Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sunflower Harvest

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was such a beautiful very late summer day. Lots of sunshine and so warm.
The bees are starting to get pesky. They start to bother me instead of tending to the flowers that are left. They come after me when I am out cutting flowers.
We also have these imported bugs from China called "stink bugs". If you smash them they leave off an odor hence their name. They even look oriental.
They like to get in your house to lay their eggs this time of year. Fortunately, we don't have as many as other areas of Pittsburgh. But. today they were on my window screens looking for access. They did manage to get in the screen on our French doors. I grabbed them in a paper towel and threw them back outside. I have to get a plan to keep them outside. Just don't know what that plan is yet.
Well enough about bugs. Let's move onto my card for today. I have another Thanksgiving card to show. On this one, I used 2 different Cheery Lynn Designs dies. The sunflower die and the pumpkin corner flourish die.

 I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "autumn type" for my card background. The corner pumpkin flourish is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I cut it 2x once in olive and another in pumpkin. Snipped around the pumpkin and glued it over the green pumpkin. The 2 corner sunflowers are also a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

The sentiment is from Verve's "bountiful harvest" set. I stamped it in chocolate chip ink on an MFT bracket die cut. Added some taffeta pumpkin pie ribbon and a small sunflower center to complete my card.

This is also my card for the Splitcoaststampers virtual stamp night -opposites attract. Ann was the hostess and her challenge was - "smooth and rough".

Well that's it for me for another day. So until next time.........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  4 Krafty Girlz Challenges has an anything goes.
2.  Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog has an autumn challenge.
3.  Crafty Ribbons Blog has an anything goes with ribbon.
4.  Creative Knockouts has a texturize it challenge.
5.  Happy Campers has a show us your flowers challenge.
6.  Paper Crafting Journey has a flowers challenge.


  1. Saw this on my sidebar and had to take a peek. I love that pumpkin die and those sunflowers are in a stunning Fall color. Beautiful card, Mary.

  2. Lovely card Mary - the sunflowers look great! Good luck with the 'stink bugs'. Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

  3. Loving those wonderful colors of fall! The pumpkin die is adorable and love those big flowers on here. So lovely.
    We have those "stinkers" too.........still haven't figured out exactly how they find their way inside, but they do at times. Not fun!

  4. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  5. This is so pretty with the beautiful fall colors!

    We have issues with ladybugs getting in the house here. They really stink too!

  6. Great colours, great design. Lovely card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  7. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :) Glamoureyes

  8. This is a great card. Love the texture you added. Thanks for entering it in the Creative Knockout challenge this week.

  9. Gorgeous card, love th Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Flowers challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT pumpkin and those sunflowers are stunning!



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