Saturday, 14 January 2012

O` to be in England !

Over at Allsorts Challenge Blog, Nicola has set the theme this time which is "Celebration of Nations"
This is my take on the challenge which I`d like to enter.

I`ve paper pieced the Union Flag with paper and cardstock from Basic Grey - Boxer,
Coredinations - Kraft Core and Magnolia - Newspaper.
The Castle is a Paper Artsy stamp which I`ve decoupaged onto Kraft core and dirtied up a bit with pumice stone distress inks. The little knight is one of my all time fave stamps a Sugar Nellie ( just love him )and I found a real feather in my craft stash just the right colour for his helmet.
The bunting is a Molly Blooms stamp paper pieced with bo bunny and MME papers and the sentiment is SU.

I`ve given his shield and sword a bit of shine with glossy accents.

I`d lost my mojo a bit lately with crafting due to being unwell for the last 8 weeks, but I`m on the mend now and was in the mood for a bit of crafting. I needed to make my StepDad Dave a card for his birthday in a couple of weeks but didn`t have any inspiration to get started. I`m glad I had a browse at the allsorts blog and saw Nicola`s challenge as it gave me the inspiration for my card. We don`t get much of a chance to do a bit of flag waving these days so it`s great to make a themed card for my country, I`m very proud to be English, we have such a beautiful country steeped in history and heritage and I hope my card reflects that.
Thanks again Nicola for a great challenge that gave me back my mojo !!

I`m off now for a well earned cuppa, thanks for stopping in, bye for now and happy crafting xx


  1. Oh Sara, I'm so glad you were inspired by my challenge and I LOVE the card you have made - it's fantastic! Great design and images and the glossy accents are perfect!
    Hope you are on the mend as I enjoy visiting your blog to see your gorgeous creations!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  2. Awesome card Sara,
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  3. Sara this is such a great card-really creative and nice to read you are feeling a bit better.
    take care,hugs Lou.xx

  4. Fab card sara just perfect for the men folk,love the glossy accents on the shield.
    Hugs Louise xx


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