Saturday, April 16, 2011

Star Quality

Simple cards do not come easily to me, but I decided I would try one.  This fabulous Star and sentiment made it much easier for me - they are available at The Craft's Meow owned by the wonderful Lisa - they have some exciting things happening at the moment and you can read them further down the post.

I have to be honest and say that the DP made it easy - I love the bright vibrant colours.  I have added some texture with the Forest Branches Embossing Folder.

I stamped an extra star and used the Fiskar Star Punch, added some Bakers Twine and a button from my stash - I have so many buttons and I am determined to use them more - I love them layered onto something like this.

This is one of a few simple cards I have been creating - it is a challenge for me - but a challenge is always good for us - isn't it!  LOL! Speaking of challenges....

This card is for the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Buttons and Bows
The Stamp Man - Embossing
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Texture and Ribbon

My dear friend Lisa and Design Team Sistah has just revealed the exciting news that Nina Brackett will be designing stamps for The Crafts Meow, and that Alice Wertz and Sarah Martina Parker will be joining TCM as kit designers. Yay!!!  Her blog The Craft's Meow also has a whole new look and you are going to want to check it out - if you haven't already!  every 100 fans by April 30th, she is giving away a set of the four new stamp sets that will be released on May 1st designed by Nina!  Who wouldn't love to win those - remember - you have to be in it to win it!!

Lisa has also created a Facebook Page  - for 

Thsnk you for stopping in today and for the lovely comments you leave me - I love having visitors - you always make my day!  God bless you!


  1. Linda, this is a great card! I'm giggling because a card like this is hard for you! LOL So glad you challenged yourself, and blessed us with another wonderful bit of inspiration.

  2. That's a star of a card, my friend :-). Well done, love the rich, vibrant colours.

  3. I love the overall design of this card. Nice work! thanks for joing us this week at DDSB.


  4. Great card - love the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best xx Denise

  5. Love the colour palette. Fab card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  6. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  7. Oh this is lovely, the twine and button look great. Thanks for joining us at the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  8. great card, love the stars and colours. Thanks for joining the Stripes Challenge at DDSB x
    Debbie DT

  9. Cute,cute card. So glad you shared it with us for our buttons and bows challenge this week at Paper Cutz.

  10. I really like your card, especially that it's also a very clean card. It makes you a "star" also. LOL - I just couldn't resist. Hope you'll join us again at DDSB. Hugs, dj

  11. Great card and love the colours. Thanks for joining as as DDSB.

  12. Love the colors and the sentiment is just the perfect one for your image. Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

  13. Linda I have seen a lot of your card "in passing" and I appreciate the challenge for you with this one! Smiles. So a huge well done to you. :0) Thank you so much for joining us at DDSB for our stripes challenge. Hugs. Karen.
    P.S. Why don't you take a peek at my 100 follower celebrations? The more the merrier - I'd love to see you over there.xx

  14. Fabulous card Linda those colours look so bright and juicy and a great design thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Lorraine x

  15. great card linda..when i think of buttons and bows my mind instantly goes girly its great you used this in a more masculine way, definetly a scraplift. thanks! ;) and thanks for sharing this with us at papercutz

  16. Great card,thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
    Ruth x

  17. Just love the rich colours and the paper piercing is a great feature.Frames the star perfectly.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  18. The colours are fabulous on your card and the embossed border looks great.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman.
    hugs Lisax

  19. Great card! Thanks for joining us in our stripes challenge at DDSB

  20. this is fabulous Linda!!! I love your distressed style here, just a gorgeous design!!!
    I'm so glad you shared this @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    big HUGS!

  21. Hi there. You've made a lovely vibrant card. Very cheerful colours and the embossing gives a lovely subtle texture. Thanks for joining us at the Stamp Man.

  22. A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!


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