Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Patriotic



Time for a new challenge on Simon Says Stamps Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

 and this week its
Patriotic

The team are also using My Favourite Things but thats not a requirement for the challenge just the DT chance to show what amazing products Simon Says Stamps have in their store.


There was only choice of stamp when I saw this weeks challenge and I know it really about the 4 July in the US but for us here in the UK means the Union Jack and that meant the Penny Black Miniful.
Now you probably know I love MFT dies but they also do the gorgeous Pure Innocence stamps too but I decided that Chevrons Stripes die was perfect for my road for my mini.
The papers I had decided to use were Doodlebug Stars and Stripes but I ended up just using one sheet for behind my flat bottom clouds from Simon Says Stamp Exclusive dies. 
The only way I could make the clouds pop was to use a white background but they still seemed lost. Recently I saw on one of my favourite blogs had faux stitched round clouds so I hoped it would work on my flat bottom ones. Then the chervons looked odd so I did a bit of doodling on them too.
I'm still not happy and I want to faux stitch round the edge in hope to bring it together but another part of me says that it would be a faux stitch too much.
My sentiment is Penny Black too, getting to be a dab hand at using a stamp a ma jig.


Now you know the drill to win the chance of this fabulous prize you have to enter the challenge with a new card no backlinking and you need to enter your post using the linky thing on the challenge blog. Also you need to link to the challenge in your post or you won't be eligible for the prize.

41 comments:

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Debby what a stunning card love the layout!!!!

Anita said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love the clouds and the chevron road :)
xoxo Anita

Jean said...

This is simply adorable!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

NĂ¡gela said...

Beautiful card!

Jingle said...

This is just TOO CUTE! I love everything about this card! And I totally didn't know there was a mini stamp out there! I need it! I drive one! LOL!

heidy said...

What a fun card Debby!!
XXX Heidy

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Debby love your colours and that brilliant image
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Debby...

Anne

Laura Sterckx said...

Such a cute card! I love that image and the clouds are so beautiful! :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card, Debs. Love your 3D mini - too cute!
The faux stitching definitely makes the clouds stand out more - will give that a go myself.
Caroline xxx

lin_ka1 said...

very, very goog :)

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Debby, love the image and bright colours, Kate x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Debby. the PB image looks fab and I love the clouds and chevron road.
Lorraine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Debby. I love the image and the clouds and chevrons looks wonderful. The faux stitching works really well too.
hugs Sue xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

Viv's Visuals said...

AWESOME!!!!! love it Debby. x

Wendy said...

Absolutely fab Debby, so cute.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great die cute and lovely image. Love the papers.

Kath x

coops said...

so stunning debby.i love the image and design and fab patriotic colours :D

xx coops xx

Helen said...

what a gorgeous card; love this stamp (I used to drive a mini cooper, although mine was British Racing Green). Regards, Helen

karen said...

Wowser awesome!!!! hugs, Karenx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card, Debby! Love how you made the clouds :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) I love how you used the mini with the chevron 'road', fabulous idea, the whole design is brilliant ! ,,, love the clouds too :-)


luv
Lols x x x

Rebekah said...

What a fun card Debby! Hugs Rebekah xx

Janine said...

Fabulous card design and layout Debby. A lovely patriotic card.
Hugs Janine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, I always love your PB cards and this is so inventive

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Debby, I like the sweet image, the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Anneke said...

gogrous image and card Debby.
hugs to you.
Ann

Lin said...

I just love your cute clouds, Debby! This is a really fun Patriotic design!

JenniferD said...

Awesome colour's! Love your clouds and such a fun Image!

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous image and colouring. I was paging through your blog earlier with my grandaughter who is 6 years old...she was so in love with your cards.
She kept paging back and asking oh look...how does she do that! I read her posts of your posts but it was close to bedtime so we did not have time to leave comments.
So great card from me and Little Miss C says she loves the way the clouds are done and the fact that all those animals are in the car! teehee

Beryl said...

Brilliant card Debby. Love the PB image and the pretty paper behind the clouds is a great idea. The faux stitching really does make those clouds pop.
Beryl xx

Dawn Turley said...

too cute Debby. A delightful card.

Lea Brawn said...

Another fab card Debby! Am loving the patriotic themes.
Best wishes Lea x

Mau xx said...

What a Gorgeous card Debby, my grandson would love this as he has a Mini that he is crazy about it.
Love the Patriotic colours.
Hugs Mau xx

Pam Sparks said...

so cute! love it Debby! You are so creative with dies!

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby, so love how you have used the dies for the clouds and road, great Doodlebug papers too, Luv Sam x

Creative M said...

TOTALLY cute!! Love it!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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thestampingbug said...

Ha ha...what a cute image!!! Reminds me of those clown cars that are jam packed with as many clowns as they can fit. Great card!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a fab card Debby!! Love the layout and that cute little mini filled with all of the cute animals!!

hugs...