Friday, 12 August 2011

Patriotic simplicity

This week Less Is More is asking for a card in the colours of our national flag, which, my being English, is red, white and blue. I'll be honest, I have never been less proud of my country than I am now, after those disgraceful riots and looting in London which spread to Bristol and Birmingham. I feel disgusted, and almost ashamed to be English. Maybe after this, our police will be permitted to adminster justice, the schools will be allowed to keep discipline, and parents will be encouraged to teach children the basic principles of respect and right versus wrong, instead of sticking to the ridiculous political correctness which has turned our country into a lily-livered soft-touch and is ruining a generation.

But enough. This blog is about creativity and making the best of things. And this is about the best I could do at this time of night with only hours to spare until the end of the week's challenge. And another broken punch, the second punch I've broken in 2 weeks! It was expensive - over $20 - so it is going back to the store tomorrow. Grr.

I ended up with a die cut by Marianne Design which actually worked even better, a fuschia stamp and sentiment by The Craft's Meow, and liquid pearls. The background card is actually white, but it is pearlescent so the camera has interpreted it as greenish for some bizarre reason. I love how it has turned out.

I'm also entering it into Cute Card Thursday's challenge of "clean and simple", Simon Says Stamp's of "all white" (except for the stamp) and Stampin' for the Weekend's "spots'n'dots".


Chrissie said...

This is really lovely!
I'm really fond of white cards! The touch of red is just super!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Tam said...


Mandi said...

Wonderful card, so pretty
I'm with you on these pointless riots, makes you so mad. Thankful that they have stopped.
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

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I love the dotted accents!!! The flowers are nice pops of color too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Jen W. said...

Those flowers are fabulous and I love the addition of the liquid pearls!
Thanks for your comment on my blog - I'd love to get to Australia one day! Maybe we need to trade... :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, gorgeous card.

Joy said...

Stunning, really love the dash of colour against the white.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog