Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Plaid Christmas

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was my volunteer day at the pre-school. Everything went well and there were no issues with the kids.
They were all very cooperative today and wanted to work on the projects and all the activities we do in the 2 hour class time. It's difficult for this age group of  2 1/2 to 3 1/2 to keep their attention for longer than 10 min when we do an activity. So the time is limited for each activity and they all did so well today.
I am going to go back on Thursday and help out again. It's somewhat easier to have 2 helpers plus the teacher in the classroom with 10 kids.
Now onto my card for today. I have started working on Christmas cards (just barely). This one was easy to create with using dies and will be easy to re-create. I will probably make at least 4 more of this type. I have the background paper in my stash and with no added bulk it will be an easy one to mail.
I made this one for the Virtual Stamp Night Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Stacy was the hostess and she had a plaid and polka dot challenge.  She issued an extra challenge to make it Christmas so that's the direction I went.
I found the perfect paper in my stash. It is at least 4yrs old.

The paper has plaids and dots right on it. It's from the ProvoCraft -~gingerbread plaid~ collection. I also used some Christmas dies from PaperTreyInk. It's their "in the meadow" collection.

The word "Merry" I die cut in white and blue for a shadow effect. The horse drawn sleigh is cut in blue. My snowy hills are also a PTI die and I added some glitter on the hill top to complete my card. The glitter is also something from my stash I have had for at least 3 yrs and hardly ever use.
Well that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Creative Card Crew has a Christmas Challenge.
2.  Oldie but a goodie challenge is die/cuts punches. My dsp is at least 4 yrs old.
3.  Use It Tuesday challenge is to use 2 hoarded items. My paper is one and the glitter is another.
4.  Bunny Zoe's Crafts has a something blue challenge.
5.  C is for Challenge Blog has a make it sparkle challenge. 


  1. I love the simplicity of the silhouette on this! Wonderful card!!

  2. This is a gorgeous Christmas card! I love love the blue plaid and silhouette on it! Very striking ;)

  3. great card! make me feel Christmas is coming ! thanks for sharing your creation at use it tuesday !

  4. Love it! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  5. Love the CAS look of your card! The die cuts are gorgeous and well put together! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  6. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  7. Simply and beautiful, the essence of CAS style. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx



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