Saturday 21 March 2015

Silent Night, Holy Night

How often does that happen, you make a card using a particular card and then get hooked and make more in the same way. For me it's meant the rediscovery of some ancient, treasured DPs that really needed to come out of their packet and be used. Today, I've used a DP for the challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

In my head the paper was for Silent Night, but when I found it it featured the words from another carol, We Three Kings. It still fitted and my inspiration was still Silent night so I used it anyway.

I cut out the paper, die cut the row of houses in black cardstock to create the silhouette and then used gold mirri card behind some of the tiny doors and windows

The gold card adds sparkle and shimmer. Then I added some very small punched stars, also made from the mirri card, you can see them better on the photo below. I used a light shade of purple for the mat which I think really brings out the colours in the paper. The mat was layered up on foam on the card front.

Then I got carried away and continued decorating the inside of my card with more paper and more 
stars plus a sentiment from an old set, I think it's called Wonderous Gift.

I do hope you are inspired by Jane's theme. I am also entering this card in this week's challenge at Crafty Haselnuts Christmas Challenge where the theme is Christmas a Music. The Silent Night challenge is great for that one too, it's  a chance to use papers, images, stamped or digital with perhaps a leaning towards the real meaning of Christmas. Looking forward to seeing the gallery this week


  1. I love the little houses and the beautiful blue background

  2. Louise - I think the paper is just perfect. I love all the shades of blue and the way the words swirl around the sky. The die cut houses are just super, and I do like the way you've used gold paper for the lights! xx

  3. Great use of your papers Louise. Glad you liked my theme. Hugs, Gill x

  4. quelle beauté Louise, j'adore cette nuit étoilé, une très belle création, biz

  5. That designer paper is fabulous! I really like the scene you've created with it. The tiny gold stars are perfect.

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 221 -- you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x


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Louise xx