Bleary eyed this is morning, but I couldn't miss the Olympic opening ceremony and wow what a spectacle. At the very beginning I was a bit doubtful seeing the residents of the UK being depicted as yokels, but then it just unfolded into a quite amazing three hours of entertainment.
And the procession of the athletes was sheer joy, as they paraded into the stadium country by country their happy faces just radiated the excitement of the event. I was thrilled to see Bradley Wiggins given a central role and Steve Redgrave would have been my number one choice to carry the flame into the stadium, so I was happy to see both of those centre stage. And the idea of bestowing the privilege of lighting the flame on the young athletes of the future was a genius idea. Now I can't wait to see the games unfold and fingers crossed some medals for the UK starting with our very own Mark Cavendish later today.
Now on to our new theme at Allsorts and my lovely teamie Emma would like us to 'Case It' at this week, using one of the cards from her blog as inspiration.
I have gone with the colours and the circle frame, using one of Ruth's images at A Passion for Stamps and paper pieced the Nasturtium. I did a bit of random stamping round the image with good old HA Old French Writing using distress inks. Added some fine cheesecloth, a rose made from sheer ribbon, a string bow and leaves cut from a larger weave cheesecloth and lightly inked.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.