Saturday, 19 November 2016

Seeing Stars

Happy Saturday!
I have had a mammoth card making fest the last 2 days - day off tomorrow as I am travelling tonight to attend another Presentation in the Midlands, although I may get home tomorrow at a reasonable time - weather permitting!
We've had quite a bit of snow the last 2 days (one of the perils of living so high up!) and the window up here on the top floor is completely covered - although DH has been out this morning and says the roads on the lower levels are fine - we just have to negotiate down to the main road and the motorway!!

I bought these hessian stars last year and found them when looking for something else and I remembered a rustic style card I had seen which used a wooden star - hence an idea. I have no idea why I bought these excepting they were reduced! They are actually I think a little big for cards and probably were intended for a garland or something.

White linen card used as my base.
An Indigo Blu script stamps embossed in gold provided the background and I then randomly dabbed a paintbrush rubbed over an embossing pad to make the smudgy bits!
A couple of star stamps also embossed in gold.

The hessian star was simply stuck on using foam pads so it is a little raised from the card.

The two stars were die cuts which got a triple embossing treatment - serves them right - they were just laying there on the desk.....

I used some gold metallic embroidery thread - this thread was out of my Mum's embroidery stash - (I still have lots of colours left!) but there's something about gold and white that just shouts Christmas to me!!
The sentiment is from SU.
4 Crafty Chicks - Fabric
Crimbo Crackers - A/goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - A/Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Insp by Christmas Carol (Bright Star of Bethlehem - here
Stamplorations - Stamp and 3 (my 3 stars!)

Thanks for paying me a call today - hope you are warm and dry wherever you are! x😃


  1. Love the contrast between the rustic, textured star and the glitzy gold stars! Thanks for joining us at <a href=">Daring Cardmakers</a> this week!

  2. Hi Viv. Love your card...I do like the mix of hessian and gold....super. A star of a card!

  3. Such a beautiful textured card Viv. Love all the gold embossing and pretty hessian star.Hope the snow goes quickly too! we are clear of it for now thank heavens. How you still find time to make cards I will never know lol !hugs Viv xx

  4. So gorgeous Viv, love your design with the texture of that fab hessian star.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is a beautiful card Viv, love the hessian star on the embossed background.
    Yvonne xx

  6. This is so gorgeous Viv, I like the burlap star and the embossing
    Kevin xx

  7. Wow Viv this is beautiful. I love how you used the burlap and all the bits of gold, looks stunning. Its hard to imagine snow here as we are up in the high 30's each day.

  8. Fabulous design, love the gorgeous goodies here.xx {aNNie}

  9. The hessian star looks fabulous and I love the beautiful background. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  10. Beautiful work and wonderful textures and rich colours Viv. Some chance of excitement yesterday, but still top spot.

    B x

  11. This is just gorgeous,love the design and fab

  12. Cool and grungey and wonderful. LOVE THIS.
    Wishing you safe travelling. xxx

  13. This is a gorgeous looking rustic card. I love the hessian star with the gold Embossing. have a safe trip. hugs Mrs A.

  14. Fabulous! I'm struggling with my Christmas cards this year, just can't get motivated. This one is screaming at me to CASE it. X

  15. Ah! So rustic and elegant at the same time! Love the hessian star mixed with the gold and white background. Nice!!

  16. Fabulous make thank you for sharing with us at Craft this week and good luck

  17. GORGEOUS! Love your burlap star ... amazing all dressed up with gold accents. This is such a beautiful design Viv! xx

  18. Thanks so much for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful job.

    Leanne DT/4CC!

  19. Beautiful card! Love that fabric star, fits right in with our challenge this week! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!
    Nance, DT 4CC

  20. Sorry, I'm late, but so glad I made it to see your wonderfully designed Christmas card. I love the rustic look of the star combined with the very refined look of the gold stars and script. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hope you come back this week!

  21. This is just lovely - a combination of rustic charm and CAS. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  22. Love all the gold embossing details! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations! GDT- Jessica


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