Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee pinwheel card

The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a card using patriotic red white and blue and spookily, I'd just finished making this card when the news came through on my blog reader! I bet I won't be first out of the blocks though! Come and have a look:


Whisper White, Real Red and Pacific Point are a great combination and I thought a pinwheel was suitably celebratory. The pinwheel handle is made by trimming a section out of the white card stock and I like the neat finish it gives. I made this flower in the same style last week using the cut out section to make a stem. I used my diagonal Simply Scored plate to mark my pinwheel before cutting which makes a very quick, accurate pinwheel.


These Patterns papers are double sided in the same colours, different designs which is really handy for lots of projects, but I wanted a patriotic theme here so I glued the red stripe onto the blue dot before turning it into the pinwheel. I held the centre in with this gorgeous dotty brad in Island Indigo - which didn't match but which makes a rather pleasing clash I think!


I love this bold sentiment from one of my favourite sentiment sets Thank You Kindly. Wouldn't this be a great card to send to the hosts of a brilliant jubilee party?!

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White textured
Other: Patterns designer paper stack in Brights, designer printed brad, Simply Scored and diagonal plate, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Her Majesty isn't the only one celebrating this weekend! On Thursday it was my 50th birthday - who'd have believed it?! I was spoilt to death on the day and this weekend (well, in a minute actually!) I'm being whisked away to a Mystery Location to celebrate some more. I shall tell you all about it when I get back. Here's a very blurry picture of my husband and I (did you see what I did there?!) at the end of a fantastic evening in the Jaipur restaurant on Thursday.

Oops I'm being hustled away now... have a wonderful weekend, whatever you have planned! See you soon,




64 comments:

  1. Lovely card Vicky the pinwheel is great...
    Happy Birthday for Thursday...have a great week end and we look forward to hearing all about it

    Anne

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  2. What an appropriate card with the Jubilee celebrations planned in the UK, well done.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and enjoy your weekend celebrations,(and hopefully no Daleks will exterminate anyone before breakfast LOL)! Helen (Sydney)

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  3. Have a wonderful celebration Vicky and many happies for Thursday last.
    Your card is fab... I image lots of people will have second guessed the colours for this week's challenge!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Happy Birthday Vicky, welcome to the club! Have a fabulous weekend.
    Love the card, shall be casing it to take to a friend for her jubilee celebration party.
    Sharon (NI)

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  5. Happy belated 50th Vicky, how exciting to be whisked away to a secret location? Do let us know all the details when you are home!

    Beautiful card, love the colours 'of the moment'!

    Have a great weekend xx

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  6. fabulous card, love the pinwheel

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  7. Fabulous pinwheel card Vicky.
    Belated Birthday Wishes I hope you have a fantastic weekend, can't wait to hear all about it. A xx

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  8. Happy 50th Vicky hope you have a fabulous weekend celebrating and are totally spoilt.
    Fabulous card such a novel idea, sure to be a winner.
    xx

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  9. Belated birthday wishes Vicky. That moisturiser is certainly doing the trick whatever it is! Your card is fantastic - I love the pinwheel - enjoy the rest of your celebrations.

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  10. HAPPY BITHDAY TO YOU,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR VICKY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOUUUUUU:D:D:D:D.
    Beautiful and elegant card Vicky, your butterfly easel card is FANTASTIC, i love it:D.
    i hope many presnts for you:d and to much blessings for the next year.
    A warm hug from the very, very hot island

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  11. Happy belated birthday wishes Vicky. Have a fantastic weekend. Super card. Lynn x

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  12. Happy Birthday Vicky, hope you had a fabulous time celebrating with family and friends. thanks for all the great cards..you always inspire :D.
    Helen (Melb)

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  13. That's a pretty pinwheel card. PERFECT.

    And what a lovely couple you and your hubby make. Extra Happy Birthday wishes to you.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  14. Hi vicky
    Congrats for last thursday ...... You certainly dont look your age no way!!!..... Have a super weekend.....Ooh!! Card is fabulous as usual.... Enjoy!!
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  15. Beautiful pinwheel Vicky. Happy birthday and hope you have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

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  16. A beautiful pinwheel card Vicky with gorgeous colours. Have a brilliant mystery surprise.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  17. SO fantastic, I am definitely going to have to try something like this out! I love the negative for the handle. M x

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  18. Love this clean and simple and yet so much texture! Great, fun card!

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  19. Super card, Vicky. Love the windmill, I've made some of these in vinyl and stuck them in my patio tubs.
    Love the photo of you and hubby. You sound to have had a wonderful birthday, enjoy your mystery weekend xx
    P.S. Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  20. Happy Birthday!! I hope the spoiling continues!!! I love the pinwheel...a perfect celebratory use of the colors but still totally CAS!

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  21. Happy 50th birthday - enjoy being spoiled too.

    LOVE (love, love) your pinwheel card

    Kathyk

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  22. Happy birthday!
    Love your card and great way to do a stem, hope you don't mind if I pinch this idea

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  23. A belated Happy Birthday wish, congratulations!

    And hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Helenx

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  24. Happy Birthday! Beautiful photo of you and your husband. Bet you have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Love the card. Happy birthday for Thursday and have a fab weekend. x x

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  26. Your card is fab! Happy Birthday and have a great weekend~hugs :)

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  27. Brilliant card, love the pinwheel! Happy Birthday and have a wonderful weekend! xxx

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  28. Happy Birthday Vicky ! Sounds like your'e having an amazing time and long may it continue ! BTW - it's great being 50 and over ( like me !!! ) as you acquire an unlimited amount of confidence ( I have no idea where it comes from !!! ) which allows you to get away with all sorts of things ! Enjoy ! Hugs Jane x

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  29. What a clever card Vicky, love it! Belated birthday wishes hope you enjoy your weekend :)
    Val x

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  30. This is a gorgeous card! xx Jan

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  31. First of all, Happy 50th Birthday, Vicky! You sure don't look it! And a beautiful pinwheel card. I'd love to see a tutorial for this pinwheel. I believe I seen you do them before and wondered at the measurements and how to.

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  32. Happy birthday! Love the pinwheel, gret card, rebecca x

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  33. We read your mind lol
    A very happy birthday for last Thursday, the phot of you and hubby is FAB. Excited to hear where you have gone!
    Your card is fabulous,love that pinwheel
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  34. Card is brilliant Vicky. Happy belated birthday and hope you had a fab weekend
    M x

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  35. Vicky your card is gorgeous! Wishing you a blessed happy birthday even if I am late. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  36. Enjoy your birthday surprise, Vicky! The card is simply beautiful

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  37. Well, first of all.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you're having a fabulous time on your secret getaway!

    Love the little pinwheel....just so fresh looking and cute!

    Lynn

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  38. I bet plenty of these will be waving in the crowds in London on Tuesday :0)
    Brilliant card for LiM this week, un canny that you were in the process of making it this morning :0)
    Happy Birthday for last Thurs and have a great weekend, I wonder where you were whisked away to???
    Jenny x

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  39. Congrats on your birthday, have a great weekend. A perfect CAS card.

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  40. Well Happy, Happy Birthday!

    Fun pinwheel card - I really like how you trimmed the white card stock. So clever!

    Enjoy your celebration,
    cheers, Karen

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  41. Absolutely brilliant card Vicky - surely a winner, so cleverly done.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your Birthday celebrations, belated 50th birthday wishes! Di xx

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  42. I love the simplicity of you card. Happy belated birthday

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  43. Fun card and can't wait to hear what else you did for your birthday. Many happy returns. Zx

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  44. I love this Vicky, and I love how you have cut out the stem...very clever!
    And many congratulations on your 50th Birthday!! I hope you've had a fantastic weekend and can't wait to hear all about it! :)
    Lizy xx
    Ps...lucky you...your husband is very handsome! ;)

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  45. You couldn't possibly be 50! LOVE your cute card...and I do love pinwheels! I need to make some for the grandchildren...I know they'll love them too!

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  46. Just love your card, cutting out the white card to make the 'holder' is brilliant. Do hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Happy Birthday.

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  47. Love your card. Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend, such a special birthday. Tracey x

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  48. Super card, love the pinwheel. Great for the celebrations this weekend. Happy birthday too. Hope you've had a lovely weekend full of gorgeous surprises. x

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  49. Stunning RW&B card Vicky, hope your birthday treat was fun !!
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  50. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

    Have a great time on your birthday Vicky, and that's a lovely photo of you and Hubby.

    Oh yes, and a lovely card too!

    Bev.x

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  51. Belated birthday wishes Vicky - you deserve to be spoiled! Love your pinwheel - a super card. xx

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  52. Ah so sorry to have missed your birthday and hope you had a wonderful day. what a lovely couple you make , so nice to see a photo of the other half. Fabulous card and I too will have to " case it " is that the polite term for copying !!! Such a dynamic and fun card and great use of the double sided papers.

    Marie

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  53. Fab card Vicky, love the pinwheel.Oh my 50.....I don't believe it!!!! 40 more like!!! I hope you had a fabulous birthday and enjoyed all the spoiling too. Only another 10 years to catch up with me now lol :) Viv xx

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  54. So much awesomeness going on here! First, winning card for sure - I LOVE it and have pinned it so thank you for the inspiration and the instructions! Can't believe you had it made and appropriate and perfect! Next, happy, happy birthday! Can't wait to hear all about it! (And check you out with a romantic and handsome hubby! Cheers!)

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  55. Happy Birthday! Were all those fireworks in London for you??? How wonderful to be blessed with such a loving husband and a steadfast Queen!

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  56. Great card, I love making pinwheels. And happy birthday too, have a fab time at your Mystery location, look forward to hearing whereabouts you go.
    Jo x

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  57. Beautiful card Vicky and many happy returns for your special birthday. Hope you have a wonderful time on your mystery date.

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  58. Ingenious Vicky and such a brilliant card.
    Hope you had a great birthday, many happy returns.
    Lynne xxx

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  59. Happy belated birthday Vicky, I missed your posts this week, I hope yopu had a wonderful day! Love the pinwheel card, I keep meanoing to try one of these things out!

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  60. This challenge was not difficult for you. Card came out perfectly you

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  61. Great pinwheel Vicky! Love it.
    I celebrated a birthday at the weekend as well. My twin and I were 60 - the number that the Queen was celebrating! I hope I look as good when I reach her AGE though!

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  62. Fabulous card!!! Great impact in these bold colours.......Happy Birthday!

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  63. Stunning card! Absolutely perfect for LIM!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x