Tuesday, November 16, 2010

we three kings

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I just came back from an energetic walk in the park with my friend, Stephanie.

We have a huge park (South Park) near our home that has about 2000 acres where you can picnic, swim, play tennis, golf, walk, hike & bike.

We started going on Tuesday mornings (weather permitting) for a 45 min walk. We will walk outdoors as long as we can. Once it gets too cold we have an indoor walking track at our community center.

So now I am energized to get all my household chores done and then have time to play with my crafting toys. For today, I am showing a Christmas card that I completed for 5 challenges:

1.  The first challenge is the Tuesday color challenge on splitcoaststampers. This is for my design team gig. I really liked the colors that our hostess, Betty Wright, chose this week.

The color swatch to the left shows the baja breeze, pear pizzazz and perfect plum

I knew that I was going to make a Christmas card and I thought my 3 kings stamp would be great.

2.  The creative belli blog had a something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue challenge. It did not need to be a wedding card. I used some old metallic paper from my stash, new pear pizzazz ribbon, baja breeze (blue), and I borrowed the layout from myself to created this card.

3.  The incy wincy blog had a rock on challenge. You make a card based on a song. So my Christmas card is based on the "we three kings" song.

4.  The paper sundaes blog had a challenge to use punches, ribbon, embossing and the color blue. I have 3 of the 4 sundae toppings on my card.

5.  The crazy for challenge blog wanted us to make a christmas card.

Well, this is my post for today. Off to do some cleaning!! God Bless

card recipe:
stamps: kings (morning star stamps)
paper: su perfect plum, pear pizzazz, baja blue, wjite watercolor paper, gold textured metallic
ink: baja breeze, perfect plum, pear pizzazz, gold
accessories: poly-twill ribbon, star brad, oval punch


  1. I think this is just stunning, Mary. You are doing such an AWESOME job on the DT for the color challenge! I love seeing your samples each week, this time is no exception :)

  2. Beautiful card Mary. I really like how you used the star in the middle of the bow. So pretty.

  3. Ooh, how pretty! I tried to paint my wisemen for this challenge, but they didn't turn out any where near this good! Back to the drawing board!

  4. Mary, this is wonderful and so beautifully colored! I really do heart that very textured paper in the background,too! Lovely Christmas card!

  5. An awesome card Mary. The image is beautiful and it looks wonderful with the fabulous background.

  6. I saw this on Splitcoast and just had to come here and tell you again how pretty this is...love your coloring and the textured background is FABO!!!!

  7. Gorgeous creation love the colouring and beautiful papers.
    Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy this week.

    Hugs Linda

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  9. Love this beautiful holiday card, Mary. A fabulous image and coloring, you really rocked the challenge this week!

  10. Mary, I commented on SCS but have to tell you again how much I love this image in those challenge colors!!

  11. Very pretty. Love the background paper and the star on the bow is a great touch. Beautiful watercoloring.

  12. What a Gorgeous creation. Just love your wisemen image. Fabulous layout and wonderful pizzazz ribbon. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

  13. mary your card are so beautiful merry christmas louise

  14. Beautiful Christmas creation, Mary! Such wonderful coloring! Love the colors and papers!

  15. So very pretty, Mary! I love the ribbon treatment!

  16. This is beautiful!!!! Love your coloring and that textured background! Now I've got that song in my head... "We three kings of Orient are..." LOL

  17. Wow! That's a lot of challenges, Mary! A beautiful, beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful, and I love the looks of the textured bg paper.

  18. Lovely card you made, Mary. The image is cute and I like your color combination. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week. Hope to see you again.

  19. Very pretty card! Love your mix of colors and challenges!

  20. Very Beautiful card Mary :)

    Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Challenge

    Hugs Heather (my blog)
    and the DT

  21. Hi Mary! Thanks so much for stopping by (a while ago!) It was great to hear from old friends after my long absence. I've been looking at your recent cards (all beautiful) but this one really grabbed me! Really stunning! The color combo really adds to the elegance I think. I'm so glad I got to see it.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!



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