Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,, Penny For the Guy

Oh my goodness we had well over 400 entries to our Sparkly and Bright challenge !! I hope you will all join us this week for our new theme ,,


( long post ,, get coffee :-))

It is Bonfire Night on the 5th of November where all over the UK children will be making effigies of Guy Fawkes, pushing him around the streets in old prams ( and maybe a few nicked supermarket trolleys !!) and asking people for a penny for the guy ! It's Britains answer to trick or treating,,, only with cash instead of sweets :-)

I have copied this from Wikipedia for those of you who don't know the story ,, or if you need to refresh your memory

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformators. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.

Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he broke. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the drawing and quartering that followed.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is burned on a bonfire, often accompanied by a firework display.

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy so a lovely stamp on offer this week :-)

I bought this fab Mo Manning Scarecrow image for the challenge ,,, I know this is more 'Wizard of Oz' but it'll do :-) I coloured him with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The papers are My Minds eye and the buttons are Basic Grey. the flowers are Prima. I added a few Robins Nest dew drops and some ribbon and raffia from my drawer ,, I also found a British penny in my UK purse so I stuck that on there too :)

Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp on the Papercraft Planet ,,,,, buttons galore
Cards for Men ,,,,, Anything Goes
Incy Wincy ,,,, Anything Goes
Stamps R Us ,,, Buttons and Bows
Paper Sundaes ,,,,, For a Boy/Man
Paper Players ,,,, Anything Goes
Stamp Scrap and Doodle ,,,,, Buttons
The Stamp Man,,,, Cards for Men

Our GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration , so hop on over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog to see them :-) don't forget to check out my candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog too :-)


Emma said...

A fabulous card Lols...brilliant image and love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

Vicky said...

Hi hun this is such a fab card its 1 of those that brings a smile to your face as soon as you see it. I adore the image its awesome!!!!

Lotsa huggles Vicky xx

Debs said...

Totally awesome card Lols!
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Lisa said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge this fortnight.

Samantha said...

teeheheee! love this its so colourful and fun! hugs Samantha :0)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
This is gorgeous. I love the colours and the fabulous embellishments. The image is brilliant.
Fiona x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Lols, perfect image for the challenge. They don't seem to do Penny for the Guy where I live anymore but I remember those days and you used to get 4 black jacks for a penny then too.

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the addition of the rafia. Thanks for joining Incy Wincy this week.

Nikki F x

Jennie said...

This is fantastic!
I really, really love the image!! :D


Craftyanny said...

fabUUUlous!!! What a great image Lols, a smashing card and I love how you stuck the penny on, a touch of genuis there missus lol
Anne x

Stressed Stamper said...

Love it...great image and love the addition of the coin...I have never used a trolly for the guy...had rides in one though so many times with my mates until someone got hurt - great fun.
Sarah x

Sharon Caudle said...

Love it, Lols!!! The scarecrow is adorable and your detailing is fabulous! The penny is such an awesome addition! Thanks so much for the explanation for those of us that didn't understand (like me)!!
hugs, Sharon

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

OMG, Lols! Penny for the guy - you do take me back - we used to do that when we were kids, haven't seen a 'guy' for years now though!
Fab card - super image and I love the 'firework' paper and raffia.
Caroline xxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.x

downrightcrafty said...

coffee went cold but enjoyed the read, and the card is beautiful and love the image
Hugs Kate x

Katina said...

You chose a fab image for this challenge Lols - I love it! He'd make a great Guy - would go up in no time being made of straw, ha, ha! Penny for the Guy seems to have become at least 50p for the Guy these days - inflation?! xx

Fiona said...

wow this is fab..love the straw!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Well...thanks for the background! I learned something new and interesting. This little straw guy is super cute!

Thanks for playing with the Paper Sundaes Challenge this week!

♥Lisa M.

CraftyC said...

Hi Lorraine, I love your card. The image is just fantastic and he's beautifully coloured. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Dora said...

OMG this is so fun.. I love that scarecrow, he's hilarious and yes, so beautifully coloured :)

Laura said...

Oh how adorable is this scarecrow.I love it.And you did a fabulous job with him.THanks for joining us at stamps r us.

France said...

What a fun card Lorraine ! Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge !

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and the raffia and penny are great embellishments....Thanks for playing along with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy xx

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols I remember the Fawkes story very well..my brothers used to push their guys around in a pram..dont see it done very often now..but we always had fireworks set off by my dad..sigh those were the days..
onto your awesome creation fab image & colours great embellies..love the penny stuck on the front...

smiles Christine xx

Crystal said...

What a super fun image & love your DP! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Paper Sundaes :)

Linda said...

Great card! I love that adorable image, your coloring and the way you used the buttons. So cute! Sorry about Mr. Linky that was my fault. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

Annie said...

a fabulous card for Guy Fawkes and I love that image!
hugs, annie x

Marilyn said...

Fab card & the image just brings out a smile, doesn't it? Wonderful colouring, the buttons & embellies are great & I like your paper.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenge!

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness is this ever cute! I suddenly want to watch the "Wizard of Oz" after seeing this. :) Your coloring is beautiful, too. I also enjoyed reading about Bonfire Night. Thanks for sharing the history.

jimlynn said...

PRECIOUS!!!! Love it.