Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Challenge Card

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. What a temperature change here in Pittsburgh. Our overnight temp was 39 degrees. It is a bit early to drop this quickly.

It seemed strange to see people with light jackets on in the store tonight. Just 2 short weeks ago our air conditioner was still running. It is supposed to warm up in the next few days. I really do  like the warm days and cool nights of fall. Just not near freezing temps.

Time to move on to my card for today. This one I made for the challenge I am hosting for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin released the new Christmas stamps on Thursday night. If you missed all the fun you can get all the chatty details here.

There are 3 challenges running and there is still time to play along to win one of the new stamp sets.
My challenge is to make a Christmas card. Get all the info here on what you need to do to play along.

There are 2 other challenges along with the one I am hosting. Taylor has a recipe challenge  and Janette has an edge challenge. Check those out as well. Lots of new stamps to be won.

I called my challenge "lets get festive".  For my sample I made a square card. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I stamped it on a circle and then used some white ribbon underneath the circle.

I worked the swirly ribbon around the circle. This was the first time  I worked ribbon this way and I really liked how it turned out.

I layered this on a doily die that I cut in a teal shade using a die from Cherry Lynn designs. Korin is now carrying these dies in her store.

I added a pearl snowflake button to my bow to complete this card. I have the best tool for cutting off the button shank. It makes a smooth back so you can use it on your cards.

That's my card for today. I hope you will join along in this challenge.

Some other challenges:
1.  Inspire me Fridays has an anything goes.
2Phindy's Friday challenge blog has a Christmas challenge.
3.  The Crafters Companion blog has a Christmas Challenge.
4.  The Bloggers Challenge this week is to add a button to your card. I used a pearl snowflake button.


  1. Well I had to pop over when I saw my 2 favorite things -- turquoise and doily die! Oooooh such a beautiful combination :)

    Your card is stunning. I need to check a couple of those challenges - thanks for the link!

  2. Beautiful Chrismas card, wonderfully addtion of the doily! Love the papers!

  3. Beautiful, Mary! Love the non-traditional colors.

  4. that pearl snowflake buttons is beautiful, thanks for playing with us at blogger's challenge this week!

  5. This is stunning, Mary! The pearl snowflake button is gorgeous!

  6. Lovely holiday card! The pearl button is the perfect accent.

  7. Lovely card, I have that doily die and its fab!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Phindy's Place...

  8. Fabulous holiday card Mary! Love all the blue! Enjoy the fall season! Hugs!

  9. Mary, this is wonderful! I love your color choices and the doily combined w/ the swirly ribbon is so pretty! The pearl snowflake is the perfect final touch!

  10. SO very pretty! I love the colors they are so lovely and icy feeling...makes a very peaceful feeling card:)

  11. Oh this is so pretty! Love the sentiment and your snowflake button is divine.

  12. Nice blue's for a winter themed card.

  13. Ohh Mary, this is lovely! I really like the added Doily!



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