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.


Challenges:
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)

Recipe:
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 ... ... :-)

34 comments:

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

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

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  3. Hiya Pauline Hun,

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

    Joey.x

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  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

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  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!

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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)
    xxxx

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

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

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  19. This is a beautiful card and all the challenges in one card, I thought I was doing good with 5....wow

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  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~

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  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

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

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  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

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

    Samantha :0)

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  31. Beautiful image and coloring.

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

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

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  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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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x