Hello, and welcome!
Hope those of you who celebrated Mothers' Day, yesterday, were spoilt to the eyeballs!
It was a treat to visit lots of blogs and see all the gorgeous creations that have been made for mothers and grandmothers around the world.........and I'm sure there were lots of happy smiles around!
I've been doing a bit of surfing, to see what's new on the crafting scene, and the UK seems to be gettin' all fired up about all the patriotic celebrations that are happening, this summer.....yaaaaay!
There's a particular range that I really like called PORTOBELLO ROAD and I got some of the papers with a magazine, so just had to buy some of the stickers and buttons to go with 'em...haaaa!.....'twould have been rude not to, don't you think?
Here's a birthday card for a well-loved grandson, who is turning 9 at the end of the month......
The colours look a bit faded in the photo....sorry!
I layered the blue spotty paper onto a white card blank, and inked around the edges with dark brown chalk ink......all the elements are similarly inked......and laid a strip of the tan coloured paper across the middle........
Cute bunting, eh? This was from the sticker sheet that I bought........
All boys love cars, right? This little beauty is iconic in the UK, ....... I stuck a #9 on the bonnet and placed a Union Flag behind.......
I LOVE THE UNION FLAG, and think it is one of the nicest flags in the whole, wide world!!
The diddy stamp is a sticker from the same range......seriously cute!
Red gingham (from the paper pack) cut with a large circle punch, and inked.......love those sweet buttons!.....and the sentiment is also from the sticker pack, but I actually bought the stamp version....couldn't resist, lol......
So, what do you think? Would love to know........
Just a quick word about my use of "Union Flag" instead of the more widely used/known "Union Jack".
One of my uncles was in the Royal Navy and always taught anybody who would listen that a "Jack" was flown from the "jack pole"......a pole that is in the bow of a ship.......and so when the Union Flag is flown in that position, it is known as the Union Jack.......on land, it is the Union Flag.....simple!
I just know that I am thrilled to see so many of my fellow Britons gettin' all patriotic because we have so much to be proud of, this summer........
We will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne!) of our wonderful Queen Elizabeth, on 4th June.....it's her "official" birthday, (and also my DIL's), and later, we'll be hosting the fabulous Olympics...........street parties, here we come!!
http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ Just for him
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://trulyscrumptiouschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ For a boy/man
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/totally-papercrafts-challenge-116_11.html No pesky girls allowed