Tuesday, 29 June 2010

A bit of crafting... last LOL

Now the footy is over for England I thought it was time I got some crafting done and posted.

This card has been made at the request of a colleague - she wanted a 50th Birthday card that was a little different.

As gold is the colour normally associated with "50" I used some gold hammered card and some cream hammered card to mat & layer on a 6x6 white base card.

I went for an easel style card as they seem to be so popular at the moment and to be honest, it was a style I hadn't tried before.

A bit of playing with one of my Martha Stewart 'round the page' punch sets. Some paper blooms with pink brad centres. A gold peel-off or two (sorry Lucy, it had to be done LOL) and there we have it.
This slightly closer pic shows the detail a little more.

I might have a go at a few more cards like this and try out some different colour-ways...we shall see...think I need to have a sit down and play session.........

Sunday, 27 June 2010

We Was Robbed... the first half, that is.

I feel very sorry for Lampard - there was no way you could mistake that being a goal!!!

Over all...we were lucky that it was only 4-1 to Germany (or 4-2 if the ref had used his eyes).

As the commentators have said, it is a sorry state of affairs when the best England player on the pitch was the goalkeeper.

It really does make you wonder why these players earn such huge salaries when they were falling over their own feet.

I am still proud to be English, I will still support my country in these events but I can't say I'm surprised that...ENGLAND IS COMING HOME!!!

Just a couple of hours to go...

...and then it is make or break for the England team.

At 3pm the whistle will sound the start of the match between England and Germany - a game that most Englishmen & women will watch with some trepidation. Past meetings with Germany have not tended to go in our favour in big events like this but we have proved that we can beat them and have done so on numerous occasions by very healthy scores...remember the 5-1 win in 2001.

Our team need to pull up their socks and give their all - we are here, right behind them, flags flying and raising a glass or two to cheer them on their way to success.

I can't say I'm a huge footie fan, and I can't tell you all the finer details of the game...but I am English and proud of it (well, perhaps a little bit of a European mongrel - descended from French/German/English).

Andy at Pinnacle Crafts is getting a little wound-up waiting for todays game and he had posted the following quote on his blog...

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

Hope you didn't mind me pinching it Andy, I couldn't have expressed National pride in a better way.


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Well, we won... we're through to the next round.

England played so much better - perhaps knowing this was 'make or break' egged them on - however, it wasn't a brilliant game and the faces of the crowd showed that folk were not overly impressed.

Fingers crossed that having overcome this hurdle performance will continue to improve.

COME ON ENGLAND.............!!!!!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Second game...


0 - 0

Well, I didn't expect this World Cup to be a walk-over for England by any means but do we have to make things soooooooooooo difficult for ourselves....................

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Not long now... England's first World cup match.
Whilst I can't claim to be a huge footy fan I do like to show support to events where I can cheer on my Country. Last week I was sat in front of the TV cheering on England in the Sport Aid match against the rest of the world...I should have known when it went to penalties..........

Well kick off is not too far off now and I'm sure my sister has made herself comfy infront of her TV LOL not so sure I'll be glued to mine (have to admit, as a kid my main interest in footy was the teams that had the best looking fellas LOL) but I'll certainly have it on.

Wishing our national team all the very best - COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!