Blessed by an Angel

'If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.'

- Poem by Emily Dickinson

Isn't that what angels are to us, helping hands?

Today two projects. A card and an altered chocolate box.

With yummy laces and sweet angels. The box I covered with an very old doily which belonged to my great-great-grandmother (is that English?), the grandmother of my grandfather so to speak.

And added some other laces and embellishments, and some small beads. I wanted the old doily to show, so I didn't want too much embellishing going on.

One of the laces on the outside of the box (along the edge) is a present I got from dear Ros. She has spoiled me with a sweet and beautiful card plus a lot of extras, which I will show you another time. Thank you sweetie!!

Inside the box I covered with lace fabric, laces, an angel stamp and music. For angels sing, don't they.

The card I made is on watercolour paper by the way (both the image as the card itself), which I distressed and stamped.

Thank you for your sweet visit, I'm happy to see you.

xx Wen


  1. Weer zo'n leuke Wendy creatie!!!! En wat maak je toch een mooie foto's.
    Ik heb je pakket ontvangen hoor, ik ga er binnenkort foto's van nemen en dan plaats ik het op mijn blog, ECHT TE LEUKE spulletjes zitten erin.
    Dank je wel, lieve Wendy, ik ben er heel blij van geworden!!
    Liefs, Daphne

  2. Hi sweet Wendy,
    That is the loveliest poem, and your card and box,are both so very beautiful, and lovely romantic!!
    The stamp oh,it is wonderful, and I love you used the reddish ink for those projects , how pretty you made them, and so special with your piece belonging to your family so many years!
    Hugs and love-and wishes for a great rest of the week!

  3. What beautiful projects ... You have covered that box so beautifully ... and yes, it is perfect English! I am glad you had a good break ... lovely to have you back ... xxx

  4. Beautiful creations Wendy, Card is wonderful and I love the box, so feminine and vintage looking :)

  5. Hey Wen, goed je weer terug te zien na een hopelijk heerlijke afwezigheid! Niet te geloven dat je zulk prachtig oud kant hebt, zoooooo mooi en teer, en al helemaal in combinatie met dat schattige LaBlanche engeltje! Je hebt ook van dat mooie warme rood gebruikt, voor de juiste vintage feel! Lieve groetjes, Ira

  6. Hoi meid,
    wat heb je toch weer leuke dingen gemaakt.
    Je blijft het echt heel leuk doen.

    Lieve gr Anja

  7. Stunning box and card Wendy! I love the angel image and the pretty! Hugs

  8. Wat een prachtig stelletje, zóóó lief!!

  9. It is all so lovely!

  10. Lovely words and lovely post!

  11. This is soooooo pretty and sweet, Wendy! The antique doily is just beautiful, and you've done a lovely thing with it to preserve a bit of your heritage.

    Thank you for the warm welcome to me, and thank you for having me as your guest at City Crafter this week!

  12. WOW! So beautiful my friend. Both your projects are gorgeous. I just love that image you used.


  13. o wat mooi en romantisch... zo mooi dat oude kant... helemaal als het van je overgrootmoeder komt, dat is toch wel héél speciaal!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, and I love the poem too!!!!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen