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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Christmas Card Club - Star of Wonder

Another fortnight so it must be time for another Christmas Card Club challenge and this time it is my challenge. I aimed for something a bit different but then wish I hadn't as I've really struggled with Star of Wonder. What was I thinking!!!!! Martin suggested a pick of George Clooney as an alternative although I think secretly he was meaning himself as he is in jest referred to as George Clueknee on occasion.

However I've persevered and have come up with this card using the fab 'star' from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. The stars, stipples and sentiments are from Holly Jolly Greetings and Crazy About You sets.

I started the card by embossing the big star with clear embossing powder and then used a sponge to add layers of ink onto a piece of Stampin Up  whisper white card.  I started with the palest colour soft sky and then moved through the shades of pool party, marina mist, dapper denim and ending with night of navy.  I also used the night of navy marker to gently put colour on the very edge of the card.  Using my embossing buddy I finally added some stars and stipples in versa mark and then embossed with silver.  The design is then matted onto night of navy card and then on a pool party base.

What do you think of the ruched new ribbon in dapper denim and the cute enamel stars?

Having realised I was struggling I added  a let out for the challenge of anything goes so you might see some different themes from the ladies, but they are so organised they probably had theirs done weeks ago and maybe more stars. Do take a look around as we all have very different styles and I'm sure you'll find some inspiration.

Have a great Sunday, and don't forget if you are in Hampshire come and see us at the Sincerely Yours craft show at the Mountbatten centre 10am to 3.30pm.



  1. This looks terrific Zoe. Lots of stars here! I alwasy like blue for Christmas cards.Got back late afternoon yesterday but I will get on tomy card as soon as I can. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Stunning card Zoe. Love that stamp. Thank you for choosing our theme this fortnight. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Hi Zoe
    Stunning card... Love it ... Thanks for the challenge....
    Hugs Sylvie x

  4. Great card Zoe and a fun challenge hope you have had a good day,we are just in from our christening and so tired,sorry to be late commenting xxxx

  5. Hi Zoe, fabulous card beautifully designed, thanks for the challenge, it really had delving in my brain and craft stash, enjoyedit all the same, Kate x

  6. Lucky you to be enjoying a crafty show! This is one fab shining star. Love that it is the focal point on this marvelous blue sky & starry night. I DO like the ruched ribbon very much. Thanks for a great challenge theme, and have fun while you're away. TFS & Hugs

  7. This is really pretty, Zoe. The star is superb and love that background you created.

  8. Love , love love the way you have created your background. Star is certainly the finishing touch. Sorry I'm a day late with mine. I'm rife with internet issues at the moment. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. A wonderful stamp and gorgeous card, your theme was a great one but I just couldn't find anything suitable so I chickened out and went with the anything goes choice.

  10. Thanks Ladies I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge whichever themed you picked. I love the variety it created with stunning cards all round. Until next time...... Zx

  11. Had to laugh at you struggling with your own challenge Zoe...think we've all done that at some point! Love what you've made, that die is gorgeous. Thanks for a great challenge. Carol x
    PS Sorry I'm so late commenting!


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