Monday, February 1, 2021

No Horsin Around

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this first day of February. 

Yesterday was a snowy Sunday for us in Pittsburgh. Everything looked so serene and peaceful last night as it was falling. There were no cards out and it left the blanket of white undisturbed for awhile. It dropped a lot about 4"-6' of snow on us. We definitely have had more snow this season that last year. That's good for the local ski resorts. We only have a couple in the mountains around us and a snowfall is always a good thing for them. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #828 on Splitcoaststampers. Chris  was our hostess and she chose daffodil delight, basic gray and smoky slate for her color trio. Optional was  something that moves. 
I used the layout from the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #837.  I also have it posted on the CottageCutz Blog for my DT post.  
I decided to make a Valentine in some non-traditional colors. This one will go to my precious little granddaughter who loves horses. I made another Valentine card using this same layout. You can see that one here.

For the background. I stenciled stripes using the classy stripes stencil from Altenew with daffodil ink. The Prancing Horse die is from CottageCutz and part of the new Circus collection. I cut it in the challenge colors and for his saddle and reins I used night of navy designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "see a silhouette" collection. This pattern had an ombre effect which worked out great for the accessories.

The "be my valentine" phrase is another die from CottageCutz. I used designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "artistry blooms" collection. This is another piece with the same ombre effect. The large scalloped heart is from the same die. The other two hearts are from the Hearts set.

For elements 3 & 4 of the sketch, I cut daffodil cardstock 1/2" x 7 1/2" and embossed it with a Darice hearts embossing folder. The "no horsin around" sentiment is computer generated.

Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless. 

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  International Art & Soul has a hearts challenge. 
2.  The Library Challenge is using the "jar of Hearts" as inspiration. My card fits right in here. 
3The Paper Players has a tic-tac-toe challenge. Mine is die-cuts, embossing and blue. 
4.  Allsorts has a four legged friends challenge. 
52 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter. 


  1. A very sweet creation, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Four Legged Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  3. Makes me smile - unusual horsey valentine - looks great. Thanks for joining The Library.

  4. What a great design and fun image/sentiment combo!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. Cute critter, cute sentiment. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG



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