Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Seeing stars at Christmas

It's just 2 weeks til Christmas now...we managed to get the trees up at the weekend and some of the decorations. Billy is still busy typing his post! My wreathes are up, this is the one on my studio door
 I also have these sweet bird lights which I bought in the sale after Christmas last year.
 They look all starry inside, so cute!
It is time for my 2nd design team piece to hopefully inspire you to join in with our "Stars" themed December challenge over at Country View.
 So obviously we would like to see all your crafting projects featuring stars. All the details can be found here
I decided to use my newest love in the stamping world, stamps by the delightful Tracy Easson who I had the pleasure to meet recently at a Country View Workshop. I used her
Star gazer set Morty Bottoms and Star gazer set Betsy Bottoms . I used a distress inky mop up piece of watercolour card and stamped Morty in place. I then added some more blue ink.
I then coloured him in with Zig watercolour pens.

 I also added some gold pen to the stars and his tie.
I stamped some of the words from the star gazer set onto card and cut them out. I also stamped the jar from that set and added crackle accents to it as I thought the little star would be trying to burst out to shine! I added some extra stars too.
Then I put everything together.

 Here is my Star Gazer
With a couple of close ups;

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

Pixie's snippets playground #367
Simon says stamp Mondays stars
Happy little stampers watercolour anything goes
Creative moments 2/3 anything goes
A gem of a challenge 2/3 anything goes
Creative artiste 2/3 anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it 2/3 December
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Sweet stampers 1/3 anything goes

 I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! Once again all the details for the December challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon with Billy's Christmas tree post 😸

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love your little birds!!
    What a cute card, just love the little image. :)
    Happy Wednesday my friend and thank you for your gorgeous card.
    V xxx

  2. So cute, Jane! Love the cracked glass, it's all in the details...

  3. That is so cute and so artistic! Bravo!!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Jane, I love everything about it! I can't wait for Billy's post now, it's like the official start of Chiristmas. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  5. Beautiful card, Jane! That little mouse is too cute!
    Your christmas decoration is amazing! The little lit up birds are lovely. They must look cozy by night =)
    Evelyn xxx

  6. Absolutely adorable Jane! What a cutie. Love your little lit up birds as well - so sweet. Come on Billy, speed up the typing! :) Dudley wrote that last sentence!


    Di xx

  7. This is such a beautiful piece! Love the watercolouring, and the touch of the cracked glass jar with the caught star - so cool! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  8. Großartig! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    LG Dreja

  9. What a stunning and cool card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  10. A fun and lovely scene, thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  11. This is really sweet,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  12. This looks fab ..... i love this little guy! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  13. He's gorgeous, thanks for joining in the fun at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Happy New Year, Elizabeth x


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