Sunday, 3 June 2012

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Hello Blog Friends

Firstly I would like to thank my latest blog followers, thank you so much, I am always surprised when the numbers notch up one by one and I feel very honoured that you should want to follow me! Thank you again.

I am late today with this post as I have been watching the Jubilee celebrations but I finally knuckled down and did this card.  I have made it for a very special young lady in our life, she is pregant with our 4th Grandchild, she is very patriotic and she has just got a new mini (the one that looks like it has been taking steroids) and she loves it.  So I have combined the last two and made this easel card/gift box for her birthday this month.

I made the box first, from red card and added a strip from Papermania, Portobello Road papers to the pull-out drawer along with a heart shaped button that I covered with felt.  The main image is a Penny Black stamp which I coloured in Promarkers.  The bunting is recycled from some posh tea bags that I bought from that 'never knowingly undersold' store, each tea bag had a little flag hanging from it and I cut these into banner shapes and attached them to some bakers twine.  The strip holding the card back is again from Portobello Road paper pack.  The sentiment is also from Portobello Road.

I am entering this card into Sunday Stampers which is run by the lovely Hels Sheridan over at where the challenge this week is Red, White and Blue.

I also want to enter this into Artistic Stamper's challenge which, again, is Red, White and Blue and  can be found at

I have also sent a picture of my card to Christine Emberson at for her June Inspiration Day which will be held later this month.  If you like Spellbinder dies you should look at Christine's blog, she is the only UK member of the Spellbinders DT and her work is lovely.

If you do visit, I hope you will leave me a comment and I will do my best to return the compliment (although I am not on Facebook or Pinterest).  Hope everyone in, or associated with, the UK is enjoying the Jubilee celebrations.  We won't mention the weather!  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. How fab! I love the old mini's, always wanted one of those.... the big ones should have been called Maxi's... or am I showing my age now lol Anyways... fab card, am sure she will love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... have a good week! xx

  2. Truly brilliant, I love the bunting and I have a soft spot for minis as I had one as my first car. Thank you for the mention too :) xx

  3. Hi anne
    Another stunner .... Fabulous work....
    Hugs sylvie
    29 degs in gib today and more jubilee fun everywhere

  4. ...gorgeous card Anne, i've not seen a design like that before...loVe your image, beautifully shaded with all the cute little animals inside & the Union Jack bunting is just loVely (you get more from your cuppa these days)...beautiful makings Anne...Mel :)

  5. Anne, this is fabulous love the bunting and the box that's a great idea.. I have never done one of these.. must have a try! I am sure the mum to be will love it.. Hugs May x x x

  6. Fabulous one Anne - you really are very clever! Love and hugs Rachel xx

  7. How fantastic Anne, you are so talented. The Doodly Birds would love the Mini xx

  8. Wowee, How fantastic is this my friend. I love the colour combo, very patriotic too. This will be treasured for ever I'm sure of that. Hugs from a very Sunny Scotland. Rita xxx

  9. lol...that car is brilliant!!! cramming people into cars reminds me of my college
    and the bunting is a great way to finish it off in style.
    Dot x

  10. Anne, this blows my socks off! What a great idea and I love how you've added that special British touch to it! Thanks so much for your very sweet comment you left on my blog about the texture project. You're always such a sweetheart and I love reading your posts! <3 Candy

  11. What a super card/box Anne how fabulous , I love the bunting and the stamp is so cute. Great work Hugs Elaine

  12. Wow Anne.....this is fabulous and I love the mini stamp. Brilliant bunting too! The card/box is a lovely gift and I am sure it will be treasured. TFS and good luck in your challenges x

  13. I popped over to say THANK YOU for the lovely comment you left on my blog, and all I can say is are one creative diva! Absolutely luuuurve your pretty and patriotic box card....would love to make one of those....and am so impressed that I'm now stalkin' ya....haaahaaa! Happy's great, isn't it?!

  14. To start with you must be so excited at the prospect of a fourth grandchild. This card/gift is stunning and it is clear you have poured so much love and attention into creating it. Bet she will be thrilled. Hugs as always, Buttons x

  15. Anne, this is adorable, where did you get the box or did you make that too? Your work is awesome girl!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  16. This special card is lovely & I adore the recycled teabag bunting. That special lady is going to love this. Sx

  17. Anne I love this easel box what a lovely gift card. The mini is fab too oh and the bunting.
    Hugs Erika.

  18. wow, I love your card,it's to nice to give away,
    you covered the red, white & blue theme perfectly,
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
    Kat X.


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