Thursday 1 November 2012

A star is born!

Happy Halloween to all my blogging friends!
I'm back in Christmas mode as that is what the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is all about. They are asking for a shaped card with a reindeer or two but definitely not a square or rectangle.
I love making unusual folded cards and Marianne has some fabulous tutorials on her blog and I have chosen to make a STAR card, come and see:)

This takes 2 sheets of 6 x 6 paper,  I have used Bo Bunny, and the instructions on Marianne's blog are a doddle! I cut a doily with a fiskars punch and coloured it with gold paste. The topper was cut on my Silhouette and the stamp is from a set that I bought in Michaels  in Nova Scotia. I stamped it in SU Wild Wasabi and added glitter with my quickie glue pen. a few red gems and a peeloff finish it off.The greeting can be on the back on a die cut.
My Craft Stamper magazine arrived this morning and there I am in all my glory on page 59, or rather my card is!! Very exciting and it's one I did using Chrissie's, of Less is More fame,  stamp she designed that came with the September issue. Because it was published I get a fab Crafty Individuals stamp of the London skyline! So that's my 15 minutes of fame over:)
I'd like to welcome Julia, my latest follower and thank you in anticipation of any comments you may leave:) I love to return the visit.


Naomi said...

Valerie, this is beautiful!

Rebecca Hoy said...

Lovely card, great use of folding to make the card shape.
Thanks for playing along with crafty cardmakers this week, Rebecca x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous design and so different. This will definitely stand out from the crowd on a crowded mantle at Christmas.
Congratulations!!! I don't get CS so won't see your published art but so thrilled for you. I am sure it won't be the last you are in the pages of CS.
Enjoy the free CI stamp, cannot wait to see what you create with it.

Suze Bain said...

A stunning card Valerie, I'm definitely going to check out the folding tutorial. Big congrats on being featured in CS too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Christine said...

It looks so good Valerie! A real beauty!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your folded card Val...could be a project for our club! Such a great idea and love your papers


Unknown said...

Really different card Val. Love the Michael's stamp. Congrats on your card being published.

Karen x

Meggymay said...

Wow, a fabulous shaped card, love the reindeer as well. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.
Yvonne x

Mynn xx said...

Congrats on the win! How exciting! Thanks for joining us at CCM with this amazing card as well! FABULOUS! :)

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a beautiful card. I would never have thought of making a star shaped card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Val - I'm so excited for you about having your card published - and using Chrisssie's stamp too! I shall have to look out for that! Your star shaped card today is gorgeous and unusual and I love that you stamped the reindeer in green. Vicky x

Viv said...

Hi Val, oh my and published too, well done our Val!!!Great card here too, love it. Have a lovely time with Charlie and Chrissie too :) Viv xx

Sasha said...

Hi Val,
I love making unusual folded cards, too...yours looks fabulous!! I love the papers, doily and your fab stamping/colouring. Such great news about your card being published, too...well done you! xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is just breathtaking Valerie!!!!! Stunning card and I love the design and the gorgeous reindeer!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!

Cards By MI said...

So lovely! Fun shape and a really lovely looking reindeer. Fabby work! Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this time.
Love n hugs

Lin said...

Just stunning! You may have thought it a doddle, but the end result looks very, very clever.

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with this fabulous creation.

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

well look at you then !!!! Huge congratulations Valerie I'm so pleased for you , unfortunately I cant get it here in Greece but I bet it looks fab. Well what an outstanding card looks really tricky to me and totally gorgeous... can I have your autograph.


Tracey said...

This is stunning Valerie! I have never seen a card shaped like this before. I will have to search for the tutorial and give it a try. I love the papers you chose and the red really sets the whole thing off. Thanks for joining in my challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers! Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Tracey said...

P. S. Congrats on being published in a magazine!! You must be so proud.


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