Sunday, 27 January 2013

Congratulations star!

Hi, this is my entry in this week's Less is More challenge.  I've only tried a few sketch challenges and this one looked simple enough for me.
Here are the details and the sketch: Join in at:
Sketch #8
This week we have a sketch for you drawn by Jen.
It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation ie that the band remains in the horizontal plane, in the lower part of the card and that it takes up no more than 1/3rd of the height of the cardbase.
and here is my card
I'm also linking this card to where the challenge is to use snippets!  Thanks Viv for the details.

I hate wasting cardstock, so I punch any small scraps that I have and save them in a little drawer. It's nearly overflowing! Thought this sketch would suit a star confetti card!
I tried putting a patch of glue down and sprinkling the stars on but found that individually gluing each one in place was better.
Materials used: Fiskars star punch; My Favorite Things star die; sentiment sticker from stash.
Thanks for looking :)


  1. great card, lots of color and very good idea of using your waste paper
    Greetings Caroline

  2. What a clever idea and a very striking card - I think I'll be CASEing this one! Just goes to show that crafty people hoard everything!


  3. You'll have to come across and join us in the playground with our 'Snippet' cos this is fab!( if you're interested!
    Love the card!

  4. Bright and vivacious card - brilliant way of using scraps :)
    Anyway... I was just popping over from Pixie's Place to say "Hi!"...
    Bubbles #19

  5. Wow Cathy, so much work!! It's just perfect all the stars are stunning - and welcome to the Playground, it's raining out there right now so put your wellies on!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Beautiful Cathy, you must have the patience of a saint! I save all the tiny scraps and punch them too, leaves, flowers, snowflakes, etc. I love the large star and the sentiment, really pulls it all together. Waving hi from Less IS More and the Playground too!


  7. cathy this is a fab take on my sketch!!

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  8. It looks like Jen really inspired you this week Cathy. This looks fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    We would be really grateful if you could remove the Word Verification from your blog thanks!

  9. Thanks Chrissie, I've turned off word verification, I'm stll a blog newbie!! :)

  10. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so :)

  11. Wonderful use of snippets! I punch and diecut lots of my scraps too...I find it so handy when I need a card in a hurry or my girls or grandchildren want to make some cards.

    Your desin is wonderful. I love how you placed the big star and then worked around it.

  12. great take on the sketch! lovely creation!

  13. Goodness me . . . you have lots of patience sticking those stars down! Lovely result though.

    I think you may have the wrong ending to Di's blog address mentioned in your post . . . it should be

    Hope to see you on the swings now that I've come out of the treehouse cuz the sun's out!

    Sarn xxx

    1. Hi Sam, thanks! Sticking the stars down was very therapeutic!! I copied and pasted Di's blog address but because I'm in Australia I think "it" changes it. (I'm not too technically minded as you can probably tell!) The link still works :)

  14. This is simply wonderful so eyecatching! x

  15. So bright and happy with all those amazing individually glued stars! Anita in France :)

  16. Heh Cathy, what a stunning card, love the colours. You certainly have some patience to stick those tiny stars individually but it paid off cause its brilliant!

    Welcome to the playground, wellies are the preferred footwear to avoid trench foot lol

    Hugs Rach xx

  17. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Team Craftwell


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