Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pumpkins Are Fruit

     Yes, my friends, pumpkins are fruit, not veggies!  If you don't believe that, just check Wikipedia.  Or simpler yet, read the sentiment on my card and I'm sure you'll agree.  :-)

     We had a late start with our usual 1st of the Month New Releases at Doodle Pantry but it's here now and to make it up to you, Laurie is running a sale at the Doodle Pantry store.  BTW, if you get over there and get some weird error message, be patient.  The server had a major crash just as Laurie was getting ready to load all the new sets.  Try again in a short while.

     My card today uses both an image and a sentiment from the new "Pumpkin" set.  There is also a single pumpkin, several sentiments, and some gorgeous papers!  This particular set will be the freebie with any purchase made by Sept. 24th.  Aren't these gorgeous?


Sketch came from 2 Sisters.

     This is a pre-colored image which I stippled after I die cut it, then I mounted it onto that lacy frame die cut (Spellbinders).  The papers have been in my fall colors stash for a year and are from DCWV.  Everything is layered onto a kraft card base.  The white CS on which I printed the stamp and the orange bow are both recycled from a Thanksgiving card I received last year.  The white CS was an insert to keep the card flat and the bow tied the envelope shut.

   I thought the little pearls on each side of the frame were exactly the right amount and size of embellies since this card has to be mailed.  I wanted it relatively flat so that it would fit into a regular envelope.

     Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- Fav fall colors (green, orange, yellow, brown)
Hobbycutz -- Recycle
Oldie but a Goodie -- Spots & stripes
Pattie's Creations -- Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Spooled items
Pumpkin Spice -- Anything goes
Speedy Fox & Friends -- Frame it
Sweet Stampin' -- Spots & stripes
Whimsy Inspirations -- Masculine

     Scroll down for a peek at the whole Pumpkin set, then go check out all the rest of the new releases.  Some adorable Christmas sets, and a couple more of Laurie's "Ants."  You know what an absolute hoot they always are!

     And don't forget the challenge which starts at 10 a.m. Eastern time today.  You must use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment) but you'll get a free set just for playing.  A photo of that set is below also.  Happy Stamping  NanaConnie

 Free w/ Purchase Sept 5 - 24

  Free for playing in the challenge

40 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Great image,Connie, and you really did a nice job framing it. Love those gems and also the papers in the background. Wishing you a delightful day.

Sandra said...

You've been so very busy these days my friend! Love this gorgeous card and how you've coloured and the dp's. That beautiful die was the perfect touch to display your beautifully coloured pumpkins.
Cheers :)S

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Gorgeous warm colors....beautiful card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning creation! Makes me want to get out my stippling brush. Fabulous design, NannaConnie.

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Spots and Stripes
Hugs
Dewi

jimlynn said...

This image is so pretty!!! Those pumpkins are just prefect in their pre colored beauty! Beautiful card for fall and you picked the perfect sketch for it.
Lynn

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Sweet pumpkin card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Pia x

Marsha said...

Beautiful Autumn card. Gorgeous frame. Anxious to use this set too.

Doreen said...

Such a lovely card,love the image.xxx

Malika said...

Very nice card with the pumpkins.

malika

*Vicki* said...

That pumpkin image really is stunning!! Such gorgeous colored papers as well!! Stunning design NC!! Yes, I knew it was a fruit..just kept thinking of pumpkin pie...yum!! :)

You know I really should find the time to play along in the challenge because I just won a ton of images from Doodle Pantry! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Linda Anderson said...

Mmmmm, now I'm hungry for pumpkin pie!!! Fabulous card! Love your mix of papers and wonderful layout.

Linda

Céline said...

so gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments challenge
hugs
céline

Glittered Paws said...

Love this set - I used both uncolored and precolored and love them both.
Great job.

Susan Sieracki said...

NanaConnie, this card is gorgeous. Love the stippling on a pre-colored image. The layout is perfect and all those papers are gorgeous. Let's also not forget that hilarious sentiment. I wish!

Berni Cuttino said...

NC, this is a beautiful card, so lovely for the holiday, just loved the coloring and designed.
Hugs

Benzi said...

Those pumpkins are beautiful. What a great Fall card. I'll have to skip the pie as I just ate a pumpkin spice doughnut....bad me. Ha

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful design, NanaConnie, and gorgeous colouring of the image.
Hugs,
Teresa

theCook said...

Beautiful image and love the sentiment, made me chuckle! Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous Autumnal card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
xxx

Cheryl First said...

Gorgeous card, Connie!
Yep, one slice = five servings! I titally agree with that logic! Hahaha! I am super excited about fall cards coming out. I love the earthy tones and great harvest images, and this is wonderful!

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card and a great image
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
Doreen xx

Gail said...

Connie - love your card - the pumpkins are beautiful love that saying too - it has my vote! thanks for linking up to Speedy Fox and Friends this week - Frame It Challenge - good luck in the draw Gail DTG

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is really fabulous!!! And just love the sentiment that you have used used. What a great set!!! Just can't go shopping right now... but oh so very tempted!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Mmmmmm I love fruit- and pumpkins do have seeds......! I like Pumpkin (fruit) in a pie as well- love your card- the coloring is fantastic!

Jackie Scott said...

What a gorgeous fall card - all the wonderful colors. Love the green stippling - very effective around the image.

rachel said...

Great pumpkins! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck x

Beccy said...

This is really cute NanaConnie... love the sentiment! Great colours too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Amanda R said...

This is lovely Connie, I love the dark green sponging around the image, nice contrast and such a pretty fall card.

Donna Ellis said...

I really enjoy the precolored images, and this one is beautiful - very elegant, Connie. The stippling around the pumpkins looks great, and very pretty panels in the layout for the sketch - lovely colors. Gorgeous! hugs, de

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck.

Caz xx

Jill Tiffany said...

Great card! thanks for playing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week.
Hugs,
Jill

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card Connie,very beautiful and a great take on the sketch. Love the framing of the image and the wonderful fall colour choices.
hugs
Glenda

Natali said...

Beautiful card with Autumn feel )) Gorgeous pumpkin image (as alive)
Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Recycling” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
Hugs,
Natali

Lola said...

Gorgeous fall card and lovely little pearls.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful fall card. I love the image and the layout! Hugz, joann

Dawn Frost said...

Yes pumpkin is a fruit and I LOVE that sentiment because its true, lol! Beautiful framing of the image NanaConnie!