Wednesday 8 December 2010

#44 While Shepherds Watched

 A Christmas Carol/Song 

Go on, admit it….you’ve been there…either trying not to cry or sat there with tears rolling down your face as your offspring stands frozen with stage-fright at being the third angel from the right whilst their angelic class mates sing Away in a Manger. You, with your camera in your hand, wanting to take the photo to immortalise that moment forever - whilst not really wanting to put your eye to the view finder as you can no longer see the real life version playing out before you.

Yes, at I ♥ Promarkers this week we want you to illustrate a seasonal carol or song, and this little cherub with his pull-along lamb from Sarah Kay is representing those earnest shepherds tending their sheep in the carol, 'While Shepherds Watched'. Coloured with Promarkers as is the requirement at I ♥ Promarkers of course, I have used a nestie (labels 8) to mat him up. The papers might not be the first kind of design you would think of for a Christmas card, but I thought them appropriate for all the homemade Nativity outfits – the old curtains and tea-towels taking to the stage this month. Each and every child a rising star.

For the other elements in this school-play Nativity scene I have drawn a couple of push-pins, coloured with Promarkers and snipped the end off the one on the sentiment so it looks like it is stuck into the card wheras the other one lies on the floor as it supposedly fell out of position (hence the sentiment being at an angle!). LOL. The real-life brads are 'Papermania Designer' with a twisted cord between.  I also lightly distressed the bottom of the horizontal mat before cutting loads of little lines up to the second horizontal paper and ruffling it up a little just to help illustrate the 'homemade' idea. The star peeking out at the top was made using a Fiskars Squeeze punch from gold mirri.

So then, why not think of a Christmas Carol or even a seasonal song as the theme of your card this week and play along with us at I ♥ Promarkers. Don't forget to use your Promarkers and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Tine :)

Other Challenges I will be entering this card for:
Ooh-la-la - Christmas Song/Carol (While Shepherds Watched)
Dutch Dare - Christmas or Winter
Passion for Promarkers - mega Christmas/anything goes
Sundays with Crissy - Christmas is Coming/Winter is here
Papertake - no red or green
Simon Says - not red or green
A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas card.


  1. A super card from you - I'm one who hasn't "been there" with no littleys but I can just imagine how you wouldn't want to miss a thing.


  2. Gosh! What a sweet card! This is such a cute image. The black matting gives it a little pop!
    Hugs, Dena

  3. A beautiful card lovely image and papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

  4. Love your image and yes, I admit to drying the odd tear at the annual Nativity!!
    Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for ProMarkers.
    Caryn xxx

  5. Hi Tine, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    I too have to admit to sniffling at the concerts when my boys were little (either that or cringing at what they were doing lol)

  6. I love the oranges!! Cute image too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  7. stunning card tine.the image is so adorable and fabulous colours and layout.
    thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Aw such an adorable card, gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge over at PFP.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Ooh La La Creations with such a stunning card. Hugs, Anne (OLL DT)

  10. Beautiful card. Love your colours. Thanks for joining PFP's Mega Challenge :o)

  11. Lovely card Tine,thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  12. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with Crissy this month. hugs xxoo

  13. Love your gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  14. Awww this is so cute, really sweet design lovely!
    Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x

  15. Gorgeous card - love your layout!! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at PFP. Juliexx

  16. Orange is something unsuall for christmas but it is sooo cute :)

    Thanks for joining Dutch dare challenge this week :) hope to see you again on the next challenge