Saturday, 12 July 2014

Better late than never ...

... I hope!

I hope the girls at Christmas Card Club will forgive me that I am nearly two weeks late with my card for Maureen's 'angels' challenge. I am so sorry, but a combination of being away from home and then coming back unwell has meant I've got behind with some things and am still playing catch up.

I've made a clean and simple card (hope that doesn't sound as if I took the easy route because it wasn't that simple to actually achieve).  I used one of my favourite Inkadinkado angel stamps and the lovely Hampton Art 'thoughts and prayers' sentiment stamp, inking both of them with versamark and heat embossing with sterling silver powder (I can't find my detail silver powder - it isn't in the place where it should be, which I don't understand).

I based the card on the sketch for Atlantic hearts sketch challenge 63:

 I thought the card looked a little too plain and stark with just the angel and the sentiment, so I added some very quick faux stitching doodled roughly with a versamark pen, which I then heat embossed with the sterling silver.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Divas by design: things with wings
Just inspirational July: stitching real or faux
Sunday stamper 315: use a greeting
Sweet stamps 177: gold and/or silver
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
Scrappy hands 16: using stamps
Fantasy stampers 14: clean and simple
CAS on Sunday 37: one layer wonder
Flat friends 22: 1 layer cards
Sparkle n sprinkle July: anything goes (with embossing powder)
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Red rubber inspirationals 128: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes


  1. What a lovely image Hazel - I think the faux stitching has just finished this one off nicely!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  2. Hazel this is just beautifully elegant with the black and white.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. That is gorgeous Hazel and no need to apologise, Real life gets in the way of our crafting, grr!
    Love this card Karen xx

  4. I'm here from the Simply Less Is More blog and I'm not seeing the fingerprint but your card is lovely and I DO love that Inkadinkado image


  5. Simply elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  6. Beautiful elegant card, love the embossing with silver pearl, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  7. Love the embossing, super card. Thank you for calling at Sweet Stampin' this week. debbiex

  8. Gorgeous sparkly Christmas card and I love your faux stitching. Thanks for playing with us at AHSC this week.

  9. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  10. Simple but very elegant love it,thank you for joining in with us at sassy studios and good luck

  11. Beautiful card, wonderful design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. Beautiful CAS card. Great idea to create faux embossed stitching around the edges! I may have to CASE that idea :-). SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  13. The silver embossing looks so pretty on the black! I love the faux stitching. Great job! Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge this month! xo

  14. Lovely, I really like that you embossed the angel. This turned out fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  15. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Hands Challenge

  16. Simply Beautiful ! I love this. Thank you so much for sharing with us at AHSC!

  17. Really love this card - the silver on black looks gorgeous and I really like the image and sentiment :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

  18. Your colors are very eye catching and different for Christmas. Your card is so pretty.

  19. I just love this card! Great job! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  20. Beautiful card! I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  21. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

  22. Love all the embossing on the dark color! Thank you for joining in my Anything Goes challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  23. What a lovely Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  24. Hi Hazel,
    A really lovely stamp and I love your very elegant silver embossing on black - so striking! Thank you for sharing your Christmas card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  25. Very striking card - love the contrast! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  26. Such a lovely CAS Christmas card - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  27. Stunning, Hazel and certainly not easy - love the striking silver on the black background. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  28. Beautiful Card Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Hugs Sandra dt xx

  29. I love the black and silver contrast for a christmas craft! Well done!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

  30. Love the black and white. Card is very pretty! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at Treasured Times!

  31. Have you noticed you're a winner on the Scrappy Hands Challenge blog? You sure deserve it - your card is fab!
    Tammy, Scrappy Hands


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