Sunday, 27 November 2016

Still gazing at the stars

Hello, today is my 2nd inspiration piece for our "Stars" challenge over at Country View. You still have 3 more days to get your entries in and all the details can be see here. There is a chance to win a £20 voucher over at Country View Crafts which always has free postage so it's a great win.

We have finally had some wintry weather after our glorious autumn and many of my walks take place now in the dusk. The fowl on the ponds never seem to mind the weather.

For my first piece at the beginning of the challenge I used my Lavinia fairy and some unusual distress ink colours. Today I am sharing a Christmas card, I have used the same colours  but created a much darker piece. This time I have used darker shades as an under wash
and I then used yellow through my star die as well as some star stamping . I also added some Frantage to create snow.
I then stamped on my fairy and added a Tim die cut. I also stickled her wings for extra sparkle and added glossy accents to the moon,
Here is my finished Christmas card
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Mod Squad 3/3 sparkle it up
Simon says stamp Monday 2/5 Triotastic ..3 of something I used 3 colours of, white and Kraft
Noor UK Winter
Uniko Christmas
Fashionable Stamping 3/3 tis the season
Addicted to stamps and More anything goes
Moving along with the times anything goes with Christmas
Time out Christmas with optional twist of glimmer/shimmer..I have lots of shimmer on my starry card.
Simon Says stamp Monday Christmas to die for my sentiment is die cut
Rudolf DaysNovember

It is my last few days of making for Dotty's Christmas market where I will be selling my handmade cards and jewellery. Please spread the word to friends and family and if you are in the area do pop in and say would be lovely to see you. The address is 108 Carshalton High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3AE and I will be there from 11am.

Thanks for visiting today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. There's lots of inky loveliness going on here Jane and I really like the effect of the stars too. A very beautiful and artistic card. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  2. Hi Jane,
    what a wonderful card and such a great and lovely design.
    Lots of wonderful texture and lovely colour too.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  3. A very richly coloured and decorative starry card, perfect for the sparkly season! Happy Sunday Jane.
    Helen xox

  4. Once again lovely colour combinations Jane...quite magical.
    I'm sure your cards will be a big hit at the Christmas Market, quite sure!!!
    Happy Sunday my friend,
    V x

  5. What a gorgeous night sky Jane! I love the fairie and the sparkle!

  6. Love that sky ! Fantastic !
    Corrie x

  7. Your card makes me think of a fireworks filled sky! I enjoyed seeing your swan again. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Hi Jane thanks for joining us at MAWTT with this gorgeous card. Great design and wow colours. Zx

  9. awesome work Jane - really wonderful xx

  10. Fabulous card Jane. Love the wonderful colours and magical feel of it. Thanks for joining us at the Rudolph Days challenge xx

  11. So festive! And this is one of my favorite Lavinia stamps... Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  12. Beautiful! I've always been fond of stars and fairies :)

  13. Your card is lovely Jane -- best wishes for good sales at the Christmas Market!
    Sandy xx

  14. Just magical, love the colours.

  15. This is a beautiful card Dotty and the background is just full of pretty touches. I love the yellow stars and the pretty fairy swinging on the star. Good luck with the Christmas Market. I would have been able to come to it as I used to live in Caterham, but now live in Somerset which is just a bit further Thank you for joining in with the November Rudolph Days Challenge. x

  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  17. Jane, what an awesome card. Love your background. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  18. This is beautiful! This could be great for a Vhristmas card, birthday card or just it.

  19. Beautiful card Jane! The background turned out amazing, I love the white pattern, it almost looks like a cloud of fairy dust!! Wonderful photos of your pond. I do believe our ducks and geese have moved on now, though I haven't been to the lake for a while. hugs :)

  20. Sparkling, fun and festive card Jane and great to see you playing along with us at Uniko this month. Sarah

  21. ooooh i just love that inky background!!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  22. Beautiful card, Jane! I like the idea using Frantage for creating snow!
    xxx Evelyn

  23. Thanks so much for sharing the process of creating that lovely background! Beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

  24. Hope you did well at your card sale! I know it is a lot of work to prepare.

    Your card is so pretty. Loved the walkthrough of the steps.
    The fairy looks fabulous on that beautiful background you created.

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

  25. Lovely background, love the colors and stars, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

  26. Simply stunning, so much work and detail. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. My apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x


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