Friday 21 November 2014

A 'thank you' for thanksgiving

This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stampers challenge: thanksgiving. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge which, as usual, will last for two weeks. After that the Sweet pea stampers will be taking a break and will be back in February 2015.

I used a Sweet Pea Stamp by Ching-chou kuik, although I can't remember the name of it and it seems to be retired now as I can't find it on the Sweet Pea Stamps website. I'd love to know if any of my visitors know what it's called. This was stamped on to a lightly coloured piece of card, sort of a cloudy look to it, and coloured with spectrum noir pens.

The background was created with Spectrum noir aqua tints using a mixture of autumnal colours, reds, orange and yellow, brushing and then spritzing with water. When dry I stamped twigs lots of times at different angles using stazon black with Rockin' Renaissance tattered textures stamp.

Colours for the color sisters November color palette 14:

This is also for:

Lacy sunshine 46: harvest/thanksgiving
One stitch at a time 224: anything goes with giving thanks
Going grey with Scrap-creations: give thanks
Sweet stamps 196: thanks
Paper pretties 337: thanksgiving/be thankful
Simon says Wednesday: thanks/thanksgiving
The sisterhood of crafters: thank-ful
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: alternative thank you
Great impressions November: thankful thoughts
Little tangles 49: giving thanks
Meljen's 237: thank you
Fresh brewed November 2: give thanks
Eureka 115: give thanks
Jo's scrap shack funday 67: happy thanksgiving
Aloha Friday 37: thanks/thank you
Brown sugar 121: use 2 or more colours
Di's digi designs: colours of autumn
Hiding in my craft room 174: think fall
Craft and smash November: autumn
Scrappy hands 25: autumn colours
Corrosive 212: girly
Papertake weekly: sooo girlie
Red rubber inspirationals 147: repeat yourself - I used the same stamp again and again - at least ten times
Crazy challenge 184: your favourite technique - playing with inks (including my new aqua tints) and stamping
Clear it out: anything goes (have had all the stamps for some time)
A creative romance: something old (the stamps)
Daring cardmakers: something old, something new (old stamps, new aqua tints)
Aurora wings 9: anything goes
Use your stuff 162: stamps
Dream valley 95: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
613 avenue create 98: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Stampavie and more 225: anything goes
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Fairies in time November: anything goes
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 159: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 91: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes


  1. What a fun thank you creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s THANK’ful’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love the beautiful background you created it goes perfectly with the pretty image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

  4. Gorgeous image and beautiful BG! Love the colors as well. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining our challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  5. Very striking Hazel. Don't fall off you chair... yes I've participated in a DCM challenge, been a very long time!

  6. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  7. What a great project.Thank you for joining us at
    Good luck 
    Donna ( DT ) xx

  8. Absolutely love the background you made for the beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday's Thanks Challenge!

  9. Lovely, Hazel! The background is amazing! LOVE the colors you used, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Fantastic, Hazel. Love the backgound and the image together. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Thankful" challenge,

  11. Beautiful bold and vivid colours Hazel.

    Thanks so much for joining our November challenge at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  13. Lovely Thank You card, Hazel. The background technique is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge at Meljen's Designs!

  14. What a gorgeous image and great coloring technique, Hazel. Your coloring matches the background paper perfectly. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Nice work! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  16. Lovely image and gorgeous colours used. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  17. Beautifully done!! FABULOUS colors and stamping! Thanks for joining us this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #147

  18. Great Card! Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff!

  19. Beautiful . . . just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Clear It Out Challenge for this week's "Anything Goes" challenge . . . hope to see you join us again soon!!! (and GOOD LUCK!!!)

    Kathy - CIO DT

  20. Beautiful card and lovely image. Thanks for joining us this week for Give Thanks at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal DT

  21. What a beautiful bold card, I just love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Eureka challenge.

  22. Simply stunning Hazel and so perfect for our challenge. I just love this CCK image and you have coloured her so beautifully :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes with Giving Thanks this fortnight :) :) xxxx

  23. Stunning colour and a gorgeous image too and thanks for joining us Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  24. A gorgeous card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  25. Beautiful! Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia

  26. Gorgeous card Hazel, so very pretty and such lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  27. This is a fabulous card Hazel. Love, love the background. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  28. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  29. gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us @the color sisters

  30. very pretty card thanks for joining us at Aurora Wings.

  31. This is so perfect for our ‘GIVE THANKS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  32. ah sweet lovely card....thanks for sharing with TCS

  33. Thanks for sharing with Crafts and smash :D

  34. What a fabulously vibrant background. Just the thing to cheer me up on a dull day

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Dream Valley

  35. Gorgeous background! Thanks for joining for our thankful challenge at Great Impressions.

  36. a beautiful card thanks for joining us at stampavie and more


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