Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Crow and the Pumpkin

That really sounds like a child's story book...but it is my card today... The crow.. and the pumpkins.... lots of them... I created a digital sheet yesterday for Pretties by Bonnie and so I wanted to use some more of these fun pumkins... I really enjoy using them.. they are so different and you can color them very easily and also cut them out very fast.. that is the part I like the best...

So... here is the card... the CROW and the Pumpkins... 
I love to use this crow... I think it is one of my very favorite... I use to do a lot of altered books and found this one to be the BEST crow of all.. VERY magestic in all ways... just standing there and waiting to see what is going on around him... so regal...
Okay... this card was really a lot of challenges all put onto one card... in fact I think that there are 10 or so... and I had fun doing this...

I started off with the colors...Paper Romance Challenge asks for black, Pumpkin and cream... I think I have that covered...
Then there was the sketch challenge...
It is always fun to see what happens to the colors and the whole card when you pick the sketch... so I had a few ... and found this one the most fun...
The Pixie Cottage had this one... and you had to use ORANGE!!!! Fine with me...

There are so many fun challenges out today.. .that I really had a hard time limiting this... as it takes me so long with dial up to connect and link the card to each one of these... but I am having fun... and if you notice on the left side of the blog.. I am winning, and also placing in a lot of these fun challenges... so that is nice... really nice. 

Okay... for the other challenges...
Creative Belli.... to use old and forgotten embellishments... well this one is really for two challenges... I had forgotten and had not used this adorable pumpkin border by Spellbinders... so I used it with some of htat great Core dimension paper... the kind that you cand to bring the underneath color out ... love it... GREAT PAPER... they sent me a lot of it, because of being on the Design Team of Cuttlebug Challenge... so thanks again Core Dimension... there is a link to thier web on the left side also.... great paper anyway... and not because they gave it to me... I just love it..

Cupcake Inspirations... their challenge was this really gooey pumpkin on top of a chocolate cupcake... YUMMMY... oh my goodness I would love to eat that one... wow... really pile the calories on that way..
Anyway... I used the colors that I saw... since it was a VERY dark chocolate.. .I used this BLACK... oh that kind of chocolate is so delicious... wow...

A new Challenge today... Artful Affirmations... there was an ATC... really nicely done... and it was the inspirtation... I don't do ATC anymore... I use to trade with 75 gals on a monthly basis... and we would each send 3 ATC's to each... you do the math... so... I stopped after a couple of years... I had enough ATC's to paper my house with... and my house is good size... way too many... Anyway the look that she has on her card I tried to get on my card...

Really Reasonable Ribbon... use a ribbon... of course.. have you ever gone to this site and seen all the pretties... wow... when I get down on my ribbon.. I will be there in a flash... no two ways about it... if you need ribbon... take a look see ... Anyway... their challenge is FALL with a bow...

I am in a talkative mood today.. .too much chocolate!!!! We went food shopping and had an ice cream... it is not dairy... it is called Purely Decadent... and it is coconut milk... oh my goodness... what pure decadence it is too... I had Chocolate mint... and it was so good... our weekly treat... and so very nice and enjoyable... so I am a little bit hyper right now... so excuse that please...

Sentimental Sundays... have you ever been here and seen all the GREAT STAMPS, sentiments and goodies... wow... take a browsing thru there ... Their challenge this week was also Fall Card...

paper Sundaes... something from your stash... oh my ... I use something from my stash each time I make a card!!!!  I am about an hour from any store.. so everything comes from my stash.. .but I do only use this core dimension paper for 'special' cards... it is really great paper ... and I also have a book that I savor the pages
 for type... so I used a sheet of that... and also loved using my glitter on the little pumpkins...

Last but not least... Oh Alice... this week you have to use type paper... or text of some type... Love it... so that was not hard... I made the tag using type paper ... it also says Happy Fall and has a small pumpkin on it... when you use digital images you can size them any size you want... love that...

Well do you think I hit enough challenges on this one??? I might find a few more that will fit onto this card... but for right now... I am very satisfied with it...

I have to get going ... as I have to do dinner... and link all these sites to this card...
Thanks for taking a look at my card... and have a fun day... at least what is left of it...
Thanks for stopping by... I enjoy it when you visit .... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie 


  1. I love the rich and warm autumn colors. So pretty, Bonnie. We have a lot of crows around here and they are big and mean :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and didn't get too affected by that tropical storm that just passed through.

  2. what a great card and the colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  3. Love the little text tag. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

  4. i had to go back again and look for the text ,LOL-that little tag is great for our Oh, Alice challenge-have a great weekend and thanks for playing along!

  5. Spooky and Fun! Very Edgar Allen Poe! :) Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  6. this is wonderful so spooky love the take on the sketch too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  7. WOW, love your take on the sketch, and the colors. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  8. This is beautiful Bonnie, love your entire design!

    Thank you for playing along in Creative Belli's number challenge this week!

  9. Great autumn card and I love that crow image too! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!.

  10. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

  11. Wonderful fall/halloween cards - that crow is awesome!

  12. so cool! Love the background behind the crow! nice pumpkins too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  13. Such a cute little text tag! Thanks so much for joining us over at Oh ALice!

  14. Cute, cute cute. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge

  15. Hi Bonnie. I just LOVE this card!! Colors are beautiful, theme is so cute... everything is perfect!!! Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at CIC!! Please try to come again next week!!

  16. What a beautiful card, your colors and layout compliment each other beautifully! Good luck and thanks for joining us this weeks at TPC

  17. Very cool card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  18. Fantastic shading on the pumpkins and wonderful job with the image. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

  19. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining the Autumn or Fall challenge at Sentimental Sundays.


  20. Wonderful card. That Crow is just amazing and I love your colors. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  21. so nice to come to your blog and find out you played along with two of the challenges I am on a team for- Oh Alice and Paper Romance. It's actually me that thought up the colour combo for the PRC challenge so that really tickled me to see that as well. I love your card and how you tied in so many elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance AND Oh Alice xoxo