Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge 1B

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. We had a frost overnight. My hubby always tries to keep his flowers and plants just a bit longer so he covers them at night.

The dahlia bush has some many buds on it getting ready to bloom. I love the variety he has planted so I hope we get all the flowers before the killing frost comes along.

I cut some daisies, hydrangea, toad lilies, marigolds and ornamental grass and made a lovely fresh bouquet for my daughter-in-law today. I have been trying to take her flowers every week. I always loved a bouquet greeting me when I came home from work. And she loves fresh flowers on her table as well.

Well onto my card for today. This is another one I made for the Hope you Can Cling To Challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  Lori was our hostess for the 2nd challenge and she wanted us to make a card for the kids.

Since I am sending all my HYCCT cards to the UT MD Andersen Cancer Center I decided to make a kid's birthday card.

Someone may need one to give to a kiddo who is celebrating a birthday while undergoing treatment or a parent who is being treated needs one for their child.

My cute turtle and cupcake images are from Darcie's Stamps-the "talilah turtle collection".

They have a line of printed images called "u-cuts". You have to fussy cut them for use on your project.

I used a bright color combo with Stampin-Up's melon mambo and pink pirouette and designer paper from the "cheerful treat" collection.

My sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set "party this way".

That's my card for this challenge.It's time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day so until next time..........

Some other challenges:
1.  Oldie But Goodie Blog has a "inspired by a song" challenge. Happy birthday is my song and my printed images are a year old.
2.  Papelito's Stamps has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Incy Wincy Designs has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Lexi's Creations has a "pink" challenge for breast cancer awareness. This card is going to the cancer center in Texas.


  1. Hi Mary. Such a striking and very effective card. Love the image and papers.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. A lovely card and cute little turtles. Thank you so much for joining us on our current challenge at an OBAG. Jx

    PS We had frost too & for the first morning this Autumn I had to scrape the car! Lifting dalahias is on my jobs list now too!

  3. Mary, I just LOVE this pink and green color combo! What a fun birthday card! You remind me of a retired nurse I used to work with who has a huge variety of flowers around her house and always provided fresh flower arrangements for any celebrations at work. Sure beat the high cost of going through a florist - lol!

  4. So fun and cute, cute, cute! Love those little turtles! Great card.

  5. Oh this is so cute and such a fun colour combo to use. Love the design with the turtles facing the cupcake and such lovely vibrant papers too. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  6. Love those stylish turtle shells!! Fantastic card!!

  7. Fabulous card - love the bright cheerful colours!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x



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