Friday, 30 September 2016

Set of Christmas Angel Cards

Greetings to you and thank-you for visiting. Sorry I've been absent from blogland recently but life is rather demanding at the mo'.

I'm sharing a set of 4 cards I made to add to my Christmas reserves.

These little angels sure look like they have the sweetest temperaments - lovely company to be in for sure.

Papers are by Inkido (firm no longer in production).

Cardstocks by Neenah and Bazzill.

The white background has been dry embossed with a snow pattern.

I've used dies by:

Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Frames',

Joy Crafts - Ice Crystal Snowflake 

Marianne Designs Snowflakes

Sizzix decorative strip 'Snowflake Garland'

Edges are punched with punch by Martha Stewart

The SSS holiday frame has been well coated with crackle glaze and then sprinkled with Finnabair silver microbeads.

Stampendous Shabby Silver embossing enamel (Frantage) is added to each image.

Most edges are inked with my Krylon silver gilding pen, as are the chipboard stars.

Added lace and trims to finish.

Very many thanks to you as always for stopping by.
Wishing all a lovely weekend,
Nicola x

I wish to enter cards to the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Powder Power (used Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel)
Live & Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration challenge
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image challenge
A Vintage Journey - Create Within a Frame
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Tic, Tac, Toe (Snowflake, Blue, Ribbon)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Die Cuts


  1. Really love these Nicola, they are so your signature style, lovely images, lots of lace and pretty elements, just beautiful


  2. Beautiful, beautiful cards Nicola, love those soft blue and white tones and those gorgeous vintage angel images. Brilliantly put together, whoever gets these can count themselves lucky!

  3. Wow! So very pretty Nicola! Love the vintage images and all the pearl embellishments!

  4. Oh these are simply gorgeous! LOVE them. x

  5. I love the vintage images, thanks for joinig us at CHristmas card challenges.

  6. I adore those images... So great! !love the wintery feel too. Great cards!!!!

  7. All three are just beautiful Nicola and a very striking soft dreamy colour palette.

    B x

  8. Your cards are so pretty and frosty looking.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  9. stunning cards Nicola...beautiful wintry snow accents...thank you so much for sharing with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  10. Love how snow and frost have arrived in your beautiful cards, dear Nicola.Winters beauty and sweetness all together.

  11. Oh Nicola, these are so, so beautiful! The images alone are just darling and I love how you framed them. The snow embossed backgrounds are beautiful, as are the punched edges. I love the soft blue against the white and those large snowflake embellishments are gorgeous. Stunning cards!

    While I am here I would like to thank you for joining in our Create Within A Frame challenge at A Vintage Journey too. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. What a lovely set of cards! Love the vintage images and beautiful layerings of framing - so pretty with the ribbons and pompoms! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  13. Wow wow wow! love love love these cards! love the colors, the wintery mood, vintage images, love everything!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbara

  14. Beautiful layers, textures and vintage images Nicola, there is a real feel of wonderful vintage Christmas charm about them xxx

  15. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this time. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

  16. YourChristmas cards are stunning Nicola and in my favourite style...those little girls are so sweet. Gorgeous framed layers and adornments.

    Thank you for sharing and for kind comments left on my blog

    Annie x

  17. These Christmas set is awesome,love the vintage look and the images are lovely...Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENT CHALLENGE
    Željka DT

  18. Absolutely gorgeous beautiful detail.
    Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Julie xxx

  19. These are lovely! Very many thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  20. These are absolutely adorable! I didn't immediately realize the designs were identical, apart from the images. A gorgeous set!

  21. They're all beautiful Nicola and so good to see the reserves building, I can already feel myself falling behind ha ha! Love your vintage style as always and the images are great! Chris x

  22. Beautiful cards Nicola.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

  23. Gorgeous set of vintage cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

  24. These are just lovely, Nicola - the framed design works so well to highlight those wonderful vintage photos. Gorgeous frosty sparkliness! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  25. This card is exquisite in every way! I was thrilled to see you in the SSS spotlight! Biggest congrats sweet friend! Hugs, Autumn

  26. Hello my friend!! I'm back from vacation catching up on all of your beautiful projects I've missed while I've been gone!! These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love, love the vintage images and the beautiful details you added!! They look amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  27. Your cards are lovely! Love the images and the sparkly details! Congratulations on your SSS Top Pick! Hugs!

  28. Nicola, I love these so much. They are the epitome of Christmas beauty and hope. I love your work so much, which is only surpassed by your sweetness. You are a very special part of this crafty community.. I hope you know that. :) Have a beautiful day, my beautiful friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  29. Nicola~ these are just beautiful! I love them! So many lovely details!
    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement on my blog. I am still settling in (almost 5 weeks later) and feel as tho' the last 4 months have been spent packing, selling house, relocating somewhere, purging and unpacking. My goal this week is to make Christmas cards myself and your cards have given me just the inspiration I needed. xoxo

  30. Hi Nicola, as usual I'm on a catch up - beautiful cards, all with gorgeous images and details. Love the colour palette you've used.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  31. So very beautiful Nicola! Gorgeous and stunning!


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