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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Alpha Challenge #15 - Trooping the Colour

Oh been waiting for "T" to come up in The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge. A special day from last month is the Queen's Official Birthday celebrated on the 2nd Saturday in June. It is called Trooping the Colour, where a flag is the "colour" and it has been a British tradition since 1748.

A different regiment is chosen each year to troop their colour through the ranks of the guards and the Queen inspects her troops. There are march pasts and fly pasts too after the royal party gets back to Buckingham Palace.
It is a splendid occasion.

22 comments:

Helen said...

I love your chosen word, and the execution of it. Brilliant page, BJ!

Dawn said...

And what a splendid page to honour it BJ, beautiful work sweetie. Lol poor things with this heat and those busbys'!!
Huge huggles x x x x

Annie said...

Well done BJ! I enjoyed your fantastic illustration as well as learning about this custom.

Karen Gist said...

Love, love this page!!!! Perfect word for your book :D xxx

elenigratsia said...

Ooooh love what you've done with the 'T' BJ!!!! :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for the history lesson! I always enjoy hearing of the customs in the UK.

The card is great - love the Union Jack flags.

Peace,
Kay

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I learned something new today. This was a fun way to learn, too. And colorful, of course.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic take on the letter T, love your Trooping the Color card.

Julie Ann Lee said...

No wonder you've been waiting to do this letter! You can really tell you had fun doing this page. It's full of great ideas, beautifully done and so very eye-catching! The pageantry fits well with the news of the Royal Baby too! Lovely entry to the challenge! Julie Ann xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Yes another great entry and so appropriate this week.

Pat said...

Ha, good job they didn't put a restriction on T.I love the design.

House of Bears said...

We love seeing what you've chosen each fortnight, good that you got yo make the page you wanted, this is really lovely.

Elaine said...

Brilliant red, white and blue design and great choice of word!

Maggie said...

Fabulous page great word choice love it and so in vogue with everything Royal that has been going on lately

MaggieH

JansArtyJunk said...

Super choice of word BJ...and such a clever and fabulous page! Love it!

Valerie said...

Splendid page and so appropriate given the Royal baby!
Val x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely page! I relly love the combination blue/red/white - or maybe I'm just following the fashion...;-)Great choice of word too!

Cazzy said...

I can see why you wanted it to be T, I love it BJ, it is really clever.

Carol x

Maisie Moonshine said...

I wondered what you'd choose for T! LOVE LOVE LOVE this page BJ. Great images and really nicely composed too. Love your Guardsman in his sentry box. MMx

Sylv said...

Wonderful images and colours, fabulous choice of word.

Sylv xx

Claire said...

Wow BJ - what a fantastic and unusual word! Your project is lovely and the colours so traditionally British! Love Claire x

The Craft Barn said...

Great choice. I did not know it was called Trooping the Colours. I learn so much with this challenge lol
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy