Monday, 27 October 2008

Forever Autumn DCM

The Daring Cardmakers have come over all seasonal and asked us to make something "Forever autumn".

I love autumn colours and carving pumpkins is great fun at this time of year so I decided to combine those things for my card. My pumpkin carving this year might have to be fun and festive rather than spooky as my friend's little girl really didn't like the Voldemort design I had in my porch last year and I'd hate to scare her off, she's a real cutie! I usually get my templates at Zombie Pumpkins and he has a selection of cartoon characters as well as the scary stuff so I might pick one of those!

Inviting a few friends over to help with the carving and maybe to eat pumpkin soup and pie could be a great way to celebrate the season. I used the Invitation Essentials set to do inside and out on this one.

All Things Fall
Invitation Essentials

Papaya Puree Dark (Prism Papers)
Smooth white

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Sewing machine and thread
Copic markers
Classic Circle Nestabilities

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Thanks for stopping by today!


Karen said...

hahahahahha I remember Voldemort from last year...he was very handsome!

Smashing card Joanne, the pumpkin is a lovely stamp, what did you colour it in with? X

Karen said...

oooops...just used copic markers!!

Hazel said...

Beautifully coloured pumpkin (I've now got some copics, but haven't properly used them yet - must take the plunge!)

Janice said...

Looking forward to seeing this years pumpkin, Joanne. Lovely card and beautiful colouring.

Unknown said...

Your pumpkin last year was a work of art Joanne. Can't wait to see your masterpiece this year.

I love the colouring/shading on your card. Looks fabulous!!!!

SueH said...

What amazing invitations Joanne, I can almost smell the soup!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous as usual. I loved the pumpkin last year.

Kathy said...

Joanne, the invitation looks wonderful, the colours and design are just perfect.

tracy said...

i like the sound of a pumkin party:) i like the card too :)

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous card Joanne. The colours look really well together. I could really do to pm you as I have soooo many stamping/inking questions!
We carved a witches cat last year so that it didn't scare Ben! Good luck with the carving this year Joanne. I can't wait to see it. xxx

Dru said...

I want to come - sounds like great fun. And of course I love your card - Autumn colors are just so beautiful and I really like the way you shaded the focal point to blend into the card.

Darlene said...

Fantastic card Joanne ... sounds like a great time (can I come??). Please post a photo of your carved pumpkin ... I would have loved to see last years and I'm sure this year's will be AWESOME!!!

Di said...

Fabulous work Joanne, the colour is so rich.....gorgeous xx

Dan said...

Absolutely beautiful work, as ever Joanne! You are a great ambassador for Cornish Heritage Farms, whose stamps I've long admired but not gotten around to buying (yet). I think that will soon be changing! :)