Cricut Pumpkin and House Mouse "Mouse Carrot"

It's been a while since I've made a card so tonight I decided to play with a new House Mouse stamp "Mouse Carrot". The pumpkin card shape and layers were cut using my Cricut from Bazzill Bling and Basic Grey patterned papers. The image is coloured with Copic markers, and I used Tim Holtz Marmalade Distress Ink around the edge. It is cut with a circle Nestie, and layered on a scalloped circle Nestie popped up with foam dots. A bit of orange floss, rafia ribbon, and halloween ribbon tag completes the card.



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Flower Soft card class at Fargo Cat Designs

This afternoon I went to a Flower Soft card class taught by Deborah at her shop Fargo Cat Designs. My friend Marilyn and her SIL Sandra also attended.

We each made a very cute 3D pop-up christmas card. There are two designs in the kit featuring a girl and dog looking through the store window, and a boy holding a small child. The "snow" on the window is Flower Soft Polar White. The edging around the border of the card is Ultra Fine Silver Peel Offs. I thought this was much easier than the old way of using Krylon edging pens!

Here's is a close-up of the 3-D effect and the snow:

It was a fun afternoon! Now I can't wait to tackle other Flower Soft projects.


Back to stamping and Penny Black challenge #117

We are now home from the cottage after a wonderful summer, particularly last week with temps in the 30C to 33C range (high 90's for those of you who use fahrenheit). It was unseasonal weather for early September in Nova Scotia, but nice to have those final beach days for swimming. The ocean is very warm. Hurricane Earl blew through on Saturday resulting in five trees that crashed,luckily none near the cottage, although two did block the road in the lane. DH spent the day yesterday manning the chain saw in order to clear the road. The power was out from 2:00pm until 11:30 pm. Crazy me...I sort of like storms! Both DH and I curled up with books (we are reading the Steig Larsson series Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Girl who Played with Fire and I'm on the last one-Girl who Stirred the Hornets Nest) while watching the huge waves on the beach, the rain slashing down and wind stirring the trees. After dark, we lit the kerosene lamps and candles. Supper was courtesy the barbeque!

Today I spent the morning unpacking, putting away groceries, and washing bedding, towels, etc. Already our dog Penny is bored being back at home in town and having to be tied up - no more swims and romps on the beach, Sigh! LOL.

OK, you're saying, enough with the rambling....on with the challenges!

The main Challenge is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #117 using colours Brown, Cream and Purple, following the sketch by Mojo Monday #155which I turned sideways. The image is from the acrylic PB Allegro series of flowers, product #30-033. I coloured the hydrangea with SU markers, then "huffed" on the image before stamping creating a watercoloured effect. The verse is not PB. I also used Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug "Damask Frame" embossing folder on the right edge,a decorative corner punch, cream lace, ribbon, and pearls to complete the card. Patterned Papers are scraps, and layer is Bazzill burgundy, although it looks brown in the pic

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Penny Black Saturday
Week #117 - Colours Brown, Cream & Purple

Mojo Monday #155 - Sketch (turned sideways)

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