In case you're struggling with the sporting theme - I thought I'd make a few more cards to try and inspire you. For my first, I've gone quite literal with a simple football stamp (Stampin Up) and just used the triple stamping and matting technique to add depth and interest - this one took 6 minutes from start to finish - I timed myself!
Now, if you don't have ANY sports related stamps/dies/images, then it's time to think outside the box. I'm including a card here I made for Jess Ennis - who like me is a Sheffield girl born and bred and we're all so proud of her and our golden post box! So I made her one of her very own to keep once its returned to Royal Mail red (for those readers outside the UK - the Royal Mail has painted a mail box gold in the home town of every gold medal winner at the Olympics this summer) I made this one with my silhouette cameo die cutting machine and a few stamps which I embossed in gold onto the black panels.
I am aware that not everyone has fancy die cutting machines though, so wanted to go for something REALLY simple. For this one, I took a totally non-sports related stamp - one of my TV's from Papersmooches and turned it into a card that fits the theme by creating my own background paper (I just typed a load of sports related words in a word document and made them grey, then typed a big bold sentiment in black to stick over the top.
Hope that acts as a little more inspiration and gives you some ideas to play around with. We look forward to a rush of entrants over the next couple of weeks.