Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Christmas Village

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was just one of those days that I was busy all day but lots of little things.
This morning I took my friend to get her first colonoscopy. She wasn't nervous in the least but was glad once it was over.
I returned home around 1:00 pm and started on getting some cards together to take to the boutique that is selling them for me. I just purchased a new card display from Amazon. It took me until dinner time to get the cards ready and in plastic bags and priced. I never made it to the store today. That will be for tomorrow after the pre-school class is over.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made with some new dies that I purchased from PaperTrey ink. I like how this one turned out so I will probably make a few more of these. bought this set because of this card created by Debbie Olson. I changed colors and added a layer to make it my own.
I joined in the Splitcoaststampers inspiration challenge #407 and the site we used as our inspiration was Eastern Accents. Its a site filled with lots of home décor items. I chose the Christmas village pillow as my inspiration piece.  

I decided to go with a sahara sand layer and matching designer paper  to pick up the colors in the pillow. But, that would be too drab for me as a Christmas card so I added colors.

My houses and church are stamped in choc chip, real red, old olive and teal. I used the matching dies to cut them out.

I die cut my snow banks in white, stamped my sentiment and added ribbon treatment with a snowflake center. Bought this ribbon a couple of years ago and never used it until today.
Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1Crafting By Designs has an anything goes challenge.
2 Fab 'n Funky has a ribbon challenge.
3.  Penny's Paper-Crafty has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Inky Chicks wants us to use 2 different die cuts. My houses and snow banks are     dies.
5.  Loves Rubberstamps has an anything goes challenge.
6.  Through The Craft Room Door has an anything goes challenge.  


  1. Mary, your Christmas village is adorable. Love the way you did all the "snow" to show dimension. So pretty!

  2. What a clever way to use multiple house images!

  3. LOVE this house image and die. What a beautiful and peaceful winter scene.

  4. What a fabulous scene. Great use of the die cuts. Love the layers. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  5. Beautifully created card!! I love house images. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  6. What a charming village with the snowdrifts and pretty houses! And I LOVE that ribbon! I'll be your cards won't stay on the rack long!

  7. OMGosh I LOVE this! I am a crazy sucker for Christmas Villages and I must have this set now, lol. Fabulous design and I love the colors you used. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. I love all the layering to create a village! Just adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps

  9. Oh, the snowy village is so pretty! I love the little houses and church!

  10. Love this! Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafting By Designs!



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