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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Challenge # 9 Noel Angel

Hi, I'm finally back! We arrived home yesterday afternoon. We took two days to get to our friend's house, travelling about 13 hours the first day which caused an argument with hubby. I was so tired and ended up with a very sore neck too. Hubby likes to camp rough and not keen on spending lots of money on accommodation so we took our small tent topper for the trailer. It is basically just a bed. You can't stand up in it, only enough room to change and sleep!!! So our first night was a road off the highway parked under a tree. No toilet or shower and no safety with other people around. I was not impressed. I didn't sleep much. The next day wasn't much better. We backtracked a little bit to call in on another friend at 7:20 a.m. in the morning as she was due to leave home at 7:30 to head out for work. A very quick catch up, but she was pleased to see us. It then took us to about 5 p.m. to reach our final destination. So we were both tired and a bit grumpy too. We ended up having a wonderful relaxing time with our friend. He is a minister and we did some touring around and then went to all of his Easter Services that were held at his church. We left there on Tuesday and took four days to get back home. We came home a different way. Still some long days (we spent half a day at a place called Scenic World and rode the Sky Way, Cable Way and Railway rides in the Blue Mountains) a night in a youth hostel, one camped in a country town behind a local hotel (with the owner's permission) and stayed  last night at our little cottage (hubby grew up here in a small farming community) in a small country town about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from home so hubby could attend the local Dawn Service for Anzac Day.
Well that brings me to this week's challenge at Completely Christmas where you can join the fun with anything Christmas, a card, scrapbook page or a Christmas Decoration.  Our sponsor this week is Sparkle n Sprinkle and I was so lucky to be able to use this gorgeous image called Noel Angel. I chose greys and pale blues to colour the angel and then gave her a dark hair colour and used a darker green for the leaves after keeping the flowers in the pale blue tones. I chose grey and white for my card and DP and that makes the angel "pop". It's a wonderful image.
Here is the card........ Unfortunately I had to take the photo quite late at night (in the early hours of the morning, lol) as I've been rushing to get several DT cards made to cover the weeks I am away. It's not as good as I would like but hopefully it still shows off this wonderful image. I took this photo before I went away and scheduled my post but I've edited it now because we got home in time to do so.

White cardstock from stash for the basecard and mattes
DP is from Echo Park Paper Co - 6x6 paper pade ~ Winter Wishes
Image is Noel Angel from Sparkle n Sprinkle
Sentiment is from SU set Christmas Blessings
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Pearls from stash
Memento black inkpad
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz- Challenge #16 ~ Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Challenge #98 ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things with Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas

Well, I really must get off to bed before it is time to get up again. Have been suffering on and off with a tooth for the last month, but today it has decided to go full throttle on me so I know I will be in for a rough night. The Panadol tablets are really not having much effect at all so will be going out in the morning to get something a bit stronger to see me through until I can get an appointment at the dentist.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop in and leave us one of your wonderful creations in this week's challenge at Completely Christmas.
Take Care,


  1. This is stunning Sandy hun love her hugs Judith xxx

  2. Oh how pretty and such a calming creation. Great job Sandy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. This is just dazzling. Love the colors and all the little finishing touches. You have a great eye for detail.

  4. Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog Sandy - thought I would pop by and check on your creations. Just love this card and the delicate colouring. Such a nice sentiment as we'll - matches the image perfectly. Thanks for inspiring.

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x

  6. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  7. Gorgeous card Sandy, I do hope the tooth is behaving now too....not nice toothache :( Viv xx

  8. Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at!


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