Friday, 1 June 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee Ma'am (as in jam!)

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend has arrived and on Tuesday it will have been 60 years since our Queen ascended the throne. That is an incredible achievement and there are lots of Jubilations going on this weekend to celebrate this occasion. We have even been given an extra bank holiday on Tuesday. I was also amused to find that when my shopping was delivered in the week some of the packaging was also celebrating too.
Instead of our usual Marmite we got Ma'amite. I love this jar and when I open my food cupboard it makes me grin.
 







Our tonic water for our weekend Gin and Tonic came with a Diamond Jubilee makeover...

























and even the dishwasher tablets had been jazzed up to celebrate.
















They all certainly cheered up my shopping!

We have a lovely long bank holiday weekend ahead of us and on Sunday my Hb and I are attending the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park. This event sold out so we were really pleased to have bought tickets when we did. We will watch the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. 1,000 boats including a special Royal Barge will make it's way down the river from Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge. In Battersea Park the Festival has tea dances, bands, a vintage car boot sale, 1950s style fashion show and lots of other fun activities. People are being encouraged to dress up and wear something from the 1950s. Now I am not a keen fancy dresser but I decided I will wear something red, white and blue and I dug out one of my vintage badges that is dated none other than 1952!


This was hard to photo as the enamel is beautifully shiny. This is an old Butlin's badge. I also found a vintage Roberson's jam badge...












This is also from the 1950s so I shall wear them both with pride. As a child a collected badges and I kept some of the "best" which are great treasures and all so well made. They will happily see another 60 years I should think.








To get to the Festival we will be travelling by train and we have even got special Diamond Jubilee Oyster cards to use. The forecast for Sunday is looking a little unsettled but whatever the weather we will have a party!

Of course my challenge card also needs to have a red, white and blue Jubilations theme.
She is my first Saturated Canary digital stamp which I bought from the incredibly talented Krista Smith. I have long admired her talent and decided I just had to buy some of her stamps.


Here she is in close up. I coloured her with my Promarker pens and highlighted her with Prismacolour  pencils. I added lots of details including lace, ribbon, star brads and die cuts. I think she really sums up this happy mood which is gripping the nation.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes #70
Craft Room Challenge birthdays and blog hop
Cupcake Craft Royalty #194
Joanna Sheen Remember When
Crafting for all season's Many layers #28
Simon Says Stamp anything goes
My Mum's Craft Room red, white and blue #59
Divas by Design anything goes #37
I love Promarkers use a digi #119
Scrapbook Sisters anything goes #86
Make it Monday Linky Party #92




I hope everyone in the UK has a wonderful long weekend and whether you are staying at home or attending any of the Jubilations that you raise your glass to dear Queenie, cheers to you Ma 'am and yes I love Marmite ;0)...do you?? And one last thing...how appropriate that today I hit the 60 mark with my lovely Followers.....a diamond jubilations for me too. What brilliant timing for this post. Thank you each and every one of you who follow my journal.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Remember that my Jubilations giveaway is still running. You can enter it here


69 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it that lots of products have had a jubilee makeover. Notice our bread is now Queensmill instead of kings :)
    Enjoy the celebrations!
    Victoria xx

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  2. Jane seems like this is a celebration to end all!!!! (except for the upcoming wedding!) So exciting! I love the pins and your card is OH so special.
    Have a lovely weekend, xoRobin❤

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  3. Love the Ma'amite, well the jar anyway I actually don't like marmite!!!
    I've gone a bit mad with the red, white and blue here today!! I've my bunting up in the garden and my flower pots have their own little Union Jacks. I bought a souvenir mug and a brilliant Union Jack cardboard cakestand and I'm just about to make some cupcakes with my Union Jack cupcake cases!! Never let it be said that I don't get into the spirit of things. ;)
    Love the card Jane and like myself you've gone to town with the r,w &b. :)
    The event in Battersea Park sounds brilliant, I would love to see the River Thames Pageant, you're so lucky to live so close.
    Enjoy the Jubilations!!
    V xxxxxx
    P.S. Have you seen the Fairy Liquid bottle??

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  4. It's fun isn't it Victoria, I love how even food companies get into the spirit of it all. It looks set to be a great long weekend. Enjoy it too.
    Jane x

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  5. It's certainly a Jublilations year isn't it Robin, SO many special things happening! Have a lovely weekend,
    Jane x

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  6. Oh wow Vivienne, we should live closer as I am sure we are very similar in getting into the spirit of these once in a lifetime celebrations. I would love one of your cupcakes. I haven't seen the fairy liquid bottle, I will have a look out for it tomorrow. Enjoy all your celebrations too my dear,
    Jane x

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  7. Just fab love that colour combo with that sweet image, the Ma'amite is fab I love that kingsmill is currently queensmill! Thanks for playing at Diva hugs rebekah xx

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  8. Queensmill bread was a great idea. These Jubilations foods are fab....I wonder what other ones are out there Rebekah. Enjoy the Jubilations too.
    Jane x

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  9. Hi Jane. Lovely, vibrant & patriotic card - and a lovely image too.

    The Marmite jar was my fav of the product makeovers. Hadn't spotted that one in the shops. Hope you enjoy all the festivities of the weekend you have lined up.
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck.
    Tine :)

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  10. Thanks Tine and I agree the Ma'amite is just fab isn't it.Enjoy the lovely long bank holiday ahead of us,
    Jane x

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  11. Enjoy the party! Thanks for sharing the jazzed up packaging. I love seeing fun ideas.

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  12. Jane, through your posts I can certainly feel the excitement and anticipation of this celebration! How fun to see the labels all dressed for the occasion and of course, you are keeping the spirit with your latest card creation! Have a grand time- enjoy your holiday! :o)
    P.S. I've never had Marmite, but will have to put that on the list of things to try! ;o)

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  13. Jane, this is such a spectacular card..i love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

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  14. Jane its a fabby card me darlin!!! im loving all of your posting about the jubilee,your brightening up my day today me thinks!!!! its great hunnie, and those badges are brilliant, one day you may be worth some money keep them girl you could hit the jackpot lol, brilliant post hunnie have a great extended weekend huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. I love Marmite and the makeover looks fabulous. Enjoy the celebrations. My Mom's from British stock, so we're very pro-Royalists. A gorgeous card Jane. I am sure this will not be you last purchase from Krista... LOL hugs Sharon

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  16. I shall see if I spot any more over the weekend Linda, they are really fun.
    Jane x

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  17. Here in the UK Michele there is an on going ad campaign for Marmite with the slogan "Love it or hate it". It is an aquired taste but my family have always been in the love camp ;0)
    Enjoy the weekend, sadly it's raining here, as was forecast, luckily I mowed my lawn yesterday when I got home from work.
    Jane x

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  18. Hi June, I'm glad to brighten things up for you, I hope you are feeling much better soon. Put your Union Jack up and enjoy the celebrations!
    Jane x

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  19. Glad to hear that you are a fellow Marmite love Sharon! I will confess my favourite filled roll is Marmite with cucumber. I can also confess that I have already bought another Krista digi...her girls are awesome.
    Jane x

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  20. Superb card Sharon. Love everything about it. :)
    She is one of my favourite SC images and you have coloured her beautifully.
    Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge.

    Edna x

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  21. GREAT CARD, EVERY THING IS RED WHITE AND BLUE WHERE EVER YOU LOOK.
    GREAT COLOUR COMBO FOR CARDS. ENJOY YOUR DAY
    KLARE
    :o)
    X

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  22. The jubilee marmite jar is great, isn't it? We have one of those too, as Mr P loves marmite and I loved the jar! How exciting that you will actually be at part of the royal celebrations, I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to reading about it!
    Have a fantastic Jubilee weekend.
    Helen x

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  23. Thanks for visiting Edna, she was fun to colour,
    Jane x

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  24. Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit of all the Jubilations here Klare, such fun!
    Jane x

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  25. I loved the jar Helen I might see if I can varnish over the label to keep it. We are so lucky to be 40 minutes from London. Tomorrow should be fun despite the forecast rain. Have a lovely weekend too,
    Jane x

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  26. Jane, I am one of your newest fans! I adore that you share not only your fabulous creations, but your life, too! You always have great photos & interesting content - Thank you!

    Lots of joy, Jane!

    PS - That berry badge is to die for :)

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  27. Dear Jane,

    That's one wonderful weekend you've having! I love all red-blue-white jubilee things you've found and those vintage pins are just precious. I wish you wonderful, sunny and beautiful long-weekend, enjoy!

    Many warm wishes from rainy :( Finland!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  28. Oh this is just too sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Design Team this week!

    Hugs,
    Chriss -DT
    http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

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  29. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

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  30. What a celebration!! Thanks for letting us have a peek at all of the lovely commerative goodies!

    I wish I was in London, again. My favorites are the Oyster card and your vintage cherry pin/badge.

    Best wishes for your card. (I'm still getting caught up on blog reading after the big holiday)

    Cheers,
    Anne
    PlumCreek22 etsy

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  31. That's so kind Corinne, welcome to my journal and please come back and visit.
    Jane x

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  32. I shall be wearing my pins with pride Mia. I do hope the rain stays away tomorrow but even if not it will be such a celebration in London.
    Jane x

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  33. I hope you had a wonderful trip Anne. London is going to be buzzing this weekend and I am so pleased we can be a part of it. There is an Olympic Oyster card coming out soon too ;0)
    Jane x

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  34. I love all the bits from your cupboards! And the card is just fab and fun too. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

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  35. This is adorable, love the cute image and gorgeous colours and all the detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

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  36. It's a fun cupboard this week Faye! Thanks for visiting,
    Jane x

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  37. What a brilliant Jubilee posting and your card is super special. I too love Christa's digi stamps and I'm sure this first one will not be your last. They are a delight to colour as you've already discovered. Thank you for your lovely comment Jane. Found you through MIM.
    Liz xx

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  38. Glad you found me Liz and welcome. Krista's stamps are wonderful aren't they.
    Jane x

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  39. Your card is superior and completely fitting for the celebration. You've done a fantastic job coloring up the SC image and I adore the background paper!! :)

    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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  40. This is awesome sweetie. I spotted you on MIM.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  41. Thanks Lisa I have really enjoyed making cards to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, such a unique occasion.
    Jane x

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  42. Hi and thanks Kathy,
    Jane x

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  43. What a Fantastic collection of Mementoes for the queens jubilee Jane.. Saw your fantastic card on MIM..Loz

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  44. They're fun aren't they Loz. Thanks for visiting.
    Jane x

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  45. Hi Hun,
    This is just a fantastic post..I am sure you are having a fantastic time at the Jubilee Celebrations...
    Your card is stunning, and Krista is one of my favourite artists..you have coloured her image so beautifully,

    Thank you for joining us this week at MIM...Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

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  46. Fabulous card and photo's jane hope your Jubille time was fab , Hugs Elaine

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  47. Jubilee oops typo Hugs Elaine

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  48. You're very kind Marjorie and yes it has been a very special Diamond Jubilee weekend. I will have lots of happy memories despite the weather!
    Jane x

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  49. Hi Elaine, thanks for visiting and being my latest follower, typos are welcome too! LOL!!
    Jane x

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  50. What a fabulous creation and wonderful colours. Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week
    -x-

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  51. Thanks Marcea it's been a jubilee to remember.
    Jane x

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  52. Thanks Marcea it's been a jubilee to remember.
    Jane x

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  53. Thanks Marcea it's been a jubilee to remember.
    Jane x

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  54. Fabulous post! glad to see you have Marmite and not Jam Ma'am thehheheee LOVE Marmite and love your card too! great job, thanks for visiting my blog too! added myself as a follower! hugs me xx

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  55. I will be honest Samantha I am not a great fan of jam but Marmite I love! Thanks for the follow,
    Jane x

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  56. your card is delightful. Such a sweet image and one really has to look closely to admire all the great embellishments. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  57. That's very kind Larelyn, thanks for visiting
    Jane x

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  58. Ohhh....sounds like you've had a fab time celebrating the Jubliee. I wanted to go to the event at Battersea, sounds like it was brilliant.

    Gorgeous card, love your colouring. Wedgie xxx

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  59. The event sold out Wedgie , I was so glad I bought the tickets when I did. Thanks for liking my card, have a lovely weekend,
    Jane x

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  60. Jane, this is fabulous, Loved reading your post about the packaging on your groceries.

    Your card is gorgeous. I saw your link at Make It Monday, I'm 170 & 230 this week. I'd love it if you stop by.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  61. gorgeous card and image and beautifully coloured/put together, saw it on mim and came by for a closer look x

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  62. HI Kasey thanks for visiting and I shall pop over to see you ;0)
    Jane x

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  63. Thanks Debs, I went to town with details on this one!!
    Jane x

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  64. What a fabulous card. I saw it on MIM.

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Jane x