Thursday, May 14, 2020

Garden Bouquet

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
Hope all is well and that your corner of the world is coming alive with the blooms of Spring. My hubby is busy planting what he can in our gardens and the perennials are blooming according to their schedule. We are still having cold weather and frost warnings at night so his planting is limited to the more hardy plants - like kale, beans and lettuce. In fact, his first harvest of lettuce will be ready in a few days.
I have finished putting my Preschool class alphabet books together and will meet the parents outside on Friday to give to them. The art projects inside are all made by the kids when I taught that particular letter to them.
For instance we made an alligator out of the letter "A". I would cut the pieces and the kids would glue them together. It will be a great remembrance of their first year at preschool. I am so anxious to see the kids one more time.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #789 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose poppy parade, Cajun craze and mango melody for her color trio.
poppy parade, cajun craze, mango melody
I love these bright and bold colors and I thought flowers of some sort would show them off best.

The bouquet is a die from CottageCutz, and I used the challenge colors for the flowers. I downplayed the cajun craze color by using it only on the flower centers. The stems are cut in mossy meadow (neutral) designer paper.
My background paper is from the Stampin'-Up "see a silhouette" designer paper. A beautiful combo of the mango melody and poppy parade colors.

I added some poppy parade ribbon to complete my card. This will be a late Spring birthday card for a friend of mine. That sentiment will be on the inside.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next...…..God bless.
card details:
Stamps: dogwood blossoms (MFP)
Paper: poppy parade, mango melody, cajun craze, whisper white, smoky slate, see a silhouette dsp, perennial essence dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: Mom's Garden Bouquet, Rectangle dies (CottageCutz), Blueprints 15 die (MFT), poppy parade ribbon (Stampin'-Up)
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Gals Corner has a for the ladies challenge.
2.  Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday has a make it feminine challenge.
3.  Retro Rubber Challenge has a spring flowers challenge. Stamp is at least 10 years old.
4.  Crafting Happiness has an anything goes with optional of nature.
5.  Use Your Stuff has a flowers and/or butterflies challenge.


  1. Hi Mary! I love your card. I love the rich colors in the back ground and that bouquet of flowers in the can are lovely. You know CottageCutz dies are my fav...miss you. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

  2. Wonderful card! I love the wonderful background you created to make your flowers pop! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  3. I like your bright colours and the way you have used different layers to frame your lovely image. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. So beautiful, Mary! Loving these colors!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about feminine creations!
    Ellibelle's Corner



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