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