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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Challenge #108-Red White and ??? (and winner of the Tag Along Prize Package)

Is this the season on National holidays in your country?  Here in the great white north, on July 1st we have Canada Day.  Our neighbours to the south celebrate July 4th.  Party Time!

Which of these ones is not like the other?  Remember that song?

One July 4th, my daughter and I were in town for the Lewiston Montana Rodeo.  It did not occur to us that it was also July 4.  We zigged when we should have zagged and accidentally found ourselves trapped in a July 4th Parade.  OOPS.
So we smiled and gave them our best Princess Diana wave (you know the one) and looked for the first opportunity to escape.  I'll bet they're still wondering who the chicks were in the Black Dakota with Alberta licence plates.

So there you have it, we would like you to create something which honours your homeland's National Holiday.
(and maybe include a little story about something that happened on one of those holidays?)

Here are the contributions from our bevy of pretty, personable Pooblettearoonies

Grand Poobah Rosemary

  Oh my gosh, I love those ATCs!

Well, in honor of Independence Day here in America, I made two cards - one is a sidestep (I know, again, I like them) that is supposed to look like a neighborhood at sunset when the fireworks show starts and

the other is a good ol' patriotic Red, White, and Blue card with lots of stars and color

Grand Poobah Jana
If you have been visiting my personal blog, first off I want to offer my condolences for your suffering. I haven't been a good blogger of late, and secondly you'll have noticed that when I do blog it has something to do with one of my 2 recent obsessions, either quilting or crocheting. So, on those obsessive lines I created a Patriotic Banner for our family room. We don't really celebrate the 4th per say, but rather my dear husband's birthday. (Don't tell him the fireworks aren't really for him. It'll crush him. LOL) BUT the decor is usually

Poobah Gini
Gini here!  Butting in Electra's post to explain...why my project isn't quite right!
You see I'm English and a challenge going out on the 3 July has no significance to me apart from wondering on the day if the sun might shine and what shall I do for tea.  So with the prompt being "Red white and ..." I assumed it was a colour challenge so made a card using Red, white and yellow, a combination I love when using yellow as the accent colour.  England's national day would be St George's Day but I have never met an English person who celebrates it other than noticing it as an annotation in their diary. Which is a bit of a shame now I come to think of it. So apologies Electra for getting it wrong!

Poobah Deena
We are celebrating Canada Day here this weekend (Friday July 1st) and it is our 144th birthday, so I decided to make a birthday card to celebrate the I don't really go around making Canada day cards and handing them out...we will be out at the lake for the festivities of cake, hotdogs and card games as well as the kids races...should be a blast as long as the weather holds out!

Visit their blogs for all the deets!

Remember now you have until July 17th  to complete your project and post it  (Although I noticed last week, the artwork came in pretty quickly.)

Get out the potato salad and the sacks for the three-legged race and bring us to your celebration.
If we lived closer, I'd bring my pineapple dessert.
But alas.
We'll have to pretend.
It's good.  Really good.

We interrupt this challenge to announce that the randomly selected winner of the Giveaway from
Challenge #107 is


and she created this set of card and tag for the challenge

(you may now resume your challenge crafting)


Anne said...

Ohh Poobahs - Laughing now at your stories and great projects I might add... well our national day was a month ago, but have actually started a project for next year already....hmmm maybe I should speed up and finish it.. and then I am almost done with an American one..hmmmm.... back to the creative work I guess :o)

Gini said...

Ooh Ooh I know Electra, it's the Beaver isn't it!
It's always the Beaver.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Love the DT samples, especially Gini's, because I'm also from England, and I was desperately trying to think if we had a "National Day" :P

Gini said...

Morning Susan!
It's lovely and sunny here in Shropshire this morning and doesn't a warm sunny day gladden our hearts :-)
Go for the colour challenge then, you can interpret the challenge anyway you want, we basically have no rules here at Opus Gluei (wearing knickers on your head is completely optional).
Oh the tall tales I have made up to make my project fit the theme in the past LOL!
It's just for the joy of creating something and then sharing the finished result so we can all oh and ah over it together :-)


Beverly G said...

Great stuff here girls-love all your fun attitudes. Much more fun to keep life happy!

Rosemary said...

Gini is right - and if the knickers on your head happen to be in appropriate national colors - all the better! I think it assists in the creative process.

Sãndra V. said...

What wonderful projects. Such talent. Thank you so much for sharing. I will come back to check out more of the wonderful talents you have.

Judy Ford said...

Wow I'm the winner!!! Thank you so very much! I sent my snail mail address to you via e-mail!

Thank you I will enjoy all the goodies!!!!

Anne said...

Mr Linky is playing tricks - he just put my entry up there twice??