Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Count your blessing

Welcome to another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  As it is the first of the month, it is a Designer's Choice Challenge, and Patti has chosen "Count your Blessings".  Here is my card for your inspiration:

I just love these pumpkins!!  They are fun to color, but super fun to paper piece!!  I had the tall one and the wide one and just got the round one a week or so ago, so it definitely had to come out to play!  I also love this Fall paper pack as it is Fall themed, but with softer colors than your normal orange, yellow and reds.  I distressed the edges by sponging on some caramel ink and then roughing up the edges with scissors.  I also sponged the two die cuts as the white was very stark against all the muted colors.  I added a bunch of antique gold eyelets (remember those?!) to finish it all off.  I hope you will play along with us this week (actually you have all month); I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tall Pumpkin", "Wide Pumpkin", "Round Pumpkin" and "Count your blessing"
Dies:
Spellbinders: "Floral Ovals"; Verve "Charming Ovals"

Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania--hello sweet pumpkin
Shopping Our Stash #323--give thanks (I'm thankful for my family and that I live in New England where we have 4 distinct seasons, even if they do sometimes get confused!)
Crop Stop Challenge--anything goes
Dare 2 B Artzy--fall colors
Divas that Cut--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the pumpkins)

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #301-302--anything goes with snippets (all the pumpkins were cut from snippets--one was even hanging out in my bits and pieces stash)
Sweet Stampin'--autumn
Hiding in My Craft Room #320--freestyle
Alphabet Challenge--O is for Oval
Fussy and Fancy #197--shabby chic
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #122--sketch

Creative Inspirations #281--anything goes



28 comments:

joy said...

Great, great combination of patterns on the paper -- just love it.

Cheri said...

Wow, Heather!!! I can't take my eyes from this card. I love it's softness and the beautiful combination of papers. What a fabulous idea to paper piece those pumpkins...and that lacy bg make such a perfect "frame" for them.

Donna said...

This is fabulous, great design and paper piecing, just gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Very pretty! Loving the paper pieced pumpkins...so much fun! Beautifully done!

Mimi said...

I love the look of this-- almost prim. Had to laugh at your remark about the seasons-- I feel the same about the Sierra Nevada! Thank you for sharing at SOS this week.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh Heather this is gorgeous! Love the look! It is so very beautiful!
Hugs,
JO

Monica Maier said...

Love the fall theme and the pattern paper used for the pumpkins! Great layout too. Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's

Gina Knott said...

This is such a pretty card! The colours are beautiful and I love the design! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

Joanna Moore said...

Wow, wow, wow Heather! I love your gorgeous papers and how you pieced your pumpkins. It all turned out stunning! I'm so glad that you shared your work with us this fortnight. Please come back next time, because I DO love coming to your blog!
~Jo, SSW2-DT

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and papers -I love the softer colours and paper pieced pumpkins-they actually look like material
Carol x

Rene said...

This is fantastic! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
Rene

Arlene said...

What a charming card. Glad you entered this card in the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your paper pieced pumpkins, paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques to do. Love the distressing.

Cass said...

Gorgeous paper pieced pumpkins. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Heather and such super paper piecing too, a perfect card for Autumn! Love the colours and patterns as well.

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Laurie Unger said...

Cute take on the sketch and Patti's challenge!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful fall card! I love your paper pieced pumpkins and the color scheme you chose! That fancy oval frame behind them is the perfect accent!
So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog and I hope you'll join us again soon!!

Donna said...

Love your paper pieced pumpkins!
Thanks for giving thanks with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Heather! I love the paper pieced pumpkins and your fabulous layout, so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

Deneen said...

Very pretty, love how you paper pieced the pumpkins and I love the soft feel of the card. Thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania.

Julie B said...

Great paper piecing on the pumpkins.
Thanks for sharing at the Alphabet Challenge blog. :)

Jannie said...

Love your card! Love paper piercing as well!!!

Thank you for joining us in our “Hello Pumpkin” challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Cuttlebugs&Hugs
Jannie


Jannie said...

Love your card! Love paper piercing as well!!!

Thank you for joining us in our “Hello Pumpkin” challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Cuttlebugs&Hugs
Jannie


Cara said...

A fabulous card. So sorry I'm late in visiting you. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Kelly Schelske said...

What a gorgeous fall card, I love it!


Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

Hugs,
Kelly

Greta said...

Wonderful paper piecing--great card!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, Great Card!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Soniya Agarwala said...

Awesome card!! Goodluck :)