Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Herald Angels Sing

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Wow the busyness of the season has me going. I just finished my Christmas cards and will get them in the mail tomorrow. Then I have to finish my inside decorating. I am really excited for that. I love all the decorations and lights.

Today I went to my friends home and we made candy together. Its become a tradition with us now. She said to me today-with names like "Mary & Holly" how could we not do something together for Christmas.
We made all chocolate candy-chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate peanut butter sandwiches and cashew clusters. It took us 7 hours, but it is so worth it.  I give this candy to my grandsons and neighbors. They all love it.

always artichoke
crumb cake
cherry cobbler
So onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #353 on Splitcoaststampers. I am the hostess today and I chose the regal color trio of cherry cobbler, crumb cake and always artichoke.

My image is from Just-Rite Stamps-the "O Christmas Tree" set. I stamped it in cherry cobbler and then again in always artichoke. I cut some of the artichoke pieces and layered it over the cobbler.

I used the spellbinders pennant and lacy pennant dies to cut the image. I also used the Spellbinders “poinsettia die” for a corner embellishment.

My ribbon is Stampin-Up’s quilted satin cherry cobbler ribbon and I added an angel button to my bow.
The background designer paper is from Bo Bunny “Father Christmas” collection.

A star placed atop the tree completed my card.

Well, it's time to get back to my Christmas preparations. So until next time..........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Make My Monday has a "red ribbon" challenge.
2.  Stamps R Us has an angels challenge.

3.  Stampin Sisterhood Sundays has a Sunday inspiration challenge.


  1. How beautiful, Mary! This is so pretty. I love that Christmas tree image. It's so striking!

  2. Just beautiful! Love the image on this and that pretty poinsettia.
    Your candy making sounds like a lot of fun - and very tasty!

  3. Oh, this is stunning!!! I LOVE the tree sentiment! And your ribbon is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  4. Lovely effect with the red ribbon and that tree stamp is so right - thanks for joining in at MMM

  5. Ohhh.. this is lovely. Beautiful tones used and excellent ribbon placement and bow tying. thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne

  6. Absolutely love the tree! What a fab colour combination and I love how you've included the ribbon. Great card.

  7. Great colors you have selected. Love how you used the pennant die to back the tree.

  8. Oh this is gorgeous Mary!! I love that tree and your fabulous Angel button! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  9. Oh, so pretty Mary. Love the country style tree. The colors look so good! Way to go getting your cards done! :o)

  10. I just loved these colors! So elegant -- your card is beautiful with the poinsettia!

  11. Hi, thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at MMM, during our Seasonal red ribbon week, I love all your elements and the main topper is excellent. Caz

  12. Really pretty!
    Love that poinsettia and your tree is just beautiful!. thanks for joining us on the Rubbernecker Sisterhood blog challenge.

  13. This is such a pretty Christmas card, Mary....love the colors and that beautiful tree image!!! Thanks sooo much for joining us for the Stampin Sisterhood challenge!!!!

  14. A really beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

  15. Mary this is Gorgeous!! I love the tree and how it fits in the pennant!!

  16. I really love this tree image and you've highlighted it so well using the traditional colors! Have a great w/e!

  17. Beautiful, Mary! Love the traditional Christmas colors!

  18. Beautiful! Love how you made the tree and the ribbon & angel are so pretty! Sounds like you had a wonderful time making candy! YUM!!!

  19. Love the earthy tones and the fabulous tree stamp. Thank you for joining in at MMM :D

  20. A really lovely card Mary and just love that tree. Very elegant creation.
    Thanks for playing along at MMM this week and lovely to see you.
    Fliss x



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