Saturday, 26 October 2013

Stringing along

At 'Less is More' this week the challenge is to use string or twine.
Here are some flowers made from Stampin' Up twine. It's a perfect thickness and texture for this technique.
The roundels are made by sticking pins into a circle of card and weaving the twine round them! If I find the tutorial I followed to make them I will add it to this post.

This is tied into a really flat knot, it's a great embellishment to add to a card for a chap!
Here's another card using the same knot!

 This one has a Stampin' Up image, clear embossed and then inked over the top using Sponge Daubers.
This week we've been staying with  our son and his wife for a few days, it was lovely to see them, we don't get to see them often enough. Bury St Edmunds is quite a journey from here, but in the New Year they'll be moving to the south coast, as David will be joining a practice in Worthing, so that will be wonderful! Hopefully we'll see much more of them!


  1. Oh WOW!

    Three stunning card Chrissie. No favourite I love them all.

    Many many years ago I made similar flowers with a loom, which I had kept it now. Will keep an eye out for a tutorial and have a go too.

    Love how you have tied the knots, perfect for a sea themed card.

    Love Sheila x

    P.S. Still no blog! Our laptop is on the way out and am reluctant to set one up and then have to move it all.

  2. What a fabulous selection of cards! I really like the white and kraft and pretty flowers, but my favourite is the last one with the boat! Do like the flat knot too!

    Super theme for the week!

  3. It is amazing how many times you choose my favorite of something~ I love the twine flower [had no success making it thank you very much] and I also love the sailor knot [I did have success with that one anyway~] Lovely cards -- fun challenge!!

  4. Great cards Chrissie, excellent flat knots.

  5. Super cards Chrissie, love the flat knots.

  6. These are all so great!

  7. Beautiful cards, Chrissie! I love your Rondels so much, and your sailor's knots look fab!

  8. Simply amazing cards! Those flat knots are so cool. I'll have to find a tutorial on them... All of these are delightful. Bev

  9. Fab use of the twine - love them both!

  10. I like it, lovely, oh, very nice and then BAM, WOWZA! Chrissie, these are all so well done, but you went to the moon and back with that sailboat, girl! Holy Toledo Ohio, already!! So pinning!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Oh I love those twine flowers! So cute. And that knot is fabulous.. perfect to help make the card mailable.

  12. These are all beautiful cards Chrissie! I think my favourite is the last one...I love the emboss resist effect...I must use it more!
    Lizy xx

  13. As usual these cards are beautiful Chrissie. I wish that I could tie knots like that!
    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate your comments when I play along with LIM - it is very kind of you to take so much trouble. I am not very good at leaving comments I am afraid but I intend to improve!
    Margaret E x

  14. Loving all of these Chrissie, the twine flower is so pretty and I love the flat knot. Sorry I've missed a couple of challenges I hope to be back next week:) We were down on Mon and Tues looking after Charlie and left to go home at 4pm and got home at 9pm!!! By the time I got out of the car I was walking like an old lady:) So many accidents this week our end of the M25 , another one today and Enfield ends up gridlocked!
    Val x

  15. Wow so many lovely cards again Chrissie, how do you do it week after week ! So hard to choose a fav but maybe the boat one with the fabulous background and that perfect knot....maybe, all fab though :) Viv xx

  16. Wow, Chrissie, these twine flowers are just lovely and that flat knot is fabulous. The inking on your boat card is simply awesome, I completely adore it! Anita :)


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