It's time to get all festive again with my Merry Monday make for the latest challenge.
The theme for this week is ......
This was a tough one for me ..... I don't do country charm I'm afraid, Kraft card is about as rustic as I get ..... and the sewing machine well, that hasn't seen the light of day for a while!!! (hubby will tell you ...... it's in the cupboard, along with the ice cream maker, bought on a whim and never used ...... well actually the ice cream maker did get used on occasion ..... it just took up too much space in the freezer!!! And the sewing machine will get used - eventually!! ..... but I digress)
Anyhow...... this is the best I could come up with for this week
I've got the button part of the challenge on there ...... a pretty little wooden snowflake tied with white thread
(I have this thing about 'naked' buttons ..... I have to tie thread or ribbon through the holes)
The stitching part was done by hand .... with a white gel pen!
The pretty snowflake flourish was one of the first rubber stamps I bought many moons ago, and is from Inkadinkadoo I think, the sentiment is by Butterfly Kisses. Both have been stamped onto Kraft cardstock using Versamark ink then embossed using a white embossing powder.
I also added a few more snowflakes to the design, just with the Versamark ink this time.
A touch of Fran-tage Chunky White Embossing Powder sprinkled around the card (I'd addicted to this stuff at the moment!), and some tiny red gems finish it all off
As always ..... I've done the inside to match .......
('Christmas Greetings' is by Clarity Stamps)
I've a busy week coming up next week. Early Thursday morning I'm flying across to the UK on the first trip of the year - yeah!! Only 5 more sleeps then it's off down to Nottingham, for the IndigoBlu Retreat. Three days of getting inky and messy with my craft buddies and the lovely, very talented Kay Halliwell-Sutton .... I cannot wait!! Don't worry I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
Thanks for popping by today ..... enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Cheerio until next time .....