Saturday, 26 May 2012

Jubilee Blog Party

Today is the start of the Queen's jubilee week in the UK - lots of my American friends are wondering what a jubilee is - basically, she has reigned over us for sixty years, and the UK is going a bit crazy for a week to celebrate. There will be parades, parties and a lot of fun stuff going on, it makes me feel quite homesick. Over at the Making Spot, they are kicking off the celebrations with a blog party and they asked me to join in. Here's my project - I cut the crown in a pale primrose colour from Happily Ever After on my Cricut, and stuck it at an angle onto a 6" square card, then I cut away the base card around the crown shape. I added a Martha Stewart punched border, and some  sticker letters, plus a lot of bling - frankly it's a bit more Big Fat Gypsy Wedding than the restrained elegance of our monarch, but hey, it's a celebration and a bit of bling is allowed......


Do go over to the Making Spot, it's a great website, and you can get loads of free downloads from there for your crafting. The downloads that can be purchased are also 50% off this weekend, go HERE to see them


I thought I would celebrate by giving away three little prizes from the very best of British craft manufacturers - the first name out of the hat will win set 2 of the metallic markers by Letraset - go HERE to see how I used these markers


The next name out of the hat will win the fabulous Pretty Tuff CD by Polkadoodles, perfect images and papers for boys and men's cards


and the last name will win four packs of card CANDI by Craftwork Cards - 
lots of metallic glitz and shine with these colours


Just leave your name under this post, and I will use a random number thingy to select three names next Saturday, the 2nd of June. I will mail to anywhere in the world

75 comments:

nannapat said...

Well Enfys I think Lizzy would love that crown! A great week when we're all proud to be British I think. Thanks for the chance to win some of the gorgeous candy. Pat x

misteejay said...

Hi Enfys - it certainly is going mad here ready for the Jubilee & Olympics.

A visit to my local craft village yesterday showed that even they are getting into the 'swing' as there were Union flags and bunting everywhere.

I love the jaunty angle of the crown and the bling looks great.

Toni xx

Crafty Susy said...

We have decorated outside our classroom at school with flags. i also bought the queens jubilee toy set from the early learning centre. i work with special needs children and we will hopefully be having a pretend street party in the corridor.

Glennis said...

What a great achievement for our Queen. I don't think there will be any parties going on here in NZ.
Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely prizes

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Great card. The bigger the celebration the more bling required :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

paperpapier said...

lovely crown card...bling and all...for a happy occasion.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Cute card. Thanks for a chance to enter. :D

Loopylou. said...

Oh En!! thats such a fab idea for a card!! love it! the crown shape and the bling are just perfect!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

kathr said...

Great card EnFys, love the crown aspect, thanks for the chance of candy..
Hugz Kath...xx...

Jessica said...

Congrats to the Queen and all from the UK! It's a great reason to bling it up. Cute crown, but it really does need more. :) I wish you could click your heals and go home for the week.
Hugs, Jess

Anonymous said...

Great crown card. (wish I had that cart) Sorry you can't be home for the week's celebrations. I love trying new things in my crafting so any of these would be terrific wins. Thanks for the chance to maybe try something new. (fingers crossed)
dmcardmaker (email follower)

Uta said...

Wow, this crown looks so great. Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful candy.
Hugs, Uta

Donna K U said...

Every crown needs a little bling.

Karen McPherson said...

The crown is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Swimmom said...

Happy Jubilee week! Sorry you're homesick :( Sounds like some great people-watching opportunities too! Thanks for the giveaways!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great crown - thanks for helping to educate us here in the states! I'd love to win any of those prizes.

Debbie said...

Love the crown - I'm all for a bit of fun!
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

Gramjak said...

Absolutely beautiful shape card -- and I HAVE to copy it today for my DGD's birthday party! The Princess will adore it!
I, too, would love to be in London for the celebration!

Dana said...

I like the way you angled the crown. I don't think I would have thought of that. Love your work (and your stories always crack me up). Thanks for the chance to win some really great stuff.
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

dj1952 said...

You always do such wonderful work, thanks for the opportunity to win some great candy. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra)

Debby said...

Love the crown card! Hope you're not too homesick!

Debby said...

Love the crown card! Hope you're not too homesick!

Claudia said...

I love your crown and yes, in any celebration a little bling is in order! Congratulations to your Queen.
claudiamatzke at hotmail dot com

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
I am having computer problems and this will be my 4th attempt to leave a message. What a cute card and congrats to the Queen. Good Luck to everyone and thanks for the giveaway.

artydoll said...

I just love that crown card ,just the thing to use up those gems lurking in my craft box.

Sarah said...

any celebration needs bling! Sarah

KraftyKaren said...

Hope you are not getting too homesick Enfys. Thank you for the fabulous giveaways.

We are kicking off the celebrations with a Eurovision Party tonight, I think our hopes of a win are pretty well nil but we will have fun anyway!!

Cheryl W said...

I love seeing all the celebrations for the upcoming UK celebrations. Love your crown. Keep 'em coming!

Eret said...

Oo wow, such a fab crown card. And all that bling... So gorgeous.
Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful candy.
Eret xx

Cathy said...

So sorry you are home sick! No pill the doctor can prescribe for that. Like the angle of the crown. Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win. Love the Candi bags of bling. Do you know any one in the states that sell them? Haven't seen them before.

Linda said...

Your crown looks great. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Your creations are always great, I just love to look at them. Plus, today we get a history lesson and a marker lesson all in one. How blessed our we! Thank you,

TK

Brandy said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity and the inspiration.

Blessings,
Brandy

Lana said...

I would LOVe to WIN the markers for the image CD! I get so much inspiration from your blog! Your cards are just beautiful! - - Thanks for a chance to win!!!

MizMaryAnn said...

I was 12 years old when the Queen was crowned and I read every story about her I could find at the library. I think she's the perfect image of a royal. I'd love to meet her. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Sunshine said...

My last name is KING and I collect crowns, love yours with the bling! Would love to try those markers, I have heard they worked well. Thanks for the chance!
Renee
Gohogwild dot renee at gmail dot com

Maureen R said...

The crown is a perfect way to start the celebrations. Thanks for a chance to win one of your lovely prizes.

Melissa said...

Sorry you can't be there. My nephew is stationed there and they love England. I love your crown and bling is definitely in order. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kimberly said...

Oh my...i don't have any of these products, how awesome would it be to win....many thanks for the chance to win...and btw your crown is stunning...

Anonymous said...

Dear Enfys nothing could be more appropriate than a lovely crown. I was wondering if you were longing to be home. Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen!
Love Joan

Nana Jo said...

Great use of that cut- I never have any reason that I can think of to use that cut.

Fun blog candy.

mmlmn at polar comm dot com

CyndiU said...

Great crown. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

AndreaA said...

great (crown) card as always. Love reading your blog.
I bet you are missing being home right now :(
This could be done up in pink and make a cute little girl card.

marlene kiley said...

Dig that jazzy crown. Way to go gal. Wow! lots of goodies to win, thanks for the chance.

Rhona said...

What a great card!Thanks for the chance to win - what great goodies you have on offer.

Patty said...

Great card Enfys...and thanks for the chance to win one of those great giveaways!!


peifert88@gmail.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Jubilee sounds like a lot of fun. Like a week long 4th of July party.
Thanks for the chance at the great blog candy!

nancy said...

Sounds like it is goiing to be a fun filled week in england----thanks for a chance to win the lovely eye candy---Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

nancy said...

Sounds like it is goiing to be a fun filled week in england----thanks for a chance to win the lovely eye candy---Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Theresa said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
Btw, I love your card. Bling is aways good.

BethanyR said...

Love the card. My mom has always been in awe of the royal family. Must be her English ancestry coming through.

Suzanne Hilton said...

Wow am loving all the jubilee party crafting goodies! I have not been a crafter for long but already totally hooked. I would so love to win any of your great prizes so will keep my fingers crossed!!

Jolanda said...

love the crown Enfys!
Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes ;)

Donna said...

60 - Pretty Crown! My birthday coming up in a month, will be my 60th! Will have to tell the kids I would love to have a crown to wear!!

I'd love to be entered into your drawings for your great prizes. Enfys, you are so generous with all of us! Thank you so, so much!

Blessings,
Donna

sucor said...

How lovely Enfys! Crowns deserve bling. Happy Jubilee week! I'm not British but many Canadians also love to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you're homesick and hope you'll be able to feel part of the celebration thru the cyber world this week. I love what you did w your crown card and truly appreciate the time and talent you share w the rest of us...love your work. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

dean said...

hi en love your cards n your comps have enjoy the things with wings comp very much carnt wit for more like it

Anonymous said...

God bless your Queen! Judy from Wisconsin.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the crown.

K said...

Oooo, very nice card. I think the crown being at an angle makes it just that little bit more unique than others I've seen & a bit more fun.

lucretia said...

Lovely card and lovely Jubilee giveaway and thank you for the chance to win.

Craftychris said...

So loveing the crown! Thank you for the chance to win - such a fabby Jubilee giveaway, will hope over to Making Spot for a look see xx

ang said...

thanks for the chance to win angxx

Lynne in NI said...

Hey, you never know ... maybe 'Liz' would prefer a crown like this ;)
Enjoy your Jubilee celebrations and thanks for the chance to win your candy.

Connie said...

I love shiny glitzy stuff!

Connie said...

I love shiny glitzy stuff!

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, love this little crown. And I can't get enough of the Jubilly stuff on TV. Sorry to hear you are homesick, howerver I understand you 100%. Thanks for, yet again, another great chance to win Promarkers.

Rufus said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling homesick this week. I think that even Her Majesty might like this crown, as you said, it's a celebration a little bling is allowed!
R/

Anonymous said...

I love your crown card - quite elegant!

Janette S.

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

freetimegone said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stuff. You are the best. I hope you have time to celebrate this week.

Neesey said...

Your card is great. I'm sure the Queen would think so as well. Thank you for a chance to win some goodies. I always enjoy seeing your cards. I think your Brit wit and stories of your grand kids are so entertaining! All three of the kids are so adorable.

ursula Uphof said...

Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous goodies. Love the card. Hope you get to celebrate from far away.

Beth Anne in PA said...

Goodmorning Enfys,
I'm so sorry to hear you are homesick and feel left out of all the fun, but thank you for sharing some fun with us with your cute crown card. What a great idea to angle it. I didn't really know that you could use 'too much bling' when making Jubilee crown! :)Love all your talents and wit! TFS them with us.
Beth Anne in PA

queencormack said...

ace count me in cheers for the oportunity hun

Debbie said...

Gorgeous crown Enfys.Very elegant.Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.Much appreciated.Hugs Debbie x