Monday, June 25, 2012

Fun in Red White and Blue!

As you probably know I am English but have been living in the US for over 15 years. One of the comforting things we share as Nations is that our flags, The Union Jack and The Stars and Stripes, are both Red, White and Blue.
As it is Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee year, and London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games and as we approach The 4th of July celebrations here in the US it certainly feels the right time of year to feel Patriotic.
A lot of the card challenge blogs feel the same way and so I thought it only "right and proper" to make a card to celebrate my UK/US home :)
But I didn't do a specific event, just a general Celebratory card!

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel UK - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
The Poodles Parlour - Red White and Blue
Saturated Canary - Red White and Blue
Sassy Cheryl's - Red White and Blue
Inky Impressions - Red White and Blue
House of Gilli - Red, White and Blue
Card Makin Mama's - Red, White and Blue
Gingerloft - Red White and Blue
Reasonable Ribbon - Red White and Blue with Ribbon
Little Claires - Jubilee/Red White and Blue
Totally Stampalicious - Red, White and another color
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Flags or Banners
Phindys Place - Gingham or Plaid
Wags N Whiskers - Use Kraft
Paper Crafting Journey - Use Kraft
Lil Red Wagon - Get Krafty
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes with Kraft
Allsorts - Die (3 entries only)
Catch The Bug - Twine, Buttons and Sentiment
Sweet Stampin - Ribbons and Bows (2 entries only)
CMC Copic Challenge - Big Hair (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo! (I chose Ribbon, Die Cut and Button)
Di's Digi Designs - Spots and Dots (on the button and corners)
Delicious Doodles - 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 image, 2 corners/fabric brads and 3 flags/colors/letters/buttons)
Little Miss Muffet - Loads of Layers
Robyn's Fetish - No Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Girly

Card Recipe:
Image - Ava Freebie from Saturated Canary (grab her while she's still there)
Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - Unknown, years old!
Die Cut Circle - Heartfelt Creations
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Spotted Button - The Paper Studio
Mini Buttons - Dress it Up
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Corners - Colorbok
Fabric Brads - The Paper Studio
Letter Brads - Joanns

OMG did I enjoy making this card or what? The adorable image, I loved the hair, and the simplicity of a strong primary color scheme coupled with the neutrality of the Kraft cardstock made this just a dream to make.
I really hope you love her as much as I do.
Be sure to click back a little later for a post about a fabulous collaboration between Scor-Pal and Momenta that you won't want to miss!



Daniele said...

what a gorgeous card, lovely colouring and I love the banner

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card love the image and red white and blue theme! Jo xxx

Joey said...

Katie this is adorable, gorgeous image and love those papers! Joey xx

Tonya said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions' challenge this week. Good luck! ~ Tonya DT

Kristine said...

Hey there Katie Tate!! *Ü* WOWZERS is this ever CaUTE! Love how you colored her up and your DPs and everything is just so perfect!! This is definitely one of my faves this week. Thanks so much for playing at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges today! *Ü*

Sassy Cheryl said...

OMGOSH Katie. Just look at this amazingly STUNNING card. It's super gorgeous and the coloring is amazing. WOW! Beautiful, inside and out! LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Red, white & blue challenge this week!

jkreucher said...

This couldn't me more stunning! your coloring is amazing as is your design! every little detail~ fantastic!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Red, White and Blue challenge this week!

Jackie said...

This is simply stunning! I love all the details you put into this card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge and be sure to check out or DT Call!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Loopylou. said...

cute card Katie, love the corners and the bird inside
thank you for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Kim said...

Beautiful! Love all your paper choices. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pat said...

Hi Katie!! OMGosh...I LOVE this card!! Well, I have always loved Krista's darling images...and this one is extra cute!! Your coloring rocks! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Ann English said...

Katie, this is beyond gorgeous! Your coloring is perfection and your card design exquisite!
Thank you for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl's red, white and blue challenge!

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card ,i absolutley love this creation
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Judith said...

this is just beautiful Katie - i love the papers you've used and the layout is beautifully done thanks for playing at Inky Impressions this wek hugs Judith x

ahlers5 said...

This is beautiful. Love how the inside is finished also. Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

Jenny said...

Love this Katie - the colours the check the image - love it all. x


Oh Katie - What a beautiful creation your design is amazing and your colouring is fantastic.

thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.


Joanne said...

Just beautiful Katie! I love the colors and the image! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous card. Colours are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Tracy said...

You did a fabulous job with your red, white, and blue theme Katie. That little Ava is such a sweet image and you've colored her beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

happyscrapper said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish, and hope to see you back next week.

Suzanne said...

One of my most favourite images, great layout and good colouring thank you for joining us at cmc this week

uksharon said...

Hi Kate
Stunning card and the colours work so well with this image.
Best wishes, Sharon
C4E Design team

Anonymous said...

What a fun card. I just love the banner and the fact that your circle has these details.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Kathy said...

Bright and fun Katie! Your coloring looks amazing, such great shading. As always, the innies are so pretty, too. So glad you joined the challenge at Phindy's Place this week.

Mummylade said...

beautiful colouring. Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is lovely Katie! Fab image, gorgeous papers and all your details are just fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Love it, love it, love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon. XX Rachelle SS DT

Scrappy said...

Fab Card as always Katie! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll be back again soon!

TRACEY MO said...

Wicked card great layout love that image.

Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

Tracey DT

Lori Turner said...

Awww..what a cute card! thanks so much for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Shelby Goolsby said...

How cute this is!! I love the banner and beautifully finished inside. Thanks for joining us at CMC and I look forward to seeing you again.

tootsie said...

Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!


ps. Katie - do you ever take a break....I have so much to learn from you!

SAMARA said...

Hi Katie: I loved loved loved your card. It is super spectacular and looks like you put TONS of work into it!!!! Smiles, Samara, DT Sentimental Sundays.

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Katie, love the beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x