Thursday 23 July 2015

Joy to the World Angel Kisses

Hello to all my friends and followers today, I hope you are all having a lovely week so far.
I am doing a post today as we are off visiting the in-laws for the next couple of days and are then visiting Whitby which I'm really looking forward to. My son is staying home to look after the house and all the animals and I think his girlfriend is going to be keeping an eye on him!
I will be taking my tablet with me as we have wi fi in the guest houses we are staying in so hopefully I will be able to still visit and comment on your makes over the next few days. If I don't get round to everyone though please forgive me, I will do my best.
I have done a first for me - I've made a Christmas card in the middle of summer!!
Now normally I'm the sort that doesn't even stamp a Christmas image until at least the end of November. I don't make that many Christmas cards, only a few for close family which totals about 6. But, I have seen  nothing but challenges this past week for Christmas in July so I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a go!!
I'd won this gorgeous image from Lacy Sunshine in a facebook challenge so she was calling out to be made up into a card. I knew that I wanted to keep it quite simple and focus on the image so I was drawn to the sketch over at Sketch Saturday-a very CAS style. I'd also seen the challenge at Fab n Funky for no design papers so thought I'd try and combine the two. I used my Tim Holz distress inks to ink the edge of the layer and then mounted that onto silver mirri card I coloured the image with Promarkers to match, adding a little silver gel pen too. For the faux ribbon strip at the bottom I inked a strip of white card again with distress inks and stamped the snowflakes with a magazine freebie stamp. The sentiment was from another freebie set and it was cut and layered with Nellie Snellen oval dies.  I added a few little silver snowflakes made with an Xcut punch and lots of glitter to her wings:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday -sketch#370
Fab N Funky -no Designer Papers
I love Promarkers #279 -CAS
Crafters Cafe-xmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown# 254 -xmas in July
Addicted to Stamps #154 -CAS
Die Cuttin Divas #225 -xmas in July
{Pin}spirational challenges #145 -xmas in July
Crafting for all Seasons #106-xmas in July
Lacy Sunshine -anything goes

Well that's it from me for today, thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you wish to leave.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll see you all next Friday when I'm back home.
Andree x


  1. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  2. This is gorgeous Andree, such a sweet image and beautiful colours.
    I have you have a fabulous time away.
    Sue xx

  3. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge.

  4. Hi Andree
    This is a gorgeous that cute image....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Oh my this is so lovely! Lacy Sunshine images are always so beautiful. It looks so wonderful in purple. One less Christmas card to get done later :o) Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!

  6. this is beautiful love the soft tones . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

  7. beautifully coloured angel,
    thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, PINspirational DT

  8. Really beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color your World by Lacy Sunshine!
    Sandra (DT)

  9. Beautiful Andree, love this most gorgeous card and one of my fav it.xx

  10. very sweet. thanks for playing with Die Cuttin' Divas Christmas in July Challenge.

  11. This is so pretty! I love the image and pretty non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  12. So soft and pretty!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  13. Such a beautiful card! I really like your colouring and this super cute image! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  14. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  15. Oh Andree this is so beautiful that image is so pretty I love the clean and simple design it is perfect.
    lorraine x


  16. Your talented I love your card thank you for joining us at I love pro markers challenge blog x good luck hugs sharon xx

  17. Beautiful card!!! Your angel is lovely.
    Thanks for joining this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!!

  18. Aw....What a sweet image....great design....Joolsx

  19. Gorgeous Christmas card with beautiful colours and I love the simple design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K x

  20. Love this card! so soft colors! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
    Olesya DT

  21. This is a fabulous card, such a lovely CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  22. so delicate, thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, PINspirational DT

  23. A beautiful and delicate card - I love it.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x