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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Traditional Christmas

I had a great day yesterday!
I hosted a Stampin Up party for the first time with Nikki Raine - a wonderful demonstrator, and invited just a handful of very lovely and talented ladies including my best matey Julie of Catch me Crafting fame, the super fun Debby (Debby4000) and her equally fun sister Doreen, the amazing   Alex (Eisbaerentraeume) and my brilliant neighbours.  We were given a great demo by Nikki (and I got to keep the finished article) and then we all made a super pretty card with stash that Nikki had pre-prepared which I won't post here in case Nikki wants to demo the same thing for other groups.
After the party, Julie stayed to play for the rest of the day and I spent the whole time colouring this wonderful Crafts and Me image by Sara Burrier called Celtic Angel which you can find here.  This digi Angel actually comes seated on a beautiful corbel but I wanted her to perch on the edge of a sentiment.
I love making cute Christmas cards but I know that some of my recipients prefer a card which is more traditional and reminds them of the reason for Christmas so I Word processed a Bible verse on which to place my angel and added a simple PTI Christmas sentiment, some glitter to her wings, and a few gems.
I am entering my card into the challenges at
Crafts and Me #108 "Reds"; and
Sir Stampalot "Traditional Christmas

And here we all are playing with our Stampin Up stash!


Turtle In The Sand said...

Loving being a part of a group of craters getting all inky!

Stunning angel. So clever and brave of you to use red for her. Stunning!

pinky said...

What a line up of ladies, bet the crack was mighty! I love your beautiful card Lesley. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Jane said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully.
Lorraine x

heidy said...

Looks like you had a good time Lesley!!
Your card is gorgeous!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

Love your card Lesley and looks like you had such a fun day!! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Faye said...

This is different for you, and I like it. Fab colouring. X

debby4000 said...

Love that Angel Lesley and what a beautiful card.
Not too sure of the pic of me especially in matching colours of my sister but we had a good time,we must do it again.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is soooooooo beautiful & elegant I love what you have done with this image, she looks fantastic sitting on the sentiment.

Sounds like you all had a fabulous time hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

brenda said...

A really gorgeous image Leslie in such lovely rich colours.

Thanks so much for joining our 'Traditional Christmas' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

coops said...

so stunning lesley.really gorgeous design and colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

It was a great day, Lesley, but hate the picture!! Your card has turned out beautifully - your usual attention to the tiniest detail has paid dividends!! Love the CAS design that allows the image to shine! Hugs, Juliexx

Tracy said...

Beautiful Lesley! The red and white are so striking and you can't go wrong with one of those amazing Sara Burrier images. Gorgeous card! Hugs!

Shelby said...

Glad you had such an awesome day crafting and looks like a fun group!
Beautiful coloring with this equally beautiful image and love how you've used the sentiments.


Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! Love, love this image. And you colored here amazing.
Hugs Marianne

Janiel/ janny said...

Well I can see that I did MISS ALL the FUN!!! LOL........ Love the card dear and ALL of the new cards on your blog. I have been peeking away.. Hope you are well miss you and your in my prayers..

Doreen said...

amazing card - Love it
Fab coloring as well
Doreen xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card , I love the colours

thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month