Who doesn't love a day off? Even if it is cold and miserable outside, it's infinitely more fun than going to work - so I'd like to thank the Queen for allowing us to celebrate her birthday with a public holiday today. Which I've always wondered about, given that the Queen was actually born in April. So being the Google fan that I am, this morning I did some reading and found out the following:
It has long been customary to celebrate the Sovereign’s birthday publicly on a day during the summer, when better weather is more likely.
Since 1805, the Sovereign’s 'official' summer birthday has been marked by the Trooping the Colour ceremony, normally held on the second Saturday in June.
So, because the weather in the UK is better in June, Aussies get to celebrate in Winter. Still, I'm not complaining - Happy official birthday Queen Liz!
To thank the Queen for all her inspiration to little girls everywhere, who put on their 'pearls' and fancy hats and dream of growing up to be a princess - here is my card for today.
This card used my other new La-La Land Crafts stamp - Dress Up Marci. Isn't she divine? I coloured her with copics, using the green and purple from the pack as inspiration, and embellished with ribbon, lace and pearls. I bought the yellow butterfly paper a while ago and I think it goes lovely with the two different pink papers. These colours were inspired by the Lollipop Ladies Challenge - Rainbow Paddlepop Swirls.
Entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenges - Stamp Something
Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
The Lollipop Ladies - Rainbow Paddlepop Swirls
The Crafty Pad - Just because you can