Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Silent Night...

Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright."  What a beautiful Christmas hymn that is!  I'm singing it because Hazel of Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (among others!), is asking for cards that invoke the feelings of a silent night.  Here is my contribution:

 
I think that snow falling at night is such a quiet, calm experience, so that's what inspired this card.  Also, I think gray is such a calming color.  This is a Silhouette card file, and I cut the inner circle section again in silver glitter paper, and glued it on top of the original cut.  I backed the open area with a piece of acetate for stability.  The tiny sentiment is from the Hampton Arts Seasonal Beauty set, stamped in VersaFine black ink.  The more I look at this card, the more I think I'm gonna add some bling to the closed centers of the snowflakes.  I can see making more of this card in different colors!  :)
 
I have another Christmas card I would like to share with you:
 

I was making this one for the Glory of Christmas Challenge, but I missed the deadline...boo!  I really need to pay closer attention to the deadline times of the challenges across the pond!  :(  Anyway, the patterned paper is from Summer Driggs' Winter Gifts digital collection.  The 2 larger silver snowflakes are from a Silhouette file, and the smaller one is a MS punch.  The ribbon came from the dollar store.
 
Well, I hope all of you are enjoying your weekends!  Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for my older DD, Rena, who turned 16 this past Thursday.  16!!!!!  I can hardly believe the years have flown by so fast! 
 
Thanks for stopping by to take a look...make sure you take some extra time to check out Hazel's other challenge contributors this week!

ETA:  How could I forget Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra???  DUH!  Also adding to Paper Creator's Crafts:  Early Christmas, and Craft Your Passion:  Going Round in Circles (for the first card.)  Adding also to Completely Christmas #29:  Anything Goes

ETA AGAIN:  My second card qualifies for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge too! 
 
~Marie~
 

5 comments:

  1. Such a lovely sparkly card.Great design and love the creative thought process behind it.Your other card is pretty too.So glad you found our challenges and hope to see you join us again soon.Thanks.
    Lisa x

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  2. Loving all the sparkle hun and thank you for joining us at Completley Christmas hope to see u again real soon hugs Judith DT x

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  3. Thanks for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 29 and all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. These are fabulous Christmas cards, such elegant designs,.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. Leuke kerstkaarten! Je bent goed bezig! Zo heb je straks een lekkere voorraad.
    Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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