Saturday, October 23, 2010

merry & bright

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Fall is in the air and that makes me think of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I bought my first Christmas gift yesterday. What I have been doing in the past few years is to shop online and the TV shopping channels.
It's an easy way to get what I am looking for. So I will see if that works for me again this year.

My card for today is for 2 challenges:

1.  Saturday is also the inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. I love playing in that challenge because it really gets your creativity flowing. This week the site Poster Cabaret was a bit challenging for me. So I really had to get my creative thought process in gear.

Most of the posters weren't taking me anywhere. Then I found the Christmas story movie poster. It got me to thinking about Christmas and Christmas trees and my card was taking shape.

this is our layout

2. The Waltzingmouse sketch challenge was a great one this week. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would work well for my Christmas card that I was about to create.

I used a die-cut from an old Stampin-Up scrappin' kit "sparkling holiday" for my main image. The sentiment is from the Stampin-Up 'all year cheer" stamp set. I punched a circle and added some gold cord.
My background papers are from Basic Grey's "fruitcake collection".

Another Christmas card completed!! I may use this layout and make some more of this design. I will have to stamp a tree but I have the perfect one to use.

Time to clean up my stamping area and I am going to try to get some of my paper organized. God Bless and have a great week-end!!

card recipe:
paper: su old olve textured, basic grey fruitcake, sparkling holiday scrap kit

ink: old olive, riding hood red
accessories: circle punches, gold cord


  1. Beautiful card. The background paper you used is one of my favorite BG papers.
    Thanks for joining us at WMSC

  2. This is a very pretty card. I love the background paper and the tree is so sweet! Perfect for the Holidays! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  3. Mary, this is beautiful! The colors and patterns are fantastic! I do not think I own this is that possible? LOL! Wonderful image and I may have to try that sketch, too! Lovely card!

  4. I love this card, MAry!! The dp is fab, but doesn't overtake the tree is the least! Great job!!

  5. I love that retro looking tree with that paper. So cool!

  6. Beautifully done! Love the tree and the papers are perfect!

  7. Fabulous card, Mary! I love this layout!

  8. Sweet holiday card Mary! I too started my shopping last week. As I am out and about I pick things up. I have three now and some ideas for some handmade card sets!

  9. Very festive. Love the papers and the gold cording is a lovely touch.

  10. So fun & festive Mary! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

  11. What a lovely Christmas card, merry & bright indeed!

  12. Love the patterned paper on this Mary and that cute little tree! thanks for playing with WMS again this week GF!!

  13. I love this tree, and great job with the sketch!



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