Sunday, August 16, 2015

Seasonal Baskets

     Today's post is just a reminder that you still have a couple of weeks to make a card and get it posted using the August Digi of the Month from Deedee's Digis.  It's called "Seasonal Baskets" and has images for each of the seasons.  See the bottom of my post for a photo of the complete set.

     Remember, this is a progressive challenge.  If you use the image this month, you'll get the one for next month as a freebie.  But this month is a bit different.  If you've never played at Deedee's before, or if you couldn't play for a month or two so weren't getting the freebies any more, you can get back into the challenge by using the freebie Christmas basket from the set which Deedee is giving away on the challenge blog.  Just click here, then scroll down and grab the freebie to play.

     I used the autumn basket and made my first Thanksgiving card for the year.

I based this on the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

     This time, I used one of the pre-colored images, die cut it with one of my dies from Spellbinders, and mounted that onto pumpkin orange CS from the AC Cardstock Earth Tones collection.  I used a punch to round the corners.  Everything was adhered to a goldenrod, pre-made, card base.

     It was time to combine my two favorite embellishments -- bows and flowers.  I love both of those because I can make them as large or as small as I want, depending on the card design.  I can also get whatever color I want by starting with white and using markers to dye them.  I tied a bow from (originally) white ribbon which I dyed with a ProMarker and added it to the bow in the image.  The orange flower (also dyed with a ProMarker) was made with three layers of flower petals (Recollections), held together with a brad.  Overall, another CAS design which looks much fancier than it is because of the die cut frame.

As You Like It
Catch the Bug (bottom row)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafting with Dragonflies
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Girls Creations
Inspiration Destination
Outlawz PAM
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Paper Shelter
Simply Papercraft
WordArt Weds

     Be sure to check out the Digi of the Month challenge since it's the perfect time to join or get back into the Progressive Challenge with a freebie to use.  If you want the full set instead of just the Christmas freebie, you can purchase it in the store for half price or get it free with any purchase of $10 or more (this month only.)   Hope to see you playing there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

 Included are both pre-colored and outline versions.


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the cute dolly too.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

So pretty and I love the die frame you used around it. Fits perfect for a perfect card!

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, isn't this set just great? You made a fabulous Thanksgiving card with it. Love that added bow you made, ending up with a double bow look. Fantastic idea. Enjoy your day.

Brenda said...

Great take on the sketch! Who doesn't love bows and flowers, especially when they accent your image ss perfectly as this. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! Brenda

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely image, well coloured and such a nice card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Kathy S said...

I just love fall and coloring pumpkins and sunflowers is at the top for me. Thanks so much for using the Sketch Saturday design in your cards this week and always a pleasure to visit your blog. Take care.

Judy V said...

Sweet card! Love your use of the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

*Vicki* said...

This is such a wonderful image to welcome Fall with!! Fabulous design Connie! HUGS :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fall jeez I don't even want to think of But this is lovely. How you get so many cards made is beyond me...Hugs, joann

Faith A said...

Love how you have put this together a great die shows off the image beautifully.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh my, Thanksgiving already!We've still not had summer yet here!
Dawn xx

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at Crafting With An Attitude !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Fiki DT member

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is sweet and I love the frame.

Michelle said...

Cute this basket. Great card,
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Debra Miller said...

Cute Card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Deb DT

Gail said...

This is so cute. I love how you took the ribbon and put it on top of the stamped ribbon...great accent! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Ribbon and/or Lace challenge.

Bonnie Taylor said...

Lovely card. Beautiful image, and I love how you framed it. Thank you so much for playing along with our 'Frame It' challenge over at CC & CC. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Wynn Walton said...

Wow that die cut frame is fabulous. A lovely card for our floral challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Dawn Frost said...
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Dawn Frost said...

Hi NanaConnie, love your card and that border is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for Catch the bug bingo challenge hope to see you again! Bugaboo DT!

Susan Hogan said...

Love the image and good colouring. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Helen said...

Great card - love your colouring and the extra bow too.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge and Crafting With Friends

Helen x

Mojca said...

Oh I just love your creations, looks so very pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca