Sunday 5 June 2022

Platinum Jubilee Weekend - 2022

What a joyful weekend this is to celebrate 70 years of our Queen's reign. Our house front is all decorated and we're doing our bit to show our loyalty and thanks, to the Queen. 

My card today was made to celebrate this a wonderful occasion, and to honour our Queen. I believe that our lives have been blessed by her steady hand steering our United Kingdom for such a long time - often through choppy waters:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- then I found a 'freebie' crown online, resized and printed it onto white card and set aside for now

- dived into the snippets folder and I found dark blue and red snippets to trim and create the frame so that I could then trim the white image background down to size

- glued all the layers together - after using a black micro pen to draw a curve for the 'bunting' - I used the edge of an oval die as a template

- the bunting was made using one strip of paper chains craft stuff  punched using a SU very old triangles/pennants punch - I needed to use a few pieces of Post It to wiggle the small pieces into the punch (a hint I remember picking up from Sarn many years ago)

- then it was time to fly! So I glued the pennants/bunting in place

- die cut 3 x numbers '70' in silver using a Tattered Lace 'Mini Numbers' die and silver mirri card, before gluing them onto the bunting

-  used a set of dies by First Edition called 'Alphabet Sans Serif' and die cut the E11R from silver mirri card and stuck them in place

- then used the same numbers die as I had for the '70's' and die cut it several times for the years of the Queen's reign - using the dark blue card as used for the frame

- glued those into place and then it was done! It's so hard to centralise when a string of letters or numbers are different widths - but I did my 'bestest'

The Red Arrows aerobatics team almost took our roof off on Thursday on their way to fly over Buckingham Palace! We didn't see them sadly - and they were gone in a flash anyhow. However, TV coverage of the whole weekend has been quite overwhelming and, whilst the atmosphere of actually being in London right now will be incredible - you do see more on the TV!

And here is Dudley Dog - showing off his Union Jack Bandana - looking up at Len standing behind me. He (Dudley) has been proudly wearing it for his walkies over the celebrations.

He's not really a dog for posing and this certainly isn't his best angle - he was sitting nicely but it makes him look like a round dumpling with teensy legs. Yes, he does have a sweet little wonky lower front tooth which doesn't normally show. We think it's endearing and makes him look somewhat vulnerable - but then, we're also rather biased:

The love in those eyes - Dudley wears his heart and soul (and often his hopeful tummy) in his eyes! 
Love from Dudley and Di xxx


  1. A super tribute for this historic celebration Di, and how cute Dudley is in his bandana! Xxx

  2. Totally agree about the Queen - 3 cheers for her sterling and stoic service.

    Great post Di and a FABULOUS card with brilliant details.

    Last day of partying today- but it’s been HUGE fun. Not sure how much more cake I can eat!!!! Xx

    1. Forgot to say how cute Dudley looks. He’s adorable xxx

  3. Great card and that's one smart patriotic dog

  4. Love your card Di, and your bestest was super! Well done. As ever you have had stiff competition from Dudley as to which of you is most patriotic.

  5. Great make Di to commemorate such a unique occasion! (Although I think I could have done without tent wearing miming Diana Ross at the end of last night!)

  6. Fabulus card for celebrate the Jubilee and LOVE Dudley so proud wearing his Union Jack Bandana! :)

  7. A fabulous card to celebrate such a momentous Jubilee and Dudley looks a right bobby dazzler in his bandana!! xx

  8. Fabulous Jubilee card, Di! Dudley looks the part in his bandana. We've had some coverage of the events on our TV in Canada - it all looks incredibly well done and such a tribute to an amazing woman!

  9. Dudley and Maddie would match! She's been wearing her USA collar lately for Memorial Day and Fourth of July coming up!
    Gorgeous card and HAPPY 70th to the QUEEN!

  10. l love your jubilee card Di and the crown how good is that freebie great flags and the dates at the bottom of the card all is just perfect in everyway well done and how cute does Dudley look always so supportive xx

  11. This is a really super Jubilee card Di and love the way you have done the bunting and the lovely digi crown and added numbers, and the layers are perfect. Dudley looks so cute wearing his Union Jack bandana too. x

  12. Fab jubilee card Di ... perfect for the celebrations! We had a little jubilee afternoon tea party on Friday with 4 friends and it was so nice to get together in the garden and eat dainty sandwiches, scones and cake and quaff fizz ... though i don't think my friends are actually monarchists given the looks on their faces when I proposed a toast to the queen's jubilee!! Still ... my garden, my cakes, my rules ha ha!!
    Pauline xx

  13. Fabulous tribute to the Queen with your beautiful card Di! And I love that Dudley shows his support for the Queen and country too. He is so adorable! :) xx


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