Thursday, 27 May 2010

Football got me thinking ...

... don't worry, this isn't another football only post! But I am starting to get excited about the forthcoming World Cup tournament and my excitement grows each time I visit my local supermarket, which is now stocking a MASSIVE array of products all sporting the red & white cross of St George. Now this is all well and good, but both DH and I are actually Scottish, so as I'm sure you can imagine, it is incredibly difficult for us to walk by without feeling a slight tinge of regret, as once again Scotland haven't made it to the finals in South Africa next month.

But I started to wonder how I could combine my two passions ... football and scrapbooking. I didn't want anything specifically "sporty", so that ruled out any balls, goalposts or pitches etc, but I did want to somehow share the great sense of national pride that is currently sweeping across Britain (well some parts of it anyway!) in the run up to England's opening match of World Cup 2010.

And here's what I've come up with ... Passion & Pride #1 is a FREEBIE collection of 4 beveled edge wordart (2 with drop shadows and 2 without) featuring the flag colours of England (St George's Cross) and Scotland (Saint Andrew's Cross) ...

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Here are a couple of layouts I created using them ...

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Now, I realise that many of you reading this may not want England & Scotland themed wordart, so I'm intrigued to know which country you would be interested in. Just leave me a comment with the name of the country you either live in and perhaps a little slogan to go with it (such as "Pride of England" or "Flower of Scotland" etc) and who knows, I may just be inspired to create Passion & Pride #2!!!

7 comments:

Lukasmummy said...

Thank you for sharing these, I am going to try and scrap a little world cup mini album for my son, so if you did feel like making any little football embellishments they would be hugely appreciated. It's not always very easy to find wordart for English football teams, since most of the designers seem to be from America or Australia. I can't wait for the world cup. Go England lol. Hugs Crystal xx

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [28 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on May. 28, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have ever came across anything at all to do with Scotland or England ,I am well chuffed because I am a Scottish woman married to an Engish man, and the argument will go on !!! thanx my friend,you have just made my Day 100% Luv ya please do more !!!

A Look Into Nana;s World said...

WEll I had already seen your layouts over at the O...and they are totally fab!!! But Sweetie these word arts are totally awesome!!! You really did get creative and come up with something fantastic!!! AND UNIQUE!! WTG SUE!! I guess for you guys, soccer is like football is to us!! So I understand that hype!!! Enjoy the tournament and I hope your team wins!!!

Helen said...

LOVE this WA ... did not know you were Scottish

Yvon said...

Looks SO cool Sue!!
You should make a dutch one for the worldcup soccer players.
There is some kind of guy that predicted that the netherlands will be world champion ROFL He even has written a book about it!

So you really should make an orange: Hup HOLLAND Hup!
With a white lion in it LOL