Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee Ma'am...

Morning folks...have you all been enjoying your bank holiday weekend joining in the Jubilee Celebration fever...the weather's been awful but it didn't seem to dampen the spirits at Sunday's Thames River Pageant...I'm now feeling a bit of a wimp complaining about my little chilly sojourn to Edinburgh after watching all the folks who braved the weather to take part and pay tribute to our wonderful Monarch who stood in the freezing wind for over 4 hours...at 86 years old that's no mean feat. I have the greatest admiration and respect for this wonderful lady who's spent the last 60 years fulfilling the pledge she gave on her 21st birthday to devote her life...be it long or short...to the service of this country and going by the 1 million plus people who turned up at The Thames...I'm not alone. And what a finale...I was a quivering blubbing wreck watching the choir belting out "Land Of Hope And Glory" soaked to the skin in the lashing rain...Britannia may no longer rule the waves but hey we still have that indomitable spirit that put the Great into Britain in the first place.  And oh boy do we know how to throw a party...loved the Jubilee Concert and the "real" stars of the show for me were Gary Barlow's Commonweath Choir and their wonderful performance of "Sing"...
It's been far too cold for al fresco Jubilee partying...no pimms or canapes in the garden for me...I'll be snuggled up on the sofa again today...tissues at the ready for today's Procession up the Mall...all that "All The Queens Horses and All The Queens Men" ceremonial marchy stuff gets me every time...it's hairs on the back of your neck standing up time and no-one can match us Brits when it comes to pomp and pageantry...fingers crossed the weather behaves and it doesn't rain on Her Maj's big parade.
But in between all that patriotic blubbing I managed to have a little crafty time so I'm joining in the fun over at The Ribbon Girls first Monthly Card Challenge...
a date for your dairies...the first Sunday of each month

Paper...Topper and Sentiment from a free Jubilee Party Pack Download
from the lovely Liz at Pink Petticoat
Large Crown Charm
White Guipure Lace
Union Jack Button
Cherry Red Divine Bakers Twine
all from The Ribbon Girl
Time to put the kettle on and it would be so rude to ignore the Royal Decree so there will be lots of cake.  See you all tomorrow over at WOYWW.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: scroll down for the winner of Buddy's Jubilee Tea Party Goodie Bag


  1. Loving the Pink Petticoat papers and the card is so fitting for the weekend. I have to agree with you, the pagent was amazing, but the service this morning and the parade today will have me reaching for the Kleenex again (if there are any left!)
    Sara x

  2. Oh wow!
    Kath this is amazing!
    Your design is fantastic and I love your use of colour and wonderful details!
    kim xxx

  3. Congrats to Sue and what a great Jubilee card. Fab fireworks pic too. Have a lovely day.

  4. Love the patriotic cupcake & your layering of the lace & twine. Enjoy the Britishness. We may have to put the heating back on here in the Beacons - wind, rain & good old British weather!
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Love this Kath, real fab design. Carolxx

  6. Great card Kath, very patriotic.

    Kat xx

  7. stunning card, I love the whole design with so many beautiful details
    All the best

  8. It was amazing yesterday, I lost my voice from singing too much! They had the cheek in the Telegraph this morning to be critical of Gary and Andrew L-W's song!!! I loved the whole thing. Kath,your card is beautiful, the beautiful lace really sets the whole thing off. Wonderful. Anne x

  9. Fantastic card Kath, absolutely LOVE this, I am with you, what our Queen has achieved is very inspiring and she deserves to celebrate such a Wonderful achievement :) Joey x

  10. Congrats to Sue... fabulous card Kath fantastic jubilee creation! Hugs May x x x

  11. What a fab take on the jubilee theme, love the elements against the Kraft card.

  12. Lovely post. I felt so sorry for the 12 members of the choir on that boat - they were soaked to the skin and still managed to sing and put a smile on their faces.

    Think they could have had the thrones on the Royal Barge at the side so the Queen and Prince Philip could have sat down to watch all the boats passing by. They were never used as they facing the wrong way. It was such a shame they had to stand for so long at their ages. Surprised that none of them caught the flu!!!!

    Concert last night was fantastic.

  13. Loved reading your impressions of this once in a lifetime event......she is one classy lady!

  14. A great card for the jubilee Kath, very nice and so classy .Aud x

  15. I love seeing all the news coverage here in the U.S. of the Diamond Jubilee. It's very inspiring and makes me wish I could party with the Brits, too. You certainly do know how to throw a big bash that honors your wonderful queen and her family!

  16. Love your card Kath - Hope you've enjoyed all the coverage of the Jubilee as much as I have.

    Sarah x

  17. Fabulous card Kath! It's been rainy here in my part of the US so I've been cuddled up watching the Jubilee as well. They haven’t shown near enough of it for me. I agree you Brits can’t be beat when it comes to Pomp and Pageantry. What an amazing lady your Queen is.

  18. wow kath that photo you took on the Mall is AMAZING!! I was in awe of the whole weekend watching it on tv. I bet it was amazing being there. I loveeeeeee that card too! I must get that crown charm for the jubilee album I want to make.

  19. I downloaded that freebie too but haven't done anything with it yet. You have inspired me with this fab card. Lilian

  20. Kath - love the card you have mae.

    Have to agree with all your sentiments, the Queen is one amazing lady.

  21. Another fabulous card Kath. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl card challenge for June, Andrea x


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hugs Kath xxx