Saturday, 8 March 2014

Country charm .... ???

Happy Saturday evening,

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 .....



  1. The dot-dot-dash makes a lovely stitched border! I love the kraft, white, and touch of red. Excellent card!

  2. Great job at representing the stitching, Linda! And the kraft paper lends the perfect rustic, country charm to your card :o)

  3. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday Linda. Love your sweet snowflake button and your faux stitching.

  4. What a beautiful card! I love it! Your faux stitching is awesome and I love the snowflake button. Great job!!!

  5. Fantastic card Linda, I love your take on this challenge. Thank you joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. Although you struggled with this challenge, Linda, I feel you totally nailed it! I love the kraft, white stitching (even if it's faux), and those stamps are awesome! WTG! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. A stunning card Linda, I love the Kraft with the white embossing, really beautiful. Anne xx

  8. What a darling little snowflake adorned with a tiny bow! Thanks so much for playing Merry Monday this week!

  9. Are you kidding, Linda? I think you may have another winner on your hands! Four layers of country charm all wrapped up in the coolest snowflake button and bow. This card is scrumptious inside and out!! If I don't cybertalk to you again before you go, have a blast at the Retreat!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. I LOVE this card! The button is delightful with that swirl behind it and the Frantage and red stones finish it beautifully! You did a great job with the sewing too! Thanks, Linda, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  11. This is such a lovely card stunning great take on the challenge.

  12. Was I right, or what?! Yippee! Another win for you, Linda!!! Hugs, Darnell


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