Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding Street Party Blog Hop

Street Party? For those of you not from the UK, it is a tradition of ours at times of national celebration, like today, to hold street parties. Residents apply to the local council for permission to close the road to traffic for the day, long tables are set up down the middle of the road, with party food, lots of cake and jelly for the children, and plenty of games to play






So today sees a virtual street party for you to join in, hosted by The Making Spot, a brand new website from Future Publishing. A fabulous prize is offered for one of you, with the chance to pick up lots of goodies as you hop along as well - scroll down to see my party parcel for you






I decided to make a banner. I printed some union jack flags off the internet, and used all red, white and blue (how fortunate that the USA and UK share the same flag colours, I was able to pick up the red white and blue ribbon to thread the banner)






All the banner shapes and embellishments were cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge, using my Cricut expression. The banners were cut at 8", the scallop layer in blue, and the straight edge in white. I decorated these with silver card candi from Craftwork Cards




I cut the letters at 3 1/2" in blue (shadow), then red, and stitched with white thread.....

This crown seemed very appropriate for today.....





I cut this sundae dish from one of the printed out Union Jacks........







and added some glossy accents to the cherry, and glitter to the 'cream'





I embossed the cupcake holder with the cuttlebug, then used a white pen to add detail, as for the cupcake, well, if Dunkin Donuts can make a Royal Wedding donut, I am sure that someone, somewhere in the UK has made a Union Jack cupcake!











The balloons were given a thick coat of glossy accents, they look as if they might just float away










I hope you enjoyed looking at my project. Now you need to pick up a letter from me,






C






and hop over to Kath's blog for more inspiration (there are some fantastic crafters taking part in this hop, so you are in for a treat, if you get inspired, be sure to click to follow them). You will pick up another letter there, and eventually be able to make a word which may win you the main prize






What am I offering as a prize?






A 60 sheet pack of 12 x 12 paper called Social Butterfly



A pack of pretty pastel butterfly brads



Some pink and cream chipboard butterflies



Three chalk inks, in pastel green, pink and lilac to coordinate with the rest of the prize package






All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (be sure to leave enough information for me to contact you should you win)






As usual, I will mail to anywhere in the world (thank you those who support my blog for making this possible)



I will draw a winner in one week's time, Friday 6th May, winner will be posted on Saturday 7th May




Last of all in this marathon post, it was my turn to set the challenge on the Polkadoodles blog this week. I decided on a colour challenge:






Any shade of blue, any shade of aqua, any shade of purple






The twist is that you have to use all three on your card






It is also our 'stashbox stamp' week, when the design team use stamps by other manufacturers, I used this rainy day girl by Sugar Nellie, and paper pieced her clothes, I rather like her polka dot wellies and coat. Papers were all printed from the Sundae of Seasons CD (don't forget you have until sunday to have a chance of winning the newest Polkadoodles CD, scroll down to the post to leave a comment




Definitely not a crafting day today, along with millions (billions?) of others around the world, I will be glued to the TV watching every minute of the celebrations. Finally, I wish William and Kate all the luck in the world, and hope they have a long, happy and joyous marriage. What a gorgeous young couple they seem. Enjoy the day everyone
















































64 comments:

kath said...

wooohooo en...waving at you from the sofa.love your party banner...have a fun day...big hugs kath xxx

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pinky said...

Wow Enfys that banner is exquisite, so much detail and the finish is class. I have the wedding on in the background here lol, like you don't want to miss any of it. I love your polka doodles card, the colour combo is gorgeous and love your stamp choice. Enjoy the PARTY!!
Pinky

Laura said...

This is a lovely banner, I have had a quickie look at your blog and loved the little button birds, I will have a more leisurely look later with a cuppa. I enjoyed the hop and loved seeing all the different ideas. Have a right royal weekend!

Kat said...

Love your banner Enfys and the lovely card for Polka Doodles. Love that colour combo.

Thanks for the chance to win candy. Enjoy your day.

Kat x

Linda Peterson said...

What a wonderful day!! I am watching the festive occasion! Love your card and the banner is fabulous!
craftylin1968@aol.com

Brigitte said...

Gorgeous banner! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

sandra(misty) said...

You have made a fantastic banner just reading my email. While watching the wedding great candy

Jo said...

A fantastic banner - the bunting is perfect for a street party :D

jo x

littlen said...

great banner. good job. enjoy your day of celebrating.

Kim said...

Wasn't it beautiful, such a lovely couple, I was up at 4am watching over here Enfys!

Lynda said...

It's a honour to join in the celebrations with you - it's a very special day.

Love Lynda xxx

lucretia said...

Oh, beautiful stuff there. Love your card and the giveaway. Fingers crossed...

KraftyKaren said...

Fab party banner - glad you are getting to celebrate across the pond too.

I'm crafting away with the wedding on in the background and taking a little break to do this fun hop.

Karen x

Maryellen Webber said...

I love your party banner Enfys!
I was awake at 4am to watch the
Royal Wedding. It was beautiful,
Kate and William looked so happy.
I sure wish them a long and happy
life together.
I'd love to go to a street party,
it sounds like a lot of fun.
Hugs,
Maryellen

MissyG said...

great banner hope your enjoying the wedding! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies
Linda

AShu93 said...

Such a great festive Banner. The wedding was beautiful, but I had to go to work after they left the church :(

Did you get an ugly hat to celebrate the wedding? Apparently everyone else did - those were some crazy designs!

SueH said...

Here’s obviously a lot of work gone into creating your banners Enfys and it was well worth it because they look fantastic.

Perfect for todays celebrations!

Sue
x

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Just love your banner. I wish I was there to be a part of the celebration! Beautiful country. I visited the palace the first year it was open to the public and am in awe of the royal family.
Thanks for sharing these traditions with us.

Donna said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Street Party with us.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

Deb said...

so love your banner Enfys, wish I had made one for our party!
Happy Royal Wedding Day and Happy Crafting, Debxx

KSD Creations said...

I love your banner. It is handy to have both sides of the pond red, white and blue.

scrappyRN said...

Absolutely love the banner, so much detail so much fun.

Debbie said...

Great banner, Enfys. Did you wear your tiara with your pj's? ;- ) I love your card. She is such a cutie. Looks like she is enjoying a spring rain. I love the polka dots, too. Have a joyful day!

RAP said...

have a fun day celebrating with your country. You can reach me by commenting on my blog (click on my name)

Mrs. Green said...

Awesome banner!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Hey En, great banner! Well done. I'v only watched a bit of THE wedding, just the important part where she gets a ring and he doesn't? I wonder what that's all about. And then of course the kiss. And Oh my gosh... look at all the gobs of people! I to wish the young handsome couple all the very best. And that they will be very happy, and able to withstand the bumps in the road. Thanks for sharing, Jessica

Autumn Mist said...

I love the banner Enfys. I've only just got up off the sofa! It's been an amazing day, and the bride looked stunning. It must feel a bit strange not to be here on such an important day, it's been stunning.

Melissa said...

Love the banner,can change to stars n stripes for the 4th. As a kid had lots of street parties in different places I lived. Lots of fun.
Thanks for the chance to win.

lee said...

I love how you decorated this banner up! What a grand celebration and wasn't it a grand wedding!!!

Mary said...

Love the banner Enfsy. Love the idea of the block party! TFS, Mary M
mmontecalvo at verizon dot net

rhonda said...

Love the banner! Another great creation by Enfys! I have been catching up on all the wedding festivities tonight. What a grand occasion.

Karen said...

Hi Gosh thanks for the great tutorial i have been watching the wedding here in Ontario glad to have found your blog Karen TB Ontario

kisatrtle said...

wonderful projects. I love the banner and the card.

Sarah said...

Super cute banner and I love that little girl stamp!

smarney@centurytel.net

kristyscraps said...

Congratulations on your great banner, and more importantly for your new Princess! :)
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Love the Union Jack cupcake on your banner. What a wonderful tradition to have a street party on special days. Wish we could do that here in my town.
Pat
Scrapbookdizzy@yahoodotcom

1CardCreator said...

Lovely banner and I love the card too.

Jackie Humphreys said...

I love banners and this one is soooo lovely. I wish I had got round to making one ready for yesterday. I hope it stood out yesterday from everything else and lots of people made comments about it. Well done and I hope you had a great day...x

Jackie Humphreys said...

Oh what a wonderful banner, I wish I had made one now for yesterdays celebrations. I hope it had lots of attention and people noticed your wonderful work. I hope you had a great day......I am off now to think about a banner, hmmmm, no housework done this morning. :) Well never mind. x

bandit said...

Love the banner! We had our own party with my daughter and nieces.
bandit831 at att dot net

nessy said...

fab banner ~just love it!! bet it was the best in the street if not the whole area!!what a wonderful day it was!!~ what a beautiful bride!
such a pretty card too!!
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Love the banner and the card! Enjoy your weekend!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Kim. said...

This is a fabulous banner and card. The banner is so patriotic and love the use of the union jack papers. Sorry I have not been by for a while I have had a few health issues to resolve but hope to be back crafting very soon.
Kim xXx

Kirsty said...

Hurrah for bunting! I like the little crown especially.

Thanks so much for your sweet blog comment.

x

Sharon in Arizona said...

I love this banner, Enfys!!! I am not a big fan of banners but this one is very different and so beautiful and professional. I love all the extra embellishments, and the stitching really sets it off. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance at the yummy prize. I loved the wedding and all the reports. They are indeed a handsome couple. Her dress was to die for!!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Erin Glee said...

Beautiful banner! You always do such great work!
I wish the newlyweds a long and very happy life together.

the crafty duck said...

Hi Envis, love your bunting, its fab, very patriotic and love your card too, its really pretty, thank you for the chance to win your scrummy prize, lots of love Steph

Debbie said...

Hi Enfys, Fantastic banner, beautifully made.Also love your card.Great image and lovely soft colours used.Thanks for the chance to win.Love Debbie Johns x

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Cute banner! I love the street party idea - wonder if we can get away with it where I live?

LesleyfromWI said...

I am totally loving the banner! Loved watching the wedding and seeing all the wonderful hats!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Karen said...

Hi love the banner so much work you did making it lovely Karen TB Ontario

Sandy Bayles said...

Your banner is great. Hope to get my mom home she has been in the hospital since the 9th. Love the great colors.........
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Kristie Maynard said...

What a great project! Your banner is adorable, love it. Great way to celebrate!
The card is so cute too!
I'm sure you enjoyed watching the wedding. I didn't get the chance to see it, but have seen lots of pictures, they are a beautiful couple aren't they?!?
Thanks for the chance at this great prize.
www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

Very cool banner! So many details! :)
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sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

Nana Jo said...

Great banner and great card and great blog candy.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

thekolbes said...

Your banner is amazing. I also love your cards. You are very talented. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Mruk said...

such detailed banner, nice work.

Esmeralda Alvarez said...

Hello, even we are not living in UK ( actually living in Indonesia) all the chanels were transmiting the royal weding .. was so exiting watchig what a lovely union.. i love the banner i'll try to make it!!!

esme_nohemi@hotmail.com

Esmeralda Alvarez said...

very lovely banner and the card so cute!!!
esme_nohemi at hotmail dot com

paperpapier said...

what a fun party banner and love the royal sundaes topping ....!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing your banner. I also enjoyed seeing the lovely wedding. Kate certainly made a beautiful bride ! Seeing all the pictures has brought childhood memories back when I was a girl in London. Thanks for sharing all your great creations !!
A.N.
scrapnfun208@gmail.com

lindarumsey said...

Love your banner. The wedding was great to watch. Britain at its best!

Holly Would said...

I love the little girl in the rain coat with the umbrella! Sooo cute!