Happy 4th of July! (a tad early)

This little pair from Karen's Doodles are showing their respect to our country's colors and enjoying the parade.  I remember growing up on Staten Island and lining up on Pleasant Plains Avenue  to watch the parade go by.  My favorite was always the horses at the end.  No big surprise why they put them at the end.  As I got older I often got to march in the parade with my high school, which was not quite as fun as watching since we usually had to walk several miles.

I merged the two separate images together and colored them with Copics.  I think they look really cute together.

I am entering this in Karen's Doodles DT call.   Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog will be choosing 5 new Doodle Princesses in July. 

Copics:  C0,  B05, B21, B23, B28, E00, E01, E02, E21, E25, E27, E29, E31, E34, E37,  E97,E99, 
      G07, R20, R22, R24, R27, R32, Y08, YR12, YR20

I'm also entering this in:

Totally Stampalicious Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Blogspot Inspired by a Song (You're a Grand Old Flag)
Paper Cupcakes Pick Two (ribbons, gems)
Tip Top Tuesday Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge  Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
The Poodle's Parlour Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas With a Child
DYSU Use a Star
Scrap Creations Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy Here Comes the Sun
Bee Crafty Summer's Here
Crafting for All Seasons Summer
Hooked on Craft Challenges  Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog  Red, White & Blue
MenJen's Designs  Red, White & Blue
Whimsical Wednesday  Let's Get Patriotic


  1. Hi Dianne
    You did a great job, it's a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for entering our DT call on Karen's Doodles and good luck
    Anne x

  2. A great card. Perfect for the occasion. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. I was here earlier this morning, but my eyes were not awake yet, so I thought it would be best to comment later. I love your card Diane. Wonderful way to use those digis. At least you didn't have to walk behind the horses.

  4. Such a stunning card Dianne, just love your colour work and the layout is fabulous and is brought together so well :)

    Good luck with our DT call at Karens Doodles :)

    Elaine ♥

  5. Perfectly patriotic! I love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Beautiful work - thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.

    Wendy -x-

  7. What a fabulous card Diane! Thanks for entering the DT call and good luck!

  8. fabulous card .love the image and fab layout,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the dt call,they would be lucky to have you
    tracey x

  9. HI sweetie, this is gorgeous, what a cute image, love the colours and the bow with the ribbon is fab, thanks for joining us this time at Sunday's with Crissy hugs pops x

  10. Diane,
    I absolutely LOVE this card. How creative that you combined two digis for the image..you are right, they go perfectly together! As a military wife, I have to say....this card is star spangled perfect!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our open challenge.
    Hugs to you,

  11. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the image, and the gingham goes perfectly with it. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  12. Fabulous card, love your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. Great card Diane good luck xx Jan

  14. Beautiful card, you've done brilliantly with the two imgaes!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
    *hugs* Sal x

  15. This is wonderful,Diane! Great images!
    Good luck in the DT call!

    HUgs,Kari :)

  16. Hi Diane,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable images you've used, the dp's, the colour scheme is fabulous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fab too. Coloured so very beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

  17. Oh my goodness! What a super cute patriotic card!

  18. This is beautiful Diane. These images are so sweet together. Great job merging too.

  19. Beautiful card, Diane! Your coloring is perfect and I love the border and ribbon trim!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs and at Card Makin Mamas this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  20. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  21. Hi Diane - great card. Love the image, backing paper and that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  22. Adorable image and beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week.

  23. I absolutely ADORE this! SO CUTE! Great coloring....Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  24. Beautiful image - love the colouring

    kitten DYSU team

  25. I know I stopped by and commented before. I'm back again to say - Thank you for joining our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  26. Your card is just absolutely adorable. I love eveyrthing about it. You should enter it in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge.

  27. Wow, this card is fantastic! That color is stunning & so precise. It looks great. Love the ribbon, bows & papers.
    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday!
    Great job with this challenge.
    Crafty best wishes,

  28. Diane,
    Oh this is just PERFECT! I LOVE the coloring, the image and the papers! The gingham is my favorite! The extreas are to perfect too! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  29. Hi Diane, this is lovely and your colouring is fab, thanks for joining us at DCD for this challenge.

  30. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  31. This is so cute! I love the ribbon with button! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  32. this is absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams challenge and good luck!

  33. This is awesome! I love how you combined the 2 images, nice job! THANKS for joining the DT call...good luck!!

  34. Oh my gosh this is such a BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE that image,It is sooo SWEET and your coloring is AMAZING,FANTASTIC job girl!Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  35. Oh this is so adorable.....I love the little boy and girl. so cute. I am now a follower too. TFS

  36. Hi Diane. This is gorgeous. Good luck with the DT call. I hope we are working together on another Challenge Blog. Lol!!!


  37. Your card is so adorable! I love that little girl and boy. You totally made me want to run over there and buy this digi and get coloring. Your coloring is totally amazing. Love how added the ribbon and button too. Great job with the challenge. So glad you could join us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  38. Awww this is so sweet, Diane:O) Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining the DT Call over at Karen's Doodles, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)


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