Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. The countdown is on-only 15 days until Christmas. Hope all your decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and card making and mailing is on schedule.

I went to my friends today for our annual chocolate candy making marathon. We made chocolate covered pretzels, oreos, coconut clusters, cashew clusters, peanut butter sandwiches. My friends and family all love getting a little box of chocolates at Christmas.

I will also make lady locks and pizzelles. Another friend will come over  next Wednesday and we will make 10 dozen pizzelles. She has the best recipe for these Italian treats. My hubby loves them.
We both have the iron you need to make them so it will take us about an hour. My house will have the aroma of anise for several days.

My cards are all made and they just need to be mailed. Hopefully that will happen on Wednesday or Thursday.

Now onto my card for today. I have another one of my Christmas cards to show today.
This one I made for the color challenge #404 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and I chose marina mist, cherry cobbler and early espresso.

I thought it would make a great Christmas card in some non traditional colors. I used the Stampin-Up set ornament keepsakes and framelit dies for my card plus the Stampin-Up ornament punch.

Stamped my 1st ornament in cherry cobbler and added an early espresso center with an espresso center accent. The 2nd ornament is punched in marina mist and then I used a Sizzix embossing folder on it.

My sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set “season of joy”- stamped in espresso. I punched with the Stampin-Up small oval and then the matching scallop oval punch.

I punched a couple of marina mist stars and glittered them up.
Added some early espresso ribbon-used the framelits labels embossed with the Stampin-Up fancy fan embossing folder to complete my card.

The designer paper is from the Stampin-Up “frostwood lodge” collection. My card layout idea came from my Stampin-Up demo ChristineLynn from our stamp club meeting this past Saturday. Thanks Christine.

Well that's it for me today so until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Christmas Card Challenges has a die cut challenge. I used several on this card.
2.  Dream Valley has a Christmas challenge.
3.  Fashionable Stamping Challenge wants us to use dies or punches. I used both.
4.  No Matter Which Challenge has a Christmas challenge.
5.  Robyn's Fetish has a Christmas card challenge.


  1. Hi Mary...such a beautiful card! Cherry Cobbler is one of my favourite colours too. A great design and the collage layout looks very effective.
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  2. That is a great color combo. Love how you used it with all your elements. Very pretty!

  3. What a pretty card! Love all the detail and who could resist such a rich color combo?

  4. Beautiful card, love the colour combination. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  5. beautiful card, I love the shimmer and that background paper.

  6. Fabulous card. Love the color combination. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  7. What a beautiful card. I love the color pallete you used. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month and at FSC too
    Claire xx

  9. What a fabulous and stylish card!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT

  10. Such a beautiful card! I love the ornaments!
    Your candy making days sound like so much fun! I bet you had lots of wonderful goodies to share!



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