Sunday, 27 June 2010

Stars and stripes


Now I don't like to complain but it has been 29 degrees here today, which is too hot for me. I love the sunshine but once it gets over about 24 degrees I find it too hot. We had a lovely day out at a local village viewing the open gardens and scarecrows and then headed up to the coast where we had a meal sitting outside on the pier in the breeze. Had to have another shower when we got home as we were so hot and have just watched last night's Dr Who finale. Wow, that was fantastic wasn't it.

On to my card. I was asked to be the GDT member this week at One Stitch at a time where the challenge is stars and stripes. This usually makes me think of a male card in red and blue but I decided to try something different. I bought this Pollycraft didgi image recently and thought she went perfectly with the theme. Papers are Hamstead from Papermania and MME Wild Asparagus. The Hampstead papers are so sparkly I love them. The blue ribbon is recycled from the inside loops on a cardigan. I used my MS star punch on the edges and added some gem stars and some sparkly foam stars from America. Sentiment is Craftwork cards layered with a nestie.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Stars and stripes
I love Promarkers Fab sketch
Oh Alice Twinkle, twinkle
Cute Card Thursday Reuse, renew, recycle
Paper Sundaes Birthday card
Hidden Treasures Ribbon

28 comments:

Danielle said...

This card is a real sweetie Marianne! Love the papers and they go perfectly with this adorable image! Love the sparkly stars. Wow - sounds like you had a scorcher of a day!! :)
Hugs, Danielle

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Fab card! I love the papers and sweet image.

Yes it has certainly been a scorcher here today! I wasn't too hot in Norwich but saying that I quite like the heat. However, Chris was complaining that he was hot.

Lisa x

Claire x said...

Marianne this is a stunning card - I adore that cowgirl image! Thanks for joining in this week with Hidden Treasures. Good Luck. Hugs, Claire x

Crystal said...

Great card! I love the layout, design paper & the blue sparkly stars! Thanks for playing along in Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge :)

Mags said...

I agree, it's suddenly far too hot! Why oh why does the weather swing from cold to too-hot so fast? Can't we have something in-between for once??

Your card is fab, so happy! She's a lovely image, and I do like your colours and papers, they go together so well.

dolcreations said...

I just love this cutie Marianne! I love the western feel the paper gives to the image! I LOVE IT! I am so envious...sitting by the pier...having a lunch....that sounds wonderful! How is your flower garden? It probaly loves the weather you are having! It is cool and wet here!!!!

tkelli said...

Cute cowgirl! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Hidden Treasures!!! xoxo Kelli

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Mandy said...

Hi Marianne,
Your day sounds wonderful,must get some info from you on places to visit we are heading to your area in August...Love your card and you have covered the theme beautifully...
Mandy xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun this is a real stunner, love it
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Marianne, sweet image and colours. Sounds like you had a great weekend, agree its now too hot.
luv
Debby

Alicia (Alicia's Creations) said...

Great cowgirl and love the papers! Was wondering if you were a bit bonkers about being 29 degrees until I realized you are probably not talking farenheit! It was hot here as well 101 degrees farenheit! Thanks for joining Hidden Treasures this week!

Karen said...

This is cute! love the stars too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Love the way you mixed those dps! Very cute image and super elements combine to make a way cool card! Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures!

paperfun said...

Love your card. The image is adoable and I love your stars.

Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures.

Mari

WeirdCat said...

Fab card, love the image,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Lorraine said...

That's a great card. Love that image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

My name is Wynneth said...

Yeeee Haaaa!! that's a great image :o) thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Sprytebyrd said...

This is wonderful! Love the stripey paper and all the great stars!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Stars & Stripes" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Sue C said...

Great card, love the bold colours. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

Paula said...

Hi Marianne,
Sorry its been a while since I stopped by...
This is Fabulous... the theme does work so well with Sydney!!

I'm not a fan of the heat either, but I complain if its too cold, so I can't win really!

I watched the Dr who finale too... I had to have my 11 yr old son explain it to me... got a bit confused...lol!! but did enjoy it!

hope you are well?

Paula xx

Hanna said...

This is a really lovely card. Super sweet image and love the glittery stars too. Thanks for joining us as GDT at OSAAT!
Hugs /Hanna

Carla aka scrappypug said...

absolutely adorable! Love the image and the details! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

stitchy said...

Marianne, thank you so much for such a beautiful card to display on our challenge this week at OSAAT - I hope you enjoyed your GDT spot and look forward to seeing you again..

Stitchy xoxox

Lela said...

Marianne,

Love the card. I especially like the background. It's so western. By the way, thanks for not revealing anything about the Dr. Who finale. I'm watching here in the States on BBC America. We just now saw the Van Gogh episode. I love Dr. Who!

Lela

HappyCrafter said...

Very fun card, like the little cow girl and the stars tie in just fine. So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes :-)

Paula said...

Love the glittery stars...great embellishment! Thanks for joining the stars and stripes challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Pleasantly,
Paula