Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cheers to 2014

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. It's New Years Eve 2013. Can you believe it is the final day of 2013?
This year went by so quickly that I am almost not sure where it went. A blogger friend of time encouraged me to do a review of the year to see what I have accomplished. It will probably be a lot more than what I think. So I am going to do that as well as do a review of my favorite cards for 2013. So stop by tomorrow for the card review.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess for cc459 and I chose the color palette of black, silver and white. I decided to make a New Years card. I send these out as well as Christmas cards. This is a special one for a stamping friend of mine.
My layout is this week’s MojoMonday sketch #326. We had a round or square option and I chose to make a 4 1/2" square.

My background paper is a silver metallic textured that I found in my stash. I layered it over some Stampin-Up silver cardstock. The striped layer is some paper from BoBunny and to this layer I added a border die cut from Verve. The border die seemed to fit my celebration card.

The sentiment layer is a stamp from MFT. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement on 2 lines. I stamped the remainder of the sentiment on the inside.
It reads: and another chance for us to get it right.

I cut a flag pennant from a Spellbinders die in silver. The 2014 are black alphabet stickers from my stash.

Completed the card with some licorice bakers twine and used some of the circles from the border die on the sentiment panel.
Well that's it for me for this post and this year. So until next time.......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Fan-tastic Tuesday has a New Year challenge. My card is a 4 1/2" square.
2.  Shopping Our Stash wants us to use the last of something. I used my last piece of the silver metallic textured paper.
3.  Card Mania has a Happy New Year Challenge.
4.  Crafting From the Heart has an anything goes.
5.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes with a twist. Use black + a fave color. I like black with silver for elegance.


  1. Love that silver paper and this wonderful New Years card! So pretty.

    Hope you and your family have a fantastic new year!


  2. Ooh! I love that background paper. Such a chic card. Happy New Year, Mary!

  3. Beautiful card, the black white and silver work so well together! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for this week's "use the last of something" challenge.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! So elegant with these colors! Happy New Year!

  5. Beautiful card!!

    Happy New Year ; )


  6. Mary I love the shimmery background paper with black and grey, Beautiful NY card! Look forward to the review :)

  7. What a gorgeous Design, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hope to see you again soon...
    Suzy B

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card! The textured silver piece is wonderful! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and new year!!

  9. GORJUS! I love all the silvers together, and now I NEED that border die. This is NOT what is supposed to happen!!!! ;/

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  10. Hi, Mary, we are always delighted to see your wonderful work in our challenges! This beautiful study in black, silver and grey is awesome. You nailed the sketch and your composition is fabs! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  11. very elegant and beautiful card. Thank you for playing at Crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.



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