Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. We  had an early taste of winter today with some snow showers. After a frost tonight the last of our flowers will be gone.
This weekend the fall leaves in our area will be at peak according to the weatherman. I just haven't seen the spectacular colors as in other years. A lot of the trees in our neighborhood still have green leaves. Maybe they will just drop off before they actually turn colors. Time to prepare for winter I suppose.
Now onto my card for today. I made this one for the 4th annual "Hope You Can Cling To Challenge" on Splitcoaststampers. Check it out here if you want more info on what's going on with this challenge. 
There are lots of prizes to be won and the cards can be mailed to a cancer center in Houston Texas. I sent all the cards I made last year. It felt good sending them off to a place where the patients would have access to them.
One of them even sent a thank you note to Splitcoaststampers. You can read that here.
Lori was our hostess for this challenge and she wanted us to create a card that shares courage and strength with either the color red or orange or a mixture of both. I chose just the red.

My card colors are Stampin-Up's riding hood red and basic gray. The background designer paper is from the  Stampin-Up "fan fair" collection.

On my tilted gray panel I used the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" embossing folder. I cut my flag with the MFT flag stax die.

Used the Spellbinders circle dies and stamped my sentiment. I don't know who makes this set. Received from a friend without a label.

To complete my card I added some red metal heads and gray rhinestones. 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:
1.  Crafty Little Fairies has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Inkspirational has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Lady Anne's Challenge is anything goes.
4.  Rhedd & Rosie Challenge blog has an anything goes.
5.  Word Art Wednesday has an anything goes and uses an uplifting sentiment.




  1. Mary, this is a beautiful card. I love the red and gray combo and the designer paper is fabulous.
    The leaves are beginning to turn here in AL and are supposed to be at peak in my area the last week of the month but I don't see that happening....maybe the next one.
    Have a great weekend doing something you enjoy.

  2. Fabulous card Mary! I love the touch of embossing with that beautiful background DP! I took the puppies out this morning to a very breezy, crispy cool shocker, lol!

  3. Gorgeous card, love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.


  4. Stunning background and perfect use of texture with it!

  5. What a beautiful card. I love the layout, colors and the fab background paper! Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Inkspirational. We have just begun with a photo inspiration challenge today, I hope you'll check it out and join us in the fun!

  6. Beautiful, love the texture and bold red is a strength giving color :) Sorry taken so long to visit you Mary, been a crazy two weeks around here :) Lots of wonderful creations you have been busy!

  7. What a beautiful card, Mary. Thanks so much for sharing this delightful creation in our challenge this week. It's a blessing to have you join us and I look forward to seeing more of your art.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Very pretty and elegant! I love the angled layer of gray!

  9. This is so pretty. Love the base DP and the embossing is crisp and elegant. Awesome job! Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!

    JO ANN



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