Sunday, 18 October 2009

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly..

Anyone remember that nursery rhyme?

'Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green.
When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen'..

Isn't that sweet? That's only half of the first verse, of course.. Apparently, there are thirty! You'll be relieved to hear that I only remember the first two lines! lol ;o)

Annnnyway, this is today's creative effort.. a commission for a lady at work who's mum is on the cusp of 50.. a glorious age, in my opinion!

The brief was 'purply blue'. Think I've achieved that.

I revisited that beautiful rose spray image from Victorian Vignettes (refer to previous post to see it in its original state.. blogger is having a strop, so can't upload it again at the moment). I changed its hue to purple/blue using Photoshop Elements. Doesn't it look lovely? Found some DP which complements it perfectly, but it has become detached from a pad, so I can't recall who it's by.. HOTP, I think.

Other bits and pieces include Bazzill cardstock, Chalk Eyes inks, bit of faux stitching, Ash branch punch with glamour dust, an old clear button from my mum's button tin (it's not as yellow as it looks in the side view), and a Martha Stewart border punch.

Oh! And I typed up that wonderful poem by Jenny Joseph ~ "Warning" (you know.. 'When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple..') and used that as the text piece (also printed in full on the insert in the inside cover). (The font used for the text piece is from a CD-Rom that came inside a Lisa Bearnson book on scrapbooking.)

EDIT: By the way, I forgot to mention before that this layout was inspired by a card I saw on someone's blog recently. With apologies to the crafter in question, I would love to credit her with the inspiration, but haven't the foggiest which blog it was! If anybody recognises it, please would you let me know, so I can provide a link and let her know?

Other News

Yesterday, I called in to the Sir Stampalot shop where I knew Brenda would be demonstrating, so I could grab thirty seconds of her time and say hello. What a lovely lady she is! And - well - her cards are amazing!! I had some idea they would be from following her blog, but in real life.. my gob had never been so smacked! Just luscious!

Really nice to meet another blogger in the flesh. It was a real pleasure, and if you ever get the chance to come to Peterborough for any of her classes at Sir Stampalot, I urge you to make the trip.. She is a very talented lady, and her blog does not show how truly lovely her designs are. Seriously.


  1. Hi Chris

    Stunning in a word. Beautiful image, gorgeous colours, and lovely design.

    Glad you enjoyed Sir Stamp yesterday. I didn't get down there mysef.

    See you soon

    Hugs Debbie xx

  2. Wauw great card with lovely colours and great details.....and the poem is one to remeber...hihihi.
    bye bye,Lean.

  3. Hi Chris

    The feeling is mutual, it was wonderful to meet you as well and thank you so much for taking the time to come see me, I really did appreciate it. And thank you for your lovely words here and on my blog.

    The rhyme, oh yes I remember that well, but I always thaought that was it in it's entirely, had no idea there were so many verses.

    And this card is adorable, you have indeed captured the brief.

    B x

  4. gorgeous card, she will loove it

  5. Fabulous card Chris and I'm positive the lady in question is going to love it.

    And yes, I too remember the rhyme and can only remember those two lines. I knew there was more but not THAT MUCH!

    Lesley Xx

  6. Oooh yes I can sing along with that one hehe!
    I think your colleague's Mum will adore this card. It's beautiful.
    Lesley x


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