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11/06/2014

DeeDee's Pilgrim Owls

Good morning. Thanks for stopping in for a visit on a gloomy drizzly Thursday morning. Let's start the visit with a welcome to 2 new lovely followers:

Charlene of Expresstions of me! and Linda of Lovely Linda's Craft Central. I think you'd certainly enjoy taking a few minutes to pop by and say Hello to these very talented ladies and at the same time enjoy a stroll through some inspiring posts! Thanks, Charlene and Linda for taking time to become followers & leave comments. I love making new friends - and it's fascinating to know that my friends live all over the world. As I've said before, to me - that's the most fun part about this blog hobby.

Now, on to the card for today. Took me forever to get it finished, and I just don't know why, because it was an easy card to assemble. These digi files are so very easy to use and make a quick card if you're pressed for time. But every day when I'd say 'Today I'll finish it', something would get in the way. So here goes!


- DeeDee's precolored digi Pilgrim Owls were printed twice. One set was die cut with S/B Labels 4 Gold, sponged with DI Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade. Set #2 shaded with some copics and WoS for a little glitz, then fussy cut, shaped a bit, then adhered to Set #1 on the label.

- Background papers were from an 8x8 G45 Autumn pack, and the pumpkin border was the reverse side of the green paper. Seemed a bit busy for a background for these cute little pilgrim. A S/Binder Curved bracket die cut each side of the border.

- There are some gold Starform sticker leaves over this border, but don't seem to show well in the photo. The lower right pumpkins were also a Starform sticker outline. Adhered the sticker outline to Sookwang (double sided tape) applied over a snippet of c/s, and then used various shades of Ritz glitter on the sections to create some shading.

- PBlack Words of Gratitude sentiment die cut from 3 layers of white snippets. After gluing together, used a gold Pentel pen to color. Now check out the little purple corner candees....these were sent recently by my sweet child, Brenda, of Friends Craftin' with Friends.  Brenda made a bunch of candees by melting pony beads.  Wasn't she kind to send me some, since I've not tried that as yet. Thanks, Brenda for being such a good friend. (BTW, Brenda & I have never met face-to-face. She was one of the first crafters I met in Blogland, and we share so much in common - aside from age! - that we decided she must be my 'other child'. Friendships are a treasure).

DeeDee's Digis is sponsoring Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog this week (Nov 5th - Nov 11th) and the challenge is Creative Corners. I rarely think to use decorative corners and this will get me  out of my comfort zone. Also there's an awfully cute festive digi available for the November Challenge & you can find out how easy it is to collect this holiday image if you follow the links. Hope you will come play at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code from Deedee's Digis. Which would be AWESOME since she just added more cute items to the store....check them out in the Newest Releases Section. The DT have already posted some adorable cards to start the MoJo. (which if you're like I've been lately, really needs a jumpstart!). I love the newest designs, so will have to get myself jump-started and get over this 'slump'.

Second, there is a new freebie that has been added to the shop. "Checked Recipe Cards" is now available for you in the "Try Before You Buy" area of the shop. For those who do lots of baking this time of year, especially gift items, so these might be helpful to have around. This set also coordinates well with this month's featured set -- "Mix it Up," and might be a fun addition to your challenge creations this month. Enjoy! ;-)

Also do be sure to check out the Cards by Friends section at the top of this post to see another cute Halloween card - that came along with the Candees to cheer us for Halloween.

OK, that's it...a long post. Thanks for joining me this morning. We're out of the house again today, as soon as I get this post finished and get ready to be seen in public. So you have a wonderful day, and remember...only one more day until the weekend. My, how 2014 has flashed by. Come again soon...Big Hugs

Edit: One of my sweet blog buddies advised this could play in the current  November Challenge #5 going on at Scrapy Land. (Thanks Donna). You might want to give a check because if you're using product brands that Scrapy Land markets, your card could be eligible to enter. I saw some terrifically gorgeous cards when I dashed over to link up.

33 comments:

Lisa said...

This is both adorable and gorgeous at the same time, Mary!! The image is so cute!! How sweet they are!! I love all of the details you added, like those amazing pumpkins!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Mary, this is fabulous! Just screams FALL all over. Love the bright colors on this and the little enamel dots! Yep, Brenda has me making them now too. They're so cute and when Jim saw them come out of the oven he thought they were candy and wanted to eat them! LOL!
Have a great day.
Lynn

Carol said...

Super card Mary, great colours. Carol x

Sarah said...

I love this fabulous seasonal card Mary and I'm glad I'm not the only one who has days like that. Full of plans that never quite happen due to diversions along the way. Hope you have a good day out xx

Sue said...

Loving the card.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Mary, I know this took you a while to finish but it was well worth the time. You did fabulous job with these precious "owl pilgrims". I really like the vibrant colors your have used here with your pumpkins and gems. Very festive. Have a good day.

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary. I do like Deedee's Digis.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Your "flame tree" in the below post is gorgeous! (and so are your cards) so pretty - this one is adorable - Love your choice of colors and that the little pilgrim owls are carrying goodies with them. I hope you will put this card in the Scrapy Land Challenge as it is perfect! hugs, de

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
well you know how much I just love owls, so this a perfect one for me.
Such a different idea them being like that and they are real cute.
Love your paper used, and so wonderful and bright for a miserable day, which we have also been having too.
We had our first bad frost last night. -1
So I suppose winter is on it's way.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lori Kobular said...

I just love those adorable owls!! They are so darn cute! I also love the dies that you used and this very pretty card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #5!!

Margaret said...

such cute owls :)

Margaret xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely couple and what a great card with all those fabulous embellishments.

Kath x

Maxine D said...

Mary this is a gorgeous card - love the owl couple and the way you have used both sides of the paper.
Lovely Linda was one of my first blogland friends - she is a real sweetie!
Blessings
Maxine

Faith A said...

LOVE it, Deedee's digis are so easy to work with.

pam said...

hi Mary, how sweet is your image, love the design and embellishments and colours.
pam

Pat said...

I love those owls Mary and the pretty die cut they are sitting on, and the gorgeous rich autumnal shades of the pumpkins and leaves are enhanced so beautifully by that green bp and the lovely font of the die cut sentiment. x

Veerle said...

I love that vibrant green on your card Mary. As I keep saying I should use more often green. Mary my sweet friend I also wanted to thank you for your comforting sympathy words on my In Memoriam blog post for aunt Lili. Thank you so much. This sunday we will see the girls a last time before they fly back to Australia. Have a nice day big hug from Veerle xxx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love owls, so cute ...great card
bibiana

Deepti said...

Awww so cute, that image is adorable and ur coloring made it so lively :)

Benzi said...

The owls are just so cute and this is really a Fall creation with all the wonderful leaves and pumpkins. Gosh, your second child did a great job with those purple candees. They really looks like enamel dots, which I love.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well these little owls certainly have a lot to be thankful for! They are adorable and surrounded by nature's bounty - full of gorgeous fall color! Love the pumpkins and the pony bead dots - I saw that tutorial too, but also haven't had the nerve to try it!!

Mrs A. said...

Your pumpkins is amazing. love the colours and your image is so jolly looking. Thank you for the info about the free recipe cards. I need to send a recipe as part of a swap package I'm currently doing for Christmas so this will be ideal for sending. No doubt a few other goodies will drop into my basket too. lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

I'm glad you are enjoying the enamel dots Momma Mary! You are a great momma to me and I can't wait till the day we can meet in person!! I love, love this cute card! Those owls are adorable dressed up as pilgrims. I love the papers you used and I love those pumpkins and leaves and such. You put a lot of attention to detail in this one! Now I need to check out DeeDee's deigi's, it's been a while since I've popped over there. Big hugs, Brenda

rachel said...

these are so cute Mary - fabulous make. Hugs Rachel x

crafty-stamper said...

love the Pilgrim owls and beautiful pumpkin border
carol x

MagsB said...

Soooo cute! And, boy, do I know what you mean about being distracted and dragged away from putting a card together! It's just taken me 2 days to put together a Shaker card - the ironing, washing, cooking and watching a Fred Astaire movie all got in the way!!!!!

love Mags B x

Bonnie said...

These Pilgrim owls are delightful, Mary! Love the Thankful die cut and the pumpkins too!

Kim Heggins said...

So so cute! I love your sweet little pilgrims.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your owls are sooooo cute, Mary!!!! I love the cheerful dotty green bg and all the amazing detail!! Love the gold die-cut pumpkins and the lovely sentiment!! The purple pearls provide just the right finishing touch!!! Such a lovely happy card!!!!
Hope your day was great!!!
Hugz

Raechelle Bellus said...

What a lovely card! The images are darling. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land!

Pumpy said...

Owls always make a good subject, love this card. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is so cute Mary, you've done a great job, as always! Hazel xx