Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Vintage Union Jack Flag!

I wanted to use some of my newest goodies, and I also had two cards I wanted to make for some English stamping friends. What better way to share the love than with their flag, right?? I thought it would be a cinch, but in researching their flag, it wasn't as straightforward and "easy" as I thought, lol! Flags are important! And I didn't want to mess one up! But, I figured it all out (gosh I hate math!!!), and this is what I came up with...
I have to admit it, I'm just tickled with the way it turned out!

I used new DSP from the upcoming SU catalog called Comfort Cafe, and the blue used is a new In Color - Midnight Muse. After assembling the flag, I ran it through an embossing folder to give it a "quilted" look!

Inside of card - using the new Hostess stamp set Carry On!
I hope the girls like their cards!!!

I also got in some more crafting goodies in the mail:
Another triple punch

Some sea-shade gems (look like sea glass!), and 2 cameos

Sea themed resin embellishments

Some 6x6 paper packs - because I'm so "low" on paper, lol!

I've wanted these special dies for ages! They fold to make amazing designs!
Now I need more, lol!!!

I plan to use these for some background designs!

More sea-themed dies!
The latest Magnolia collection is as well, and it should be arriving any day now!

These are so gorgeous and I'll be using them today!

Another SMASH book!

I love good mail!!! Now...off to use those goodies!


Allyson said...

Y'know, darling...the problem with your cards is that no one wants to actually use them as cards. They are much better framed and hung in the house somewhere. You're going to have to start making them less desirable if you expect us to actually SEND them to people, to part with them. ;)

I just started using SmashBooks and LOVE them. I have the Cricut and all of the stamps and stuff but I'm finding that I just don't have the time anymore to devote to pulling all of that stuff out. With the SmashBooks, I can just throw the pictures in, add some stickers and a couple of captions and I'm done. And that goes a long way towards actually getting these 5 million pictures into ALBUMS.

AliceKay said...

Your card is really neat. I'm sure the girls will love them. :)

Lots more new supplies. Happy Stamping!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's a beautiful design, and your new goodies are AMAZING!

Deanna said...

Oh.My.Goodness! I can only imagine how difficult it was to make that card. It is gorgeous!

Don't ya just love good mail?!?

Toriz said...

Loads of great goodies!

You know... If you want something to use them in, there's a challenge going on over at http://funthegame.blogspot.com which you have until May 25th to enter.

Garden of Egan said...

The card is beautiful! You are so stinkin' creative.

So glad you got more paper. It would be scary to run low!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh when I first saw that first picture I thougt it was a real flag! Well, a real homemade flag that is, I'm pretty sure the real thing isn't made out of flower print fabric ;)

I need to be a better sister and send you some mail! I am SO lacking in that department, maybe if I had some cute cards I would send more???
(Going to check out your cards rt now!) PS I hope you win the scrapbooking software!!! You da best!

Grand Pooba said...

So where ARE your cards for sale?

Catherine said...

This card makes me want to go back to London!! And it also makes my head hurt thinking of the math involved. You did an amazing job!! AKA What you do with every card. ;)

Emily said...

It's killing me waiting for mail when I know this card is on its way. I am one lucky gal to be getting this card!!!

I just know the other recipent is going to be tickled pink too.

Bloggy hugs

ps you ARE the best friend a girl could wish for x