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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Starry Night

Hi my friends.  I hope all are doing well this weekend with weather conditions. We've been going through our 2nd cold snap of the Winter, but it's gradually going to start warming up again into the mid 70's this week. It's been a crazy Winter.  We get 3 day cold spells in between our Spring weather.

I thought that I would get a jump start on my Christmas cards for 2017 so that I don't get down to November and have a crunch time like I did last year trying to get them all done. The card I'm showcasing today I made for a group I"m in on SCS called Challenge Your Stash. There is a challenge posted every month and we are to make our card using our own supplies from our stash and NOT go out and buy anything for it. This month of January it was a color challenge from Barb to only use White, Black, and Silver. At first all I could think of was wedding cards but then I remembered this SU stamp set and I knew it was what I wanted to use.

The picture doesn't really do it justice with the silver embossing. Looks so much better IRL.

Materials Used all from my stash:
  • Image - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Cardstock - SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Metallic
  • Accessories - Versamark stamp pad; SU Silver embossing powder; silver metallic ribbon; Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop dies
Pretty simple today and no copic markers were used in this project. :)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes (twist no sentiment)
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
The Outlawz Paper a la Mode - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede- - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful card Maggie.It is stunning and I'm sure it is even more striking in real life. Greag jon on this challenge.

  2. Love the card, Maggie! The combination of the silver and black just make this image pop!!!

  3. Beautiful card Maggie!
    We're having the same type of weather here too - just crazy!

  4. What a stunning card Maggie. I love that set. I am so glad you are a member of the Challenge Your Stash group and I do hope you enjoy it too!

  5. What a gorgeous card and I love the challenge of using what I have on hand. You totally rocked the color part of the challenge. Thank you for joining in the Hiding In My Craft Room Any Holiday challenge. Beth DT

  6. A brilliant card. Love the black and gold style. Thanks for joining QKR Stampede, Pirjo Dt

  7. Oh my goodness, how stunning this is! What a perfect idea to go in the direction of a Christmas card and get ahead of the 2017 game - as yes, it will be here before we can even fathom! Such a terrific stamp - this is a beauty ♥

  8. What a beauty Maggie - love hte simplicity of the design and how you have 'met' the challenge so very well with this stunning graphic card. Love that wee scene

  9. How striking with the silver and black, and with that lovely Christmas sentiment. Good for you starting on Christmas. Thanks for joining us at the weekly QKR Stampede challenge - Anything Goes. Dorothy S, DT memher.

  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 318 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

  11. I love shopping my stash. I've been very good about not buying anything in the month of January. It's been a long month! Funny how often I buy on impulse. Anyway, I saw this card and immediately loved the stamp. Clicked for a close up, loved it more. Nice to have one that works out so well without coloring. Your card is beautiful! You'll be so glad you started Christmas cards early. I keep telling myself that. Good luck!

  12. This is such an elegant card!! I love how the beautiful embossing shows against the dark background! Thanks for sharing this with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan - DT

  13. A little bit late, but thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's delights!! Mieke DT

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  15. This is gorgeous, Maggie! Love the embossing. It's great to see you playing along at QKR Stampede and I'm wishing you luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  16. Beautiful card and love the colors. Thank you joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday.

    Tammi, DT

  17. Awesome card! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!

  18. Ooh how pretty! I am sure this is stunning in real life! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    Joyce, DT


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