Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Window

Happy Friday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Well another weekend is upon us.

Our youngest grandson is in a championship football game on Sunday afternoon. It will be cold but perfect football weather. I will be bundled up for sure. It's just middle school but we love going and cheering him on.

Other than that no plans. How about you? Anything fun or unusual happening? I love reading your comments so let me know.

Now onto my card for today. Fridays are my day to post on the Great Impressions Blog as part of their design team. This week we are having a name that Christmas Carol contest. So drop over and play along. There are prizes to be won.

Christmas -ah it's the most wonderful time of the year for me. I love all the festivities, decorating, baking, shopping, gift giving and family time.

For my card today I am showing you a window decked out for the holiday. I used two Great Impressions Stamps "merry wreath" -F344 and "have yourself" -E512.

The wreath is colored in with markers and then I did some fussy cutting and I used just a portion of the sentiment stamp. Did you know the wreath is a symbol of life with the evergreens and the circle shape represents infinity or immortality?

I used the Grand Madison window die to create the outside of the house and the illusion of looking in the window. On the brown background, I used the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder.

I added some Stampin-Up red designer paper behind the window for wallpaper and a touch of lace for my curtain. I also cut a window box and added some Stampin-Up holly stickers and stamped my sentiment.

The wreath is hung with some red grosgrain ribbon. That's my card for today. Do you think you know which carol inspired my card? I did drop some hints in the blog post. Drop over to the Great Impressions blog and register your guess. Until next time.....God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Craft Us Crazy blog wants us to use either our fav color or a holiday theme.
2.  The Southern Girls want to see Christmas projects.
3,  Just Keep On Creating has a Christmas challenge.


  1. Hi Mary!! Your Christmas window scene is so realisitc looking and BEAUTIFUL! I love the lace valance and how you've hung your gorgeous wreath. :)

  2. Wonderful card Mary! I have been looking for a brick wall type EF to use with it. This one is perfect! This weekend I am planning on catching up on some household chores that got shoved aside while working on HYCCT cards, lol. Have a wonderful weekend and keep warm!

  3. I love this card. The window against your embossed brick card just looks great. The wreath is beautifully done. Seeing this makes me want to make our own cards this year. I'm going to fallow your blog.

  4. Just WONDERFUL!
    Thanks to share at craft us crazy challenge!!!!

  5. What a gorgeous holiday window card! Reminds me I haven't used that die in a long time. I'm off to get some groceries then have to head to work evening shift today and tomorrow. It's going to be warm here - in the 60's, so I'm thrilled about that. Maybe some of the warmth will make its way to you! :-)

  6. Mary is this Beautiful!! I love the embossed brick with the window!! Really a wonderful Christmas card :) Have fun at the game!

  7. What a great idea to add the wreath to the outside of the window, Mary, and I love your lace curtains...this is such a pretty Christmas card!!!! Hope your DGS's team won the game....our DGD's soccer team will be playing in district games next week...we love to go see her play, too!!!

  8. TOTAL LOVE!!! This is such a beautiful card! Love the "curtain" - so lacy and pretty. Great way to use that window die.

  9. This is beautiful, Mary! I need to pull my window die out and give it a workout!

  10. Wow! What a great card! Just adore that window!!
    Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again! Hugs Siv

  11. Oh, I love that beautiful wreath and the wonderful window! Such a fantastic card, Mary!

  12. WOW!!!!! This is a stunner! such a great Christmas card, another off the list for you too! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls,Have a great weekend, Julie.x



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