Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jubilations

I am always  proud to be British but this year I feel extra proud and very excited.......
...not just for The Wedding (73 days and counting) but we are celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June and we are the hosts for the 2012 Summer Olympics. This summer is certainly going to be full of Jubilations. I rather like that word and I think it sums up all these upcoming celebrations perfectly.Sadly we were unsuccessful in the ticket ballot for the Olympics and so far unsuccessful in the 1st resale but we will keep our fingers and toes crossed that we may still get some.

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OMGoodness update Thursday 17th May...WE HAVE GOT TICKETS!!! Yes I have finally been successful in the second wave application. More news soon. I am SOOOOooo excited! ************

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share a Jubilation we attended long before my Blogging days started.
We were very lucky to attend the Olympic handover ceremony in August 2008.







It was held in front of Buckingham Palace, my daughter was lucky enough to win 4 tickets. The atmosphere was fantastic and some great bands played.











We were treated to a fly over by the Red Arrows.



















It really was a great day out and at least I have got those memories even if I have to watch the games on the TV in July.










I always like to buy a little memorabilia for special events and the Jubilee and the Olympics are no exception.






I found 2 great tins in Mark's and Spencer's. This one is for the Jubilee
















and this for the Olympics. I can never have too many tins and the bonus of these are that they are full of yummy biscuits to eat first!











I also found this sweet little dish in John Lewis. It is the perfect size to rest my pepper mill on in the kitchen.





I really like the illustration on it, there are some great details , I love all the flag waving public.

I also found this great Jubilee Tea towel, below.






I have also bought tickets for a fab event in London's Battersea Park over the Jubilee weekend. There is a river pageant and festival on Sunday 4th June. If anyone is near London it really is worth a visit. Check it out here
I shall certainly be taking my trusty camera with me.

 So there is a lot of Jubilations going on around here, including The Wedding. I made the card shown at the top of the post just for fun and  I have it put it on my desk  in my studio. It features one of the free backing papers from Crafts Beautiful (thanks for the heads up Helen x). I have used a Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp which I have hand coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with my Prismacolor pencils. I hand cut the bunting out of red, white and blue card and made a cord out of red, white and blue Baker's twine. I think this suits the Jubilee and the Olympics perfectly!
HAPPY JUBILATIONS!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Sir Stampalot  Medals and Monarchs
Penny Black and More Allsorts London Celebrates
Crafter's Companion #24 Here comes summer
Make it Mondays Linky Party #89
Whimsy Stamps #39 Anything Goes
I love Promarkers #117 Anything Goes

Let's hope that the sunshine puts in an appearance for all the Jublilations...it's been a very mixed bag here. It's been 4 Seasons in 1 day today but we did have a glorious weekend, so I should not really complain. There was also a hilarious meeting of Billy and Bear on Sunday , I will be back soon to share that with you all ;0)

Bye for now,

Jane x

50 comments:

  1. Oh Jane, I want to be there!!!! Love all your photos and that fly by!!! I want a pin and a plate and a tea towel. I'll be right over ; )
    xoRobin❤

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  2. Robin you would so love London...seeing that you enjoyed NY so much London is about 13 NY cities!! Now talking of a pin...I do have a very special pin coming up soon for a giveaway..watch this space.
    Jane x

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  3. Wow what a lovely post, and I love all of the things you have bought for the jubilee, how lovely are those biscuit tims and whats inside them is goj too lol. Your card is brilliant Ilove it huggies June xxxxxxx

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  4. Hi June, one tin is already empty :0) Thanks for liking my card it seemed to fit the theme of my post!
    Jane x

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  5. Wow Jane what a blog post, excellent celebration photos. I love your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  6. Thanks Pinky, glad you enjoyed your visit,
    Jane x

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  7. Oh yes, I do like that word Jane...'Jubilations'...it sounds so joyful!
    I love your memorabilia...very tasteful too as I have seen a few things that are just slightly edging towards the tacky side!...I do like the M & S tin...I think I will have to get one myself.
    A meeting between Bear and Billy?....Oh, that does sound interesting...I think I can guess who was the boss!
    Lovely card making as always...good luck in your challenges...
    Hope you are having a good week,
    Susan x

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  8. It really seems that EVERYTHING this summer is happening in great old UK! You lucky girl, Jane, being so near to London and all. We'll definitely watch the Olympics here too (even Finns will not win THAT many golds ;) this year), but what an experience it would be to be there for real... But I still think The Wedding is THE Jubilation for 2012 - and I am sure there are many to agree!

    Happy days, dear friend, and sunshine from us, we have a lot (+22c or so today, +25c for tomorrow!!!)!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  9. Jane, what an amazing year for you! I adore your card, it's amazing! I look forward to hearing all about everything from you over the summer. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. It's a fun word Susan. You need to get M and S pretty soon as they are nearly sold out of the jubilee one and the Olympic one I found at Stratford. I have a great set of photos of Billy and Bear ;-)
    Jane x

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  11. There are so many Jubilations Mia....2012 will be such a memorable year for me. You seem to have our late spring weather..please send some this way. Enjoy :-)
    Jane x

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  12. Amazing it will be Teresa. I am looking forward to sharing my Jubilations with you.
    Jane x

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  13. Fabulous card! Love the banner! Seen Your card at Make It Monday!

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  14. What a super post Jane, such lovely memories to share as well.

    I for one am really looking forward to the Olympics, it is so special that they are to be here in the UK and I'm really rooting for Team GB.

    Your lovely card is a perfect celebrations on all the activities.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot and London Celebrations at Penny Black and More.

    B x

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  15. Thanks for visiting Sam,
    Jane x

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  16. The handover ceremony was a fab day Brenda I have very fond memories of it. Let's cheer on team Gb! Thanks for liking my Jubilations card.
    Jane x

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  17. Hi Jane! Wow you have an important year going there! Really exiting and I hope you find ticket to Olympic games! Last week here in Crete, they cut branches from the oldest olive tree to send with the Olympic flame!
    Good Luck with your beautiful card!
    x Teje

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  18. How interesting Teje that those branches were cut in Crete. The Olympic flame is on it's way here, things are getting really exciting. Not long now!
    Jane x

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  19. This is adorable sweetie. I spotted you on MIM this time. I am no 123.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  20. Amazing card and wonderful pictures. I feel like I just went on a mini vaca...thank you! LOL :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

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  21. Fabulous bunting and a great Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts and Sir Stampalot challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  22. Thanks Cathy I shall stop by your blog later,
    Jane x

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  23. Hi Lisa I'm glad you felt you had be on holiday. Thanks for visiting me here,
    Jane x

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  24. Thanks Tracy I really like making bunting and it just fits so well with Jubilation cards ;0)
    Jane x

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  25. Awesome card, Jane. You definitely have reason to celebrate. Great pictures you shared too. Lots of fun going on in the UK!
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  26. Hi Cathy, I have even more reason to celebrate as I managed to buy Olympic tickets today...woop woop!
    Jane x

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  27. Lovely post, and I love the title! The pictures are great and your special red white and blue card is stunning!
    Wishing you a very happy weekend, Jane.
    Helen x

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  28. Thanks Helen,especially for telling me about the magazine. The free papers are great,
    Jane x

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  29. What a wonderful interpretation of our medals and monarchs theme
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  30. Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful time. You have so many treasures, you must either be really, really organized or have a warehouse in the backyard? I like your girl's happy pose and the colors of your card. Good luck with your challenges!

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  31. Hi Jane- What joy I see in this creation of this card! Glad you were able to secure those tickets, too. I had an opportunity to attend several events when the Olympics were held in Atlanta. It was a memorable time, and the joy expressed in your card pretty much sums up the energy of these games! Looking forward to hearing all about the meeting between Billy and Bear! Have a lovely weekend! :o)

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  32. Brilliant card and it fits tghe theme perfectly - well done on getting tickets. Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  33. I'm so excited Susan...more Jubilations! Thanks for visiting me here,
    Jane x

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  34. Hi Jane!
    Love all the red, white and blue in this post! I really must get some souvenirs, yours are great!
    Congrats on getting your Olympic tickets, you were very fortunate indeed.
    Gorgeous card too. :)
    Have a great weekend, I'm hoping for some decent weather to get caught up with all the washing!!
    Vivienne x

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  35. Welcome home dear Vivienne, I have missed you here. I'm just excited I watched the Olympic flame touch down this evening on the TV....the countdown begins. Looking forward to reading your holiday posts. Hope you get some sun for drying all the washing.
    Jane x

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  36. What a lovely creation and FAB celebration! Thanks for joining us for "Anything Goes" at Whimsy Stamps.

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  37. There is so much to celebrate, thanks for visiting,
    Jane x

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  38. oh Jane I am now feeling all patriotic and having the need to post all of my jubilee and Olympic creations all at once, oh what a feeling.................. and can see that is what she is singing too, great card, fabulous bunting and yes all excited
    Hugs Kate xx

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  39. Fantastic card and I just love the bunting and the colours that you have used....

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  40. I'm so glad you feel the jubilations too Kate. I have been watching the progress of the Olympic flame...everyone really seems to be catching the excitement,
    Jane x

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  41. Thanks Catherine I am a huge fan of bunting ;0)
    Jane x

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  42. Brilliant card! Perfect for our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us. Loved all your photos too.

    Lynne x

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  43. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here Lynne and thanks for liking my card,
    Jane x

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  44. Jane you make me smile! Your blog is always warm and interesting and full of photos!! I love the Red Arrows, I remember watching them every year with the display teams,one of the perks for being a RAF kid! Lovely tins, you have an eye for collecting, one day we will see you on Antiques Roadshow making a million!! Fab news on the tickets, do you know what event they are for yet?
    Laney x

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  45. I'm so pleased I make you smile Laney :0) The tickets are for the men's 3m springboard semi finals in the stunning aquatics centre in the Olympic Park...we can't wait.
    Jane x

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  46. This is gorgeous and so fun and colourful, love the papers on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and well done on the getting the tickets. I'm so excited for you :D

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  47. Hi Dora, we are still doing happy dancing here at getting those tickets ;0)
    Jane x

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  48. A lovely card for our challenge at Sir Stampalot. Ruth :)
    Congratulations and jubilations!!

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  49. and many jubilations to you too Ruth! Thanks for visiting,
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x