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)

10 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.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  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.
    Kathy
    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

  5. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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