Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Welcome to our "Card Making Canadians Blog Hop", celebrating Canada Day today!  You should be arriving here from Sarah's blog, but if you messed up somewhere, you can always go back to Tara's blog - she has the whole lineup there.

So, of course our theme is Canada Day, and at first I was going to make a card with a Canadian stamp, but then I saw this cute Saturated Canary image I had printed out and had yet to colour on my desk, and she reminded me so much of my daughter Ailis that I decided to go with her:
She's coloured up with Copics (kind of an experiment with the reds, ack!) and cut out with a Spellbinders die.  I also found this great Canadian themed paper in my stash from sooooooo long ago!  It's by Around the Block, and I'm down to the smallest scraps now.  A border punch, some dry embossing and sanding, and some iRock bling and she's done.  I decided to use a sketch from a local gal I know, Cheri, aka Graphicat.  She has a great sketch challenge blog that puts out two sketches a month - be sure to check her out and play along!  Here's the sketch:
And here's the inside of my card:

What do you think of my freehand maple leaf?  I know it's not completely symmetrical, but I'm quite proud of it!  

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Just curious:  leave me a comment letting me know what you do for Canada Day, or if you're from another country, what you do for your big national celebration.  I'm planning to take the girls to a celebration at the 108 Heritage Site, and then possible to a BBQ - really looking forward to it!  

Now make your way over to Lucy's blog, and make sure to leave comments everywhere you go, as I know there are some skookum (I think that's a Canadian word!) prizes to be won!

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24 comments:

  1. Love it your maple leaf looks lovely.. hope you have a good day.. be sure to take the bumper shoot with you to stay dry.. Take Care

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  2. Wow you did that maple leaf free hand???
    Fantastic!!!
    Love the card!
    Happy Canada Day!

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  3. Great card, love the image and you did an awesome job on the maple leaf :)
    Happy Canada Day :)

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  4. Fabulous card I love the image.

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  5. Nicely done, my friend, nicely done!
    We just got back from the pancake breakfast (went later this year so we could also get a piece of cake - yum!) that I featured in my hop layout and later we may go out to Surrey to see Sam Roberts play and eat from some yummy ethnic food trucks. If the rain stays away that is!
    Funny you should ask about going back to Britain ... we took Marley when she was a baby (easy to fly with!) and are tentatively planning to go in 2015 with everyone. That should give us enough time to save!! LOL!!
    Enjoy your celebrations where ever you end up and I hope you stay dry!!

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  6. Great card :)
    You coloured that little cutie up perfectly with the reds.
    Great take on the sketch as well.
    We are just relaxing at our cottage, the day is gorgeous. We usually shoot fireworks over the lake at night, but can you believe we forgot them this year :(

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  7. Awesome card hun !! I always struggle coloring with reds..I don't know what it is.lol. I can't believe you free cut that leaf ,fabulous job ! Have a great day !!Hopefully it doesn't rain !TFS

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  8. Cute card Roxy! Have a great Canada Day!
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  9. This is such a fun card - TFS. Happy Canada Day, we are off to the fireworks later. We emigrated from the UK in 2005, so this September we will have been here 7 years. Best thing we ever did:-)

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Cute card!! The maple leaf looks great!!

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  11. You did pretty good with those reds, they're tricky, eh? (there's that eh popping in on me...). Love this card and the image, can't wait to get Saturated Canary in rubber in the store soon :) Happy Canada Day!

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  12. Oh my this is a perfect image for Canada Day..i just love the way you layered her dress in the red/white colours..fabulous card..tfs

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  13. She is adorable. Of course, I love Cheri's sketchs. We spend the day along the Niagara Parkway and then to a friends for swimming and dinner.

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  14. Hey Girl!!
    I am so happy you used my sketch to celebrate Canada Day! Awesome!
    honestly, I ussually spend Canada hiding out from the Stampede... LOL
    LOVE the Red and White Saturated Canary image, and you did great with the Copic Reds... they can be a handful! LOL
    Hugs
    cheri

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  15. Love the Saturated Canary image you used this week. Fabulous job on the card both outside and in. Thank you for joining us at Graphicat Sketches.

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  16. Super image and fabulously coloured. I love it.

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  17. Cute card and image and great colouring! We usually watch the fireworks here for Canada Day. Windsor/Detroit puts on a great show!

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  18. Sweet image'! The colouring looks great to me! :0)

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  19. Roxy this girl is soooo stinkin cute!! I love all the elements you used in this card too! The punch on the edge, the embossing, it all looks very Canadian! Hope you had a great Canada Day too!

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  20. Such a sweet card. Your freehand maple leaf looks great! :)

    P/s: We don't do much for National Day except watch the parade on tv....and enjoy the public holiday!

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  21. That image is so cute!! The inside of your card is awesome!! Happy Canada day to you too! :)

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  22. I love your card Rox!!! Your reds look fantastic!!! Sorry I've been MIA, work kind of took over those last few weeks!! but I'm on holidays now so hopefully I'll find a bit more time for blogging (:
    We went to camp for Canada Day. Most of my family came out too. The kids in the campground (Tent & Trailer place) always get all red and whited up and do a parade around the grounds, then we have fireworks when it gets dark.

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  23. wonderful card. love the image on the front. I've been getting into cards more than scrapbook pages these days. Thanks for visiting me. I hope to get into a more regular blog routine soon...
    For our July 4th celebration here in the states, we didn't do much. I made a cake that looked like a flag and then we grilled out. it's been hovering around 100 degrees here the last week, makes being outside not as enjoyable.
    Have a fabulous day. =)

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