Saturday, 2 July 2011

Pedal Power!

Unsurprisingly there are an absolute zillion challenges out there this week with the theme of Red/White and Blue or Patriotic or Stars and Stripes etc as the 4th of July is almost upon us!
So Happy Independence Day to all lovely followers from the USA!
And in keeping with the theme of Independence, don't you just love this image from Mo Manning?!
Little boy on his trike being very independent and grown up without his stabilisers!
This card started out it's life differently in my head.... but a disaster whilst colouring the ribbons that flow from the handlebars prompted me to think again.
I ended up cutting him out excluding the streamers and improvising with some promarker coloured pieces of string!
The stars background is from DCWV, matted onto dark blue cardstock and likewise the striped paper.
The red buttons have been rattling round in the button box for a while so I thought it was time I used them up and I finished with a rather large(LOL) red bow and a PC generated sentiment.
Entering this into some of the challenges -
Some Odd Girl - Bright and Bold
Delightful Challneges - Red, White and Blue
Southern Girls - Bring out your inner child!
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Fairy Knoll - Red, White and Blue
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White and Blue
Crafters Companion - One for the Boys
Amber's Crafts - Red, White and Blue
Penny's Paper Crafty - Red, White and Blue
Crafting 4 all seasons - Red White and Blue


  1. Hiya Viv, this is beautiful and such a cute image. Love all the papers too, so bright and happy.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Aw, this is so cute! I love the image, the sentiment and those fabulous buttons! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  3. Fabby Men's card

    Thanks for joining us on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Fabulous boys card Viv and i love that image so darn cute.
    Trish (-:

  5. Fabulous card Viv Gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  6. A real cutie, looks like he is in a hurry to get somewhere fast.

  7. What a gorgeous card!
    It's simply perfect...wiith every detail!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  8. What a fab card!!! I love this Mo image!!!

    Paula. x

  9. Hi Viv

    A brilliant card.

    Love that image and your coloured string.

    I used to have ribbons coming out of the handlebars of my scooter (I was never allowed a bike!!!).

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  10. stunning card viv.the colour combo is fab and i love the gorgeous image and fab buttons ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. stunning card viv.the colour combo is fab and i love the gorgeous image and fab buttons ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. Hi Viv, just adore this image ,takes me back to my son on his trike,luv Georginaxx

  13. Awww, this is just brilliant, great sentiment too x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  14. Great card, love the papers & fab sentiment!

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

  15. Such a cute image and sentiment! Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

  16. This is such a cute card - I love the image!
    Thanks for joining in our "Childhood memories" theme at Southern Girls. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop on over and have a look.
    Alicia xx

  17. A fantastic card, love everything about it.
    Anne x

  18. Awww! So cute! Happy July 4th!

  19. Hi Viv, I love this card!! The bow tie is a very cute addition!! Just checking in with you to see how you are doing. Been thinking of you lately. Hugs, Leslie

  20. Love these last three cards Viv, they are all really great!!

  21. this is a lovely card Viv love and ((HUGS)) Liz

  22. Love the image and the layout - this is amazing!
    Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl!

  23. He is so cute - I can just imagine his littlelegs pedalling like crazy. Lovely card. Hazel x


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