Friday, 16 May 2014

Christmas Star

I made this card for the current challenge over at Merry Monday, which is 'Stars':
And I made two cards the same while everything was out and scattered over the desk :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a layer of SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock, I love the freshness of this colour - from the 'Brights' range

- white card stock, cut slightly smaller than the turquoise background card and then a star die cut from the centre, using a die from MFT's plain stars set, before adding the white on top of the turquoise layer

- then I added the sentiment using a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set and a Memento 'Teal Zeal ink pad

- the filigree star was die cut from sparkly card using a Marianne Creatables die from the Christmas Baubles set number LR0183, then run through the Xyron before being popped into the centre of the turquoise star

- finishing touch is a silver bow with a little silver bell dangling from it

It's Friday today so I bet many of you are breathing a big sigh of relief ready for the weekend, let's hope the fine weather continues. Here in the UK it's been lovely for a few days! Almost time to ditch the vests and liberty bodices girls :)

Di
x

31 comments:

Sue said...

This is lovely Di :)gorgeous colours too. My face is still bright red from being in the garden lol but it's nice to get it all done..huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Oh, Di, this is gorgeous! Love the sparkle and blue! Great idea to do 2 while your at it! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The colors are gorgeous and love the little bell!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday, Di!

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE the turquoise blue and silver...never thought of using those two colors for a Christmas card! And your sparkly star is gorgeous! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

Greta said...

Love the color & your layered stars, Di! I still need to get a card made for the challenge--you've reminded me to get on the ball!

SARN said...

What a GORGEOUS Christmas card Di. Absolutely LOVE it.

Well - it was beautiful weather Wed & Thurs and WONDERFUL today YIPPEEEE.

Happy weekend hugs going you way, Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Very pretty card Di. Hope you have a fab weekend.
Hugs
Caz x

Mrs A. said...

I have my bikini op on as we speak. Will you please stop m

Elizabeth said...

Another fab card Di, I like the turquoise with white and your star is lovely. Here in Ayrshire we've been having lots of bright spells interspersed with cloudy showery spells ... fairly typical Scottish weather in fact ... but the May flowers are out so time to 'cast a clout' as the saying goes :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

You can also tell I'm on my iPad. This thing has a mind of its own. Wot I wos gonna say before I got so rudely interrupted was please stop making these 'c' cards cos I can't keeps up with yer. This one is lovely and sparkly . Love dat turquoise card too. Hugs Mrs a.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss! Not sure about a chickin in a bikini top though! Hmmmn!
xx

scrappymo! said...

On iPhone so excuse spelling etc.
Wonderful card...love the way the star sits in the reverse die cut!
Will visit the playground to comment once up at the lake Saturday night as I will finally have computer!!!! Yay!!

Joanne Wragg said...

A lovely clean and simple card but very stylish at the same time. Well done Di just gorgeous x

kanda said...

Gorgous card Di. very classy and wonderful colour combo xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

The blue, white and silver is a stunning combination.

Julie C. said...

Love the turquoise and silver combo. Very stylish card, Di! Enjoy the sunshine while we have it!! ^_^

Kathleen said...

Simple and classy, looks brilliant.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

So lovely and elegant is your card Di loving the colour and star too!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. I love the delicate star.

Marie B. said...

Wonderful card! Love the color tones! :)

Carol L said...

This is so beautiful Di! I love the colors, sparkle, and especially that little bell charm! Sweet!

Darnell J Knauss said...

And a stunning star it is, Di! Pure and perfect in every way! Enjoy the lovely sunny weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Eve said...

Love your fabulous card Di - cool colour and sparkle - gorgeous!

I must admit that I had to Google 'Liberty bodice'!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.
xx

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous, you glittery star! - Darn, I just missed the deadline for the last Snippets Playground.... I think this is a first in many week that I did not link up anything - that will not happen again! Enjoy your weekend, Di - hopefully you are having equally nice spring weather just as we have here in NJ!

Kathyk said...

Just fabulous, simple/classy/elegant - your choice!

Kathyk

Hazel said...

Love this - beautiful star - and excellent to make two while the stuff is out - could link for CHNC extra for May - would love to see it there. x

Vikki Ryan said...

This is a very nice card Di. I love your filigree star!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ... love the colour. xx

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Diane, your star is stunning.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Di! I love that sparkly star. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Love the star in the star and that bell is very cute.