Saturday, 4 July 2009

Stars & Stripes Forever!

It seems that a lot of the challenge blogs are celebrating Independence Day with USA themed challenges...so I've managed to combine quite a few on this card: the fab sketch from the Friday Sketchers Challenge; the 'Red, White & Blue' colour combo from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and Our Creative Corner; the 'Red, White & Blue, Buttons and Swiss Dots' challenge from Cuttlebug Challenges; the 'Stars & Stripes' theme from the One Stop Craft Challenge; and the 'Buttons' theme of the Charisma Cardz and Pile It On challenges. Phew...that's seven challenges!
I used '...to you' (by Penny Black) as my main image, so no need for a separate sentiment. I couldn't find any suitable papers, so embossed plain card with the 'Swiss Dots', 'Spots & Dots' and 'Forest Branches' (these are my 'stripes'). The stars were all cut using Nesties, and thee buttons are by Papermania.

24 comments:

Vickilyn said...

Adorable!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!!

Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!!

~Vicki
owner

stamprgrl said...

hi helen!

OMG... that is so freaking adorable.

Thanks for Playing with us!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Michelle said...

simply wonderful and adorable!
Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Kath said...

super cute card helen...loving the image and well done on nailing so many challenges........thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love your take on the stars and stripes challenge, fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

aardvarkpest said...

Great fun card.

Glenda

Terrie B x said...

Helen your card is `gorgeous`!!!
love that cow!!!`..
`Thanks` for joining the Cuttlebug Challenges !!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)
Terrie@
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

cats whiskers said...

Lovely card adore the colour scheme and great layout
Hugs Jacqui x

Hanneke said...

Great card!


Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Pauline C said...

Wowee Helen - what a fab funky card and so many challenges - well done! your cute cow image is adorable and I love how you got around the red/white/blue paper problem ( a problem i had too lol!!) - and the stars look very natural with this layout. Love it. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Erin said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!
Erin x

Leslie said...

Wow, I am so in love with your barn animal stamp!! Very cute. Love the card. Hugs, Leslie

Barbara said...

Great card Helen, love the image and your colouring is fab.
Barbara :)

Donalda said...

This is just adorable dear and such gorgeous art you have uploaded since my last visit. I know I am a bad blogger but working 12 hours doesn't leave me much time dear but love what I have caught up on dear Hugs

tracie said...

Oh wow Helen this is fabulous and so manny challenges, well done. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs
Tracie :)x

Allison said...

lovely card, great image
AllisonX

Beth said...

Helen your card is so stinking cute love that image thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge

Beth

Jenny Gropp said...

HOLY COW! All those challenges packed in to this great card!!! Adorable!!!! Thanks so much for including the OCC Challenge!!!

JanJ said...

Great card & well done on fitting so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the cute PB image.
luv
Debby

Jackie G said...

What an ADORABLE card!!

Thanks for playing along with us at CCB!!
**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Shantaie said...

Seven challenges in one? wow you are ambitious! Love your use of EF and the cute stars and buttons! thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Leanne said...

Love this card, the image is fab!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma - good luck!
Leanne
xx

Sue said...

Great Card. Image is so cute.