Saturday, 16 June 2012

A music card for a special man

Yesterday a neighbour asked me to make her a birthday card for a special friend who is a musician. I've made cards before for her to give him, so am running out of ideas. I remembered that I made a card that I showed here that featured part of a larger stamp called Keys to music by Troy Crisswell, Stamps Happen, colouring just the piano and the black keys with copics. I tried to remove the sentiment carefully so I could add a different one, but that wasn't successful, so I ended up rescuing the actual jigsaw pieces and using them on some fresh background paper.

The music background paper is 7 gypsies and the red back section is Papermania Hampstead. The sentiments were printed on to pieces of Serif Picnic in the park paper stack.

As I've recycled part of one of my own cards this is for Love to create 19: use something recycled!

As it's Father's Day tomorrow there are lots of challenges asking to see cards for dad - sadly, my dad died towards the end of 2003 so I no longer make Father's Day cards, but these challenges give the alternative of other cards for men:

Dream valley 34: for that special guy
Sentimental Sundays 106: for a special guy
The pink elephant 152: masculine
Take time for you 69: boys/men's cards
Tammy scraping corner: for the boys
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: one for the boys
Celebrate the occasion 66: for special men
Clear it out: male project (used papers that I've had for quite a long time)
L E J designs 7: male projects
Crafting for all seasons 29: for man
Papercraft star 101: male
Delightful: for the boys
Do you stack up 76: boys/men
Bloggers challenge: for the men
Crafts4eternity R76: dashing dads or male
Fussy & fancy 65: boy attitude
Simply create too15: for a male
The crafty pad 174: let's hear it for the boys
Penny's 81: masculine
Scrappy frogs: celebrate men
Cardmakin' mamas 47: special man
S J crafts 5: all about the boy + extra: use up something old that's been in your stash for a while - the papers
Desmet June: for the men and boys
My Sheri 87: masculine card

It's also for:

Creative stamp friends 53: birthday
Lexi 67: happy birthday
Emerald faerie garden 26: chipboard (the jigsaw pieces are chipboard)
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Victorine 36: anything goes
Freshly brewed 100: anything goes
Let's craft and create 47: anything goes
The paper shelter 68: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 18: anything goes
Simon says stamp and show: anything goes
Craft your passion 114: anything goes
Make it Monday 93
52 card pick up 24
Inspire me Fridays 63


  1. Love this card Hazel, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  2. Lovely card, really like your image and your colours are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
    Hugs Debs

  3. Hazel: This entry is just perfect for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. A big thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  4. Wow Hazel, what a great idea, and wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Sandra xx

  5. A really different card for a man Hazel !! Thanks for sharing it and joining us again this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  6. what a great card Hazel ! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  7. What a fab card, just perfect for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. What a fabulous card Hazel, Love the design & colours.. Hugs May x x x

  9. Very cool design for a males card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at LCC.

  10. Hi Hazel, I really love your card, especially the jigsaw,such a great idea. Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week.
    Hugs, Ali x

  11. Hazel WOW!! This card is absolutely fabulous!! Love the puzzle pieces and your piano stamp is simply striking!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Recycle challenge!!

  12. So special, love your card!
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  13. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. What a great Idea. The puzzle Pieces are so cute.
    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  15. Hazel, you are so creative! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  16. Great card, Hazel and a really original and well put together idea too.

    Thanks for joining us at Pennys.

    Helen x

  17. What a wonderful idea Hazel! Just a perfect male card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week for our "For the Boys" Challenge hugs Susan x

  18. Back again to say your card is perfect for our Father's Day Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas - thanks for sharing. Hugs Susan x

  19. Very unique card and a great way to use chipboard. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck xoxoxo

  20. Awesome card, very original. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

  21. Great card. Love the puzzle idea. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create for our Recycle challenge. NancyD

  22. Really fabulous, I love those jigsaw pieces. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

  23. What an uber fun idea for a guy, Hazel! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  24. wow!! i love this idea!! i once receive a postcard that was in a packet and there were puzzle pieces and i had to put the puzzle together in order to read the postcard. your project reminds me of that!! thanks so much for joining us this week at tuesday alchemy!!


  25. Wonderful card!
    My Dad would love this as he's a puzzle fanatic!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  26. Love the puzzle pieces, he will love this! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)

  27. Fabulous card!! Love the puzzle pieces! Thanks for joining in at S J Crafts!

  28. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  29. that is SO COOL! Love the puzzle pieces. Wonderful card.

    Thank you for playing along in Freshly Brewed Challenges 100th prize challenge
    Heather D.

  30. Just popping back to say thank you for joining in with the Desmet Designs Challenge
    Lindsay xx

  31. Great masculine card!! Love the banners and the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

  32. awesome card...
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

  33. Fabulous card Hazel :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  34. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends

  35. How fun, love how you incorporated the puzzle pieces!Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  36. Hi Hazel! So pleased to see you at CSF again :) Your card is absolutely lovely, love that puzzle pieces and your style!
    So thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends!
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Michi

  37. Wow! Hazel, This card is outstanding! What a fun and unique idea to use the puzzle pieces! I love the music theme!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  38. Brilliant use of the jigsaw pieces - they're very effective

    thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  39. Hazel, I think I know where to turn now for inspiration for male themed cards! Thank you for joining in at Desmet Designs.


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