Cool Britannia

You can’t have failed to notice, if you live in the UK, that the Union Jack is everywhere this Summer. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in early June, and the Olympics coming in 4 weeks’ time, you can’t turn round without finding red, white and blue flags and bunting.

I’ve been crafting using these themes as they are the key trend of the moment. Using papers and accessories from the Papermania ‘Portabello Road’ collection and others, I created a number of cards for birthdays and Father’s Day.

There are loads of British themed paper collections, but I have found using wrapping papers or colouring my own papers just as useful when making bunting.

The British theme hasn’t just been limited to card making. I often craft with my 3 year old daughter, Alice, and one of our favourite things to do together is icing biscuits. We don’t always have time to make the biscuits, so an inexpensive packet of rich tea, comes in very handy. We held our own Jubilee buffet over the long bank holiday weekend, and these were our creations!

Let’s hope the sun comes out for the Olympics and we can all get outside to enjoy the flags and bunting!

Happy Crafting xx