Thursday, October 30, 2014

HYCCT1410 ~grateful for you~

Hello Blogger friends!! Thanks for taking time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It was a cold one overnight as the temps were around 37°. A frost is coming for sure this weekend and maybe even snow.
My hubby pulled out our last tomato plants today. We had tomatoes about a month longer than a lot of our friends who were growing them. Not sure why, but I am not complaining. I happily used them. There are about 8 on my window sill right now and about 40 cherry tomatoes. I may roast them to use in a sauce.
We still have flowers blooming but I guess after the frost they will be gone. Here is a photo I took yesterday of ones I cut from our gardens.
dahlia's, zinnia and Chinese lanterns
Now onto my card for today. This is another I made for the HYCCT challenges on Splitcoaststampers. This was challenge #10 with Joyce as our hostess. She wants us to create a card with something missing. My tree is missing the green leaves of summer. But, it is showing some of the magnificent colors of fall.
I chose the colors of fall for this card using-baked brown sugar, cajun craze, crushed curry and bermuda bay. They are from the SCS 500th color challenge.

I used the Taylored Expressions shade tree cutting plate and cut in brown sugar and cajun craze. I offset the cajun craze panel.

I created some background clouds and sponged with bermuda bay ink.

The pumpkin, leaves and sentiment are from the Verve set "bountiful harvest". I stamped with brown sugar ink on cajun craze and crushed curry cardstock and then fussy cut.

That's my card for today. Time to get back to some household chores I have been putting off. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: bountiful harvest (Verve) 
Paper: crushed curry, cajun craze, baked brown sugar, ww 
Paper Size: A2 Ink: cajun craze, baked brown sugar, bermuda bay 
Accessories: Taylored Expressions shade tree cutting plate  

I am also entering:
1.  Just Us Girls #264 is photo week. I have a fall theme on my card.

2.  4 Crafty Chicks is anything goes.
3 Red Rubber Inspirationals has a fall foliage challenge.
4.  Divas By Design has an anything goes challenge.
5Simon Says Stamp is anything goes. 


  1. What a wonderful tree, live how you've off set it very effective, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. Oh Mary, your tree scene is gorgeous! I love the extra die for the shadow and dimensions. Your garden flowers are amazing! I guess we all know how your garden grows, Mary...Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. Love the offset red underneath, it gives great depth and warmth. So lovely, Mary.

  4. How beautiful I adore the colours you have incorporated into this <3

  5. Such a pretty fall card Mary. Love the rich colors and that tree with the 'shadow' affect. Looks wonderful.

  6. The shadow tree was a fabulous idea Mary! Thrilled you joined the girls and I over at JUGS this week!! Hope to see you again soon!!!

  7. Very pretty flowers Mary :) I love the way you did the tree in two colors, really makes a delightful shadowy fall look along with the leaves and pumpkins!

  8. Beautiful flowers to enjoy this fall. Love your die cuts particularly creating the shadow.

  9. Gorgeous flowers. Love the card, great job and the shadow..nicely achieved too! I am glad you joined our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  10. Beautiful card Mary! Thanks for participating in this week's Red Rubber Inspirational! I love your take on the fall foliage theme.

  11. Oh Mary, you sure created a really beautiful card. I especially love how you did an overlay of the tree. NICE!!!

  12. What a fabulous fall card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  13. Great design! I love the tree and leaves! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!



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