Saturday 27 July 2013

Christmas Blessings - Noon Angel

Still in 'Christmas mode' & this card uses an absolutely beautiful image by Sarah Burrier called 'Noon'. Now, anyone who knows me probably has a fair idea that I LOVE angels but this image is fabulous & I enjoyed every minute of colouring her with my Promarkers. Yes, "Noon" isn't ordinarily a Christmas image but I thought to myself, "Why not?" after all, those squirrels & chipmunks will need feeding & looking after in the winter months probably more so than at any other time of year so why not have my angel looking out for them & create a Christmas card?  I have her looking down from her celestial view-point in the winter skies above as large snowflakes tumble down the right-hand side -  though the ones opposite them are more controlled in their frame. All cut of course, using my Silhouette Cameo, in case you hadn't guessed already. LOL.  Given a good dose of Stickles to make them shine & glisten, the snowflakes also have pearly centres from my bottle of Cosmic Shimmer.

The mat with the dp from Jak Heath, as well as the embossed background, were first distressed at the edges & then given a rippled edge using white acrylic paint. The sentiment is from Mudmaven & underlined with a satin ribbon.  The mats were attached to the card using foam pads.

On the inside more snowflakes and this time the sentiment is from Lisa at Crafting Cottage.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter my card for are:

Sentimental Sunday - Christmas in July
I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas in July
Stamp & Create - Christmas in July
Fariytale - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Crafting By Designs - Christmas in July
Jellypark - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Christmas Card - snowflakes
2CreativeChicks - 3-d (used foam pads & layering)
Colour Me Creative - anything goes (using markers - Promarkers)
Tip Top - spooled item  (ribbon)
Creative Inspirations Paint - ribbon & bling
Papertake - die-ing for a punch (Silhouette Cameo digital die cutter)
Creative Belli - Christmas - (+old embellies etc..... Stickles)
Cuttlebug - shaped card - snowflakes welded onto basic card shape (dotty embossing folder)
Whimsical Designs - pile it on
Penny's - bling
Artistic Inspirations - dry embossing
Milk Coffee - embossing
Creative Craft2 - blue/brown
Paper Crafting Journey - dies cuts &/or punches (digital die cutter)
My Craft Creations - use a die (digital die cutter)
Digi Sketch - layer it up &/or sketch
Crafty Ribbons - anything with a ribbon
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Divas By Design - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (using scripture or uplifting sentiment)


  1. My goodness, this is gorgeous, Tine!

  2. Wow,Stunning card, love the white on white and the images is so cute . Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration on our 'dry embossing' challenge hugs Tania (DT)xx

  3. She's wearing flip flops. You cannot begin to know how much I love this.

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  4. Indeed she is Barbara, LOL. She is also wearing a sleeveless dress but she is an angel & I suspect that the angelic host do not feel the cold! LOL.

  5. This is utterly gorgeous - thanks so much for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see more of your festive loveliness soon. x

  6. This is SO beautiful, Tine. I can't even tell you how gorgeous it is and put into words what a lovely job you have done. WOW! Thanks so much for stopping by to fellowship and share your art in our challenge. You are so talented, and I'm blessed to have you play along.
    Hope you're having a great week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  8. Tine,
    Hi, I just wanted to say how lovely this card is and that is the understatement of this year. Those sweet little snowflakes and your beautiful image a perfect card. We have squirrels and chipmunks at the window by my chair. They prefer the bird food.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful project with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Stunning card and the image is to die for. Love it a lot. I am glad for your entry at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.
    Your One Stop Shop!!

  10. So beautiful Tine, fabulous colouring and love the white on white..stunning.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Tine, This is beautiful. Maybe you should make another and frame it as 3D art for your wall. I wouldn't want to give it away either!

  12. Tine this is a beautiful card. The angel is very sweet.
    Congrats on such an elegant card.

  13. Wow! and Wow! again. This card is beautiful. I love the layout on the outside, and you've also created a gorgeous interior as well. This completely "finishes" the card off and makes it just so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Christmas Card Challenges. Just love it.
    --Heather G, DT member

  14. Phooey. She's a Florida Christmas angel. I recognize her. She is here to protect we seniors from mishaps, and to care for our sweet little animals. She dresses as we do, in sleeveless frocks, and she wears flip flops because that's the state recommended attire for seniors and angels. We seniors become the angels so we can stay here to take care of all the retirees who move down here. We are afforded special privileges that only angels can grant, too, and that is the ability to have Tine among us to show us how to create these breathtaking, magnificent marvels of art and grace. We are the blessed, known as the members of Silhouette Plus. And that's the truth. :-)

  15. Tine this is utterly gorgeous hun, what a fabulous image, love all the white, really shows the image off xxx

  16. stunning card and the most beautiful Angel image (in flip flops too)love the delicate colouring,flowers and of course the dry embossing-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  17. Gorgeous card, inside and out. Thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

  18. Hello....lovely Christmas card, so sweet, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  19. This is utterly gorgeous sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  20. Stunning card it is so beautiful.

    Joan x

  21. Wonderful shading on your image, and those snowflakes are stunning!
    Thanks for playing along with our Snowflake challenge @ CCC!!

  22. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

  23. This is such a wonderfull card for christmas! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  24. WOW Tine, this is amazing! stunning job! Thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey xx

  25. What a Gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and those snowflakes are so pretty, like this card a lot, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, hope you will join us again, Gaynor DT xx

  26. Absolutely gorgeous,just stunning.You've coloured that sweet image to perfection.Wonderful design.Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

  27. Hi Tine, this is sooo gorgeous, love the image and those snowflakes are super.
    Hugs Sue W.

  28. Beautiful card and lovely image, but I'm afraid your card cannot be included because the card itself has to be shaped. But thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

  29. Stunning card Tine! She's just beautiful too! Thanks for celebrating Christmas In July with us at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  30. Oh, she's beautiful! I love that she is feeding the squirrels and chipmunks. Your coloring is flawless! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical designs "Pile It On" challenge. Julie, DT member

  31. This is just wonderful! A perfect Christmas card - love the angel and those snowflakes...
    Have a nice day, Tine!

  32. Remarkably stunning!!! Love all the layers and texture!! Magnificent coloring too!

  33. WOW! What a breathtakingly beautiful card, I love the image, your colouring is exquisite and the snowflakes are beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  34. A stunning creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS for our Christmas in July challenge, and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  35. ooh Wow Wow WOw How Stunning Its This Isn't She A Christmas Angel Well She I'd Now And I Will Always Think Of Her As One. Thanks Got Sharing At Divas And Crafty Catz And Just Inspiring Us

  36. I LOVE this card! The image is adorable and so beautifully colored, and this white design, with embossed and die cut details, is just wonderful!

  37. Very Beautiful....
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  38. your card is beautiful! Love the white with a pop of color! Beautiful inside too! I am your newest follower!
    Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss!
    Marie XX

  39. WOW!! What amazing coloring and attention to detail on this card! It is stunning!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  40. Gorgeous. Love all these beautiful snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  41. Wow, so pretty. I love all the white and the gorgeous embossing.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘spooled items’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  42. So beautiful! A perfect Christmas card - love white on white and the snowflakes!