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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 wore......an 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 lark.........it's the washing up I object to.........lol!!!
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 dog.......lovely......as 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.
Sheila-x-

15 comments:

  1. Fab card, love those gems!

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


    xxSaffa

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  3. that is a fantastic challenge.

    Don't forget to visit the forum
    Dragonflairestudios.com/community
    Maggie

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

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  5. Fantastic card Sheila - love those gems.

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

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  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

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

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  9. Ooooo wow Sheila its is gorgeous.

    Andrea xx

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

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  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

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  12. wow!!! beautiful work!!

    have a nice day!

    Bety :)

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  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?

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

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

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It is much appreciated.
Sheila-x-