Sunday, 18 September 2011

If music be the food of love....

Where does the weekend go?  Here we are, Sunday evening and I'm already thinking of getting up early tomorrow morning.  Still, 'X Factor's back on the tv.  Love it or hate it I still think it's compulsive viewing.  I don't know where they get half these people from.
Yesterday we attended a 60th birthday party and there were lots of musicians playing guitars, electric double bass and a teenager who played jazz fiddle - just like Stephane Grappelli - if you're old enough to remember him.  He was marvellous.  I was running out of time to get ready and do everything I needed to and very nearly ran to the shops to buy a card.  But I remembered I had a background rubber stamp with music on it and another of a double clef, so I quickly knocked up this card before you now.  I stamped the double clef all over cream card.  Then stamped out the music.  Mat and layered everything, added embellishments and did the greeting on the computer.  I kept everything with right angles, to keep it fairly masculine and this is the first card I've made in ages without using my Nestabilites.  I was so glad I bothered because the chap loved it and said it was 'cool'.  'Hip' talk from a 60 year old - I was flattered.

Today I have been to the Sandown Papercraft Show in Esher, Surrey.  I bought some good things and intend to make some cards to show you what I chose.  (If I can remember what to do with them!!)  Watch this space.


  1. Nice card Gilly.
    I remember Stephane Grappelli, does that make me old?????
    I look forward to see your new stash, you can tell me all about it on Saturday at Lavender Lane.
    Love and hugs

  2. I too remember Stephane Grappelli!!
    Love this card, it is so stylish and just perfect for a male recipient.
    Debs x