Monday, June 14, 2010

And then the Queen said...

There's a bit of explaining behind this card. We recently had my DH's Dad and Step-Mum, Maureen, visit us from the UK. During their visit we played the game "Taboo". If you aren't familiar with it, it's hysterical and guaranteed to bring many laughs. There's a word you try to get your partner to say to win the point. But there's also a list of words that you can't use as clues.

Well, Maureen was my partner. Everytime it was her turn to give me clues she began her sentence with (use your best British accent here) "Well, when the Queen does this"... or "If the Queen were to..." or "When the Queen travels"  Well, you get the picture. The Queen's antics became our mantra for the rest of their visit. Like how would I know what jam the Queen uses on her crumpets?... or what's in that little purse she always carries..car keys, tip money and a change of underwear?


Today is Maureen's birthday and this card is somewhere enroute to London.

This darling image created by Michelle Perkett was just perfect for my project. She also has a challenge going and I'll enter it there.

I'm entering this in these challenges.

Michelle Perkett - 3 P's (3 papers, 3 black pearls, pink cupcake, petite figure, pouffy dress)
KL Stampin & Scrappin - Girly
Our Creative Corner - Corners
One Stitch at a Time - Celebrations
Busy Beauties - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday Maureen! You are royalty in my book!!

16 comments:

ileana said...

Hi Peggy! what a beautiful card! it´s so pretty! I love how you colored the image and how simple you kept the layout of your card. Isn´t that a gorogeus image?! Hugs,

Cindy said...

Peggy, This is just darling!! Your coloring is awesome!!
I'm sure the Queen would just love it!!!

Spyder said...

...off with her head!! Lovely card, lovely image and fab colouring too. Thank you for joining OSAAT's New/Celebrations Challenge this week!
(Lyn)

Pattie G said...

Peggy, I just love this card! Red and black are two of my favorite colors. Thanks for playing with us at MPSC.

Hugs
Pattie

Jacilynn said...

adorable! love this image. great card. Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!
Jacilynn

Michelle said...

Hi Peggy! Wow, what a gorgeous birthday card! I love the black and red's you used to color my queen of hearts birthday girl image! Beautiful! And I love the red bow, its the perfect touch!!:) I loved reading your story about the Queen's antics and how nice that your card is off to London! I'm sure "The Queen" will love her birthday card!! Thank you so much for joining us at MPS this week, Peggy!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Cheryl said...

WOW love your cards and this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the clean lines and FABULOUS colouring!! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog!!
Hugs xx

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous, Peggy:O) Love that colour combo, and your colouring of this cutie is awesome!!! Lovely design.
Thank you for joining Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Sharon Keanly said...

I am sure Maureen will just love this card Peggy. It is absolutely stunning. Love the colours you've chosen and what an adorable image. hugs Sharon

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful image :) I love cards with a story attached. I'm sure she will love it. ~jeni

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What an awesome card such fun DP and the colors!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a hoot! although the Queen probably doesn't say that..... unless she is in Texas. ;) I love this!

Dana Jones said...

Perfect!

Tammy said...

Oh this is so cute! Adorable image and you have colored it so beautifully!! ...thank you for stopping by my blog!

Stephanie said...

Great card! I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)

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