Sunday, 3 June 2012

Stars and Stripes - British Style!

Hi, and welcome!

Well, this post was supposed to waft, fragrantly, into your Reader, on 1st June, while I was still on me jollies in Cornwall....but Mr. Blogger had other ideas.......haaahaaa!
Better late than never, as they say, so on with the show.......

It's time for another challenge at
and this week we want to see all your lovely creations with
STARS AND STRIPES.........woohoo!

We are back with one of our favourite sponsors

and this week there are 4 digital images that will  be given to our randomly chosen winner.

This week,  I'm in celebration mode, so I chose to make something that included the theme of STARS AND STRIPES, but with a very British twist.....after all, you might just have noticed that our nation is blessed with a wonderful Queen who has reigned over us for 60 years, and we are honouring her with 4 days of celebration and pageantry....yaaaaay!

I'm the only Briton on our Design Team, and the other very talented members have come up with their own versions of this great theme.....go take a peek!

Here's my offering......

The card base is white and I cut off about the last quarter of the front of the card (I never measure anything...ha!), and used a strip of the red stripe paper on the inside back.......the red stripy is from an old Christmas pack......I used navy blue card for the first layer, leaving a small white border, and layered more red stripy on top......

Isn't the little teddy astronaut the cutest?  I coloured him with the usual Promarkers, cut him out, and layered him, using foam pads, onto a large star shape that I'd cut with a Fiskar's template, and layered with blue stars paper and a Union Flag-inspired heart die cut.....

I placed the star shape so that it became the "standing edge" of the card front......

A strip of Union Flag images, layered onto blue star paper, and inked.  I cut a small red tag and stamped the message, then fixed with the threaded button......

The sweet little Air Mail sentiment is another stamp from the Portabello Road series......and it's supposed to look faded, algthough this is how a lot of my stampin' actually turns out...ha!

A strip of tan paper, layered with a strip of blue crown-image paper.....I rounded the corners to soften........the bottom edge of the front of the card has been cut with a scalloped border punch, which I rather like!


Hope you'll join the challenge, this week!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Anything goes  Use something that depicts an element of heaven (the stars and blue)  Her Majesty


  1. Absolutely fabulous.
    I love everything about it.

  2. Oh, Anne Marie, how sweet and fun! Love your heavenly elements of the stars (little and big!) and the playful use of blue on your card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. We truly appreciate your participation and added inspiration to our challenge. Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  3. Well I am still waiting for my postcard from sunny Cornwall!!!!!I hope you had a fab time and you did have good weather.Your card is gorgeous,love the little

  4. Hi Anne-Marie! Your card is so ADORABLE, loving that space bear and your star and heart are just perfect together! Thanks so much for linking up at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! We're so glad to see you *Ü*

  5. Fab card, love that ickle bear! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Love it! Happy Jubilee!

  7. Wonderful card, love the little astronaut and all the stripes. A x

  8. What a great patriotic card! Hope you had a lovely jolly time down in Cornwall!

  9. that blogger can be a pain in the butt. he thinks that if he "hangs u up" he'll get more attention than your post. what a dork! great card!!!

    if ur telling me ur 60, i'm NOT believing it! from your pix u look 40!!!! wait! 60 IS the NEW 40!!!!

    hugs :)

  10. Darling!!! Your astronaut teddy is a doll, and I LOVE your big star die cut!!! :)

  11. Oh I Love it! Gorgeous layout and papers plus cute image. Had noticed you were celebrating in the UK, we're getting a lot of TV coverage here... after all she is the Queen of Australia too, lol. Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  12. When looking at our tv-stations you could be in double weather you are in little Denmark or in Great Briton - they are showing jubilee festivities all tht time here.......

  13. Gorgeous Red White & Blue inspiration! Thanks for playing and sharing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  14. Such a beautiful red, white, and blue card! Love that you used your own beautiful flag as inspiration for this too!
    We've seen bits and pieces of the celebrations going on across the pond and it looks like quite the party!

  15. Love it and so would Lizzie...maybe you should send it to her!!!! Love the little beefeater card from an earlier post too. xo

  16. I love the patriotic theme and the stars are perfect for this challenge! Thanks for joining us at SSIC.