Saturday, 27 July 2013

Christmas Angel

Hello lovely people,

I apologise for my erratic posting at present - I did posts 3 days in a row at the end of last week and then...silence!  I have to admit that I have been rather enjoying the sunshine and spending less time in my craft room than usual :-)

I did pop in for long enough to create something for our new challenge at Totally Gorjuss where we have the theme of...
Christmas in July!

If you are a regular visitor you will know this is my second Christmas card this year so I shall now consider myself well ahead of the game and not touch my Christmas stuff until December... yeah, that's a good plan!

We are sponsored by the totally wonderful Saturated Canary this week so I am sharing a card using one of the fab Christmas images.

I had another play with my Frantage and got a lighter sprinkling this time round - this stuff is seriously gorgeous!  I am going to need more colours...
I also kept the colour palette really limited as I love the frosty look for Christmas cards.  I added a little Glossy Accents to the baubles but, as usual, it doesn't show up in the photos.
Here's a closer look anyway at this sweet angel;

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics
Swirly edges: Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangles (cut up into bits)
Frantage: Stampendous shabby white
Snowflakes: Quickutz die
Pearls: from The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/51 & R30
Hair: E41/42/43
Blue bits: B0000/000/00 & blender
Grey bits: T0/1/2 & blender

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1.  Saturated Canary (glamour and glitz)
2.  A Little Bit Crafty (die-ing for it)
3.  Papertake Weekly (die-ing for a punch)
4.  Divas by Design (anything goes)
5.  The Ribbon Girl (blue and white)

For more Christmas inspiration pop over to Totally Gorjuss and see what my teamies have created.  And don't forget that if you join in our challenge you could win a prize from Saturated Canary :-)

I think it is set to rain tomorrow so maybe I will actually get some more crafting done!  Not that I am going so far as to request rain for this purpose of course - that would be madness!

Thanks for visiting,

Kat xx


Sue said...

This is stunning Kat. I love the pretty image, your colouring is fabulous and the papers are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

aw, she is so sweet, Kat, with the little ornaments dangling from her wings. Your shading looks very pretty, and your card is lovely. hugs, de

Christine L said...

She's so gorgeous Kat... and you've made a perfect job colouring her and using the frantage... I did try to warn you, it's an addiction!

Christine x

The Craft Bucket said...

Simply beautiful, gorgeous colours. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Sue said...

Hello again Kat, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this image and your card is gorgeous. I make Christmas cards all year or wouldn't have enough to sell and send x

Vicky said...

Love this card & this is one of my fave SC crimbo images.
Thank you for joining us over at Saturated Canary & we hope you will join us again hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the sweet image and the soft colours of the papers are so beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

l love your creation, goodluck in our challenge this week over on divas by designs xx

Gail said...

Wow...I want to be able to color hair like this. It's perfect. This card is so pretty in blue and white...and the Frantage is perfect around the image! Very pretty and lovely sewing, too! --Gail