Sunday, 7 August 2011

Patriotism

"Use the colours of your flag" -  simples........................... except the colours of  the Union Jack are also the colours (amongst others) of France! Hence the french influence here (although I bet there are not many French Chefs who would be seen waving a good old British Banger about on a fork! -LOL)

I love this little chef though - he's rotund and happy (and I have forgiven him for reminding me of that detestable man on the annoying Insurance advert......!!)

So here is my entry for this week's Less is More challenge of Your Flag Colours.

I used the Houndstooth Check embossing folder for the background and coloured the Cook (!!) with promarkers, matted and layered onto flag coloured card and added three bits of Card Candy.

The ribbon has been lying in my stash crying for lack of misuse - if I was in the USA I'd have well used it up by now - but us Brits seem to have a bit of a thing about showing Patriotism which I think is quite sad. Wherever we come from we should be proud of it!

24 comments:

  1. Its a fantastic card Viv, love the sentiment. Yvonne x

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  2. He is so cute...love this...and he just makes ya smile!!

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  3. Love this card - a super fun image

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  4. Alors, magnifique!

    You could have pretended to be French Viv, but you've met Chrissie lol! I think he's showing the friendship between Britain and France with his sausage! love that embossing folder, where is it from please?

    Anne
    x

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  5. Great card, such a fun character, BBQ here we come.

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  6. Love this card, fab image and love how you have used the red, white and blue and the great embossing folder :)

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  7. Hi Viv.Thanks so much for your lovely visit to me blog.I adore this Happy Cheeky Chef.Great colours n layout.Hope all well with you.xx

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  8. A super card, love your use of the card candy and ribbon! xx

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  9. Oh this is so sweet, love this little chef (pardon the pun!) and yes he reminds me too of the go compare chap!

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  10. This makes me smile, what a cute image!

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  11. Interesting combination Viv lol
    Super image
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  12. I agree that we should be a tad more patriotic here in Britain...fly the flag and all that!
    This is great use of the RW&B, love the rotund chef too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  13. Love that you combined the British Union Jack and the French Tricolor and witty XOXO Zoe

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  14. brillaint card viv.the chef image is fab and great colours and sentiment ;D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Love this card great character x

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  16. That ribbon could be dutch too, i have the same kind :)

    it's hard for me to make a card in those colors, weird huh. But that chef and houndtooth (cittlebug) embossingfolder are really cute together!

    xoxo
    karin

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  17. Lovely card, great image
    Beryl x

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  18. Lovely fun card. He looks like he's off to BBQ, hope he's got a brolly somewhere! x

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  19. Brilliant card, love that chef :o)
    Jackie xx

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog Viv, they are pulling down the pub across the road to us now, as it is so unsafe, all our local shops have been damaged,it is a nightmare.
    Brilliant card, fab image and colours.
    Kevin xx

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  21. You are so right Viv, we should be proud of our country although it`s difficult at the moment. Your card is brilliant, I love the chef even though he does look a bit like that `orrible man from the ad lol, at least he looks happy.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. A fabulous and fun card

    Kathyk

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  23. Great fresh and clean design!

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