Saturday, June 21, 2014

Crazy For Challenges Guest Designer

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog.  I am starting off my weekend with my 3rd post as the June Guest Designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges!
Peggy is our hostess and for the 3rd week of June she gave us a great sketch to work into a card.

I made this card for my hubby for Father's Day.  I used a new die from My Favorite Things to create my card. It's a Die-Namics centerpieces die-  “you mean the world to me".  I received it in my latest MFT order.

I cut the world 3 times. Once in pool party, once in gumball green and then again in basic gray. I used a Spellbinders circle die for the world image in pool party. I took the gumball green land masses and popped them in the blue world. I wanted some dimension.

Under the basic gray panel, I added tempting turquoise and gumball green to highlight the words. I added a turquoise heart with my hubby’s name. The letters are from the words in the die. To complete my card, I die cut some chevrons from a Stampin-Up die.

The background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up “nautical expedition” collection.

Hope you can play along with the "Crazies" this week using this fun sketch. Take a minute to drop by the Crazy For Challenges blog and check out all the fabulous projects from the team.

Card Recipe:
Paper: pool party, tempting turquoise, gumball green, smoky slate, basic gray, nautical expedition dsp 
Paper Size: A2
Accessories: MFT “you mean the world to me” die, SU circle thinlits die, Spellbinders Matting Basics A & circle dies. 

I am also entering: 
1. Country View Challenges has a masculine theme. 
2LadyBug Crafts has something for the boys and use die cuts.
3. Mema's Crafts has an only men allowed challenge.


  1. I really like how you put your card together and the details. A really wonderful card. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope to see you again in more of our challenges. Good Luck.

  2. Mary...fab creation with the die cuts.....great layout and message

  3. Mary, this is fantastic! Love how you used this die and even made it personal with additional letters! Great card!

  4. Wonderful man card Mary! I really like how you did the letters with the contrasting blue looks really nice! Im sure you hubby really appreciated his GREAT card :)

  5. A great male card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  6. Nice colors. Thank you for joining our challenge at Mema's Crafts. --Princess DT Member

  7. Love the world die. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

  8. Fabulous make, very cleverly put together!! Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges!!

  9. What a wonderful card! I love the two colors behind the words. It really makes them stand out!

  10. What a wonderful card Mary. I love that die! The blue and green looks great together with the Earth... the map background is perfect.



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