Saturday, 14 April 2007

Daring Cardmakers Crossing Continents

This week the lovely Saffa has challenged us to make a celebration card for a culture other than our own.
I have chosen to make a card for Diwali the festival of light.
The colours are inspired by the sari's that the ladies of the family I used to live next door to absolute feast for the eyes.
Because I wanted to use jewels I have kept the design very simple. The silver lines are drawn with a gel pen which I have also used to outline the lettering.
The jewels have been glued with Glossy Accents.
Saffa......thank you so much for this wonderful dare. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well I don't know what got into me today but I was in the mood for cooking......very , very unusual for me but hubby, although he is on holiday from work, has been helping a friend to erect some fencing and it's quite a big job. I knew he would be starving when he got in so I did some marinated pork ribs and some chicken breasts with a new coating I just whisked up and then I decided I would make a savoury flan. I did a veggie one.........just red onion and cherry tomato as I don't eat much meat any more and it was flippin'gorgeous......even if I do say so myself.
It's alright this cooking's the washing up I object!!!
I've got a day almost to myself later today as hubby is off out again, DD will be in bed as she is on a night shift and DS will be at work. Just me and the long as he is not as big a pain as he was yesterday. I think he barked at just about everything that moved.....just when you don't want it with DD being in bed.
2:17am and I am still wide awake so I think I'll do a bit of diecutting ready for making up some cards later today. If I get them done early I might go out in the garden and do a bit of weeding if it's nice enough.
Hope you all have a fab weekend.


  1. Fab card, love those gems!

  2. OOOOOOOH Sheila That card is gorgeous!!!! It really does look like a beautiful sari fabric... Well done hun, I love feminine and beautiful!!!


  3. that is a fantastic challenge.

    Don't forget to visit the forum

  4. Alright then Sheila, where did you park the crane... I need it now!!... this is such a beautiful card.. wonderful interpretation...just love how you've used the 'bling'...Gorgeous, Gorgeous Work!

  5. Fantastic card Sheila - love those gems.

  6. This is fab Sheila, love the way the gems radiate out from the centre and the colours are just lovely.

  7. Gorgeous Sheila, love the way you've used the jewels, so pretty. You want to watch that cooking lark, hubs will get used to it ;)

    Rhi x

  8. Very clever use of the gems for this fab festival.

  9. Ooooo wow Sheila its is gorgeous.

    Andrea xx

  10. Wow, I love the gems, and admire your patience in sticking them on! Love the card.

  11. Ooooh I just adore this card, the colours are my faves for a start!

    Love the silver lines with the jewels on it looks amazing, such a clever card

  12. wow!!! beautiful work!!

    have a nice day!

    Bety :)

  13. This is really beautiful. Very simple but very effective. Aren't those saris so lovely?

    BTW Can I have the recipe for your red onion and tomato dish?

  14. Happy Birthday Sheila. Welcome to the 50 somethings!! Love A & G xx

  15. Wow, this is lovely - stunning with the gems.
    Well done!


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