One Song to the Tune of Another.

The carol 'While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night' can be sung to the tune of the folk song 'On Ilkley Moor 'Baht 'At' (I hope I have the apostrophes in the right place.) I seem to recall that the tune we now call 'On Ilkley Moor' was actually originally meant for this carol but the Victorians didn't think it sounded respectful enough, which is a big pity. Try singing it yourself - the original sounds so much better!

And here is a card featuring a Shepherd and the Angel Gabriel from Lili of the Valley.

I used Promarkers, and gold stickles for the stars, halo and to edge the background square and LotV sentiment, and Icicle stickles for the wings.

The papers are Nitwits 'Still Joyful Hearts.' I used a Marianne die for the star border which has ribbon from my stash threaded through. I popped foam pads as usual behind the image to lift it up.

The stars are stickers from Paperchase - they are VERY sticky, and not in the right place according to Dawny P's fab sketch for Papertake Weekly - I hope that's allowed!

I'm also entering the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge which this week is 'Christmas in August.'

Since my papers are from the old snippets box I'm going to enter Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge where I'll be encouraging the playmates to sing the school version of that carol: While Shepherds washed their socks by night All seated round the tub, A bar of Sunlight soap came down, And they began to scrub!'

Have a great weekend, guys, and - GO TEAM GB!!!!!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Cool Grey 2, Amethyst, Orchid, Lavender; Forest Green, Leaf Green; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Pastel Pink; Tulip Yellow, Pastel Yellow, Buttercup; Caramel, Sandstone, Tan


Chris said…
Not the original tune to the words, but the original words to the tune, if you see what I mean.
Sue said…
Gorgeous card Mags, that image is adorable and you have coloured it so beautifully. I love the papers and the layout too.

Hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue
Doreen said…
This is fabulous Mags,love the image and fab
Ribbon Girl said…
Fab card mags - the stars look lovely just where they are! thanks for joining in with the sketch at PTW this week, Mary G x
debby4000 said…
Oh what a gorgeous card Mags, sweet image and fab details.
coops said…
so gorgeous mags.i love your pretty colours and fab sweet image ;D

xx coops xx
Amanda said…
Such a gorgeous card, love the unusual christmas colours too. Hugs, Amanda x
Anonymous said…
What a gorgeous Christmas card. Love that little image, so cute. xx
mags said…
Fab christmas card Mags. Such a sweet image and love the pretty colours.
Really must make a start on my christmas cards. But no doubt I will be rushing around at the last minute just like last year.
Glad you liked your birthday card too.
Mrs A. said…
Love the coloured image . Your colouring is perfect.
Siniging the song as I write but am sure I know different words to yours! Hugs Mrs A.
coldwaters2 said…
Oh Mags this is absolutely delightful, I adore that cute image so much, also the wonderful colours, papers and design a super card.
Lorraine x
Anonymous said…
Lovely card Mags, beautiful colours and colouring.

Have a lovely Sunday xx
Jules said…
Hi Mags

What great use of your snippets .. .. and now I have "On Ilkley Moor" running round my head!!

Best go and switch the radio on to clear my brain of it!! LOL!!!

Beautiful card by the way and I love your little stars and colour choices.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx
Mandy said…
Beautiful card,love the sweet image and your papers are lovely...
Mandy x
Di said…
Hi Mags, this is my all-time favourite LOTV Christmas stamp - dontcha just love those little dingly-dangly legs on the angel?! Super card altogether and great papers, really special.

I remember the 'alternative words' - but haven't come across it set to Ilkley Moor. Like others, am humming to myself right now :)

Hugs, Di xx
Sarn said…
Very cute! x

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