Pumpkins and Cat card

A few weeks ago, I stamped several images. Recently I colored a a fun image with stacked pumpkins and a cat.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/10/octoberfest-challenge.html https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-anything-goes-fall-challenge.html https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/135-halloween-all-month-long.html http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-blossom-challenge-eat-your-fruit.html

This is the Feeling Fall image from Power Poppy. I colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out with ovals from Gina K Designs. The card base is Coral Reef from GKD with a layer of Turquoise Sea, and a strip of Slate. The pumpkins on the Turquoise Sea layer are from GKD Autumn Wreath Builder also the smaller ones are from SU Halloween Scares. The cat images and the splatter on the Slate strip are from the same SU set.

The Power Poppy challenge is to use an image with fruit or vegetables. I chose fruit as pumpkins are a fruit due to the seeds.

The Crafting Happiness challenge is all about Halloween. This image definitely fits the Halloween vibe.

The Four Seasons Challenge is to use anything about October. Pumpkins are definitely part of October.

The Double D Challenge is also anything to do with October. I saw pumpkins on the mood board.

I left the greeting off of the front as it would be too busy. I placed it inside. Thanks for sharing the time with me today to view my card.

Fruit Wreath

I was inspired to create today, so this is my second card. This card will be entered in three challenges.

https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-121-punch-it-out-partnering.html http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2022/09/uys-467-woodgrain-double-trouble.html
http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-blossom-challenge-eat-your-fruit.html

The Double Trouble challenge is to use a die cut or punch and then you meet Thing 2’s challenge to add woodgrain. They are collaborating with Use Your Stuff which is about woodgrain. Power Poppy challenge is to use fruit or vegetables on your card.

I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3-D Lumber embossing folder on my background. I used a natural colored cardstock from My Favorite Things for the embossing then inked it with Gina K Designs Warm Cocoa ink. I decided a wreath would be a good addition for the die cutting. These dies are from Stampin’Up, called Arrange a Wreath. I placed my fruit image in the middle of the wreath for the Power Poppy challenge. My image is from the set called Feeling Fall. I colored it with alcohol markers a week ago and then left it sit till I was inspired to use it. The greeting came from Gina K Designs Star Flower, which I inked with Slate ink.

I really like how this card turned out. I enjoyed piecing so many products together, which is something I struggle with.

Happy Geranium

I love geraniums. They are such a pretty flower and usually easy to grow in a flower pot. I colored geraniums for the Four Seasons challenge. I see that Colorful Options has the same colors, so it will also go there.

https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-anything-goes-summer.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022.html

I used the stamp set Geranium Take Two from Power Poppy. I colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a bit of water. I wanted a bit of red, so I found a piece of patterned paper from my Lawn Fawn stash. The card base is a MFT piece of cardstock. I gave it texture with the SU Subtle Embossing Folder.

Daffodil Thanks

So thrilled that the Power Poppy blog is back and sharing ideas and inspiration. The current challenge is April Flowers Bring May Flowers, so I had to color an image.

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-blossom-challenge-bring-those-may.html

I used the new Sketches of Spring Vol. 1 digital image. These daffodils are so pretty and fun to color with the sketch lines drawn by Marcella Hawley. When I color this again, I plan to change the buds color and the large flower behind the daffodils. This time all of the flowers are colored in yellow and orange tones. I used a variety of alcohol markers on this image. I enjoyed taking the time to color.

This card will be used for my monthly Crafter’s of Faith challenge card at SplitcoastStampers. This month the verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. The challenge is to make a card giving glory to God. I believe all nature gives glory to God, so this image is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wall of Succulents

I have been wanting to create with my newest succulent dies for a few weeks. Today I was inspired!

https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/05/anything-goes-embossing-with-twist-of.html

The succulents are made with Lawn Fawn plant-a-succulent die set. I made these over the last several weeks and they were sitting in an bowl waiting to be used. I needed the slimline size to fit the three groupings with different faces together. This means my brick embossing folder would not fit, so I had to run it through 2 times trying to line up the bricks. I was close but the recipient will not notice. The greeting came from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents. I placed a strip of Kraft between the bricks and the sky. I like this card. I am considering sending this as a birthday/retirement card.

Pumpkin chair

Another card using Buffalo Check background with the Make the Cards Challenge in mind.

https://makethecardschallenge.com/make-the-cards-challenge-35/

I stamped the Power Poppy set So Grateful in Versafine Ink and dried it with a heat gun. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and a water brush which was very dry. This is not watercolor paper, so I didn’t want to add too much water. The buffalo check is stamped with SU Buffalo Check stamp set in SU Early Expresso ink, which matches the card base. The Kraft layer is SU Crumb Cake cardstock.

Painted Flower on check

I decided to give the Make The Cards Challenge a try since the theme has Buffalo Plaid and I like plaid. I found a few other challenge with the help from Buddy Bonnie, so will add those as well.

https://makethecardschallenge.com/make-the-cards-challenge-35/
https://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/favourite-autumn-or-winter-why.html https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2021/09/autumn-blessings.html

I used older stamps and retired product on this card. It is so enjoyable to pull out older product and use it rather than it sitting. The background is stamped using Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check, the flower is from Painted Harvest, both retired from SU. The greeting is from a set called So Grateful from Power Poppy. I added a piece of ribbon, matted the focal, popped it up on foam squares and called it complete.

Autumn is my favorite season as I love the cooler weather and the colors as the leaves change. I love mums in my yard and a pumpkin on my front porch. My explanation is for the As You Like It challenge to explain which is my favorite season between Autumn and Winter. I truly do not enjoy winter. I like seeing snow the first time it happens then get very tired of the cold and dreary weather.

Autumn is often a time to be thankful to someone who has helped me. I receive a lot of help from my Buddies and an honored to call them each a friend.

MSC Feeling Fall

With the current Mod Squad Challenge being pumpkins and the Double D Challenge being wreaths, I decided to combine the two. Using my MISTI made this fit a third challenge at Split Coast Stampers.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/10/wreaths-challenge.html https://modsquadchallenge.com/hello-pumpkin/

I love Susie Moore’s work and found a card she created for a blog hop a few years ago, using the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp and stencil set, so I followed her design. I added acorns to my wreath where she had leaves, but she added shading to her pumpkins with alcohol markers. I have never added marker shading to inked images, so this was fun to try. I used GKD inks and Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamping. The cardstock is GKD Heavy Base White and SU Tangerine Twist. I am pretty low on other orange colored cardstock and there is 2 reams of this retired color, so it is being used heavily. The greeting is from Power Poppy Feeling Fall set which is retired, but you can find several of the images in digital form.