Friday, 23 April 2010

St Georges day celebrations + Supporting our troops + 2 cards to boot!!

Happy St George's day. This morning I helped with taking Hollie's class to the town square for the St George celebrations, we all got given a flag and here in this picture is the flag that Hollie made. All of her class had made one and they were attached with wool so they could wear them as a necklace!!Here is the reinactment lol this is our mayor dressed as the dragon!!! They decided not to kill him, just to give him an asbo!!
and here is another piccie from the town hall balcony!
Hollie
Lillie (both had red and white ribbons in their hair, which I had quickly grabbed from my ribbon bag!)
Yesterday evening we had a big homecoming ceremony for our troops from RAF Marham, they had just returned from Afganistan (some literally hours before the ceremony). They were led by the band
Here are some of the service men and women in their desert combat uniforms. It was quite emotional seeing them marching past, I'm a big softie, and I'll admit to shedding a little tear or two!
They marched through the town to the town hall where each was given an operational service medal. Then after all medals were handed out and the speaches over, the service men and women got to hug their waiting families (you normally only get to see that on the news)! It was a lovely evening, and a first for the town.

Now onto the two cards that I have made for challenges, for this first card I've used what has to be my all time favourite image (SJ's Little Musings) Finn, he is just fab for boys cards!! I have used the sketch from Cute Card Thursday just flipped it on it's head!
and for my second card I have yet again used one of SJ's Little Musings, this is Lilli (I think), I created the decorative edge using a new border stamp and my Crop-o-dile for the holes! I have drooled over my friend Becky's cards with this kind of edging and just love them! The backing paper is one I downloaded ages ago, the strip is a scrap and the tag was sent to me from Becky along with a lot of other gorgeous goodies! I would like to enter this card for the Creative Cottage challenge which is 'going green'.
Well that's all from me today, just picked the children up from school one of whom is extremely grumpy, oh the joy!!

5 comments:

tracy said...

two gorgeous cards, love the fabulous images and great designs. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, hope you will join us again. hugs Tracy x

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Becky said...

What brilliant photos Joanne, these would be so brilliant to scrapbook!! Dylan's school did absolutely nothing, I told him that he may be dressing up as a dragon so he asked the teacher and they had a dragon outfit so he made his own little celebrations lol!!
Love your gorgeous cards too hon!! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cottage!
xx

Teri said...

Looks like you had a fun day.
Love the card!
Thanks for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Annie said...

fabulous pictures and I love your cute St George and the dragon card! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x