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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Angels have wings

It's been another scorcher again today, Hubby came home about 11:30 a.m. and ended up taking a rest for a few hours with the fan blowing on him. No air con in the bedroom!!! I did one load of washing and didn't hang it out until about 4 p.m. Silly dogs wanted to play ball in the heat and the tops of my feet were burning. I only stayed out long enough to get the clothes on the line. I usually kick the ball around for the dogs for a while but it was just too hot!
We've had fires here in Sth. Australia today about 200 ks away and they still have them burning in other states too. I think Nth Territory is the only state that hasn't had any yet.
Our friends rang and said they weren't coming for tea because Doug wasn't well so we decided not to go either. So apart from going out to the clothes line once (hubby bought the clothes in) I haven't been anywhere today.
I did watch some you tube how to's  and did a bit of blog commenting and made a couple of cards.
Here is one I made today, I think this could be used for several different occasions, Sympathy, thinking of you, Get Well and even birthday.

Front of card

Close up of flowers and lace 

Close up of Angel

Inside of card
SU Kiwi Kiss cardstock folded at the top of card
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad - Blae & Ivy. The one on the front is embossed and has a lovely textural feel to it. The inside paper is from the same pack. I chose not to ink distress the paper edges as I quite liked the stark whiteness
Image is a freebie from Shelly's images ( you can only get it if you join in the challenge)
Sentiment comes with the angel
Memento Black inkpad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Copic Markers
Flowers are from Prima
Pearls are from SU
Spellbinders Die - Foliage - the leaves that came with the flowers I thought were a bit too big for my card so I cut some using scraps of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and distressed the edges with SU Certainly Celery ink.
Lace is worked onto a net and I have a feeling this was a scrap piece given to me a while back from my Mum and was a scrap from my ex sister-in-law's wedding (not positive)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge: Use the freebie to enter
4 Crafty Chicks -4CCC#125 ~ Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Paper Crafting Journey - January ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create - Linky Party #18 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Alcohol marker challenge plus hearts
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - Challenge #43 ~ Something New (my new things are the image and also the flowers)
Crafts and Me Challenges - Challenge #116 ~ Something New (my new things are the gorgeous flowers from Prima)
Divas by Design - Make It Girlie

Well, it's late again so I'm off to bed shortly, hope the fan is on as it's still pretty warm in here!
Thanks for stopping by and to those who left me comments they are much appreciated.
Take Care,


  1. Oh Sandy...this is wonderful. I really love that you put a close up of the flowers and lace. Such detail overall. Well done and thanks for playing the cdac challenges :)

  2. Just beautiful Sandy! Great job of coloring this image and your design is fabulous! It's hard to imagine how hot it is in your area when I'm sitting hear with my heater on trying to stay warm while I craft, LOL. (Ohio, USA)
    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing at CDAC. Hope you like the new format ... we're having a lot of fun getting reacquainted with everyone again! HUGS to you from Ohio, USA!

  3. The flowers you added are gorgeous & I love the way you colored her hair. This is so pretty. TFS

  4. Such a beautiful card Sandy love your gorgeous image and great layout


  5. Sandy this is so very pretty! I love the colors. And I love that you showed the inside of the card too. Wonderful!

  6. I love the angel image you've used, and the card is beautifully decorated with flowers and lace. Lovely!

  7. A gorgeous creation,love the image and fabulous

  8. I love this, Sandy.....the colours are just gorgeous and your flowers tone beautifully.
    I'd much rather be here, with the snow falling, and temps of -6.....can't do heat....hahaaa!

  9. gorgeous card, Sandy. We have snow now, maybe we could do a swap lol

    Margaret xx

  10. Nicely done, thanks for playing our pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  11. Lovely card, and sentiment,great flowers,lace and showing close ups of
    areas of work is a good thought. love mum

  12. Such a pretty creation, love the colours and the lace with those beautiful roses.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  13. Hi Sandy...loving the design of your card...the colors are awesome...pretty image too...well done!

  14. I love this card. The whole effect is very vintage and romantic.

  15. This is so pretty! I love your choice of colors and the way you colored the image from Shelly.

  16. Thank you so much for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "pearls" challenge! Awesome card!

  17. Very pretty! Love your floral embellishment. I am popping over from Simple Create to say HI!

  18. A very pretty card Sandy. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Hugs Tracy x

  19. Love the sentiment and the way you accented your beautiful card with the pearls. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  20. lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  21. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x


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