Wednesday, 1 July 2009

ABC Challenge - U is for...

It's our first anniversary over on the ABC Challenge this week...and if you're wondering how that's possible when we've not made it through the alphabet twice's because the challenge went fortnightly over the summer last year, to give everyone a little break! lol

To celebrate, each member of the design team will be choosing their favourite entry to receive a small prize. We will also be choosing a new permanent member to join our design team from the entrants to this week's challenge, so if you fancy joining us, here's your theme for this week's challenge:

U is for U.S.A.

Now I bet you weren't expecting that! We thought that we'd celebrate the fact that it's Independence Day this weekend, so we'd like to see your U.S.A. themed creations...

I chose to use the American flag as my inspiration, and have used the colours 'Red, White & Blue' together with lots of 'Stars & Stripes'.

I've made a sort of asymmetrical gate-fold card (not sure of the proper name! lol), where the shorter flap overlaps, and is held in place by the point of the larger star...I intend to tuck some goodies inside to send to my winner from this week's entries ;0)
The papers are form the 'Christmas' stack by DCWV, and the stars were cut using Nesties. I used the Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots' and 'Swiss Dots' folders to emboss the stars.

I added some simple decoration to the inside of the card....not something I usually do, but because of the type of fold, the inside is partly visible when the card stands up. The paper is from the same DCWV stack, and I added a sentiment cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet to another star.

I do hope that you will join us this week and help to celebrate our first anniversary....and maybe win yourself a little prize too! ;0)

As ever, make sure you stop by the rest of the design team's blogs for more inspiration.


Anonymous said...

Super card Helen, have a fab day.

Littlebear said...

This is fabulous Helen.
Clare x

Cathy said...

Fabulous Helen. I love the layered hearts and the inside.
Cathy xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

Super card love it x