13 Jan 2014

Music is Love............

First card for 2014 and playing at some Challenges!

Hello bloggers it has been a while since I have posted (or even made) anything worth posting so today I will share with you one of the many birthday cards I have to make this month as we are still on the Birthday roundabout in our family one birthday every 4 days starting at the 8th with DD's and it was her 40th so it has lasted 3 days!!!! Then after my birthday on Thursday the gap shortens to 3 days ending with our Grandson who will be 9yrs old......seems like yesterday I had my first cuddle, he still gives me a hug when he first see's me I wonder how long that will last.......... February brings an end to the family birthdays for a while with our Son's I have quite a few friends who have birthdays in Feb then a break for quite a while phew! Anyway enough chatter here is my card

Quite a fast and simple make for Hubbies Birthday 12 Jan yesterday, the main inspiration for the card came with the guitar sticker I have had for at least a year which I bought for his bday card last year then lost somewhere in my crafty stash and it came to light in September when I had a tidy up in my crafty room!!!  The embossing folder Adagio from Couture Creations is another item that has remained in the packet for yonkes and yonkes (I know I'm a bad,  bad crafter ). The music actually runs diagonally in the folder in case your thinking I put the card in crooked....... :))

I cut a  circle with spellbinders die before I embossed and stamped the words in Archival coffee ink and the treble clefs in tea dye distress ink, from Creative Expressions stamp set Vintage Child onto the spare circle, this was glued to the card blank and the embossed piece was lifted with pads. Tea dye ink matched the guitar colour so well.  All  edges were inked with vintage photo which I also applied to the embossed piece.  Lastly Happy was stamped one side and birthday was stamped and punched from same card, Ink Coffee Archival, Stamps and punch Stampin' Up!

This year I would like to play more in my little room of crafty stash and join in at more challenges so with this in mind I would like to join some challenges with this card and they are

Country View Cards.............. Monochromatic
Our Creative Corner..........No More Shopping Sins .............Guitar Sticker and Embossing Folder
Fab 'n' Funky ...........Lets Celebrate
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.............Monochromatic

Thanks for looking
'till next time


  1. Love that quote and the embossing looks awesome as background for the lovely guitar sticker! A wonderful card indeed!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. Smashing card Maggie for the challenges, hugs Annette x

  3. Terrific card Maggie lover the guitar.

    Chrissie x

  4. A great male card Maggie, love the Kraft colours.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. Great card Maggie and such warm colour tones. Thank you for joining us with our latest Fussy and Fancy Friday Blog Challenge and good luck....Jo. X

  6. Great card with a wonderful sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  7. Great that you finally found a way to use that fab guitar sticker, and what a wonderful quote to accompany it. Great card - thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  8. Good to see you putting your supplies to great use here and I bet this card was a real hit. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

  9. JUst checking back again Maggie to say thanks for sharing this at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx


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