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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Blue Angel

 I dusted off my H2o paints that have not seen the light of day for years and made some backgrounds using tissue paper which I folded over some card. I often used to make these type of backgrounds using different colours and they are very effective.   The photo shows a large crease but in real life its all a bit crinkly and this one large crease doesn't stand out!     The main die cut is a Tonic one and the frames are also Tonic, cut from their square set which I perforated with a Tim Holtz ruler.  I added Memory Box hearts and a silver peel off.

As I had some paper left I thought I would use it for a second card again using Tonic dies.  The bauble was a freebie in a magazine.  I painted the ribbon with the H2o's as well.

I am entering the following challenges:

"Blue Christmas" at Winter Wonderland
"Christmas" at C.R.A.F.T.
"Anything Goes" at Craft Your Passion
"Get Ready for Christmas" at Crafting by Designs
"Glitter and Sparkle" at Glitter n Sparkle
"Ribbons and Bows" at Penny's Challenges


  1. These are both gorgeous Michelle, I love that angel
    Kevin xx

  2. Lovely Christmas cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "ribbon and bows” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  3. Two lovely designs Michelle, lovely
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. These are gorgeous Michelle, such beautiful blues and lovely die cut details,
    I have a set of H2O paints and am ashamed to say I have never even opened them!

  5. These are beautiful Michelle. I love the very pretty background paper you've created...must try this as I have loads of H2O's. Carol x

  6. What super cards you've created using your beautiful backgrounds.So elegant.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next time.
    Lisa x

  7. Gorgeous seems to be the operative work here. That describes this background perfectly! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Brenda :)

  8. Two gorgeous cards! The sparkle looks fabulous! I like how you made the background! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Glitter n Sparkle" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  9. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, your card is fabulous, love how you created the backing paper . Hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member

  10. Two beautiful Christmas cards Michelle, I love the gorgeous blue of the backgrounds that you've made.

    Sue xx

  11. Two beautiful Christmas cards, I love your layout and the charms

  12. Hi Michelle
    Both cards are superb. Love the background with the crinkled effect. Great idea and great texture.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  13. Gorgeous - thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  14. Me again! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge too.

    Helen x

  15. Beautiful card !!! Love the frame and gorgeous angel !!

    Thank you for participating the Winter Wonderland challenge this week!
    Good luck !!
    Hug Lena

  16. Gorgeous cards Michelle.

    Love the tonic dies that you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

  17. both are gorgeous... i particularly like the one with the angel.. i love her and the precious hearts. thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT X

  18. Beautiful backgrounds and fabulous die-cutting.