Saturday 28 September 2013

Sweet Treats

A jar of Honey and some pumpkins make up my autumnal treats for this card. This all started with me playing with a dotty embossing folder and some paint and I ended up with a piece that reminded me of honeycomb so with that in mind I decided I wanted to make something for Jenny’s challenge at Frilly and Funkie – ‘Eat, Drink and be Merry’.
The background is one of my gelli prints with some stamping over the top, and I started with this, the honeycomb, some corrugated card and the stamped Stampers Anonymous bee.
It took me a while to gather all the elements together until I was happy with the design. The pumpkins are a sizzix die which I had forgotten I had and uncovered in a drawer, I cut three pumpkins using some leftover inked card and to add to the themed pieces I dripped tea over them.
The jar is a memory box die, inked, spritzed and flicked with water, heat dried and covered with clear embossing powder. The label is an internet download.
You can see the shine of the EP here and how the layers have built up.
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All the other pieces I used are ‘scraps’ that came together to add texture, height and dimension to the piece.

I am also just going to squeeze this into the Artistic Stamper's challenge - Autumn, I think the pumpkins and colours fit the bill here. Our Creative Corner want forgotten things and the pumpkin die was a recent find (just in time for autumn and halloween). Lunagirl have an Autumn theme too and I will join in their challenge as well and Vintage Stamping Challenges have 'Anything in your Garden' as a theme. 

I haven’t been able to get so much crafting and commenting done this week as this poor fellow has been so miserable and needed more attention than usual.
Cimmie cut his paw last Saturday and had to have it stitched and is having to wear this collar until at least Monday when we hope the stitches can come out and he can go outside again. I am sure he is longing wistfully for that to happen.
You can see he is not happy. He gave us a real scare on Monday when he escaped and we had to follow him around the neighbourhood trying to get him back in again.
And he refuses to have anything to do with me at times. Roll on Monday.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
Have fun.
hugs {brenda} x0x


Jane said...

Oh Brenda your poor kitty, that collar must be driving him mad. Dogs don't like them but cats must really throw a hissy fit with them. Roll on Monday indeed for you. Billy sends a friendly purr. Your card is just delicious....I think it look edible. Such lovely layers and those pumpkins are brilliant. Have a lovely weekend, hugs xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous inkiness Brenda, love all the rich autumn colours you've used here. Hugs to poor kitty - they really hate those collars, I'm sure he'll be back to his best after the collar has gone. Have a lovely weekend Karen x

Deborah said...

Aww, poor cat...Absolutely love your pumpkin card. I love pumpkins anyway though - in pie and soup and roasted...mmmm.....

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your pumpkin and honey jar Brenda, such a fab idea ad it came together just beautifully!! Love those warm colour tones too!

Poor pussy cat, he does look miserable (and adorable at the same time). Hope come Monday he will be fine again poor thing! (And poor you too....)Hugs!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, poor little Cimmie, hope he'll feel better soon.
Your card looks gorgeous, so many fantastic layers.

Redanne said...

Oh Cimmie does not look happy at all (but he is still beautiful) in that collar - what a shame....

Your card is gorgeous Brenda, love the autumnal tones and the wonderful layering, those pumpkins are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x (and a big healing one for Cimmie)

Words and Pictures said...

A really scrumptious make, Brenda - that honey looks wonderful all glossy and golden, and I love your inky pumpkins. Great layering in the background too... really lovely altogether.

Do hope the poorly paw gets better soon!
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh my! This is fabulous Brenda. All those wonderful layers and the colours are just stunning.

Hope the paw mends soon!

Karen Lunagirl said...

Lovely autumn card! I especially like the big of tape measure! Thanks for joining my Lunagirl Moonbeams blog challenge ~ and I hope your beautiful black kitty is feeling better very soon!

Rosie said...

A wonderful postcard, Brenda.

Best wishes for your Kitty, hope it get well soon.

Have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

Beautiful project Brenda, love the colours and all the layers.

Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.Sue C x

Vicky said...

Beautiful hun as always...and I hope poor cimmie's paw is on the mend now bless him...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Brenda, I do love your new standard lamp!!! No, really, hope Cimmie is back to rights very quickly and you two are talking again very soon.
Now on to that for that feast for the eyes, oh WOW!!! Love the layering, the lovely blended inkiness and the whole composition. Moreover I'm thrilled that you have entered the Frilly and Funkie challenge AND the Our Creative Corner challenge. Thank you so much Brenda. Hope the rest of your weekend is less eventful and more relaxing. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Poor Kitty! You project is beyond fabulous! Layers and layers of beautiful Fall beauty! I love the jar of honey!

Paula Whittaker said...

aaww poor little cimme, hope he the old cone can come off Monday. Great card....hope you manage to have a good weekend x

Glennis F said...

I love all the colours on your project - of course it is spring here, so wrong season for us!
Sorry about your poor kitty - must be very traumatic.

Karin said...

Great card and ahh the poor kitty.
Have a nice weekend!
Groetjes karin

Words and Pictures said...

Oops, was so busy commiserating with your poor cat that I forgot to say thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card. Thanks for sharing those photos of your poorly kitty, can just imagine the looks you must be getting.

Michele said...

i love the color and dimension in your piece! thank you for joining our autumn challenge at lunagirl moonbeams. i hope you kitty gets better. xo

Inkypinkycraft said...

oh poor you , I do hope that the stitches can come out Monday xx hugs x This piece is gorgeous , the rich colours are just scrummy! What a gorgeous piece , the layers are just wonderful. Hugs x tracevx

brenda said...

What a super Autumnal creation Brenda and so very tactile as well.

Hope you little ones paw soon heals.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

B x

Von said...

Love all your layers Brenda :) and yummy colours
Poor cimmie not a happy chappy
Von ♥

Paper Profusion said...

Oh how yummy! Gorgeous, gorgeous honeyed hues Brenda with brilliant layering and inking. The embossing of the jar gives a fab effect.

Hope that paw is all mended tomorrow. Nicola x

Shirley said...

Honey and pumpkins who could want anything more, yummy.

I wouldn't have anything to do with you either Brenda if you made me wear that ridiculous accessory. Why don't you just get him a collar like everyone else.

Hope his paw gets better soon.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Marjie Kemper said...

That honey jar is fantastic... I feel like I can feel the texture through the screen! And I really love that background paper with all the stamping and distressing. Sorry about Cimmie.... hope it's loads better tomorrow.

Terry said...

More honey loving over here and those pumpkins are just scrumptious! Love all the paper layers and texture! Pets just hate those protectors! We had one dog that literally was going insane and panicking so badly, we took it off and watched her 24/7. Don't know if a cat would listen as well as a dog! Once that hat is removed all will be OK in a couple of days! Hugs!

Rossella said...

Gorgeous colours and poor puss does not look impressed!
Rosie x

PetraB said...

Absolutely wonderful with gorgeous Autumn colours! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl Moonbeam and all the best for your poor little cat!