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Friday, 4 May 2018

Musical Birthday

Do you ever sometimes feel like a mouse on a treadmill, going at full speed but
getting nowhere, or a little duck on a pond looking oh so calm, but paddling
frantically? Yes??? Well that is exactly how I feel lately. I foolishly thought that
when we moved into a retirement village, I would be able to 'play' in my craft 
room almost all day, every day...well we all know what 'thought' did, don't we!

In a rare break from the speeding treadmill, we recently went to a friend's 80th
birthday party. He loves music, so this is the card I made for him. I got my
design inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest about 12 months ago.

The music paper is quite a luscious cream and gold. I bought it many years ago, 
but, like so many 'paper tragics' I could not cut into it...I have a collection of 
gorgeous papers that could rival any store, but I have come to the 
conclusion that I MUST be brave and start using it.

Inside the card. I love that music die, and have used it many times.

My head is hanging very low, as I bought the 'Happy Birthday' die about
two years ago, and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I have used it.

Dies - Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday Script, Virtuoso Music; Cuttlebug (2"x2") 
Music Notes: Crafts4U Stitched  Square; Spellbinder Scalloped Square

Challenges I would like to enter
Aud Sentiments #202 - 'Masculine + A Sentiment'
Seize The Birthday - 'Anything Goes' (must be a birthday)

I must rush off and prepare some lunch for John, as he plays billiards each Friday afternoon with a couple of other residents here at the village club house.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  x


  1. Glad that you've finally put that gorgeous pattern paper and the die cut to good use! I am sure your friend loved it! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday challenge!
    hugs, Ashwini, STB DT

  2. A lovely music card for your friend. Thanks for entering the challenge at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  3. Glad you are finding time to craft occasionally though :) And this is fab!

    Thanks for getting masculine with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz


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