Sunday, February 5, 2012

you're too kind

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well the groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter and today we had snow (lol). Not much accumulation but still snow.

Our tulips are starting to poke through the ground. That's not good in early February. We may not have any tulips this spring. Our temps are supposed to go back up to the mid 40's this week. We have had such a mild winter. We haven't even had our fireplace going yet.

I heard on tv today that Eastern Europe is in the middle of a deep freeze. This one has caused deaths and is trapping people in their homes with the snow they have recieved.  This winter has seen some crazy entremes thats for sure.

So onto my card for tday. This one I made for the inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Judy is our hostess and she chose the Charleston Gardens site for our inspiration.  I liked the products in this store. I wanted to go shopping (lol). But, I restrained myself and made a card instead.

I chose this yellow finch pillow as my inspiration and created my card from there.  My image is from Our Daily Bread Designs - "He watches me" set.
The image was colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and cut out with a Spellbinder oval using the out of the box technique.

The designer paper is from my stash. I only had this piece left so I don't know who makes it. I used a Spellbinder edgeabilities die and a cuttlebug embossing folder for the center panels.

I die cut a tag to stamp my sentiment. The sentiment is from Stampin-Up's "whimsical words" set.

The layout is from this week's Just Us Girls challenge #122.  

That's my card for today. It's late and church is in the mroning so unti lnext time......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays has a die cuts or punches challenge.
2.  Poodles Parlour has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Delightful Challenges has a punches and die challenge.


  1. Great layout. It makes the pretty bird stand out. Have a beautiful Sunday.

  2. Such a beautiful bird image! Love how you used the black and white DSP in the background. I find black and white combos so challenging.

  3. Beautiful, Mary. Such wonderful coloring on the bird and a gorgeous card.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! The yellow bird makes this card "pop"! I love the purple border peeking out!

  5. Beautiful bird and thistle! Your coloring is amazing!
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  6. This is beautiful, Mary! So beautifully colored and designed!

  7. Great card Mary. hanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.
    Tracey M

  8. Very pretty card. I love the cheery yellow of your finch (a gold finch is WA state bird).

  9. How lovely!!! So beautifully colored! Can't wait to see the gold finches back at the feeder.
    Blessings Bernie

  10. Beautiful, Mary! Love the colors and the yellow finch coloring! Lovely card!

  11. Great job with the sketch Mary! Your little yellow finch is so cheerful and reminds me of spring!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  12. Great job with the sketch Mary! Your little yellow finch is so cheerful and reminds me of spring!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  13. Fab Card, love the Bird, stunning, thanks for joining us at SSDS : Kaz DT SSDS

  14. What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Best of luck.

    Elke XX



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