Sunday, 15 February 2015

A musical note

Good Morning...and a bright one it is here! Lovely blue skies all around! It make you feel better when you see a bit of sun ...don't you think?

Anyway I know I have been a very bad blogger but I have been so busy that something had to go by the wayside. Let's hope I can catch up with you all a bit this week! 

Yesterday I had a terrific start to my half term break and went to the Clarity Northwest Workshop run by the lovely Maria Simms...she is so clever and always comes up with the most amazing projects for us to do. I love going and it's like my monthly fix! It also means I get to catch up with some very dear  crafty friends!

Any way enough of my waffle.. I want to show you a project I did for the last February Claritystamp Show. I love the Music notes set and had the idea to make some notelets in a box. As there were four different instruments I thought that I could make a set of matching cards quite easily. I used the Happy Birthday Corner to make a frame on 4 pieces of theuva card cut to a square. I then stamped each of the instruments into the centre of each and added a few of the music notes. I coloured the instruments in with SN pencils. I then brushed the edges of the card with rusty hinge distress ink and mounted each onto a piece of rust coloured card to make my toppers. 

I had bought a pad of Teresa Collins Paper a while back and to my delight it had a music one in it! I used this as my background to the toppers on to 6 x 6 card blanks.
I then made a box to fit them in and to decorate the box lid I used a bit more of the music paper and made a fifth topper but this time I made a collage of all the four instruments by stamping and masking them off so they all overlapped. I found a metal musical embellishment in my stash and added that to the lid

I was really pleased with how this project turned out.
Hope you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
Happy Crafting


  1. Lovely Jane waiting for mine to come hopefully soon as wang to make a card for Friday for my son in law xxx

  2. Fantastic idea Jane! They do look aaamazing together! Glad your holiday has got off to a great start matey, hope the rest is great too! Xxx

  3. I loved these when I saw them on TV. I also loved the one with the music coming out of the sax. Is this a new home or have you juct changed your colours? LOL Have a great half term.

    1. I've just changed my background Pam!!! Xxx

  4. I saw these at the beginning of the month and know that I had to have the stamps. You have made a fantastic set and I love them.
    Love your blog too Jane Xx

  5. Firstly as it hit me straightaway I love your background. Very colourful. These notelets are beautiful. I do like the music set it is on my wish list. xx