Saturday, 28 July 2012

My Old Piano

I have sat down here and just realised that it is a whole week since my last post - this is completely unprecedented (except when I'm lying on a faraway beach - just 50 odd days to go but who's counting?????? LOL)
It has been a busy 7 days really - and once again I have been out all day today and another all day event tomorrow - I have made only a couple of things and have nearly finished something else but haven't been in enough during the day to take any decent pics.
But I thought I'd better scribble a few words in case you thought I'd given up blogging.. !
So here's a card I did some time ago and thought I'd share -
I used black pearlised cardstock and drew what I hope looks like the shape of a grand piano (!) then cut it out.
The notes are also cut from white and black pearly card. 

I printed sheet music direct onto vellum then clear embossed and placed it as extra page behind the piano lid.

Added a bit of black and white ribbon and in true Liberace/Elton John style a diamond buckle  and a clear sparkly gem for a bit of bling!

Not the most difficult thing to make but the musician recipient liked it a lot!

Challenges -
Fab 'n Funky - No Stamped images
Creative Card Crew - Use black cardstock
Papertake Weekly - Make your own - and I made my own 'piano'!
Card Crafters Circle - Clean and Simple

Know it's not much to share, hopefully will have a bit more time next week - thanks for not forgetting about me whilst I've been AWOL! Will try and get round to visiting you all over the next couple of days - Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


  1. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for joining in Creative Card Crew's challenge this fortnight and ... have fun on that beach!

  2. Love the piano Viv.
    Sorry we got the same MRI results. Would love to no what meds you take as mine are under review! Don't hold out much hope cos most of them make me ill!! I have General Arthritis (among other things) and just have to live with it. xx Jan

  3. Thank you for daring. Your card is great. It is so effective and simply stunning

  4. Lovely card. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at CCC. Hugs Elle

  5. I think its brilliant Viv love the piano shape and the gem slider is the perfect touch! x

  6. Brilliant card Viv, great drawing :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. it's such a cool card, my dear!!! Just reminds me of the piccie of "Willow" (was that his name?) on the elect. keyboard LOL!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Huggles, Alessandra

  8. so stunning viv.the design is brilliant :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Love that sheet music, fab card!

  10. Love the Grand Piano, its a fabulous card.
    Yvonne x

  11. What a great card, love everything about it. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  12. Gorgeous card Viv, very striking.
    Caz x

  13. OOOh I love this!! CLEVER BOOTS, love how you have displayed it too hunnie just beautiful xxxxxx

  14. wow this is just brilliant I love it
    thank you for joining us at fab n funky

    linda x

  15. This is a really great idea - love it! M x

  16. Such awesome card Viv! Great idea :)
    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

  17. Very impressive - love it!!!

  18. What a great idea..Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!

  19. Wow this is so cool and creative! Love love love it


  20. wow a right corker of a card...and so clever...fabulous card love it hugs sassxxxxxxxxxxxx

  21. Wow!!! What a card. It's fantastic.

    Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  22. I just spotted this card under the Top 3 at Creative Card Crew for last week and I had to drop by to 'say' how much I love it! Very clever shape and overall design! Hugs, Lesley

  23. Hi Viv,
    Thanks for playing in our Clean & Simple Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this beautiful card !!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  24. I love this ...OMG , my hubby plays the piano and beautifully , we have an electric one and I craft whilst he plays, its great ( except when he is playing something new and stops and starts all the time ) .
    I hope your throat/virus thing is getting better , they do tend to stay with us all lately.
    Anyway your card is wonderful Viv its so classy well done Hugs Elaine

  25. I love this! what a card to behold... thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle! I wish my walnut upright was an ebony baby grand!

  26. Clever, clever, clever and so creative. Love your piano and the keys.


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