Monday, March 01, 2010

Gwyl Ddewi Hapus bawb!

OK so I had to copy that from a Welsh speaking friends facebook page. But Happy St David's Day! I wish I could speak Welsh but there we are. One day maybe... (My mum learnt when they retired back to Wales and she can speak pretty well now - go Mam!)
When we lived in England from 1967- 1979 - the school years before senior school I would wear my Welsh costume to school on St Davids Day. The only one... I must have been MAD. Still I think I have earned my daffodil. It is lovely to be in school in Wales on St Davids Day - half day, fun stuff and Welsh culture, even in the most English of Welsh schools. And Welsh wear for Primary school kids. SO cute!
Carys was asking my dad who St David was last night (he and mum are here for a few days) and why he is a Saint. A big thing that happened was that he was preaching to a big crowd who couldn't really see him so he was able to rise above them. See, the Welsh have always been short!

Wicked was fab on Friday. It is a interesting tale about what makes us who we are and popularity. I've read the book (ooh hark at her) and that obviously goes into more depth but they manage pretty well in 3 hours as well. And the music! The costumes! The staging! It was such a wonderful spectacle (apart from the scary clown things - eek). I'd love to go again...

Of course, with it being St Davids Day that means that it is time for a new Funky Hand Get Funky challenge. This time it was set by the delicious Dolly.
Girls Girls Girls!
We all like making girlie cards don’t we and with Mother’s Day on 14th March it’s a perfect opportunity to get out the Funky Hand papers and join in the fun. It doesn’t have to be a Mother’s Day card though, you can make any girlie card or project you like, as long as it has at least one Funky Hand paper or extra included on it you can be up for the £20.00 prize voucher.

I had a scroll through the CD's to see what I fancied. I love doing that as I always discover new treasures. This time I picked some summery sherbety shades from Funky Seasons
I printed them out in various sizes and felt like making a circular card so layered lots of nesties together. It did keep rolling around so I snipped the bottom off so it would stand better. There is a fair bit of layering and inking with pink chalk ink. The butterfly was traced using a KandCo one as a template. I dry embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder and then used Versamark/ heat and stick embossing powder/glamour dust to add some very girly sparkle. The sentiment is an Imagine That rubber stamp. The perfect size for a little card (guess that is fitting for St David's Day!) The design team have all done an amazing job - the others are all so, so talented so go and be inspired!


Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous the colour combo and that beautiful blingy butterfly...happy st david's day to you too...big hugs kath xxxx

Vicky said...

Yep this is beautiful as are all your creations Lythan. Always so inspiring, I do love circle cards and yours is really special. :)xx

Allison said...

so pretty and girly