Sunday, 18 December 2011

Music is my first love.....

Once I saw the theme this week at Less Is More, I kept hearing the words to John Miles' amazing song - if you don't know it go listen HERE !! (Showing my age now aren't I? LOL)

Anyway back to the challenge - the theme (if you hadn't guessed) was Music.
From a 7 year old singing the second verse of 'In the Bleak Midwinter' solo at a school carol service to Handel's Messiah with the Merseyside Youth Orchestra at Manchester Free Trade Hall and the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool in my teens to listening to my wonderful OH playing his piano (and keyboards), music has been very special to me throughout my life.
So with my passion for music it is suprising that I possess very few musical stamps - but it didn't matter as I had already formulated in my head what I wanted to do - which is a first for me as usually I'm agonising for hours!! 

Random musical notes stamped round the edge of a 6 x 6 card.
The image (printed onto glossy white card) just shouts ' Joy' at me somehow - the sheer happiness of having music which makes you want to dance wherever you are and whatever the weather - and the sentiment seemed to fit perfectly.

Since I have taken the photo (light was going so rushed to snap the pic) - I have added some really tiny white gems to the points of the umbrella (I had some 'raindrop' shaped gems but they were far too big and looked ridiculous!!) - the tiny ones added just a touch of sparkle and hopefully look like raindrops!

24 comments:

Kathyk said...

Super duper card and loving the sentiment as well as the JOhn Miles reference!

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. This is beautiful, and I also know the song you are referring too. I love the background paper, it really highlights the image. Perfect.
Love Sandra xx

Annchen said...

fantastic!

June Nelson said...

Thats stunning and she has a figure the same as mine..............................twenty years ago lol how d ya get that sentiment on the same bit of paper as that lovely image thanks gorgeous xxx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, love that image
Super job Viv

Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Sally said...

I love this image & the sentiment is perfect. A stunning CAS design.
Sally x

Viv said...

Such a lovely card Viv,I adore music too.Happy Christmas & have a great New Year also :O) Viv xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, wonderful song :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissie said...

Viv, this is fab. I love the effect of the backdrop!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Hillie said...

You're card is also fantastic! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, the words are super.
Yvonne x

Jenni's Jems said...

What a stunning card ! x

Karen said...

Fabulous - reminds me of one of my favourite musical movies too! Karen x

Deborah Frings said...

This is super - music and dance!! Great card.

coops said...

wow this is stunning viv.i love the beautiful image and sentiment :D

xx coops xx

Carla said...

love your card and your sentiment!

Lynne said...

Fabulous!
Lynne xxx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

What a fun card. Strikingly beautiful.

Susan said...

What a fabulous sentiment...and a beautiful card!

Aileen said...

Lovely dramatic card. x

GinaA said...

Glorious card, made me want to dance.

Linby said...

What an evocative card-love it.
Linbyx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is fabulous!!

Great take on the challenge with a great image and sentiment.

Loved learning a little more about you too!

Love Jules xx

Zoechaos said...

Absolutely magical Love that stamp and your rain WOW XOXO Zoe