Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friends with chocolate....

I saw that a couple of my favorite challenge blogs have calls out for Design Team members.  Bitten by the Bug 2 has a call for a long term member.  Mo Manning's challenge site, Bronte and Bella's Challenge Blog has a call for a 3 month long guest spot.  Being on either of these teams would be a huge honor given the beautiful and creative projects I've always seen from their current DT's.
So today, I thought I would do a project that could be submitted for consideration at both places.

Mo Manning's "Chocolate Smile" is an image I've been really wanting to use.  How cute can one image possibly be?  I mean, look at that face!

The main sentiment is from Inkadinkado's Friendly Advice: Kid Quotes stamp set.  For this project I didn't use the name of the child being quoted.  In order to give full credit, her name is Sophie Diehl and she was 11 when she said this.  I like the way Sophie thinks!  The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from a cheapie stamp that I can't remember where I got it.  Both were stamped using Colorbox olive ink.  I smudged the main sentiment a little as I was punching it out but I liked the result so I did the same with the other.  

The base of the card is from Cricut's Create a Critter.  The pumpkin was cut a 5 1/2".  I cut 3 and put them together as an easel card.
(Yes, I know there are other kinds of cards...I just love those easels.)  The frame little cutey-patooty is sitting on is from Elegant Edges and was cut at 4 1/4".  I used Art Nouveau for the leaves.  They're from the base cut of the sunflower.  After cutting it at 5", I just snipped the leaves off of the stems.  I decided to use those because I thought they most resembled pumpkin leaves.  I used a stylus to give veins to the leaves and the stem of the pumpkin.  The stem was hand-cut.

The flowers, beads, and seam binding were all from my stash.  The image was colored using my ProMarkers.  The DSP is from Recollections' Habitat stack.  Love that stack!  I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, and Spiced Marmalade in various places around the card.

I have to say that I'm quite pleased with today's card.  I'm not sure who will be receiving this one for Halloween but I have a feeling whoever it is will love it.

In addition to the Bitten by the Bug 2 -- Design team call, you can find this card at the following challenges:


  1. Love the card, especially the chocolate round the mouth :p
    Good luck with your DT calls hun

  2. Toooo lovely Roberta! Love the original design so much!

    Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge blog this week and good luck for our GDT Call :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  3. Roberta, this is stunning and so cute, I just love love Chocolate xxx good luck with your DT calls xxx

  4. she looks so cheeky, I love Mo images and you've created a beautiful card with this one :) Gem xx

  5. Any of these blogs would be lucky to have you ! I love all of your work and always feel inspired !!! Great card , I live the image !! As usual great work !


  6. This card is just adorable. I love how you used the pumpkin for your card base. You used such pretty paper colors and the image is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. Love your pumpkin easel card! The shape is awesome, and I truly like the embellishments you used (tag, flowers, etc). Thank you so much for submitting this to this week's challenge and the DT call at BBTB2!!

  8. Love that you made a pumpkin easel card! It looks fab! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  9. I love your coloring, so pretty indeed. So glad you played along with us at Sarah Hurley challenge.
    xx Ria

  10. This is fab, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C x

  11. Great easel pumpkin card!! Love the image and the great sentiments. Beautiful flowers, too. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Shaped Card' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  12. This is a super cute easel pumpkin shaped card ! I love the cute little image of the child and chocolate! So cute! I also love how you added all your embellishments and love the color combo with the orange! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  13. Thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at Love to Scrap, great job!

    Leanne DT LTS!

  14. lol Cute card.. my son would agree with the quote!! Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves To Scrap!!

  15. How fun,a pumpkin card! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Corrosive Challenge!

  16. ooh what a fabulous card, great colour combo and perfect sentiment! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

  17. Your project is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  18. This is beautiful! Super sweet image!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


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