Saturday, 6 August 2011

Colours of Scotland

Less is More time again and this week Chrissie and Mandi have given us the challenge


COLOURS 
of 
YOUR NATION'S FLAG!


I'm a Scottish lassie and the official flag of Scotland is The Saint Andrews Cross (The Saltire) ...


My initial thought was, mmmm, blue & white, we did shades of blue a few weeks ago, but then I thought oh, I could use the Royal Standard of Scotland (Lion Rampant) which is much more colourful ...

So I've made a couple of cards, stamped images look a bit 'orangy' in the photos but they're redder IRL ...


Bird & Flowers from Stampin Up 'Punch Potpouri' - stamped onto yellow cardstock in Dew Drop Rocket Red and clear embossed
Foliage - red miri card cut with Sizzlits Little Leaves die from Stampin Up

Couldn't make up my mind about a sentiment so left one off meantime.

and my second card ...


Image - Hero Arts 'Poinsettia' stamped onto yellow cardstock in Rocket Red and Clear Embossed
Mounted behind a circular frame cut with a nestie
Touch of red liquid pearls and white enamel accents

Thanks for taking the time to visit, it really is very much appreciated.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting!

Suze xx

74 comments:

Chrissie said...

Two great CAS cards Suze! I love them.
Thanks so much for including pictures of the flags too!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Erica said...

Both lovely cards. I hadn't seen the flag of Scotland before, tho' I'm a big fan of historical novels...mostly romance that use Scotland for their focus.

Jan said...

Fab cards Suzi xx Jan

Maureen said...

Two lovely cards and great to see another Scot in here, well done. You can view my card here.
Maureen.......x

Mandi said...

Superb idea Suze, fantastic cards
Thank you so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Lovely cards, they are both very elegant! Hugs, Valerie

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards, suze!! love, love, love the first one!!

Maribel said...

Precious the two cards.

Hazel said...

Both lovely cards. Hazel x

Ohneilly said...

Hi,
Great cards, love the yellow/red take on the Scottish flag. I must admit I struggled a bit with the blue and thought this choice was more interesting.
Thanks for the lovely comments,
Claire xx

Katina said...

Gorgeous cards! The first one is my favourite! xx

Anne said...

Ooh these are just gorgeous, I LOVE the bird and branch
Anne
x

Linby said...

Two great cards, not seen the standard before, what great inspiration, you've captured the colours brilliantly.
Linbyx

StampingStace said...

Brilliant cards and great idea to use the rampant lion!
Stacex (48)

Especially_For_You said...

Beautiful cards, I love the bold colors! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations, I am now a follower. :)

I would love if you stopped by my craft blog, Made Especially For You.

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

dutchstamptramp said...

Lovely cards in great colours

Carla said...

two lovely cards, love the bird the most

Paula said...

wonderful CAS cards

Kerrie said...

Both cards are jut gorgeous...

Jane said...

Both cards are fab, especially like the first with the birds.

Maja said...

Great cards, both of them.

Sandra said...

Two lovely cards, Sandra

Carol said...

Both arre great ! Well done !
Carol W

Fiona said...

Fab cards Suze and great idea to use the Royal Standard of Scotland as your inspiration.

weewiccababe said...

pretty cards, don't think I'd have thought of using the Lion Rampant, despite the fact I have one of each of those flags in the garden
Debz
x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love your style.
Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the colours you used, I like the rampant lion!

Ang C said...

Great cards

Meggymay said...

Two super cards, the first one would be my favourite.

GinaA said...

Both are lovely but fav has to be the bird and branch.

Suzilou said...

WOW love both of these, great to see some other colours hehe alot of red white and blue going on this week :)

Penny said...

Lovely cards in nice fun colours. Love the funky bird!

Jehkotar said...

lovely colors, nice cards - Jehko xxx

Sarah said...

Oh both cards are lovely, fabulous colours!

Jenny said...

Wow the red and yellow look stunning together, both are fab cards too.
That Hero Arts stamp is simply beautiful :)
Jenny x

Zoechaos said...

The lion Rampant translates wonderfully into a bird. Fabulous idea to use the standard lovely cards XOXO Zoe

Lins said...

I think both of your cards are so gorgeous, great color combo. That birdie really is fab.

Lins :)

lililindsay said...

OK, you took the alternative approach with the Lion Rampant. You won!! Such fab cards that have given me some ideas.
Lilian

Beryl K said...

Wonderful cards, I completely forgot the Lion Rampant flag
Beryl x

Diane said...

Both are beautiful cards.....what fun colors you had to work with...very unique and fun!!

Нюсечка said...

Wow! card with a bird is perfect. Super!

Hugs, Nusechka

Vicky said...

Two beautiful cards Suze. The first is my favourite though. Love the two tone bird!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Elizabeth said...

Both gorgeous cards!! I didn't knew that Scotland have his owwn flag.

Sue said...

Two beautiful cards Suze. I love the vibrant colours you've used. I especially like bird card. Sue.x

Cheryl said...

oh these are just stunning hun such amazing designs hugs cherylx

Debgem said...

Suze - using the Royal Standard was a brilliant idea - love both the cards you've made with these colours. I've had another play Here's mine!

nicky said...

Both are fab cards , the bird one is my fave
Nicky

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant cards Suze, love the bright colours instead of the blue and white, which I like too but it's nice to see something different. Thanks for popping in to me already.

Hugs
Brenda

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards, Suze. The bird with the branch really stands out though. Fab use of the flags colours. x

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are terrific. Using the Royal Standard is a brilliant idea, sets them apart from the others.
Lynne xxx

Rachelxx said...

Particularly love the first one :-)

Sue W said...

Hi Suze, Love that you went with Red/Yellow , Standard rather than blue/white......these are the colours I think of for Scotland!!! Love both your cards!

Dezinaworld said...

Mmmmm Iam loving these Suze, I love the delicate patterns and gorgeous sunshine colours
hugs June xxxxx

Suzi B said...

Hi Suze... great cards love the colours so vibrant and warm
Sue x

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. ;)

massofhair said...

Love how you have used the colours from The Standard as they are so rich and warm. Two fantastic cards but my favourite is the first one as i love both of the images used:-)

Folly said...

Suze, these are both beautiful; I can't decide which one I like best! Great colour choice!
Michelle.

Kathyk said...

Two lovely cards. btw I've had the same problem when photographing rocket red gold too!

Kathyk

Stamps and Paper said...

WOw what lovely colours together, both cards and great but I think the little bird one is my fav.

Anne

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful cards. I love that little bird on the branch, and I also like how you've stamped red poinsettias on a yellow background. Very striking.

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards, Suze! Love the first one...I think it is my fave!

Faith A said...

These are gorgeous Suze, great idea to use the Lion Rampant, fab colour combo with it.
As for trying the Welsh I'll excuse you, after all I'm not a Welsh speaker LOL

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards Suze, lucky you having two flags to choose from and such different colours:0) I love the bird having the orange flourish it's gorgeous and on the second card the whole aperture is filled with beautiful colour, great job, Gay xxx

Diane J said...

You've made two stunning cards, cant even decide which one I like the best xx

lostinpaper said...

Totally cool! Wish I had these wonderful colours, your cards are fab!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, these are both GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I love the placement of your branch on the first one. That little bird is perched happily on it and the flowers finish it off beautifully. I just love the second one - it's fabulous!

Jen W. said...

I really like the red and yellow colour combo and I especially love that bird stamp! :) And thanks for the comment on my blog!

Vicky Hayes said...

Clever you to think of the Lion Rampant Suze! I love what you've done with these colours - the bird looks great on the branch made with the little leaves die and I love the floral aperture card too. Vx

Mrs.B said...

Two great cards, love the colours.
Avril

Viv said...

Two great cards Suze, love the branch one esp. :O) Viv xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fabulous cards. Just love the birdy - he's so beautiful.
Caroline xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

Love both your creations (as always)!

Tina (no 75)

nnalorac said...

Lovely cards Suze, love the bird on the branch. Thanks for dropping by. Carolxx

Squirrel said...

Two gorgeous cards and I love the different idea!
Rosey x