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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes

 Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes

Our sponsor is Sheepski Designs

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

I still can't see very well so I printed  Sheepski digi stamp Emmy's Hat onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers, then scanned and reduced down to fit on my card. 
Added We are 3 papers from Watercolor Strokes and April Showers paper sets
We are 3 sentiment from You Know sentiment set

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I followed sketch 512 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday

Try Stampin or Not is partnering with Double Trouble challenge 57 It's Hip to be square

I would also like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

Love to Scrap 146 - No rulz 4

QKR Stamped 422 - anything goes

Sweet Stampin - something beginning with B (beautiful)


Alyson Mayo said...

Love the message on this card - very true! Thanks for sharing with us at both Double Trouble and TSOT :)

Donna Scholz said...

Margaret, I believe this is my favorite of all your card creations! I never new where "The Red Hat Society" originated, so you taught me something new today, and well as made me smile at your card and it's sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing your card, the poem, and your creative talents with us at both Try Stampin' on Tuesday AND Double trouble for our square themed challenges!!! -Donna

Heather said...

Very cute image, Margaret, I really like the look of this! Such fun colors! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love how you used that image in the square frames, and especially with that sentiment. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is just so beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for entering your lovely project into Classic Design Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the image and very nice coloring. Right on for the interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and TSOT.

Meggymay said...

A super card and image, that is a favourite poem of mine as well.

flossbite said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

Pat K said...

Wonderful sentiment on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Carole Pollard said...

Gorgeous Design love this stamp Thanks for joining Sheepski Designs Challenge Carole Design Team

Jackie Cornfield said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Stay safe and well.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

My name is Erika. said...

That lady is ready for summer in her cool hat. You can't get too much sun, can you? And that Red Hat poem reminds me of my mom. It is a special one for her. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for joining us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Laurie Unger said...

What a lovely image and that sentiment is spot on! Thanks for playing over at TSOT.

Heather said...

How pretty!! I love how you used purple for the "frame"! It really draws your eye right to your image! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.