Saturday, 18 January 2014


I have seen a lot of these Starburst (or Sunburst) cards on Facebook recently and thought I'd have a go!

The check background is from a Papermania Capsule Collection stack and the starburst papers are from a 'Forever Friends' pack that was another magazine freebie. I stickled between the lines to give a bit of sparkle! The butterflies are made with a Woodware punch, glued in the centre so the wings lift up, and I stickled them and added a pearl to each body. The baker's twine is from stash and the sentiment was another magazine freebie.

This is my second Starburst card - and my first Christmas card of 2014! All the papers are snippets! I used Broken China Distress Ink round the edges. The tiny snowflakes are cut with a Memory Box die, and stickled. The sentiment is by LotV and is embossed in silver.

I'm really pleased with how they turned out!

Challenges I'm entering:

The first card is for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as I used most of a sheet of patterned paper for the check background. This is a new Challenge, aimed at helping us to use up our papers - the only rule is to use a piece of patterned paper to cover the background of your card.

The second card is for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra

and also for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is 'Shades of Blue.'

I hope you're all having a good weekend! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

PS The bread that I was baking the other day turned out ok!


mixamatoasties said...

These are lovely Mags. I particularly like the Christmas one. I might need to give this a try!

Susan x

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Mags, I love the combination of papers you have mixed together and fabulous designs.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue xx

Di said...

Fabulous Mags! Remember the Playground opens at midnight and it would be great if you link these beauties in!

Hugs, Di xx

Suze said...

Congrats on creating your first Christmas card for 2014. What a fantastic design to use up those little scraps of paper that we all have. Thanks for joining the challenge at CHNC Extra for January.

Daffodil Cards said...

These are Great cards, LOVE the design on both and they look so different. As for your first Christmas card!!!!

Thanks for the info about your daughter VERY reassuring LOL. Seen Dr and physios, it is sciatica, just got to suffer it I suppose.

mags said...

I am not surprised you are pleased with these cards Mags as they turned out great. A lovely idea and particularly like the christmas one with the different blue tones.

Hazel said...

Thank you for your lovely card for my Patterned Paper challenge for January and also for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Looking fantastic Mags, loving the use of lots of different patterns and colours, great idea for snippets and scraps or to use up some stash ;-)

Great that you have your first Christmas card already!!!

coops said...

these are gorgeous mags.i love how you have used the different papers :D

xx coops xx

Donna said...

Hi Mags, both of your cards are beautiful and the starburst design is so clever, love the variation of the DP's...both fabulous cards :) Donna ♥ x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous starburst cards hunni...
hugs and xxx

Mrs A. said...

Goodness. Hadn't realised that Hazel had started another challenge up. I really like the design of the second card which is unusual for me as I usually go for the pinky ones!.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what a great effect , these 2 are stunning Mags.

Hazel said...

Thank you for taking part in all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges with this super blue card - hope to see you again soon. x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

What a lovely technique .. .. and just perfect for using up those pesky snippets.

Love the finished look.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags these are fantastic they have such an effect to them especially love the second one, excellent work.
lorraine x

Di said...

Hi Mags - oh how I remember the CDMs - thank you so much for your lovely comment today.Come back and play soon with us please. Going to bed smiling here : )

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges x