Friday, 6 July 2012

Proud Canadian!

I created this card for a challenge over at The Outlawz challenge blog & then realized there were lots of blogs with "patriotic" or "colors of your country" challenges. This card makes me smile! While I was born in Ireland, Canada has been my home since I was 5yrs. old & I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world! I love to travel & see other places but it is always good to be home at the end of it all. Canada is a very diverse country...a real melting pot of the worlds many lovely people. This card represents a few of the "Canadian" staples....hockey is our game....the RCMP are our national police....the beaver is (apart from a pest if he is chewing on your trees) our national symbol along with the maple leaf. On driving from one coast to the other you are able to experience such vast changes in the land....from the prairies (where I live)  to rolling hills to majestic mountains; small streams to pristine lakes; & our climate is another story....in the summer we swim in those lakes & in the winter it is cold enough to skate on them. (atleast here in Manitoba anyway) The other day the temperature here was 36 degrees Celcius (somewhere in the 90'sF) but in the winter it is liable to be    -36C! (not a place for wussies) Anyway, back to the card....the female hockey player image (which represents my granddaughter Jessica by the way) is from Fresh Brewed Designs; the heart flag, RCMP & beaver are images from "free coloring pages" & the background paper was  download from the net. Hope you are having an amazing day & thanks for stopping by.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
1. 4 Crafty Chicks.....red & white
2. DYSU.....red
3. Incy Wincy Designs.....patriotic
4. My Craft Spot.....Canada Day/July4th
5. Tammy's Scrapin Corner.....celebrations
6. Crafting for all Seasons.....patriotic

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow, thanks so much for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, love the story, so true to my heart, I live in Alberta! Your card made me smile and be proud. Thanks again!
    Cheers!
    Leanne DT 4CC!

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  2. Such a cool card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  3. As a fellow Canuck, your card is tugging on my heartstrings! I'm in NB and familiar with the seasons of which you speak :) Love the elements, stacking and layout of your card...great design! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

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  4. LOL Well I think you about covered all the bases Renee. :-) Super fun way to celebrate your Canada love. Hugs!

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  5. Renee this is fabulous what a stunning card its full of fabulous Canadian icons, well done fantastic work Hugs Elaine

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  6. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner challenge. ~DT Candy

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  7. What a great patriotic card! I don't know Canada very well, have only been to Toronto once, but the elements you've added are just the ones I would mention as typically Canadian to me.

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  8. Canada is just gorgeous. I have been a couple of time I love it. This is such a great tribute. Love the design.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

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  9. Great - all the ideas of Canada

    kitten - DYSU team

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  10. What a super fun card! I love all the iconic images! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  11. ROCKIN' card, Renee!!! Those images that you used are FABULOUS!!! LOVE the background too!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog during The Outlawz celebration :) I hope to see you in more of The Outlawz challenges ;) Hugs!

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  12. Just love this – very creative. Thank you for the condolences.
    Wishing you a great week and don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT ember

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  13. So cute! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  14. Awesome story! I love how our Red and White colors inspired you. Wonderful inspiration, thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  15. so cute renee! :) one day this hawaii girl is going to make it to canada!

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  16. Awesome project... love it! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot! :)

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  17. heyyy Renee, neighbour :0 kinda sorta :) I live in Ont, and I am on the sketch DT over at The Outlawz, so glad you joined in the challenges and entered your awesome card, you've incorporated some great images on it, perfect.
    i dropped in to ty for your lovely comment on my paper bead tutorial, so glad you liked it. Hope you get a chance to try making them, they are really quite easy, maybe your granddaughter's would love to make them with you!
    See you sometime, dont forget to check to see if you a winner from the party, and hope to see more of your great cards in our challenges and gallery :) tc big inky hugs

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Thank you so much for stopping for a visit! I love reading your comments & appreciate the time you take to leave them!
Hugs, Renee