Sunday, 12 June 2016

Star of Wonder and A Little Vintage Card,for CCC!

Hello to Everyone, I hope you  are well and enjoying your weekend.

It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club Ladies to share their fortnightly creations with you.  It was our lovely Zoe who chose the theme this time  and it's Star of Wonder or Anything Goes.
Well, I was a bit stumped for the Star of Wonder and thought that it was just the Anything Goes,I would manage, but a good old rake around and came up with bits and pieces to make this one;
Sue Wilson's silent night die cut up to give me just the stars, a further delve and I found the perfect stamp which says Star of Wonder.  It was part of a set Creative Stamping magazine a year or so ago. 

However, I bought a lovely Crafty Individuals stamp a few weeks ago and was desperate to use it, so my next card is for Anything Goes;
Isn't this image just lovely? I've given it a wee bit of colour with Derwent pencils, lots of glitter and some pretty papers, twine and a few buttons. 
Do visit the other Ladies as their creations will be just wonderful. 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Friday Oldie and the Birthday wishes, you are very kind.

Just before I sign off, here is one of the Blackbird babies that's been having a feed;

I couldn't get close enough, so you might have to enlarge it, he has been around all day, and his mum has been keeping an eye out, no doubt for Teallach.  The wee thing has been battling against the odds with the baby Starlings,gosh are they hoodlums or what! He's having a bit of respite in this photo.
Till next time take care,


Christine Harrop said...

Woiw, two great cards Kate. The first one is great for Zoe's challenge, and I just love the Crafty Individuals stamp! Lovely to see your baby blackbird. When we arrived home we found our nest in the woodpile (just outside and so close to my washing line) had a family of four babies. They are very new and when you look up at first all you can see are four beaks wide open waiting for mum and dad to bring home the goodies. We pass dozens of times a day and when mum was sitting on the eggs she just used to stare at us as we passed by. She obviously realised we were not a threat to them. Anyway, must go. Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Two lovely cards Kate and such striking colours on the first.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

meg said...

Happy Birthday Kate hope you have a lovely day. Two beautiful cards I would have struggled with the star of wonder theme, you second car is a beauty I love the traditional old fashioned feel and the muted tones

Rita said...

Two really exquisite cards Kate. Love them both and the beautiful picture of the starlings. Hope you have a lovely Birthday too. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Happy Birthday Kate, I hope you've had a lovely day. I love your use of different stars on your first card and silver and blue are always a perfect combination. I'm definitely in love with the Craft Individuals stamp on your second card, so it looks like that's another one for my crafty wish list. It looks really wonderful with the backing papers that you've used. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Cara said...

Two stunning cards, love the delicate colouring on the second one. Cara x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, the first one is really elegant and I love the stamp and fabulous colours on the second one.

Sandy said...

Star of wonder is right Kate - beautiful. And to tell you how much I love your second card - I have that stamp too. Isn't it wonderful!
I just wrote Margaret and the Christmas Card Club with a letter of resignation. I am afraid that physical difficulties say it is really
time to move on .. Thank you for all the enjoyment Sugar. I will be back to visit you again. I love reading about you and Alistair!
Sandy xx

pam said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards Kate, love the image on your second card! think I will look out for that.
Cute baby black bird in the tree.
Pam x

dutchess said...

Loving them both Kate....that second image is a real stunner see why you we desperate to use it....we are just back from the christening such a long day but the weather as been kind and the sun shone....a bath and bed for me,sorry to be late commenting xxxx

Lucy Woods said...

2 truly gorgeous classy cards and love the birdies!
Lucy x

Marie-Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate especially the second one.

MaryH said...

First: Happy Birthday! You had some grand creative fun with the Star card, and it turned out so nicely. Love the print in the big star, tying in the challenge so well. Also love how you've redesigned the SWilson star - it looks good like this! Love the blue & white color combo. #2 is just delightful, and your pencil coloring is wonderful. Like the image, and like the way you've done the mats & designing. Always enjoy your nature pictures too. I bet your kitty makes those birds so nervous. TFS & hope your day was just grand. Hugs

Sue said...

Hi Kate, love the starry night card, so pretty. And your new stamp is lovely. The folks walking away from the viewer and the large umbrella are awesome and love how you colored it up and the papers you chose.
We had a baby robin hopping around for days crying out for it's Mom. She was feeding it and watching out for it, but apparently it couldn't fly for some reason. Have not seen it lately, hoping it just got out of the nest too soon and finally learned to fly. Ahhh Nature.


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant two lovely designed cards Kath.. Love the colours too. Dopn't you just love it when the birds come out..special photo xx{aNNie}

Patricia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kate, hope you had a great day.
Love your cards, birth are very effective.
I just love the image in the "stamp"
Patricia xxx

scrappymo! said...

Oh kate...these are two lovely card. The first has that lovely arty feel and looks great.
The second tugs at my heart strings as I am one of three sisters so this image called out to me!

You did a beautiful job capturing the vintage feel of this image with your beautiful colouring and design.

brenda said...

Morning Kate, in answer to your question (and many thanks for your visit), it's a Sheena Douglass stencil.

B x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Kate,
I've just been on to Ang's blog and she said that it was your birthday yesterday, so I've popped on to say a belated Happy 21st!!! (yea, that'll be right ha ha)
Star of wonder is lovely, but the second card is stand out fabulous, I'll have to look out for that stamp.
Maureen x

Pop's Cards said...

Thes are simply gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x

rachel said...

Wonderful cards kate ... they are both beautiful ..big hugs xx

Erika said...

Two super Christmas cards Kate, good to hear you had a fab birthday too. Hope you didn't suffer too much with your yummy curry?!
I love the second image, the wintery scene against the tartan with the touch of colour. Very seasonal.
The big star on your first card is lovely too. Bet you didn't remember having that until the challenge came up. This is always my excuse not to get rid of anything, you never know when it might come in.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, hugs Erika. x

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, hope you have a fabulous birthday.
Linda xxx

Mrs A. said...

It's amazing what we can find in our stash if we hunt around enough. Your star of wonder is just perfect. I really like the second card using that flabby stamp. Think that might be added to my shopping list . Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two great cards for the theme this time, love the star die cuts and your beautiful image on the second one.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kate! I hope it was fantastic! Your two cards certainly are! The designs are wonderful! Thank you for sharing the baby blackbird photo! I'm always amazed at how any of them survive, having seen lots of heartbreaking incidents in my own yard. Here it's the scrub blue jays that are the hoodlums, especially against my wee hummingbirds. Sigh. But such is life. BTW, your garden is beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A wonderful buy one get one free lol!
I'm sure we had a rude version of We Three Kings at school lol!
Your new stamp is fab and great idea to chop into Sue's die.
It costs us a fortune in grapes when Mr & Mrs B have a brood on the go but they are a joy, bless em.
Ang x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Beautiful cards Kate, love the image on the second card. Love the photo of the blackbird family, so cute. We love to hear the blackbird's song in the garden each evening. Thanks for stopping by my blog, really appreciate your visit.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Asha said...

Super stunning Christmas card, Kate. Love the itty bitty blackbirds. We have a family set up home in our bougainvillea. What a racket they make at feeding time. Just LOVE it!
x Asha

Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, do love your new stamp. Carol x
PS Sorry I'm so late commenting!