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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

RED WHITE AND BLUE!

Good morning from a rather wet and dreary West Yorkshire - a perfect day for crafting! 
Hope you all enjoyed the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations?  Going along with the Jubilee theme is the current challenge at LESS IS MORE where the lovely Chrissie and Mandi would like to see RED WHITE and  BLUE on our projects.
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I decided to do something with bling on my card, after being inspired by a handbag I saw in a shop window a couple of days ago. 
The red and blue sequins came from a local craft store, and the pearls are from my stash.
Sentiment - Hero Arts, inked with Versafine Majestic Blue, Princess Crown from stash (sorry I didn't have a Queen one)!  Some gems added to the crown, and a dry-embossed border around the "flag".
It took tons of glue and patience, but it was great fun to make!!
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I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
CCC - Red. White and Blue.
Top Tip Tuesday - Sparkles Galore for the Jubilee.
One Stop Crafts - Crowns or Diamonds plus Red White and Blue.
Scrapbook Sisters - Red. White and Blue.
Lots of love to all ~
Update - June 13th - My card won the Challenge at Scrapbook Sisters! Whoo-hoo!

47 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Great Union Jack card Sylvie lovelt idea to use sequins...I bet it did take you along time sticking and gluing but it was worth it!

Anne

Jo Street said...

It's brilliant, I love it!
Jo x

Sasha said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your time and patience was well worth it. What a beautiful Jubilee flag, your sequins and pearls look fabulous! Such a sweet little crown, too. Gorgeous! x

RefRacBe said...

Fabulous card, Sylvia. You have done a great job sticking all those sequins and pearls on. I wouldn't have the patience. Rachel.

Netty said...

wow your LIM card is brilliant and it is totally like those fab bags that are on sale at the moment, x

Christine said...

Awww Sylvia how clever is this..very creative work..great take on the RWB chall.

smiles Christine xx

weathers no better in North Yorkshire thunder storms, rain then 5 mins sunshine..lol

Suze Bain said...

Oh well done Sylvia, a super card. I would've ended up in a sticky mess! xx

Valerie said...

This is a fabulous card Sylvia it definitely stands out from the crowd! You deserve to be knighted for your patience:) Love the little crown !
Val x

Deanna said...

WOW! this is just brilliant Sylvia, The time and patience you put into this is amazing! Perfect patriotic card~hugs Deanna

Tracey said...

Goodness you must have a lot of patience for this and its well worth it. Its lovely. Tracey x

Doreen said...

Fabulous card...very original.xxx

Linby said...

Blimey - you must have loads of patience to make this - the effect is fantastic though.
Linbyx

June Nelson said...

Wow i bet it took ages too but the effect is fantastic!!!! I love this its the best card ive seen today hunnnie huggies June xxxx

CraftinGranny said...

I'm sure it took you awhile to create this Sylvia but so worth sharing. Wonderful inspiration and beauty. Thanks sweetie for stopping by my blog and the lovely words of encouragement. I'm getting better and breathing somewhat better but still have an infection and not a lot of energy. I've so missed blogging and visiting and hope to be back in August. "Hugs"

Denise and Louise said...

Definitely worth all that patience and glue - this is fantastic.
Hugs
Denise xx

Michelle said...

Love it Sylvia. A great way to make a flag. Hope you're well
Love Michelle

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is blingtastic! I love it!
Lisa x

Sally H said...

Wow, Sylvia! That is stunning! Gorgeous work - so fiddly, but you did an amazing job!

Brenda Brown said...

So striking and beautifully made Sylvia. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Katina said...

OMW, Sylvia, this is amazing!! You must have fantastic eyesight and dexterity and the patience of a saint, lol!
xxx

Aileen said...

Oh my goodness your patience has paid off. This is ab fab!! x

Margaret said...

Fab card, Sylvia. Love the sparkle

Margaret xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sylvia this is amazing, what a brilliant card, Love the sequins, Love Hazel xox

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, very different and great use of different embellishments, been in North Yorks for 4 days, wind, rain, sunny intervals, so better than snow.

Kath x

Beryl said...

That is amazing. Not only must you have loads of patience - you must have very steady hands too. It's brilliant.
Beryl xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, Slyvia this is stunning ! And also so perfect of the LIM challenge. I love your creations, you are a talented lady. To come up with the idea of the Union Jack with the pearls, is so creative ! Hope you had fun with the celebrations, Shirleyx

Samantha said...

brilliant card and so in the theme! great sparkle and Jubilee too! well done and totally love it! Glad you could play along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time hugs Samantha :0)

Chrissie said...

This looks just great Sylvia, love the flag!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

NancyD said...

Great idea to make your own flag. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Marijke said...

wow, this is beautiful, love it

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply gorgeous my friend, all that bling is just perfect, clever you:0) Have a great day, hugs Gay xxx

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia

I just bet it DID take patience... but it's fabulous - you know how much I love bling!! hehe

Hugs
Christine x

Julie said...

Wow..great bling and a great take on the challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

What patience you must have Sylvia but it it was so worth it for this beauty! Vicky x

GinaA said...

Totally inspiring, so worth all that effort and glue!

Jenny said...

Wowzers..... I'm in awe of your patience and steady hand to place all the sequins and pearls!
Fabulous card and love the silver crown too :0)
Jenny x

Karen said...

Really inventive Sylvie - lovely card.

Huguenot Girl said...

What an amazing card - you certainly have plenty of patience!! Just gorgeous! Nicole x

Mandi said...

I've seen an oval Union Jack sparkly handbag I';d like
Your card is a stunner!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Zoƫ said...

Wow fabulous card and such patience! worth the effort though as it's a show stopper!!!! Zoe ps thanks for visiting me too.

HandmadebyTLC said...

Really wonderful! You've given a great sentiment to such beautifully sparkly colors! Thanks so much for joining us and inspiring us too at the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Julie said...

WOW!!! Loving your style Sylvia! what a perfect use of sequins too! Thanks for sharing with the Scrapbook Sisters,Have a great week,Julie.x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love your Union Jack, you must have so much patience. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Bev x

New Nanny said...

Lovely layout Sylvia. Thank you for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx

Gini said...

Adore this one Sylvia,
What a lot of work and sticky glue fingers that took!
Such a wowzer amazing effect and totally worth it :-)
Gini
xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, this is SO neat! You are a clever girl, using beads to recreate the flag. Awesome!

Thanks so much for becoming a follower at my blog recently. :) Just put my face on your sidebar, too!

Sarah said...

Oh' this is so fabulous Sylvia love it a great idea love all the gems and pearls..
Hugs Sarah x