Thursday 27 October 2011

Pumpkin Pie anyone?

That title (taken from the sentiment on today's card) has reminded me of a recipe to dig out and share! I trotted home from Sainsbury's yesterday afternoon proudly bearing a pumpkin - so this morning there will be a wrestling match between said pumpkin and I in the kitchen. If I win, tomorrow's recipe will be something a bit different to Pumpkin Pie or Soup - if I lose then the recipe will be something else and the subject will never be raised again, snort, snort!! My optimistic OH has already smartly remarked that he awaits the outcome with bated breath - and the First Aid kit to hand :(

Back to today's card, during Tuesday's 'photo rescue' service here that I posted about yesterday, I started this card and just finished it yesterday morning:

Oh my life, this could be me after the wrestling match!! I love this stamp and am ashamed to admit I don't fully recall where it came from - I suspect it was from my friend Bernie?

I used:

- white linen 6" x 6" card stock

- Penny Black 'Apprentice' stamp, coloured using Pro Markers to match the papers I'd already selected

- patterned papers free with a recent issue of Making Cards magazine

- black, orange and green snippets from the snippets folder

- sentiment stamp from Pink Gem Designs

- orange gingham ribbon from stash

- tiny little star shaped gems on the witches hat from Papermania, also from stash

As I used more snippets - yay, that snippets folder is the first place I check now - I'm entering this into Jules Crafty Snippets Challenge Week 42

I'd also like to enter it into the following challenge:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - week 174 - 'Too Cute to Spook'

I can't see these two cuties spooking anyone!

Last, but not least, although it will be the last of these for now - here's the box of Wedding Save The Date cards and envelopes, all prettied up in an A4 plastic box and tissues paper ready for collection :))

Back tomorrow with a recipe for Friday Feast - pumpkin or otherwise!



  1. Fab card, love the colour combo. can't wait to see your creation and will be holding my breath until you reveal all

  2. Fab fun card Di. Good luck with the wrestling match. I shall be round later with the plasters :-)
    Such pretty presentation for the envelopes :-)
    Check out my blog for a giggle.
    A x

  3. Pumpkin pie sounds good to me. Do you roast your pumpkin in chunks then scoop flesh off? Saw that on a tv prog. somewhere and thought it would be easier than trying to peel a pumpkin - lol. x Jo

  4. Hi Di

    Scary use of snippets this week LOL!!!

    Fabby image and gorgeous colours

    I must admit I have some halloween snippets in my collection from some DT work I did in the past.

    Not sure what will happen with those as I don't even send halloween cards!!! Now there's a snippet challenge!! LOL!!!

    Your wedding stationery looks gorgeous all prettied up ready for collection.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely snippet make in the playground again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. LOVE that PB image for Hallowe'en. Great colouring too!

    Like your wedding stationery package too.


  6. Hi Di, Another fabby card! gorgeous Hallowen image from P/B and your colouring is beautifully done, love the background to the card those bats look like they will be flying over anytime now! and the colour of your ribbon and nestie are well matched the whole card is just beautiful Di another creation which is so inspiring :) Sandra H

  7. Too cute to spook indeed. Fab card, thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black,

    Liz x

  8. Fabulous cute Halloween card.

  9. Such a cute card, love the green backing paper with the bats, brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  10. Lord you're very brave buying a real pumpkin! I can buy pureed pumpkin in a tin with nothing added over here, but obviously they've been doing the whole Fall/Thanksgiving a lot longer than we have!! *snort*. Love that card, I stamped a PB Halloween image but haven't felt much like card making this week so I've been knitting instead!


  11. Sweet spooky card! I love the image - she's lovely!
    I've recently read about these pumpkins you can buy that are simply HUGE! You didn't buy one of those did you...? I have thoughts of you trying to wrestle a humungous pumpkin out of the Sainsburys exit doors and onto a trailer *lol*

  12. Great snippet make Di, love the papers. Carol x

  13. great image and papers , fab snippet make x

  14. That is one fun image! What gorgeous colours you've used, too! Hooray for snippets - my snippet box is now the first place I look, too, thanks to Jules's great challenge!

    luv, Mags x


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