Friday, June 11, 2010

The World is Your Oyster

The wonderful Kathy dared us this week;

I'd like you to celebrate all the amazing and diverse countries and cultures we have in this world of ours by making cards with a "feel" of any country you like. There's a whole world of possibilities out there, so don't just go for the obvious {wink}
You can take your inspiration from the colours, style, patterns, maybe the food or national costume etc - rather than showing images etc of that place (though you could do that if you wanted).
The Football World Cup starts today, so perhaps if you're desperate (I hate football, but don't let that stop you...hehe) checking out the teams that have reached the finals might give some ideas too.

It felt a bit wrong making a card using another country - particularly as the World Cup Kicks off today so I went with the home nation. Knowing that Kathy loves football, I sneaked in a little ball too :D

Papers are October Afternoon with a smidgen of Papermania
Printed Union Flags - altered in PS to make St. George flags and telephone box
Papermania roses and butterfly
Deluxe letter stickers
Mark Richards pearls
Crown brad and football from stash

The rest of the design team really have come up with some amazing country cards, you can view them all here



SallyB said...

Absolutely love this makes me feel all patriotic! So many wonderful British memorabilia! Love the crown on top of the bunting!

Kathy said...

Despite the you-know-what connection, I have to say that this card is fab - I love the way you've added all the little English icons in there - it makes such a glorious celebration of our country (and it's foibles)

Lynda said...

I'm absolutely blown away with this card Jo - it's more than stunning.

Love Lynda xxx

maxine said...

I just love this card it's a fantastic idea.

Jenny said...

Wow! wow! wow! This is STUNNING!

Traceyr said...

Great card - love the bunting :)

Jane said...

absolutely brilliant Jo !! what an amazing creation ! well done xxxx its wonderful.

Lythan said...

I think this card is all together clever and funny and brilliant and lovely. You are soooooo talented Jo!