Wednesday, January 26, 2011

color challenge card

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

I received an exciting email today. Spellbinders the company that makes our much loved nestabilities, impressabilities, shapeabilites etc. has a design team call for 2011.

The first round of entries was due January 3 and we were required to make a card. They liked it and I moved onto the 2nd round. We had to make a 12 x 12 layout.

My inspiration for the scrapbook page came from my new granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy.
Well they liked that one as well and now I move onto the final round. I am overwhelmed with joy. To make it this far in a contest against so many talented paper crafters is amazing to me.

I will keep you posted on the results. I will post all the photos of what I sent in after the contest is over,

Now moving on to today's card. This is one that I made for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers. Betty Wright, was our hostess this week and she chose some challenging colors or so I thought. We were to use soft suede, elegant eggplant and riding hood red.
I used a stamp from Waltzingmouse that coordinates with spellbinders labels 4 nestability die. Inside of that frame I stamped my flowers. They are from Stampin-Up's "just celebrate" set.

My butterflies are punched from a Martha Stewart butterfly punch in the eggplant color. I added some swirly ribbon and that completed my card.

Some other challenge I have entered:

1.  The card layout was the sketch from the "sweet sunday sketch blog".

2.  I also entered this card at the sisterhood of crafters blog. They have an anything goes challenge.

3.  The craft your passion blog has a challenge to use 2 patterned papers.

4.  The top tip Tuesday blog has a fabulous flowers challenge.

Well, its time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Until next time......

card recipe:
stamps: just celebrate (su), vintage labels 4 (wms)
paper: su soft suede, red riding hood, ww, dsp
ink: red riding hood, garden green
accessories: ribbon, pearls, nesties, ms punch
techniques: paper piecing


  1. Love this sweet garden of flowers you have created! Great design! Love the decorative border at the top!

    Again, congrats and good luck with your try out for the Spellbinder's Design Team! Keep us posted!

  2. Congratulations on your success thus far in the Spellbinders DT tryouts, Mary! And good luck in the final round. :)

    This card is so pretty! I just love how you used these colors, and that trim is dynamite.

  3. Love these flowers Mary...makes me dream of spring without snow. LOL! Gorgeous job with the colors and design!! Gorgeous!

  4. Congrats on advancing to the final round...and good luck! This card is adorable. I love the swirly ribbon and the pearls!

  5. Just beautiful!!! And congrats on advancing in the DT call! You make such lovely cards I know they will want you. Wishing you luck and keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. This is a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

  7. I am sooo excited for you, Mary...I can't wait to hear you made the team!!!! Your color challenge card is sooo pretty....such a pretty layout and I love the trim, butterflies, and gorgeous flowers!!!

  8. Pretty card Mary!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

  9. Lovely card, Beautiful flower image, love your lace too! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope we see you at Top Tip Tuesday next challenge too! Hugs Samantha :0)

  10. Beautiful card.Great layout and the trim sets it all off a treat.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  11. Fabulous card! Awesomeness with the Spellbinders call! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  12. Beautiful card - just love those flowers - Thanks for joining us for our 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  13. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

  14. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your passion in our "use Two Patterned Papers" challenge.

  15. Lovely use of your little rodent frame Mary, looks great with the flowers inside! Good luck with the SB comp too!

  16. These colors were definitely unique and I love what you did with them! A beauty of a card! That trim is really beautiful...adds such a great touch!



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