Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Bliss at The Shabby Tea Room

Hello my Shabby Tea Room Friends.....
Today at "The Shabby Tea Room" is our first "bi-weekly" post....
The Shabby Tea Room, starting this week is moving our challenges to the
"first" and "third" Monday of each month...
giving you more time to enter our challenges and twice the chance to win a prize....
We will giving "TWO" prizes each challenge!!

This challenge is all about "Autumn Bliss".....
using the inspiration photo, we ask that you include a "pumpkin".

Our TWO sponsors this week are Bugaboo Digi Stamps


For my first card using Bugaboo, I chose "Pumpkin Patch"
I printed the digital stamp 3 times on scraps of paper so I could paper piece my pumpkins.

I actually did some stitching on this card...
and luckily with the first few stitches, my bobbin broke...
I say lucky because "dumb" me had my entire card under the needle
and I now have a few tiny holes inside my card....
I almost stitched the entire thing

I added some pompom trim and a bow made out of a ribbon scrap....
my spooky fence line is from a Spellbinders die I won a few years back...
I coated the crows and kitties with glitter!

For my second card, using By Digital Paper from Janet on Etsy,
I chose "Halloween Postcard" collage sheet.

I love how this card came together with the adorable vintage image postcard!
Underneath I added a large Rosette I had made for something else...
I had to use it as it just seemed to be perfect for it!!
Under that , just peeking out is a Cheery Lynn die,,,,,
The kitty had already been cut from glitter from my stash...

the ribbon is some I recently picked up from Michaels which I added a pumpkin button to
the little sequins at the top  I made...yes really with a My Favorites Thing die
and using Shimmer Sheetz paper...they look just like the real thing!!
I did use my Zutter DIA for my background paper
 and added glitter (Stickles) to my image!!

Now, it's YOUR turn to head on over the "The Shabby Tea Room"
and see what the Design Team Shabby Girls have for you...Wow...You won't want to miss it!
And heck, why not join in this week...we have 2 "fabulous" prizes!!!

You can find my Classy Cards 'n Such post here
and my Dies R Us post here

Entering the following challenges:
Joan's Touch .... Vintage theme, distress the edges, add several layers
Craftin Desert Diva's ..... Linky Party #40 FALL
Craft-Dee Bowz .... Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion .... Harvest Time
Melonheadz Friends .... Autumn Colors
Virginia's View .... Patterned Paper


Ros Crawford said...

What fabulous cards!! I adore those patched pumpkins and your array of crows and cats and your second card is so pretty!!

Darlene said...

Holy Moly ... you've been BUSY!!! LOVE both of these cards but I think the vintage postcard is my favorite! However, I loved the cats/crows on the fence of the 1st card ... both are awesome!!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love LOVE those paper pieced pumpkins! I never think ahead to do paper piecing when I print digis. Also love the cute spooky fence, and look at that cool ribbon and button! So many cute things on one card! I have actually done that before -- stitched the card closed. Had to trim it down and layer onto another base. That was quite a long time ago and I've been very careful since. Your second card is a vintage beauty with Halloween fun thrown in! Both cards represent some very creative, awesome, enjoyable time in your craft room and make me wish I didn't have to go to work today so I could just go make something like this!

Lisa said...

My gosh, you have been busy, busy, busy!! I absolutely love your cards!! The patchwork pumpkin patch card is fabulous!! I love the fence with the critters!! The ribbon is beautiful!! And The rosette card is gorgeous!! I love the vintage image and the amazing bow!! Your mojo is definitely flowing strong!! Love both of these my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Joan Fricker said...

Very cute Diane You gave been busy. Love your vintage image. Very well put together abd great color choices too.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for thus chalkenge.

Donna Maligno said...

Especially love your postcard project with that yummy bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September challenge!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the rosette!

~amy~ said...

Such fun cards, love all your details!

Anonymous said...

Such a clever idea to paper piece the pumpkins to fit the pumpkin patch theme.Your stitching is so neat.Fantastic card.Your other card is just gorgeous with the sweet postcard and rosette deatail.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

simply monica said...

Totally fun cards and I love the pumpkin stamp the best! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz challenge blog be sure to join us next month as well. We love seeing your creations always!!

mum of two said...

So pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Autumn Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Lisa B said...

These are both incredible!! The first person I thought of when I saw that postcard was Darlene!! Knew she would love it! Love the paper piecings on the pumpkin card.

Thanks for joining our Fall Linky Party over at Craftin' Desert Divas! DT Lisa

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Adorable cards! That pumpkin patch one is so fun!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Autumn Colors Challenge!