Thursday, 28 April 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

So, here we are at last...the eve of Kate and William's big day and London is buzzing with excitement about the Royal Wedding!! Will you all be watching? I can't wait to find out what Kate's dress looks like and which designer she chose to make it!! Regent Street and The Mall have the Union Jack flags flying high and it looks absolutely spectacular...this is why I love the city that I live in!! You can take London from the girl but you could never take the girl out of

And in honour of this Royal occasion, I thought it would be fitting to make a card to celebrate the big day...Kate, this one's for you, just in case you're looking!! hehe... I think the message probably says it all! :)

I really love the shabby chic look incorporating the Union Jack, that is popular in interior design at the moment and thought with this card, it would be nice to recreate that look but with papers, etc...hope you like what I made?

What Did I Use?
Keep Calm and Carry On Stamp: Kirsty Wiseman stamped onto Bazzill Card and embossed
Embossed Dots/Union Jack Backing Card: Kanban
UTEE melted in the Melt Pot and embossed with a Prince of Wales feather stamp
Vintage Ribbon: Creative Expressions (dyed using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink)
Heart chipboard shape which I covered with gilding flakes
Flowers: Die cut using Tim's Tattered Florals Alterations Die & sprayed with Rich Gold Cosmic Shimmer
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
and last but not least...the piece de resistance...
A very special button, fit for a King or Queen that I've been saving for a special occasion in my crafty stash and attached to the vintage ribbon bow!

Whatever you might be doing tomorrow, I hope you all have a fabulous time and enjoy the day.
Thanks for stopping by to look at what I make and for all your lovely comments.
See you on Saturday!
Love Emma


  1. Oh Emma......this is soooo cool, love that union jack, love the flower, love the utee in fact I LOVE IT ALL!!



  2. oh VERY nice! I'm sure Kate will be making a point to stop by to see the card! ;p a card fit for a princess! :D

    Shabby Chic is so hard to pull off...straddling that line between tat and art can be so hard but this definitely in line with art! really rural and rustic perfect for a new Princess from the countryside! :)

    Beautifully done and a royal delight! :D <333

  3. WOW Emma this is super, I have been neglecting my blogging as too much to do in real life so not been by for a bit. I have Keep Calm and Carry on on my phone cover!!! LOL
    Hope you enjoy the big day, Love Hazelxo

  4. Love this card! Think I need to get that stamp! Haha xx

  5. Just superb! Very apt for the occasion.
    If Kate were to look hunny, she would would be in awe of your talent!
    Thanks for the email-means alot!! You get better too!
    I'll think of you on the sofa under blanket watching the 'Big Day' exactly the same as I will be doing- twins! :)
    Take Care and Keep Crafting!!

  6. This is brilliant and totally fit for a Princess!

    Liz x

  7. Hi Emma ... Brilliantly perfect I love this Keep Calm & Carry on card, love everything about it. I'm with you, can't wait to see her dress:)

  8. What a lovely card and what a nice idea. Thank you so much for you very complimentary remarks about my colouring. I am really enjoying playing with it and learning more and more each time. Good luck with your cards on Sunday.

  9. Simply beautiful Emma! I've got Kirsty's stamp too but haven't used it yet. You should send it to Kate & Wills - they would love it too!

    I will be watching the wedding with Beth, my youngest and she has baked lush chocolate muffins that we will gorge on tomorrow :).

    Much love,
    Helen xxx

  10. Just brilliant and so original Emma! I'll be watching tomorrow with a tinge of sadness as I know I'll be thinking about Diana. It seems like only yesterday I sat, aged 23, with my one year old son and watched Charles and Diana get married. Tomorrow I'll be watching with my 2 granddaughters. As you say Emma, 'That's Life'! xx

  11. As ever Emma a fabulous card - and yes I'll be watching at some point during the day - sure the atmosphere in London itself will be electric - just hope some obscure demonstrators don't spoil it for everyone else.

  12. Tis gorgeous as always. You re so clever and creative!

  13. Loved this Emma! Really lovely idea and perfect for today (for it is now the actual day!). Hope the weather holds!

  14. What a fabulous card for a fabulous occasion - I love it Emma. Have a fantastic weekend.

    Love Lynda xxx

  15. Another brilliant card! jo x

  16. Great card, Emma. Such a great sentiment.
    Avril x


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