Sunday, December 28, 2014

~One Starry Night~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. My home is so quiet now. Our son, daughter-in-law and precious granddaughter left yesterday morning for a week at the beach in Mexico. We had such a wonderful week with them and my older son who lives here in Pittsburgh.
Yesterday we had my extended family celebration. My brother held it at his home and there were about 45 of us in attendance. It was a great family time.
We all brought a side dish to share. And then with money that we have in our kittie we bought a turkey and ham. My brother smoked the turkey and it was really delicious. My sister-in-law made the ham with a delicious glaze.
We do this twice a year- at Christmas and then again in summer. In the summer, there are more of the family that come out.
Now onto my card for today. This was another one that I made for Christmas. For my card, I created a Bethlehem village scene using a Lasting Impressions stencil and translucent embossing paste tinted with soft suede re-inker. This embossing paste dries with a glossy sheen. On the palm tree I mixed Ranger peeled paint acrylic paint with the embossing paste.

The background textured gold paper was something from my stash. The last piece I had though. Bought it some years ago and I am not sure where (lol)!! I thought it worked perfectly for this little scene.  
I cut some stars with my metallic gold paper and the joy word with cherry cobbler card stock. I added a frame cut in mossy meadow card stock to complete this card.
Well, it's time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Paper: cherry cobbler, mossy meadow, crumb cake (Stampin-Up), decorative India gold (Paper Co) Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: lasting impressions stencil, Spellbinders Matting basics A & B, PTI joy die, Northern Star (Frantic Stamper), starry die (Verve), DreamWeaver translucent embossing paste, soft suede reinker, Ranger peeled paint acrylic paint 
Techniques: mixed media

I am also entering:
1.  Pile It On is anything goes Christmas and to incorporate with other challenges.
2.  Come and Get It challenge is Merry Christmas
3.  Christmas Card Challenge #4 is anything goes. 
4.  Glory of Christmas Challenge is anything goes
5.  A Gem of a Challenge is anything goes Christmas.


  1. Oh this is so fabulous, love it. I hope you will join us in the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge going on right now, there are a lot of prizes to be won.

  2. Great card. I love the metallic paper. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  3. Love the simple yet classic design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

  4. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week and Happy New Year!
    Monica - CCC DT

  5. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge, Gail DT

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 49 with your lovely crafting, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon x

  8. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes with Christmas” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  9. Wow, I didn't realize this was a stencil! So cool! Very pretty card! Thanks for playing our Christmas Card Challenge and Happy New Year!

  10. This is beautiful and the gold paper is wonderful!

  11. Love your card and the gold paper used. Die cut Joy is a great touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

  12. Sounds like you made some wonderful Christmas memories. Pretty card with lots of lovely detail. Happy New Year!

  13. You have made a really festive project for our month-long challenge at Pile It On, love this elegant and traditional style. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check on Wednesday who's the winner. Good luck and best wishes for the new year!
    Anna xxx

  14. Beautiful - great combination of papers.

    Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x



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