03 August 2013

Seeing stars ...

Thrilled to announce I am now part of The Lollipop Ladies team.

The Lollipop Ladies set fortnightly challenges for both card makers and scrapbookers alike with sweet-inspired themes to use in your projects. Open to anyone so do please come and join the fun!
Challenge #73 - Star Lollies + Sparkle

Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight
and our sponsor this fortnight is: Mad for Markers*
(thanks to Sammi).
with a prize of a choice of 3 of her M4M digi stamps.

Stars to me definitely mean Christmas and I thought I would share with you a really fun way to create some very personal cards for treasured family and friends this coming Christmas .... after all as I type there are but 144 days until the man in red makes an appearance :)
These stars are  made using a technique called "pinhole embroidery". The pattern is punched on card stock with a needle then the design is "stitched" with embroidery thread. I've added tiny rhinestones for some glitter and glam, a chipboard star on one and a star brad on the other and mounted these on a cardstock and Christmas patterned paper base - add a sticker sentiment or stamp one yourself in a co-ordinating colour and voila! - personal stylish cards for the festive season.
Want to create your own? 
These cards are based on a Pinhole Star by Kate Gannon. Instructions can be found at www.craftcreations.co.uk  in the "Free Craft Projects"  section under Magazine Issue 55-Autumn 2009.


Heather said...

Welcome to the Lollipop Ladies' team! These cards are fabulous! Such a beautiful star design and it looks awesome with the thread. Great job on your first project with us.

Susan Hogan said...

Jane these are absolutely beautiful. I must have missed this earlier. Welcome to our little team and you have set a great standard for us all. Love your stars.