Sunday, 24 July 2016

A distressed angel

Hello lovely people,

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend whatever you have been getting up to.

I did a few bits around the house, a little crafting including a last minute card for my Dad's birthday, which I forgot was on Monday - oops!

Last night I popped over to a friend's house for a girly evening and to design the table plan display for her wedding in 2 weeks time - we are both very excited!

After all that excitement, I am here to showcase some LOTV products as part of the Design Team and it's a little 'Something for the Weekend' so hop over to LOTV HERE for the PDF with step-by-step instructions on how to make this card, and tips on distressing and how to make the cute ruffled seam binding.

I showed a card (HERE) with one of the returning Christmas angels a few weeks ago and made this one at the same time but gave it a more distressed look.

LOTV praying angel card in traditional colours

Isn't she a little darling?  So serene...butter wouldn't melt!

LOTV praying angel card in traditional colours

My MISTI was a great help for stamping the details onto the corners of the DP as it enabled me to line up exactly the sections of the stamps I wanted to add.

It's not easy to see all of them in the photos but I added a scattering of pearls around the flowers and little clusters of them under the rolled edges.

LOTV praying angel card in traditional colours

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Card recipe;
Image: Christmas angel, praying - LOTV
Extra stamps: Grunge corners (discontinued) - LOTV
DP: A Gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers and stamens: Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding: White - The Ribbon Girl
Dies: Holly vine - Memory Box
Pearls: from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E41/43/47
Dress: R27/46/89
Wings: W00/1/3
Holly: BG93/96 & R59/89


  1. Hi Kat. She looks so lovely in her little red dress, and very serene , just as you say!

    Sharon x

  2. A lovely card with a beautifully coloured angel. Love all the little details. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who realises they need to make a card for a family member at the last minute! :) xx

  3. Hi Kat
    What a sweet image... Gorgeous all the papers etc... All in all a stunning card...
    Congrats to your Dad as well a great achievement...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  4. I really hope she's not too distressed...poor little dear!! This is really beautiful, love the traditional colours here Kat and your attention to detail is as gorgeous as ever xx

  5. A super gorgeous card Kat, I adore these LOTV angels and I love the colours 'n' papers too :)

  6. Just as gorgeous as the previous version but I do love a bit of distressing. Your little angel image is beautifully coloured and I love the stamping on the corners of the papers too.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Debra x

  8. Stunning sweetie just stunning x

  9. This is so gorgeous Kat... perfectly distressed, fabulously coloured... and I LOVE that ruffled ribbon too!

    Glad you're finding your MISTI useful!!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  10. Stunning card Kat, such a sweet angel and I love the backing papers and flowers. Hugs Jennifer xx

  11. She's lovely Kat. I love both of the recent cards you've made with these two angels.

  12. Love this Kat! The stamped edges and pearls tucked under the rolled corners, so fab! Love that little extra detailing, makes it quite the special piece. Just as your stitching adds that little something special to each card. Love the papers and that sweet Angel. Truly gorgeous and the perfect blooms and trims. Love the way you ruffled the seam binding. So gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo (Enjoy your pals wedding. How lovely to be involved and help with her planning)

  13. Hiya Kat, this is so pretty, amazing colouring !!! Sending hugs xx


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