Sunday 26 June 2011

Some more handmade flowers!!

Evening! Told ya I'd be back! Now before I get to my card, I just wanted to tell you something exciting that happened yesterday....we went to a 'fun day' at Woolwich Barracks which is near to where I live. As we got there, Sam said to me, 'oh look, there's that bloke from Dancing on Ice', so I'm looking and couldn't see who he was talking about, then he said 'over there....Johnson whatsiname' and when I looked it was Johnson Beharry. For those of you who don't know who he is, he is the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross in over 30 years. The Victoria Cross is the highest medal for valour in the British Armed Forces and he won the medal for twice saving the lives of members of his unit - the second time, he'd been severely wounded but still went on to save others. I felt really proud to be in the company of such a brave and inspirational man. It's not often these days that you can say you've seen a real life hero!!!
OK - back to the business of cardage! Pollycraft are having a DT call at the moment and since the release of Sonny Honeycloud, Swings and Slides and Chester, I seem to be falling more in love with their images with each new release and so what would I love more than anything but to be on their design team and get to work with these images all the time!!?? Here's the card I made using one of the freebie images for the DT call:
Image - Pollycraft coloured with promarkers.
Papers - Basic Grey.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Other - Border made using MS punch and Flowers made by punching holes in BG chipboard shapes, layering up with flowers cut with Slice and threading with baker's twine. Gems from stash.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Well, I think that's about it from me for now. Please wish me luck with the DT call...I'll certainly be keeping everything crossed! And thanks for visiting and spending some time with me!! I'm off to craft...and watch Hawaii 5-0! TTFN...............xx


  1. Oh Marie, your card is super sweet! I love this image and how you colored her up. Your paper is so yummy!
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Hi Marie, I love you bit on Johnson we have the series from England running in New Zealand at present and I never miss it. My son last year at school studied WWI WWII and he did his assignment on the New Zealanders that have had the VC over the years, which was really moving for an 11 year old. We have a young guy that got the VC a couple of years ago Corporal Bill Henry APIATA they call him Willie for his bravery twice in Afghanistan and saving his troop. Such wonderful work.
    Your card is really pretty I do love your cute image and your pretty design papers. I love the boarder punch you used and your pretty flower embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for sharing you story about Johnson and your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednsday this week and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. I'm lovin' all of the pink and your flowers are just beautiful with this cutie of an image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  4. Super sweet card Marie.

    Keeping everything crossed for your DT entry. All the best!

    Edna x

  5. gorgeous card!!

    Thanks for entering the DT call
    Paula x

  6. stunning card marie.fabulous pretty pink colours and details and the image is gorgeous :D
    best of luck in the dt call hun ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Yes, they are adorable images over at Pollycraft! And your card is fabulous!!! Love the pinks and your flowers. Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  8. Incredibly pretty card Marie and such a cute image...sounds like you had a fab time on Saturday :) Donna x

  9. Very pretty and I love the backing papers. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  10. Hi my sweet friend I've really missed you shug & so missed seeing your gorgeous cards. This one is just as gorgeous hun loving the image.
    I think its awesome being in the presence of such an hero, shame there wasn't more like him hun isn't it.
    I wish you soooooo much luck for the DT call shug, they would be mad to say no to you they would be lucky to have you darlin'.
    Hope you are ok hun mmwah.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    P.S. Could you send me your addy again hun cus I've lost yours, I've got a sponge for a brain I'm sure I have lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  11. Hi hunny I came to see your flowers! thanks for stopping by my blog too! was lovely to read your message thanks!! Love your flowers gonna have a nosy around your blog now! thehhee :0)

  12. Pretty in pink! Love this card Marie. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT

  13. How great that you met Johnson Beharry! :)

    Love your cute card, gorgeous DP and adorable pollycraft image too.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  14. beautiful card and great take on the sketch chickie! lovin those flowers with the tied bows ~ and such a darlin colored image!

  15. Wow Marie...what a gorgeous card hun! love the image and fabulous colouring too..and good luck with the dt so deserve it sweetie..

    I will be e-mailing you laters...and how exciting to meet Johnson..!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  16. Fantastic Marie, I love your colouring and gorgeous design, perfect! Nice as you say to see a real life hero, it kind of makes you feel better about the world doesn't it? Hugs, Chris x

  17. Really pretty card! I love those papers together - such a great combination with the image. Best of luck on the DT call and thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Hope you return again to our challenges.
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  18. Such a gorgeous card Marie, love the colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  19. Just seen your blog, amazing work. Thank you for sharing.
    Sadie x


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