Saturday 8 February 2014

LOTV Angel with Doves

Aw, I do love this little angel:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- sweet angel image from LOTV's pre-coloured Art Pad called 'Nativity Play', die cut using a Nesties 18 die with the little trick of keeping part of the image outside of the die cut. Just a tickle of 'Glamour Dust' added to the angel's wings and some of the stars

- sentiment stamped directly onto the image using a sentiment from Personal Impressions' 'Many Greetings' set and SU's Smoky Slate' ink pad

- SU's 'Smoky Slate' card stock as a border, topped with paper from Fizzy Moon's 'Festive Fun' paper pad

And for good measure, I made three exactly the same :)

Wahoo, and this week's theme over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to use a die cut or punched shape - I think this qualifies, no?

And am also entering into  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where it's always anything goes.

This morning I'll be doing the weekly Snippets Playground write-up ready for tomorrow. I know that most of you have the Playground keys now - but Parsnip is on sentry duty from 11am until midnight when the Playground re-opens. Bwahaha, I now have visions of him marching like a true sentry to and fro in a bearskin - being a bear that isn't too hard a call. He doesn't bite but he's likely to snitch if anyone tries to sneak in :)



  1. So pretty - I love that technique of 'outside the square' or in your case 'shape! It is so effective

  2. What a lovely creation Di! She's beautiful and the doves add to the elegant feel of this pretty card! Well done!

  3. She's beautiful and so is your card. Love the sparkle on her wings.

  4. Angel cards are always the loveliest! I just sneaked in with a card, hope that's okay. Parsnip and Gunther hit it off immediately!

    Sorry I've not been around this week. I've enjoyed playing catch up the last hour. The monitor died on our computer and the new one was finally delivered today. I am worthless on the laptop, sadly, and had all I could do to get my posts done. I now have tons of visits to catch up on ...

    Enjoy the weekend! I hope the rains have stopped! We are praising the heavens that we are finally getting some here! Hugs, Darnell

  5. OOh, saw this LOTV image come into Bloglovin just as I was about to power down for the night. Knew it hadda be you, and off I dash! So sweet and loved the way you did the outside the bounds cut on this one. Sorry to have been MIA - give my apologies to Parsnip. I am missing him dreadfully. Hope I can ketch up and get back over to play wif him, now that I got my keys. Tell him hold the fort cause I'm coming in soon! TFS such a sweet pretty card! Hugs & have a good wkend. Hope you're not where the flooding is, that I'm reading about on so many of the blogs.

  6. So gentle and lovely card Di,
    love it
    hugs Tamara

  7. Love this LOTV image and the way you've cut outside the die.
    I do hope Parsnip enjoys his time in the playground and maybe he can have a few of his friends along to play with him xx

  8. Sweet angel card Do. She's so pretty - don't think any of my boys would appreciate me making them a card with her on though!!

  9. Oh this is so lovely Di. And I love the image being cut "out" of the edge of the Label die. FAB.

    Happy Weekend to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. That is so pretty. I bought some of that set of stamps last year, but I didn't use them this year. perhaps it's time to give them another inking. I love your colour choice. No surprise that used pink though. Kate x

  11. A very pretty card Di. The image is so sweet and I like the greeting stamped directly on to the topper too. I've just checked your Christmas card count for the year so far and your way ahead of me ... better get my skates on or I will be rushing at the last minute :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  12. Beautiful Di, I love the image outside the di.


  13. What a lovely card Di, I love the sweet little angel image and it looks so right overhanging the die cut.
    Jean x

  14. What a lovely card. I've never seen a LOTV paper pad in person but what I've seen of them they look like a lot of fun. That was a neat idea to keep her flowing robes out of the die cut so you could let them flow.

  15. Hope Parsnip has tied himself to the gate then 'cos otherwise he's gonna get blown away.
    Lots of Awwwwww factor with this angel Di - lovely!

  16. This is so lovely Di love the sparkle its gorgeous hun lots of huggles Sue xxx

  17. I do love this DI. Anne x

  18. Wonderful image and you have made a really beautiful card or three with it.
    Tad late tonight as I have just been to Mrs A's blog and seen the new challenge, taken me a good half hour to get over it.

    Kath x

  19. This is such a sweet topper and I love the image being partly outside the die...looks wonderful!
    Forgot to mention that I think you should keep the waxed paper bits for another draw as I can get waxed paper so reasonably here and I know a British or European crafter would have a harder time to source it.

  20. This is such a cute image and works so well over hanging the die topper like that and love the added glitter and the nice soft colour background suits it perfectly. A great idea to get ahead with next year's cards, I must follow your good example Di. x

  21. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  22. Lovely card. I love the image. Congratulations on winning a prize at Crafty Hazelnut's week Christmas challenge

  23. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRA challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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