Saturday, 24 June 2017

Favourite Stamp

The Stamping Sensations challenge this month is 'Use your favourite stamp'.  How do you pick a favourite?  Not a favourite set of stamps,  but a favourite STAMP.....just one stamp!  Well, it's taken me three weeks to pick my absolute favourite.  I chose this stamp because it is the one I got really, really excited about when I saw it in a craft shop many years ago and I just had to buy it...... a football GIRL!  My daughter has been a Bristol Rovers fan since the age of about 8 or 9, when her Dad took her to watch her first game and she became hooked.  A year or two later, she pestered the person who chose the ball boys and tried to convinced him that a girl could do the same job just as well.  Finally he gave in and she became the first ball girl at the club, a job she did for several years.  When she was too old to be a ball girl, she became a football steward until she went to University.  She is now a qualified physiotherapist and when Bristol Rovers found themselves without a match day physio a couple of years ago, a few days before the start of the season, she stepped in and sat on the bench next to the manager for a couple of games, ready to run on the pitch when needed.   Coming out through the tunnel with her favourite football team at the start of the game, to the roar of a crowd of over 10,000 people, was a dream come true for her and I could have burst with pride watching her.  So.....if you're still with me, this is why I love this stamp, because girls like football too!

The stamp is an old wood mounted Woodware, Francoise Read, 'Footy Girl' stamp.  I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured it with Promarkers.  The embossing folder I used is Crafts Too 'Football'.  Three Card Candi finished off my card.  

 .......and if I need to make a card for a football fan who supports a different team, my footie girl looks just as good dressed in red and white.

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A couple of photos to share.  Jo's just to the right of the flag with her long hair tied back.

A photo taken after the game.  Jo was even given her own official kit to wear, complete with her initials!  Although a full time physiotherapist, working for the NHS, on Saturdays she'll be watching one of the local teams where she lives in Devon, ready to run onto the pitch as their physio.  

  

22 comments:

  1. Great cards Liz and nice to see some girly football cards my granddaughter plays football also.

    Anne

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  2. A fantastic story to read about your daughter Liz, you must be so proud!
    Two great cards too, in your fabulous red and white or blue and white colour combinations.
    Janice x

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  3. A really inspiring story Liz and what a proud Mum you must be. This is a great stamp and a fun image and looks wonderful in red and blue. The football embossing makes a perfect background too. x

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  4. Oh, what a wonderful story!! How exciting for Jo to live her dreams!! The stamp is perfect!! The cards are beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. So lovely card! And what a great story of your daughter, Liz!

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  6. Loved reading your post Liz, well done to your daughter and yes, girls do love footie as well, I'm a Liverpool supported and can yell as loud as the boys. One of my boys is a physio and would love to do the same at Anfield.

    Only after the theme was set did we all realise what a tough call it was to choose a favourite stamp, so will put my hand up and take the blame.

    Both card are super, obviously the red one is my favourite, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  7. Oh they're both fab cards Liz, and I love the story behind the stamp (although I loathe and detest football lol!). Hugs, Lisa x

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  8. Oh Liz I so enjoyed reading your post. You must be so very proud. I can understand why this is your favourite stamp. Hard to choose maybe but in your case I suspect so easy. Fabulous cards, so unique and so special...Thank you for sharing this wonderful story x

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  9. Great post Liz, love reading why you love this stamp, fab photos you have shared too.
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. Two super cards and looks great in both the blue and the red.
    I can understand your pride and the joy your Daughter must have felt.

    Kath x

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  11. Great story and cute cards. I would have been so proud of her too.

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  12. Congrats to your daughter, you have to be proud!! :D Beautiful both your cards, lovely stamps and design!

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  13. What a wonderful story behind the choosing of your favourite stamp, you must be very proud of your daughter! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' xx

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  14. Two fabulous card and lovely to hear the story behind the stamp. Your daughter looks gorgeous in her kit and I know she works so hard in her job. You must be a very proud Mum x

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  15. Love the cards and the story of your daughter's dream too! Good luck to her in her career :)

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  16. Such a special stamp! And fun cards and beautiful photo! Great when something you always were looking for is on a stamp! Hugs, Gerrina

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  17. What a great story for your daughter. The stamp is adorable and I have made a scrapbook page for my granddaughter with stickers like that. Congratulations for you daughter who worked hard and got her dream job. Both cards are perfect and I love the embossing folder with the balls on it.

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  18. Fun cards! Love that image--it's perfect for our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

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  19. Two great cards, a fab image, and lovely story to go with them! Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  20. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. Wonderful story about your daughter, Liz. I'm sure she loves that you have a stamp that honors her love of football. Thanks for sharing your little 'foot girl' with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  22. Great story about your stamp choice. Love what you did with it! Fabulous embossing folder background too! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations with us at Sweet Stampin' this week for our 'Lots of Layers' challenge. I'm so glad you did. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

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