Friday, 28 January 2011

Ode to joy

We are a musical household. My husband is a pianist, the kids all play instruments, and our daughter is ALWAYS singing (I honestly think she would shrivel up and die if she couldn't sing!). Ours is a noisy home - creative, yes, but noisy nonetheless. My card for today is a reflection of this.
I bought the Penny Black "Ode to joy" stamp quite a few years back and used it to make birthday cards for my husbands' music friends. The three musical mice are just sooo cute!

I used Basic Grey's Curio 6 x6 papers backed with black bazzill cardstock.The papers are so soft and romantic with a hint of vintage/shabby chic look about them. The stamp was stamped on Canson Extra white-light grain-180g drawing paper with Stazon Jet Black and coloured in with Ranger's Distress Inks (tea dye, walnut stain, antique linen, tattered rose, victorian velevet and black soot).
The flower is from Prima's Essentials Jack N Jill collection with a flat backed pearl from my stash. The ribbon is Knorr prandell and the sentiment is from Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Saying stamp set. I think the "just a note...." was perfect for this card, don't you agree?

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamps - Animal antics
BasicGreyChallenge - Flower Power (Floral design paper-Curio)
Friday Sketchers #139  (I've mirror swapped the embellishments)

Some cool news for me: I booked my flight to go to England in March to visit family and to go to the NEC Hobbycrafts fair (24-27th March). I'm so excited and am already making lists of stuff that I want to buy. Roll on March.......

Wishing you a lovely, relaxing weekend and a big THANKS for stopping by.



  1. Super cute musical mice! You're right - the sentiment is perfect for this card! :) Love it, Becca!

  2. This is sooo sweet and so beautifully coloured. A really lovely seriously...I would be only too pleased to carry your bags for you when you go away..seriously, I would, think it over....ohhh come
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. too cute, and what a perfect sentiment.xx

  4. Beautiful card and wonderful papers and colors! Thank you for joining us over at FSB!


  5. Such a cute and joyful card Becca!

  6. OH this is gorgeous and love the sweet image.

  7. Just love this image and I adore your card.

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges and good luck !


    Jo x


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