Saturday, 10 December 2011

Gold and silver stars

I was commissioned to make a Christmas card by a friend who wants to give it to someone who loves stars.

The central star is from an Anna Griffin kit (last year or year before) - just what I needed for this card. I used silver card with gold foiled stars in the background, layered with a white card with silver stars - I punched the corners with a star punch so that the gold could be seen through the negatives. The scalloped gold with silver foiled stars was cut with a sizzix die run through my cuttlebug.

I'm linking this for:

Stamp, scrap & doodle: silver and gold
Craft your passion 87: anything goes + glitter
Pixie dust studio 104: glitter and bling
Mami doodles 39: make it shine (glitter)
Pile it on 49: bling it up
Ooh-la-la 94: lots of sparkle
For fun: show me Christmas sparkle
Pals paper arts 123: puttin' on the ritz
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Celebrate the occasion 42: Christmas - no green
Whimsical designs: winter fun - create any Christmas or winter theme card/project, must include something sparkly
Anything goes 55: cutting corners - decorative or altered corners
Crop stop 49: music is all around us - inspired by 'We three kings' carol - O star of wonder, star of light
Joanna Sheen 1: Christmas wishes (wish upon a star)
2 sisters 69: Christmas
CES 65: a traditional Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas (still using up old stock of foiled card - probably about ten years old!)
My mum's craft shop 35: traditional Christmas
The paper variety: inspired by a Christmas song - 'We three kings' carol - O star of wonder, star of light
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Joan's gardens 13: show us your Christmas card, anything goes
Moving along with the times 127: last minute Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
Our craft lounge 95: a clean & simple holiday
Unstampabelles 6: Christmas + bonus: stickers
ABC Christmas: Y is for yippeee!! anything Christmassy goes
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cupcake craftroom December: traditional Christmas
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
The paper shelter: it's a celebration - Christmas
Crazy challenge 96: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 194: anything goes
Crafty catz 112: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes


  1. Beautiful card Hazel! The silver and gold and white are very striking. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our traditional Christmas challenge.


  2. Agreed! Very striking! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at our challenge at

  3. Beautiful card!!! I'll join in and agree...Striking!!! :)
    Thanks for joining us at SSDS!
    Hope to see you again!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  4. Gorgeous card ! No challenge on December for the Christmas one it starts again in January, it's on hiatus until then, Merry Christmas ! :) X Fab

  5. So pretty Hazel. love the gold and silver..very elegant.

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make at Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Fantastic card Hazel, thanks for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    xoxo Marjo

  7. Lovely card - I really like your mix of gold and silver together. Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenges this month.

  8. Wow...I think you certainly have covered the star request. Such a lovely card with all the gold and silver. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

  9. Wonderful Christmas star card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge & CropStop's Music Challenge!

    Guest Designer (Penny's)
    DT (CropStop)
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  10. Beautiful card Hazel.Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge!

  11. Lovely Card Hazel it looks super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

  12. Beautiful festive card.

    Thanks for joining us in Mami Doodles Challenge!

  13. Simple but very effective.
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

  14. What a lovely and elegant card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs this week! :)

  15. Wonderful card! I love all the stars and metalic paper! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  16. Wow, very nice use of paper this is very Beautiful, thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge.

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel!
    Thanks for joining Creatalicious this month
    Hugs Heidy

  18. I think you have captured the brief very well.

    Crafty Boots DT

  19. Wow Hazel, this is a stunning design. Thanks again for sharing it with us at OLL, it's always nice to see you. Hugs x

  20. Stunning card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge!

  21. LOve the sparkle
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Last Minute Christmas
    Good luck
    Lisa x

  22. I always love silver and gold together. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

  23. Hello Hazel, and thanks so much for joining our Merry Christmas Challenge at Penny's. We're so glad you chose to play along with us.
    Karen - Design Team Member

  24. Beautiful!
    Reminds me of the song "Silver & Gold" that Burl Ives sings in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  25. Love the glitter on the gold part! Beautiful glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs.

  26. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  27. OMGosh this is one very adorable creation I love the image and the design & layout and the colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  28. Lovely card, great elements, thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

  29. This is just Beautiful..Very lovely work.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter..
    Hugs, Linda

  30. Great card! Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  31. Love your gold and silver card. Thanks for joining us with another beautiful card in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  32. Love the gold and silver, really pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  33. WOW!! Love all of the bling especially the big silver star! Thanks for taking part in the make it shine challenge over on the Mami Doodles blog. Good luck x

  34. Great card; I love the colour combination. Thanks for playing with us at our challenge at MMCS this week! Hugs!

  35. pretty card hazel love the stars and shiny paper :)

  36. sorry, meant to add thank you for sharing with us at WW :)

  37. Wow this is gorgeous. Love the silver and gold. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  38. Stunning Christmas card, thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen first challenge.
    hugs Teresa xx

  39. Another stunning card, Hazel. I love the CAS look.Thanks for joining our Y for Yippee challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time and good luck. Dorte x

  40. Hazel you have produced yet another stunning card!! Love the gold and silver together and I am envisioning a tree with these beautiful stars all over it. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  41. You are right gold and silver are perfect christmas colours! Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs.

  42. Gold and Silver is perfect colors for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

  43. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

  44. Beautiful card. Love the gold and silver!

    Mary Anne, what an adorable card. So cheerful...anyone receiving it will love it.
    I have missed you, so glad to see you posting!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


  45. Your card makes such a beautiful statement! Very pretty in the gold and silver. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  46. pretty card :0)
    thanks for joining us at TPS xx

  47. Hi Hazel this is wonderful! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  48. I just love silver and gold together! It's perfect for Christmas! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
    Merry Christmas!
    Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

  49. nice star theme! Thanks for playing the CropStop Challenge!

  50. beautiful love the sparkle elegant look.
    thanks for playing with us at the Belli challenge. Hope to see you next challenge

  51. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge & Pile It On!
    Helen x

  52. Very pretty, Hazel! Thank you for joining in the Starry Night Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


  53. Another gorgeous make Hazel! Thx for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom and Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

  54. Wonderful! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu.

  55. Beautiful. I love coming by to check out your wonderful creations.
    Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges! Happy Holidays!

    :) Gale


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