Monday, August 10, 2015


Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog on a Monday in August. Hope your weekend was spent doing the things you like to do.
As for me, my Saturday was spent with some of my stamping friends. I try to have a get together every other month at my home. We enjoy a light lunch together and then work on our crafting projects.
Not everyone could make it this time around. There were just 4 of us but, we enjoyed the day. And, I now have a Big Shot in my possession again. I had mentioned in a previous post that I broke mine. Well, one of my friends had her old one that she sold me for $20. Old- ha- let me tell you that it was in excellent shape and is like brand new.
I worked on cards for the DTGD challenges that are currently running on Splitcoaststampers. You have to be a member of the fan Club to play along. They have been fun and take you out of your stamping zone.
I will post all that  I made in later posts. Didn't get to finish all the challenges like I wanted. Just ran out of time. Out of the 40 challenges posted so far, I have completed 19 and hope to get a few more in today.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #542 on Splitcoaststampers.  I was the hostess and I chose a rich, fall color palette with elegant eggplant, delightful dijon, cajun craze and mossy meadow.
elegant eggplant, delightful dijon, cajun craze, mossy meadow

I stamped my own background paper with stamps from the Stampin'-Up sets autumn days, fantastic foliage, stippled blossoms and the Verve set abundant blessings.

Layered that panel on mossy meadow cardstock then onto delightful Dijon. On the middle panel, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "autumn type".

The grateful word is a die from PTI and I cut in elegant eggplant. My ribbon is cotton twill died with Cajun craze re-inkers.

To complete my card, I cut 2 maple leaves and sponged them with Cajun craze, mossy meadow and delightful Dijon inks. I pressed them onto a Versamark pad and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Irl they are very shiny.

I finished this card off with a bow made with mossy meadow thick bakers twine. Now I have my first Thanksgiving card of the year completed.

And, that my friends is my card for today. Have to get back to my craft room and see what I can complete for today.

So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: autumn days, fantastic foliage, stippled blossoms (SU), Abundant blessings (Verve) Paper: delightful Dijon, elegant eggplant, mossy meadow, very vanilla 
Ink: Cajun craze, delightful Dijon, mossy meadow, elegant eggplant, versamark 
Accessories: : thanksgiving words die (PTI), leaf dies (dare 2b artsy), autumn type ef (Cuttlebug), Cajun craze reinker, cotton twill, clear ep (Hero Arts), mossy meadow thick bakers twine Techniques: dry & wet embossing  
I am also entering: 
1.  Cute Card Thursday  has a One Word challenge.
2.  Sisters Of Craft has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafting When We Can has a ribbon, twine or washi challenge. I used twine.
4.  Stamping Sensations has a anything goes with a stamp and die.
5.  Sister Act Card Challenge has an anything goes.


  1. Such a gorgeous Fall card! Love the embossing and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Great design. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

  4. A really gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x



Related Posts with Thumbnails