Monday, October 17, 2011

♥ Pumpkins...Flowers....Harvest ♥

The weather and temps have been wonderful here lately. Low 70's during the day....cooler at night. Pumpkins, Cornstalks and Bales of Hay are everywhere! Autumn is finally here!! Yay! My favorite time of the year!

This week's theme at The Shabby Tea Room is called "Pumpkin Garden". Isn't that a lovely title! For the challenge you must use the colors in the inspiration photo (see below) and also use a dry embossed element.

I chose this beautiful Daisy and Swirl Embossing folder to use on my base card. After I embossed it, I ran some pastel chalks over the raised areas for more effect. I also used a Dots folder for the darker orange cardstock. The gorgeous flowers are by Prima and are called Gillian Cider. And the beautiful Flower stamp is by Inkadinkado.

To finish it off I added a raffia bow, button, sentiment tag, ribbon, Liquid Pearls and lots of glitter!

The winner of this week's challenge will win a $15 Gift Certificate to our sponsor Classy Cards 'n Such! They have a wonderful selection of all kinds of goodies!! And the owner Beverly is really sweet too! Check them out!!

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo~

Don't forget to visit the rest of the {Super-talented} Shabby Girls too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie
Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

And finally since we are talking Autumn....I thought I'd share a pic of our front door this year. I since added a few giant pumpkins to the mix since taking this pic. Just love Fall!

Have a wonderful day!! ♥ And a HUGE Thank You to everyone for voting for me in the Practical Scrappers Card Making Contest!! I really appreciate it! I just made it to the 3rd Round!! Woo-Hoo! :) ♥


Crafty Loops said...

Well done Melissa, so glad you made it to the next round. I have of course been voting each time for you. I love your front door, looks amazing. Halloween isnt a massive thing here in Northern Ireland. Kids still go around the doors and some houses put up decorations but it certainly isnt celebrated as much as I would love for it to be. I love your card, it is really gorgeous. I love the flowers and the embossing is stunning. Lee xx

Kelly Massman said...

This is gorgeous! Congrats!

Annette Allen said...

aww your card is amazing and I really love how you decorated your front door... very festive..

Cindy Holshouser said...

How beautiful Melissa. Love the raffia bow with all of those embossed elements. Also - I voted for your gorgoues baby card!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card Melissa!! :-) Love the front door too :-)

Cheri W said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! Gets me in the Fall mood.

Bernie said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the raffia bow so perfect for this card.
Blessings Bernie

Luanne said...

very lovely! card. great color and love your house


purple_pea_fran said...

Beautiful card, love the raffia bow. Your front door arrangement is pretty fabulous too! Fran x

Paige Taylor Evans said...

Gorgeous card! And your front porch is picture perfect!