Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silent Night

Where does the time go? We've had company here for the last
week so I haven't been able to blog or create much at all.
I was up early again (4am?) so I headed to my craft room to make
this card for this weeks Merry Monday Christmas card challenge.
The theme this week is Silent Night. I had an idea as soon as I saw
the challenge and have been eager to make it. 

This was even easier to make than I thought it would be. Originally I was
going to tear some whisper white card stock and sparkle the edges 
to make the snow but I really liked how it looked with just the sponging 
of the night sky so I left it. 

In fact, this is so easy to make I think I'll include it in my Christmas card
stack class later this month.

Also, I would like to say Congratulations to last week's challenge winner
and to the Honorable Mentions!

And thank you for choosing my card as one of the Honorable Mentions. It was
a super fun challenge that has opened up a whole new world of stamping to me.
The world of neon colors - love them!

all from Stampin' Up!
card stock: whisper white, basic gray
stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Special Season, Gorgeous Grunge
ink: night of navy, whisper white, stazon
punch: 1" circle punch 

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


  1. You've created a lovely scene, Susangail! I think this evokes a perfect "silent night" feeling! Thanks so much for sharing this and playing with my Merry Monday challenge this week!

  2. Wow, this is so gorgeous. Absolutely perfect for the challenge, too.

  3. Your cards always inspire, Susan! This is such a peaceful scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  4. A perfect Silent Night! Beautiful sponging!

  5. Beautiful card Susan an I like how you like the nightly snow fall & a cup of tea, but you know what would really be awesome is if you did a video showing us how you did this!!! Just love your sponging TFS♥

  6. Wow this is stunning, Just popped by via Merry Monday, Hazel (no 30)

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card! Love your night sky with just a touch of the snow showing. This card is definitely a winner!! :0)

  8. Your sponged sky and resulting snow are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

  9. Beautiful card! i love that stamp set!!

  10. Absolutely stunning! How did you make the snow--love it!

    1. Thank you Greta. I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and whisper white ink from Stampin' Up! to make the falling snow.

  11. Thank you Ladies for all your lovely comments. It's been a rough day and when I came here and read these, well, I felt so much better - put a smile on my face - thank you :)

  12. Beautiful, peaceful scene! Love your card :)

  13. This is a perfect fit for the inspiration and that snow is amazing!

  14. Beautiful card Susan, I have the tree stamp and haven't used it for ages, you've inspired me to play with it again. Your inky background looks stunning, Cathy x

  15. What a lovely scene you've created, very pretty, have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Julie P

  16. This is beautiful and so atmospheric! xx

  17. Wow! Just stunning! Love the scene you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  18. Such a fabulous, atmospheric card.
    Caroline xxx