15 December, 2014

Winter angel

Although it's mid-December already, and I can't believe how time flies, Christmas feels far away for me. Well, there are Christmas decorations in the city, but nature doesn't seem to be in winter-mood yet. I can mainly walk around without gloves, which tells you a lot if you know that I'm cold all the time from October to March. Even though the mountaintops are covered with snow already
I just discovered primroses in the backyard of our apartment building!
However, it's rather the books that keep me from crafting than the warm weather.
Might be a reason why this card is a quick one, featuring a simple angel. I followed the sketch at C.R.A.F.T. challenge, but it took me quite a while to chose the papers.
Finally, I took one with a winter scenery, which is topped with glitter here and there. The blue-grey-white colours are fascinating, but they made it hard for me to paint the angel in a fitting colour combination. What I wanted was an angel in soft shades of blue/grey and white, brown hair and a red heart, and the outcome is nothing like it.
I even thought of printing and colouring it again, but then I thought maybe it's ok to add a contrast to the grey background scenery (or, to be honest, I was too lazy to do it all over again;)).
The rest was easy: considering the winter landscape, snowflakes were a self-evident pick, and to make the whole thing shimmer a little more, I added some silver rhinestones.
To match the sketch, I took a white ribbon, a sentiment saying "Happy holidays" and a silver sticker that I used to make the required circle. A full moon probably?

- C.R.A.F.T. challenge: sketch
- robynsfetishchallengeblog: winter cards with glitter
- craftycardmakers: Christmas
- thatcraftplace: Christmas
- craft-roomchallenge: photo inspiration (snow, trees, red flowers)
- craftycatz: last minute Christmas
- crafts4eternity: Christmas
- hollyjollychristmaschallenge: anything goes Christmas
- tuesdaythrowdown: family Christmas
- craftysentiments: Christmas
- justinspirationalchallenges: anything with wings
- fabnfunkychallenges: Christmas
- modsquadchallenge: frilly Christmas (2 or more die cuts)
- chocolatecoffecards: Christmas
- fussyandfancychallenge: snowflakes & ribbon
- acreativeromance: anything goes
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: anything goes as long as it's Christmas
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: urgently needed Christmas creations
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper: background paper
- comeandgetitchallenge: merry Christmas
- glitternsparklechallengeblog: glittery, sparkly Christmas
- dreamvalleychallenges: Christmas
- useyourstuff: anything goes
- allwayssomethingcreative: merry Christmas

that angel card didn't let me in peace for the past days. I got used to the colours, but something else disturbed me - the ribbon! I searched all my ribbons when I made the card, and picked one that seemed to fit best, but still... Then, I sorted things that I bought in the store on the same day I made the card, and there it was - the perfect ribbon.
Turns out when I made the card it was probably so new that I simply forgot that I had it! *isn't it a bit too early for dementia?* Never mind, I glued the new ribbon over the old one, and I think the card looks better now. The glue shines through the lace, causing those yellow-ish spots, but I think now it really is time or me to stop complicating - they might as well be there to fit the angels' dress :)


  1. I really like this card. The angel is really pretty the way you colored it. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  2. Very pretty card, love the soft colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  3. Beautiful, I love your angel and the background too!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  4. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  5. What a sweet card! LOVE the angel image and I adore the fun scene behind her--those snowflakes are wonderful! HUGS and happy holidays! :) Mynn xx

  6. Great take on that sketch, Cheiro! Love your coloring. I'm so tickled that you entered our "Family Christmas" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you play again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. this is gorgeous love it bless you for playing at TCP This week love hugs cheryl xxx

  8. I'm truly sorry, but I have had to delete both of your cards as we have a 15 challenge total limit at Crafty Cardmakers.

    We do hope to see you back again, but with a few less challenges next time.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Happy Christmas Sue N x

  10. Very sweet card.Love the trees and snow flakes. Thanks for playing at Mod Squad

  11. Lovely card with a beautiful image, thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky, good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

  12. what a beautiful card! I love the shimmer and sparkle! amazing that there is sun shining somewhere and flowers growing in december! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge! Irene Dt xx

  13. Cute card and lovely sparkles. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

  14. Lovely work, pretty touches and highlights - thanks so very much for popping over too, Shaz in Oz.x

  15. WOW this is beautiful!!! Love the scene!! Thanks for joining in the fun Snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Best of luck:)
    Hugs and Happiness

  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  17. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  18. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

  19. so very cute! thank you for joining us on the that craft place challenge blog for the christmas challenge!

  20. Your card makes me smile....loving this cute image. Such a sweet project .Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  21. Love the adorable image! The soft colors are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly!
    Tracey, DT

  22. Very pretty! I love the layers and texures!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call! http://useyourstuff.blogspot.ca/2014/12/its-dt-call.html
    Tammy DT 

  23. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Use your Stuff!

  24. Sorry for not spotting in your long list of challenge that you also entered at Dream Valley, so thank you for joining us there as well.

    Dream Valley