Sunday, 3 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee celebrations!

Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.  She has continuously served us well, with dignity, faithfulness to God, and dedication duty and it is only right that we should honour her and remember her on this day. 
Alex had a Jubilee party at school where the children were asked to dress in red, white and blue or as Kings/Queens. Alex went for both the colour scheme and pretending to be a Prince with this outfit.  He came back from school really chuffed as he had had his photo taken alongside a cardboard cut out of the Queen, and had won a Golden certificate for good behaviour and hard work.  I took him along to ToysRUs to choose  a special toy as a reward much to his delight.
This morning I painted his face with the Union Jack in preparation for the party.
Our Jubilee Street Party didn't go quite according to plan due to the shear amount of rain,
but as it was a church based party we were able to set up and move inside.
into the sports Hall,
the lounge
and even the worship area.
It was a lovely celebration with friends
and the children had a fantastic time after the food, playing parachute games in an upstairs room while the adults had a quiz.
To continue with the Jubilee theme, my crafting this weekend all featured a Union Jack flag which I made using distress inks sponged through these three templates. 
Here are the first ATCs which were made for my DT entry to Quirky Crafts 'Up, Up and Away' using elements from our sponsor, Cutting Cafe's Up, Up and Away digital stamp set, which I coloured with promarkers.  I am also entering this into PaperPlay 'double up' (2 gold corners on each ATC), SCSC 'anything goes' and Penny's challenge 'Anything goes'.
I then made this card for Less is Mores 'red, white and blue' theme, featuring a Tim Holtz crown which I masked before sponging the Union Jack with distress inks. Finally finishing it off by adding the red and blue peel offs, mounting on dark blue card and then stamping the sentiment (part of a Katie & Co stamp).  I am entering this into CCC 'Royalty', Delightful challenges 'red, white and blue', Daring Cardmakers 'red, white and blue', and Simon Says stamp 'anything goes'. That is all from me for now.  Enjoy the rest of the Jubilee celebrations and holiday.


downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Chrissie said...

Super patriotic card Caro!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Deanna said...

Fantastic card. Love the stencil idea! Looks like Alex had a great time as a prince and at the party:)

Spyder said...

Very clever Caro! Never thought of making a template to use in this way!

Rica said...

That son of years has truly entered the spirit of Jubilee's celebrations.
Your card is fabulous, a wonderful design and brilliant colouring!!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge

Elaine said...

Looks like you and Alex had a fabulous time , your flag is fabulous well done and I like the card is super well done Hugs Elaine

Natty said...

Love those stencilled cards - they are so effective and a perfect nod to the Jubilee celebrations!
Thanks for playing along with the DCM colour challenge this week. :)

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous card, love it so much!

Thanks so much to sharing this lovely job with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Karen said...

Great card Caro. Alex certainly seemed to have enjoyed himself!

uksharon said...

Great card - love the simplicity of the crown on the Union Jack.
Thanks for sharing with us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Chrizette said...

Beautiful! Enjoy the celebrations. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Chriss America Real said...

This is a very clever card! Thank you for sharing your photos too! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Design Team this week!


Chriss - DT

Larelyn said...

Fabulous card. So glad you joined our Delightful Challenges challenge this week.