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Black Rose – Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy


Well knock me down with those feathers …. I don’t usually take pictures of my commissioned cards but this one is an exception because it is for a very special lady, I don’t know the lady who the card is being given to but the brief for the card was as follows:

A black rose on the front of the card in 3D, the lady is very glamorous and would sometimes wear feathers in her hair, likes diamantés, the rose had to go in the middle of the card, her name, a particular verse and the date of the birthday on it. When I read all of that I thought not my cup of tea …. this is going to be a Barbara Cartland card …. until I read further down the brief and it said the card was for the mother of the late great Phil Lynott, then everything made sense.

Phil Lynott was a rock legend and part of the very huge hit band in the 70’s called Thin Lizzy. Those of you in blog land, unless you were part of the seventies era, will probably not have heard of the band, but all you others will have. Such a brilliant person, and my husband was a huge big fan of his in his youth. If you would like to read more about Phil and Thin Lizzy just take a look here.

Anyway back to the card decided it had to be quite simple looking …. otherwise as I said very Barbara …. you know the rest. Also could understand the brief loads more because one of Thin Lizzy’s Albums was called Black Rose, again if you want to see more info look here. Would have liked to put a black feather with the white but none in stash, tried red ribbons but they didn’t look right so went with the burgandy.

Well that’s my 15 mins of fame …. gonna milk this and dine on it for years …. blah blah …. did I tell you when I made …. you get the picture.


8 Responses to “Black Rose – Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy”

  1. Jenny T says:

    Wowzers! That’s cool Shirley! So perfect for the brief! 😀 Famous teacher now eh?? 😀

  2. Lorraine says:

    Hi Shirley,
    Thanks so much for the card, it is just FAB!!! It was made for my cousin who is very good friends with Philemona Lynott. You made his 40th birthday card too and he was really chuffed with it. I got a phone call a couple of weeks ago, shortly after his birthday and he couldn’t think of anything better to give to this special lady than one of your handmade cards. Yes the brief was quite detailed to say the least!! 😀 From that you have made a very elegant card. I sent him a MMS of the card this morning before sending it off and his response was “Deadly thanks”, that’s him saying fantastic and love it. Again thanks alot. You make gorgeous cards that are lovely keepsakes.


  3. Irene Chillman says:

    Your famous at last, well done the card is stunning. xx

  4. Donna says:

    Your card is beautiful. I am a huge fan of black and white. The feather is a great touch. This makes you a celebrity I am pretty sure. Artist for the stars. Thank you for following my blog. I have been looking around yours and have seen lots of wonderful things. I love your quote by Lucille, See you again.

  5. cheryl says:

    Hi hun
    wow that card is so beautiful gosh the lady will just adore it I know I would,you have some amazing talent,just love love your cards,such detail on all of them,bless you for becoming one of my followers,love hugs cheryl xxx

  6. fabiola says:

    elle est si classe, wouah, super belle, biz

  7. I wanted you to know I came to the WOYWW post, but since I’m not a follower, did not feel I could leave a comment on that post. Still, I wanted you to know I stopped by and how lovely all those prizes are. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

  8. Joan says:

    wow Shirley, stunning. you should be proud of that one.. i love it

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