Sunday, 1 June 2014

CCAYR June challenge: Christmas angels

As it's 1 June, it's time for a new monthly challenge on Christmas cards all year round and today it's all about Christmas angels. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and please get out those Christmas angels supplies and join in. If you do so before next Saturday evening, you could also link your card to the Glory of Christmas challenge 34 where the theme is also 'angels'.

My first design card I printed out the sheet music for Hark! The herald angels sing, stamped with one of my favourite angel stamps inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail gold powder - unfortunately, the photo doesn't show the shine of the embossing. I kept the card simple by just adding the piece of organza ribbon with gems (from Hobbycraft).

I have to confess that I'm cutting corners today with this card because the challenge for today's Christmas Card Club chosen by Sue J is 'nativity scene'. I had been hoping to get a separate card done, but time has defeated me and rather than not submit a card today, I'm adding this one and hope I will be forgiven.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 21
Fab n funky 218: it's Christmas
Winter wonderland: no red or green
Crimbo crackers 65: no designer paper
Sweet stamps 171: no designer paper
My time to craft 250: no design papers
Hobby cutz 50: no designer paper
Chocolate, coffee & cards 66: embossing
Use your stuff 137: bling
Everybody art 280: bling bling
Sparkle n sprinkle June: anything goes - with embossing powder
Artistic inspirations 93: anything goes with the twist of things with wings
Craft room: wings
A song in your He{art}: gift of wings
Sisters of craft June: anything goes
Crafty catz 233: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Treasured times 19: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 196: anything goes
The pink elephant 252: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 59: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes


  1. Hello Hazel what a gorgeous card, that is a beautiful Angel image and embossing is so lovely, I'm sure this one will offer loads of inspiration, hugs Kate x

  2. Beautiful card, we used to chat daily on the old Tando blog and I'm trying to catch up with old friends!! Trust you are well - glad you are still creating gorgeous projects. TC and enjoy last bit of the week end x

  3. I love your card I love the song
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  4. Fantabulous card Hazel! huggles Sue xx

  5. This is a gorgeous angel Hazel. It has always been a fave of mine too!
    Great sparkly and stunning.

  6. So sweet! Love the way you did this angel - magical! Hugz!!!

  7. Hazel that heralding Angel is a gorgeous stamp. Love the gold embossing over the Christmas Carol paper. Beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining in our Christmas Challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous makes. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  8. Hi Hazel.....what a lovely stamp...just a great card...and we all understand the pressures so dont worry...xxxxx

  9. Oh Hazel this is so pretty, I really must get back making my festive cards. Thanks for playing on My Time to Craft this week, Love Hazelxox

  10. Gorgeous card Hazel...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  11. Utterly charming, the carol is the perfect pairing with the lovely angel. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  12. I know it isn't Nativity Hazel but it is really lovely. I am thinking of having a go at this with some of my silhouette stamps now! Inspiration indeed!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N

  14. A fabulous Christmas card Hazel :-) great background and the angel is stunning Thank you for entering at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  15. That IS a gorgeous angel stamp and you've really made it shine with the embossing and the inspired music paper background. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  16. Love that angel stamp! Great design and colors too. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  17. This is gorgeous and so clever to print out the sheet music. I think this should qualify for you challenge as an angel is part of the nativity scene :-). So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too.

  18. Wow!!! Your card in absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges.

    Anne-Marie x x

  19. Hello Hazel your christmas card is lovely. thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  20. Gorgeous card Hazel, the angel is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  21. This is gorgeous Hazel and so clever. The image is perfect for the carol behind it!

    Thanks for sharing in our No Designer Paper challenge

    Hobby Cutz

  22. This card is stunning with beautiful imagery! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  23. Gorgeous card. Love the paper. Thanks for joining us at A Song in Your He{ART}.

  24. Very sweet and elegant. Thanks for playing at hobby cutz challenge blog. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  25. great angel christmas card, very elegant, thanks for sharing at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  26. I would never have thought using sheet music, such a novel idea. That stamp is lovely when its embossed like that. Thank you for linking up to the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  27. Gorgeous card, Hazel!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  28. lovely and simple. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. I love it. michelle dt. xx


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