Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Patchwork Angel

Are you done with your Christmas shopping and prep yet?  I’m not and am starting to panic big time.  Went into town last night to get some presents in and OMG it was soooo busy, people shoving and pushing (me no likey crowds) and after an hour my poor hubby was in such pain we had to come home.  So I managed to get 3 presents in eek!  I wish I could go to sleep end of November and wake up mid January each year and miss the whole wretched lot.  The stress of it just clean takes all the pleasure away Sad smile

Okay, so I got my bit of bah humbug off my chest lol, so on to today’s card which is another of those patchwork/paper piecing cards I did for SCPC magazine a while back.  The paper I used is from Nitwit Collections Oh the possibilities kit.  This was super easy to do, I just cut 5 equal sized pieces and stitched them on to pink backing card.  Then coloured Summer Icy Angel from Lili of the Valley and paper pieced her dress.  Job done Smile  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Drafts as is that gorgeous pink satin ribbon.  The sentiment comes with the stamp (love 2 for 1’s lol) and those sweet little ivy leaves are by Marianne Design, they are the new dies that are part of the January release.


Tonight I am hitting Asda for food shopping, I want to cry at the thought – wish I had been more organised and ordered it all on line.




  1. This is adorable Bev, love the sweet colour and image, rather enjoy Paper piecing but don't seem to do enough of it.
    Hope you get your shopping sorted soon and enjoy your Christmas.
    All the best for 2012 xx

  2. Sorry the Christmas plans are not going well that is why I buy pretty much order 95% of my presents online and order my shopping to be delivered, easy peasy. Good luck tonight, Jane x

  3. I was wondering why I god a big Non smiley face on my blog.. from your blog.(in my sidebar). But when I arrived at your blog.. I understand.. It was A smiley you have posted on your blog about your Christmas Shopping.. -and Now I understand... I agree .. Shopping for Christmas presents at this time is NOT fun..
    I understand why hubby hats it.... I ordered mine from him from a scrapbooking store almost a month ago.. :o) .. I can tell you after the 24. I havent opened the postage box... Afraid what I might not resist to do.. :o)

    I love the Marianne Design image... Beautiful... And I love the card you have made with it!. -Lovely.. Fab coloring too..
    Merry Christmas to you Bev.. I am not sure I will get time to visit more before christmas.. allthough I will find time to sit down and drink coffee.. It IS important to rest and enjoy the days before Christmas too!..
    And I must say!.. I enjoy reading your posts and look at your beautiful creations... Always!!
    Big Hug from me!

  4. Wow, wonderful card! Love those gorgeous colors and your coloring is great! I hope you will get everything you need fot Christmas without too much stress. Hugs, Hanneke

  5. Bev, we say the same thing every year "I wish I'd been more organised". Truth me told, it never happens. I really feel for ya. I hate crowds too, online shopping is the way forward.

    Aside from that - gorgeous card!! Love the patchwork look and your stitch perfect stitching!! Such a sweet image - love the colours you've used. I think I gotta take a look at that little ivy leaf die!! Perfect size for the flowers I use from WOC!!

    Thanks for sharing, and good look for your trip to Asda!! xo

  6. Super card Bev. I don't celebrate Xmas. I just sit back, relax and watch every else get frazzled!

    I hope you do manage to get some rest time
    hugs Sarah x

  7. A totally gorgeous candy coloured card Bev! I love the sweet image and how you've done the ribbon too :)
    Good luck with the rest of your shopping!

  8. Awww, very sweet x

    Every year I tell myself I am buying presents throughout the year .... BUT always ends up Lol x

    Have a Merry Christmas & lets hope 2012 is lucky for us all x

    hugs sally x

  9. Lovely card Bev. Love the patchwork look and the image is adorable.

  10. Hi Bev, love the images and the gorgeous colours. I will be going shopping at Tesco's either tonight or tomorrow night in my own special way....I start at the end of the store and weave my way back to the front. People can see me coming and so don't bump into me and it really seems so much quicker somehow. I may get banned from Tesco's but they ain't caught me yet!!

  11. Beautiful card Bev! Now listen chick, if it isn't done for Christmas then what the heck - my plans have gone toes up too thanks to a honking cough and cold. Am now resigned to not being all tickety boo when the Big Man in the Red Suit arrives. The main thing is to have your family around you, open some wine and choccies and party! You can get wine and chocs from the corner shop I bet ? :) Have a wonderful Christmas Bev and thanks so much for all the beautiful makes and tutorials this year. Inspirational!! Hugs, Di xx

  12. That is just gorgeous Bev, I love the patchwork look and youve done a brilliant job of it on your card. I do hope the shopping goes better today that yesterday. I also want to wish you a very Happy Christmas hope it all goes well for you. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  13. You are absolutely right! All this before-holidays mess swipes away the pleasure of holidays. Hope you will figure out everything on time :-)
    You card is very beautiful! Such delicate colors. This little angel is so cute!

  14. Gorgeous Bev....and I'm so with you about Xmas...and good luck with Asda...I went this!

    Wishing you a merry Christmas and New Year...
    big hugs Vicky xx

  15. Gorgeous card hun loving the pretty image & papers.
    WOW you are brave going to the toon hun.....I'm not that brave & I too missed my slot for asda deliver so hubster went to do it today with our youngest son bless 'em lol.

    Just want to say incase I dont get chance after today I just want to wish you & your family hun a magical christmas & all the very best for 2012 hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    P.S. Good luck at asda lol.

  16. Such a pretty card! I don't understand why people go all crazy during these last day before X-Mas. I still have two gifts to buy and I am dreading going to the store. Hope things go better next trip out:0)

    Oh and good luck in your hibernation wish:0)


  17. just the sweetest card ~so very pretty!!
    luckly my boys have chosen items online this they don`t play with "toys"...and paul and myself took one day to do the rest...went much easier this year..except the card making ...
    once all the stress is over ,enjoy your cristmas time bev!
    vanessa xx

  18. Ah bless you Bev, hope you get the food shopping without too much hassle.Keep smiling and it'll be here and then gone again.Beautiful card.Hope you get sorted sweetie.Love Debbie x

  19. Gorgeous card. Love the patchworking. I've never used stitching on my cards - 2012 will the time to remedy that! Went to Sainsburys at lunch time thinking I would miss the crowds over the next couple of days - I think everyone else had the same idea!!!!! Ah well, all done now. Just a couple of gifts to wrap tonight then a glass of wine whilst sitting round the fire. Ah bliss!

  20. Oh it's a wonderful card Bev, so sweet....
    Good luck with the rest of the shopping, I only have the final food to get, it has been a nightmare though, will be happy when the shops shut on Christmas I LOVE christmas....Merry Christmas

  21. Beautiful card Bev..good luck shopping..I'm done and dusted..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  22. what a sweetie. I am joining you as I still need to get presents and don't like crowds and also great part of the food shopping needs to be done. I am so behind this year, but I blame it on the good weather we had till somewhere in November, so did not get in the mood in time for X-mas and now we have to hurry so we can relax at X-mas. Happy holidays and a big hug.

  23. Ooohhh, so beautiful. Love the colours. Hope the jolly man in the red suit brings you something lovely x

  24. Beautiful card. I love the image and coloring and your extra fibers and ribbons are so beautiful.

    Hope you get everything done for the holiday. If not, well, just don't stress about it.

  25. this is so pretty and soft love it. Take a big deep breath count to ten then start again- that's how I cope with this time of year- why do we all leave it to the last minute- I still have all my cooking etc to do and have just finished the pressies :) except some batteries

  26. Hi Bev, it will all be worth it in the end when the grandchildren come over. The answer and food 'buy on-line'!!! The last couple of cards are truly wonderful, I love the pastel colourings. Have a fabulous Christmas and a great 2012
    Rene from OZ xo

  27. I need to get out and do some shopping too and am dreading it. Perhaps tomorrow!
    Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas Bev. Enjoy your gorgeous grandchildren!

  28. A Real stunner Bev.
    Happy Chirstams to you and your family. Regards Linda

  29. Beautiful card Bev.

    Hope Asda wasn't too stressful - I'll be hitting the shops for last minute things on Friday - what I can't get will be done without.

    Toni xx

  30. Beautiful card Bev...I love the patch working and the gorgeous colours.
    Debbie x

  31. Just love it, Bev- another cute, cute stamp and beautifully coloured. Your paper piecing is fab, too. Must give it a try again. Good luck with your shopping :(


  32. Beautiful card Bev, hope you get your shopping sorted soon, Hugs May x x x x x

  33. Don't want to make you feel bad, but my shopping is done and all wrapped and under the tree. Such a good feeling. Tomorrow may clean house a little and read and relax before all the kids and grandkids come home. Merry Christmas. Edna

  34. Hi Bev, Honey, you can shop on-line and have them ship the items directly to the recipient. Yes, it costs more, but how much did you have to spend in aspirin yesterday? I need to shop mostly on line now, because of my disability...but I think it is a smart way to go. It may be a bit late...but these are people you care enough about to send a gift. I'm sure they love you enough to wait for a gift!!

    This is a beautiful card. I just love this image so much! I love to paper piece, but I forget to do it so often!

    Now, don't let the rush of the Holidays get you down. This is the birth of our Savior Jesus the Christ. What better reason to smile?

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    3 Give-Aways This Week!

  35. This is so beautiful, Bev! Love her sparkly wings!

    You're not the only one way behind. I wish Christmas wasn't so early in the winter! I just got the first of my cards in the mail today... think they might be late! lol

  36. Wonderful card!!! Merry Christmas for you!
    Hugs, Luciana.

  37. Wonderful card, Bev and I'm loving this patchwork technique!
    I'm sorry to hear that you're finding this Christmas time so stressful and I agree it does take all the pleasure away. It'll be over before we know it too!
    Diane x

  38. Hi Bev. Beautiful card. Love the colours and papers and adorable image. Donna

  39. aw, love the card!! Thanks for sharing!



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