Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Quiz winner ....

.... the challenge for this week over at Waltzingmouse Sketch is a real fun one - they've given us a pennant as the basis of our design.  At first I was going to be quite literal and simply make a banner, but I ended up making a card.




As you know, I am Scout Leader for our local Group.  Well, last week there was a district quiz competition, but we didn't manage to get a team together, and I was feeling a bit rough so I didn't go down for the evening.  So you can imagine my surprise and shock when there was a knock at my door last Thursday to see Katie and Lena (her mum) standing there holding a Prize Shield.  Katie was beaming from ear to ear and delighted in telling me that we had won the Quiz competition!! ???  Katie went along to the competition on her own and represented the Group - and she won - all on her own!!  So the card I've made is especially for her - she's a winner!



I was lucky to get my new lacey pennant dies last week, so I was delighted be able to use them on this card.  The colours are from this week's CR84FN challenge - cream, garnet and chartreuse - wonderful colours, and I'm so pleased to use them again - check it out!!

I stamped the lovely swirly banner from the new Waltzingmouse Vintage Banner set in Versamark and then embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red Aurora.  The embossed pennant was cut out with the matching Spellbinders Lacey Pennant, and then tinted with shabby shutters distress ink.  I decided that I'd have some smaller banners hanging behind the main pennant, so used the coordinating swirly pennant from Bitty Banners.  I stamped two rows - one in shabby shutters and one in aged mahogany.  The sentiment comes from another Waltzingmouse set - Back in the Saddle, but seemed to be totally appropriate for this card.  Finally, I added two ribbons to the main pennant - they started off as white ribbon, but were dyed with aged mahogany!  You should see my fingers ;)))

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Banners, Bitty Banners, Back in the Saddle
Inks:  Distress - Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders:  Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029) die #4
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red Aurora embossing powder; Card from stash; Ribbon from stash



I don't quite know how I've managed to get another card done so quickly.  Actually I do, I was all ready to pack Kathryn's bags for her, but she'd done it!!  So all I had to do was check to make sure that she has everything she's going to need for the next few days.  She's so grown up, so independent and so excited!!  And that really is all for today.  I want to spend some time this evening catching up on blogs, tidying my desk (which looks like a bomb site) and reading my new book.  The last part of the Jean Auel series :)

21 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Deborah, I just love this card, beautiful colours and great balance here:0) xxx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fantastic, Deborah. I love your smaller pennant background which makes an awesome backdrop for your supersized banner. Truly a fabulous creation.

Meredith said...

Deb this is awesome!! I love the way you photographed this one too - it really shows off all the detail. Way to go little Katie!!

Craftilicious said...

what a fabulous card - great use of the wm stamps.

Stamps and Paper said...

Debrorah what a lovely card, your background is great.

Anne

Pauline said...

Great card Deborah, the background is fab! So nice to see the dimension with your photo here it's really lovely.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely story! Clever Katie! I really like the card you made for her. The colours are great and it was certainly worth dying that ribbon! Love the two scales or banner too.

Chrysalis said...

Hi Deborah - lovely original card there! I love the colour combo. Not always easy when they fly the nest - where do the years go? - thinking of you all x

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card. The composition is great and the colour combinations are beautiful!

Paula said...

This is an absolute stunner - I love Pennants & these colours are just wonderful. I love the smaller banners across the background.
Paula (PEP)

Genevieve said...

Wow! Stunning card! Love the bows :)

Savitri said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!!! LOVE the banner and the mini ones! Glad you played with the Mice this week :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your banner is so pretty topped with the bows, and the small banners stamped behind it, fabulous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty card! Love the stamped banners with the spellbinder one! :o)

Stella said...

This is beautiful; the banner is fabulous. That stamp set is on my wishlist; you did a fab job with it!

Beate said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for participating in this weeks sketch challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Basement Stamper said...

Love the banner hanging from the ribbons- so cute!

Kelly S. said...

Oh so great, Deborah! I love the colors and ribbon ties on this! The big banner looks so great layered over the smaller ones.

Lenet said...

beautiful! banners al over the card, I love it.
Thanks for joining us at WMSC

Heidi said...

Love it! The sentiment is great!

We would love to have you join us in april for our spellbinders event- win FREE nestabilities. Check it out at http://cropstop.blogspot.com/

Heidi

Joan B said...

this is amazing. your details are perfect!

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