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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Jubilation

The country's gone Jubilee mad and quite rightly I say, I don't think her Maj has done a bad job and at 86 (? ) I think she's bloody marvellous to keep on working day in day out, meeting ministers, dignitaries, the general public and countless other people that no doubt bore her rigid.  Of course she's enjoyed a very privileged life, but be honest, would you want to do it ?  Anyway enough waffle, in recognition of this weekend's special celebration Less is More have a Red white and Blue theme to their challenge this week and here is my effort.
  



 I drew a grid very feintly onto the cardstock and stamped the sentiment. Next I punched out the butterflies with a Woodware punch, embossed the white ones in an embossing folder, and embellished the blue ones with faux pearls.  Then I arranged them as best I could within the grid, rubbed out the lines and job's a good 'un. 
  
  

Today saw me getting a very overdue chazza fix although maybe 'fix' is a misnomer, as yet again pickings were very slim and... expensiveI did however find this lovely water carafe and glass for the guest room.  
 
  
  Etched glass carafe and glass £2.50 Tadworth Court Charity Shop


This week saw an addition to the family as my cousin Zoe had her first baby on Wednesday morning.  A little girl weighing in at 7lbs 14oz who has been named Lara Bonnie.  The middle name is after my mum, as it was her family nickname, her grandmother said she was such a bonny baby the first time she saw her and it stuck for the rest of her life.  As she got older she became 'Bon', but Zoe always called her Auntie Bonnie and I think mum would have been so touched to have her great niece named after her.  We were all hoping the baby would arrive today as it is mum's birthday, she would have been 73.  Hoping to go and see baby Lara next week so be prepared for pics!

Thats all from me, got a riveting evening ahead sorting out a mountain of bags/shoes in the bottom of my wardrobe, what a wild life I lead. 


Thanks for looking and hello to my new followers Ziggy, Ardyth and Ivy Black.


xxxxxxx










38 comments:

  1. Love how simple but effective this card is- well done! Rebecca x

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  2. Beautiful effective butterfly card.

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  3. Fabulous card and I'm with you on your appreciation of HM. I think she's totally amazing! I wouldn't want to do all she does at her age!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Gorgeous card hunny! Loving those butterflies, so perfect. Well done on the bargain - looks so pretty, and I am sooooooooo loving that furry, sunbathing tummy!! Hugs, Sxxx

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  5. I most certainly would NOT wnat to be Queen for a second,but O,I admire her!I'd love to have a gin and tonic with ehr,and then a fossick in her wardrobe!
    Love the butterflies,and YAY for a chazza shop fix!XXX

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  6. Elegantly patriotic and you are so right about the jubilee madness, it's so nice to see everyone joining in, in communities. Congrats to your cousin too!
    Zx

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  7. Hi
    Fabulous card ... Love the butterflies... Gorgeous ....
    Hugs sylvie xxxxx

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  8. A very elegant take on the colour challenge.

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  9. Beautiful card love the detail you added to all those lovely butterflies- Have a great weekend Hugs Deanna

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  10. You're so clever - that card is gorgeous! Congrats to your family on the new little member - looking forward to pics! Bonnie is one of my fave names :) Sarah xxx

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  11. This card is stunning - so effective with alle the butterflies! A really great card!

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  12. Hola Bonnie girl:D, congratulations for the little baby girl:D
    Very elegant and clean card, well done Fiona.
    Hugs from Palma

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  13. Gorgeous card - I love all your little butterflies, hugs x x

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  14. Fabulous card Fiona
    I'm in total agreement, I think Her Maj is completely amazing. We are very lucky to have such heritage
    mandi
    "Less is more"

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  15. What an amazing card - congrats.
    Warm wishes from Hamburg / Germany.

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  16. Welcome to the world, Lara Bonnie - you've got a lovely name!
    That's a great card, Fiona.
    Oh just look at Prudy sprawling (and hiding her face, of course.) I love those pink beans ( a friend once likened a cat's pink pads to baked beans without the tomato sauce, and it's stuck, we always call them beans now!) xxxxx

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  17. Great card. Those butterflies are gorgeous.

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  18. Gorgeous card Fiona - the butterflies are so effective. Very elegant card.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  19. I love your blog which I just had a good nosey through & will be following in the future! Smashing pics & what a good idea to do a regular piccy post, something that I may have a go at on my blog if you don't mind me pinching your idea (well, it is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). On to your LIM card which I love for it's simplicity. I've done one or two like that myself & think it's a great design. Oh & a great bargain you got with the carafe & glass, it's so pretty.
    Sally x

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  20. A stunning elegant card! The butterflies are fantastic!

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  21. What a lovely story about the naming of your wee niece Fiona, your card's affa bonnie too! xx

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  22. Looks like we had similar ideas about using butterflies..but I tell you truly...your cards is MUCH better than mine! I love the layout of the butterflies and the colors are much better too!!

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  23. A sweet and perfect card for the special occasion! I'm glad to find you and will be following!

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  24. Love your patriotic LIM card Fiona. So clean, crisp yet delicate. Brilliant!
    Congrats on new baby Lara.
    My great nephew is a week and a day old. Baby Jason weighed 7lbs 13oz and I've had my first cuddle :o)

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  25. I do love a grid design Fiona (although I have forgotten to erase the guide lines before now!) I certainly wouldn't want to be HM - good grief I bet she doesn't even get to do crafting! Your carafe was a great find. This weekend I spotted a great pair of jewelled stilettos for £5 for my daughter to wear to her prom - bargain! Big hugs to you because it's on the birthdays and other special occasions you miss your loved ones the most. If I were called Bonnie my daughter would call me Bon Bon in a French accent! Vicky x

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  26. Brilliant card and love your tribute to the queen :0)..... Certainly not a job I would want either !!
    Jenny x

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  27. I love this Fiona. This is just the sort of card I wish I`d made. Fabulous!
    Lynne xxx

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  28. Beautiful card Fiona - just love those butterflies!

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  29. Very cool idea of the composition. Card is beautiful

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  30. What a pretty card, very clever idea. Well done you! Great little bargain you found too xxx

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  31. Stunning card, I do love butterflies! And what a bargain you found! xxx

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  32. Love your card, simple but effective - gonna have to try this one at home! Have just been reading through your blog and you've made me giggle lots so I am now a follower! Your style is very witty and entertaining and I love your photography. Caggy xxx

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