Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 10

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Getting an early start to my day today so I thought I would post now instead of tonight.

I was over with my grandsons yesterday so I was a bit tired when I returned from there. So no post yesterday for me.

I picked Ethan up from school and we stopped for an after school snack. Had quite a lengthy and interesting discussion on the Presidential debate & election with him. All 3 of the boys are informed politically, and we go back and forth with our ideology.
I am quite the proud Grandmother I realize that but I am very impressed with how these young boys sort out thoughts and ideas and form their opinions.

Well onto my card for today. I am showing a shaped card that I made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge 10 on Splitcoastampers. Jeanne was our hostess for this one and she wanted us to make a shaped card. No circles, squares or rectangles were allowed in this one.

I remembered a template I had from Paper Crafts magazine for a lamp shaped card. So that's the direction I took. I had 2 color choices and designer papers so I decided to make 2 cards.

This first one is made with Stampin-Up's "attic boutique" and "soft suede" designer papers.

I used some riding hood red satin ribbon for the lamp shade trim and added a die cut daisy in riding hood red as well. The dotted center is soft suede.

My serenity sentiment is from the MFP set "island life".

The 2nd one I made uses designer paper from Stampin-Up's "thoroughly modern" collection.

I used some lace trim as well as satin ruffled ribbon. The sentiment is from the Marks Finest Papers set "lighthouses". I used just a portion of this sentiment.

Cut a daisy in whisper white sponged the edges and added a rose red center.

Well that's it for me today. Hope you will stop back tomorrow to see what I am up to.

Until next time........God Bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Anything Goes Challenge Blog wants us to make our own embellishments. I made a flower for my lamp.
2Challenges 4 Everybody has an anything goes challenge.
3.  The Ribbon Girl blog has a color challenge for October. The colors are just the colors of my 1st lamp.
4Stamptacular Sunday challenge has a "no rules" challenge.


  1. These are adorable and that box pleated trim is perfect.

  2. Fun lampshade cards! I love the red flower and box pleated trim embellishments! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular challenge this week!

  3. How Absolutely wonderful these are!! I love the different look of each. The pretty flowers, cool trims and dps all come together for two fab projects :)

  4. Your lamp cards are beautiful! Love the trim and the pretty flowers decorating the shades!

  5. this is so all the details and the colors are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday♥

  6. I love these cute lamp cards, very pretty indeed and they have that special touch of uniqueness Kx

  7. Oh my gosh, a lamp card!! totally CUUUUUUTE!

  8. Wow, I've never seen a lamp shaped card - it's very nice - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

  9. These are just adorable, Mary! Very clever and creative! The ribbon makes the perfect lampshade trim.!



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