Wednesday 4 January 2012

#98 Christening Day Angels

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - buttons & lace
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 gift voucher)

First of all, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year - & for my first card to post in 2012 I have used an image from A Day for Daisies called 'Angels Resting' to create a christening card. These angels contemplating the Spellbinder's cross, were coloured with Promarkers and Stickles applied to their wings. This was then matted onto silver mirri and a touch more sparkle comes from the gems added to the layered cross.

The white card layer beneath the image's mat was run through an embossing folder, well twice actually, as these things really are not made the right size for our regular square cards are they?  Whilst the join wasn't actually too bad, any discrepancy in the design was covered up anyway with the narrow floral lace onto which I also added a flower made using a Marianne Creatables die with the obligatory button in the centre.

The insert was given a deckled edge and uses a verse from 'verses4cards', altering the font & alignment.

As this was of course, a rather special card, I decided to make it a coordinating box, so used the same pearlescent cardstock as the card base & part of the cross for the box's top & decorated it with another Spellbinders' cross as well as a lacy shape from the Lace Doily Accents set.  The four tiny sections which had popped out of the die cut silver cross I used as embellishments & added them to the corners of the box lid.  I then created an insert for the box (well, it isn't as if I didn't have enough to do is it, LOL), and this time used a sentiment from 'verses-for-cards'.

Tine :)

Glitter Geeks - brand spanking new (image & new life as a Christian)
Simon Says - new something
Allsorts - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
By the Cute & Girly - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
Bling It On - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
Emerald Faerie - flourishes/swirls (embossed)
Sparkles - anything but a Christmas card
Joanna Sheen - celebration
Phindy's Place - scraps (the crosses & flower were all taken from off-cuts and the button was from an old shirt)
Crafts & Me - anything goes.


  1. What a beautiful card and box.
    x catherine

  2. gorgeous creation and just love the flourishes and swirls used, thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs and Happy New Year
    Kate xx

  3. This is so gorgeous!The image is stunning and I love the soft colours!
    Have a great day!

    Hugs,Kari :)

  4. WOW, your card is fantastic!!! I love the elegance that the whites give! Your image is beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us this month at By the Cute and Girly and I hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Your card, inside and out is gorgeous and the matching box looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

  6. What a very pretty and special Christening card Tine.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog, your blog and creations are simply stunning! Hugs Dee

  8. Absolutely Beautiful! Just perfect for the occasion. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  9. So beautiful Tine and the most beautiful colouring and design too. I love the that you made the elegant gift box too, makes it even more special. Thanks for your lovely comment earlier, no need to stress for me LOL, I am going to leave it in one piece :D. Wishing you a very happy new year. Hugs, Chris x

  10. omg... this is stunning work... i love everything about it... just so wonderful....the image is fab... your colouring is wonderful... the insert box .. everything is wonderful...!!!!

  11. Gorgalicious creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  12. Wow! This is truly stunning! I love the elegance and the sweet image :)

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  13. Oh this is gorjuss hun I just adore that image, thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  14. super keepsake card absolutely beautiful and a fabulous image too!!
    Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too

  15. wonderful creation,awesome colors too..
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

  16. what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge

  17. WOOOOW!!! This is truly divine. Your cards are such masterpieces and it is so much fun to come visit you. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona

  18. oh this is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. This is sooooo pretty!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Joanna sheen challenge!!!

    Paula :D x