Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hello everyone,

Today's card fulfills a multitude of great challenges. I had only planned to use three challenges but when I looked over my list, it worked for a bunch of challenges. The latest ABC Christmas Challenge is 'V' for vertical with a great sketch to follow. Today's Artful Inkables is a blue, silver and white card. Today's Cards for Men is an anything goes challenge as long as it is for a man. The Flourish Timeless Tuesday Challenge was to embellish with anything but buttons or bows. Papertake Weekly is looking for sparkly and bright. Finally, this week's Tuesday Throwdown was to focus on a sentiment. Whew! I'm glad I didn't plan for all of these otherwise a card likely wouldn't have happened.

The background paper is DCWV Pastels card stock. The navy layer is of unknown origin from the stash, likely Recollections. The silver paper is Recollections and is textured with the Sizzix Ornaments plate. The white strips are Stampin' Up Whisper White textured with Sizzix Small Dots. The ribbons are from Michaels, Celebrate It Holiday and Home & More Classic Collection. The sentiment is Close To My Heart Magical Season stamped in Nick Bantock Charcoal Grey and heat embossed with Silver Pearl. The sentiment was cut and layered with the Spellbinders Labels Three die. The embellishments are Close To My Heart Licorice Opaques.

I love, love, love this card. The blue, silver and white is a favourite colour combination and perfect for a man-card. I was tempted to add some silver Stickles but I figured that would move the card away from manly and I really wanted to craft a card that I could pass along to a male colleague. There is enough sparkle in the ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Very pretty card. Love the colors and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  2. Fabulous card love the design and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  3. Gorgeous card - love the colour combo!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  4. Love the font on your sentiment!

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly.

  6. great card! Thanks for joining in with our Challenge this time! Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

    please consider turning off word verification thanks!

  7. Gorgeous sparkly creation! Thanks for joining in this week's Papertake Weekly
    Pauline x

  8. Wonderful card. Really nice layout. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the Challenge.

  9. gorgeous card :-) simply stunning :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x