Sunday, 25 October 2009

Happy Thanskgiving

A very good friend and my best customer asked me to make a thanksgiving card for a young couple. The girl is American and over here until January. I had no idea what thanksgiving cards look like as we don't have them over here so I trawled through a few blogs and found they have trees pumpkins, leaves etc. I remembered I had this image from my first blog candy win which turned out to be perfect for this card. All of the papers I used were also from this win. The leaves are from an Autumn die cut pack I bought in Michaels in the US, mainly for my scrapbooking. I made the flowers from scraps of paper using my new EK Success retro punches and MS punch. I printed the sentiment from the PC. This card is for several challenges which are:

Sketch and Stash Sketch and use something new
Creatalicious Use scrap DP and handmade flowers
Craft Garden Flowers
My Time to Craft Halloween Colours
Kraftin Kimmie Shades of Autumn brown, rust and green
One Stop Craft Celebration
By the Cute and Girly Autumn Glory. This is a brand new monthly challenge.

I've only had time to make one card this weekend, despite having an extra hour today. Must get back to Christmas cards tomorrow.


Kim. said...

Beautiful card, the stamp and papers are perfect for a thanks giving and autumnal card. Those leaves are ideal for both scrapping and cards. Thanks for joining in with the first challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Kim xXx

Pop's Cards said...

The image is really sweet love the papers too, hugs pops x

made by fifi said...

gorgeous colours - fab card - thanks for joining in this weeks MTTC challenge x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Such a gorgeous fallish card! Love the colours and the image! Thanks for joining the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge this week!

pinky said...

Really lovely marianne, love the papers and the leaves and pumpkins are gorgeous colours. You should enter this into by the cute and girly too, perfect for it.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the autumn colours!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Marianne love the colours and papers you've used thanks for joining us at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

Jo said...

Lovely card Marianne. Jo x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Marianne! The colours re perfect and I love the pumpkins! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Marianne, gorgeous papers and image
hugs Mandy xx

Nana Diana said...

This card is beautiful. For someone who isn't familiar with Thanksgiving cards, you did an awesome job!!

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
You did a great job on your Thanks Giving card. I love the embellishments you have added they finish your card off perfectly!
Hugs Lynsey:)

helencreaty1 said...

i love your card, great background, it looks so good, =)
have a nice week

Chrissie said...

Love your take on the sketch Marianne and what a gorgeous, warm colour combo!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

cats whiskers said...

Stunning card dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Unknown said...

Very pretty card, love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along at By the cute and Girly!

Beryl said...

Lovely Autm feel to this card and such gorgeous colours too.
Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card,a lovely colour combo and a fabulous image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Oh your fall card is just delightful to look at...the colors are so rich. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious...hope to see you next month.


Unknown said...

beautiful card hun, love the colours, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Jules said...

Hi Marianne

A beautiful card.

Lots of lovely things to look at on your card.

Gorgeous papers and a I love all lyour flowers.

Great image too!

Thank you for playing along in the first "By the Cute and Girly".

I hope you can play again next month.

Love Jules xx

Vixykins said...

Beautiful work, I love the stamp its gorgeous! Many thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and good luck x

Bec said...

This is so beautiful.. love the image.. thanks so much for playing along.. Bec xx