Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sweet Music

This card is one of a set of four.  They will be a gift for a friend who is a retired music teacher. 

I am so excited about some news I received today that I can't concentrate enough to come up with anything to say about this card.

Here's the big news - the Cat's Pajamas is having a new release next week.  Now that in itself is enough to get me excited but even more exciting is that Top Kitty Kat Alma is inviting all the swanky stampers to participate in the release and sneaky peeks.  And if you haven't guessed, yes I was a Swanky Stamper many moons ago.  I can't wait to play along.  So if you're a fan of the Cat's Pajamas, and seriously, who isn't, next week is going to be a lot of fun with peeks starting on Tuesday.  I don't know who else is going to play, but the swanky Stampers include some very talented people, you're sure to love what they do.  You can see it all, next week,  on the Cat's Pajamas' forum on Splitcoast Stampers.  We'll be looking out for you.

Back to this card.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Close To My Heart "Sweet Music"
ink - Versafine "Toffee"
paper - Bazzill "Quicksand" cs; My Favorite Things "Natural" cs; Stampin' Up "Crushed Curry" cs;  Graphic 45 "Christmas Past Collection - Glad Tidings" and "Botanical Collection - Love Letters" dsp
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's "Circle" and "Labels 18" dies; pearls; ribbon; twine; charm; machine stitching ''

Here's the challenges:
Speedy the Fox #134 - Pop It Up
Daring Cardmakers - Just Because
Just Add Ink JAI#144 - Just Add Music
Polka Doodles week 46 - Square Card with a Round Element
Simply Create Too #26 - Use Your Stash (the Graphic 45 paper has been in my stash for 2 years)
Oldie But a Goodie - Anything But Christmas (see above - also the other papers are at least a year old, the ribbon is old too, geez, I have to start making a lot more stuff or stop buying so much - nah, that's crazy talk)

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon


  1. Love this beautiful card--the image is soooo pretty, love the design, love the stitching & die cuts, and the embellishments are fabulous. Also love that color combo! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Gorgeous card, Chris! Love the red and gold!

  3. What a beautiful card!!! Love the little charm, a perfect touch! TFS

  4. gorgeous! love the beautiful colors and papers- that bow & charm are amazing!!

  5. Fabulous card, Chris. Love the stamp - perfect for your musical friend. She will love it and treasure it. Thanks for sharing it with us as Polka Doodles. xxx

  6. This is beautiful Chris! I love the red and gold combination. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. A beautiful card, Chris. And I love the red paper and the ribbon. It´s nice to have you in Polka Doodle this week. xxx

  8. Beautiful card, love the stitching you did, super stylish
    thanks for playing with us at PD
    Lidia <3<3<3

  9. Gorgeous card, that red and gold together is stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Polka Doodles!

  10. What a perfect gift for a retired music teacher, Chris. The details are lovely. I really like the background paper, and the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  11. Beautiful - and I especially like your little charm it's so cute. Chantell JAI

  12. Lovely card, I love the rich colours. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  13. A lovely card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  14. Chris: Your set of cardsare wonderful--your friend will love them too! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too DesignTeam

  15. Super card. Such rich colours. Thank you for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week. Hope you can join us again soon. Gez

  16. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! HUgsxx


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