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Thursday 8 August 2013

Christmas Angel

Hi everyone,
Well the sun is still shining, here in my little corner of West Sussex. I am now looking after my elderly (95 years old!) neighbours greenhouse. It's just watering the tomato and cucumber plants morning and night. The trouble is the tap is quite a walk from the greenhouse and the watering cans are quite heavy. My knee is feeling it a bit, as I am not supposed to carry very heavy items yet.
This is another new Angel stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I know! I admit it! I am an addict to LOTV stamps! I am sure you can understand why. They are beautiful.
The backing paper I made with my Grand-daughter, using Shaving Foam and Alcohol Inks. She thought it was great fun and produced some lovely papers. I am sure she pinched a few of mine!Lol!
I just stamped a few snowflakes over the top. I made the card blank into an easel card.

I glued a piece of lace from my stash across the middle of the paper. The angel stamp is Christmas Prayer and is from the latest release. The sentiment stamp is from Hobby Art Stamps.
I must tell you that LOTV are on Create and Craft on Thursday 29th August at 12 noon and 4pm. I can't forget that as it's my husband's birthday.
I coloured the image with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink for her dress, a very light wash of Broken China on her wings, Antique Linen for her hair and skin, with Tattered Rose for her cheeks. Oh and peeled paint for the Holly leaves. All topped with Stickles Star Dust.
The silk flowers I have had for years. About 23-24 years! Well you never know when you will want things. The white Poinsettias I coloured very lightly, with a pale wash of Victorian Velvet DI, just to the centre of the petals. With a touch of Stickles on as well.

I am now going to have to make a box to put it in as it won't go in an envelope.
I am going to put this card into Lili's Little Fairies Thursday challenge. This week it is Christmas in August. Pop over, have a look and join in.

I have also entered it into The Hobby House blog challenge - Christmas.
                       Also into Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Christmas 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.
Carol S.xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love the image and the soft colours x

Shelly said...

Hi Carol! Oh wow what a gorgeous card, fab paper, stamp and flowers. Don't overdo it with those watering cans :-)

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
Hugs Kate xx

p.s. don't forget to check out on @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

Elise said...

Hi Carol! OoOh this is so GORGEOUS! Love the soft pretty colors and those flowers are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I agree with you .. LOTV images are sooooo highly addictive and I love them to bits too! :) hehe!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Nicoletta said...

VEry lovely card! I love all the details you've used and your soft coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge!

Elaine said...

This is stunning Carol.
I love this image too. I also love these soft colours and your embellies..and making your own papers with shaving foam! I have read about it but never tried it, you got fabulous results!

Big hugs
Elaine xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card the image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured with fab embellishments, Mary x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty colour scheme.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Lilies Little Fairies.
Lorraine x

Anne said...

This is beautiful Carol, cant believe how long you kept those flowers! See, things do come in ...eventually!
I bought some shaving foam after I saw Sue Wilson do the technique and haven't tried it yet, must have a go, it looks very effective.

I hope your knee is ok now, don't be overdoing the carrying.

Anne x

amanda stokes said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at the Hobby House :)