Sunday, June 3, 2012

Queen's Jubilee

We're celebrating the Queen's jubilee this weekend - 60 years on the throne - second longest in history behind only Queen Victoria.  You may be thinking - but Lisa - you're from Texas!  So true!  But I lived in London for seven years, met my husband there (he's English), had my baby there (which makes her a dual citizen), left my heart there when I moved to the states, have family and friends throughout the UK .....  So there you go. 

I have always admired the flag of Great Britain and thought I would create a file in Make the Cut to cut on my Cricut.  Had to make a few adjustments since despite appearances, the flag is not actually symmetrical and since this is being sent to my very English in-laws, I had to make sure to get it right!

I also view this as a bit of a Memorial Day card but maybe not in the traditional sense.  It obviously reminds me of the UK which reminds me of several friends that are officers in the British military who were some of the first to go into Iraq and before that other conflicts including Burma, Ivory Coast, and some very nasty ordeals in Serbia and Northern Ireland.  Their motto is always "For Queen and Country" so stay well, gentlemen, protecting the Queen, the country, and for always being by America's side.

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19 comments:

  1. Love the design of your card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos.

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  2. Lovely tribute to the queen! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  3. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your card fit for a queen!

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  4. This looks great!! I think the Queen would approve!! :) Thanks for submitting your project for the Challenge Me Monday at FCCB!
    Melissa
    scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great tribute to the queen!
    Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos.
    Anni

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  6. Awesome card! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  7. This is fabulous! I love all the buttons! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  8. Lovely! The buttons and bow are a nice touch to your card. Thanks for joining us at a FCCB.
    Judy

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  9. Great job designing your card! The buttons and bow are the perfect touch. Thanks for entering your card in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

    Ally

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  10. Perfect, love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  11. I love this! I'm originally from the UK so am a bit partial! Great job adding to the Union Jack to create this wonderful card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot and at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  12. Lovely tribute for the Queen's Jubilee. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

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  13. Great tribute to Her Majesty :0) love the pearly buttons you added too .
    Jenny x

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  14. Simple but powerful image..great use of buttons..Thanks for joining us at unique crafters challenge this month. Thanks for sharing..

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  15. Love it! You really brought it all together! I think the buttons really give it an added dimension. You always do such great work and this is way up there!

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    1. Thanks, Cissy, and everyone else!

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  16. Great card for the Queens 60th. Thank you for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  17. Great card! I love how you incorporated the buttons and the Union Jack is perfect. You know, I've been an admirer of your work for some time now! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters. Good luck!

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  18. What a beautiful use of buttons!! Thank you for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge Blog this month and good luck!!

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