Thursday 26 November 2015

TMR - Theme .....

... Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  I'm running a day late with today's card - it's my card for our challenge at The Male Room - and I really must apologise to my team mates for being late!  For the next couple of weeks we'd like to see your masculine style projects based on the theme of THANKS/THANKSGIVING.  Here's my card:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments #6; Waltzingmouse - Scandi Doodle Christmas; Stampin' Up! - Lighthearted Leaves, Endless Thanks
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; SU DP - Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry; Copic Markers; Clear Embossing Powder

I've used the colour from Colour Q Challenge - cQc#318 as they work perfectly for a masculine style card, and also they are so warm.  I made the base from crumb cake card.  I cut a panel of white card slightly smaller and stamped the wreath directly on the card and coloured it with Copic markers.  I stamped the word "thanks" onto three colours of design paper and on the white panel, embossing them all with clear powder.  I cut the letters out and adhered them to the card and finished by adding a small phrase for the whole sentiment.  On the inside I cut a panel of white card, added a greeting and some colourful leaves.

Thanks inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThanks sq- photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do visit our blog to check out the inspiration projects from our Guest Designer, Vicki, and from the rest of the team too - ranging from vintage to CAS.  You've got plenty of time to play along with us, the deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 8th December (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Last year Thanksgiving was absolutely freezing - actually below freezing!!  Ben (our son) and his girlfriend Sophie were here on holiday and we went to downtown Detroit to watch the Thanksgiving Parade - which was great fun.  Here are some photos from last year.

Thanksgiving 2014 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving 2014 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving 2014 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving 2014 4 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving 2014 5 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving 2014 16- photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thanksgiving Day this year is just Jonathan, Kat and me and we're having a very lazy day.  We watched the parade on TV - it was so mild by comparison to last year 11C!!!  That's all for now - have a really good day.  See you soon.



*Vicki* said...

Oh my your card is GORGEOUS! Love the Fall colors and the wreath design as well as the paper pieced "Thanks" word!! Worth the wait on this card! :) Looks like a fun parade and I bet your were all so cold!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend! HUGS

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deborah. Loving the Uniko thanks paper pieced, sets off that wreath a treat.

Rocky said...

I love the paper piecing, looks great, as do all those people dressed as turkeys!! Great pics!

Amy White said...

Lovely card - great use of these colours! Love how you've decorated the inside too! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card and take on the CQC colors! Thank you for joining us!

sue t. said...

Deborah- this card is stunning. I have no words. love, love, love it!!!

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