Thursday 13 November 2014

So Thankful .....

... Good afternoon!  It's officially winter here in Northville.  The current temperature is 0°C (32°F) and we're not expecting to get much higher and, as I type this post, I can see snowflakes falling - albeit very small flakes!!  And we're so lucky here, folks living in the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) have had over 3ft of snow and they're not even the worst!  Anyway, enough of that, I've a card to share with you today:

So Thankful - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Gratitude for Days, Holiday Cheer
Inks: SU - Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Dies: Serendipity - Pumpkin; Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #1 and #4, Fishtail Flags STAX #2
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry; SU DP - Colour Me Autumn

I'm playing along with several challenges.  The layout is based on this week's sketch at CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#100 - it's their 100th challenge - congratulations.  Now, I'm not sure whether this will count as there's very little white space, but it is a clean, simple design - so maybe it'll be okay!!!  I might have to make another card though!  I'm also submitting to this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge - SSCB#37 where the theme is Thankful, and that's the theme at Cardz 4 Guys - C4G#11 too! 

I covered the card with this gorgeous design paper, cut panels from matching card, created the little sentiment flag and finished the front with this wonderful die cut pumpkin.  On the inside I cut another piece of design paper and added a simple greeting on the cream panel.

So Thankful inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This is for my stash of Thanksgiving cards.  Thanksgiving, which is in two weeks, is a huge event here in the USA, almost bigger than Christmas! I think I might be giving this card to a very special young man who will be arriving in Detroit on Saturday!!!  I do think that Ben and Sophie are going to have a bit of a shock as to just how cold it is here! 

I was really delighted to see that the ladies at CAS-Colours & Sketches had picked my Perfect Pear card as one of the Top Three for challenge #96 - thank you so much.  The couple were really pleased with the card.

That's it for now - see you soon.



Julie B said...

Golly Debs you have plummeted headlong into winter, hope it doesn't get any worse. Over here the weather is damp and very windy but quite warm, bizarre.
Love that DP, looks hand painted and what a great pumpkin.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

laurie said...

Beautiful card..I just love that pumpkin die!

Vicky Hayes said...

SNOW Deborah?!! That will get you into the Christmas spirit early! I love your card with that gorgeous paper and pretty die cut - and congratulations for the win with your pear card too. Enjoy Ben and Sophie's visit! Vicky x

Cazro said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card - fab colours and what a beautiful die - thanks for joining in this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

Patricia Hays said...

That pumpkin die is awesome, Deborah! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Kimbo said...

Thanks a gorgeous die cut and I love the background

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

Vickie Z said...

Love that pumpkin!! Wonderful use of the challenges!! Hope they survived the snow and cold!! So happy you joined us at Serendipity!!

Jeanne J. said...

Great mix of paper (love this from SU!) and the fancy die cut pumpkin!

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