Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A host of angels

I still need to make lots of Christmas cards, so last night I had a session of stamping and embossing using the lovely Inkadinkado angel trail stamp inked with versamark and either heat embossed with gold detail or silver detail powder. I've come to the conclusion that the silver looks much better than the gold. The gold has a dull appearance - I think the powder must be getting old and tired ... just like me!

I added some Paper Cellar glitter strips down the sides of the cards and added some peel off greetings at the top right hand corners - these are some of the remains of peel offs that I must have bought over ten years ago - it's about time they were used or thrown away. Some of the card blanks are black stardream that sparkles.

That's another eleven cards done (unfortunately, two didn't make the grade because there were marks on the stamping that shouldn't have been there - but I won't waste them, I'll just use the card blanks with patterned paper covered over them.

These are for:

Stamps & fun = creativity 128: photo inspiration - angel
Card and scrap 44: something with angels
Catered crop: silver and gold
Cardmakin mamas: silver and/or gold
Papercraft star 123: gold on your holiday card
Freshly brewed 125: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: December holidays
Deep ocean 40: so this is Christmas
Paper pretties Wednesday 235: Christmas inspired
Kreative bastel 12: Christmas
Critter 144: Christmas - anything goes
Lollipop crafts 95: happy holidays
My craft spot 78: merry Christmas
Tammy's scraping corner 39: anything Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas cards
The stamping boutique 61: holiday cards
Top tip Tuesday 91: Christmas
Nighshift stamping 146: Christmas clean and simple
QKR stampede 16: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Everybody art 216: Christmas
LEJ designs 32: countdown to Christmas
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 29: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 120: Christmas sparkle
Allsorts 183: advent
Cards galore December: Christmas
No matter which 5: Christmas
Addicted to stamps 44: Christmas time
Lexi 79: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 77: I love Christmas
Wags n whiskers 93: Christmas
My sheri 99: 'tis the season
Creatalicious 40: winter
Bunny Zoe: winter
DCC & friends 5: Christmas time
Fab n funky 150: not a traditional Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 43: Christmas with non traditional colours
Incy wincy: non-traditional Christmas colours
Dream valley 46: non-traditional Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 131: non-traditional Christmas colours
Timbro scrap mania 59: Christmas in non-traditional colours
Love to create 44: holiday cheer
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 136: Christmas card no red or green
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
The sisterhood of crafters: embossing
There's magic in the air magical Monday: sparkle sparkle sparkle
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: make it sparkle
CASology 22: sparkle
The stamping shack: sparkle and shine
Brown sugar 18: clean & simple
Chocolate coffee & cards 27: CAS
Clearlyistamp 64: clean and simple
Penny Black and more at Allsorts December: it's your choice
Whimsy 54: anything goes so long as it's festive
Aud sentiments 69: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network 6: anything goes
Stamp your life 1: anything goes
Great impressions December: anything goes
Crafts and me 113: anything goes
Jingle belles: December to remember
Forever friends 50: glitter and sparkle
Totally gorjuss 160: anything goes ... with glitter!
Stempelsonne 77: anything goes with stamp
Penny's 105: anything goes
One stitch at a time 142: anything goes
House of gilli 47: anything goes
Mema crafts December: anything goes
Catch the bug December: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 15: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 18: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 47: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Lady Anne: anything goes stamp challenge
Make it Monday 118
Inspire me Fridays 87
52 card pickup week 48


  1. wow! your cards are so noble and elegant!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Very elegant!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  3. So pretty and elegant! So glad you joined us at My Craft Spot this week!!!

  4. So pretty cards in black

    Tak fordi du har lyst at lege med på vores udfordring på Card and Scrap!!!

  5. Very elegant set of cards. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  6. You have been busy Hazel and these are such elegant cards using the lovely Inkadinkadoo image.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. these are brilliant Hazel, so tasteful and classy. Your batch card making is so impressive xx

  8. Very pretty! I love the angels! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Shack!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  9. Great card!!! Love the embossing! I'm with you I think the silver looks better and they are so elegant!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

  10. youve been so busy with embossing!! lol but I love them all very unique!!
    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  11. Love CAS Christmas cards, Hazel--they are so elegant! Love the design, image and embossing! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. so very elegant! thanks for joining us at the stamping shack!

  13. These are so chic! What a lovely image, it's nice to see a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. Stay warm!

    love Mags B x

    PSAnd thanks for joining in at Dream Valley, too!! x

  14. Smukt. Tak for at du er med i udfordringen på card and scrap. DT Sanne

  15. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  16. These look very elegant and classical. beautiful :)

    Saffire dragon crafts
    New digi stamp blog. Freebie in first post.

  17. Very pretty, very effective. XXx

  18. Hazel, I absolutely love the simple elegance of these! The main image is just beautiful and you've added just the right amount of SPARKLE! :) Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

  19. Gorgeous cards, thank you for joining in at Rubys Rainbows

    Jackie x

  20. Gorgeous cards, fab design, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  21. These are just GORGEOUS Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  22. What a fab set of elegant cards them
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck

  23. So many classy Christmas cards, Hazel you have been very busy.
    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  24. These are lovely Hazel. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  25. wow these are gorgeous and i love the image . Thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations . hugs trisha x dt.

  26. Beautiful cards Hazel, very elegant and stylish. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week,

    hugs Vicky xxx

  27. Gorgeous Hazel, these are really pretty - I like both the gold and silver.

    Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog - good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  28. I love these..Very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  29. Wow that's a lot of Christmas cards that you managed to get done! Very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  30. Oh wow, these are so beautiful! The lucky recievers are going to be thrilled to have one! Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  31. Beautiful embossed Christmas cards, love both the gold and silver. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!

  32. Really elegant creations!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  33. These are so pretty - I love the CAS style, so elegant!

    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


  34. Very pretty and you have been very busy. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  35. Gorgeous cards!!! I have that stamp! It's actually one of the first stamps I used last year for a Christmas card. I stamped them silver on blue but I REALLY like yours on black! I think I will have to try and make a few for next year on black! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  36. What a gorgeous CAS Design! Those Angels look awesome in the metallics on the black! I have loads of Christmas cards I need to get done too! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  37. These are so pretty, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, marion

  38. So sparkly and shinny! Love that image! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  39. Very nice, love the shine and elegance. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx

  40. There are beautiful! Thanks for linking to Stamp Your Life first challenge!

  41. Hallo,
    very nice cards - I like them. Many thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.

  42. Hazel these are gorgeous!!

    ok i have to laugh as we make card all year long for challenges and still need more??? lol i need about 15 still!!

    so glad you joined us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life :)

  43. Very stylish cards. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  44. Very elegant cards... and so many! Wonderful job with the heat embossing

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

  45. Very elegant cards... and so many! Wonderful job with the heat embossing

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

  46. you have been one busy elf! so beautiful I like the silver ones a tad more not sure why...Thank you so very much for joining the LSP make it sparkle challenge this week. Karen

  47. A gorgeous collection of cards, Hazel. I like the gold and the silver. Lovely image and your design really makes it stand out.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  48. Another gorgeous batch of cards. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  49. The metallic and black contrast is stunning. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenges and best of luck!


  50. Sehr schön sieht das aus.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  51. 2 very pretty cards-love the heat embossing in silver as well-Thanks for sharing it with us at the Great Impressions Stamps “anything goes” challenge

  52. Stunning cards Hazel and very elegant. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC.
    Debbie x

  53. Very nice card Hazel! I always love elegant cards and this is one of them. Just perfect for the season. So glad you played along with us at The Stamping Shack.
    xx Ria

  54. Stunning cards
    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow
    Hugs Shaz x

  55. So beautiful is your card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

  56. I love all the gold and silver embossing. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

  57. Very noble and classy!
    Thanks for playing with us at SFC!
    xxx Andrea

  58. Great cards. Very elegant. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill A x

  59. Gorgeous elegant cards. Thank you for joining us at Cards Galore this Month. Good luck!

    Linda DT

  60. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  61. These are gorgeous - really quite a simple design, but definitely will get a 'wow' from the recipient. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  62. Wow you have been busy Hazel. Fab clean design, luv 'em. Thanks for joining NMW Challenges this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  63. Looks good. What a list of challenges you've find...
    Thanks for joining us at AnMaCreatief challenge! Greetings Adriana

  64. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!

  65. Beautiful cards! The metallic embossing looks fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  66. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  67. So pretty. Love the sparkle from the metalic embossing
    Thanks for joining at The Stamping Shack Sparkle & Shine challenge

  68. What Beautiful cards! WOW!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  69. YAY for using up older supplies!!! Glad you didn't throw them out they look great on these cards!!!

    Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps

  70. Wow, you've been busy Hazel. Fabulous metallic cards and a lovely traditional image.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Lili’s Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  71. I like the silver better too, I think it looks very crisp against the black.

    Hope you are getting down on your pile of cards to make. I am frantically trying to make more but hubby's birthday and sisters wedding have got in the way a bit....

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  72. You have been busy Hazel
    Thanks for joining in with our Glitter and Sparkle challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member

  73. Oohhh your cards are realy beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!!

    gr. arjette.

  74. amazing cards..
    Thank you for your participate on Kreativer Bastel Blog..

    Hugs, Katrin

  75. Hallo,
    das ist eine soooo bezaubernde Karte mit einem ganz tollen colorierten Motiv!!!
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    Liebe Grüße

  76. Very elegant cards. Thanks for playing in TSB challenge! ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  77. Wow! You have been a busy woman!!! These look great. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique for Challenge #61 - Holiday Cards. We hope to see you in future challenges! Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  78. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! Hope to see you again soon!

  79. I love your elegant christmascards!! Thanks a lot for joing our Stempelsonnenchallenge,
    hugs Andrea

  80. Great card set. Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

  81. Beautiful and elegant. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  82. Lovely card, thanks for joining us in the first Stamp Your Life challenge.

  83. WOW Stunning selection of cards, they look amazing!

    Thanks for joining in with us over at The Stamping Shack, I hope you will join us for our next challenge! x

  84. Fabulous selection of cards. Thank you for joining us at CBN this month.

    Linda DT xxx

  85. Great quick cards and a lovely stamp/
    Thank you for joining the 'it's your choice' challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  86. What a gorgeous creations!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at AnMaCreatief.

    Lins :)


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