Sunday, 26 July 2015

Christmas Card Club - Let it Snow

This fortnight Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts chose the theme of Let it Snow. This was a great theme for me and I wrestled with several ideas for my card design.

I finally settled on this Angel image nestled into a lovely cloud of snowflakes. She was stamped and embossed onto another of the 50 cnt tags that I purchased at the scrapbook store garage sale. The inky background and the inked edges were also already finished on this tag so I can't offer any clues as to the recipe! The embossing powder was holographic and has a lovely sparkle.

This tag is pop dotted onto a white and a cobalt blue snowflake embossed backgrounds. These embossed pieces were also bought at that sale for 5 cents each!  I merely needed to add two snippets of the silver glittered border (complete with diamond accents).  Due to the depth of this border it is better to cut it up into snippets and slide them under the focal point. That cuts back on a bit of depth not to mention bumpy layers, under the thin tag

The silver Memory Box pine bough die and a few diamond accents finished up my card.



I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Calender - Christmas In July

30 comments:

  1. I never know how to use tags well, and really admire this card! The little angel tag is beautiful, and the surface does have lots of depth & sparkle. Always love to see your bargain finds. Brilliant you to top your lovely dark blue embossing with her lovely self. This is a gorgeous card, really like it & the imaginative use you've put your great find. TFS & Happy Sunday

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  2. This is a super card Maureen. And so cost effective too! Lucky you. The embossed pieces and the beautiful silver borders look terrific. Thanks for joining in with the challenge becauseI know it is a bit difficult for you at times. Hugs Christine xx

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  3. This pretty glittery angel looks fabulous on the blue inky tag. A lovely card .
    Jean x

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  4. How beautiful! I've seen this angel around a few times, it's gorgeous and if I ever find it I'll buy it without hesitation! It's a lovely snowy scene you've made for her.

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  5. Beautiful card Mo! it's so pretty. Hope you are all well huggles Sue xx

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  6. lovely Maureen...that is a darling angel..love the tag concept under the snowy bow....fabulous x

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  7. Very pretty card Maureen. Love the angel and all the sparkle. Zx

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  8. Love this Maureen, that angel stamp is gorgeous and you've showcased it to perfection. Carol x

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  9. A really lovely card Maureen, beautiful embossing accented by the gems and a fabulous tag for centre stage. The angel stamp is beautiful.
    Lorraine

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  10. This card is absolutely stunning! The angel stamp is so pretty xxx

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  11. Hi Maureen
    Fabulous card ... Love the Angel...and the Tag...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  12. This is absolutely fabulous Mo! I love that gorgeous tag and the way you gave it depth with color on the edges!

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  13. This really lovely. I love it.

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  14. Very pretty indeed. Love it. xxx

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  15. so very pretty - love this - hugs rachel x

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  16. A fabulous card Maureen, you have created a wonderful background for your beautiful tag.
    Pauline
    x

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  17. Love everything about this gorgeous card! x

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  18. Absolutely beautiful, love the tag and all the frosted embellishments and the angel is gorgeous, wonderful card Maureen, hugs Kate x

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  19. I love this sweet angel and almost ordered it recently. Then decided I didn't need it. Wish I'd bought it after seeing this!

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  20. Gorgeous tag and a fabulous background.

    Kath x

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  21. This is gorgeous. Love your tag and fabulous design.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  22. A lovely snowy effect. I love the shade of blue on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. That's beautiful Mo, love the colours and snowy effect. I wish we had garage sales here, although I wish we had Michaels or Jo-Anns more lol! Karen x

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  24. Hi Maureen,
    my this is so lovely.
    Wonderful stamping, and beautiful design as always.
    love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  25. Hi Mo, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the angel stamp is beautiful!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  26. Gorgeous card. I love the angel stamp. Thanks for joining in our "Christmas in July" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  27. Love this Mo, I so love blues for Christmas & the tag is fab! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here

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  28. ah Mo this is one beautiful card... lovely use of a really beautiful tag.. love the glimmer too!
    Thanks so much for sharing.Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  29. worthy of a gorgeous angel that'sfor sure!
    Sandy xx

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