Thursday, December 22, 2011


You would of thought with all the drama of the Christmas Crackers that life may have returned to normal but then I decided to have a go with the Less is More Music challenge.
Now how could this simple card cause so much drama. I thought my Magnolia tree would look fabulous using the music stamp that had the words of a Christmas Carol behind it.
So first I looked in my two really useful boxes of stamps for it, can someone tell me why when you unpack stuff it never goes back the way it did and you end up with stuff that don't fit back in the box!
Maybe its with the other large background stamps that I have in tall chest of drawers in my craft room. First I have to move stuff thats in front of the lower drawers. By the time I had all of them out I realised that maybe I didn't have this stamp at all although I can see it so clearly in my head.
Oh yes eventually it dawned on me its not my stamp its my Sister's and although I've borrowed it in the past.
So I had to use a music embossing folder, sorry but its just not the way I imagined and I've remedy the fact I don't have a music back ground stamp!
Well I don't think this one will make top 3 but thanks LIM girls for picking my card the other week.


Anne said...

Think you're needing a few days r&r Debby! Gorgeous card whatever you've used though. Hugs x

Brigitte said...

WOW, you might not like it but I LOVE it!!! Happy holidays! Hugs Brigitte

Donna Mosley said...

This is fab Debby, so elegant. Love the music embossing.

Donna x

Marja Rolfes said...

Another beautiful Christmascard Debby!
Well done!!!!!!!
Dutch Tulip

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card Debby.....LOoks a winner to me! LOve that Folder.

Kelly Schelske said...

I think it looks wonderful! I know sometimes in our minds we have a different vision and when things don;t go as planned we are never really happy, but honestly Debby, this is gorgeous!

Mary J said...

That is wonderful Debby! Great use of white space and lvoe the touch of green!

Daniele said...

I like the contrast between the tree and the embossed background Debby works really well

Kathleen said...

Well I think this is brilliant and I as sure it couldn't look any better with the music stamp. Love it.

Kath x

Judi said...

I actually think it's BRILLIANT Debby! Even if you didn't have the stamp you wanted to use, in fact it made me laugh, as I've often hunted the house down looking for craft bits that I KNOW I've got, and then not found them until after the event, so it's good to know it's now just me who's a bit loopy!


Judi x

Mandi said...

Well I think it;s terrific [as ever] Debby
The embossing makes for a perfect backdrop and very LIM!

thanks so much

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Debby, love the embossing folder :o)

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas! Lisa x

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Love the embossing! hugs Juls

Catherine said...

This is great! Love how you have layered up the tree! Merry Christmas...

Marian said...

Je kerstkaart is prachtig en je kaart hieronder ook heel mooi prachtige stempel

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Debby, this is gorgeous and right up my street, I love it. Thanks for having such a lovely blog and Happy Christmas.


coldwaters2 said...

Simply gorgeous card Debby that embossed background is super and I love that little tree, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

Beautiful Christmas card Debby. Merry Christmas, hugs Teresa xx

pinky said...

What an amazing card debby. I love it. Hope you have a very happy Christmas. Hugs

Lisa Jane said...

I love this card .. the embossed background looks fabulous
Lisa x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debby,
I love this embossing folder/ This is a beautiful card.
Fiona x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie do you know what I think this works better than the music stamp, it really is beautiful & altho I'm crap at LIM cards.....yeah I have to admit it hun lol!! This I absolutely love & to me it soooo deserves top 3....I would be proud as punch of this!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Debby.
Wendy xx

Fleur said...

A fab card Debby
Happy Christmas Hugz Fleur xXx

Suzi Mac said...

I love this to bits, the embossing folder is fantastic as is the tree, I think it's a stunning card Debby. Wishing you and your family a Christmas full of Joy.
Suzi x

Rufus said...

Oh yes, been there and done that! Turn the entire studio upside down only to realize, oh yes, I gave that away or I borrowed that! Still, even though it might not be what you originally envisioned, it's lovely!!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is a beautiful white on white card regardless of how you finally 'got there'. This is a great embossing folder. I know the feeling all too well, my craft space needs a serious tidy up, then I too will find my lost stamps! Happy Christmas. Love Sheila x

Melodie said...

Hi Debby, I did not understand everything, but the card I find it beautiful.

Sandra1968 said...

A great CAS card, even with the embossing ;-)
Hugs, Sandra

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chrissie said...

This is just super Debby, I love the delicate colouring on the tree.
Thanks so much and Happy Christmas
"Less is More"

downrightcrafty said...

stunning Debby so elegant and love the added little tree
Hugs Kate xx

Kathyk said...

Simply fabulous

Seasns Greetings


Karen said...

Lovely card - that embossed panel is gorgeous and I adore that little tree too! Karen x

Lynne said...

I love this Debby. That EF is fabulous and I love your little tree.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Lynne xxx