Monday 1 November 2021

Angel Prayers


Today is the first day of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. This is the 9th year she has been running it and the 3rd year that I have taken part. I work part time now so many not get chance to take part every day but I will do my best as I love making Christmas cards and it is so much fun to take part in this fabulous challenge.

The prompt for Day 1 is the letter A. I have chosen Angel and made my card with a rubber stamp & die set by Conie Fong that came in the 16th Birthday Event lucky bag from Crafter's Companion that I received last Friday. It must be some sort of record for me to use a new item within only a few days of receiving it! Although it is not specifically a Christmas image I thought it work well in a Christmas card.

I stamped the image with Memento ink using my stamping platform. I have never been truly happy with my stamping but by golly has that changed since I got my stamping platform. The results are so much better. I can use less pressure and lighter inking as I can repeat ink in the exact same place without ruining the image. It has been the single most thing that has improved my stamping and I now actually enjoy doing it again.

The image has been coloured with my Arteza Expert pencils and I added a little clear Sakura clear glitter pen to the roses and wings. The stamps come with dies to cut out the outline. It is the first time I have used a set like that and as long as you are careful lining it up and tape in place before cutting you get an even white border around the image. I added some thin foam pads to the back and placed to one side to make the card.

I chose the latest sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for the layout. A sheet of gold card was used as the background and I used the same card to cut a mat from a Romantic Rectangles die. The red and gold paper has got loads of glitter on the patterns which has a slight green tinge to it. I used a scrap of green snowflake paper and added some gold peel off border stickers to it. Finally the sentiment has been recycled from an old store bought card I received and layered onto a scrap of plain green card.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Rubber Stamped Image - Angel Prayers (Conie Fong by Crafter’s Companion)

Dies - Outline die to match the stamped image & Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders)

Papers - Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations) & Traditional Christmas (The Works)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert Pencils,

Embellishments - Sakura clear glitter pen

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Gorgeous image Mandy, and beautifully coloured too. I love the fabulous paper and cardstock you used, the gold almost glows. Wonderful!

  2. Gorgeous card and image love the die-cut frame and P.papers
    Carol x

  3. Hi Mandy, as always your card is just perfect.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  4. Such a sweet image and lovely layout. Thanks for adding to the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card and sentiment! Glad you joined us at Jan's Digi Stamps challenge, hope to see you next month. Donna DT

  6. Very Angelic Mandy! Thank you for sharing your blessed creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Happy Holidays!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. So pretty! So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  8. So precious, Mandy. Darling image. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  10. Great card and wonderful stamp Mandy! Thanks for sharing with us at The Color Crazy Challenge. Donna

  11. This project is so beautiful, nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Lovely work! I really like the unusual colors!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Dagmara

  14. Beautiful - love your colour scheme.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Helen

  15. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas/Winter Challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

  16. Wonderful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November ATG and sorry for the late comment.

  17. Aww, so adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again in December for our final challenge.
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

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