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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Angels have Wings ...

Over at CDAC the current Progressive Freebie Challenge is underway again, and the first free image is a most beautiful angel with a matching sentiment drawn by the awesomely talented artist, 
Shelly, of Shelly's images..

Here is my card using the freebies:

I coloured the image using *alcohol markers* and a white gel pen, and fussy cut the image from the background using my *precision scissors with the 3cm blades*.  
*Close to my Heart Glitter Glue* was added to her wings.

For my card i used the following:

kraft cardstock base with inked edges
*old script DP with inked edges*
diecut from velvet flocked paper with *Close to my Heart glitter glue*edges
*gold washi tape*
*a selection of flowers with pearl centres*
satin/organza ribbon bow
*small flat back textured pearl heart*

The sentiment was printed onto cream CS and added as a separate unit.

*__* = all the underlined items are from the 
BLUEBERRY BEAR range, - please check HERE 

I would like to add this card to the following challenges too

GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY, I SEE DOTS ... on my gold washi tape!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. WOW, I'm so impressed by your beautiful coloring of this angel. It's such a lovely image and I love the sentiment you've used too - they make a great match! Gorgeous card!

  2. That is a truly Beautiful card - love your colouring ! Thanks for joining in at Whimsical Designs this week.

  3. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  4. your card id beautiful, wonderful sentiment. Lovely.
    susan s

  5. OMG ... your coloring is AMAZING and absolutely GORGEOUS Jen! Love your design and that little heart accent is PERFECT! Just stunning work my friend! Well done and very inspirational!
    Thanks for joining in our challenge fun at CDAC!

  6. Fab image, great coloring and design! I love that you added that little heart to the larger heart; you always have details that just work! Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's Inimitability, Jen!

  7. My heart actually skipped a beat...really. WOW Jen. I have no words to describe how amazingly beautiful this is. Your coloring is AMAZING. I want to hop on a plane and just sit with you and watch you color. I love the addition of the greens and blues in the wings. It just makes them have such depth. And her eyes! And her lips! Wow. Did I say wow?!!! Just truly incredible my friend.

  8. Hi Jen, well what can I say? Your card is exquisite! Love the close up pictures too. You should be a make up artist. I love your coloring on the face. I have been out of the loop with blog challenges and it looks like you are on top of it with those. Thanks for helping spread the word. I need to update the challenge links group on cdac. Would love your help with that if you have an ongoing list of challenges :) *big grin with a wink* Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  9. I always love your work but even this is EXCEPTIONALLY stunning! It does make hearts stop a second. You, my Friend, have such a stunning talent! :)

  10. Angelic! I have clicked over from Simply create to say HI!

  11. Hi Jen! This card is just stunning. I love the colors and the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. So nice to have you join us!
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. There is a challenge at V's Sweet Ideas here:
    www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com - The theme is Silver or Gold, and this would work perfectly. There are only a few people linked up so far. If you decide to play along please leave a comment and let them know I sent you!
    Blessings to you,

  12. Jen - this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

  13. Gorgeous, nontraditional colors!!!

  14. Gorgeous creation! This angel image is out of this world beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!

  15. What a gorgeous card. Everything about it is perfect.

  16. Oh Jen this is stunning, What a wonderful creation, Thanks for playing on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick this fortnight, Hazelxo

  17. this is gorgeous Jen!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays this week!

  18. Gorgeous! Stunning image and your coloring as usual is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Perfect Sentiments this week. Hope to see you again.

  19. super card, thanks for sharing your creative talent with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  20. Beautiful, thanks for playing at CR. I have a little candy on offer.

  21. Rich, fablous colors. Wonderful detials in your creation too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Simply marvelous.

  22. jen, i am from the whimsical designs team and i am so happy you entered your card for this week's challenge. i love visiting the participants blogs (when time allows) and see all the gorgeous styles other crafters have. you have made a beautiful card and an awesome coloring on it. i am happy i visited you here and we hope you continue visiting us!

  23. Jen,
    The colors and sentiment on your card are just gorgeous. I hope we get to see more of your work.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  24. Wow your card is gorgeous!!! I love it. And your coloring is just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and playing with us at Whimsical Designs.

  25. As always your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring!

  26. A beautiful card. Gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
    Debbie x

  27. Fabulous card you have created using Shelly's beautiful image which you have brought alive with your colouring.
    Love ~ Lady Anne
    Cards by Lady Anne

  28. Seriously admiring your fussy cutting Jen!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons

  29. Stunning card and wonderful embellies. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Good luck


  30. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw

    Ang x

  31. Gorgeous card, Jen! Love all the details and the beautiful image! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Guylou's!

  32. You put a lot of lovely details in this card. You did an exceptional job coloring her hair and adding details to the wings. I also enjoy the layers you used to make your flowers. I'm so glad you shared your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

  33. thank you so much for joining us this week for our PEARLS challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Fabulous card!!

  34. Wow, check this out. Gorgeous! Your coloring is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  35. Hi, Jen! It still remains beyond me how you can create so many stunning projects in such a short span of time. You are amazing! I don't know what to say about this card other than, this is just too gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  36. What a gorgeous card Jen. Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl Blog Challenge.

  37. What a wonderful card! Thanks for participating in the January Stamp & Create Challenge :)
    Hugs Jeanette xxo

  38. This card is beyond gorgeous. Wonderful embellishments, and your coloring is amazing. I love what you did with the wings. They have so much dimension. Thank you for joining us this week at Whimsical Designs.

  39. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
    Fliss x

  40. Lovely project, beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!

  41. What a beautiful image! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  42. beautiful color choices...thanks for accepting the sparkly Scrap it Girl challenge

  43. Awesome card, wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing at Scrap It Girl.

  44. Just a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!

  45. Wow! What an amazing card. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.


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