Hark I Hear the Angels Calling …. or is it my My Hermes delivery lady at the door?

I’m still racing to catch up after being poorly – and although I made this one last week, I couldn’t post it until I’d given it to my My Hermes delivery lady, and since it’s now in her possession, I can now share photo’s of it!

As were all my Christmas cards this year, I made this on a 6×6″ base card with a high gsm, so that it would take the weight of the embellishments and papers I wanted to use.

1 for MyHermes delivery lady

I began by searching for an Angel image that I loved, and then, once found,  (image above – isn’t she just beautiful?), it was simply a case of seeking out some vintage sheet music which partnered her, and I couldn’t have found anything more perfect than “Hark I Hear the Angels Calling” – which I resized and printed out. (It’s a royalty free image – as is the Angel).

I used some vintage type paper on the outside of the card, in sort of muted shades  which I knew would sit nicely in the background, and attached some cotton  lace to the top and bottom of the card.

After printing out the Angel, I matted and layered the image onto two shades of blue linen effect card and attached it to the background using some dimensional tape.  The sheet music, I rolled and then curved it so that it sat ‘naturally’ and adhered it in place.

I added a fancy, bright silver metal corner, some faux miniature holly and berries, a white Christmas rose and a deep burgundy smaller rose, a previously gilded miniature frame, and a length of pearls – which trailed around the card, in and out of the music, around the roses and under and over the holly.  I added a little glitter here and there and the front was complete.

8  MyHermes

I’m not going to bore you to tears with how I did the inside of the card … instead, I’ll just show you what I did – because you’re all super intelligent beings, with brains far bigger than mine and you’ll be able to see what I did – so here goes:

3  MyHermes

The Bauble  ↑  is a stamped image.  – adorned with gems to make it look pretty.

4  MyHermes

“Oh!”  I hear you say . . .   “.. what is that on the inside front of the card?”  ….

5  MyHermes

Ha!  Who’da guessed!   It’s a Christmas Stocking!  (in the same shades of blue as the Angels Wings!  ….  see, … I do [sometimes]  plan these things!  lol)

I had to make it a little box as it was too chubby for an envelope!

5a  MyHermes

Some close up details:

6  MyHermes

A ‘gem’  in the same colour as the deeper shades in the Angels Wings – I ‘glittered’ the gem to add opulence to it.   A wooden lock – which I gilded.  A miniature silver metal key which I did a little twinkling job on and made it shine like it was gold.

The frame around the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment – I only partially gilded, as I wanted it to look distressed.

7  MyHermes

I believe …  do you?  A metal charm which I kind of beat up a little to make it look aged, and then added a little verdigris twinkle around the edge to just take it up a notch.

And that’s this card done, delivered to my wonderful My Hermes delivery lady, and shared with you!

I’m back in my craft room tomorrow because I’m STILL trying to catch up!  But …  I won’t bore the pants off you with anything I produce after mid-day! LOL.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve all.  May peace rest upon your homes today and stay with you all throughout Christmas.

Thank you for visiting.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your time.  It seriously means the world to me.  Thank you.

Heaps of love

Cobs siggy sml

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Hark I Hear the Angels Calling …. or is it my My Hermes delivery lady at the door?

  1. I love your use of the gem! I’m always amazed at what you come up with. I imagine one of those cooking shows but with a Card Theme. “You have these items, create a card!”

    Like

    • What a great idea! We could use dried pasta; crayons and glue – made from flour and water. ROFL.

      I’ve just been reading the last handful of posts on your blog … You’ve had an awful time of it recently – I hope things have improved and are staying in an ‘improved’ situtaion!.
      I wish you a peace filled, total lack of drama Christmas. May nothing worse than a Christmas card falling down in the draft from an open door happen to you over the next few days, and may peace be yours, LemonD.

      Sending you love ❤ ~ Cobs. x

      Like

    • Hello Lynne, it’s wonderful to see you here.
      Thank you so much for leaving a comment and I’m thrilled to pieces that you like the card.

      Wishing you a peace filled, truly lovely Christmas, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

      Like

  2. Beautiful card Cobs, – love the addition of the sheet music, and the other additions look just beautiful together! In inside looks great too, – a really beautiful card that I am sure was much appreciated! Love the pretty box too. Hope you had a great Christmas and are feeling much better again! xxx

    Like

    • Hello Astrid! … and happy post Christmas salutations!
      Thrilled to see you here – all the way from Aus!
      The internet makes the world a whole lot smaller, doesn’t it?
      If someone had suggested to us, as young things, that two crafty friends would still be chatting to one another while the other was away on holiday on the other side of the world, we’d have fell about laughing!

      Aw, it’s good to see you. Hope you’re having a wonderful time there with your beautiful grandchildren and family.
      But I tell you what … you soak up as much sunshine as you can while you’re there because the weather here is woeful.

      Freezing cold, rain, snow, sleet, accidents on the roads, power cuts, blizzards, people having to abandon cars – and all the airports in Liverpool are closed! The weather in Great Briton has always been the butt of many a joke, but it’s really no joke at the minute. So you’re in the perfect place right now. I’ll let you know when it’s a good time to come back. LOL.

      Thanks for the visit Astrid. 😀 It made me smile big time! Sending you oodles of love ~ Cobs. x

      Like

    • Hello Elaine! how fabulous to see you. I visited your blog just before Christmas as I realised that I hadn’t had any notifications of a new post from you in ages. When I saw that you hadn’t posted anything I did wonder if everything was ok with you and yours. Trust things are ticking along nicely for you.

      Hope you’re keeping well, and had a really lovely Christmas time.

      Thank you for the comment and the visit Elaine. Bless your heart. So happy that you liked the card. 😀
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks Cobs. I’ve been crafting busily but I lost my way a bit this year. I need to get back to blogging as I find the community very therapeutic.

        I’ve done a fair bit of p.clay but lots isn’t good enough to post and quite a bit of resin but that is samey so I need to stretch myself a bit now. Thanks for noticing!

        Like

  3. Hi Cobs, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2015. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this coming year. Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs, Florence xx

    Like

    • Hello Stacey!
      Been missing you too! I’ve been trying to re-organise my craft room, in between feeling poorly – so things were taking F.O.R. E.V.E.R.! But … it’s all kind of done now – although I don’t think my craft room will ever really be ‘done’. I’ll always think of something else I want to do with it. lol.

      I’ve now got to catch up on all the blog posts I’ve missed, so I’ll be paying a visit to yours over the weekend and catchingup with anything I’ve missed.
      Hope you and yours are keeping well and all is dandy in your corner of the world.
      Sending love and crafty hugs as always ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s