Saturday, December 6, 2014

~Snowflakes Sparkle~

Hello Blogger Friends and a good Saturday morning to you. Thanks for taking time out of a busy season to visit the Charmed Life Blog.
My Christmas decorating is a bit off my planned schedule but I hope to finish all today. I took some time yesterday to go to an All-Clad cookware sale. It is held 2x a year her in Pittsburgh. This fabulous cookware is made in a plant not far from my home.
I did picked up a few Christmas gifts at some great prices. My youngest son really likes this cookware so I am adding to his collection.  I have to go through what I have purchased since July to see where I am at with gifts. I did a lot of online shopping at QVC in July.
Time to get to my card for today so I can get back to decorating. I have another Christmas card to show today. That will be my theme for awhile. Christmas that is!!
I really like using dies to create scenes on cards. On this card I used several for my forest scene.
The colors are from CC506 on Splitcoaststampers. Becky is our hostess for "tis the season". She chose the color trio of rose red, mossy meadow and basic black. 

My black background is stamped with white craft ink and the MFT "snowflake background" stamp. I decided not to emboss for a more subtle effect. I just used the heat tool to dry the pigment ink.

The white birch trees are cut from a Memory Box die. I added 3 birds cut with a PaperTrey Ink die in rose red.

My snow slope and deer are PaperTrey Ink dies. Added some small pine trees cut in mossy meadow with a die from Poppy Stamps. To complete my card I used some Stampin-Up chunky glitter on the snow bank and the tree tops.

I created this card with a variation in colors. I used real red, midnight muse (dark blue) and whisper white. My trees are a die from Impression Obsession.

That's my cards for today. Time to get on with my day. So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: in the meadow (PTI), snowflake background (MFT)
Paper: ww, rose red, basic black Paper Size: A2 
Ink: tuxedo black (Memento), White Craft (Stampin-Up) 
Accessories: birch tree die (memry box), in the meadow dies (PTI),  Impression Obsession evergreen die
I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge is "V" for Variety. I used 3 different embellishments with my dies.
2.  Brown Sugar has a winter challenge.  
3. Crafts 4 Eternity has a winter challenge.
4. 4 Crafty Chicks has an animals challenge.
5.  C.R.A.F.T.  challenge is Christmas
6A Crafty Mess has a Christmas traditional colors challenge. My 2nd is red, white, green and blue.


  1. A gorgeous snow scene. Loving both versions.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Beautiful! Love how all the dies go so good together.

  3. What a wonderful winter woods scene you created Mary - I love it in both color versions!

  4. Love the deer , birds, and trees! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  5. Great!
    Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  6. Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our winter challenge.

  7. Fabulous cards Mary :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  8. A stunning card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  9. Lovely project. Thank you for joining us at

    Donna DT xx



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