Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The First Noel

No one could accuse me of getting ahead of myself when it comes to making Christmas cards, so I really had to get myself into gear when I saw a sudden rush of Christmas themed challenges around ... if i don't start now, then when ??

I love this darling LotV praying angel - she is just so cute and tranquil, and always make me steer towards peaceful colours. I also always love to make angel wings sparkle, so I tied that in with some paper with sparkly embossed snowflakes on it, and some shimmery iridescent card to emboss with my Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Create 4 Fun #27 - Sketch

ABC Christmas - N is for Noel
Fussy & Fancy Friday #14 - Christmas in July
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #74 - Christmas in July
Corrosive #71 - Christmas Time
My Time to Craft #98 - Angelic!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #1 - Nice & girly
Winter Wonderland - Punch it out
Incy Wincy #48 - Punches
I ♥ ProMarkers #22 - Distressing
Flutterby Wednesday #112 - angel, fairy or butterfly
Paper Sundaes #25 - White + one (one predominant colour - mine is aqua)

Main image: LotV, coloured wtih Promarkers and deoorated with pearls and glamour dust, inked around the edges;
Sentiment: peel offs;
paper: from my stash;
Supplies: Prima "Christmas Bubble" flower; large pearl brad from the Hobby House; pearl gems and ribbon from my stash;
Tools: "Labels One" nestabilities; Martha Stewart "arctic snowflake" edge punch; Cuttlebug "snowflakes" embossing folder.

It's not exactly my first Chrimbo card of the year, but not too far from it so there is still a long way to go ... ... :-)


  1. Adorable Christmas card Pauline, such a sweet image and love the colours.

  2. Oh Pauline, this is gorgeous, and so pretty too. It's never too early to start your Christmas cards is Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. Hiya Pauline Hun,

    gorgeous card and beautiful touches you have added with the pearls.


  4. What a gorgeous card Pauline,i love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Sooooooooo shiny, sparkly & blingy! All of my favorite things! Way to go to town with the Christmas challenges! I simply love what you did to her headpiece! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy! good luck

  6. This is just so beautiful! I love the sparkle and shimmer and the wonderful colors!
    Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  7. Hi Pauline
    Beautiful just stunning such a Christmas feel, love it
    thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland hope to see you again on Friday for the next fun challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Oh this is beautiful! The image is really pretty and i love the colour, the backing paper is gorgeous
    love tasha xx

  9. Lovely card Pauline, the image is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

  10. Hi Pauline, you have chosen such a pretty image and the iridescent card is gorgeous when it is embossed. Thanks for joining in at I ♥ Promarkers.

  11. Great start to your Christmas cards. I really love this image and the sparkle is fab. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

  12. That is really pretty, Pauline. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  13. Very pretty chrimbo card. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  14. So pretty, love your use of pearls.
    Kaz xx

  15. Beautiful christmas card Pauline! The sparkle on this angel and card is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  16. Fabulous Pauline. Hope to see you next time and good luck with this times. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

    Cathy (GD)

  17. This is just a beautiful card! I love the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs, Kim

  18. how beautiful! Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  19. This is a beautiful card and all the challenges in one card, I thought I was doing good with

  20. Beautiful Christmas card Pauline!!! The angel image is super cute and the shine paper is just perfect!!

    Thank you for adding the FTTC to your list!!! Hugs ~S~

  21. So beautiful! That b/g paper looks great, and your colouring is really good. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :-)

  22. Darling indeed! Love all the texture and glitter!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  23. Pauline, what a sweet Christmas card! Beautiful detail and coloring!
    Thank you for playing along FTTC with us.

  24. What a beautiful angel card, and the background is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW! :)

  25. Beautiful card ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers -Kate

  26. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) I love this image ,, isn't she lovely !! and the papers and colours you used are just perfect :-)

    thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  27. Oh wow totally stunning. Love the pearls on the little girls hair and the colours are lovely.

    Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge.

    Jayne xx

  28. Lovely Christmas card, well done for getting ahead, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  29. gorgeous card Pauline, I love the two tone background paper...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  30. Ohhh Pauline Lovely!! so nice to see you at ABC Christmas this time! lovely image and such pretty embossing too!

    Samantha :0)

  31. Beautiful image and coloring.

    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy's Christmas in July Challenge!

  32. Beautiful card Pauline - love the colour!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  33. a fabulous Noel card and a beautiful angel. thank you for sharing with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.
    hugs, annie x


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