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Monday, 27 June 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' #28


It is Sue's turn to set the challenge theme at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and in honour of the impending Independence Day celebrations she would like to see Star and/or Stripes on your creation.

I have to be honest I was a little stumped as I wanted to do something with the red white and blue colouring but have never made a patriotic card so didn't know where to start. Leigh saved the day by designing this gorgeous image called Patriotic Kasey which is a new release in the Special Occasion section of the Happileigh Scrappin' store. It is a fabulous image and I really hope I have done it justice. She is of course coloured with Promarkers and I am quite pleased with how vibrant it is. I matted this onto red card and it is layered up on 3d foam.

I used the latest sketch at Carly's Sketches for the layout with one of my scalloped edge 8" card blanks. The paper is one I have had in my stash for YEARS I think it might have been from a big Colorbok pad I had from QVC but can't be sure...... I didn't have any red and white striped paper so I have used strips of spotty ribbon on white card then added ribbon bows. These are topped with buttons which have some of my red white and blue twine I got recently (sssh Paul doesn't know, you're all in on the secret right!!)

As a final embellishment I cut out some stars from scrap card and mounted on 3d foam. The white ones have been wrapped in the twine in a Spirelli fashion and I added faux stitching around the edges. In all I am really, really pleased with how it has turned out as it kind of grew as it went along.

Leigh has got some smashing offers on in the store at the moment in the Summer Celebration Sale. With every purchase you get a an Old Glory background and sentiment free........


Also for every 3 images you purchase you can choose an extra one absolutely free. There are loads of fab images just itching to be played with so you will find it easy to spend your pennies I promise you :)

Please pop on over to see the lovely creations my Happi Sisters have added. There are lots of lovely cards to feast your eyes upon with oodles of embellishments.

Remember, for our challenges you don't need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image but if you do your entry counts twice and with freebies available here it is easy to use one of Leigh's fabulous digis.

We would love to see lots of entries in this challenge. Leigh gives away her lovely digis to the top 3 so it is well worth entering and me and the DT love to see your creations, so come on over to


Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 8" square
Paper - Colorbok
Embellishments - Ribbon, bows, Papermania buttons, twine
Tools - Good old scissors ;)
Techniques - Fussy Cutting, Spirelli


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

66 comments:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Ver cute.....how on earth do you find all the challenges and the time to write them all down? I must be doing something terribly wrong....haha

Lisa M said...

Coming from a military wife...this card is fantastic! I love the layout, colors and that adorable image and especially the twine on the stars! :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Cross It challenge.
Really enjoyed your blog and card. :)
Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Debbie said...

Wow what a lovely bright card - great colouring and layout. :)
Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Starla B. said...

Mandy, this card is just GORGEOUS! You did such a fantastic job. I've said it before and I'll say it again...LOVE the twine on the stars. There are no words... =D

Ann said...

Mandy this is fabulous!!!! Love the patriotic feel to your card!! Thanks for the well wishes and your email you sent me. I am doing soooo much better now. Thanks again and I'm glad to have you back playing at the Nook too!!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Mandy!! This is totally gorgeous with the patriotic theme!! Brilliant job!! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

Jenny said...

Eine klasse Karte. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG

JD said...

This is really cute, and congratulations on fitting into ALL those challenges...Way to go!

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfect for 4th July. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

Harriet Skelly said...

This is an outstanding patriotic card - great job! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

Wendy said...

What a great card! Love all the stars! Thank you for entering our Anything goes/Summer Fete blog hop challenge over at PCJ.

Hugs,
Wendy

Céline said...

whouh amazing card!!!!
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline SSC DT

Pam~ said...

A wonderful bright and patriotic card! This is darling and put together beautifully! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

aqualeiga said...

Hi Mandy, your card is great, love the twine around the stars. hanks for playing at THE CRAFTY PAD. Hugs, Ali x

Tenia Nelson said...

What a great card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!

Bianca said...

What a lovely card! It´s so lovely and funny in one! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

WeirdCat said...

Great card, cute image, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week,
Ruth x

Debbie said...

Oh my, what a lot of challenges entered.
Very patriotic stars and stripes card. Lovely. thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Zulma said...

Beautiful! nice image and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspiration and Paper Playtime this week.
Zulma DT

pinky said...

Lovely bright card. Thanks for sharing at LCI this week.
Pinky

mamapez5 said...

I like your layout and the colouring is great. I find promarkers are much better than copics when you want vibrant colours. I don't know how you find time to discover all those challenges, let alone enter them. Kate x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Garden.
Kevin xx

Joanne Gilch said...

You hit the nail on the head...yes, you did this image justice!! fabulous creation of stars and stripes with the r/w/b. thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles!!!hugs, joanne

Janis said...

Mandy! Girl, you are AMAZING!! I love your patriotic project, and I LOVE how many challenges you were able to fit it into! You're my new Challenge Hero! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Feel free to enter as many times as you'd like during this challenge as long as they are all new projects. Hugs! :) Janis

Julie said...

Such a fab patriotic card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Julie W x

Kristine said...

WOW, how CUTE is this?? LOVE this adorable image and your papers and cute bows... it's all very SPECTACULAR!! *Ü* Awesome job with Carly's sketch this week!! Hey, only 2 more challenges to make 50 for this one! LOL. I just had to count. That is amazing!! I rarely enter more than 1 at a time. Kudos to you for linking em all up!! *Ü*

~Kris (Carly's mom)
Sketches by Carly

Samantha said...

Oh great card hunny love the textures and your colours! love the twine on your stars... Thanks for playing along with us this week on Top Tip Tuesday! be sure to check out tomorrows posts! :0)

Kat said...

Great card, love the layout. What a lot of challenges! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Kelli said...

Nice card, wonderful bright colors! Thanks for playing with us at StampInsanity this week!!

Mary said...

Love all the bright colors, very patriotic. Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime

Amy said...

This is just an adorable patriotic card! Love your layout with all those embellies! Thanks for playing along with OTWC!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, so patriotic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs
Marilyn

Khristen said...

Love that image, and the ribbon is perfect! THanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges :) xoxo

Courtney said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE Mandy!! That image is too cute! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Hannah Clark said...

Very patriotic! I love the brightness of this card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Mandy!! I love that sweet patriotic image and all of the stars! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us and Catch the Bug! Good Luck!
Tammy :)

Bea said...

Cute card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

Bea

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Kazza said...

A wonderful job on the challenge and colouring that gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! I love all the stars that you've used!
Thanks so much for playing along in our Stripes and/or Plaid challenge at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Craftyanny said...

Thanks for playing along with us on TPC this week
Anne x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you definitely aced the red, white & blue. this is gorgeous!

and again, holy moly on the challenges! i'll be you never have to go shopping!!! lol.

hugs :)

Tracey Brossart said...

I absolutely love it it!! You did such a fantastic job and love all the DP and elements and the way you arranged the stars!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx -PPP/DT

Holly said...

An adorable patriotic card! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Anita said...

Such a cute patriotic card! Love the image and all the stars. Thanks for joining in the Meljen's Designs challenge this week.

Sonia said...

Hi!
Gorgeous card, cute image.. Great Creation.
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET CHALLENGE Blog. Good Luck!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60
DT

Lesley said...

Great card, I love all the detail! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Vicki said...

Such an awesome card, Mandy. I just love it!

Suzi said...

Wow! wonderful card, image and papers. So bright and cheery. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inpirations with our stitching challenge.
Hugs
Suzi x

kurlygirl said...

Such a sweet card! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Stars & Stripes Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Ann said...

So bright and cheerful; great card!

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Mandy :)

Wow! Your card looks brilliant, fabulous details and you really made the colour combo pop! :)

Awesome.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Carrie's Corner said...

Great use of ribbon on your card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Cammy said...

Oh, she is just adorable! Love all of the stars! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a great independence day card! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card! love the DP you used and the image is adorable! I always love visiting your blog! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Digi's With Attitude!

Sammibug said...

Hi Mandy! I'm back, again! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles, too!

Elise said...

Such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing your talent with JUST US GIRLS!

Lola said...

SO cute and the twine around the stars is such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Designed2Delight!

Zoe said...

Great card and bumper amount of comments! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your card is fabulous. I love the layout and that super cute image.

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Fantastic card and great way to use that inspiration photo! Thanks for playing at OTWC!

PokSa said...

Beautiful work. I love your image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Sheri said...

Perfectly patriotic! Love it! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Lorianna said...

Great card! Love all the details
Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Lorianna PPDT

Carly said...

Hi Mandy!:)
I love the way that you wound the twine around the white stars!:) Sooo awesome!

xxCARLYxx