Friday, 4 November 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Remember

Morning - I'm back again. You don't see me for months and then I'm back almost daily!!  :D

It's Friday and time for another challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers. This time we want to see cards that fit the theme REMEMBER. The prize is kindly supplied by our lovely sponsor Amy from the Crafty Purple Frog . If you're stuck for inspiration, head on over to the challenge blog, I guarantee you will be blown away the fantastic creations the DT have made for this challenge!

I've made a card using the gorgeous Marshmellow Dragon by Lisa Victoria. Now I can imagine that you're thinking "Huh???? What's this got to do with remember!!??" Well don't ask me why but when I saw the challenge title, the poem "Remember, remember the 5th of November" sprang to mind. For those of you haven't heard the poem it goes something like this - be warned you're also in for a bit if a history lesson LOL:

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
the Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.

Three score barrels were laid below to prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s mercy he was catch’d with a dark lantern and lighted match.

Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip hoorah!

There is another verse that I don't dare put on here, but what should be remembered is that the poem was written in 1605 to serve as a warning to each new generation that treason will never be forgotten. Here in England the 5th of November is still commemorated each year with fireworks and bonfires culminating with the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes (the guy).

Still with me?? If so, you'll hopefully now get where my poor addled mind went with this challenge!! :D Anyway, you'll be pleased to know that the history lesson has concluded and I'm now going to show my card!!

I created the firework background that the dragon is sitting on using a mix of Distress Inks, Prisma Pencils & Sakura Gel Pens. The image is coloured with Promarkers and has then been cut out and mounted onto the background.The sentiment was made using my Dymo Label Maker and some Core-dinations cardstock. It reads " I remembered .......... (and inside) your Birthday!"

Distress Inks - Broken China & Black Soot
Prisma Pencils
Sakura Gel Pen
Ribbon from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Baby You're a Firework! 
I ♥ ProMarkers - Glitter & Glitz
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesdays - Make your own background (the firework background)
Freshly Brewed - Anything goes


  1. fabulous creation and love love love the image
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Fantastic background and what a cute dragon ! xx

  3. Fantastic background you are so clever, love that card

  4. Claire this is just perfect I must say I did struggle with the theme myself but my word yours is just so beautiful I'm loving the fireworks behind the dragon!! Chanelle xxx

  5. What a cute card, i love the image it's fab and the colours are great. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly
    Angie x

  6. This is gorgeous Claire,love the image .xxx

  7. Thanks for the history lesson! Great card and awesome fireworks.

  8. This is so sweet my dear!! Love the colors and the sweet image!!

  9. Great card Claire. Loving the fireworks. I'm ashamed to say I never knew there was more verses to "Remember, remember" so I'm off to google the ... Missing Verse?!?!? Jaqui x

    PS I got your email - just not had a chance to email you back ... keep your eye on your inbox this weekend (I'm on a mahooosive catch up mission LOL)

  10. Just found it... Not very PC is it! Jaqui x

  11. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the fireworks

  12. OMG! Claire i love your firework. You did such a awesome job on this card. Glad you feeling better, and now you can grate more gorgeous cards.
    Hugs Nat

  13. Claire, your card is perfect and I too love the fireworks. When I saw the topic I thought of remembrance and not fireworks - strange eh how we are all different. Have a good week-end. have you decided on your winnings yet? take care, Kym xxx

  14. Love your card your background is AWESOME! great job! brilliant card,
    Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Make your Own Backgrounds challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too! :0)

  15. Ohhhh lovely, what a fab image! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  16. Great card, I cannot believe you made that background, that is fantastic.

  17. Love, love, love this . That background is absolutely amazing! Great job.
    Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!

    :) Gale
    (come by my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories' scrapbook software!

  18. wow, fantastic card, love your firework background!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a great day, Debxx

  19. Wow! You did an absolutely outstanding job on your image! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  20. Totally fabulous! Love your fireworks background! Thanks for joining us at the "Anything Goes" challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.


  21. Awesome! It totally goes with the theme. I just love that image.

  22. Hey there

    Beautiful creation - that dragon is such a cutie- thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!



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