Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lots of Christmas angels...

I found these sheets of ready coloured die cut images by Lili of the Valley, I bought them last year but only just uncovered them, they are perfect for quick cards. I used 4 1/2" scalloped card bases from Craftwork Cards, and simply folded the front in half and scored to make a quick easel card. 



I really like the LOTV images, so sweet, and this next one is a favourite....

 I added some sprinkles of Frantage embossing powder to add a snowy look, and there is some glitter on there as well. Lots of questions about Frantage, it is a very coarse embossing powder by Stampendous. In the US you can buy it in Jo-Ann's. I rather like the effect of sprinkling, or putting little heaps of it on a project and heating it from underneath so that the powder doesn't fly away... 


They have bought out a range of glitters as well, they can be mixed with the frantage embossing stuff and heated, but here I just used a quickie  glue stick and sprinkled the coarse glitter onto the angel...


Craftwork Cards have a brand new USA design team, and I am going to be doing some projects over there for them. Go HERE to sign up to follow the blog and support all the new designers who are very excited about their new appointment. You will be in with a chance to win a prize of lovely Craftwork Cards products as well if you leave a comment

Our community garage sale was a huge success, although it seemed like a very long day. It started off really cold, but the weather was gorgeous once the sun shone, perfect weather to sit on a camping chair for six hours listening to guys trying to haggle over the cost of a dozen golf balls for a couple of bucks! I sold a lot of crafty stuff so the garage looks a bit tidier and emptier now, although not much - it would take more than a garage sale to make a significant inroad into that lot! 

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful card's Enfys I love the images and the layouts are fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  2. I have these images Enfys and they are truly gorgeous. I didn't manage to do a card as pretty as yours though, so back to the drawing board! Must geogle for some of the Frantage stuff. Pat x

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  3. Such beautiful cards Enfys.

    Toni xx

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  4. Fabulous cards Enfys. I bought a stacck of these LOTV die-cuts and they are so useful to have around xx

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  5. These images are just perfect for your quick and simple design. With Christmas almost around the corner it's great to be able to make a number of quick cards.

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  6. These cards are fabulous Enfys - adore those images. TFS

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  7. really lovely cards , love lotv images and your fav has been my fave for ages, but only just ordered it as well as a mermaid and a couple of others sshh hubby is about angxxx

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  8. Enacts, beautiful cards! Where did you get such great colored images?
    Congratulations on being chosen as one of the Craftworks designer. Looking forward to your designs.

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  9. I love all your angel Christmas
    cards! Thanks for the tip on using the embossing powder.

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  10. Adorable cards En! Loving this Frantage stuff. I guess I'll have to add it to my wish list. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,Jess

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  11. Fabulous cards. I have just got some of the Frantage white embossing powder after seeing you and Kath using it so much for snow. Just need to find the time to play with it now.

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  12. Marlene Kiley sais: Sweet cards. I love how you incorporate the Frantage White embossing powder. Sure adds a final touch.

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  13. Such beautiful cards, the images are so sweet and I love the Frantage xx

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  14. Beautiful Christmas cards..LOTV always has such beautiful images! Very excited to be able to see you and all the newbies over at Craftwork Cards USA.

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  15. Gorgeous Christmas cards:) Beautiful images:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  16. These are all fantastic! I love the little details you've added to them!

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  17. Love how you used the base cards to make an easel card. The angels are darling.

    Glad to hear that the community yard sale went well.

    Hugs, CyndiU

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  18. Lovely cards, I love that you added that little extra to them to make them special.
    Glad to hear you did well with the garage sale, glad I wasn't there or I probably would have been spending money. LOL

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  19. These cards are beautiful Enfys,
    You make it sound so easy. I must get me some of these adorable Angels.
    I love the last one that is mostly white with glitter it looks like. Love it!!

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  20. Really beautiful cards. I love the embossed snow. Aso effective.

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  21. A lovely set of cards..very cute indeed x

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