Friday, 14 December 2018

From one little Star..

Hello Creative Friends,

I hope you are all keeping well and your Christmas crafting is completed?

Mine has had many false starts this year and i'd given up on my handmade 
Christmas cards resorting to previous years leftovers and charity cards. 
...but whilst looking for an embellishment to add to a tag I came across this 
die set. Loving the shape of the large star I just had to see how it all cut.


Lost in the moment with the aid of some Mercury Glass glitter glue 
and visible image sentiments before I knew it I'd created Christmas Cards, 
Tags and Carrier cards for my handmade Christmas Tree ornaments.


I even made a batch of New Year Cards.


The hammered cream card on Kraft looks so fresh and clean.
Who would have thought that one star could have inspired all these.


I'm already thinking of making more of these it's certainly sparked an idea... 
is it wrong to be thinking of Christmas 2019 before the Joy of 2018..?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend what ever your plans,
For me it's time to decorate that Christmas Tree..

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:
Kristin & Eva's ~ PPF
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Christmas
Craft Stamper ~ Take it Make it Challenge ~ December
A Vintage Journey ~ Star Light Star Bright


37 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards are wonderful, well done! You are a star indeed! It's always good to look to the future, and much better than getting stuck in the past! Happy PPF, have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in awe of those cards. I was so impressed with these. You make incredible and gorgeous cards. I love them.

It seems I want to make Christmas cards about this time of year, when mine should have been made months before. I think you are wise to do this, dear.

Mac Mable said...

What amazing inspiration and what a fabulous creative job you've made of those cards, tag and gift box. It's wonderful how that very pretty die cut sparked off all these wonderful creations. Love the cream and craft and I'm loving thus post X great too you've made the fabulous new year cards X

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Tracy these are beautiful! Simply elegant with a magical touch~ I am loving the neutral colors and clean fresh feeling. The twine and embellishments add the perfect touch. I would say, if you have the time and the inspiration hits - create for next year too! and you may very well thank yourself later : ) I totally want to remember this for future reference; your ideas inspire me! Hugs to you, karen o

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous cards Tracey and very stylish. I actually think it's a good idea to start next year's cards while you feel in the festive mood but I never seem to get round to it. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

Redanne said...

No, it is not wrong at all to think about next Christmas, in fact it is quite a sensible idea. The cards etc., that you created are stunning and so very elegant looking, the swirls are so beautiful! Cream and Kraft go together so beautifully too. Very inspiring Tracey! Hugs, Anne xx

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful cards

sirkkis said...

Elegant cards, Tracey.

Have a wonderful weekend 💜

Gillena Cox said...

Your cards are gorgeous Tracey. I would be happy to receive one☺thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much😇love

Sue (this n that) said...

Such beautiful cards, created so well by you.
No, not at all, when you have the inspiration you must create eh! It can never be too early to be organised (oh, how I wish I would take my own advice ;D)).
Thank you for all your lovely visits, have a lovely Christmas and I shall catch up with you next year xx

Christine said...

lovely cards!

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous collection of cards, they look so classic and stylish.
I like your idea to think in advance for the coming year. I'm afraid I am a bit of a last minute Christmas crafter.
Yvonne xx

carol l mckenna said...

Oh your created cards are divine ~ so elegant ~ love them!

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your cards look great.

All the best Jan

craftytrog said...

Your cards are stunning Tracey! xxx

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous looking cards!! And no it's not too early, if you have an idea for next year's card I say go with it:)! happy PPF!

aussie aNNie said...

WOW EXQUISITE AND CLASSY...XX

Kokopelli said...

Such beautiful cards! And no, it's never too early to think about next Christmas. :) Happy PPF!

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey, they are sooo very beautiful, and elegant, too - I love the star set you show, too, and the cards you created , simply so gorgeous my friend. I too love the clean and lovely mix of white and brown cardstock !!
Tracey I hope you have seen , my note, telling I opened up your gift :-) <3 Thank you so much , - sending you hugs and smiles, and kisses , too - xoxoxoxo

BLOGitse said...

These are stylish, goes well with my Scandinavian taste :)

Nordljus said...

I almost didn't do any cards at all this year. I'm behind with everything. Your cards look absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully simple and elegant, I'd be thinking about next year's cards already too!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - love that die Tracey! isn't it funny how looking at something can suddenly create ideas??!! and what beautiful card designs you created with it - love the cream and craft - and all the variations you have shown here - thanks for sharing with us at the A Vintage Journey Star Challenge! xx

Julie said...

wow, really gorgeous cards!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your Christmas cards are stunning! I love your design and the dies that you used - perfect 😁. Wishing you a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas too J 😊 x

Darnell said...

Absolutely stunning "eightfer," Tracey! They are all so elegant!! And, no, Christmas joy is Christmas joy no matter what day of the year and it's never too early to get started on 2019 cards! The trick is to remember where you put these - or in my case, remember that I even made them when next Christmas rolls around, lol! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

NatureFootstep said...

wow, this is really beautiful. I, for certain, would love to recieve one of them :) But I keep the idea in mind :)

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh wow, those are so gorgeous! I love them.

DVArtist said...

OMGosh Tracy these are elegant. Anyone would treasure these works of art. I keep going back to look at them. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! These are absolutely stunning! I love the simple elegance of the cream and kraft combination .. absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Redanne said...

Just popped back to say thank you for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey with these exquisite cards! Hugs, Anne xx

sarascloset said...

Tracey, I'm sorry to be late!There's been no time for the computer, but I wanted to take a few minutes to visit a few of my favorite blogs this morning while I enjoy a cup of coffee. Your cards are beautiful and so inspiring! I love the cream on kraft combo--so fresh! I have not used this die except for the Star of Bethlehem, so I am dying to get this out for some New Year's thank you note cards. Thank you for your incredible inspiration! Wishing you and your family and wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with blessings!

Sue said...

What beautiful cards Tracy, I love this colour combo too and they look amazing tied up with string. Also it's never too early to think of next Christmas lol. xx

junemac2 said...

Thanks for your lovely comment my friend it meant a lot to me. Love these dreamy creations. Wishing you a 'starry, magical Christmas x

June x

Brenda Brown said...

These are delightful Tracey, such beautiful designs that look wonderfully shabby.
Wishing you and your family wonderful festive celebrations and a joyous new year. Huge hugs. Brenda xxx

butterfly said...

So subtle, so elegant - the showers of stars are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

AppleApricot Wen said...

Beautiful elegant cards, Tracey! Once you start creating, time flies and you'll end up with far more done than you'd imagined, isn't that just pure joy? Wishing you a wonderful start of 2019! Hugs xx

Lace Age Girl said...

Gorgeous, Tracey! I was late doing my cards this year, and made many of them into New year cards. Then after Christmas, I felt like making more Christmas cards, so I did! Strike while the iron is hot, I say! Happy 2019, hope it brings new energy for you for creating.
Hugs,
Jesse X