Saturday, September 22, 2012

Patchwork Pumpkins!!!

I got a bunch of Halloween & Fall stuff a few weeks ago.  I really fell in love with the Apple Cider line from Bo Bunny.   Since Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away (Oct. 8th here in Canada), I thought I better get started on my Thanksgiving cards.

As soon as I saw the pumpkin stamp from the stamp set I knew what I wanted to do.  I stamped the pumpkin on several different pieces of patterned paper and then a bunch on what card stock.  I then cut them all out and then piece them all together like puzzle pieces to form 6 different patchwork pumpkins.  I then shaded them with some grey copic markers.

For the first card I made with the pumpkins I used a fence and banner I cut out using my cricut machine.  The greeting stamp is also from the Bo Bunny "Apple Cider" stamp set.
Here is a picture of Kit sitting pretty in our craft studio.  She is sitting on top of one of her kitty condos (she has two).  She outgrew this one and we bought her a bigger one. I kept this one and put it in my studio so she had some place to play when she was in there.  She's a little too big for it but she likes to play on it to get my attention LOL!
I will post some pics of the other cards I make with the other pumpkins in a few days.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Paper Piecing

I have been super busy the last couple of weeks and haven't had much time to do any challenges (or update my blog).  I discovered that I might have enough time to take part in this weeks Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.

Since I decided to use a stamp from the Alice In Wonderland series I decided to check the Altered Alice site and see what the challenge was for this month.  Gardens & Flowers!!! So I decided to use a floral patterned paper for the card and add some prima flowers as embellishments.

Here is the card I came up with for the paper piecing challenge.  I'm not super happy with the colouring but I didn't have time to redo it.  The cup and saucer are paper pieced with the same paper that I used for the background on the card.  It is an old patterned paper called organic laurel by Bo Bunny.  I used the backside of it for the saucer.  The stamp is "the dormouse" by Kraftin' Kimmie and I coloured him with copic marker (E02, 11, 21, 23, 25 - C1 & C3 - YG 21, 23, &25).  The flowers are from prima and I used some coloured brads to put them together.  The greeting is from the dormouse stamp set as well and I stamped it with archival black ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone!!!


Class Date!!!

OMG!!! it has be 2 weeks since I updated my blog...where does the time go?  I did take a 2 part class at Scrap Arts.  The first night we made a tag book and the second class we made  the tags.  I'm almost finished decorating the book and I will post pics ASAP.

So I'm finally posting the date for the class I will be teaching at Scrap Arts.  "Tis The Season", Thursday Oct. 4th  from 6-8pm.

PS.  I haven't forgotten about updating my last post.  I just need to find the paper I wrote the info on LOL!!!