Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peace On Earth

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Ours was wonderful and so relaxing.

We celebrated with friends from church this year. My bff was here for the the first time as well. I loved it!!

My son & daughter-in-law were with her family.we chatted by phone but  Ididnt see them. My mother-in-law was taking care of her daughter. She just had a lung operation. We sent leftovers which they loved.

I tried a couple of new ideas for my stuffing and gravy. I was pleased with the outcome so I will use it again next year. I subscribe to the Food Network magazine and the Thanksgiving issue was packed with lots of helpful ideas. I loved the cranberry recipe in the issue. My guests did as well.

So now onto my card for today. I cant believe its been a week since I posted. I missed creating with paper but I definitely created a fine feast in my kitchen.

This card was done for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I am on the color challenge team there and this week was my turn to post a sample. Our hostess was Julia and she chose the color trio of Kraft, Pear Pizzazz and White.

I had some difficulty at first because I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card but the colors were somewhat limiting. So I decided to use images that didn't require coloring.

The kraft background is stamped with the snowflake from the Verve “winter wonder remixed” set. I used the cuttlebug snowflake folder on my white square background piece.

The circle snowflakes and sentiment are from the same Verve set and I used a spellbinders die to cut it.

To cover the pear pizzazz color I cut a Spellbinder lacy square and circle. I also used some pear pizzazz seam binding and bakers twine.

Added an angel charm and some Anna Griffin dimensional snowflakes to complete my card. Another Christmas card for my stash that is nowhere near being completed. But, I have plans to work, work, work this week.

Well, its late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Craft Your Passion has anything holiday or winter related.
2 Hooked on Craft Challenge has a winter wonderland challenge.
3 Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet has a Christmas challenge.
4Outlawz greetings challenge is anything goes.
5.  Ribbon Reel has an anything goes challenge.
6.  Oldie But Goodie blog has a Christmas challenge wit hno red or green. My stamp set is 3 years old.

card recipe:
stamps:winter wonder remixed (verve)
paper: su crumb cake, pear pizzazz, white
ink: pear pizzazz, crumb cake
accessories: spellbinders lacey square & circle dies, pear pizzazz ribbon, baker’s twine, Anna Griffin snowflakes, dress it up angel charm,


  1. This is just beautiful Mary, I love the little angel and the neutral colours, such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  2. What a lovely card. Gorgeous color choice and I love the little angel. Thank you so much for playing along with our "Tis the Season" challenge at Craft Your passion Challenges this week. I hope you have a wonderful day and good luck.

    Shannin :)

  3. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving, Mary.
    Your card is beautiful. Love the colors together and that big snowflake and angel charm just make it perfect.

  4. How beautiful, Mary! I LOVE the angel charm. You have a knack for always adding just the right embellishment!

  5. Fantastic card:) I love the angel charm. Thank you for joining us this week at Craft You Passion Challenges for our Tis the Season Challenge. Good Luck and have a wonderful week.


  6. Lovely card Mary. The charm and the snowflakes are so pretty. Love the Kraft background. :o)

  7. Wonderful, Mary! It is elegant and so tastefully designed. The snowflakes were a perfect addition along with the angel. Thank you so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  8. Very elegant card - love the snowflakes.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. So pretty! I love the little angel charm and all of those wonderful snowflakes everywhere!
    I had a nice little surprise waiting for me in the mailbox! I can't wait to find some time to dig into it! Thanks so much!!

  10. I already commented on your beautiful card over at The Outlawz, but I see that you've entered it into our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us. Hope you'll come back and play again. :-)

  11. Beautiful card, Mary! I do love these colors for Christmas and the white pops out so pretty against the Kraft.

  12. Oh Mary this is very beautiful I really love the Kraft and white with the gold.

  13. Beautiful simple stunning card Mary, I love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x



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