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Friday, 8 June 2012

Sunday Stampers Wk 208 Her Majesty - 08/06/12

Good Morning Blog Friends...and a wet and windy one it is too!

It's also the last day (apart from the weekend) of my holiday from work...and I started off with such ambition!The idea of this time off alone, was that as I only work three days a week, with the Jubilee Public Holiday, I would be taking minimal leave and still getting two whole weeks to get up to date with my commissions and other projects....wrong!

I've been working very hard, but with the Jubilee party at the weekend and Tom taking  some extra time off too, I haven't achieved anywhere near as much as I'd hoped...oh well, Keep Calm and Carry On as they say!

Which brings me to today's card (and I'm not done with the Jubilee yet!). This card is my contribution to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers and this week's theme is 'Her Majesty'

This card is similar to one of my earlier Jubilee designs, but I wanted to marry vintage with Regal with street party and get 60 years into one little card! 

I started off with plain white card stock and made the base frame card, using Spellbinders Labels One Small for the frame. The base card is covered with some newspaper design card from a 12x12 Portobello Road pack that I had in my stash and the back of the card is covered with red and white rose paper from the same pack. I scored the folds in the front and back and then stamped a little crown randomly over the front of the card with Versafine Vintage Sepia. To finish off the front of the card, I inked the edges with a mixture of distress inks: Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.

The bird is cut from Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary, inked with the same inks and I stamped a branch for the perch! Another stamped crown was used to adorn the bird. I made some bunting from the same paper pack and inked up the twine to give it a vintage feel. I then added some Union Jack buttons from stash (I think these were left from the Royal Wedding last year!) and I cut the 'ER' and '60' using my Cricut (I only ever seem to use it for letters and numbers!). The soldier ribbon was also inked too, as I thought it looked to 'pristine' on the front of the card and I finished off with the crown, which was also in my button box.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carole X

This is my contribution to Sunday Stampers Week 208 'Her Majesty'


  1. Wow Carole, this is just fabulous, I love the dimension you have created by making a shaped card, love all the ribbon and the bird is gorgeous with his little crown of rubies. Oh and the bunting is fab too. x

  2. Hi Carole,
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments of late. At this time I truly appreciate all your wonderful, kind words. You really do not know how much it means to me to come on and read them, it helps to lift me so much. Bless you.
    I adore todays card, I think it is a perfect example of tribute and celebration in a vintage theme. You have totally captured the essence of the occasion. Just fabulous.
    Hope you are keeping well. Sorry to hear you are so rushed off your feet and yet you feel as though you haven't gotten anywhere very far. You know Robbie Burns said 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley (often go awry)! Hope you manage to catch up soon.
    Hugs Linda x

  3. Wonderful card today Carole! I love all the elements which go together perfectly! Well doneX

  4. Love this loads.... the whole 3d look is fabulous... tis a gorgeous card! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... sorry I am a bit late coming to see you x