Wednesday 30 May 2012

Rule Britannia!

Well I couldn't stop singing Rule Britannia after yesterday's card so I thought I should create a little blue, red and white number using the same stamp set.  I do love this new set and the quality - as with all SU stamps - is superb.  They produce such crisp images that they are a joy to work with.  Here's my patriotic creation:

It was a really quick card to make.  I stamped the ship's chart twice onto Whisper White card, lining it up with my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig.  The clipper was stamped in Night of Navy, with a sentiment added from the massively useful Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I fastened two eyelets down the left hand side and threaded some baker's twine through.  I think it adds nicely to the 'sea-fayrer' look, at least to my land-locked eyes!

Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Real Red, Night of Navy
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig, eyelets, Crop-a-dile, baker's twine

I'd like to enter this card into the Stampin' Royalty and Tuesday Throwdown challenges where it's all things masculine this week, together with the patriotic challenge at the Glitter Geeks.

Yesterday I shared a photo of our gorgeous little nephew and promised more info about what I've been up to the past few weeks.  Well, my second most exciting news is that come September, I will employed!!  Last week I was interviewed for a part-time teaching job at a lovely school where I did one of my initial teacher training placements... and I got the job!  I am thrilled to bits, over the moon, happy happy happy.....!  The fact that it's part-time means I will have chance to carry on with my Stampin' Up! business - which I absolutely love doing - as well as have more time at the weekends to spend with my husband.  Teaching full-time meant I hardly ever saw the poor man!  And of course some of the pennies might find their way to being spent on more crafting goodies......

Thank you so much for visiting today and thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday.  I have missed you all!  A special 'hello' to you today if this is the first time you've visited my square metre of blogdom.


  1. Another fab card using this set. I love the chart in red and the twine is a great addition. More congratulations, I'm very pleased for you. Good luck in your new job come September. x

  2. You really are rocking this set Victoria! I love the patriotic colour scheme of this card and the way you're using that wonderful chart image as a background strip. Many congratulations on getting the job you wanted as well as being able to carry on with your SU business you love. Hugs, Vicky x

  3. Big congrats on your new job Victoria - now you can sit back and enjoy the summer! Another fab card, I just love the eyelets and the twine! xx

  4. Congrats on the job! Way to go! Another great inspiration for this set! I really, really love the eyelets with the twine pulled through. What a great idea!

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the image, and the way you have used the twine :) Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Carol :) x

  6. Thanks for entering our challenge at Stampin' Royalty! I love that stamp set, I almost used it on my creation for this challenge! Thanks again for playing along!

  7. This is another great card Victoria, this stamp set is certainly versatile.

  8. Everything in simplicity. Bravo ! It's very successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  9. Well done Victoria on getting your new job! Love this card, perfect for a man. I have some stamps similar to this I think I may have to find them and produce something like this! If i do I'll be sure to credit you hun! Karen x

  10. I love everything about this! I thought yesterday's card was stunning, but I love this one even more. It's so great to have you back creating and inspiring us! And, Jacob is such a perfect doll! I hope you'll get tons of time to love on him and vice versa!

  11. Congratulations on your new job! That is certainly exciting news too! And I love this new card you created with this same stamp. Great, great card!!

  12. Lovely card - and congratulations on the new job :) thanks for joining the glitter geeks challenge this week x

  13. Hi there Victoria ~ Thanks so much for popping over and it is so very nice to be blogging again and checking other folks things out - wow do love these few cards you have made whole feeling in the Rule Britannia mood - always have a problem with that only remember the first few lines that is all! brain goes dead and hate that! happy 3rd birthday of WOYWW! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz. x #30

  14. Oh, this is wonderful, Victoria! What a great choice of both image and dp. :-D Thanks for playing in the Masculine challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and I hope we see your creative work again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Huge congratulations on the job and also on becoming an auntie too. He is gorgeous! I hope work goes well. Your cards are really beautiful on this and yesterdays post. It is good to have you back - I missed you. I have just finished SATs with my class, so lots of number crunching to do over the holiday. I treated myself to a couple of stamps as a reward - any excuse!!!

  16. Hey Victoria

    Brilliant card - love the image and the colours too.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments - I really do appreciate it - alot!

    Have a great week.


    Hazel xx

  17. Fantastic card Victoria I love the design of this and the ship image is super , great idea with the ships log print and the twine to match in red super work Hugs Elaine

  18. L-O-V-E the red white and blue with that set! This looks so crisp and clean--gorgeous!!! :)

  19. Victoria I really love this card - I love the colors and the simple design. Very effective I must say and just in time for a wonderful celebration. I have been watching on the "tube" all the comings and goings over the pond. I love the royals and Queen Elizabeth looks grand. Oh to age as well as she has. I hope Prince Phillip will be okay.

  20. This is terrific. I love your style. x


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