Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrating Canada


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we have a PATRIOTIC challenge for you.  We want you to celebrate your country and its history and make your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card using the colors of your country as represented by its flag.

This week we will reward a random winner with a badge to display on her blog and a digi of our choice.  The Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Most of the ladies on the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team are from the United States so their patriotic cards have a red, white and blue theme.  I am a proud Canadian and have used a classic Canadian icon and done my card in red and white as those are the colors of the Canadian flag.  We are really looking forward to getting a colorful history lesson of the countries of our challenge participants.

As it happens yesterday was Canada Day and Canadians celebrated the 144th birthday of the country. It was fun to watch the festivities from Ottawa, our nation's capitol, especially since the newly married Royal couple are here. And now Monday, is the birthday of the United States so I wish all my American friends a Happy July 4th.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - Colours of your flag
Lil Red Wagon - Patriotic
Stampin Royalty - Go Patriotic

Image: Mountie (online - do not remember source), National Anthem (Government of Canada web site)
Card Stock: Red (Wassau)
Papers: Maple Leaf (My Design), Stripe (My Stash)
Tools & Embellishments: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Yo-yo Flowers (Hand Made), Button (My Stash), Houndstooth Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Double Loop Corner Punch (Martha Stewart)

11 comments:

  1. This is perfect! Love the yo-yo flower and the cute little maple leafs.
    Great card.

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  2. Cec, I just love your design! What a great image and I love that you used the national anthem - love all the gorgeous red and white!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  3. now this is really cool! so love the mountie!

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  4. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up this week

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  5. Great card, love that flower, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

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  6. Your card is so beautiful...all of the team really rocked it this week...such lovely, creative creations. Hope your Canada Day was fab and you have a great rest of the weekend.
    Patti

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  7. You did a fantastic job with your card, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

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  8. Wonderful card, love your dp and flower. Thank you for joining in the DDS challenge, hope to see you again soon. hugs Donna x

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  9. Fab patriotic card. Love the image and that flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week xx

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  10. Cec, I think your patriotic card turned out great! I love the rosette flower and your Canadian maple leaf paper. Using your national anthem was a great idea too!

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Thanks!
Cec