Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Christmas angels are for men too

The theme for week 27 on Facebook Sunday's with Santa is 'a card for a man' - I was going to make something completely different, but then I thought 'angels are for men too', so here is the card.

I've used a black card that I actually made for last Christmas - made a batch of these to sell in packs of 5 - this one was held back because there were a couple of marks of embossing where they shouldn't have been. I found it up and thought it was silly to waste it, so I've added some silver sparkly snowflakes so you can't see the couple of stray bits of embossing any more. I'm quite pleased with this because it's hard to see which is the stamped image and which are the sparkly stickers.

The lovely angel stamp had been inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

The backing paper is from the Authentique 'peaceul' 6 x 6 pad.

I'm showing this card as an inspiration for The glory of Christmas challenge 11: angel - please go and have a look and join in with your Christmas card featuring an angel - we'd love to see you there.

This is also for:

My heart pieces: use your favourite thing - stamping/embossing
Festive Friday 12: trigger challenge - snow
Party time Tuesday 128: wing it
Platypus creek digitals 36: Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in July
LEJ 61: Christmas in July
Stamp and create July: Christmas in July
Melonheadz friends: emboss it
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: dies and punches
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: Christmas in July
The stamp spot July: Christmas in July
Allways something creative 57: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: Christmas anything goes
Papertake: old, new, borrowed or blue - all supplies were old
Paperminutes 277: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
613 avenue create 27: anything goes
Sister act 14: anything goes
Make it Monday 148
Inspire me Fridays 110
52 card pickup 2.27


  1. love the sparkle...Karen

  2. The angel looks stunning embossed in Silver Hazel.

    Thank you so much sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Beautifully well made card. Glitter makes such a dynamic impact. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. Lovely card - great colours

  5. Love the silver embossing. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Melonheadz Friends.

    Emily, DT

  6. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you next week. =0)

  7. This is such a classy Christmas card!
    I love how you arranged the heat embossed angel image and the glittery snowflakes - beautiful!

  8. Fantastic card and colors. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. so true Hazel, who couldn't use an Angel's influence. he's one of my favourite Christmas images I must say, and looks stunning in silver on black.

  10. Love all the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  11. Just beautiful Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  12. What a beautiful design! Thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

  13. wow Hazel this is my fav card out of the 3 you have entered for The Stamp Spot.
    Exceptional stamping and embossing and I cannot believe the bigger snowflakes are not part of the stamp - it is wonderful how they blend in so nicely with the main image. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Spot in the Christmas in July challenge.

  14. This is so Beautiful, I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  15. Your cards always remind me of such traditional beauties from years ago. Another gorgeous one! Thank you so much for playing along again!

  16. Love the embossing, great snowflake additions too! The silver looks so effective on the black cardstock!

    Thanks for joining in at The Stamp Spots Christmas in July Challenge!

  17. This is beautiful, I love all the sparkle x
    Thank you for joining the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  18. Super card, Hazel, and, yes, why not angels for men. Elizabeth xx

  19. I wouldn't have known this was embossed Hazel, thought it was all die-cuts. It's gorgeous.
    Sue x

  20. This is gorgeous Hazel! Thank you so much for joining us over at Stamp and Create! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  21. Very pretty, Hazel - love the silver on the dark background! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!

  22. A beautiful card Hazel; it is so elegant. Love it!

    Hugs, Dawn

  23. Thank you so much for joining LEJ Designs Challenge No. 61 - Christmas in July, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog...

    Stunning, elegant and rich looking Christmas card. I love the silver and black colour mix and the layout of the card is perfect. Gorgeous gorgeous image and the embellishments finish it off perfectly. Beautiful!

    We always have lovely digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs as prizes, as well as other crafty bits from our amazing sponsors. Please pop by each week and join in if you can.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  24. So beautifull and elegant, thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    Hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

  25. So pretty and elegant! Love the angel and sparkly snowflakes! Great job keeping this black card alive!! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  26. Beautiful card Hazel and so elegant. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  27. Hazel,
    thank you so much for leaving me such a nice comment on my blog regarding my entry for the guys card! I very much enjoyed looking through your blog. thanks. Tampastamper12

  28. Beautiful and so elegant, Hazel!!! I went the black/silver route, myself, this time. I think it has such a classic and elegant look. Thanks so much for joining us again at Festive Friday...so nice to see you from week to week!

  29. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  30. Beautiful embossing, Hazel - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  31. WOW! Three projects you have made for our christmas challenge. Thank you so much, you´re allways bussy.
    Have a fab weekend.
    XOXO Clarissa

  32. This is so sparkly and beautiful, Hazel! I love this angel!

  33. Beautiful card Hazel! Really pretty with the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  34. Love this pretty card...the snowflakes look like they were meant to be there all along...like they were part of the stamp!

  35. A gorgeous card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs

  36. So beautiful and sparkly!
    Thanks so much for linking up at The Stamp Spot this month!
    Jess D TSS DT

  37. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the silver embossing.
    Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot, Christmas in July challenge!

    TSS DT

  38. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black And More @ Allsorts, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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