26 September 2014

DSC # 107 Musical

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 


sponsored by  Bugaboo Digi Stamps

I was looking for idea on "Musical" and saw this show, (now on in London) which made me choose the DT image this week from Bugaboo. Let me tell you a story, then perhaps you will understand how this card came about.

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O'Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham UK. car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. 

Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for? 
This verbatim account is from here HERE

This is the musical show I am depicting here today in my card. I can remember this story from the time it happened.  What a woman! (I hope you don't think I am being political about this, but it just shows how inspiring ordinary women can be)  

Image Bugaboo - JJ Sewing Needles
The DP & swirls - The Kit Cart Designs
Music background - free vintage digi sheet music.


Squirrel x said...

Love your card Faith, and the thinking behind it. If only us women would believe the "awesome" bit more often, then we could rule the world!! Brilliant hun. Hugs xx

Shirley Young said...

Fabulous card Faith, I remember the story too.

Sue - said...

Great take on the challenge Faith!

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Faith, just love that image too. Thankyou for the lovely comments as always. I managed a craft room tidy, sooo much to do, but still not finished grrr ;) Viv xx

Sue said...

Lurveeeeeeeeee this card Faith image is great! huggles Sue xx

Linby said...

Love this bright card and what a great theme behind it.
Thanks for all your comments - sorry I'm a bit behind in visiting.

Bonnie said...

Love the sentiment and that fun gal! Awesome it is!

G Peplow said...

Hi Faith, Well what a woman and what a card, you captured the spirit of the fight the ladies had in 1968 Awesome!! Well done :D Have a great week, hugs Gay xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a great card Faith and I love that you based it on Rita O'Grady's story. I didn't know they'd turned it into a musical - I saw the film, which was brilliant. Vicky x