Thursday 27 May 2021

Make Sweet Music Always & Forever


This wedding card is a commission for a very good friend and neighbour. This is for me the very best reason to make a card as it incorporates so many of the things the recipients like the most and of course the very best reason to make a card (for a romantic like me) a wedding.

The brief was Shabby Chic, wedding colours are navy, pale blue and pale pink. They like David Bowie, Star Wars and have a Bassett Hound.

Now if I am honest I thought I would not be able to include all that but got my thinking cap on and suggested a jukebox with records including their names, song titles and even included a nod to their dog and Star Wars with the Cantina Band. 

The jukebox is a clipart image from HiClipart. I coloured with Promarkers and added some pencil lines to the records and some silver gel marker.

The base of navy blue card has been covered with a pale blue paper from my stash which had a distressed painted effect on it. I tore the edges and roughed them up shabby chic style. I had the perfect ribbon & lace piece in my collection which accents the style.

The wedding sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva. Hannelie has hundreds of sentiments on her blog and is so generous with them. I have matted this on the Intricate Trellis die from Crafter's Companion and accented with some gems and paper flowers.

The base for the records is a digital stamp from Rhoda Design Studio. This is freebie that is still available to download. I used the main one with hearts to add the bride and groom's names. In my graphics program I created my own version with the same dimensions so it had a clear centre giving more space for text. You can see in the image below a closeup of the text on each one. This will make it so personal to Sarah & Stuart. All the music elements are popped up on foam pads.

The bottom sentiment is one I created myself. I have included here in JPG and PNG formats for you to download if you wish to. If you do use them I would be grateful if you could give credit to me and link back to my blog as I would love to see how you have used it.

I added some smaller paper flowers to frame the sentiment. 
The final touch was to punch some musical notes with an EK Sucess punch. The inside has a printed verse and I used punch to add 2 entwined hearts.

When I gave it to my friend she was absolutely delighted with it. It is the wedding on the 29th May and I really do hope Sarah & Stuart 'Make Sweet Music Always & Forever'

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Jukebox (HiClipart) & 45 Record (Rhoda Design Studio)

Digital Sentiment - On Your Wedding Day (Desert Diva) & My own freebie

Die - Intricate Trellis (Crafter’s Companion)

Punch - Musical Note (EK Success)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Ribbon/lace, self adhesive gems, paper flowers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. A personalised card like this is so very special, and something to be treasured by the recipients. Beautiful way to incorporate their colours and what's important to them, and fun too! Perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  2. What a clever wedding card Mandy! I'm sure the happy couple will treasure your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Thats another beautiful card Mandy.. I love what you have created with the number of dies. Thank You for playing along the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with the Dies.. DT Dhruvika @the_cardogram XOXO

  4. Such an awesome card!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
    Diana DT

  5. Wow fabulous card love all your embellishments and the design of it. Thanks for joining us TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Mandy, you never disappoint with your lovely designs and this one is no exception. So glad you joined us at The Inspiration Station and I like your intrepretation of the inspiration photo. I hope you'll join in again! Donna

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  8. What a fabulous fun card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  9. Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Love all the details you've added and such a clever idea to add the personal touches on the records- absolutely brilliant! Great colours and that sentiment is just perfect. Hugs, Karen x

  10. What a happy card great entry to our challenge at Inspiration Station thank you for joining us and good luck x

  11. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  12. What a super fun Weding card Mandy! I love all those little images making it very special. Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge. Stay safe! :)

  13. Cute and fun card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  14. What a fun card and special and bespoke for the lucky couple - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

  15. Groovy card Mandy! and I love all the jukebox elements, so cool! A great background too. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chains, happy crafting, Michelle DT x

  16. What a brilliant card; it's lovely that we can make cards to suit the recipients isn't it. The jukebox and records are fantastic and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  17. Wow,what a beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing your card at Paperminutes
    Heike DT

  18. Wonderful fun card, thanks again for playing our challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Leanne DT/KCC

  19. Very pretty wedding card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.

  20. What a sweet wedding card. I'm sure the recipient will love this and your creativity. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  21. Such a fabulous make hun, love the records! The personalization is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. Love this - what a great keepsake.

    Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge.

    Helen x

  23. Aw this is lovely! So fabulously retro!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  24. Such a fun and different wedding card, I love it. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles craft challenge (and sorry for late commenting). Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  25. Such a fun card for the special couple! They are sure to cherish this one personalized for them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  26. Lovely card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for


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