Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pumpkins and Pie

     One of the really great things about Thanksgiving when I was a child was the pumpkin pie!  For some reason, we rarely had it the rest of the year but Thanksgiving was a guarantee that the lovely, orange-y, nutmeg-spicy pie would be there, just waiting for a first bite.  It was my favorite pie back then and remains so all these years later.  :-D  My card today celebrates that annual occasion.

I used this sketch from Tuesday Morning  Sketches.

     I colored the image with chalk markers and made a background sky and clouds by coloring with gel inks.  (I'm totally crazy about all these Bird Brain images by From the Heart Stamps!)  I added gold and silver glitter to the moon and gold glitter to the embossed pumpkin embellie.  The papers are from Lawn Fawn and I rounded the corners on the image and the mat with a punch.  The 'raffia' ribbon is actually a strip of plastic bag, wrapped  around the card front and scrunched on a piece of  3/8s double stick tape.  The bow is made from glitter-striped ribbon, tied with my bow maker.

Cardz for Guyz (moon)
Chalk n Stock
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
Clear It Out
Crafting with an Attitude
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafty Boots
Crafty Cardmakers
Jo's Scrap Shack
Julie Spiri
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Quick Quotes
Scrap and Craft

     I'm off to my daughter's house where the whole family and about a dozen 8 and 9 year olds are going to celebrate my grandson's birthday.  Have a great weekend.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful Connie, I do love the gorgeous image and rich colour. Love the texture too.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, Love that sparkly moon. Would you believe I never had pumpkin pie until about 5 years ago. Now I can't get enough of it. My mother never liked it so she never made one and for some (stupid) reason I didn't think I would like it. what a fool I was. Now I make every type of pumpkin dessert I can think of. Have a wonderful time at your grandson's birthday party.

Teresa Arsenault said...

How cute and what great coloring.

Debi said...

Hope you enjoyed the party. This is a cute birdbrain card. Nice coloring. Try some grape jelly on that pumpkin pie. Delicious! Hugs, Debi

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, I adore all of the pumpkin orange and that gorgeous moon. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Suzi Mac said...

This brought a smile to my face, love those sweet birds waiting for someone to make them some pumpkin pie. thank you for coming over to play with us at Scrap & Craft. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

Jane Willis said...

Very cute card with lots of interesting textures and finishes. The plastic bag raffia is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving card. Your image is really cute, fantastic recycling with the plastic bag and the glittery moon, pumpkin and ribbon are lovely details. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

J said...

What a cheery card... thank you for sharing it with us at crafty cardmakers & more.


Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, I love this fun image and the great sentiment. Thank you for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh Connie, this card is adorable!!Such a cute scene. Love your coloring.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Debbie said...

This is such a cute card!! (You can have my pumpkin pie since I'm not a fan. ;) )
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Vannessa said...

Great card and I love that image and how you coloured it. Thanks for joining in the Julia Spiri Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Julia Spiri DT

Sharon said...

Really love this..
Thanks for joining us at Cardz For Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon DT

Cazro said...

A super fun card, I'm loving the strong colours and of course the moon is wonderful, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Chuckle chuckle chuckle! love it.

Lisa Lynn said...

Love that moon on your gorgeous card.

Connie Mercer said...

darling card! Love the pumpkin!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Joyce Tompkins said...

Oh your card is so precious! It's just too cute! And now that I think of it...we never got pumpkin pie any other time of the year! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Anonymous said...

Love this. Thank you for joining us at
Stamps by Julia Spiri
Hugggs Lori X x X

Helen said...

Love the scene you've created - the bling finishes it off perfectly

Thanks for joining us at Stamps by Julia Spiri.

Helen x
DT Member

Tina said...

Absolutely adorable. love how they are peeking from behind the pumpkins. Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri challenge blog. Hugs Tina DT x

lorby said...

What a great job on coloring and I loved your image and card so much that I had to go look for more stamps like yours. BTW Pumpkin pie is my favorite too.
Thank you for entering our October Challenge at Chalk N Stock. DT Jearise