Thursday, 7 November 2013

On the Fiddle!

Another customer order, this one's for a seventieth birthday for a man who loves Scottish folk music and who plays the fiddle.
 I made a ribbon wreath with tartan ribbon as the main feature, and sewed on a cute, wooden fiddle button to secure the ends together.
I made my own backing paper using the new Papermania music stamps, borrowed from my friend, Donna, I think I'm going to have to invest in these, and the matching dies at some point as I can see them being very useful, especially on men's cards.  I stamped using Tea Dye Distress Ink, deliberately going for a splodgy look.  I then went round the edges of the paper with Broken China Distress Ink to pick up the blue in the ribbon.
Inside the wreath, I used a piece of card which has been embossed with an inked music score embossing folder from Craft Concepts.  The letters and numbers are Papermania cardstock stickers and I finished of with some small buttons and Card Candi in the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - For all the Guys Out There
C is for Challenge - #9 - Buttons
Incy Wincy - Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
The Crazy Challenge - #157 - B is For..... - Buttons, Blue, Brown
Creative Corner - #42 - Can't Touch this
Seize the Birthday - Add Texture 


  1. Fab card, love the colours xxx

  2. Fabulous wreath and brilliant card Ginny ♥

  3. Wow love that Ribbon Wreath, he will be so pleased with this card
    Jacs x

  4. I love your ribbon wreath and the fab fiddle button. The whole card is fantastic with you.

  5. stunning male card wendy.i love your tartan ribbon wreath :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Hi Wendy..I see love the way you made the circle ribbon really a great touch and what a very manly the 79 and the much button on it and lovely small violin too..really nice manly card...soft color and MANLY enough...Great job...

    I am also joining the challenge on Crafty Sentiment Blog "For all the Guys out there" and would be glad if you like to see my card also on my blog and if you would leave me some love, many thanks before. Hugs, Monika

  7. Fabulous card and you've incorporated all your 70 year olds interests too. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Challenges this week

  8. What a neat card, I love the ribbon wreath. Great card for the young man!! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner.

  9. oh I love what you have done with the ribbon...thats so unusual
    gives a great dimension to the card

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Melxxx

  10. What a creative way of using a ribbon! Love this project! I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  11. That Ribbon wreath is awesome! I think it's perfect for any guy card, especially for someone with such interests! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Designs Challenge Blog. We hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments DT

  12. I just love this card, especially that wooden fiddle, it's so cute! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  13. Very cool card!!! Love the musical connection!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “For the Guys” challenge!! I have some newly released products as candy on my blog if you are interested. :) :)
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s 2 Step BLOG Candy

  14. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  15. Hi Wendy love the wreath and great idea, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week

  16. This is a great card, and I really love your ribbon wreath! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize The Birthday :)

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  18. love your card! I have just seen it at Seize the birthday? How did you do the wreath? TFS


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