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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,


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


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

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  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. What a wonderful day!! I am watching the festive occasion! Love your card and the banner is fabulous!

  7. Gorgeous banner! TFS
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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

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

    jo x

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

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

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

    Love Lynda xxx

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

  14. 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

  15. Maryellen WebberFriday, April 29, 2011

    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.

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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!


  19. 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.

  20. Thanks so much for sharing your Street Party with us.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo (CC)

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

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

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

  24. 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!

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

  26. Awesome banner!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

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

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

  33. 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

  34. wonderful projects. I love the banner and the card.

  35. Super cute banner and I love that little girl stamp!


  36. Congratulations on your great banner, and more importantly for your new Princess! :)

  37. 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.

  38. Lovely banner and I love the card too.

  39. 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

  40. 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

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

  42. 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

  43. Love the banner and the card! Enjoy your weekend!

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  44. 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

  45. Hurrah for bunting! I like the little crown especially.

    Thanks so much for your sweet blog comment.


  46. 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)

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

  48. 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

  49. 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

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

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

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

  53. Your banner is great. Hope to get my mom home she has been in the hospital since the 9th. Love the great colors.........

  54. 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.

  55. Very cool banner! So many details! :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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

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

  58. such detailed banner, nice work.

  59. Esmeralda AlvarezMonday, May 02, 2011

    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!!!


  60. Esmeralda AlvarezMonday, May 02, 2011

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

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

  62. 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 !!

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

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


I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x