Monday 23 February 2015

Seeing Stars ........Proud to be Guest Designer again for Merry Monday

Happy Monday!

And what a great start to the week it is too!
I'm absolutely thrilled to be Guest Designer again over at Merry Monday.  I was chosen as the weekly winner for Challenge #145 .....  and that means I get to be part of the fabulous, talented design team for this week!  Always a pleasure.

For this weeks challenge Bonnie's chosen ....... STAR(S) as the theme

We'd like you to create a Christmas card with a Star on it ...... or Stars, the choice is up to you.

I've got some ideas to hopefully inspire you to join in the fun ..... see what you think

First up, a nice CAS design, which I think could be used for any occasion, not just Christmas, just change the words!

I stamped my sentiment across the centre of a piece of white card ........

Then using the Sizzix Bigz Die ..... Crescent Moon & Stars by Tim Holtz, I cut the stars from gold and silver glitter card, and arranged them top and bottom of my sentiment.

I added a few dots of fine glitter around the stars for a little added sparkle

Next up, I've made my STARS into hanging ornaments .......

I stamped the flourish (from Everything Eleanor by Stampin Up) using Crimson Red Versafine, and embossed with a clear sparkle powder

I arranged my stars underneath, and then drew in the lines to 'hang' them from the flourish using a clear Stardust gel pen

A few gems .......

....... and a festive sentiment (SU again) finish it all off

Finally ...... a STAR on top of a Christmas tree

CAS design again .... and so quick and easy to do.
I stamped the tree, in green.  Added the sentiment in red (very festive!)

Sprinkled a touch of Chunky White Embossing Powder (Fran-tage) over, and around the tree

And finished off with another of my glittery STARS on the top!

Don't forget about the inside ..... use your stars in there too

OK ..... now it's your turn.  Why not join in the fun and make a start on this years Christmas cards! I'm looking forward to seeing all your designs.

Thanks again to the team at Merry Monday for having me on board ..... it's been a real pleasure as always .... MWAH!!

And thanks to you for popping by ........ have a fantastic week.
I think mine's going to be a busy one .... as well as all the usual stuff, there's a trip to the dentist on the calender (looking forward to that ... not!!) And I really need to make a start on some serious packing (cupboards won't empty themselves!) ..... and no the garage didn't get done as planned yesterday (there's a surprise!) A drive out, and a trip to my favourite deli was much more fun! Oh well ...... there's still 4 weeks until we get the keys to the new place .... no need to panic just yet!

Cheerio until next time



Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful set of cards Linda, thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week.

Redanne said...

Not surprised they asked you to GD for them, your cards are always so beautiful and these are stunning - as ever! Good luck with the packing - our D2 is doing the same and we are staying well out of the way!! Hugs, Anne xx

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Great cards Linda, all so equally pretty! Thanks for being our guest this week!

Bonnie said...

Not one, not two, but THREE fabulous star cards, Linda! It's always such fun to have you join our team! Have a great week with some fun mixed in with the packing!

Cocofolies said...

Hi Linda! I'm your new follower via Blog'lovin! :D Yours cards are fantastic, these ones but also all the ones I looked at through a little tour on your blog... You do gorgeous projects.
Thanks so much for your support each time I'm entering in the Craft Stamper challenges, that's very kind to you and much appreciated. I will not be able to comment on each blogpost as I'm a working mum with young children (also some old ones but also young with 2 of 7 haha), but I will try to follow you at least from time to time as much as possible.
And I read you are going to move soon in a new home... Happy moving and good luck for packing!! :) Coco xx

Carol said...

Loved your tag for TIMI Challenge - the swirls and star card is gorgeous. Thanks for dropping by earlier today have a lovely evening and good luck packing - exciting stuff new home x said...

ooooohhhh - loving them all!!!!! Such perfect CAS cards!

Deanne :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your clean, crisp designs, Linda!! Simply gorgeous! Thrilled to have you as our Guest Designer at Merry Monday!

Karren said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous selection of star cards! I just love the CAS beauty that is your first card. The glitter dots make this card a 10 out of 10. It's great to have you join us as GD again.

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW, gorgeous cards Linda! I love them all. So great having you as GD this week!!!

Marie Bingaman said...

All 3 of these are great cards! :)

Lorraine said...

Oooh, I especially love the hanging stars. Great cards all!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty CAS card.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful! You have done an amazing Job with all of these!

Wendy said...

Very pretty cards, Linda! Just love all your pretty stars! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week! :)