Wednesday 11 July 2012

A patriotic birthday

I LOVE these Papermania papers.
Shabby chic comes to GB! Ha Ha!

I'm getting all excited for the Olympics now 
and thought I'd make a card to celebrate the occasion as well as a birthday.
Must admit, thast rosette looks a bit as if it belongs in the Southern States of America to me.
Does it look a bit confederate to you too, or is it just me?
I used paper from two different Papermania pads.
The background papers with the bunting and the dark blue band with the crowns on, are from Forever Friends'  'The best of British'.
The rosette, airmail envie and the sentiment tag are from the Papermania set 
'Portabello Road'.

16 days to go until the Olympics!!
(Hope it stops flippin' raining before then)!



Unknown said...

hi it ..very patriotic..and the flower is brilliant me old cuppa cha!!..hopes you all mendid now...hugglies me xxxxx

Robin said...

Looks great! I live in the southern states and think your flower looks awesome.


Janice W. said...

I love your card Viv! It is very patriotic! I can't believe you are still getting rain. ugh How depressing! Love you sweet friend!

Jackie said...

Fabulous card Viv, I love the airmail envelope :o)
Jackie xx

Kim H said...

Viv ~ Well this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the gingham rosette ~ North or South over here I LOVE it! I think it is just so neat that we share the same colors for our countries! I LOVE the red, white and blue! I really need you ALL to send the rain my way!!! Just keep pushing it our way! I am so excited for the Olympics to start! What a GREAT time for your counrty and ALL countries!!!

Marisa said...

Looky at you using a skewed panel - I bow in your presence ;) The rosette is fabulous and hold on for a great ride with hosting the Olympics. Just lvoed it when we had the Winter Olympics. Such an amazing atmosphere!! Make sure you get out and check things out - no need to go tho the venues, just enjoy all the free stuff and the fun atmosphere :)

Beth Norman said...

Looks great. What an outstanding card. I can see why you think the rosette looks confederate, but it doesn't cry it out. I just bought two Penny Black stamps in honour of the olympics. Critters in a mini and critters on a double decker bus. Perfect for my trip to the UK. I'm working on my scrapbook now and will add photos later. I just ordered a package of UK paper. Can let you know deets when it comes in. Have a super day my friend!

Renee said...

So beautiful Viv! It does look a littler Southern but I still love it :)