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

Happy Silver Anniversary, Clifford and Susan

Susan asked me to make a card for her to give to Clifford for their Silver Wedding Anniversary today. I made it a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't show it then because Clifford visits Facebook and might well have noticed it, especially as it has his name on it.

Wish you both a very Happy Anniversary ... and many more to come.

The card blank is 8 x 8. The background paper is an unknown make - I chose it because it has a lovely subtle blend of colours that compliment, but, hopefully, don't detract from the silver elements. The wording was generated from computer and printed (a few trial and error attempts before I got the right size to fit the spaces!

The sparkly ribbons were from Hobbycraft. The silver swans forming the heart in the middle and the padded silver hearts have been in my 'romance' box for ages - just right for this card. The die cuts were created with Spellbinders d-lites 'marvellous squares' - the middle one is a piece of Hunkydory foiled card with swirls - can't really see it here.

As the card was 8 x 8 I didn't have an insert for that size, so I used a couple of Kanban greetings instead.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
CRAFT 214: here comes the bride - wedding/anniversary
Scrappers delights 2die cuts or punches
A little bit crafty July: die-ing for it - die cuts
Happy campers 19: bling
Artistic inspirations 49: bling
Love to create 73: ribbon & bling
Pink gem 87: lots of layers
Crazy challenge 149: without stamps
Cardmakin mamas 72: monochromatic
Creative craft 14: numbers
Clear it out: make someone's day + stash: something sparkly
As you like it 5: favourite 3 embellishments and why - fancy die cuts (so versatile), ribbon (always very attractive) and gems (nice to add some sparkle) - but this was a difficult one because I love other embellies as well!
Papertake: old, new, borrowed or blue
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 24: anything goes
Paperminutes 277: anything goes
Great impressions July: anything goes
Catch the bug July anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
613 avenue create 27: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 11: anything goes
Sister act 14: anything goes
Make it Monday 148
Inspire me Fridays 110
52 card pickup 2.27

I'm editing to add to Moxie fab world Tuesday trigger: a little romance, where this image as given: