Angels are friends in High places

Shelly of Shelly's Images gave away this absolutely gorgeous image in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge! The requirement is that you MUST make a card with it and enter it into the CDAC PF challenge, before March 31st. That's easy isn't it?" So here is my card made with her image.

An all-white card is what I was aiming at, but somehow the pastel pink and blue colours crept it, yet I quite like it. In had an A4 piece of white, shiny, heavily embossed paper in my stash which I covered the card with. Then I put my new X-Cut doily die through the Cuttlebug with another piece of shiny white paper. And here's a tip .... if your die has these absolutely MINUTE, TINY holes in it, put a piece of waxed paper between the top of the die and your paper that is to be cut. No more trying to pry or pierce your paper out of the die (and then it tears) - it just slips off! Because I wanted the holes in the diecut paper to be a little more obvious, I actually mounted the diecut piece onto a light, pastel blue, cardstock.  The image was coloured with  a combination of Copic and SN pens, and a pastel blue glitter added to the wings. Now the next bit was the 'fun' part! See that swirl? It looks like a piece of aluminium metal! Aha - look at the tutorial on 'faux metal' in the latest (Jan/Feb.2013) issue of Through The Craft Room Door magazine, as there is a tutorial there by Jo Ham on how to make 'faux metal embellishments' - super easy!

New items used - X-Cut doily die
Old items used - papers, flowers, card candi, angel charm

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CMC - your favorite colour combos
TTCRD - anything goes
Fairytale challenge blog - my newest stamp (mein neuester stempel)
Crafty calendar challenge - what's new
CDAC - Progressive challenge
Outlawz challenges - paper-ala-mode - anything-goes
Lady Annes friday sentiment - anything goes

7 Kids Challenge - use something new old


  1. Margy, it's beautiful. I read that faux metal tutorial in TTCRD magazine, but still need to try it. You have inspired me.

  2. Oh, this is stunning! I love the soft blues. I love the detail around the digi stamp. And I love the way you colored the details of the heart. Gives it kind of a floral feel. :) I am off to check out the tutorial. That embellishment is amazing.

  3. This is simply gorgeous!! Just love the choice of colour! The wings are coloured so delicate!

  4. Gorgeous - love the angel image with the soft blue and pink colors. Your coloring is super nice, esp. on the hair. I love Jo's tutorial on the faux metal - I was quite impressed with it and you did a super great job with your swirl!! Hugz!!

  5. WOW this is just gorgeous Margaret! Your coloring is amazing and you've showcased this beautiful image perfectly! Thanks for all the tips and thanks for sharing you awesome talent at the CDAC challenges.

  6. This is stunning Margy, I must try the Faux Metal as I have now subscribed to the magazine, it`s brilliant. We are struggling to stay warm today it is 0 here and blowing a gale and the rain is comming straight across. - not nice but I am inside. Love and God Bless, Carole.

  7. A gorgeous card Margy, love the soft colours. hugs, Ursula

  8. Margy, this is drop dead gorgeous, wonderful colors and design, simply stunning.

  9. this is a gorgeous card Margy.

    greetings karin

  10. I agree with all the above. This card is a stunning inspiration.

  11. Awesome card and love the soft colors you used. The Faux Metal looks really super good on the swirl:) Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Challenge- Hugz

  12. Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  13. Wow, Margy, you did a great job with the faux metal on your flourish! I haven't had an opportunity to use it, but yours makes me eager.

    Beautiful creation with the CDAC Freebie. I love the composition and the colors you used here a magnificent!. Your really should enter this in our Blue and white/cream challenge at: http://avenue613.blogspot,com!


  14. Beautiful Margy. Love your awesome colouring and design with the sparkly touches.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  15. I am back with my DT hat on:
    This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. Really gorgeous Margy!!
    The faux metal swirl looks great!

  17. Great card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



  18. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at CMC.

  19. Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD Challenge.


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