Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Santa and an Angel


Materials used-Cream, silver and white pearl cardstalk, Angel stamp, Gold embossing dye stamp, Egyptian and African gold embossing powder, Snowflake and border stickers.


Materials used- Drak green and light green cardstalk, scrap paper embossed using cuddlebug, Santa stamped with black dye ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, coloured with tombow markers, glitter in red, brown, purple, yellow and green. Santa fussy cut and placed with raised stickers. snowflakes, corner and border stickers used as well as greeting.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge-Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland- Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Colour Challenge-White, Cream, Gold, Silver
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge- Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Sparkle and Shine

Since I wrote about my wonderful adventure when I was a dumb ass 21 year old hitchhiking with Santa and being picked up by a Cowboy trucker from Quebec I thought these cards were in keeping with my Insecure Writer's Support Group post.:) I believe I have gained a few brain cells since then (knowing I also have equally killed a few as well by imbibing in my favourite liquid of past-OJ and Vodka) so I will never do anything that crazy again. An angel has definitely been by my side on a few occasions and thankfully my parents never knew my antics. Like parents know anyway! Yup I am certain some of my fellow readers can relate to this and also pray their children will never do anything nutty either.  I love sparkly things since I believe I was a magpie in a prior life and I finally was able to create a card for 52 Christmas and CCAYR and have it under the wire! Now since I really did hitchhike with Santa (albeit a drunken skinny assed one) it is only fitting to have Santa here and all sparkly:) In heaven above the angels are now laughing and if it is raining, it is their tears of laughter from embracing Robin Williams-A wonderful man

68 comments:

  1. This makes me excited for Christmas! Only 134 more days!! :)

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    1. Oh my-I know-It is closer than we think!

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  2. Santa card is really nice. Crap, that is coming up soon, isn't it?

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    1. Yes it is and it will be breathing down our necks soon enough:)

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  3. Beautiful artwork! You're getting an early start on Christmas.

    Hitchhiking with Santa? Oh that's got to be a good story. We hitchhiked everywhere in the 1970s. Yeah, we were dumb. It was the times, though.

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    1. Oh yes-true story which you can read in my earlier post:) I have many people to make cards for so I love making them ahead

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  4. So cool. I'm in the Christmas spirit now!

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    1. I was humming Silver and Gold when making the angel:)

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  5. Oooh, beautiful. Yep, now is the time to start the Christmas crafting (eek, I'll never get my knitting done in time!).

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    1. I can't believe we are in August so I have to get a move on with my Christmas cards:)

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  6. Whoa! Did I come to Christmas a tad early? You about gave me heart shock.

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    1. Hahahahaaaa-I know! I feel like we just came out of Christmas but we are already in August! Amazing to me actually:) Sorry about the heart shock and hope you read my story about me Santa and the Cowboy(the one post before this)

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  7. I can't believe someone is already counting down the days to Christmas, but I know any day now I'm going to be going into Wal-Mart and will see a lighted decorated tree at the front of it.

    Your cards are very nice!!

    betty

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    1. Thanks about the cards and EEEK-Too early for decorations but you are right-the stores seem to decorate earlier and earlier

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  8. These are both beautiful! LOVE that gorgeous metallic angel on the first one and the fun Santa image on the second! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you so much-I loved this challenge

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  9. I think the angel image is really beautiful and I do like the way you've used the metallics to colour it. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS - Fun santa too!

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    1. Thank you so much and this was fun and I am glad I finally got in in time

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  10. Hey, it's Christmas in July! Or August, but whatever :) I love the sparkly stuff, too! I guess we were both magpies, LOL. I love the gold metallic for the angel - really beautiful!

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    1. Thanks...from one magpie to another:)

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  11. Those are beautiful cards. My mom would particularly like the angel. I'm going to have to show her this.

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    1. Oh thank you and hope your mom likes it

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  12. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - both cards are lovely but the angel is my favourite! - Jacqueline xx

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    1. Thank you! The angel is pretty good if I do say so myself

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  13. That last line brought a lump in my throat, Birgit.

    Loved your cards!.

    By the way, when I read one of your posts with cards for your nieces long ago, I started making them too. A nice piece of childhood for me when I'd wait for any holiday to make greeting cards in readiness for the festival season. How lovely it used to be to send and receive them!

    Hugs! Thank you for being my friend! And oh yes, I've done some nutty things too. :)

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    1. Oh I would love to see you put some of your creations on your site. Thank you in the fact that I inspired you to create some cards. Thanks for being my friend too and I am certain we all have some stories from our past:)

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  14. Wow, those are amazingly beautiful! Frame-worthy.

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    1. Thank you! Very sweet for you to say

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  15. Terrific post! I agree - I pray constantly that my kids are better than I was (at least more careful). Two gorgeous cards. I'm in love with the angel one! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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    1. What you don't know is better:) I don't want to know what my niece does and that's a good thing. So glad you like the cards

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  16. Do so love your Angel card. Hope you will join us again soon at 52CCT.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  17. My friend! You have outdone yourself! Both cards are lovely. The first is simply stunning and beautifully embossed. The second card is marvellous! I just adore the sparkle on your cards. Glad to know there's a magpie in you too!
    And putting on my DT hat have to say: "Thanks for joining our August Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT."
    Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

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    1. Thanks Asha! I well, we all, need angels for ourselves and our loved ones which includes our furry kids.

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  18. très belle et élégante création Birgit, chic et brillante, merci de partager ta créativité avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  19. OJ and Vodka, wasn't that called a Sunset something or was that a Harvey Wallbanger? My first hangover was from OJ and Vodka. That cured me from drinking that again. Just went on to getting drunk on something else. LOL. Now how did I get to talking about that. Your cards are gorgeous. A couple years ago I thought about making Christmas cards out of Christmas cards that friends gave us over the years. I suppose if I start now I will have them done by next year. Maybe. I love what you wrote about Robin Williams. I hope so, too.

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    1. The classic screwdriver-lol-my fav drink...when I drink it now which is not often-ahhh youth:) Oh you should reuse your older Christmas cards for new ones-that would be nice to see or maybe take your drawing ability and make some fun cards. Thanks about my last sentence and I like to think that way

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  20. Love your card, Very pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR

    Carolyn
    CCAYR DT

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  21. You did keep in theme of your IWSG post. It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few months from now. No cold!!!!

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  22. Your angel card is gorgeous Birgit, so classy and elegant! You did a wonderful job with our colour challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT!
    Ruth x

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  23. You're so well organized to be working on Xmas cards already.

    That first one resembles Robin Williams' beautiful spirit.

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    1. Yes and I believe they must have trumpeted his arrival

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  24. You have such an artistic eye. I love your cards and think you're very talented. If I got something that beautiful, I'd never throw it away. Thanks for the smile your cards put on my face (plus the post about the Santa story!)

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    1. Thank you so much and glad I made you smile

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  25. Love the gold embossed angel. Great use of the colour palette. Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

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    1. Thanks! Santa needs a little lovin

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  27. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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    1. Thank you so much-it was fun making these

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  28. Two beautiful cards! Love the first with all that silver and gold. So elegant looking. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  29. Congratulations Birgit! Your card was picked for an honourable mention at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! Don't forget to pick up your badge to wear on your blog!

    Hugs
    Gill x
    52CCT Design Team

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    1. Oh yes I have to get the badge-Thank you so very much!!

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  30. Gorgeous cards, but from you I wouldn't expect any less!! And yes, we've all done those things we wished we hadn't. I know I have!

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    1. It is always a great learning experience:)

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  31. Another Christmas is on its way and you've given it a head start.

    Regrettable things? Me? No, never--yeah right!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. hahahaaaa-I just learned from this and don't regret it as it does make for a fun story

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  32. Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  33. Gorgeous cards - I especially like that first one.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  34. One of my fav Christmas stamps on the first card. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August , also for CCAYR August - hope to see you again soon x

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