Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Perfect Pumpkin

     When was the last time you wandered through a pumpkin patch (with or without kids/grandkids) searching for that one perfect pumpkin?  I remember the days when we actually went out to the farmer's field and found pumpkins for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Now, they come to us by way of our super markets and a good number of grandkids don't even know that pumpkins grow on vines which are found trailing across acres and acres of ground.  Sigh...

     I absolutely love this darling image from Ching-Chou Kuik and I know that she didn't find her perfect pumpkin in a grocery store.  Nope, she and her kitten found that one in the field and picked it straight off the vine.  :-D

     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then use dies from Sizzix to cut it and the frame piece.  I had already decided on a CAS design so I grabbed a scrap of kraft CS which was not large enough to made a standard A2 size card.  I left the back side as a 4.25" x 5.5" rectangle but the front flap was only 3" wide.

     I used my Scor-Pal to make the score lines vertically on that front flap, then added the scalloped circle image.  Although it's not really clear in the photograph, it gives a very interesting shape to the card.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, adding it below the image.  There are no additional embellishments, only the score lines.

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     It's the start of the weekend and we still have another few sweltering days before cooler air moves in from the Canadian north.  Weatherman is saying we'll be down in the 80s before the end of next week and I can hardly wait!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Darlene said...

Too cute Connie! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

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Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the image and beautiful card design.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I just love that sweet witch with her perfect pumpkin! You colored her perfectly! I took both my daughters, when they were little, to the pumpkin patch! I think I may have enjoyed it more then them!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Really love that image Connie! Gorgeous coloring and a very lovely card design too! HUGS :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Nana Connie, what a beautiful card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “The colours of Fall”. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps.

Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).


Gorgeous card Connie thank you for joining us over on
Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
Dianne xx
DT for CCK

Patti J said...

Great card! Love your scored panel! Thank you so much for joining us at Scor-Pal! Happy scoring!

karto_flana said...

A perfect pumpkin... I like Yor vision of serching it...

Thank You for joining us at Creative Fingers challange. DT Ella.

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Fairytale/Fantasy” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

Nicola Gold said...

Wonderful CAS card. I love the texture on the Kraft.
Thank-you for joining us at the Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Blog Challenge and don't forget we also have a monthly challenge over on our Facebook Group

Nicola, CCK DT (Amethyst Lily Designs)

sanpiseth40 said...

Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..

fusiafscrapping said...

Gorgeous card. Definitely your style! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog.

Helen x