring is so fantastic. Love those papers too.

Have a great weekend.

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Vicky this is truly beautiful l so adore your image xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Vicky I love this! So lovely and vibrant that it fair jumps out of the page at you. Love it! Judy x

downrightcrafty said...

simply stunning gorgeous colouring and a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at the HM&FM Challenge
hugs Kate xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Vicky,,love the papers [I nabbed then too]and love your image and wonderful much depth...gorgeous card.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Vicky :-) I saw this over on FB too ,, very cute image and I love the colours and layout ! FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Fabiola said...

oh wow! j'adore, elle est vraiment top, biz

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! You've put so much work into this gorgeous card and it really shows. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Lx

Diane said...

Wow Vicky, just love the strong design and colours of your fab mousey card !! Thanks so much for playing at HMAFMC !!

Good luck sweeite !!

hugs Diane xx

Christine said...

Wow Vicky how awesome is this sweet patriotic 4th July creation..stunning colouring love all the cute embellies..nice work.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. Chall.

smiles Christine x

America said...

A total masterpiece. Every element is perfection for this adorable House-Mouse image. Fantastic capture of the vintage colors. LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Unknown said...

Penny Black and House Mouse stamps were among my first as well, many years ago. The PB stamps I have sold, but I've kept several House Mouse stamps; they're so cute!
Haven't seen this one before, but it's adorable - great card!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts