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Saturday, 12 September 2020


Hi Everyone

Hurrah .. .. .. the weekend is here and I am going to treat myself to a much overdue weekend of "chill time"!  (Please say the world doesn't have different plans for me).

Yesterday was our youngest son's birthday .. .. .. .. so a music themed card was in order and this year I came up with this card for him.  Not sure what the name of this type of card fold is .. .. but it is one I love using:

This used:

Image:  Etsy "Piano Keys" by Blessings Etc
Backing Papers:  The Works
Distress Ink:  Weathered Wood
Spellbinders Circular Die
Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

No sentiment on the front, each one I tried took away the impact of the lovely piano key image .. .. but there were lots of lovely words inside on the sections you can't see (those are private .. .. I don't want everyone to know how soppy I am LOL!!!),

So enjoy your weekend everyone .... .... I hope it can be as relaxing and lazy as I am hoping mine will be.


Aquarius said...

A brilliant card, great image and the background papers are so right. I do miss browsing in The Works and such like but better to stay safe. Enjoy your chill weekend

Stamps and Paper said...

Super musical card Jules and I'm sure your son loved it.. enjoy the weekend.
We've just come back from a restful break in the New Forest..


Dotty Jo said...

Great card! Hope he has/had a happy day, Jo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, I hope your Son has a Happy Birthday. Chill out weekend here too. Its really cold so not doing much at all, Hazelxx

meg said...

Love your colour combo and those fabulous piano keys a brilliant masculine card

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Jules
Hugs Sylvie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely style and fantastic musical card Jules. xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the backing papers x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, a super design - perfect for your musical son, I hope he enjoyed his Birthday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Just fabulous Jules, wonderful design and perfect for a musician, Kate x x

Brenda said...

Glad you finally got a lazy weekend Jules! What an amazing card! I have no clue what type of fold that is either, kinda' reminds me of a joy fold card, but not quite. What ever it is, I love it. The piano keys are fabulous and so interesting. Loving the back ground paper and the musical thingy on the ribbon-can't remember what it is called! lol I can imagine your son loved it. No sentiment was needed on the front, and trust me you aren't the only sappy mom. lol Hugs, Brenda

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, wow I bet your son loves his card, great style too. Great card fold too. Hope you managed a nice relaxing weekend and are keeping well. Apologies for being a rubbish blogger. Trying to catch up now🤗. Huge hugs lovely lady. Xxx

Sarah said...

I love this music inspired card, bet your Son did too xx