Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dared to Sing!

Ha! Have you heard me sing? Well its a good job I don't have a mic for the sake of your eardrums. Im an enthusiastic singer but thas about it! Kel set this fab new Dare, which was to make a card incorporating song lyrics.

Now I don't know if I should be worried but all my favourite songs are either protest songs (a la Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye,) Have really depressing lyrics (Prince, Nina Simone, Dido) or don't have many words at all. My boyfriend has loads and loads of house records from the late 90's early 00's and it was great fun giving them an airing, including the fabby Fix my Sink, great to have a boogie to but try getting that on a card!

I really really wanted to do a card with Everybody Loves the Sunshine. There have been so many great remixes using this vocal and its a proper smiley song, but inspiration wasn't on my side with that one even though I listened to several versions over and over. It did make me grin though!

So, well you can't go wrong with the wise words of John Lennon can you,

Paper is from Basic Grey, the background is an Urban Couture and letters and alpha stickers are from the Lilykate Collection Pack. I handcut the big love, several times to get it right! I was green with envy at those lucky people who have craft robo's to do this for them.

This second one was more challenging from me. Its a song from back in the day when we (me and my boyfriend) used to go out every weekend dancing. I never know how to describe music but its here if you fancy a 20 second snippet. The tune is called Transition by Underground Resistance. Its great to remember those city years but it just makes me realise even more how much I like being out here in the sticks.

DCWV cardstock, Sassafrass Lass paper which Ive had for ages and only just now used, ribbon printed on the pc, gorgeous Angel Kisses from LCC. I would never have normally put this sunny yellow with the pale pink flowers and brads but the paper just got it perfect and looked like it was meant to be!

Im just in the door from teaching the teachers, will write about that later though as I need this cuppa sitting in front of me!


Paula said...

Two fab cards. Love the papers.
Give me the quiet peace of the countryside. I live here in a town & the only good thing is it only takes 10 mins to get to work!!!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love them both!

Tracey said...

These are both gorgeous Rhi xx

Maisymary's Findings said...

love both cards especially the dreams card ! love the colours on them ! really makes the Sassafrass Lass paper shine !

Anonymous said...

I love the cards, they are gorgeous! Totally love the papers on the second one, and love the lyrics on the first one. John Lennon is a legend.
~*Gems*~ x*x*x

BondGirl said...

gorgeous cards as usual. I love the papers you have used!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Rhi,
these are just beautiful.. I love the papers you've used. they are both lovely.

Nat xxx said...

Hiya Rhi!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're cards are just sooo fabby - really inspirational! Wish I'd come across your blog earlier as maybe I would have got my big bottom into gear to make some chrimbo cards :)
Nat xxx

Tracey said...

I think everyone else has already said it - these cards are gorgeous Rhi!

Nicki said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rhi .... beautiful colour combinations :-)


Kathy said...

Love them both.

V. disappointed you didn't take up my idea of a PLA-card though......

Frog said...

Great cards Rhi, i love the colours so bright and cheery.