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Saturday, 2 January 2010

A is for Angel


I'm playing along at ABC Christmas Challenge, with the intention of having a good amount of Christmas cards done in good time for next year! The first Challenge is A for Angels, with the added option of a charm. I've left off the charm as I had a real shock when I posted a lot of cards this year as so many needed extra postage thanks to my embellishments :). I've based the card on a sketch challenge by Caz at Cute Card Thursday. Caz says it's only her second sketch - great sketch Caz, thanks.

The angel stamp is a Lili of the Valley stamp. I stamped it onto watercolour paper with the intention of using Distress Inks, but when I coloured it this morning I reached automatically for my Copics. They are meant to be best used on smooth paper, but I found they were ok on the textured paper though the colours were much brighter and stronger than usual. The angel is cut out with a deckle-edged Nestie and her wings painted with Glossy Accents. The music paper in the background is another Magnolia Christmas DP that I didn't cut into before Christmas, isn't it beautiful? Sentiment from Craftwork Cards, ribbon from stash.

19 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet card! I love the colors you used and that image is darling!!

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  2. Beautiful card Anne. I love the image and papers.
    Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

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  3. Sweet card....love the angel!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  4. Delightful image- beautiful coloring! Your sketch card is perfect! Happy New Year!

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  5. Hi Anne! What a beautiful card and a sweet little image.

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  6. awww, what a darling card! The angel is so pretty :) And I just love all your papers!

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  7. What a darling card..such a sweet angel!

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  8. This is just lovely. That image is adorable. Good for you getting ahead on cards for next Christmas.

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  9. Very nice card! Great idea to get started on Christmas cards early. I will follow your lead :) Happy New year!

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  10. Wonderful take on the sketch. I love the musical not background to go witn your little angel

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  11. What a sweet image! You did a great job with the sketch!

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  12. I love this card,,, and NEED that stamp !! :-) Gorgeous ! I love the papers you used and the sketch is fab ! :-)
    I know what you mean re posting cards ,,, it is not just the postage either is it ,,, I had to buy loads of padded envelopes too ,,, lol :-)


    thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x

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  13. Lovely card, I agree Lols I need that stamp to its sooooo pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    and your support!!

    Samantha :0)

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  14. this is soo pretty, i love the papers!

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  15. I love the cute angel on this card. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

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  16. Is that a Carlie sketch? It's really cute and you have done a wonderful job. I love that angel.

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  17. Lovely card..thank you for joining us at ABC..
    Jan..x

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