Monday, April 18, 2011

a razzleberry teacup

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Wow we really had some crazy wind speeds today. It was whipping around at about 50 mph pretty much all day. It has just quieted down in the past hour. No damage to anything here but I guess other areas were not as fortunate. There were tornadoes in the southern parts of the U.S.

Well today is Palm Sunday. It commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  We had palms at church and the children marched down the aisle with them and waved the palms in worship. It was so  wonderful just watching them. Scripture speaks of letting the little children come to Jesus and not to hinder them. (Matthew 19:14).

Our Pastor had a great Palm Sunday sermon for us as well. Just an interesting sidelight. The old testament prophet Zechariah predicted this very triumphal entry of Jesus approximately 480 years before it happened.

My hubby and I went out for lunch after church. We hadn't done that in awhile. We just had a great afternoon and evening together.

I decide to check out the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week the honoree was Sue aka coffeestamper. I wasn't familiar with her work but when I visited her gallery I discovered an amazingly talented stamper.
So the idea here is to pick a card and then recreate it in your own style. I chose her coffee themed card as my starting point. We have to change at least 2 things on the card.

I decided to go with a tea cup image, cut it out and popped up for dimension.  I changed the card colors, used different designer paper, added ribbon and pearls to the bottom of the card.

That's my card for today. Time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Good night and God bless!!

Some other challenges I am entering:

cupcake inspiration blog

1.  The cupcake inspiration blog has this photo to use as inspiration. So many of the cupcake colors are on my card.

2.  2 sisters challenge blog has a bingo challenge. You have to pick 3 items from their bingo board. I chose ribbon, pearls, flowers. The flowers are on my designer paper.

3.  A gem of a challenge blog wants us to use pearls and swirls.

card recipe:
stamps: a spot of tea (mtme)
paper: su crushed curry, melon mambo, ww, razzleberry lemonade
ink: melon mambo
accessories: white & crushed curry ribbon, pearls, circle punches, nesties labels 16
techniques: paper piecing


  1. Beautiful, Mary! I love the patterned teacup! I also like how you put the sentiment on the ribbon! Of course, you can never go wrong with pearls!

  2. I just love razzleberry! Your card is so pretty! Palm Sunday has always been one of my favorite church days. We always had one frond from the palms and I would fashion a cross out of it by folding it and weaving a little. Before you knew it there were palm frond crosses everywhere!

  3. So pretty Mary! Love the paper-pieced cup. :o)

  4. Beutiful card Mary! nice image, d/p color combo. Thanks for playing with us at 2SC this week Bingo board, good luck!
    Zulma DT

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  6. Precious card! What wonderful colors and paper you used. So cute - and yes, pretty too.

  7. Wonderful use of the colors and I love the cup!

  8. Beautiful work!...thanks for playing at 'A Gem Of A Challenge' xx Jenny xx

  9. Ooh, how pretty! I would love a set of mugs that looked just like that! Those cupcakes look fabulous. I am trying not to bake too much in my quest to get better at cake decorating. we'll be big as a house come summertime :)

  10. what a pretty tea cup, I'd like to drink out of it. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  11. Your little cup is just tooo cute, the colors and papers you used and I love how you used the ribbon and bling!!!!!! We had a great Palm Sunday service, too and we are planning a pagent for Easter Sunday...I just love this time of year!!!

  12. Gorgeous card....thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

    Take care
    San x

  13. Such a gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and your accents. Hugs,



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