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