Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Card Concept Challenge #25

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Well the decorations are done and last night I made my final cards. Although I think I said that the other day (lol)!!
Today I will be addressing and mailing them. Not exactly where I wanted to be on the 10th of December but progress is being made on my to do list.
Today the card I am showing is my final one as a member of the Card Concept Design Team. My term has gone by so quickly. Thank you Lesley Croghan for an amazing opportunity. I wish you and the Card Concept Challenge a successful 2015. 
Now onto the challenge for this time.  It is the last one for 2014 and is titled "silent night neutrals". Lesley and team will return on January 7th for a one year anniversary celebration.
  1. This week we are inspired by the colors in this "sweet" photo! You could be inspired by the shapes, the textures or even the theme! The skies the limit, as long as you are able to explain how you were inspired.
  2. The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge! 
  3. So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!
The styles are explained here and this is the  inspiration photo we are using this time around.
My card falls into the classy and elegant category. Although I have to admit I did have a bit of trouble using these colors. I am not a "neutrals only" designer. But that is what expands you as a designer - when you move out of your comfort zone.
After a few failed attempts, I decided to case myself with a card I made for the SCS color challenge. See that one here. Then things fell into place for me.
My card colors are from Stampin'-Up and I used baked brown sugar, sahara sand, white, silver and some designer paper from the Holiday Lounge collection.  
I stamped the sentiment panel with a snowflake image in baked brown sugar ink and added the "joy" word. To complete my card, I used some silver stars leftover from another card and a paper bow cut from an MFT die.
Check out the samples from the rest of the design team here. then pull out your neutral paper and start creating. Until next time........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: simply snowflake ( Stampin-Up)
Ink: baked brown sugar
Paper: baked brown sugar, sahara sand, ww, silver, holiday lounge dsp
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 3 die, PTI wonderful words die, Spellbinders matting basics A & B, Stars - November Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin-Up)


  1. Love your classy and elegant card, Mary! Stunning!

  2. Wow Mary is that one Gorgeous card!! You certainly nailed the theme and who would know you had any trouble! Love it :)

  3. I love your gold and silver colour combo! So elegant Mary!!!



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