Wednesday 4 July 2012

#124 An Angel's Fanfare

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - music related
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 voucher)

Hi all. I am giving myself a pat on the back for actually making my first Christmas card this week. I am sure that last year I had loads of them done by the end of June, (well, certainly a fair few, LOL) but just haven't managed it so far this year.  I took the opportunity of our music-related theme this week to use this fab Mo Manning image of Monique, blowing her celestial trumpet.  The image was coloured entirely with Promarkers other than the tiny stars and, as I wanted Monique's mat to be circular I did the honours using my Cameo so she was a p&c.

Also done as a print & cut were the 3 horizontal sections of music.  To create them, I found my book of carols from the music stool, scanned 'Angels We Have Heard On High' and then changed the colour of the musical notations in a graphics program to navy.  Then it was back to the Cameo where I merged the resulting file into my 3 rectangles I then chose the Advanced option on the Fill Pattern drop down list and rescaled and panned. (First time for me using those particular features too). This rotated & resized the music & allowed me to select different lines of the score. (Sorry if you are not a Silhouette Cameo user & this bit has bored you, LOL).  I then inked the edges & matted them up.

The top of the card, as well as a couple of mats (including one on the inside), were cut using a beautiful design created by Isabel 'Isareca' which I extended to go along the length of the main card. (So if you are reading this Isabel, I hope you like what I did with the file).  I then embellished this design with tiny gems. The blue paper is from Wishing Well Designs.

On the inside of the card I replicated the angel's image but created a cut file to surround it, welding words from the carol around the edge. The white mat with the decorative border on the opposite side is for the 'to' & 'from' to be added later.

Thanks for taking the time to view my card today. Hope you like it.

Tine :)

Crop Stop - feeling blue
Winter Wonderland - monochrome
Christmas Card - monochrome
Frosted Designs - circles
Phindy's Place - inspired by a song (Carol - Angels We Have Heard On High)
Stamping Sisters In Christ - use something new (dp plus the sentiment cut file I made)
Fashionista - winged things
Stampman - bling
Hotshot - distress ink
Hooked On Craft - Christmas in July
Squirrel & Fox - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
Ladybug - Christmas in July
Mo's Digital - straight from the heart (made to give to a friend)
Cupcake Craft Room - layers
Papertake - anything goes
Sassy Cheryl - anything goes
52CCT - anything goes.


  1. WOW this is a stunning christmas card the layout is fantastic as are the colours. Caroline xxx

  2. Breathtaking card Tine - just stunning, Jo x

  3. A truly stunning card, the image is so beautiful and I love the colours


  4. Such a gorgeous card ,love the image....great

  5. Stunning card - thanks for playing along with the challenge this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  6. Very elegant and beautiful card. Thanks for joining our CropStop Blue Challenge.

  7. It certainly is a beautiful '1st Christmas' card. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  8. Such a cute design, the inside is very pretty too. Nice work!

  9. Beautiful work! I love all the details! Lovely coloring too and I love how you embellished the inside of the card.

  10. Wow wow wow!!! What a great work of art! You are one talented lady! I've been thinking about the cameo. Maybe I'll have to think a little harder. You are a great sales woman! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at SSiC this week!

  11. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for sharing with us at 52CCT this week!

  12. Boy, I think I can actually see the Milky Way... great coloring and stunning card!

  13. Tine, your card is another example of your creative genius. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Wonderful sweet card, love the cute image and the pretty details.

  15. Wow Tine! That night sky background is stunning! I love how you finish the insides of the cards so nicely too. When is it going to rub off on me, I wonder?

  16. Well done for learning new tricks on your Cameo Tine! I would love one of these types of machines (probably a Cricut) and seeing your card has put it further up my wish list lol. Love the blue and your sheet music is a great background to Monique :-D Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July Challenge at LCI this month xx

  17. Such a gorgeous card! LOVE your image--and the blue is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  18. Tine what a wonderful card. I love the image and the colours and the inside details. Superb.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionista this month.

  19. love your card!! I don't want to think about Christmas yet though!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

  20. Wow, what a beautiful creation - I love that you decorated the inside too!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

  21. What a darling card! I just love the DP you have used with that image!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox in our Christmas in July Challenge!

    Linda xx

  22. Oh so pretty! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  23. Very Cute Card!!! Love it !! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft! Good Luck .. Hugs Michelle

  24. Glorious angelic creation Tine! :) Love the cutwork on the inside, its brilliant hun! :)



  25. Stunning card both inside handout! I love what you've done with this!
    So glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  26. Hi Tine! Such a totally adorable card. I love your choice of colors...and your coloring is brilliant! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  27. I'm amazed by your card... your coloring is perfect!
    thanks for playing with us at cupcake craftroom

  28. this is a stunning card!
    I love this stamp and your coloring is perfect!
    thanks for playing with us at cupcake craftroom

  29. Fabulous design. Thanks for sharing with the Cupcake Craftroom. Hugs x