Friday, 6 November 2015

Seeing Stars

Friday again! Off to Suffolk tomorrow - Presentation lunch is Sunday. It's another 5 hour drive so hoping the motorways are kind to us!
I am trying to be a bit  more organised this year and have been doing a few Christmas Cards whilst I have been at home - and it's given me a chance to just switch off from speeches and 'what am I going to wear this week'. Social media is the curse of the wardrobe!

I have done a lot of CAS cards and can't take the credit really for any of the designs as the images have been rattling round in my head so likely I saw them on Pinterest at some point when I was 'trawling'.

I made a couple of these using a previously unused star die - the star shapes are all different sizes so no doubt there will be more of them turning up on other cards.

Apart from having to wipe the dust from the sewing machine this was a really quick make and used up little bits of paper! (Which I confess I rescued from the bin on the desk..... am not sure that's the idea of using up snippets but hey ho!)
Risking visiting the Playground again - (and I hope someone else has cleared up all the dead rockets......)

I used Brilliance Rocket Red ink for the sentiment as it was a perfect match for the red star.

Snowflakes Promise - Winter/Christmas
City Crafter - Get Ready for Christmas
Fantastic Tuesday - A.Goes with Stars
Fab n Funky- Die Cuts/Punches
OLLCB - Embossing
Crafty Addicts - Die Cuts
Thanks for looking - have a great weekend! x


aussie aNNie said...

Very effective with that row of stitched stars and lovely embossing folder. I am sure I have this one too looks great. Enjoy your weekend Viv.xx
 { aNNie}

brenda said...

Hi Mrs Klopp,

Before I mention your card I have to tell you there is a lot of fallout from last night and lots of heavy heard from the hootch SARN 'made' me smuggle in, so tread carefully. But sure you card is perfect it's clean crisp and elegant.

Just come home down the M5 and A 14 to Cambridgeshire which I think is the route you will be taking, was awful driving in today's weather. But I made a nice early start, was at the NEC before the show opened and with a well organised shopping list away again by one (and spent out). Safe journey, it's a long one I know.

B x

An Occasional Genius said...

Now that is a wonderful idea for that embossing folder! Love the crisp red and white. Good luck with the wardrobe and the motorways xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Viv like your embossed background


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Viv,i like the embossing and the star border
Kevin xx

AlisonC said...

Really lovely and a clever idea. I like the white with just a splash of colour.

Di said...

Fabby card Viv, the sort I'd love to be able to make without getting the itches! LOVE it!

Still sweeping up the mess here - who knew a party of little girlies could cause so much mess and fallout! I Ooops, think I just spotted a squirrel with a rocket tied to his tail. That is soooooooo not funny! :(


Di xx

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Great colors and layout. Love the addition of the stitching on the stars. Thanks for joining the Crafty Addicts challenge.

Hettie said...

I like this Viv. great way of making the embossing folders fit our 7x5 cards better. I may have to CASE this if i may. I do like to see a bit of sewing on cards.
I tend to keep some of my nearly blunt needles for sewing paper on my machine so that i don't blunt my good needles.
PS thanks for the heads up on my other card.

SewPaperPaint said...

This is gorgeous, the embossing and the sewn stars are just wonderful together!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant idea and love it.
Have a great trip.

Kath x

Linby said...

Love how you used the embossing folder. Snippets from the bin - that's a new one!

Sally H said...

A very elegant and classy card, Viv! I love it

Marina said...

How daring of you to sew right through those stars! It looks great! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Jackie said...

Perfect CAS card Viv, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

OOH . . . this is cool Viv.

Yeah . . . all the Bonfire Party debris has now been cleared away! Colossal task, but we finished it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Alli Devine said...

Beautiful simple elegant card Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
Alli x

stempelfrida said...

Oh, I love your stiched-on stars! Such a great design piece. And the colours are great as well. Thank you so much for joining our CAS challenge at ATSM. Creative regards from stempelfrida

Unknown said...

What a beautiful CAS card, wish I could do CAS like this, it is so elegant, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations - best of luck xxxx

Pia S said...

The stitching is a fun and decorative design detail on this clever CAS design. Nice!!

applejack cards by sue said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Very elegant. Thank you for sharing this with us over at A Snowflakes Promise. Sue DT xx

Ros Crawford said...

So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Pat said...

This is a beautiful CAS card Viv and I love the script in the background with the line of stars and the machining gives it a great look. Love the red sentiment to finish too. x

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lovely card and love the colours. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Abbie ( Co Owner)