Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Tree Collage

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This day rolled by so quickly. Yet it was a relaxing day spent with my husband. Our day started with church and our service was wonderful today. Well I think it's that way most weeks.

This evening we had tickets to the Univ of Pittsburgh basketball game. I love going to these games. There is such an energy in the Petersen Events center with the cheerleaders, band and the team. Pitt won so that always makes the game better.

We stooped for an Italian hoagie on the way home-yummy. And now I am sitting here typing up my blog post and watching TV. Just about ready to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. But I wanted to post my newest card before I did that.

This one I made for 2 challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The featured stamper challenge. Anne aka itsapassion is the stamper who is being featured this week. We select one of her cards and make it over in our style.

I chose this Christmas card of hers.  I kept Anne's tree and poinsettia theme. My tree is a Christmas tree and my poinsettia is a spellbinder's die cut.
I changed the colors and added another layer and ribbon. On my tree I placed red pearls and highlighted the candles and the tree top with a glitter pen.

In the corner I used a cherry lynn doily die and cut it in quarters and placed my die cut poinsettia on top. The stamp image is from Our Daily Bread Designs-"Christmas Tree Collage".

The other Splitcoaststampers challenge is the holiday virtual stamping challenge. There are 6 challenges and this one is #3. The challenge is to create a card that represents your favorite holiday song. Use at least two layers and two embellishments (i. e. ribbon, brads, something shiny). 

This card actually represents 2 of my favorite carols. O Christmas Tree and Joy to the world. The background sheet music on my image has the words "joy to the world".

Well that's it my blogger friends. Hope you liked my card for today.

Some other challenges:
1.  Stamptacular Sunday challenge wants us to use a punch or die cut. I used a poinsettia die & a lace doliy die.
2.  Craft Your Days Away blog has an embellishment bingo. I chose pearls, flowers and ribbon.
3.  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge is "whatever lights your candle". I have several candles on my christmas tree and also a star on the tree top.
4.  Totally Gorjuss has a Christmas traditions challenge. One of ours is a Christmas tree with decorations. In fact I put 2 trees up each year.


  1. A lovely classy Christmas card - love it - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Fabulous christmas card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  3. Very pretty Mary! Love the ribbon and the pearl ornaments on the tree are a perfect touch!

  4. Beautiful card Mary! Love that ribbon treatment too.

  5. Beautiful card. Love the embellishment on the tree.

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Mary! Love the little poinsettia corner embellishment!

  7. Woooaw, such a wonderful card!! Love the masking and the poinsetta is gorgeus.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  8. I love the simplicity of this, it really speaks for itself. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

  9. Beautiful Christmas card! I love music, so your bg just blew me away with that die cut pattern and poinsettia! Have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  10. Mary, your card is gorgeous. I love the red pearls and the tree is beautiful.

    I love, love your ribbon. How did you do it?

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  11. Beautiful, Mary! I love the tree and how you decorated it with red pearls. The music is just the icing on the cake! And the ribbon...WOW!

  12. Your tree is so stunning and the ribbon is gorgeous! This is one incredible Christmas card!

  13. Wonderful, This is just so festives and pretty.

  14. A great card - I love the image and the red pearls you have used.

    Thanks for joining in our bingo challenge this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.




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