Friday, 3 April 2015

"Always play to your own tune" ...

Happy Bank Holiday weekend everyone and for me the end of the first week of Easter holidays. Have been busy crafting, reluctantly doing house chores, being lazy and generally doing things when I want to ... my heaven.

It is inspiration week over at Polka Doodle Challenges and the theme is "use a die cut" on your project. I decided to use some Sizzlet frame dies and a Tim Holtz butterfly edge die to create my shaped card ...

As well as being inspired by the card template from Work and Play 8, Music CD, I was also heavily drawn towards this wonderful chalkboard sentiment. I wanted to make sure the sentiment was the main focal point, so kept my embellishments lighter in tone.

I have matted the sentiment on to music score paper which has two die cut frames hanging off it. I chose these dies as they have the same  curve in them which compliments the music notes on the side.

All the embellishments are on the same CD, (or you can purchase it as a download too): instruments, music notes, piano ribbon and flowers. All layered up using 3D foam or glue gel. I had cut all these out too which was very relaxing and rewarding at the same time.

Right I'm hopping away (get the pun?), as am visiting family today and need to get myself wash, dressed and prettified ... lol.

Have a great Easter weekend,

x x x

Products I used, (click on photo to be taken to the Polka Doodles shop):

** Work & Play Collection 8 - BONUS EDITION

Polka Doodle Challenges - use a die cut
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Natalie and Amy - frame it
Card Mania Challenges - flowers
Card Galore Encore - make a card
Creatilious Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - anything goes with patterned paper


Eve's Been Reading said...

Gorgeous as always x

Karon said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the details. Happy Easter :-) said...

Gorgeous card, so much detail to look at - love it xxx

Gwyneth said...

I love your creation. Everything works so well together.

Laine said...

Beautiful, detailed creation.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous shape, and great idea with the dies..may just have to try a shaped card lol
I adore the sentiment, and I love that you left it the focal point.
Beautiful x
Sandie xx

Jac’s Playground said...

A wonderful sentiment for your beautiful card perfectly embellished , thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

jane stillman said...

An absolutely fabulous musical themed card

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!
Love the style and everything you used in its creation
Thank you for sharing

Bridget said...

You have made a beautiful card. I absolutely love the sentiment and am jealous of your laying abilities.

Thanks for playing along at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,

Bev said...

what else can I say except wow. Amazing as ever!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

This is just stunning. I love the shape, the embellishments and the colors. Gorgeous. I have a brother who is a musician he would love it.

starcyl said...

Lots of details on this Lou it's super.
Jenny x

Claire said...

A real beauty Lou, love all the details
Claire xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

so very lovely Lou xx

Unknown said...

Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous.xx

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Daria said...

What a nice card! Everything is just perfect! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore April "Make A Card" Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Unknown said...

This is so wonderful card! Thank you for joining in Card Mania Challenge