Monday, January 21, 2013

Just a little ditty that we wrote

I have to say, I was VERY sad to cut into this paper pack.  It's so gorgeous, I would love to hoard it away and just look at it, but the papers (all those music notes!) were so perfect for this card, I had to grit my teeth and make the first slice.  I did, however, manage to incorporate the little pieces onto the back, so there was no waste of any of these beautiful papers!


The flowers were all made from cream cardstock
and then "watercolored" with Distress Inks
Did you know I actually play the flute?
Not well anymore - but I was okay at it when I was a teenager.
I still pick it up and make some noise  (I wouldn't call it MUSIC!)  once in a while.
My oldest stepdaughter also plays/played the flute.

The metal tag (it wound up a little to high up to tell it's a tag) is
aluminium foil over cardstock.  I burnished it very lightly with a bit of  the
black soot distress ink after embossing.

 The stamp on the back of the card is a Stampabilities rubber stamp 
I picked up ages ago.  I use it when I remember that I have it, 
which really isn't all that often!  


Materials Used:
  • Kraft, black, white, cream Card stock
  • Pink Paislee London Market Paper Pack
  • Bibi's Harmony digistamp from MayzyArt
  • Sentiment by me (freebie from 1/11/13)
  • Spellbinders die "Lacey Circles"
  • Sketchy Flourishes stamps
  • Zing white embossing powder
  • Bird stamp (I think it's Recollections - a swirly christmas set)
  • StazOn black ink
  • Distress Inks: Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder "Birds and Swirls"
  • The Paper Studio punches
  • Spare Parts (The Paper Studio) self-adhesive pearls
  • Random Adhesives



  1. Thanks for playing our pearls challenge, great job.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  2. Fantastic card and Beautiful coloring. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. This is an awfully pretty card! (is that an oxymoron?) I love the papers, as well! I have lots Pink Paisley paper that I pick up and then put down because it is too pretty to cut! (LOL) Your project is very well designed and executed I love the interplay of dark and muted and bright colors! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off at our house at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you in the neighborhood again next week!

  4. Super cute image and loving how you used the all of the pearls in those very cute flowers. thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  5. This is a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xx

  6. She is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. A stunner !Outside and inside . Perfect colouring of image and beautiful flowers on great paper background .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  8. A lovely card, that image is gorgeous and your colouring is awesome, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  9. Simply stunning card, your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  10. Beautiful coloring & card. My sister played the flute in junior high & high school as well. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  11. Awesome!! Your coloring is amazing and the way you used teh pearls for all your flower centers is perfect!! Thanks for playing with us in our "Pearls" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  12. Beautiful card! The coloring is fab. The embelishmenst are gorgeous. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  13. This is a musical masterpiece and so are those flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  14. Magnific card. I love stamp and papers. Colouring is fab. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  15. really lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

  16. Great card. The part I like best is the coloring of the hair. It's so hard for me to do. You are very good at it. I saw it on MIM.

  17. Outstanding card and your flowers are beautiful. Stopped over for a closer look from MIM. Hugd Mrs A.

  18. This is lovely card. Gorgeous image.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Karolina.

  19. Just popping in to let you know I chose your delightful card as one of my P'sOTW from last weeks MIM entries and have featured it on my blog.
    Sandy DT MIM

  20. Beautiful card, your colouring in is fabulous. x P.S I wonder why we find it so hard to cut into certain peices of card or paper, it's so totally mad, but so understandable !! lol x


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