Saturday, 28 June 2014

Christmas Card Club - Angels (Stash Card 34)

It is my turn to host the fortnightly theme for the Christmas Card Club. I chose Angels and had a specific angel stamp in mind. It is specific all right...it is my only angel stamp!
It has never seen ink and I had grand ideas to heat emboss it in silver  on a navy blue sky.

Well, I have searched high and low and can not find it. I have the stamp package and all the other stamps are there, but the angel is missing.  Sadly, I believe I have loaned it out and of course have forgotten who I loaned it too.

In my search, I did manage to find this lovely angel, up cycled from an old Xmas card.  I decided to use it as it is already what I had in mind... An angel in the night sky! The card had some lovely gold metallic embossed patterns on it so it looks quite sparkly.

                                 
I have matted in pearlescent purple as I have a couple of friends who love that colour. I added a Memory Box snowflake border from a snippet of the purple card, and added a few gold pearls to finish it off.  I had a few teensy snippets leftover and cut Believe from my Tattered Lace die. It fit quite nicely on my angels robe and serves as my sentiment. I added a bit of gold fine cord just below the matted image, to tie in the metallic finish on the paper.



Recipe
Card base - cut from my stash
Card stock -snippet of purple pearlescent card
DP - Authentique, Glistening;  from my stash
Cord -fine gold metallic cord from my stash
Dies - Memory Box snowflake border; Tattered Lace die words phrases (Believe)
Image -up cycled from an old Xmas card

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1. Pixies Crafty Workplace - must use snippets
2. Christmas Card Club  - use theme of Angels



34 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

How clever to find and recycle this beautiful angel. It looks fabulous on your card. I bet your stamp will turn up now lol xx

brenda said...

This is a sheer delight MO, such lovely rich colours and texture as well.

Happy Sunday.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Now I see why you talked about two angels flying around homeless! My mum would have said "What are you like!!" It gave me a real giggle though! Your recycled/upcycled angel is beautiful though. The blue and gold looks gorgeous. Have a great day! Hugs Christine xx

Clevercrafter said...

Hope you find/locate your stamp soon, or maybe it will jog someone's memory, when they read this post, that they borrowed it. A lovely card using recycled image, what a great idea.
Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

just love this delightful Christmas card..love the snowflake border....well done..
aNNie ♥
The Journey is the Start

Planetsusie said...

I love your card Maureen, it is a shame that you could not find the stamp you wanted to use, but I think this upcycled one is really beautiful. I love the gold on here it stands out so well. Thank you for such a lovely theme.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Maureen. Wonderful card. I really enjoyed making my card for your Angels challenge. Hugs Rita xxxx

SARN said...

Absolutely stunning angel card Mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Stunning card Mo!! thanks for a great challenge..your card is beautiful love that snowflake border..huggles Sue xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Debs Willis said...

Great card Mo, but I feel for you in your stamp loss! I would HATE that!
Hugs
Debs x

jimlynn said...

Great way to recycle and a beautiful card for Christmas! Love that die you used at the bottom of this too.
Lynn

Carol said...

A wonderful card Maureen, love the border die. Really enjoyed this challenge. Carol x

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Kathleen said...

Totally stunning card.

Kath x

rachel said...

this is a wonderful angel - really gorgeous make Maureen - fab xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous.xxx

Joann Burton said...

Another beautiful Christmas Card. I love how you find the older Christmas Cards and upcycle them. Wonderful job. Hugs, sassy raggedy

MaryH said...

Mo, thanks so much for selecting angels as the theme this time. Angels are some of my fav things - stamps & otherwise! Right up there with cardinals. Thanks too for the snowflake idea to cover up the boo-boo. Might work! I love what you did with the upcycle. It is a beautifully rich image, and I liked very much all the wonderful embellishment additions you added with the border and the sentiment word die. Well done with such a pretty card. TFS & Hugs

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is just lovely!

dutchess said...

I think your upcycling is just fabulous!.....alway a sense of achievement xxxx

MagsB said...

This is so pretty! The angel is lovely, I'm not surprised you kept it to recycle!

I hope your missing Angel turns up soon!

love Mags B x

Asha said...

That's some genius crafting, Maureen. Love the colours... purple and gold...what a majestic combo. Thanks for this lovely theme, my friend. Have a lovely week!
hugs, Asha

Pia S said...

You've made so many beautiful cards while I was away on holiday, but this card really stood out to me. I hope you find your angel stamp, but this card wouldn't have happened had you found it, so a bit of luck there I'd say! Your upcycled angel looks brilliant, I love this color scheme of gold and blue, so elegant!

Glenda Atkins said...

This is a great way to recycle old cards and the the angel is fabulous, beautiful card Maureen!
Glendaxx

Di said...

Wow Mo, what a fabulous card! LOVE the angel and how well you upcycled an existing card. And I hope that naughty little stamp turns up for you!

Hugs, Di xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful bit of up-cycling Maureen. I hate it when people don't return things! Grrrrr!! Susan x

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous upcycling Mo and I am sure you were meant to use that image - it's perfect for the theme and gorgeous too - result!
Apologies for my lateness and for the fact that I have no angel - I did the best I could and I hope that's okay Karen xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh dear! I hate that when stamps go missing. It is rare I remember who I lent them to so I can relate. Hopefully your angel will resurface at some point when whoever you lent it to digs it out for holiday cards. The card you came up with instead is totally cool! It has an elegant but whimsical feel to it, totally fun!

Tracy said...

Such a pretty card, and beautifully up cycled
I hope you find your stamp, or who ever borrowed it returns it.

Irene said...

What a beautiful up-cycled angel Mo,
your card is beautiful. Blue and Gold together look so regal. I hope you find your stamp.
luv
irene
xxxx

Greta said...

This is stunning! Hope whoever has your angel stamp figures out they need to give it back to you!

Lizzie said...

Lovely card ! Sorry I'm late in commenting. hugs xx