Friday, 11 January 2019

Music is well said to be the speech of angels…

Sharing my last Christmas card for 2018 that only just got finished and mailed featuring the beautiful 2018 Christmas Angel die cut from Sue Wilson and a sentiment from Altenew’s Starry Night set.

I was originally going to do the angel in a faux stained-glass effect but when I saw the current sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches it sent me off on an entirely different direction.  I used another die for the horizontal element and randomly added some gems in the holes prompted by the add some sparkle theme at Sparkles Christmas.

Once I’d picked the die cut for the background, I decided I needed an inked base for it.  I went with purple tones as this card is heading out to a friend who loves purple.  After I adhered the angel, I added in the sentiment stamped on the same pearlescent paper as the angel and matted on some plain purple cardstock to match the rest of the card.

Over at Unicorn Challenge they are looking for things with wings on your project so I am also linking my card up there.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Festive Collection Dies ~ 2018 Christmas Angel
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 663117 Snowy Stars
Close To My Heart ~ Bitty Gems
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Glitter Drops ~ Silver Moondust
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Dusty Concord & Milled Lavender
VersaFine Clair ~ Monarch
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Majestic
House of Paper Romanesque A4 Paper ~ Pearl
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? (Let’s Have Some Coffee?) ~ Våffla m Björnbärssylt (Waffle with Blackberry Jam)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours
    & Sketches this week. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  2. Wonderful card! Love the gold angel and purple background! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. So pretty! I love the way you embellished the strip behind the angel - it really sparkles. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

  4. Purple tones are such a great colour choice for the angel card - I love the sentiment too - as a singer this was one of the carols I often sang at carol services so that took me back a few years - thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Fiona DT

  5. Thanks for your comments, so pleased you enjoyed the challenge. I adore your card, I love how you have added gems in the holes, a true sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. We hope to see you visit us again. Good luck. Caz DT

  6. Beautiful - so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.
    Helen x


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