Friday, June 8, 2012


Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had such a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. Lots of sunshine and warm weather. I had the windows open and was just enjoying the fresh air.

I am trying to catch up on things around the house since I have returned from San Francisco. And, of course I have to catch up on all the crafting I missed for 35 days (lol).

So I made this card today. Over on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog there is a challenge to make a black and pink card /and or gray and vanilla. I chose the black and pink.

My stamped image is from the ODBD set "birds and butterflies". Love this set because it coordinates with the Spellbinders labes 18 die.

The sentiment is from the ODBD set "Mothers Day". I just stamped the word blessings from a longer sentiment. Used my stamp-a-ma-jig positioner for replacement.

My designer paper is from Bo-Bunny and the dotted panel from Lasting Impressions. I found this black flourish in my stash and thought I would use it instead of ribbon. Punched some buutterflies with a MS punch to complete my card.

The layout is an old Sweet Stop Sketch #57. That's it for me today. So until next time......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  The Southern Girls have a "things with wings" challenge.
2.  Oldie but Goodie blog has an "anything goes" challenge. Everything on my card is over a year old.


  1. This is sooo pretty and elegant, the black and white with the touch of pink!!! The little butterflies are the perfect finishing touch!!!

  2. Wonderful card in black and white! Love how the layers really accent the varying shades. I struggle to use high contrast and this is a very inspiring design. TFS

  3. Another beautiful card! LOVE the pink and black and those butterflies are wonderful!

  4. What a gorgeous card Mary!! I just love the pink and black with the flourishes and butterflies. Beautifully done!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  5. Gorgeous, Mary! How I love those colors!

  6. So beautiful, Mary! Love the pop of the soft pink!

  7. Wonderfully designed card! Love your bg pieces & the pink butterflies & the whole affect is stunning!

  8. Oh, I love this black and white card. It makes the pink butterflies pop. Beautiful job.

  9. Sweet card Mary, The pink stands out so well with the black and white!

    So glad that you came by to share your art creation at Southern Girls Challenge.


  10. Awesome pretty, & elegant, love the colours, and those pink little butterflies stand out so prettily!!

  11. What a beautiful card. Love the simplicity of the monochrome design, then the splash of colour with the butterflies. Thank you son much for sharing this one with us at an OBAG, Jx

  12. This is lovely Mary. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xx

  13. This is really pretty Mary, Thanks for coming by my blog.

  14. Such an elegant, pretty card! Good luck getting caught up, especially on your crafting!!

  15. Gorgeous Mary! Such a beautiful card Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge this week! :)



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