Thursday, 31 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 151 - Cool Britannia (Red, White & Blue)

Morning everyone!  it's Thursday again and so time for a brand new Challenge over at 

This week the lovely Laurie is our host and has chosen the fab theme of.....

'Cool Britannia (Red, White & Blue)'

Well ... what better way to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee !! It's amazing to think that Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 60 years!! It doesn't have to be a card as long as you follow the red, white and blue theme - so lots of scope with this one.... we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations...

I thought I'd have a bit of fun with this theme and also celebrate UK's Jubilee year. So I've filled the bus with Top 12 Greatest Britons of all time.... as voted by the people of Britain in 2002. See how many passengers you can recognise!! 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Digi My World 

who are very kindly giving this week's winner a $10 Dollar Voucher to spend in store!!

Annie over at Digi My World very kindly gave us some fab images to play with... the set we've used is called England and includes a bus, a grenadier guard, Union Jack flag (as seen on the bus), a telephone kiosk, a rose and a girl dressed in union jack dress! You can also buy the set pre-coloured if you wish..

I've coloured the London Bus digitally and even found some authentic wheels on the net! then found photos of the Top 12 Greatest Britons and placed them behind the windows. Digitally added the Cool Britannia sign. Also digitally coloured the flags and the little Grenadier Guard and popped him on top of the bus LOL - isn't he a brave little soldier!! - just hope the bus doesn't go under any bridges en route ROFL.... 

The two little flags on top of bus are from Nitwits Tour of London Set.

Scrummy Papers are Papermania Portobello Road and were a birthday gift from my daughter. I've finally broken into them and they are gorgeous!! I made the little 2012 and Jubilee Banners.

Finally as it's a Diamond Jubilee - I added two crystal gems.

It's quite a 3D card in real life but it's not showing up in the photos. I decoupaged the flags, wheels of bus. Used 3D foam pads on bus and banners.

Hope you like it.... and do pop on over to MAWTT and check out my teamies creations - they are all wonderful !!! and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 172 - 'Colours of Your Flag' ends 2nd June 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 165 - 'Looking Through the Window' ends 2nd June 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 115 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 2nd June 2012
Cupcake Craft - Challenge 194 - 'Royalty' ends 3rd June 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Anything Goes' ends 4th June 2012
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - 'Dimension' ends 4th June 2012
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 4th June 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 37 - 'Anything Goes' ends 5th June 2012 
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 123 - 'Celebrations' ends 5th June 2012
My Mum's Craft Shop - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 5th June 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 5th June 2012
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 46 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 8th June 2012

Not long until the weekend.... and before I go ... I would like to wish our lovely boss Hazel a very Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day hun! 
Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all very soon.
Love and Hugs


Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, WOW what a fantastic card you have created, love the faces in the bus, and the amazing DP that is perfection! Hope you have a great day.
Hugs Cheryl

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is stunning hun, love the iconic pictures!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh Sue...A Fabulous Fun card ....LOve your colours...LOve your idea lol.Yes! I recognise Everyone on this bus.. Even the Grenadier Guard..My Uncle (A Long time ago) played in the band!!
Still laughing Sue...It's Brilliant..

Alessandra said...

ROFL!! how brilliant is this?!!! I can only recognise Di and John, Diana is one of my most fave persons!!! Ah, someone must be Jack the Ripper and one surely is Sherlock Holmes... one should be Mr. Bean :o) And I bet, the one under Di is your mailman who rings the bell on Sat at 7 o'clock in the mornings.... and who is the one that serves Sex on the Beach? Maybe first one on top!
Brilliant card, it made me laugh so loud!
Hugs, Alessandra

Mau xx said...

What a fab card Sue, I love the bus full of famous faces :) what a great idea. I got as far as putting the Union jack on my the same place :~ then went for the soldier
Brilliant creation my friend.
Hugs Mau xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello my dear friend Sue. How amazing is this, and so cleverly made too. What a great idea with the passengers. Fantastic attention to detail. Love it.
Hope that you are keeping well my friend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

craftymum said...

This is so original Sue. Wonderful
hugs Sarah x
Thanks for your visit to my blog.x

Judith said...

Thought I was in the wrong place when I arrived ! - loving the new raspberry header - very summery This is just the most fabulous card Sue - such a lot of thought has gone into it - I just love it - I tried to do something with that bus but it wasn't working for me!- it certainly did it for you hugs Judith xx
ps one of your other comments made me laugh out loud - Jack the Ripper one of the greatest Britains - what does the rest of the world think of Britain hmm!

ZUzanna said...

:D Brilliant!!!!

Lisa Jane said...

This is just Genius Sue.. i loved it as soon as i saw it.. think you should be in one of those windows lol
Truly Inspired
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and Diva's this week
Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,just superb,I love all your passengers...great

Debs said...

This is totally awesome Sue - complete gemnius design - you clever girl :o)
Love it!
Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Take care
Debs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sue, this is fantastic. It is so full of fun and great ideas and interest. I have never coloured digitally before sounds good fun. Hope you enjoy the weekend.


jo said...

Wow, Sue, this is fab! You've put so much work into it.....and those pics are a brilliant idea! Gone from one extreme to the next's pouring down....typical British weather lol!Hope you're well and enjoying the week.
Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

LOL - yes I definitely should have put Mr Bean on the bus - in fact ....

I Vote For....

Mr Bean for our new Prime Minister ROFL....

Sue xx

Alessandra said...

hahaha, I only think good things about all my britihs cyber friends LOL!

Twinkle Star said...

What a fantastic card, so different - I love it! Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's 'Colours of your flag' challenge this week. Estelle xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a cool idea Sue I have just been sat here trying to identify them all! Hope you enjoy your Jubilee Weekend! Hugs Susan x

Ira Huberts said...

If this isn't going to be a win Sue I'm going to eat my shoe (both of them if you like ;-) You should go and present your card to the tourism agencies, I've never seen the UK promoted in such a fabulous way!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Joan Ervin said...

You are soooo creative, Sue...what an awesome design!!! I love the bus and how you added all the *people* !!! I even recognize a few of them...LOL!!! This is a winner, for sure!!!

June Nelson said...

Hiya Sue this is brilliant!! how on earth did you think it up for staters, its fantastic hunnie xxxxxxxxxx

Hazel said...

It's a great idea, brilliantly done. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh fabby card, I hope you are going to let us know whos on the bus, I recognise a few but not all of them.
Love Hxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

It is an amazing achievement (The Queen as well as your card!) lol :)

I love everything about your fab card! So clever, brilliant and inspired! :)



DesignerDiva said...

I love love love your card Sue but I need help in naming all the Brits! I'm missing two!!
FAb idea and a fab post, you always make me smile, hope you have a super weekend Mrs
Hugs Laurie xx

Anne said...

Wow, such a great creation, so fun! Love the bus with all the people on it, very creative!

Hugs, Anne.

Dawn said...

Great card Sue! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this time! Good Luck
Dawn xx

coops said...

wow this is brilliant sue.i love the patriotic design and the bus is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

hi Sue -here I am again with a different hat commenting on this fab Jack the Ripper card!! - what else can I say - its just genius- I remember watching that TV programe and can name most of those passengers on the bus -hope they all paid full fare!!-thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week and good luck hugs Judith xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue! Really love the bus, I recognize only 6 of them but then I am not British :)
Great Jubilee card.
Hugs xx

Claire said...

This is just brilliant Sue - I love how you have put the famous faces as passengers in the bus! And I hope that soldier doesn't fall off the roof!! Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Claire x

Flowergirl said...

Fantastic card! What a great idea, love your passengers! Brilliant x
Wendy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fabulous, I love the images that you have put in to the bus, brilliant idea
Lindsay xx

Crafty Tazzy said...

Beautiful hunny!! Such an appropriate image!! Thank you for joining in with Creative Craft Challenge ... Annette (DT CCC) xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, wow! what a fab card hun, love the bus and what amazing passengers. A great idea.


Donna x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great card and such a great idea. I love the idea with all the passengers.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away in our red white and blue challenge this fortnight and good luck.

Hugs Sarahxx

Shannon White said...

Oh My Word! Sue, this is Brilliant!! 8-) Just Love every Fabulous detail! From the Wonderful bus and Perfect wheels,and the Fantastic passengers! You should do a contest to see who knows them all. I am missing a few, but know most of them! lol Just a Fabulous Jubilee card my friend! LOVE this! 8-


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
You will have to give me your email address again, i will explain to you why, here is mine:
Thanks xx

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for your caring and kind wishes. What does not kill makes us strong. I'm good as far as I can. Now to your card. Wonderful for the jubilee. I like the selected papers especially blue paper with dots. Beautiful digital painting and wheels of the bus are really fantastic. I like the passengers in the black and white photographs that you selected. Looks like history. You really did this well. I hope you're okay. Have a great weekend. Hugs. Lily

Ani said...

Your card is really beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along at our Dimension challenge at Creative Card Crew! Ani
P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

Donna said...

Amazing card Sue, gotta love your London bus and fab design! Thanks for joining in our Royalty challenge at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

sarah-Jane said...

Brilliant card. I love it! Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

having a {me} day said...

WOW! Love how you've decorated your bus! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

angelwhispers said...

Wow Sue this is just so amazing and just love your idea!! I wonder what they are all talking about on the bus with all these famous faces! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card!!! How clever!

judit said...

Love your bus of famous Britons! Such a fab idea! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

CG said...

What a brilliant card! Just so creative and fun...I'm Pinning this! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Best, CG (P.S., I posted this on Pinterest

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a super cool card. Love the "windows"- Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays! xxx Ann

happyscrapper said...

Awesome card. I love how you put the phots of famous Brittians in the windows of the double decker bus. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back again.

SusanLotus said...

Sitting here watching the Picadilly Street Party at TV ;)
and some kind of jubilee that you are celebrating in UK today.


Mandy said...

Fabulous Jubilee card Sue, super cute image and I love the London bus.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

cotnob said...

Great card Sue, love your bus with all the fab passengers, I'm a bit worried about the poor guard on top though - I do hope he doesn't fall.
I hope you are having a fab weekend.

Natalie said...

Brilliant idea, beautifully made! I love the little guard :)
Thanks so much for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card thank you for joining us this time at Creative Craft Challenge
Love Jan