Trick or Treat

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends 🙂  Best advice for Thanksgiving that I can give: eat the turkey, don’t BE the turkey…..and remember that there is so very much to be grateful for <3

I have another Halloween card here, using one of Aurora Wings‘ Sprites…Pumpkin Sprite. I colored this up with my SN markers, and couldn’t help smiling as I did so, because a memory from when I was a child came to me.  I was playing outside on our farm, and ventured into the garden, when I saw these gorgeous yellow orange flowers.  They were mostly hidden by the big leaves of the plant, so I didn’t see any reason that I couldn’t pick a bouquet and surprise my mom.  After figuring out a way to avoid prickling myself, I managed to pick ALL of the flowers, and ran into the house with my surprise.  The look on my Mom’s face!!!  She wasn’t too appreciative that I had just gifted her with her pumpkin crop…..long before it was pumpkins, or a crop!!  To this day, I love the blooms of a pumpkin, but now, I know better than to pick!!

Ok, enough of a trip down memory lane….after coloring, I fussy cut the Sprite and the kitty out, and set them aside.  I used some Black Magic CS, with the green core, for the background.  I hand embossed around a die to make a simple frame on the card, then VERY carefully sanded it.  I swiped the sandpaper around the edges, then stuck the image down.  I dug out my alpha punches (!!!) for the sentiment, and added a few yellow sequins.  Everything was placed on a yellow orange card base 🙂

I’d like to enter the following with this:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 40 ATG

Lemon Shortbread – #51 ATG

Inspiration Destination – ATG #135

Double D Challenges – Fright Night Challenge (I used the colors, and the “feel” as inspiration)

9 thoughts on “Trick or Treat”

  1. LOL your story was so cute … honest mistake on your part! LOL My sister once brought my mom a bouquet of ‘skunk cabbage’ from our woods. She wasn’t too keen on it but put them in a vase and sat them out on the front porch … no one wants their kitchen smelling like skunks! LOL Another honest mistake!
    Your card is adorable and I love the design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Fright Night’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  3. Awww, what a cute story, Susan! I can see why this little guy brings back memories. Love your fabulous coloring and how he pops against the black and what a brilliant what to add a frame. I must try that technique. Great fussy cutting, too. I’d actually forgotten that he has a kitty with him.
    Thanks so much for joining our CAS challenge at Aurora Wings and Happy Thanksgiving. xxD

  4. I love your story of the bouquet of pumpkin blooms, Susan! Thank you for sharing. Your card is beautiful with a clean, bold design that oozes with cuteness! Lovely coloring on the Pumpkin Sprite and her kitty. Thank you for joining us for the CAS challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

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