Tuesday 5 November 2013

A Flurry of festive crafting!

Well perhaps the flurry of festive crafting of this post title is overstating it just a little, but I made one card! After catching up with all the chores yesterday, I had a look at all the challenges online and found several that worked well together - 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown with an intriguing sketch from Louise, Dynamic Duos and Merry Mondays both with aqua and red colours schemes and Addicted to CAS and More with a CAS theme. Come and see:

I pasted strips of card stock onto my front panel, trimmed them with my sharp paper snips then cut an aperture into the panel using my circle framelits and magnetic board. I cut a frame from another piece of card stock and glued that over the top before adding a pierced border.

The smallest snowflake from Festive Flurry was stamped into the aperture and the centre decorated with a gem.

I inked up this wonderful Christmas sentiment from Delightful Dozen using markers before stamping so that I could highlight the word Christmas in red. Once I'd positioned it using my stamp-a-majig, the panel was attached to the card base with dimensionals.

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Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Other: Circles framelits, Big Shot, markers, Essentials piercing templates, Basic Rhinestones, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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It's going to be another really busy week this week as I'm expecting guests on Thursday so never mind a flurry of crafting, there's more likely to be a flurry of cleaning, list-making and cooking! There will continue to be a project here each day though - so I'll hope to see you tomorrow.

Enjoy Bonfire night if you're in the UK!



  1. Just fabulous Vicky, I love the colours and design.

  2. love the colours you have used and and this is a really cool design, very striking. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  3. Beautifully crisp, clean and perfectly stamped, as always, Vicky!

    Thank you for your kind words.....I am starting to feel much better xx

  4. Oh Vicky - this is absolutely stunning!! This is a super combination of challenges!! I love the colours. the sentiment and the tiny touch of bling! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT and ASM this week!

  5. Love this design and these colors.

  6. ANother great card the colours...


  7. WOW Vicky - what a great combo of the challenges. Awesome card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at both 52CCT and ATS&M.

  8. Vicki this is so gorgeous, I am really loving this colour combination. Thank you for the bday wishes!

  9. That's a very chic card, Vicky, love it.
    Yep, off to a bonfire later, hope it doesn't rain...
    Oh tell me about the pre-visitors clean-up - it's the only time I ever get my backside in gear to do housework! xxxx

  10. This is so striking Vicky! I love how you used the colours and created the aperture and frame! :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Lovely colour combo and layout Vicky. Enjoy your visitors it's always spurs one into a cleaning frenzy:)
    Val x

  12. Great card with great colors.. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

  13. Another really elegant card
    Rosie x

  14. Gorgeous colors, Vicky!!! I adore the fabulous bit of bling, too--the perfect amount! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! Hope you come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

  15. This is so pretty, Vicky! I love the framed aperture, the diagonal stripes and the piercing! Wonderful use of these colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  16. Beautiful graphic design! So crisp and clean!

  17. Fabulous card. Great combination of the 3 challenges to make this beauty. Thanks for joining us at The Dynamic Duos.

  18. Vicky!! I love this card!! I saw it @ Merry Monday & I wanted to pop by!! It's awesome!! :) :) These colors are my faves for the holidays!!
    ~~Nicole~~ :) :)

    I have some new candy on my blog if you are interested...

  19. What a bright and fun colour duo, it matches the bold contemporary sketch perfectly :0)
    Jenny x

  20. Vicky, a lovely display of the colors this week against the crisp, white background. Perfect stamping of the sentiment in two colors as well. Always enjoy your creations! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  21. What a great card. Love the fresh modern colours and design. Hope you have a lovely time with your guests x x

  22. A striking colour combo, the bright colours pop wonderfully against the crisp white! A very striking card Vicky - just beautiful - and the pierced border was the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along with us again at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  23. Very pretty card, Vicky! Love the snowflake, your layout and the sentiment is a perfect addition! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  24. I love the dimension you achieved by cutting out the opening to frame the snowflake and popping up that panel. The piercing finishes it off wonderfully! Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge at 52{C}CT!

  25. Wonderful card Vicky, this layout is great. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  26. Gorgeous card, Vicky! Love the pretty snowflake and the layout. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  27. So sorry for my late visit this time - I've not been well! This is a fabulous take on the sketch- love the red white and chilly blue combo, but mostly I love that snowflake, framed in the aperture. A snowflake is not a snowflake without a gem, I think! Gorgeous CAS Christmas card.Thanks for joining in with my sketch challenge at 52 CCT this week- glad you found it intriguing!

    Louise xx


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