Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Angel Rays

Hi there! Thank-you for stopping by and a warm welcome to new followers. Well I just can't put away all the Christmassy sparkle and glitter...

Stamps: Tim Holtz 'Joyful Song', Various script, music and map stamps for background paper. Sentiment by Crafty Individuals.
Stenciling: Tim Holtz 'Rays'. Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold embossing paste. Stampendous Gold crushed glass glitter.
Inky stuff: Gloss paper inked with a mix of DIs 'Weathered Wood', Broken China' and 'Tumbled Glass'. Stampendous Frantage in 'Shabby Blue'. Delicata 'Golden Glitz'.
Embossing folder: Tim Holtz 'Snow Flurries' texture fade. Embossed areas inked with Versamark using brayer and then heat embossed randomly with embossing powders (Ranger 'Queen's Gold' and WOW 'Opaque Bright White').
Embellishments: Metal snowflake by Nunn Design, Silk ribbon by May Arts tied with 'BowEasy' and little stars from stash.

Today's post has to be short and sweet!

Many thanks again for your visit - I appreciate each and every one!
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Use a mask or stencil
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Let's Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use a stamp
Bunny Zoe's October Challenge - Ribbon


  1. This is a beautiful Christmas card and I love the classy gold! Just the right amount of sparkle! Enjoy the day!

  2. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 71 'let's stencil', Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. You could also enter this into my CHNC challenge 146 and also CHNC challenge extra for October - would love to see it there as well. x

  3. Hi Nicola, such a beautiful Christmas card, love the colours. I see that you have entered this at FSC, thanks for sharing there.
    Avril xx

  4. Stunning Nicola, love the combination of the blue and gold, so elegant and beautiful! Well and as far as I am concerned, just keep those Christmas creations coming, it makes a welcome change among all the Halloween stuff!

  5. How unusual and lovely
    Rosie x

  6. This is gorgeous Nicola. Wow!!! Love the Wendy Vecchi gold texture paste with the rays stencil. And the snowflakes on the frame are divine. You are well ahead of me on the Christmas cards. Thanks for dropping by to see my Creative Chemistry stuff. I'm not organized; I just didn't sleep :) -- Mary Elizabeth

  7. The blue and gold work so well together Nicola, I love that angel and the embossing paste is amazing. A gorgeous Christmas card. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Wow Nicola I love this, that angel is wonderful
    Kevin xx

  9. Beautiful card Nicola, I love the colours you've used and the image is gorgeous.
    Love your cards hun I've been keeping up with emailed posts but life has been too crazy to allow for much blogging time. Keep that inspiration coming :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. A fabulous card Nicola, love the colours and images.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. Those rays are perfect with the angel! Love this ...so elegant!

  12. What a gorgeous card, Nicola. The image is fabulous! :)

  13. Gorgeous card Nicola, the image is Beautiful... Love the colours & wonderful design...Simply Perfect! Hugs May x x x

  14. Amazing as usual, so sweet and beautiful... I love it !!! Huge Hugs Coco xxx

  15. so beautiful nicola.really gorgeous image and i love your design and colour combo :D

    xx coops xx

  16. Hi Nicola, wow what a beautiful card, love the delicate colours with the gold and all the texture looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

  17. What a lovely Christmas card, Nicola! Love the golden touches together with the blue, and that ribbon bow is beautifully arranged!

  18. This lovely. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  19. Beautiful, I love your work.

    Moira xx

  20. What a lovely and unusual colour combination - the gold looks wonderful against the delicate blue of the angelic heavens! Great work again, Nicola.
    Alison xx

  21. I love the colours on this card and that stamp works so well with it too! A glorious card. Julie Ann xx

  22. beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x


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