Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Cookies

Alas! Today is the day before Christmas Eve and nary a homemade Christmas cookie to be found in the house.   Instead I have been funneling my decorating into some Stars for the Vintage Journey "Star Light Star Bright Challenge".

My stars a mix of styles and designs because I had originally just started playing with stamps that I haven't played with in awhile to create a variety of star tags.

I then realized I only had a few days to wish all of you a beautiful Christmas. I decided to create a few stars to use as decoration on my Christmas dinner plates.
 I love this Artistic Outpost Santa and used him with a glaze of Seth Apter's Vintage Beeswax.   He is stamped on some very old ledger pages from a ledger book and glitzed up with some sparkle and gold bells.

I then pulled out one of my favorite Madonna and Child Stamps.  I have two which are both retired stamps.  This one is from Hero Arts.  I adore this stamp and the original artwork it replicates.
I created the same star with some slight variations. I colored them differently and added a different sticker. Both were glazed with the vintage beeswax and edged with gold krylon pen.

I started with this star just playing with the juxtaposition of the stamps and words.   The funny black strips of cardstock are there because I made this a two sided star with this funny fellow on the front:

The next one is just a mix of stamps highlighting happy memories.
 My last star is all about the twinkling and shining our on lights.  I love the look of joy on the little girl's face:

 My wish for you and your family is to have a blessed holiday with someone you love.  A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



  1. Oh my gosh Suz your stars are fantastic, I love the variations you have created. How beautiful your Christmas dinner table is going to look.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas with some wonderful festive family time together. Huge hugs xxx

  2. You may not have any Christmas cookies but seriously--these look good enough to eat! Love the beeswax and the softness it imparts and the playfulness of the last four. I hope you have a peaceful and joyful holiday too.

  3. I just want to add, thank you for sharing these at a Vintage Journey, they fit the theme beautifully xxx

  4. These are so fabulous Suzz! I love the finish from the Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture! Hope your Christmas is very Merry!

  5. what beautiful and lovely varied designs on these wonderful stars Suzz! the beeswax is a wonderful wash over the vintage ones - I just love all of the images you used here! thanks so much for joining in my A Vintage Journey Star challenge! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Julia xx

  6. I love these, Suzz. The vintage ones are simply gorgeous - and look genuinely vintage! - and then you get a complete change of mood with that little chap rocking his shades, and that charming delicate meadow flower star of memories. Brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  7. What a wonderful post, Suzz! I was tickled pink to see your name in the gallery and I just had to come by for a look-see! I love your creative star decorations with that fabulous faux beeswax finish! I hope your Christmas was very merry and the spirit of the season will continue in your home throughout the year! Hugs!

  8. Totally loving all these wonderful stars Suzz xx Its really great to have you hop on baird with us over at A Vintage Journey too xx

    Best wishes
    Annie xx


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