Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Seeing stars

Hello and welcome to November. As it is the first of the month it is the day for my Country View Design team piece for our brand new challenge.  For this month the lovely Rachel has chosen the theme stars. It is the time of long dark nights when we start drawing the curtains earlier and earlier in the afternoon. Rachel's lovely theme of stars for this month's challenge is perfect to shine some light for us.  I really hope that lots of you can join us. You can enter anything crafty with no limitations to other challenges or the number times you can enter. You can win a £20 voucher too so it's win win in my books! All the details can be seen here

The weather is so mild at the moment and I still have fuchsia in full flower...long may it last. I love the dew on these beauties.

The clocks went back on Saturday night so we need all the light we possible can. I decided to make something very sparkly for my DT piece, a fairy Christmas card using some very non traditional Christmas colours. I added lots of sparkle too.

I made my background with distress stain and then added and ink through my Tim Holtz star stencil
I stamped my Lavinia fairy

I added a little blue and purple around the edges and my Noor Christmas star die cut. Then I replaced my stencil and added some sparkle medium for extra bling

and Stickles to her wings for even more shine for a snowy scene.

Here she is again after drying with a TH celebrate sentiment in glitter card to add that extra sparkle for Christmas. Do you think that up there with the fairies, these stars then fall as snowflakes on earth...I do ;0)
 I have used this colour way and stamp for my 2nd DT card which is coming up on 27 November. You will see how very different 2 designs can look. Stay tuned.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge  anything goes
                                       Sweet stamping inspired by a book or song I think mine is very  obvious..."When you wish upon a star" from Pinocchio ;0)
                                        Allsorts Let's made a start on Christmas
                                       Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes

Thanks for visiting. Happy November everyone and yes I can say it now...only 54 days til Christmas...are you ready ;0) 

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Beautiful card, Jane! You added many-many stars in many-many different ways! I love it! xx

  2. A really pretty image and Christmas card with the lovely Lavinia fairy Jane, many thanks for joining our Christmas theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. Lovely starry card Jane...with a sprinkling of star dust too! The fuchsia flowers are still looking lovely in your garden. Wishing you a happy November.
    Helen xox

  4. Awe what a pretty little fairy...I love her sparkly wings!!
    November has got off to a beautiful start here with amazing blue skies!
    In answer to your last question....no! ;)
    happy Tuesday my friend,
    V x

  5. Happy November Jane (I'm already noticing those dark evenings too much!)
    Beautiful card as always..such a pretty image :-)
    Susan x

  6. Good morning, Jane! Firstly, may I say thank you for the lovely comment you left over on my blog - I am feeling a bit down with everything that's going on in my little man's school life, so it was a real pick me up on his first day back...I just hope everything will be resolved by the staff and he can get on with a normal day.
    Anyway, I just love your inky backgrounds and this pretty star one is no exception - you get such depth to the layers using a single colour and of course you can never have too much sparkle...especially where fairies are concerned!
    And as for your last question...like V, I would have to say no! Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Fabulous card Jane...pretty and very textural too!

  8. What a beautiful card Jane. Love that fairy image with her wonderful glittery wings, and the background with the stars is just lovely!! It's so nice to still be seeing images of flowers, hopefully the nice weather holds out for you. hugs :)

  9. A beautiful card Jane - such a great background and then the wonderful glittery winged fairy! Jennie x

  10. Love the colours, love the bling, love the card. Xx

  11. Gorgeous flower and card, Jane! I've missed you! No, I'm not ready for xmas.. in fact I have to pack away our Halloween decor today and get the turkeys out! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. A beautiful card and your fuschia is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

  13. I love this Jane, gorgeous stars xx

  14. this is so beautiful Jane - love that starry background - the colour of my car - maybe I should get a paint job - lol!!! Beautiful work! Hugs rachel x

  15. A stellar make! Stars and glitter, what's not to like...

  16. So pretty and absolutely magical!
    sandy xx

  17. Beautiful card, Jane! This stamp is so lovely and your stary background is stunning!

  18. She is beautiful. Love all the stars and the glitter.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp X

  19. Hi Jane,
    Beautiful card!
    I love everything about it!

  20. Gorgeous card Jane, love the non-traditional Christmas colours and fairy adds some magic. Hugs Debsxx

  21. I love fairies and this is so very pretty with the glitter stardust. You captured the song really well

  22. Gorgeous card. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  23. That's beautiful Jane, love the colours, the images, everything is perfect x

  24. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 305 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

  25. I do like this fairy and stars combination. Yes, I am starting to get ready for 25 Dec. I have some new (vintage) Danish and Swedish linens, but you will have to wait and see them on ig.
    Happy first weekend in November....Had to smile at Vivienne's comments. 0-:

    Anne and family xx
    PlumCreek22 (PlumTrees22)

  26. Hello Jane,

    Hello November! Hello beautiful card! Love the fairy, that is perfect for many occasions. And you know pink old me - love those flowers!

    Happiness to your days!



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