Tuesday, August 9, 2011

splitcoaststampers color challenge #335

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I am back after spending 2 weeks with my family in San Francisco.

It was such a wonderful visit and I had a blast with my sweet granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. It was very emotional to leave her after waking up with her for 2 weeks.

We left at 2:00 yesterday for the airport and she wasn't going to have anything to do with a nap. It was almost like she knew we were leaving to go home. I was there with my hubby, older son and his family. My grandsons love their sweet baby cousin. My hubby had to leave on Friday to get back for work. So I traveled home with the rest of the family.

I am still running on West Coast time though. I didn't go to bed until 3:00 am (est). Hopefully, I will get back on track quickly with east coast time.

It was nice being able to spend some time crafting today. It's been 2 weeks and it took a little push to get my mojo in gear. I had a few blog posts, but it was stuff I made before I left for vacation.

This one was made for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers. It was my turn to sample with the hostess of the challenge and this week that is Vicki Dutcher.

The color trio this week was any red, any yellow and kraft. I chose Stampin-Up's poppy parade, daffodil delight and kraft.

My layout is from card patterns sketch 127. I made a 4 ½” square card.

The card base is kraft and the patterned paper is from Stampin-Up's “parisian breeze” collection.

The daffodil delight doily is a die from Cherry Lynn Designs. I bought it a few weeks ago. I love the intricacy of this die.

The teapot image and sentiment are from the “tea time” set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. This set has great images and you can color or paper piece them as i have done.

I paper pieced the teapot with poppy parade designer paper. I added some poppy parade ribbon and a kraft button to the center to complete my card.

Well, it's time to dim the light in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........

Some other challenges:
1.  Card Cupids blog wants us to use buttons and/or ribbon.
2.  Sentimental Sundays has a flower plus a sentiment challenge. My designer paper has the flowers and I used a sentiment.


  1. Gorgeous card, great design :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  2. Very pretty card Mary! I love the teapot DP! Glad you had a wonderful time on your trip! Welcome back!

  3. welcome back Mary! What a pretty tea card - love the yellow doily!

  4. Lovely card and that doily die is fabulous. So very pretty Mary.

  5. Your little paper pieced teapot is adorable, Mary, and I love how you ued the doily in the background....beautiful design, gf!!!

  6. This is so pretty, Mary! Great job with the color challenge!
    I know how you feel about those emotional family departures. They are never easy...especially with the wee ones.

  7. I really love the Victorian look of your card. The colors, background, and that doily really add so much charm. I'm so glad you had a safe trip to and from and that you enjoyed your time with family. More treasured memories to tuck safely away. Hope you are back on EST. Best, Curt

  8. This is so pretty! I love the Doily (wow it's a die) and the paper pieced teapot. Very cheery card. So glad you had a wonderful visit with your family out west.

  9. That doily is fabulous and perfect for the tea theme of this beautiful card! Glad you enjoyed your family time and made it home safely!

  10. Beautiful! I love that you emphasized your focal point with that yellow doily. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

  11. I'm not sure I saw this in the gallery -- gorgeous creation! So glad you had fun with the little one -- so glad you are back!!

  12. So pretty Mary. Love your take on that sketch and the pretty paper-pieced tea pot. Just perfect. :o)



Related Posts with Thumbnails