Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hey Pumpkin!

Happy Saturday everyone!   We had a beautiful fall day here in New England -  Kent and I went to a local orchard for some apples and delicious warm cider doughnuts - Yum!!    Then we walked the bike path here in town to pretend we worked off all the doughnut calories!
Before we left for our fall adventure - I managed to create two cards. (don't we always!?!)

My first card was made for the Addicted to CAS challenge - Code Word Autumn/Fall and I used the Less is More Sketch for my design.

And here is my card for these challenges.
I used a brand new little stamp set I just got from PaperTrey Ink - called Polka Dot Parade #8 using it's coordinating die set to cut the pumpkin, stem and leaves.  I used a Spellbinders Hexagon die to cut out the shape and layered some patterned paper behind it.  I punched the 'Hey' with a 3/4" circle then snipped off the bottom to layer it over the PUMPKIN sentiment.  My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

My 2nd card was made for the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge - which was a color challenge this week.  You had to use at least 3 of the colors.
 I made a Halloween card with these colors -  and while mine are not as bright as the inspiration -  I did get them all in -  orange, red, purple 2 greens and a lavender.
I used two Waltzingmouse stamp sets for my card -  Candy Wagon (along with a free WMS cut file for the wagon) and Halloween Party. 
I used two fun little stamps for the background - a leafy stem and a triple star stamp in the sky.
I hope you'll join in on the Waltzingmouse Fanatics color challenge -   you have until 10/3 to link up your card!

Hey Pumpkin:
Stamps:  Polka Dot Parade #8 - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  White - PTI, DP Authentique/Enchanted
Ink:  Versafine Spanish Moss and Habanero, Memento Potters Clay
Accessories:  3/4" circle punch - EK Success, foam dots, pumpkin die - PTI, Hexagon die - Spellbinders.

Spooky Treats:
Stamps:  Candy Wagon, Halloween Party - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento New Sprout, Pear Tart and Lady Bug, Ranger Distress Milled Lavender, Versafine Imperial Purple and Habanero
Accessories:  foam dots, enamel dots - My Mind's Eye, candy wagon cut file - Waltzingmouse.


Annette Allen said...

Hey cute pumpkins.. these are adorable..

Kylie said...

LOVE the pumpkin! Lovely and CAS! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Mona Pendleton said...

What fun cards Julia! Lovin' all the pumpkins!

Lizy Bartaby said...

Loving all the pumpkins Julia! Great autumnal cards! :)
Lizy xx (LIM GDT)

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards especially love the pumpkins so pretty. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS again julia and good luck.


Stamping With Bibiana said...

both cards are so nice, but the 1st is my fav. I like all those polka dots and that hexagon centers your image so well, thanks for sharing bibiana

Pat (mspfd) said...

Cute cards, Julia! Love your interpretation of the sketch. Your second card is a beauty...What a wonderful cut file and fabulous stamped scene.

Maria said...

Very pretty fall cards! Love those pumpkins!

Mary Marsh said...

2 really cute cards Julia and the orchard sounds like fun-doughnuts that is definitely a yum!!

Craftilicious said...

Both your cards are gorgeous but I adore the one you made for our Fanatics challenge! The candy wagon works so well for Halloween.
Thanks so much for helping us spread the word of the challenge :-)


Love the CAS design Julia - the hexagon aperture is a great way to display that beautiful Pumpkin!

Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia x

Deborah Frings said...

A world of Halloween goodness - they are both super cards, but I really love the one for our colour challenge! I do like the candy waggon!! Thanks so much for playing along with WM Fanatics challenge!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful cards, just love the pumpkins :)

sandi said...

Your cards are fabulous! Both brought a smile to my face.....wonderful!

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards Julia, I love the stamped background using the witches wand sparks! So clever!

Chrissie said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Asha said...

Love how those pumpkins re falling off the cart. So cute!
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Two fabulous cards! Especially love the pumpkin card with the colors ... and the polka-dot sentiment - adorable! Loll xx

Anonymous said...

Hello there-Fabby cards! I love the Pumpkin on the background looks great-oh,and I will take a warm cider doughnut please-Oh,Yum!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card and that pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of year and going to the orchard is always on the to do list.

Claire said...

I think I must be colour blind Julia as I thought the middle colour was dark brown...oops! Love your spooky card...especially with the lavender!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE both but the treat cart with pumpkins is my FAV!

Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are super cute, Julia!!!! I'm lovin all the pumpkins and other fall details!!! It's almost time for us to take Grands to the pumpkin farms...we have 3 around here and they all have different things to see and do...I just love fall!!!