Wednesday, October 8, 2014

~eclectic dream~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today I went with my daughter-in-law Joellen to a lunch & learn class at our favorite cooking school here in Pittsburgh. It's the Crate Cook.
The class today was a demonstration one and they prepared in front of us: sirloin steak with a pomegranate glaze - lemon herb mashed parsnips and a Pear & Frangipane Crostata with Raspberry Glaze. Such a delicious lunch, and I have all the recipes to create this at my home.
I have never had parsnips before and the way they prepared them was quite tasty. They used lemon-scallions-thyme and chives.
It was a wonderful afternoon spent with Joellen. This was her birthday gift and she enjoyed herself.  She is an accomplished cook and these recipes will be added to her repertoire.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #498 on Splitcoaststampers. Barbara was our hostess and she chose elegant eggplant, crushed curry and garden green as her color trio. Her optional twist was to use leaves on your card.
I just bought the Stampin-Up "kinda eclectic" stamp set and decided to use it on my card to create an eclectic collage. My image is stamped in crushed curry, old olive and elegant eggplant inks. I had no garden green ink so I color subbed this week.

The flowers are from the Stampin-Up set "language of friendship". Stamped in elegant eggplant ink and then I fussy cut and popped them up for dimension and added interest.

The "dream definition" is from a new to me stamp set from Technique Junkies "definitions" and stamped in elegant eggplant ink. The dream word cut from elegant eggplant cardstock is from a Memory Box die.

I found and used some crushed curry ribbon in my stash. And, to complete my card I die cut a butterfly using a die from Elizabeth Crafts.
That's my card for today. It's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God Bless!!
card details:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Language of Friendship (Stampin' Up), Definitions (Technique Junkies) Paper: elegant eggplant, curshed curry, ww, BoBunny Dsp 
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: crushed curry, elegant eggplant, old olive 
Accessories: Memory Box dream cloud die, Elizabeth Crafts butterfly die, crushed curry ribbon, hero arts rhinestones   
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting Musketeers has an autumn colors challenge.
2.  Creatalicious Challenge is flower power.
3.  Crafting From The Heart has an anything goes challenge.
4.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge.
5.  Crafting When We Can has a no designer paper challenge.  


  1. Lovely card Mary! Feels like spring is in the air.

  2. Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  3. That meal sounds tasty!!! Know y'all had a great time too.
    Love your card! The flowers and that butterfly are so pretty. Great color combination.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! The Elegant Eggplant "Dream" just pops against the white. What a striking color combination!

  5. Just so gorgeous!! I love butterflies and the color combo they chose is lovely. I really like that sunburst too. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  6. Your card is gorgeous. I love the bright colors and butterfly. Makes me wish it was Spring! Thanks for playing at Crafting When We Can.

  7. A really pretty card, thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Lorraine DT

  8. Great design - thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart!

  9. AMAZING~~LOVE THIS!!!!! Fantastic card Mary!! Those colors are GREAT together....but then as a crafter any colors go together--LOL
    Thanks for joining in the flower power fun at Creatalicious!!



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