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

Suzie's 365 photos day 168: same ... but different day 2

For day 168: same ... but different day 2 Ellie sat on the window sill with her nose against the window wondering what it would be like to go into the garden - far too windy today to venture out there! It has to be said, however, that she is in her Ellie-ment knowing that she is going to feature every day in a different situation.


I wonder what she'll get up to tomorrow?

Suzie's 365 photos day 167: same ... but different

For the coming week, Suzie has asked us to choose a toy, a pet or whatever and see how many different situations we can snap them in.

This is the perfect excuse for my mischievous monkey Ellie to come down from her usual high shelf and get noticed in various poses.

So for day 167 she chose to sit on the printer which she usually sees from the other side of the room:


CHNC challenge 77: things with wings

We're now nearer to Christmas 2012 than 2011 - a scary thought really, the year is going so quickly. It's time for another challenge on my CHNC blog. If you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, now might be a good time to do so - I'd love to see you there.

For today's CHNC challenge 77 the theme is 'things with wings' - I'm asking you to include 'something with wings' - perhaps an angel, a fairy, a robin ... anything with wings, as long as it's a Christmas card.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop who kindly supplied me with the gorgeous 'angel with harp' digital stamp that I've used on my card. I've also used the sketch that has been given for Digi Doodle Shop challenge 112: follow that sketch:


For the background I've used some vellum which has gold embossed wording on to a white card blank - my Xyron comes in very handy because it means the vellum sticks perfectly without showing any adhesive.

The two pieces of card on the left are from my offcuts box - another opportunity to play in the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 24, edged with gold copic pen and copics were used to colour and edge the image that was die cut with a nestie. The addition of the gold foiled 'Christmas greetings' completes the card.

You'll notice that I actually managed to take this photo in the garden this evening - it was dry and light enough - makes a change!


This is also for:

Holly jolly Christmas: put a song in your heart - Hark, the herald angels sing ...
ABC Christmas: L for lyrics - use the theme of a Christmas song/carol - Hark, the herald  angels sing ...
Sparkles forum CHristmas 17: monochromatic
Pattie's 46: monochromatic
Truly, madly, crafty June: monochrome
Emergency crafters: butterflies, birds or anything with wings
Twisted Tuesday: it's clear you love to create (I used vellum for the background) + twist: include something you love - making Christmas cards, colouring with copics