Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thankfully Simple

Here is my second card for my application to the Design Team at My Time Made Easy. Go here to see my other entry.

I love MTME's images! And I love challenging myself to make the DT. It's so much fun to work toward a goal. My goal is to make it onto this team!

 This image is from their set called, Thankful. I had so much fun with it. For this card, I used Pretty Palette 67 and Pretty Patterns Sketch 67.

MTMEPPS67                             MTMEPPC67

I decided use a paper piecing technique. I printed the image on two different B&T papers from my "vintage" CTMH stash. I simply attached two pieces of the B&T to a sheet of computer paper, where the images would print. This is easy to do with removable adhesive. This way, you save your decorator paper. I also used a piece of CTMH paper for the decorative strip. I sewed it with my Singer. The striped cs is from Tres Jolie. The brads are from Michael's.

First I used my cloud stencil from CTMH to chalk a sky. I then colored the pumpkin with a Prismacolor marker in Spanish Orange. Next, I attached the pumpkin strips, using dimensional adhesive for the swirl pieces. Wire was curled around a paintbrush handle, and added through a small hole in the top of the pumpkin. I taped it in place on the back. The stem is colored with marker.


I love this technique for sentiments. I found it on Michelle Pearson's blog. She does it well. Great idea when using digital images. 

The layout is from My Time Made Easy. So is the color palette

This is the inside of the card. The stripes will help with the message writing.

I am also entering this card in some challenges:

My Time Made Easy - Pretty Palettes (colors)
My Time Made Easy - Pretty Patterns Sketch
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Bright and Cheerful
Aud Sentiments - Tag It!
Digi Doodle Shop - Let's Get Stripey!
DL Art - Anything Thankful
My Heart Pieces - Use a square or circle
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Use Stitching
Do You Stack Up - For a Friend
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

I hope you like what you see, and I REALLY hope the ladies at My Time Made Easy like what THEY see!
Wish me luck....


  1. I am loving your pumpkin and the dimension that you gave it! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTME pretty palette and good luck! :0)

  2. fabulous card ,love the image and the colours are fab...good luck with the DT entries...they would be lucky to have you
    thanks for joining us at digi doodle and good luck

  3. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

  4. thanks for the shout out! I love your paper pieced pumpkin, gorgeous card! Good luck on your DT endeavors! :)

  5. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud

  6. Love the paper piecing!

    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  7. This is simple and creative, nice work. Thank You for participating at My Heart Pieces hope to see you again next week and dont forget to check back if you are the winner.

  8. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  10. The pumpkin is awesome! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  11. Brilliant pumpkin! Love the colours too. Thanks for joining this weeks Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.
    Lorraine x

  12. super sweet card and got me into the spirit for fall! good luck with all your entries!

  13. This is a super card Bev.Love the variety of techniques you have used. Good luck with the DT.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck.
    Sheryl xx

  14. What a wonderful card, love every detail!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  15. What a cool card! . I love your paperpiecing!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  16. Great card.. Love the paper piecing! Really adds dimension! Love the papers you used.. that pumpkin is just adorable!!
    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time! Good luck.. hope to see you next week!
    - Susan
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge Blog

  17. I absolutely love what you did with the pumpkin! Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques! And the sentiment is very cool as well! Thanks for entering our DT call!

  18. Very pretty Autumn card!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!


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