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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Best of British

It hasn't taken long for one of my New Year Resolutions to be broken.  I promised myself I would try and blog more, and there I am on 17 days into the New Year and I have failed. 
Work has taken over again and maybe very busy for the next few months - hoping I can get more organised and try and do both.

Thought I would have a go at using more of my old bits and pieces from my stash and also a couple of new goodies that have been waiting to be used. At least I am keeping that resolution going (so far).

I used the Union Jack stamp from Indigo Blu and coloured it with Broken China and Fired Brick distress inks watered down and brushed onto the stamp to give it more of a distressed look.  Mat and layered it onto layers of Blue, White and Red card from my stash.
I used a Mini stamp from the Dream Cars from Creative Expressions with Memento and coloured it in with my promarkers.  I used my new metallic promarkers for the mirrors,wheel spokes and grills.  To make the lights look as if they were shining I used Crystal Lacquer.  I also used this for the windows to give the glass effect.
The image was die cut using a spellbinder die which was then also distressed with Broken China and Fired Brick.  I then embossed the edges of the die cut to give it a raised look and secured it with a deep layer of pinflair.
The edge of the card was embossed using the Cog Mask. To finish off I used some card candy I had in the same colours.

Hopefully I have given the feel of being British.  My hubby loves all kind of classic cars and thought the mini would symbolise it.

I am entering this little creation into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Celebration of Nations
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - No Floral Embellishments
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Anything Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Boys & Their Toys
TrulyMadlyCraftyChallenges - Anything Goes

As always thanks for stopping by.  Your comments are always appreciated.

Take Care
Hugs xx


  1. Love the retro look. Great card, Maria. Glad I caught you on MIM.

  2. Maria, this is a great , interesting creation .Love the flag and your colour application . Love the frame for the mini . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Love the card and very patriotic. Love the Union Jack stamp
    x catherine

  4. Love both of the images (beautifully coloured) and the red, white and blue theme!! Great sentiment too!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  5. Great retro card, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, hugs trace x dt

  6. What a neat card--LOVE the images you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at CCM! :)

  7. Fab card Maria, love the effect on the flag and the great embossing!
    Thanks for entering my Celebration of Nations Challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  8. Wow another fantastic card Maria, the flag is fabulous and the way that you coloured it was a great idea. The Indigo Blu range are fantastic to work with aren't they. Good Luck with the Allsorts Challenge and thank you for taking the time to enter this terrific design Bye for now Jo xxxx

  9. Fabulous male card. Love the image and detail. Saw your card on MIM.
    Diane xx
    p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

  10. What a fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette

  11. Fabulous card, I really love the effect you've achieved on the union jack stamp and the mini looks great too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  12. Rule Britannia! love it! Fab card.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  13. Wonderful card. Great job with the theme for Boys and Their's Toys. Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men. Good luck on the challenge.
    I love seeing your creation.
    Hugs, Patricia

  14. Fun card. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

  15. love it!!!great card!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge


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