Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Christmas Sleigh Ride

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. Two beautiful days of sunshine and low humidity here in Pittsburgh. Just lovin' our summertime weather this year - intense heat and all!!

On Monday, we sat in the sunshine and watch our middle grandson in a regional pony league tournament. It was a step to the Pony League world series being held this coming week-end in Washington, Pa. Teams from all over the world will be here participating.

They lost 10-8. He was disappointed as well as we were. We were so impressed that his team made it as far as they did. He along with his teammates are some good baseball players.  So proud of  you Aidin!!

Onto my card for today. This one I made for two of the fan club challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Barbara (aka Bar) & Mona Pendelton were the challenge hostesses.
More info here.

My neighbor sent me a card with this beautiful vintage scene on it last year so I cut out the image for future use. Well, today was the day for upcycling.

My card base is marina mist. The next layer is bashful blue-I used a corner rounder on this layer and added a vintage die cut corner.

I used some May Arts white mesh and marina mist grosgrain ribbon to layer. I also used the same ribbon for my bow with a snowflake button center.

That's my card. So until next time.....God Bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Craft Your Passion has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Stamps & Fun = Creativity has a Christmas in August challenge.
3.  The Ribbon Girl has a bingo challenge. I chose -button- bow-flower. The flowers are part of my image and alos on my die cut corners.
4.  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas blog wants us to use our favorite colors. I love blue    and white cards for Christmas.


  1. This is a beautiful blue and white Christmas card - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 84 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. It's a lovely winter scene. The frame around the image is a beautiful detail on this elegant card! Well done!

  3. The card is gorgeous, Mary! Great way to recycle, too! It is a big deal to make it that far in those leagues. Those people take that stuff serious!

  4. I love your "UP-cycling" of a favorite image - you have really made a beautiful card with the ribbon, mesh and button creating wonderful embellishments!
    Well done Mary! Glad you joined the challenge and good luck at Craft Your Passion...
    Stampe Diem! ~ginny

  5. This is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CHNC challenge this week

    Helen xx

  6. What a fabulous idea to recycle the card, Mary...this is sooo pretty!!!!! I saved all my cards from last year so I could do a little recycling, too!!! Love all the pretty colors, textures, and details!!!!!

  7. Oh wow....what a LOVELY card. I'm seeing a lot of Christmas cards popping up in blogland. I think it's time to bring my stash out from storage. Happy crafting.

  8. Stunning Christmas card Mary well done Hugs Elaine

  9. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl card challenge this month

  10. This is lovely! I have a drawer full of older cards that I keep intending to repurpose! Thanks for motivating me to pull them out!!



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