Wednesday, 31 October 2012

...November release Day Two!

Right about now I should be introducing you to Compliments of the Season Two and the Vintage Christmas Background... I'll be back in a little while with my projects for those sets, but just so's my post looks purty I have a little more Yonder star for you...

I made a little rustic ornament using some of the cut files that will go with the Yonder star set, it's an oldie but goodie idea, simply because it's so fast! if you have an electronic cutter that is...I love the texture that the saw tooth edging gives, but if you were cutting this by hand, I'd go for straight lines to keep it fast.

I just stamped the star in SU Cherry Cobbler onto the cut out shapes and literally threw some distress ink (Brushed Corduroy, I believe) on with a stencil brush, I found this much faster than sponging each individual piece. Some twine and a little bead to give it weight....easy peasy lemon squeezy...This would also make an awesome gift adornment.

I threw together another card, to give you a better look at that big background stamp - Yonder Star Background. I stamped it in green on white and loved how fresh it was. Teamed it up with a sentiment from Yonder Star, and was tickled to discover that I could pick out details on the stamp in other colours when I used two of those fancy Distress Markers that everyone is raving about...expect to see more of this, I love how the little decorative detail is picked out in red between the green words. This was very easy with the markers.

DT ladies who are previewing the Compliments of the Season Two and Vintage Christmas Background sets are here, so pop on over and visit the gals while I wait for the sun to shine enough for me to photograph my projects for today!

hope it tickles!


  1. I love these the ornament is gorgeous as is the card. Caroline xxx

  2. Gorgeous star ornament Claire, and the quilt pattern makes such a lovely background or Focal point! These larger patterns are a fab idea, and great for a quick card too.

  3. Love your ornament and yep those Distress Markers are pretty nifty! : )

  4. So pretty Claire - Please do NOT get me started on more markers lol!!

  5. What a delightful ornament! The card is a wee bit of crafty goodness too!

  6. I think the Vintage Christmas background is just gorgeous and so versatile. Love the new fonts in the Compliments of the Season set. Looking forward to 2nd November :))))

  7. That dimensional star is so amazing, Claire! Love the colors you chose, rustic perfection. Your Christmas card is sooo pretty. I just love stamping that background, I have quite a few collected. I just kept taking out inks and going, "I like it in that color," "Oooo look at THAT color!" Good thing I was by myself, LOL!

  8. Oh I love your star ornament, love the sentiment on the card too.

  9. Gorgeous star! I love the unique sentiment~beautiful background too~

  10. Oh! I have just the place for that ornament!
    Gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the stencil brush tip - I'll have to try that. And I love how you say "I threw together...". These are anything but thrown together.

  11. Love both! Beautiful,rustic ornament.

  12. It may be an oldie but it's a GOODIE for a reason. It's fantastic!!
    Wonderful use for your new stamp.
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love the homespun feeling these stamps give! what a wonderful star!

  14. Beautiful projects...especially like the ornament!
    Paper Hugs,

  15. Gorgeous!!
    I LOVE that ornament...
    and with the edges like that...
    simply stunning!
    And the card...
    how I love that rustic, homey Christmas card...
    I can't wait to get these sets in my hands! :)

  16. Wow!! to bad I just now found this:( I would love to have that stamp set. Beautiful! TFS~


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