Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ahoy Matey

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog. 
It's Sunday and another beautiful warm, sunny day here in Pittsburgh. We started our day off at church and our service was a wonderful one today. Then after service we had a chili cook-off at church. It was a fund raiser for a team we have going to New York later in October to work with an organization that feeds and clothes the homeless.
There were so many delicious varieties of chili and I enjoyed everyone that I tried. And, its a great time just chatting with people you don't usually get to talk to or spend time with.
Now my hubby and I are just relaxing and enjoying the afternoon. I have a loaf of banana bread in the oven and the delicious smell is wafting into the living room as I type this post. Guess what I will be enjoying in about 30 minutes (LOL)!!!
Now let's move onto my post for today. This card I made for the color challenge #707 on Splitcoaststampers. Barbara was our hostess and she chose fresh fig, old olive and pumpkin pie as her color trio. Optional this week was to make a Halloween card.
My neighbor asked me to make a card for her daughter for Halloween and she loves owls. So, the optional this week was a win-win for me. I cased myself on this card. Here is another Halloween card I created using the same layout.

My cute little owl all dressed like a pirate for Halloween is a new die from CottageCutz. It's the Spooky Night Owl die. For his hat and eye patch I used fresh fig cardstock. Although it looks black in this photo.

I used dimensional adhesive to attach my owl and sponged a bit of brown sugar ink to give him something to stand on.

The Happy Phrase and corner pumpkin are also dies from CottageCutz. It's from the Halloween Phrase & More die set.  I stamped the Halloween word from an MFT stamp set.

The background paper is from Stampin'-. It's their "spooky night" + regals designer series collections.

I finished off my card with several enamel dots. I already gave this one to my neighbor and she loved it. I was happy how it turned out so I am glad she was as well.
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…..God bless.
card details:
Stamps: PI Pretty Pumpkin (MFT)  
Paper: pumpkin pie, fresh fig, old olive, baked brown sugar, whisper white, basic black, spooky night + regals designer series papers (Stampin'-Up)  
Paper Size: A2
Ink: pumpkin pie, baked brown sugar  
Accessories: Spooky Night owls, Halloween Phrase & more dies (CottageCutz), Halloween Night enamel dots (Stampin'-Up), Blueprints 15 (MFT)
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  A Gem of a Challenge has a Halloween/Halloween colors challenge.
2.  HIMCR has a Halloween colors challenge.
3.  Brown Sugar has a fall or Halloween challenge.
4.  Cut It Up has a Halloween challenge.
5.  Craft Rocket Challenges has an Autumn/Halloween challenge.


  1. Very cute! Thanks for joining us this month at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  2. Soooo adorable! Love the Owl!!!!! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

  3. Your pirate parrot is absolutely adorable, and I really love the design of your card and it's colors, too.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Halloween challenge!


  4. Nice card..Thanks for playing along with us at
    Brown Sugar Challenge and good luck with your entry.
    Explosion Boxes

  5. I love owls!! I've not yet seen a pirate owl. That is so cute, I love it! Great job!! Thanks for entering at HIMCR.

  6. What a fun pirate owl for your neighbors daughter Mary! Sounds like you had a lovely Sunday with both chili and banana bread!! Your package arrived on Friday as promised - thank you SO much! I've used 4 of the little bags already - but they won't be posted until 10/22 on my blog..... I appreciate your thinking of me!! xx

  7. What a super adorable card!! Love the cute owl and the pretty papers!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.



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