Friday, 13 December 2019

Winter Star Gazer Hare

I'm so glad you are here!

I've been batch making some Christmas cards with a lovely stamp from Woodware called Lino Cut Star Gazer. It is a beautiful stamp!

 I made some in black and white with Crystal Stickles glitter outlining the hills and the moon and stars, and some I stamped in black over a coloured background. I used an acrylic block with Distress Oxide inks spritzed with water to stamp the background, then stamped the stamp on top. On some, the background colour was a bit washed out, so I added some watercolours on top to give a bit more depth of colour. All the stamping was done on white card, then cut out, inked around the edges and attached to an A6 card base which already had the sentiment stamped. I used a Posca white paint pen to outline the hare on the ones with coloured backgrounds, then Stickles glitter was applied along the hill outlines and in the sky.

That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lavinia World Challenges #15 AG 16/12 Honourable Mention
Crafty Catz #487  AG 19/12
QKRs Sampede #376 AG 19/12
The Sisterhood of Crafters Anything Christmas 22/12
Crafty Creations #404 AG 23/12
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 30/12
Winter Wonderland AG Christmas 31/12
Lost Coast Portal to Creataivity #89 In the Deep Mid-Winter 31/12 WINNER

Aud Sentiments #242 Christmas/Winter + Sentiment 04/01
Sweet Stampin Christmas Dec Critters 08/01


  1. These are gorgeous! What a lovely stamp! Love what you have done with the backgrounds! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

  2. Great use of a stamp. I love this one.

  3. Oh wow Carole your cards are stunning. I love that stamp it is fabulous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Oh these are lovely, Carole! Love both skies. The Stickles outlines are striky against the linotype. Art on a card! xoxo

  5. Oh, I love this stamp. The hare is a traditional motif for Somerset, from whence I hail. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  6. Carole, I have this stamp ands love it dearly too! This has come together beautifully! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

  7. WOW! How incredibly gorgeous, Carole! I love the richness of the black background and wonderful golden hues in front! It was a pleasure seeing your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope you join us frequently in the future.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. A lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  9. This is a wonderful stamp. It looks like it's carved of wood. Thanks for joining us at Lavinia World Challenges. Julie, DT member

  10. What beautiful and sweet Christmas cards! I love that rabbit staring up at the night sky! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki-DT

  12. Original and beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us over at Lavinia World Challenge! Alina DR

  13. Carole, that looks so fun, i wish you could do a video so i could watch how you do this! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  14. Wow, Carole! You did an amazing job on these cards. Love the very non-traditional Christmas images. Just lovely.
    Hugs Monica

  15. Gorgeous image and I love what you've done with it - I have to go and see if I can get one of those hares -

  16. Beautiful. Thanks for joining at Lavinia World Challenges.

  17. What a great set of cards! Loving the scene and the rabbit looks amazing!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday this month where it's about "all creatures"!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  18. WOW so unique and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  19. These are just gorgeous hun, love the hare stamp

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
    Hope to see you join in with us again real soon!
    Hugs Shell xx


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