Wednesday 19 December 2012

Snowflake angel

I was asked by a friend to make this card for his wife. I knew that she really likes the Inkadinkado angel stamp that I've been using recently so I suggested I use it on the card. I inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail, doing the same with random placing of some of my favourite Inkadinkado snowflake stamps. I used some Hobbycraft sheer ribbon with gems and a couple of strips of Paper Cellar glitter strips as a stopper for the upright of the easel. The sentiment stamps were random ones from my stash.

 Unfortunately, I had to take quick photos yesterday before my friend came to collect the card. I know that his wife sees what's on my blog, so I had to wait till tonight to show the card (he should have given it to her by now!). So the photos aren't wonderful (not that they are usually, anyway - lol!).

This is my card for today's facebook A card a day and also for:

Card mania 10: snowflakes
The sisterhood of crafters: Christmas with a background  twist - stamped background
The house that stamps built DCC1219: two shades of blue (the card blank is a deep navy blue)
Inky impressions 90: sparkle
Joanna Sheen: with love at Christmas
PanPastel 49: Christmas
More than favors wacky Wednesday 78: Christmas
Kaboodle 150: Christmas/holiday/anything goes
Paper pretties Monday 70: Christmas
Victorine 49: non traditional Christmas
Celebrate the occasion 93: Christmas - anything goes
Creative craft challenges: non traditional Christmas
Tanda teaser 204: chilly colours
Simon says: merry Christmas
Emerald faerie garden 38: Christmas
Ladybug: anything goes at Christmas
Loves rubber stamps 31: merry Christmas
Top tip Tuesday 92: anything Christmas with special rules
Crafts and me: winter wonderland bumper Christmas challenge
Penny's 107: merry Christmas
Ribbon carousel 75: holiday spirit
Fab n funky 152: add ribbon and/or lace
Artistic inspirations 20: anything goes
Squigglefly 50: anything goes with a sentiment
Tammy scraping corner 41: anything goes
Divas by design 66: anything goes
The paper shelter 93: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 29: anything goes
Really reasonable ribbon 62: anything goes and ribbon
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Stamptacular 194: Christmas time
Quirky crafts 26: last minute Christmas
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Cards galore December: Christmas
Card and scrap 45: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 59: anything goes with Christmas
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
House of gilli 48: add sparkle
Crafty boots: Christmas
Make it Monday


  1. Wow Hazel, this is just beautiful and so creative. Love the silver and white. A great easel design.
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  2. What a fabulous and most elegant card this is Hazel. Very stylish. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I´d also like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, take care, Ira x

  3. Really pretty and eye-catching

  4. Just gorgeous Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘HAND STAMPED BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon! Merry Christmas!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. This is gorgeous! The silver embossing is just stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  6. Beautiful card, lovely image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

    Pat xx

  7. Beautiful card Hazel. Thanks for playing Squigglefly's last challenge of the year! Merry Christmas to you!

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania! I hope to see you again in our next challenge! Ani

  9. Beautiful. I just love all that embossing. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.

  10. Hi Hazel
    I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. What an angelic ease card! Made so beautifully and a joy to look at.
    Michaela xx

  11. Hazel I am back with my design team hat on. This is just gorgeous. Love all the silver. 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}

  12. Stunning Hazel, I really love this card.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. absolutly stunning love the design
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    have a great christmas

  14. Beautiful card Hazel. Special folds are always fun. And what sparkle! Thanks for joining Artistic Inspirations!

  15. Great card Hazel, I'm sure your friend's wife will love it. Thanks for joining us the week for Anything Goes.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  16. Beautiful and so elegant too with the pretty silver! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  17. Pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  18. Such a gorgeous and elegant Christmas card!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  19. such a beautiful the sparkle technique. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  20. Simply gorgeous and so elegant!

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm number 64, 110, 132 & 167

    Merry Christmas!


    Stop by my blog to check out my Winter Blog Candy!

  21. Your friend's wife is going to be thrilled with this, Hazel!!! Gorgeous work on this. Thank you for bringing it to our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

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  23. This is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Happy Holidays.

  24. It's magnificent, Hazel! Love the silver embossing and all the metallic shine. Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner and at Perfect Sentiments this week. Good luck in those draws.
    NanaConnie DT

  25. very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  26. This card is so elegant. Beautiful colour combination and the embossing adds to the richness. Love the jewelled ribbon as well. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes atc challenge at ATCs With Attitude. I hope we see you again in the new year.

  27. Fabby card! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  28. A beauty as usual, Hazel! Gorgeous embossing :) Thanks so much for playing along with our Hand Stamped Background at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  29. This is a beautiful Easel card, love the embossing and the fabulous images. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  30. beautiful card - love the stamps xx and way to go on the number of challenges you linked up xx thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

  31. Gorgeous easel card! Love the elegance of the silver and navy - so striking! :) Thank you for playing along with our "Merry Christmas" challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xox

  32. Aww gorgeous looks really shimmery and sparkly. Thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations. hugs trisha dt.

  33. That is a suchb a gorgeous card. Your friend's wife must have been delighted. I hopped here from MiM:o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@36)

  34. You came through for your friend beautifully!! This is a stunning and elegant card for his wife. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenges at:
    Make It Monday
    Top Tip Tuesday and

    Hope you had a joyous and blessed Christmas. :)

    Lisa xx

  35. This is a stunning easel card, beautiful Hazel! Thanks for joining us in the last challenge of the year, hope to see you again in 2013! Julie.x

  36. A beautiuful Easel card Hazel. Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  37. Stunning Card. Thanks for joining us at Pin & Tack. Kim xx

  38. Very elegant! Love all the embossing! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration. Hope to see you again. hugs

  39. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck.

    Caz PPC DT

  40. I love, love love this card!! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

  41. Lovely easel card....

    Merry Christmas n Happy New Year.
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamp N Doodle.


  42. What a beautiful card, love all the embossing :)Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges x

  43. Simply beautiful card, I just love all the shine! Thank you for joining us this month at the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Wags 'n Whiskers DT


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