Monday, August 6, 2012

Rule Britannia...

We just started a new blogging group on SCS for graduates of the 100 cards in 100 days challenge called "A Card A Day". Well, I am not managing to make a card a day thus far, but I am doing my best!

Anyway we decided to start a mini-challenge every week - and this week I set the challenge "London Calling" - to have something to do with London/the British - inspired by the Olympics!

Here's my take on it...

My Union Jack came out a bit wonky donkey (as we say in Lancashire!) but I like it anyway! It's such a clever stamp set - Keep Calm by Amuse Studio. The cleverness is the fact that the image is made up of two stamps - one for the traditionally "red" parts and one for the traditionally "blue" parts.

My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps "Absolutely Delightful". I actually wanted to put "Brilliant" but I don't have a stamp saying that, clearly this is a hole in my stash as I say the word 20 bazillion times a day!

I used Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder SU! marker pens. Nice eh?! :D

I may yet do more British inspired cards. It is after all my nationality! Another project I got done today was Jacob's Lego bag. I've been meaning to make one for a while, as Leo is getting alarmingly mobile and Jacob is obsessed with Lego at the moment. These things aren't really compatible. So I used this fabby tutorial to make a Dino Lego Bag! I'll try to snap some pics tomorrow.


  1. Great card! I guess I better start brainstorming! Eeeek! Lol!

  2. Love the colors on your card-delightful! :)

  3. Adorable card, love the colors!

  4. The colors and sentiment you have used with your fabulous "London Calling" creation are sensational!! What a wonderful card, Bexx!

  5. I LOVE it - I never thought to use a different color on the flag, but you know I will be stealing this idea! Great card. xxx

  6. I love the way you used this in different colours and the saying! SImple and wonderful! the word Brilliant really does need to get into many of our stamping homes! and look at how clever you are with the post updates running alongside here! Love that...yours will be my go-to blog, since I seem to keep missing out down the list...

  7. Another great British card for our challenge. That flag stamp is perfect. I love the sentiment, and have been eyeing it for awhile. I may need to break down and buy it for myself.