Saturday, April 12, 2014

~Calvary Crosses~

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am back home after a few days taking care of my grandsons. Loved the time spent with them.
 It's going to be a beautiful week-end weather-wise here in Pittsburgh. The sun is shining and the temps are going to be warm,warm,warm!!!! Yay - good-bye to cold, dreary weather for now anyway.

Yesterday was our last fish fry of the year at our church. It was busy and a long work day for us in the kitchen. But, it's been fun these last 5 weeks. My shrimp and crab chowder sold out again. I received so many compliments. That always makes me feel good because its a lot of work. But, to know that people appreciate the work behind it all is great.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #473 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki was our hostess and shose the color combo of pool party, so saffron and sahara sand.  

I started my card by sponging the background in a sunshine pattern with wild honey distressed ink on white cardstock. I followed this tutorial by Gina K found on the StampTV site.
But basically I used a scrap piece of cardstock and sponged along the edge and kept moving the cardstock until I covered my background and achieved the sunburst look.

My crosses are Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps die and I cut those in soft suede (my other neutral this week) and then used a TIm Holtz embossing folder to add some texture. I used a PTI die for my hill and I cut that in soft suede designer paper.

Clouds are from an MFT die and the stamped sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I used a Memory Box “wildflower die” for the flowers around the crosses. I cut with Sahara Sand designer paper for the flower stems and then cut again with pool party card stock for the actual

That's my card for today. So until next time...........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge is "E" for Easter.
2.  Crafts 4 Eternity has an Easter challenge.
3.  Cut It Up has an Easter challenge-using die-cuts.
4.  JellyPark has an Easter challenge.
5.  Moving Along with the Times has an Easter/Spring challenge.


  1. Love the sunburst!!! Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Cut it Up!

  2. I love your card which express so wonderful what Easter really is about,
    be blessed!
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!


    Hugs and kisses from germany,

    silvi xoxo

  3. Lovely spring colours on your Eater card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Claire MAWTT DT

  4. That's a fab easter card, love the scene and the sentiment clouds, thanks for joining our Easter challenge a Jellypark friends x Gaynor x

  5. This is a Gorgeous card Mary! I love the scene you created, really telling us what Easter is truly about! Great job my friend :) I think your chowder sounds super delicious!!

  6. Beautiful colors, thanks for sharing with the Cut It Up team.

  7. Lovely Easter card Mary! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  8. Super card I love the way you've created the sunburst background. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  9. Such a lovely card,
    Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Avril x

  10. What a beautiful Easter card, the colors and the wonderful crosses!! Love how you stamped the sentiment onto the clouds, too!!!

  11. Marvelous card! I love the rays of sunlight shining in the background! Such an amazing card!



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