Saturday, December 08, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

This is a little Advent  banner that I have made using watercolour card(300GSM) cut to ATC size.
I saw this Christmas idea in a recent Craft Stamper magazine and have adapted it here for the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. (Are you all singing and humming the tune as you read?)
I have used distress inks in two shads of blue which I have dripped onto my craft sheet and then spritzed with water. The card was simply dropped onto the top and smootched around to cover. Turned over and smootched again. A quick drying off in the airing cupboard and then the star stamp (freebie from the above mag) inked in dark blue over the top. The moons were made using a sponge dauber for stenciling. The wording was created on my computer and stuck onto thin card and then die cut out. Lots of glitter added to make it sparkle and catch the light.

All joined together with ribbon knotted between and a length left either end for hanging.
This is now with my swap partner Bee who I have exchanged 24 advent prezzies with.
All the gifts are christmas orientated or made using details from the profile we received
from our partner. Bee loves blue and this was her day No6. gift. (Can  you guess which colour  I said was my favourite!!!).

Would like to enter into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop. Snippets #50 (used card and ribbon bits up).
Sarah Hurley Challenge. Christmas.
Tuesday Alchemy. Anything but a card.
Paper Pretties. Christmas Inspired.
Scrap Creations. Anything but a card.
Ruby's Rainbow. Christmas with non tradiotional colours.
Penny's Paper - Crafty. Anything goes.
Charisma Cardz. Christmas.
Simply Create. Linky party #13.
ATC's with Attitude. Anything Goes.


Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I havent done an advent swap for years - what fun for you! I think she will love it.

Di said...

Really lovely Mrs A - such a lovely gift swap. Love those blues too!

Right, driving off at speed from the scene of devastation - hmm, for that we might make you stand and hold the star over the show for the duration so get limbering up :)

Have a lovely day, hugs, Di xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Original project. Too cute ! bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully inked banner, Mrs A! Hugs, Lesley

Irene said...

A beautiful gift swap. The blues are stunning.

Sally H said...

A fabulous banner Mrs A! Bet she loves it! Go steady after your wine - don't want any real life tipsy tree accidents!

Faye said...

Cute. Sweet Cheeks sang this at the Christmas concert. And we wish you a merry Christmas. I cried. xx

MagsB said...

Oh so pretty, I love the shades of blue!

(Do you know the alternative version? 'Twinkle, twinkle, chocolate bar, My dad drives a rusty old car. Turn the key, pull the choke, Off he goes in a puff of smoke! Twinkle, twinkle, chocolate bar, My dad drives a rusty old car.' Well it amuses me!)

love Mags B x

Carol said...

What a fabulous project Mrs A and a lovely gift to receive. Hope I haven't missed the playground party in my absence! Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Now here i dashed over from the playground ready to offer you a hot toddy while you have your feet up. And what do I littel prankster you!!!
Lovely idea to do an advent swap...what fun to open all those presents!!!

Di said...

Ha! I also raced back chasing Mo to see how things are. Hope you feel better soon Mrs A - I know you bin busy wiv furniture moving and decorators so it ain't a prank.

A lickle hug then, Di xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh what a beautiful banner I love the colour and the star images and the twinkle twinkle little star rhyme is perfect
Lindsay xx

shaz earl said...

A lovely advent banner!

Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Hugs Shaz x

Kraftylittlebox said...

What a lovely swap idea, the tags are great, I love getting messy with inks!! Lol
Thanks for joining us at penny's,
Hugs Klair DT xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A. Do you like blue by any chance? Tee Hee! That is a great stamp though and I have used mine too!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant! This is such a good idea and I like the blues too. Elizabeth xx

Paper Panda said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Basslady said...

a very clever idea!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mary said...

What a great little project. With all the late night visits to the playground. How do you find the time to craft? Happy holidays and have fun holding that star up! I think I shall volunteer to sing the little drummer boy. Really,really slow!
Hugs :-).

Sarn said...

Hey! I swear I left a comment on this lovely banner before . . . or maybe it was the "strong" eggnog? Who knows?

Anyway . . .I LOVE it.

Hope you feel better soon xxx

Carol C said...

Beautiful, the colours are gorgeous :) Thank you for joining us at the Sarah Hurely Challenge Blog this month, Carol xx

Sherry said...

Such a sweet little banner.

My partner for this swap shares your favourite colours too if I remember rightly - pink and green!