Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Give Thanks DT Card

Hello, and welcome!

It is so good to be back, and I'm really looking forward to getting as much crafting jammed into this next few weeks, as possible!
I'm sure many of you will agree that the act of sitting and creating something is a wonderful kind of therapy, and I've missed it sorely.
Getting into my craft room is usually the only time that I get to myself........and, as much as I love my children and grandchildren, I need that time, whether it's to make a card, put a few stitches into a quilt, or do some family history research on the pc........just sayin', lol.

Being a member of the Design Team over at Stretch 'n' Bubbles has kept me in the loop, because I was determined to at least make my weekly DT card, even if there wasn't time, or the inclination, to do anything a big Thank You to Alison, Pauline, Bonnie, Lisa, Pandy, Marcy, and Anna, for their support and ladies are the best!

Onto this week's creation...........and today I've used the Give Thanks Words image, all ready for Thanksgiving........and I truly wish that this country had this special day in its calendar, because we should all pause, and take the time to consider how we are blessed, and how we might bless others...........

Here's the card......

Sweet and simple is how I would describe this 'un......used a cream card base, layered a piece of brown card that I'd embossed with a Fiskar's diamond texture board, and popped a piece of Nitwits patchwork paper on top....... the sentiment labels were made using a really old Fiskar's template.........the dark blue spotty paper is Nitwits, too....

The little guy is coloured up with my Promarkers (missed my PMs, lol), and he's all decked out in his jewelled finery (poor ickle guy thinks he's the guest, instead of the main course....haaaaa!)......

The heart button is from my stash, and has some blue and white baker's twine threaded through..........

Pumpkin is from my stash, and I popped some "straw" behind, for texture..........

Button leaves from that same a boxful of autumn buttons, heehee.........

Don't know what this stuff is really called, but I call it my it on a roll that I can cut to size, and it colours up with Promarkers beautifully.....stuck it onto brown grograin ribbon for more texture........

And there ya go........done!

Thanks for stopping by, and pleeeeease come back!

Challenges: Recipe (1 pumpkin/3 buttons/2 word sentiment)


Anne-Marie x


  1. One word - cute. Good to see you back ;)

  2. Wonderful card, I have not seen this colour combo before, you even got a little purple in it. lol (the little heart looks purple on my screen anyway, just say'n..).
    I agree about having a special day for givine "Thanks".

  3. Great colors on the turkey AnneMarie - and agreeing with B: nice to have you back in blogland :o)

  4. Lovely to see you back Anne Marie it's been quiet with out you lol Great card and I love the colours you have used can't wait to see more of your creations and yes we all need some me time every now and then
    Jacki xx

  5. I love how you have the turkey in the text.. thanks for playing in our border, bird and button challenge at Cooking it up with Katie

  6. What a delightful card! Love that turkey with his jewels on. Great buttons! Thanks so much for cooking with us at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see your wonderful stuff again next week.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  7. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA hope you can join us again soon, good luck x

  8. Adorable!!!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Variety!

  9. i should come to the UK just to shop. your embellies are just fabulous - as is the card!

    hugs :)

  10. This is great. I really love the pops of blue against the rich fall colors. So glad you linked this to the Shabby Tea Room challenge this week.

  11. This is AWESOME! Loce the touches of bling! Thanks for sharing with us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

  12. This is absolutely adorable, and it puts me in mind of the quilt you made for Bevan, which is also quite an accomplishment. It's so hard to have your family move away from you, and I'm sorry. I'm lucky to have my son within driving distance, at least.

  13. This is a lovely card, love all the detail with the embellishments.

    Thank you for playing along with the CYDA Halloween Colours challenge.


    Joanne xx

  14. Love it, cute little turkey and rich earthy colours. A beauty.

  15. Great card, love the turkey bling and the wonderweb, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  16. Wow. This card is so striking. I love the punch the blue gives it. Love all of your accessories. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.