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Monday, 5 August 2013

Christmas Is Coming!

Hi Everyone, Another muggy, showery day here in West Sussex. I hung out the washing in the sunshine and half an hour later, it's pouring down! I got soaked getting it off the line and then had to put it into the drier. What a waste of crafting time!
Well that is my rant for the day.
Firstly, I must thank everyone for their kind messages regarding my Mother-in-law and her passing. All the people in blogland are so kind and it must be the best and biggest family network.
I made this card, using a stamp from the first Lili of the Valley Christmas stamp release. I had so many requests from customers last year for Angel cards, that I just had to buy 2 of them in this release. This is Holy Light.
She is just gorgeous, as I am sure you will agree. She is so easy to colour, not too fiddly. I used my favourite Distress Inks. I used Stickles on the wings, her dress and the wreath and added extra ultra fine glitter on top. I used dries white glue and glitter for the snow.
I then made the backing paper from plain white paper. Firstly I mixed some white detail embossing powder with some ultra fine glitter, just slightly more EP than glitter. I then randomly stamped the snowflake with Versamark Watermark Ink and then heat embossed it with my powder mix. Then using Chipped Sapphire DI and a piece of Dry Foam, I applied it around the edges and randomly over the paper. I then randomly stamped the snowflake using Chipped Sapphire. (A very 'random' card!)
I cut an A5 card into a stepper, using my die cut as the guide for the size.

I cut the Flourish from Mirri Board, using a Marianne Creatables die. The Snowflakes are also a Marianne set of dies, cut from glitter board.

I am going to finish my other LOTV angel card hopefully today. You never know I might post twice this week! Please don't hold your breath though!
I have plenty of pics to post but never seem to find the time. Even now I have just had to run out to the garage to get the washing out of the tumble drier. The rain just missed me this time! I still haven't washed the bathroom and kitchen floors yet and it's 4.30pm. I don't know where the time has gone today.
This is a first for me now, as I am going to enter this card into 3 challenges!
Thank you for stopping and leaving your amazing messages. They really mean so much to me.
Carol S.xx


The Little Stamper said...

What a gorgeous card Carol - I love the step effect and what you have done with the dies cuts, and of course the image!

Don't worry about your housework - there's always tomorrow for that kind of stuff!

Sharon x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie I love this, fabulous colours and design, huggles Pops x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love the blues and a gorgeous image. Thanks for all your kind comments. Went to Craftmania in Yarmouth on Sunday which is where the stamp I used today came from and also my clapperboard die yesterday. Was pleased to find a couple of things I wanted especially as the die was half price, after your last visit there was disappointing. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at LLF.

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol this is such a pretty card! Love the backing paper you made too. Sorry to hear the sad news about your MIL.
Hugs Lynsey x

Fiona said...

really pretty, love the colours and the snowflakes.

Thanks for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies.


Carol C said...

Beautiful card, the image is so pretty and I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges, Carol xx

Nanda said...

Wonderful card and beautiful colord. Thank you for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies.


Erica said...

Hi Carol,

What a great stepper card! Such great colouring and I love all the snowflakes!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Make it Festive' challenge, good luck!

Hugs Erica x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, love the colours! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

Anne said...

Beautiful card Carol, I love this image and I love how you've used her here.
I've not visited for a while, so sorry to hear about your Mother in law :o(

Anne x