Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Christmas Angel


Thinking of the mad rush crafters find themselves in during the months before Christmas, it can never be too early to make a Christmas card. If inspiration is an issue - and you probably don't want to get all the season's paraphernalia out just yet - you could just watch the film "Christmas Angel" for example.

The writing on the right hand side of the card has a gold-metallic shine which is very difficult to photograph so I need to ask you to imagine this detail.
I added dimension to the card with a new embellishment from my stack: a die cut angel popped up with a piece of foam tape, on top of a paper with a distressed pattern. I also recycled a ribbon which was once adorning a beautifully wrapped present.

Challenges: The Paper Variety wk. 33: movie - Tue, OWH Stars and Stamps: wings - Tue, Amber's crafts and Stuff Ch. 8: recycle - Tue, Blogger's Challenge blog hop: sketch - Fr nP, Crafty Creations Challenges #118: any - Wed, My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges #5: dies - Tue, Paper Pretties Wednesday Ch. PWC153: texture - Wed, Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #53: any - Wed 1st wk, The Sisterhood of Crafters: shine - WEd 1st wk nP, YNSC #42: popped up - Wed 1st wk, Craft us Crazy #8: sth new - Mon, +mnth P, Crafty Purple Frog Challenges: monochrome - Thu 1st wk, Cute Card Thursday #164: distressed - Wed, Dutch Dare Card Challenges #112: winged - Thu, Pixie Dust Studio Ch. #74: shiny - Wed, A Spoonful of Sugar #152: any - Tue, Creative Craft Challenges: distr./vintage - Mon, Use it Tuesday #7: bling - Fri, Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday: ribbon/twine - Thu, Sew Many Cards #53: any stamp - Thu, Stamp Something: any - Thu, Stamping Vacation: regency glitz - 13th June, Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle - Wed, Crafts and me #35: any, Flutter by Wednesdays #155: winged - Tue, The Paper Shelter #14: distressed - Tue, Penny's Challenges #53: any - 1st wk,








23 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous and I commend you on doing holiday cards!! I don't think I'll be 'back in the mood' until October! LOL!
Thanks for joining in our "Let It Shine" challenge at The Sisterhood! We sure hope you'll come back again next challenge!

Darlene
One of the 'Sistahs'

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday card, love the die cut angel. Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

Jemima's Jems said...

fabulous card and i love the little die cut angel:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Theresa said...

great card. thanks for sharing with The Paper Variety.

Faye said...

This is a fab Christmas card, the colours are lovely too. Thanks for playing at MMCS. x

Natasha said...

Don't you just love hanging on to those pretty ribbons? I have a few that I need to dig out. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your Christmas card, you're right it's never too early! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

TenSGal said...

I like how you did your card for the challenge! Very pretty! Love that pretty little angel!

Basement Stamper said...

Great holiday card, love the metallic paper. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous Card! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Minna said...

Wonderful card, so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday Challenge.
Hugs,Minna

Amanda said...

Just perfect!!!! I love Christmas cards, yes best to start now and be organized for this Christmas

Thankyou for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work

Amanda

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love how elegant it is! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Danni said...

Very nice! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love the shimmer! Christmas in May! Yay!

Thanks so much for playing with Use It Tuesday!

Ida said...

Sweet Christmas card, love the little angel. So glad you joined in on the Bloggers Sketch challenge. Pop in again for our Inspiration Challenge this week.

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card - beautiful layout and colours

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

April said...

SO pretty! Love that paper. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Marcea said...

Hi sweetie, loving all the sparkle and shine on your card. Pretty colour scheme
Thankyou so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
xxx

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Pretty!
Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!

Pat Garvin said...

very nice. Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation.