Christmas Angels

Happy Halloween to all who observe the day. Also big welcome to Donna of Designing Keepsakes. Delighted that you have joined in here, and please do check out Donna's lovely blog when you have a moment.

I submit cards over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop when I have used snippets (scraps as we Yanks would call 'em, but the UK term snippets sounds much nicer). I learned about Lili of the Valley (LOTV) products at the Snippets Playground. I love these toppers/images. Some time ago, when LOTV had a sale AND free international shipping, I placed an order. (A UK blogger gave me the heads up on the free shipping promo). Today's card was inspired by this cutie, because when I saw it, I was reminded that I have some Christmas motifs from that LOTV order. I needed something 'fast' that didn't need coloring, in order to have a card to share today. Here 'tis:

- LOTV Angelic Christmas pre-colored image, sponged around the edges with a sponge that had red ink on it. Had just enough remaining ink to achieve the effect I wanted at the edges.

- Scalloped S/B square just peeking at the edges was a thick shiny green paper with silver threads running through it. This size S/Binder was just a tad too small but the next size was way too large. So... added the Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish doily. This die cut very smoothly since I was just using a red paper, rather than card stock.

- Memory Box Precious Stars (98546) - smaller size of 2 in the package - cut from a snippet of lightweight glitter paper.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment, started as gold - colored with copic R56, on a white snippet punched with a SU word punch. Traced around this punched piece to get a handcut mat from the same green paper as the scallop mat behind the angels.

- Card base from American Crafts Peppermint Express 6x6 pack. Red Viva D├ęcor pearls added to the holly.

Since this has 2 tiny snippets (sentiment & the stars), I am dashing over to the Playground to submit this card. Why don't you check out this fun place, meet our mascot, Mr. Parsnip, and enjoy some super cards while meeting some lovely bloggers? See ya there. In the meantime, Happy Halloween if you observe the day, and enjoy the little tricksters tonight. Some years we get a lot of kids, some years we have a lot of candy left. That we have to eat. A tough job, but it's gotta be done. Hugs


  1. Hi Mary,
    what a fab card. Love those little angels. great colours used too.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  2. Tis very pretty too! Like the doily just a peeking out from under the edges. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. A beautiful card Mary, the image is just stunning and I LOVE your design paper.

    I think there will be a full house behind the bike shed - see you there.

  4. Love those wonderful traditional colors of Christmas - and with such a beautiful image! Sensational! Also love the way it's framed out! LOVELY!!
    You'll love Donna too - such a sweet and wonderful lady.

  5. Mary, this is just a precious image and it looks fabulous with that striped paper.
    Lovely doily, too.

    Happy Halloween. I think ours is over as it has rained and rained and storms expected around sundown...just as the ghosts and goblins usually start arriving.

  6. Hi Mary this is a sweet little card, I like the little silver stars such a delicte die cut. Have left you an email Hugs Mo x

  7. This is a darling card with this image. I like that you used doily showing out form behind the square. Those bow/stars are adorable. A wonderful job with this card, Mary. Thank you for your nice welcome. I appreciate it. Enjoy your day.

  8. Those angels are just as precious as can be, and I love the way that delicate die peeks out from the edges! This is one adorable card!! Happy Halloween!

  9. Lovely card Mary, the toppers are just perfect for a quick card and love how you have used it x Susan x

  10. Beautiful card Mary, I like the image and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  11. Such a sweet image, Mary! I love their sweet faces and crowns! Love those snippet stars hanging from their pretty bows too!

  12. That is a really sweet image Mary. Love the special touches you've added to make it a gorgeous Christmas card. Loll xx

  13. this is so pretty!!! love the sweet image :)

  14. This is so very beautiful Mary! These image are wonderful and \i love that fancy die that you placed behind them!

  15. Such a sweet card Mary and those LOTV images really are great for a fast card. Ha, ha - I clicked on the link that inspired you and ended up back at my own blog staring at the Snow Bear card :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  16. Thought I commented on this one but must have not hit enter!
    These angels are so sweet! The dainty fancy die behind them is just perfect with their pretty images!
    Beautiful card, Mary.

  17. This is gorgeous Mary. Can't go wrong with LOTV they are so cute.
    Sarn xxx

  18. Oh Momma Mary, this card is just beautiful!! I love the papers you used and I love those cute little girls!! Beautiful!!! Hugs!