Monday 26 December 2011

When you wish upon a star

Happy Boxing Day. We are off to my son's today to go and see what Santa brought the grandchildren - they always seem to get far too much.

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas Day with your loved ones. Santa was very kind to me and bought me lots of wonderful goodies, including some great crafting pressies. How lucky I am.

 I have been inspired by the Gingersnap Creations Chestnut Theme Challenge - 'Starry Night'.  It is ages since I have had the chance to enter any challenges and am enjoying the opportunity to do so.

 Experimenting with PPs and Stazon ink I got a very clear definition from a Kanban stamp on a PP background. Once I had applied the colour for the background, I rubbed it over with a clean, dry wipe to get any excess powder off first.

The stars were created using some sequin waste and Versamark with several different colours of PP dabbed over the top, the star was made cutting two stars using the Cricut and then adding a star gem to the middle. The 'wish' sentiment is a Sizzix die and embossed with glittery embossing powder.

I think I will put this piece in my art journal and start a section for PP techniques.

Here are my other 'Stars'. This was the day before Christmas Eve and I had the girls for the afternoon whilst Mum went shopping and then both Mum and Dad and their other helper wrapped presents.

This is Ella (showing her gappy teeth) and Maddison baking cakes and decorating with .........

...... of course - stars. This is one of Ellas -

.... and these were Maddisons.

Do you know Santa must have been very hungry when he got to their house - he ate one of their cakes as well as a biscuit and mince-pie and he drank a cup of milk!!!

Enjoy your day.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Inkypinkycraft said...
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Inkypinkycraft said...

SORRY!!! Santa was hungry here too! Had beer and a mince pie, the reindeers had some carrot..leaving a bit on the lawn! Fab card and gorgeous little bakers.happy boxing day hugs trace x

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous project. that background is stunning. It looks like you all had a lot of fun baking, have a happy Boxing Day
claire xx

Shirl said...

Very clever piece of art Brenda, love it and all the pics soooo sweet.

FSC is so lucky to have you on the design team your work is always amazing and unique.

Hugs Shirley x x

Margreet said...

Beautiful card the sentiment die!
Lovely pics with the baking grandkids....they are adorable!
Enjoy your boxing day!
xxx Margreet

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Eileen said...

Oh yes. I like this a lot Brenda.. Thanks for the details.Where did you buy the sequin waste please? I am ordering my PP's today and hope they will arrive quickly as I would like to 'play' and turn out some stunner's as you have ! BTW beautiful children and cakes ! yum yum lol xxx

Zoechaos said...

Have a wonderful day with the grandchildren Brenda, they probably do not agree about getting to much though! Great to see you having time to craft for the joy of it, enjoy your new toys XOXO zoe

Gina said...

I so love cakes decorated by children, they are so special and every one is usually decorated with someone in mind to eat it :D I'm sure santa loved his :D XXX

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i don't blame Santa eating those cupcakes - they look so yummy.. wish i lived nearer!
Hope you had a fabulous day
Lisa x

Terry said...

Brenda, I do love what you do with PP! That background is stunning as well as the entire piece! BTW, I believe that Simon Says is now selling PP, so I might be having to treat myself to some! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all and those little stars of yours are just adorable! Have a great Monday! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your star creation looks wonderful, love all the stars on it. Thanks for sharing the technique. Your little "stars" are so lovely :) the cakes look very yummy.

Juls said...

fabulous card!!! Loving all the glitter!!! Hugs Juls

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a beautiful piece for the challenge! And your granddaughters are totally adorable--I'll bet that they couldn't wait for Santa!!!

I hope that you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year ahead!!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful! I love the pictures of your little cake-makers - doesn't Ella look like you. Wish I had children to make cakes with.

Lucy x

trisha too said...

Brenda! Hello, and Happy New Year to you!

Congratulations on your card being chosen as a Ginger Gem! (Those cakes look like gems, too, yummmmmm!)