Thursday, August 12, 2010

the pleasant pheasant

Happy Thursday and welcome to the charmed life blog. I am posting early today before my grandsons are up and about.

Not sure what activities besides football practice they have going on today.
It's been so hot & humid here all week so they come back from these practices pretty well drained.

But, hey they are little boys and it's a good way for them to burn up all that energy.

Last night I met some of the women that I worked with for 30+ years for dinner. We try and get together every other month.

We went to a really neat tapas restaurant in the city. I had never been there before and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Their menu is made up mainly of tapas-small plates of appetizer size portions divided into hot & cold. The flavors were Mediterranean & South American. Everything was absolutely delicious. We ordered about 7 of them to share. It was a perfect light dinner, and we chatted and caught up on everything for a couple of hours.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for 3 challenges:

1.  The Wednesday sketch challenge on splitcoaststampers had such a great layout this week. I know I will definitely use it again.

2.  The color throwdown challenge provided my card colors. This week we were to use Eggplant, Artichoke and Soft Suede. Dark colors for sure but they were great for a masculine card.

3.  I found a new challenge thanks to my blogger friend Joan Ervin. It's called ooh la la creations. they are already on challenge #60 so they have been around for awhile. This week we were to use spots and dots. Perfect since my card has dotted designer paper.

My card base is the eggplant color and I used some older Stampin-Up artichoke designer paper. I incorporated stripes and dots in the card. The sketch called for some type of border punch so I used one from Martha Stewart with a more masculine look to it.

The image is a new set I bought from Stampin-Up called "Autumn Days". The pheasant is perfect for a masculine card. I stamped it in soft suede to complete the colors for the challenge.

Well, that's my card. I haven't asked for awhile, but if any of you would like me to pray for you- just drop me an email.  Our God can handle big & small requests!!

card recipe:
stamps: autumn days
paper: su elegant eggplant,always artichoke, soft suede, vv
ink: soft suede
accessories: ms punch, leaf punch, su harvest rub-ons


  1. Very nicely, done, Mary! It is time to think of fall, even though our temps are brutal here!! Thankfully it is raining but it hasn't helped the humidity one bit. Glad to see you were able to incorporate our CTD colors in this nice masculine card, too!

  2. Fabulous Fall card! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  3. This is such a pretty fall card, Mary....I love the sketch (didn't get to participate yesterday...rats!) and the pheasent looks awesome!!! I need to borrow my DD's makes such beautiful fall scenes!!!

  4. Sounds like you had a great night out
    Fabulous card lovely image and colour combo
    Thank you for sharing with us at ooh la la

  5. Mary - you're back! I see I've missed 3 of your cards so I'll be off to look at them - this is truly a pleasant pheasant! love the greens and punched edge!

  6. Mary - what a nice, clean card! Great colors!

  7. Very nice card. Love the Autumn feel and how you used the little branch/flower under the pheasants feet.
    Oh the Tapas restaurant sounds yummy. I heard about those on a Bobby Flay episode the other day on Food Network. Glad you had a good time with your friends.

  8. I love the colors, Mary! This set is just wonderful, and your card does it JUSTICE!! WOW!

  9. Wonderful card! Love your colours and the clean design!

  10. Am loving your fall colors...beautiful card, Mary!!

  11. Love the colors...
    Perfect for a Mans card as you stated...
    Great choice of stamps and movement of the color... love it.

  12. So pretty Mary! Love the calm look to it. I have that set and still don't know what to do with the images. :o) Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Mary, this is wonderful! Lovely colors, patterns, and fall theme! I think I have that dp, too! Lovely card!

  14. Such a stately card! Love the colors you used! We have a favorite restaurant we frequent after work that has the most wonderful Tapas menu!! The mediterranean sounds scrumptious! Glad you are enjoying time with the boys!



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