Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DDD January 2014- Angels

Hi all, once again it is time to get our duel on and this month of this new year, the hostesses were Melina for the Dazzlers and me for the Divas.. We chose Angels for our theme. I myself believe there are angels among us we just have to be aware and pay attention...but, I'll save that for later. When I put this kit together I used these darling little angels and I believe they are by Judikins however, the little tricksters have hidden and I am still looking for them to confirm the maker. Please forgive me..

When I think of Angels I think of flowers, gardens, peace, tranquility and people who have left earth to spend the rest of time in heaven. The kit contained:

DSP: Paper Pizzaz sponged blue and green
Magnolia summer memories forget me not wallpaper
Basic Grey-sweet threads fashionista
the glittered flower dsp is from a K & Co paper pack

The embellies are a mixture of different flowers I have picked up over the course of time and the ribbons are a mixture of S/U and ribbons I have purchased at garage sales and Tuesday morning.

As I was making my card I had this wonderful idea in my head which did not come out when I made the card. To say I struggled is an understatement. but, I kept at it and did produce a card. I'm not a fan but worked with what I had. I first picked a sketch, after cutting the pieces and making sure my angels would fit I discovered that I had taped the layers on upside down and I had taped it on REALLY good. Since the blue magnolia was my favorite dsp and I had cut the majority of the dsp for this sketch I didn't want to waste it so on to figure it out. I fussy cut the angels and had at one point taken two angels and had thought I'd put them in the two dsp squares on top....nope...too much. I then cut an oval from white and used the white ribbon to weave the center of the oval, giving a semi illusion of window panes in the back ground. I then put the oval on the card and took the two little angels and placed them right on the ribbon and raised the larger angel with mounting tape...oiyyyyy...Here is my card:

As an extra challenge we were to share an angel sighting/story....When my uncle died several years ago, he had a 3 year old granddaughter that was very special to him. (He LOVED little kids). Anyway, after the funeral, her mother, her aunts and her uncles went back to my aunts house to re-fresh and re-group. As they were sitting around the table my uncles little granddaughter laid down on the floor and instantly fell asleep. No one paid much attention but when she woke up she ran to the table and told everyone...I just saw and talked to grandpa and he said to tell you he is feeling really good and you are not to worry...he is fine. She then turned around and went to play with her toys. I really truly believe that there are angels all around us and if we have the faith and curiosity of a child and pay attention..... we will see them.

Thank you for stopping by, please take a minute and check out the other duelers I know have been busy creating....Please stop by their blogs and see the wonderful treats they have for us,,,,

Until next time,




MiamiKel said...

OH my friend, I have chills thinking of your precious granddaughter talking to gpa! What a wonderful story, and indeed I KNOW they are all around us and ready to welcome us home when it's time. I so strongly believe!!

Your card is just beautiful! I love your attention to detail and how you always have such element to your cards. As always fabulous coloring :)

Thank you for a positively ANGELIC kit to work with this month - so fitting coming from YOU!!! Love you! Blessing x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Carol, I think your card is beautiful! Sometimes our boo boos end up be a wonderfully creative success!

I also loved reading your story of your uncle and his precious little granddaughter. Precious!

Melina said...

I love your card! Those 3 angels are too sweet. Love the flowers at the top too! Thanks for being my Dueling Partner! :)

Judy McMullen said...

WOW! Carol, words seem to fail me right now. I'm so in love with this month DDD theme and the kit you sent. Love! Love! Love those angel images you sent along with the pretty papers and embellishments. Your card is gorgeous!

Your story literally sent chills through my body. I truly believe young children are so much closer and open to seeing and hearing God's presence around us whether through the working of angels or the Holy Spirit. Thank you for sharing this. And thank you for being an angel friend to me. You bless my life! XOXO

Barb said...

Carol--first, your story is awesome! As is said often---from the mouths of babes.........

Love your card--great layout and the colors are striking,

I think the theme this month was wonderful--great items to play with and I loved making the card for the challenge!

kadie said...

I think it's BEAUTIFUL! You are way too hard on yourself! Thanks for the lovely kit this month, my friend! I am hoping to have my card up tonight (still on the 15th ;)
Powerful story!! Makes me think of "Heaven is for Real." Big Hugs to you, Sweetie! Love ya!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty and cute too! I like how you mixed the images. The die cut is just perfect and well as the 'sparkle'!

I love your story it is really sweet.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful angels- so pretty to make one large and then smaller- and how do I love the papers and the roses!

Darlene said...

Hello my dear friend! Your card is wonderful, you say that you struggled with it, but it turned out lovely! Making a whole group of angels is a great idea and those gorgeous papers are perfect with the images.

Thank you for sharing such a blessed angel story. I am certain that she really was with your uncle and that he really wanted all of you to know. What a blessing!

And you are one of my angels too. Peace!

djones said...

Beautiful card Carol. I love the sketch you used and the three angels. You angel story is incredible and made me teary-eyed.

~Paola~ said...

I'm late..I'm lateeeee...*blushing*
This card is the sweetest evah!! So many components yet very easy and sooooooo pleasing to the eyes as all of your beautiful paper creations are!The immie is priceless!!♥

Terry said...

Very pretty! Love the placement of the roses and the ribbon behind the image!!