Thursday, 31 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee - 60 years

...... that's quite some record for our Queen, and I bet there have been quite a few times when she will have gritted her teeth and muttered "Keep Calm and Carry On":
So, to celebrate, I made this card above.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- deep red Core'dinations card

- paper from the fabulous Docrafts Papermania 'Portobello Road' pack

- 'Keep Calm and Carry On' topper from Tracy over at Cardmakers Delights (thanks again for the chance to play with these Tracy :) I slightly trimmed the top and bottom of the topper to keep it more in balance with the layout

- stamped crown (in 'Paris Mist') using a freebie set called 'Cool Britannia' which came with this months Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

- peel off numbers '60' from my little hoard

- lots of diamantes on the crown

- Docrafts Papermania 'Portobello Road' buttons

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pan Pastel - Challenge 20, Diamond Jubilee

Glitter Geeks - Week 21 Diamond Jubilee

Joanna Sheen - Remember When (I do remember the Coronation and wearing a paper crown)

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 172 - Colours of Your Flag

The Stamp Man - Card for a Queen

I've read and re-read the rules for each challenge, so I hope I got it right. Phew, unlike me, five challenges at once, not sure I could do that party trick very often!



Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Di and very fitting for a Queen. I saw those papers in my local craft shop last week and loved them along with some cute PB stamps. I was very good though and left them on the shelf.

It's not easy getting these challenge rules right is it? I seem to have some difficulty particularly with one who keeps leaving me a message saying my entry doesn't quite fit the rules :(

Hope you have a good day, there's strange wet stuff coming down from the sky here???


Catherine said...

Great card, love the paper....

Amanda said...

Fabulous card Di, am loving the portobello papers too. I think my motto would have been keep calm and eat cake lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Annie said...

That is really brilliant and so clever to make it fit so many challenges. Well done you.
A x

cotnob said...

Fab card Diane, I bet you're right about the Queen, you made me chuckle!
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

CraftyNess said...

Fab card and fits the theme perfectly - thanks for joining the glitter geeks challenge this week x

Karen said...

I can just picture her now "Keep calm Philip!!". Love the card. Don't know how you do so many challenges, I have trouble with one. Keep cool and carry on.....Karen x

Tracy @ Cardmaker's Delights said...

Great card Di! I love the Portobello papers, so well co-ordinated. Great that you managed to fit this into so many challenges too, well done! Tracy x

Irene said...

Fantastic card Di, and perfect for the Jubilee. Everything co-ordinates brilliantly, and so many challanges - well done.

Louise Welsh said...

wow fabulous, i'm not a fan of really bright colours but i think i'm getting more fond of these celebration cards for the jubilee. thanks for taking part in the glitter geeks blog challenge this week. Louise xx

Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the colours :) Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Carol :) x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOH very patriotic Mrs!

Perfect for those challenges and the coming Jubilee celebration.

It's Thursday, but it feels like Friday! I hate that!

Sarn xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOH very patriotic Mrs!

Perfect for those challenges and the coming Jubilee celebration.

It's Thursday, but it feels like Friday! I hate that!

Sarn xxx

Twiglet said...

Fab card - now do you think I could make a Royal Jubilee card using my dumflings?!!!! x Jo

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love it, great layout and love the topper, wish I had a pound for everytime I've kept calm and carried on?
I must admit till I read the recipe I thought the crown was a peel off, soz.

Kath x

Dawn said...

Di, this is just lovely! I can just picture Elizabeth! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Di and great for all your challenges, hasn't she done well too 60 yrs in the same job that's some going and l'm sure she'll reign for a lot lot more:)x

MaryH said...

Oh I like this one! I bet HM would too. The colors are - of course - perfect, but the bet. I can just imagine that she would smile and say "Indeed" at this one. Hope it works just right for your challenge submissions.

JoanieMc said...

Very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad Challenge this week.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the layout on this card, just fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super project thanks for joining in at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

BJ said...

Great card - I had forgotton I'd bought those buttons LOL. BJ

Sandra said...

What a charming card and totally in keeping with the celebrations this weekend. Thank you for joining us this time on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog. Hope you can join in again soon.
Sandra x