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