Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Have Courage

Happy tuesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This will be a shorter post because I have t oleave soon to meet my grandsons school bus. I wil lbe staying over night because my son and daughter-in-law are out of town. They will be having some much needed rest and relaxation in Florida.

I will be taking cre of the boys while they are gone. It will be a fun time for us back here. They jsut dont know it yet. They are disappointed because they didnt get to go. Florida in October at the beach, I can see why they are disappointed!!

Anyway onto my card for today. This one I made for a couple of challenges over on Splitcoaststampers. The color challenge this week is hosted by Julia and she chose tempting turquoise, elegant eggplant and pumpkin pie as her color trio.
She wanted us to make a halloween card, but I dont celebrate this holiday. So I added some pumpkins to my birdhouse as a fall decoration. That worked for me!!

I found this birdhouse template on my computer that I downloaded over a year ago and never used it to make a card. I thought a birdhouse would look great all dressed up in this week’s colors.
I beleive you can still download the template and its free.

I used the stampin-up bird punch and the border punch for the birdhouse roof and then added some pumpkin rickrack trim.

On the birdhouse front I used elegant eggplant designer paper and a spellbinder lacy circle. My sentiment is from the tiny words set by Wordsworth.

On the bottom I added some sheer turquoise ribbon that has a velvet center. I like the little fence look it gave my house.

This is also for Bridget’s “hope you can cling to” challenge things are looking up”.

These are month long challenges at Splitcoaststampers. There are prizes to be won so check it out.

Our challenge is to make a card with things we can see when looking up! Birdhouses are usually hanging from a tree so I thought this fit right in.

Well thats it for me for today. So unti lnext time........God Bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Crafty Boots blog has a zoo or animal theme.
2.  Crafty Cardmakers has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Simon Says Stamp and Show blog has a "things with wings" challenge.
4.  Stampin' Sisters in Christ has an anything goes challenge.


  1. This is just darling! Love that birdhouse and how you've decorated it.
    Very cute.

  2. What a nice shaped card... thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  3. What a lovely card, it is quite inspiring.

    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Boots Challenge.


  4. So cute, I love the colour mix, especially the striped area! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  5. Very cute! I love the little birdie punch...perfect for the birdhouse!



  6. This birdhouse is SO cool, Mary! Love those bright colors, too. :)

  7. Mary this bird house card is so cute! I love birds and love bird houses so this one is right up my alley! Beautifully done! Thanks for your continued support of SSIC!

  8. Oh Mary this is just so sweet! Love the way you decorated your bird house and the bird is just to cute.
    Blessings Bernie

  9. that is so cute love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and we hope to see you again soon.



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