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A Pumpkin’s Advice

Good morning everyone!

This week’s colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge is very me – rust, dark teal and cream! It also feels quite autumnal so I decided to ink up my Penny Black pumpkins stamp again. I only ever seem to use it at this time of year (here’s how I used it last year) which is a shame because it is so fun to colour.

I coloured the pumpkins using distress ink (rusty hinge and fired brink) and then masked them off before I stamped an Impression Obsession background stamp using Stazon teal ink. I embossed a sentiment from Riley and Co and finished off the card with a few Nuvo drops and some stickles!

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black holiday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Advice from a Pumpkin

Hi there!

I LOVE using pumpkins in my autumn cards and over the years, I’ve collected all sorts of pumpkins – dies, stamps, stencils, papers, stickers…. everything really! They remind me of the fabulous displays I see in the US at this time of year. So much fun!

Anyway, it looks like I’ve tried to cram in as much of my collection as possible on this card, doesn’t it (believe me, I have MUCH more!!).

I started with the background and used some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste and a Carta Bella Stencil Рlove how sparkly it is. I used a Carta Bella embossing folder on white card and then stamped a wonderful Riley and Co sentiment using the gorgeous Delicata brown shimmer ink. Such a cute sentiment stamp!!

To finish off the cars, I added a few Memory Box pumpkins that I’d coloured using my Twinkling H2Os.

I’m entering this into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – shimmer and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!


Be Safe. Eat Cake.

Hi Everyone!

For today’s card, I used a new Riley’s & Company sentiment – which I HAD to have as soon as I saw it! I have a lot of cake stamps so I have a feeling this will be appearing on quite a few cards!

I used an older stamp/die set from Simon Says Stamp which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. The background was created using some controlled ink smooshing!

Thanks for stopping by!