Friday, 1 March 2019

* Crafts Galore Encore: Cloud Angel


We've had a run of beautiful, warm, sun-shiney days here in the NW England! The trees are blossoming, the daffodils are out, the grass is growing and it feels like spring has sprung!

This month at Crafts Galore Encore we have a new challenge and the challenge is always Anything Goes. We are delighted to be sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering a generous $12 gift code to our challenge winner.

Here is my DT card:

I used Kids Bella Cloud Angel and cut it using a stitched rectangle die. I coloured the image with Copics and added spots of Stickles Crystal glitter to the angel's wings, the clouds and the sky.
I made the square background by blending Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet with  Seedless Preserves around the edges. The decorative square shape was made by the smoosh, dab, dry Distress Oxide technique and cut with a die. The outer edge was inked in a darker Dusty Concord Distress Oxide I layered the two backgrounds with paper doilies and attached them with foam tape. The image was placed on top also on foam tape for dimension. 
I added a heart border to the bottom of the image, inking the edges to make them more prominent, and a banner die with the sentiment to the top. Some lavender pearls finish off the card.

Many thanks to Jodie at Bugaboo stamps for generously sponsoring this challenge. We hope you'll pop over to the shop and see the hundreds of wonderful stamps on sale.

Please pop to over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs.

We'd love to see your creations. 

Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Craft Challenge #503 Feminine 06/03
Creative Fingers #158 AG 07/03 TOP 3
Creative Knockouts #287 Lots of Layers 06/03
My Time To Craft #391 Pink and Girlie 07/03
Crafty Friends #104 Gemstones/Pearls 08/03 TOP 3
As You Like It One Layer or Many? 12/03
(Many - I love the dimension layers give)
Crafting With Friends #81 AG 13/03
A Bit More Time To Craft #87 AG 13/03
Classic DT Challenge #3 AG 28/03
The Happy Craft Challenge March AG 30/03 
Papercraft Challenge #16 AG 31/03
Love to Craft #32 AG 31/03

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. That is a gorgeous image you have used. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is an absolutely gorgeous card Carole! I love the wonderful layers and adorable image xx

  3. Fabulous card, Carole, so pretty and feminine. xx

  4. Great card Carole! Love color scheme here :)

  5. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  6. Love all the layers Carole, beautifully coloured image. Thank You for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  7. Hello, You have made a beautiful card, lovely layout too…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Gemstones/Pearls’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  9. So adorable and gorgeous colouring.. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  10. We definitely had a taste of Spring--now back to Winter!!!Gorgeous card and cute image--love all the layers
    carol x

  11. Very sweet card, thanks for joining in with the AYLI layers challenge

    Anne x

  12. This is my favorite bugaboo stamp! Great job coloring her! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge! Please come again! DT Meghan


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