Sunday, October 30, 2016

~ Let us give thanks ~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for stopping by to visit with The Charmed Life Blog.
We had a busy weekend starting with Friday night and our youngest grandson's (Ethan) football game. The weather was rainy and it lasted for the entire game. We had to sit under our umbrellas in a big downpour. I spent the night with my son and daughter-in-law and it was great to get back to their home and change into dry clothes.
Saturday I got together with some of my stamping friends for the afternoon. We enjoyed a nice lunch, conversation and card making. I managed to get some Thanksgiving cards made. I was making shaker cards and on each card I would forget to put the window sheet in before I used the foam tape. Too much talking and not enough concentrating I think.
Sunday we had a covered dish at church. It was held right after service. There was so much good food and such a different variety. We had a nice afternoon talking and eating with friends. I made a beef stew that was well received and totally eaten. That always makes you feel good when your dish is enjoyed.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #605 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose crushed curry, pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler and garden green for the color palette. Optional was to have a leaf or two on your card.
crushed curry pumpkin pie cherry cobbler garden green

For my card, I die cut the leaves from several CottageCutz dies - build-a-grapevine wreath, give thanks and the cornucopia die. I cut with whisper white cardstock. Used a sponge dauber and sponged the leaves in the challenge colors. When that was done I pressed them on a Versamark pad and then used clear embossing powder. IRL there is lots of shine on the leaves that doesn’t pick up on the camera. I saw this technique used on the KittieKraft Blog.

I layered the leaves down the side of my card and stamped a few leaves as well. For some reason my 3rd leaf is photographing dark. I used garden green and pumpkin pie on this one. On the stamped leaves, I used crushed curry and a cherry cobbler marker for a little definition. I happened to see a card on the Hero Arts site that I used for inspiration.

Used some Stampin’-Up designer paper from the "Festive Party" collection on the right side of the card. Stamped a sentiment on a banner, added some gold thread, scattered a few gold sequins, and with the spritzer tool and a pumpkin pie and cherry cobbler marker sprayed my background.
I really liked how this one turned out and will probably send it to my son and his family for Thanksgiving. Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Scenic Selections (MFP), Bountiful Harvest (Verve)
Paper: pumpkin pie, whisper white, Festive Party Dsp (Stampin’-Up) 
Paper Size: A2   
Ink: crushed curry, pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler, garden green, Versamark
Accessories: build a grapevine wreath, give thanks, cornucopia dies (CottageCutz), gold sequins (Darice), gold metallic thread (DMC), nested pennant die (Spellbinders), spritzer tool, cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie markers (Stampin’-Up), clear embossing powder (Hero Arts  
I am also entering:
1.  My Time To Craft has an autumnal colors challenge.
2.  Addicted To Stamps has a lots of layers with a stamp.
3.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.  


  1. Hi Mary, beautiful card with those beautiful falling leaves. Love the layout and the colours from your card.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  2. Beautiful card Mary! The bold fall leaves look so pretty spilling down the card! The spattered background and gold tread make a great finish :)

  3. Great Autumn card, thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC

    Pat xx

  4. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  5. I like how you added some extra color and shading to the leaves. So pretty, Mary!



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