Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Angel with Frills and Lace

Hello and a very warm welcome to my new followers. I have been so grateful to receive such lovely comments to my last post below (A Christmas Tree). It was a great deal of work but your encouragement makes it so worthwhile.

I spent last Saturday at a workshop with CropTarts in Dublin making a Beach House structure designed by the wonderful Dutch artist Lisa de Witte. It was lovely to try out new techniques and to meet new fellow crafters from Ireland.

I feel that I really should begin to build a stock of Christmas cards so here is my card for today;



Base Bazzill CS. Another layer of pink Bazzill is then covered with sparkling flourish vellum by Papermania. The beautiful angel stamp is by Crafty Individuals (C1-211) that has been stamped with Ranger black Archival Ink and matted on Bazzill. The gorgeous Wings from (Andy Skinner ASCSA5010) have been stamped on tissue paper with black Archival Ink and embossed with Judikins Black Diamond EP. I have added Ranger Distress Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy to the angel image and particularly built it up on angel's wings. I 'pinned' the frou ribbon by Melissa Frances with brads to stretch it out. Then topped with Venise lace and bows. Added velvet ric-rac across top and crystals to complete.

That's it. Wishing all a lovely week to come.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Crafty Individuals - Festive Sparkle
The Ribbon Girl - Add Sparkle
The Stamp Man - Emboss It
Unique Crafters - Sugar and Spice
52 Christmas Card Showdown - Colour Challenge
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Contemporary Colour Combo
Glitter and Sparkle - Things with Wings
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes

35 comments:

  1. How lovely - so delicately pretty, and I LOVE those text-y wings... brilliant!
    Alison x

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  2. Nicola this is adorable, delicate, elegant soft and oh so pretty.

    Wow I just don't believe we were at the same crop. Were you in the first or second sitting of the LO.

    I am showing my house on Sunday as part of my FSC DT project. Again have changed it and done lots of stamping on mine. When are you posting yours I would love to see it. Wow again what a small world.

    Are you going to Eve's workshop next Sunday, I will be at that one as well.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  3. A lovely sparkly card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge, Mary G x

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  4. Really stunning, I love the embossing and the lacy trim
    Lindsay xx

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  5. Wow stunning i love the angel and those wings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitternsparkle hugs Trisha x

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the lacey layer over the pink and the wings either side of the main image are inspired. Hugs, Buttons x

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  7. That's just a beautiful creation, love the romantic look.

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  8. OMGosh this is so beautiful! I love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  9. Your card has such a sweet vintage look! Love the effect of the vellum paper, and the ribbon and lace are beautiful!

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  10. Wow, now this is one stylish card.Stunning.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

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  11. What a gorgeous card my dear friend:)
    Delicate colors and beautiful image:)
    Thanks for the reply, I will look for the Inkadikando set stamps:))
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  12. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  13. Very beautiful card Nicola, soft and gentle. Thank you for joining in the CI Challenge for November, Jean x

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  14. I want to meet fellow crafters from Ireland!!! What fun! I love the image and her wings are fantastic!!!! Great make!

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  15. This is just full of all sorts of vintage goodness!!! GORGEOUS image and amazing elements! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  16. stunning Nicola, love it, thank you so much for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxxx

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  17. Gorgeous card... such delicate colours & design... Love those stamped wings.. Beautiful Work... Hugs May x x x

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  18. wow so beautiful nicola.gorgeous image and i love your soft and pretty details and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Nicola and the CI Christmas stamp is one of my all time favourites, I know I'll be using her this year again too. I really love all your gorgeous details and vintage feel to the card. Chris x

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  20. How very lovely and vintage elegant. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT! Love the saying that looks like wings.

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  21. A very pretty card with the pink lace, thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  22. Yes, the cargo case is fabulous - incredibly well designed. There's a great video on Tim's site, nearly half an hour long, where he goes through how it's designed to fit all the different ranges in. And yes, the view is a joy! Have a great week...
    Alison x

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  23. Hi
    This is so pretty. I love the addition of the fabric panel and those wings, very clever.
    Simply gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. So soft and pretty, what an elegant, vintage Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

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  25. I can't get over how much I love the ruffle border you added to the card. The colors in your card are stunning, too! Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!

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  26. wow love this thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  27. This pink is so lovely...I really like the wings too! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

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  28. This is so pretty, such a lovely image and gogeous details.
    LOVE the tree in the previous post.
    Avril x

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  29. Wow!!!so lovely and delicate card!!!!I love it!!bizz

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  30. I found your participation Lol! Among all your other really beautiful creations, Wow!...
    This card is just perfect congrats, I really love it. I don't regret my visit here! I subscribe to your news and will try to follow you as much as possible. Coco x

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  31. This is gorgeous it's so pretty, have you ever looked at Sweetly Scrapped on facebook, I think you might like it. Elizabeth xxx

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  32. How lovely! Very vintage and "dreamy"!

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  33. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. I love the delicate background and gorgeous lace. Whoever received this for Christmas is very lucky indeed!

    Maria x

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