Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee-tastic!

So for my next piece I managed to combine two challenges with a Jubilee card perfect for this weekend!

Artful Times challenge us this fortnight (there's a week left!) to use ribbon and lace and
Artistic Stamper to use red white and blue - so it had to be Jubilee themed for that!

Started with a piece of red distress Core'dinations paper, sanded to make it smoother. Stamped 'Big Ben' (Paperartsy) in black archival. Cut some white lace trim and thin blue ribbon (you should see the mess I made in my ribbon box looking for this!!)

Then, the postman arrived with some papers and the Union Jack sticker you can see by Diane on WOYWW as  after I commented on how fab the papers were, she left me a comment offering me one of each of the papers. The Union Jack was just perfect to finish my project, so thank you Di, and the papers will be great too!!

Congratulations to Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee - I was in London yesterday as I had an extra day off (took a day's holiday) and I walked for 6 hours at all the preparations and flags and bunting - made me even more proud to be British.  (I should get the photos back later this afternoon, so check my other blog later!)

Ok, three down - wonder what's left!! Thanks for looking.

22 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fabulous patriotic make Helen, love your Union Jack.

Thanks for joining us over at Artful Times again this week with your ribbon and lace.

Sam xxx

Minxy said...

Cute card Helen, very fitting for the jubilee x

Stephanie-Emma said...

Fab card Helen, very patriotic! :) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'll definitely be back to see what London looks like, especially while it's all decked out in finery.

Your card us so patriotic. I was thrilled to see the die cut of your flag. It was not just appropriate, it was well done. And Big Ben never looked better!!

isisimaginings said...

Lovely card, the ribbon looks fab against the ace.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous patriotic card Helen, love the trim too at the top and bottom and a great flag. Tracy x

Dianne said...

found you from Elizabeth's blog and had to stop by to see your jubilee preparations...fun card! and really love the 'one for the boys' too!

strangelycreative said...

Great work Helen and loved that it fitted in so well with this weekends celebrations. All this does make you proud to be British doesnt it - we live in a great country Cxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, looks really wonderful.

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous piece, and I'm so envious that you were able to walk round London yesterday, I would love to be there. My daughters has tickets for the garden party and concert, lucky thing. Enjoy all the celebrations xx

Von said...

Hi Helen the lace looks right at home combined with the union jack great card and good luck
Von (Artful Times
x☺x

Netty said...

Loving your Jubilee card and look forward to seeing the photos. xx

Gez said...

Fabulous card Helen. Great to hear about your day yesterday, can't wait to see your photos. Thanks for your best wishes, I am feeling a lot better today. Enjoy your day, Gez.

Julia S-W said...

Lovely patriotic piece which includes the themes you've worked to beautifully. Love the flag idea.
Juliaxx

Artyjen said...

A fitting red, white and blue creation. How lucky you are to be able to soak up the atmosphere in the captiol ;)
Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month Helen.
xoxo Sioux

monique said...

fabulous card

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulously patriotic project, perfect for this weekend.

Dionne x

Lori said...

Fantastic card, Helen!

Neet said...

What a lovely patriotic card, so topical at the moment and with a lovely image stamped on it and a great Union Jack. Sorry the ribbons was a fiddle - but worth it.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

This is fab Helen, love that Big Ben stamp - lucky you for being able to be there x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! very in keeping with our challenge at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Thank you for joining in
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Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! very in keeping with our challenge at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Thank you for joining in
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