Sunday 27 October 2013

A twiney bit of Festive Flurry!

I meant to get this card posted yesterday but by the time I got round to finishing the chores and settling in at the Crafting Square Metre, it was already dark! Oh well, dark evenings are something we're going to have to get used to for a while now that the clocks have gone back and dark evenings make me think of Christmas: cinnamon smells coming from the kitchen, roaring fires, cosy throws and cushions - and definitely a kraft and red colour scheme. Twine is the natural partner to that and since Less is More's challenge this week is to use twine, and a christmas card is required for Sandra's Rudolph Day, I was off! Come and see:

I used Crumb Cake card stock (that's the tempting name Stampin' Up have come up with for kraft!) for my card base and panel. The edges of the panel were swiped with a Whisper White craft ink pad and then I stamped the centre with a folksy snowflake from Festive Flurry in Real Red.

Now for the twine: using my piercing tool, I poked some holes in the snowflake and threaded some linen thread through them. It makes for a rustic, textured effect and some twinkling gems provide a nice contrast.

The card is finished with  and a sentiment from Remembering Christmas which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

There are framelits which coordinate with the snowflakes in Festive Flurry but if you're not fussed about cutting them out why not have a look at the Snowflake Soirée set? It's one of 25 beautiful stamp sets that have been discounted by 25% as part of Stampin' Up's anniversary celebrations, and at only £16.46 for the cling mount set it's a bit of a bargain! But that's not all - if you use my special code FWRY 6ZXV in my online shop, you could be in with a chance of winning at least £25 of freebies when the promotion ends tomorrow!

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Remembering Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Other: Linen thread, piercing tool and mat, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig, versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool

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While I've been typing this I've been listening to my youngest son playing on his xbox. You never know what you might be getting with him - last week it was "Oh my goodness - there's a sheep in the enchanting room!", this week it's "No! Don't give Joseph a flame thrower!" Do I worry about the impact of gaming on his personality? Er no!

I'll be back tomorrow - hope to see you then.



  1. Wonderful Festive Flurry card. Love the colour combo and the twine is a GREAT idea!

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Sarn xxx

  2. Really really like that Vicky!

  3. I just love this fab colour combo Vicky and you have done magic with ever!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. Vicky I love your card, it's simple but to effective. I love the use of twine and colours.

  5. Beautiful card - I never think to stamp my snowflakes in anything other than blue but your card shows how great other colours can look!

  6. This is absolutely super! I love the way you've used the twine and the kraft, red and white is just classic! Great card!

  7. Oh wow!!! Your card is beautiful!!! And thé idea and use of the twine is so clever ;)

  8. So beautiful Vicky! The twine is an inspired idea and one I'll definitely be using.

  9. Absolutely stunning card. The red on the kraft card works beautifully. I really like how you edged the panel with white, and the stitching with twine is gorgeous. Wow, wow, wow! x x

  10. Now that is a very clever idea on using twine and one that i would definitely use thanks for the tip! x

  11. Vicky .....this is stunning! Just the right amount of bling.

  12. Carry on your description.... I was there with you in the house :0)
    This is full of rustic Christmas charm, love the twine and gems so perfectly placed :0)

  13. Oh Vicky, this is just brilliant! So clever the way you used the twine too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  14. Simply beautiful and elegant!

  15. Kraft & red - always a winning color combo. Just awestruck by your idea to do the embroidery with the twine. Such a wonderful rustic touch, and absolutely great with your color combo & this beautiful snowflake. TFS & Hugs

  16. This is so stunning. I am a big lover of Kraft so it calls out to me. I really like the way you punched the holes and sewed the linen thread through. It is a great contrast with the jewels!


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