Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic Fever

Good Morning blogland!  are you enjoying the Games?  I have to confess I have seen very little of them.  I purposely watched, and got over-excited at Becky Adlington's Silver achievement, but other than that, I've not seen anything.  I did watch the Opening Ceremony though - wasn't it magnificent!  For the first couple of minutes I was squirming with embarrassment - OMG, what was all that cheesiness about?  I felt like I was watching a poor-man's production of Lord of the Rings,but then it picked up!  Oh Wow did it pick up!!  I loved it when the children of the 4 British Nations sang their anthems (sorry Wales, I wish they'd chosen something other than Guide me O thy Great Redeemer, really NOT one of my favourites) - I LOVE Jerusalem, Danny Boy always makes me cry, and for some reason, Flower of Scotland always makes me want to stand up and belt it out with them!! LOL!  (My grandad was a Scot, so maybe there's a drop of highland blood in me!).

Anyway, over at Midweek Magnolias this week, we were gripped by Olympic Fever and we decided to host a little competition of our own.  As long as our players stick to the rules (i.e. stick to the theme and only enter your project in 5 or less blog challenges) everyone will be in with a chance of winning one of THREE fab mystery prizes from Magnolia.  We will also be handing out a Bronze, Silver and Gold award for our winners to display on their blogs - totally unique and will only ever been given once!  Surely it's got to be worth it for the kudos alone???

So, feeling inspired by the opening ceremony, I made my card this week based on the arrival of the Nations, and here is Tilda, proudly flying the flag for Team GB:
 Tilda is coloured with Faber Castell pencils and the papers are from Portobello Road.  The badge is computer generated.

Well that's my lot for today.  Please go and visit my lovely teamies at Midweek Magnolias - they have created some amazing projects - as usual!!

And before I go, I want to wish my little girlie a very Happy Birthday - she's 15 today, and still behaving like a pup!!  Happy Birthday Rosie, bless her!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week.  xxx

Also shown in:    Paper Play - Olympic Theme
                            Totally Stampalicious - Olympic Theme


  1. Super duper lovely Anne. I am loving the work on the flag :-) Jen x

  2. Fantastic card Anne, I love your colouring technique, your papers, flourish and sentiment are amazing too.
    Suzi x

  3. Hi lovely xx
    What a superb card! love your colouring, and the flag is brilliant!
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful Rosie xxx

  4. Cutie Patootie card, Anne. I love your Tilda and her flag, she is fabulously colored. Gorgeous DPs and your sentiment says it all. Say a "Happy Birthday" to Rosie for me...
    Cathy Lee

  5. What a beautiful card Anne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. oh, Anne, this is a wonderful card! I love,love, love your amazing coloring, and your design is a true pleasure to look at! Wonderful! And... Happy birthday, Rosie!!! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  7. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Paperplay with our Olympic/Sports theme. Especially love how you created the sky.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  8. Great card! You've colored Tilda beautifully, love how you've made the glittery ground, and the paper with banners just fit in perfectly. Love the pretty diecut swirl too.

  9. Hello !
    oh your Rosie is so sweet, happy birthday to her !
    Your card is superb, this Tilda is so pretty with the flag ! This is a very nice creation !
    I watched the Opening Ceremony too, it was fabulous !

  10. Hi Anne,WOW,i just love your card and the sentiment is amazing.I know you said it was computer generated,but it is on a special programme? Or did you create it yourself? I`ve seen a couple more that you have done and they look amazing!
    I hope Rosie had a lovely birthday and my she looks good for 15!!!
    Take care Kelly.

  11. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning! Love the sentiment. hugs Sharon


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