Saturday, 24 November 2007

DCM-A Song Without Words!!!

Here's my card for this weeks 'dare' over at Daring Cardmakers You had to do a song title but without showing the words. Mine is a bit obvious but I wanted to use some jewel like colours to go with the background I created.
The background started life as a piece of thick handmade paper in off white. I sprayed it with water and then dabbed various dye inks onto a plastic mat, spritzed that with water and then dabbed and dragged the wet paper through the inks.....tis a good idea to wear gloves for doing that as it is quite messy.
Once dried I cut a piece to the size I needed, dabbed over it with a Versamark ink pad and just sprinkled it with silver embossing powder.
The crowns have been handcut.....using a little template I made from a Cricut die cut......from silver miror card that I had coloured using Stazon ink pads and Isopropyl Alcohol. The row of stars at the bottom are tiny peeloffs stuck to offcuts of the coloured mirror card and cut out.

Well I have been into town this morning. The freezer shopping was a nightmare as the store was very busy and just for fun some stupid person has decided that all the aisles need to be narrowed even further than they already are by the placing of dump bins every few feet. Negotiating these with a trolley was bad enough but my sympathy is definitely with those people who need to use wheelchairs or disability scooters as trolleys abandoned halfway between the dump bins made it impossible for anyone to get by.
The trip was topped off nicely by a young lady arguing with her a very loud and whiny voice.... over a pack of chicken goujons.
I managed a quick dash into Evans and picked up a bargainous pair of knee high boots for twenty quid and a couple of jumpers for a tenner each. Restocked on inkjet printable film, ink cartridges and drawing pens.....and picked up three packs of gorgeous little cards and envelopes from Partners. Grabbed a couple of magazines from the newsagents and that was me had enough and ready for home.
Most of my Christmas shopping will be done online I think as I can't bear the thought of having to go again any time!!!

Well I am off to have a tidy up and then I think I might start and box up my Christmas crafting stuff and put it away..........I have seriously had enough of Christmas cards now and I won't need to design any more for the shop for a good while.........ooooooh I am getting all excited thinking of flowers and pretty ribbons and papers and my new chipboard stuff...................I'm gone!!!



  1. Great card, I love the background. I went to Partners today but ours has changed to Rymans and has a lot less stock, no where near as good as it used to be.

  2. Your card is fab, is it we 3 kings?

    i love all your xmas cards, I mustn't have been here for a while, you have some fabulous cards on here, love them all!

  3. beautiful, beautiful card Sheila. I love that deep blue

  4. Gorgeous! I know how you feel about packing away the Christmas things, i've almost had enough too.

  5. ooooohhhh Lovely card Sheila!
    love your bg esp :)
    and rubber gloves, now why didn't I think of that, I go around half the time with hands that look like I work in a preschool!!
    ps...great choice in song ;O)

  6. Totally gorgeous. Love it!

    I spent yesterday shopping to fill my freezer too & the whole store is so tiny it was a nightmare! A couple of motorised scooters for the disabled & a pram or two & the aisles were blocked solid.

  7. A lovely card. I have packed my Christmas stuff away now. Finito!! Lol x

  8. I've with you on the Christmas shopping, Sheila. Love your card - I assume it's We Three Kings.

  9. Lovely card Sheila.

    Andrea x

  10. Fab card.

    I'm the same with the Christmas shopping. Took DD to town today and that was more than enough!

  11. this is a gorgeous card!!!! :) x

  12. I must be being so thick this morning because I can’t work out what your song title is….think I need more brain food, especially if it’s an easy one!

    Love the colours on this and thanks for the instruction. Must have a go at trying this sometime.

  13. Beautiful card ,great colour ,love it


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