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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Challenge #74 for the Squirrel and the Fox

Well, there was a movie made for this, but it is really the song that I was inspired by -  as soon as I saw this image! Kenny K, our sponsor, generously gave the DT some images to play with, and I chose the little General!

 He is very English - a right, proper gruff old soldier! The song began to play in my head straight away so I had to ditch the film I had originally chosen (A 1950's movie by Steve Martin and Jerry Lewis called At War with the Army) and adopt this one.

The lyrics to this song are
Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler,
If you think we're on the run?

We are the boys who will stop your little game.
We are the boys who will make you think again.
'Cause who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler,
If you think old England's done?

Mr. Brown goes off to town on the eight twenty-one,
But he comes home each evening and he's ready with his gun.
So who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler,
If you think old England's done?

Written by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner in 1969!
Kenny K are the sponsors and are offering
Prize - 5 free digis from their store

Now, I am making this card for a friend who happens to be yes, English, but is now living here. He is the partner of a good friend and  he had a birthday on the 24th so, Happy Birthday Rowland!

To make the card a bit masculine, I used SU's Hessian ribbon and some old onion bag waste behind my gold shimmer card and straight onto the black card blank.

I used the red frame to highlight the image,which has been printed onto white XPress Blending card, and coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with SU die, and mounted on red SU card.  Both the top of the gold card and the border of the sentiment are fussy cut but the stars are punched using an old SU punch. He is a 3 star General you notice!

There are a few dimensionals in there and lots of double sided tape! The image is also fussy cut and mounted into the frame, which sticks over the top of the card a bit and the 'ribbon' sticks out the sides and I fringed it a bit to make it look a bit frayed.

Another photo using the black side of the photograph stand hubby made me - decided you cannot see the black card (lol) so just turned the stand around and rephotographed with the white background for the one above. 

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar: For the Boys - closes Friday 1st Aug
Fairy Tale Challenge: use a digi stamp
KennyK's Krafty Krew: Anything goes - twist - sports: the General is going riding!!!
Sister Act: Anything goes


Anonymous said...

You really make amazing cards combining so many elements to create them. Bet Rowland is pleased with his 3 star general.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the details you put into your masculine card... Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge~

Emily Thubbron said...

Great twist on the challenge. Love that image. Thank you for joining us for Kenny K's Krafty Krew's Sports Challenge.

Emily T.
Team B-iker Girl

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Cindy from

Jacqui Robinson said...

I love this card & the image is soooooooo funny lol. Jacqui DT Sister Act

Susanne Rose said...

Your card is adorable!!! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Have a nice day! Hugs Susanne.

Stine said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale.
Hugs Stine