Monday, July 02, 2018

Silver Shells

My card tonight is for the Sister’s Challenge and the theme is shells.  It was supposed to be 10pm last night.  But 12:30 am arrived and I was still working on my card, fifth or sixth version.
So as soon as I got home from work I started again and here is my card.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up
Die:  Paper Smooches  
Card:  Bazzill & Shannon (silver)
Embossing powder:  Hero Arts

Now pop on over to my sister's blog and she her fabulous response to shells,  Cards and Co

As an aside this idea came from a Nursery Rhyme, although my title is wrong.  Have you ever wondered what the meaning of the rhyme, especially "pretty maids all in a row".  Well I did because the rhyme was going around and around in my head.  It's not nice.  It supposedly refers to King Henry 8th daughter, Queen Mary or otherwise known as Bloody Mary.  Silver bells and cockle shells were the name for the tools of torture and the pretty maids were nuns going to the gallows.  The question "how does your garden grow" was refering to the cemetry and how many people Mary had had killed.  Not nice.  I won't think of the rhyme the quite the same again same ever again.

Thanks for dropping by and sorry I was late getting this post up.



  1. A very beautiful and elegant card, Skye!

  2. Your card is very stylish and classy, Skye.
    My God, this rhyme is one of my fave ones and I remember it to date. I cannot believe the real interpretation. There is another nursery rhyme which goes like 'Atishoo, Atishoo and we all fall down'. I believe it meant how people fell down and passed away in the days of the plague. I wonder why nursery rhymes are made around such serious issues.

    Anyway back to your card, it is SUPERB,


  3. What a nice "clean" card. WOW that is quite an awful interpretation of the nursery rhyme. I never knew that. I wonder what some of the other cute little rhymes we all learned mean. And how in the heck did anyone think they were appropriate for children??!!!???

  4. Beautiful card and stamping Skye..Loz

  5. Lovely card,silver makes it very classy. Nursery rhymes were gruesome weren't they!

  6. Beauty on a card with the silver, love it.xx

  7. Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog post Skye. Your card is so elegant while the die cut LOVE really pops in silver