July 22, 2012

July STARS and STRIPES Challenge by Elizabeth

Here is the challenge by Elizabeth for the month! Want to play too? Go here!

Here in my wee corner of Scotland we don’t celebrate anything with the stars and stripes, however we did see lots of red, white and blue when we were on holiday a month ago. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations were still much in evidence and I just had to take a photo of this delightful shop window.

I chose to make this A4 in size – approx 11” x 8” for a change. The papers used are from the Best of British Paper Collection which was issued with a copy of Crafts Beautiful magazine. The bunting was cut out one-by-one and positioned across the top. The title is the name of the shop – the photo has been cropped and matted on red cardstock.

All the embellishments came with the collection except the flowers which I made by punching out shapes, crumpling them up to distress them a little, and adding a tiny pearl to the centre.

I still haven’t got to grips with the Yahoo thing ... although I have managed to read all the emails so I do know what the challenges are for the coming months and, yes, I do know that the next deadline is 24 July ... which is why I’ve reverted to email for now.

I will try to follow your instructions tomorrow to see if I can join the 21st century J

Kind regards



  1. Very striking color palette and cute banner!

  2. Beautiful page! I absolutely LOVE the flowers!!

  3. Lovely layout! Visiting and seeing the Jubilee festivities must have been fun and a bit mad too! Thanks for sharing your lovely layout with us.

  4. Very pretty. Love all the patterns going on! Love it!