Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Merry Christmas Trees and more

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
Well the U.S. election is over for another 2 years so hopefully there will be a bit of peace and civility in our land. And, the endless political commercials and phone calls have come to an end.
I voted in this election, and in every election, because it's a right that I don't take for granted. I pray for our nation. We need a return to the faith of our forefathers.
There is a healthy conflict between conservatives and liberals that has always been there. Its when it becomes divisive that it is destructive to the nation. Only God can dissolve the hate that is coming out of people.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #718. This layout tends to be on the CAS side.
CAS is not a style that I am totally comfortable with so any help I can get I gladly accept. As I was looking through my Stampin'-Up Christmas designer paper I found a collection I wanted to use, but I didn't know the name, or the colors associated with it.

So that led me to last year's holiday catalog. Not only did I find the paper there was also a card that caught my eye. The layout was similar to this week's sketch, and with some minor tweaks I had a card. I am happy with how this one turned out.

The paper Christmas trees are part of the pattern of the "Quilted Christmas" designer paper collection. I cut them out to use on my card. The felt tree is part of the Stampin'-Up stitched felt embellishments.

For the two circles that are part of Diane's sketch, I used a felt holly embellishment. I stamped my sentiment in garden green ink. Scattered a few small red dots for interest and a red star over the felt tree.
I used a basic stitch lines die for some added interest under my image panel.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)  
Paper: garden green, whisper white, real red, Quilted Christmas dsp (Stampin'-Up)  
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: garden green (Stampin'-Up)  
Accessories: basic stitch lines die (MFT), stitched felt embellishments (Stampin'-Up)  
I am also entering:
1.  ABC Christmas Challenge is "W" for wishes.
2.  Christmas at Sweet Stampin' has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday has a Christmas and seasonal holidays challenge.
4.  The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge is anything goes.
5.  Try Stampin' on Tuesday has a tic-tac Challenge #6. Bottom line of stamping, red and plaid.
6.  Double Trouble has a Christmas and tic-tac challenge with TSOT


  1. Love the use of your design papers in the trees and the interpretation of your sketch. Great job on your CAS card. Don't forget Try Stamping on Tuesday is partnering with us at Double Trouble and would love you to enter your card at our challenge too, link can be found on their post. Hope you share with us and would love you to check our challenge to see what Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister have up their sleeve for future challenges.

    1. So glad you decided to join us at Double Trouble...please make sure you check us out again for future challenges.

  2. A beautiful card Mary. Love how you created the scene with the different design paper trees. So cute!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month, hope you play along again soon!

  3. Mary - your card is quite delightful. I've not heard of this Sketch Challenge, but I love CAS cards so I'm going to give it a spin. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and I hope you'll follow my blog to see what I do with the sketch. I'll send you a shout out too!

  4. Beautiful design, love those trees cut from the lovely DP, great layout. The whole card has a crisp, clean look...just gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Cass.

  5. always liked the stitched trees from SU. its a lovely card. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

  6. So pretty, Mary - this was one of my fave suites from this catty! Love your colors and the stitched felt pieces! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  7. Fabulous Christmas card, Mary! The row of trees portrays a peaceful scene. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble.

  8. What a gorgeous card Mary and the felt ornaments are just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

  9. Gorgeous card, Mary. I love the traditional colours and lovely papers. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  10. Mary, this is a lovely card, I love the classic colours!

    Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x



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