Saturday 17 December 2011

A thank you with Musical Notes

"No, I haven't got time to do a challenge," I said grumpily when my husband asked if I'd be crafting this morning. But I couldn't resist a peek at Less is More, just to see what the challenge was this week (cards on a musical theme), and then an idea came into my head... so here's my card:

It was very fast to put together - the card base was swiped twice with my Music Notes wheel, the flowers were stamped over the top and the card finished with a sentiment.

I kept the musical score neutral with Sahara Sand ink and allowed the flowers to pop with Cherry Cobbler petals and Lucky Limeade stalks and stamens. I always like red florals for after-Christmas thank you cards as a nod to the season. These gorgeous blooms are from Everything Eleanor which contains a selection of the most beautiful flowers as well as a really useful flourish, two ornate labels and the cutest little bird!

I always like to show you my sentiments and this one from Thank You Kindly often comes out with my musical notes wheel because I can't resist the pun!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Thank You Kindly, Musical Notes wheel
Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Aqua painter, corner rounder, Lucky Limeade marker, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

An update on the carpet-fitting - we've now given up and told everyone to go away and leave us alone. It's been the most appalling experience with the fitters lying to us and walking out and generally behaving badly. Thankfully, we bought the carpet from John Lewis who couldn't be more helpful about sorting things out for us, but I just can't stand waiting any longer to get our house sorted for Christmas. We're all happy and healthy and will have a lovely time relaxing together, so what does it matter that two of the rooms still have the old carpet in them?!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend and aren't too busy! I'd better go off and get the rest of our decorations up and organise lunch - and there are still some cards to get done too...

See you on Monday!


  1. A beautiful card as always Vicky.

  2. It looks just gorgeous Vicky!
    I simply love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Very nice, love the touch of colour

    Seasons Greetings


  4. Absolutley lovely Vicky
    So glad you DID join us today
    thank you
    mandi LIM

  5. Gorgeous card. I'm off to attempt a card for this challenge too.

  6. Simply lovely Vicky! A beautiful card!

    We too had a problem with our carpet from John Lewis - the trouble is they contract out the work, and I expect they use the cheapest they can find. Hope you get it sorted soon.

  7. What great ideas on your blog,love this card.

  8. The card is gorgeous Vicky. Have emailed you
    M x

  9. Gorgeous!! Love the entire card.

  10. Gorgeous card, Vicky, so sorry about your carpet saga, but as you say, at least the family are all together and I'm sure your Christmas will be wonderful.

  11. Vicky - your card is just lovely. I love the pop of red in the flowers and the music and sentiment are just perfect together.

    Sorry that you're having such a horrible time with the carpets. I hope that everything is sorted soon. But you'll have a lovely Christmas with the family! Hugs, xx

  12. Wow! This is gorgeous and I love it!

  13. Just wonderful Vicky ... I really like the simplicity yet how the colours pop.

    Cheers, Karen

  14. Gorgeous musical card Vicky :0) I'm sorry you've had such a miserable experience at the hands of your carpet fitters, it's mean especially just before Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful week, Gay xx

  15. Lovely and simple! Great card.

  16. Hi Vicky
    Fabby music card the colour od the flowers....
    Hugs sylvie
    Will send you the Xmas Log Recipe....

  17. Hola vicky, what elegant card, the combo colours is fab and the sentiment is perfect with the image, gorgeous card, i love it.
    Very busy days for me, christmas eve in my house and 26 i travel to London, busy!!!
    Good luck with your carpet!
    A christmas hug from Palma

  18. This is a super stunning card!!! I just adore it :)

  19. Love the bright splash of colour on your predominatly white cards. Think I'll have to file this one away in the "grey matter" as Poirot always said. Helen (Sydney)

  20. Fab card again Vicky, what lovely flowers too.Hope you get the carpets sorted how annoying !!!!Happy Christmas & New Year also :O) Viv xx

  21. A fabulous card Vicky, the red flowers against the music are stunning.


  22. Beautiful, Vicky! I love those blooms...and the subtle background is perfect! I always enjoy that play on words!

  23. wonderful card with beautiful colors

  24. As usual a perfectly elegant card from you and the sentiment does fit it so well x

  25. This is stunning, Vicky! I had that music wheel on my last order and took it off at the last minute. I'm totally regretting that decision now!

  26. Vicky - this is so elegant and visually stunning - love it karen x

  27. What a lovely card Vicky! The flowers look so vibrant against the musical notes.

  28. Hi Vicky

    Gorgeous card those flowers really do pop over the subtle music stamp - totally gorgeous!



  29. Absolutely fabulous as always Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

  30. Beautiful thank you note. Love the gorgeous flowers. That's a shame about your carpets. We still have tradesmen in too and hopefully tomorrow will be finished. Like you I now want to be organised for Christmas. x

  31. This is totally beautiful Vicky! Love it! :)
    Lizy x

  32. Beautiful card, Vicky. I love how you've stamped the flower over the lines of music. Beautifully colored, too. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas! Ann

  33. I love it. It's simple but elegant.

  34. great cards, love the floral motif overlapping with musical notes. pretty :)

  35. gorgeous card , hope you dont mind I have borrowed the idea on my blog x


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