Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Boy

I have a very fun card to show today.  The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week is to use your favorite image with a sentiment (mine is on the inside - truly it is!  My computer won't upload my image of the inside of my card).  This was a tough challenge for me because at least half of her images are my "favorite".  But, considering the season, I decided to use this cute little guy, called Punkin.
I used papers from a K&Co. pad by Susan Winget called Nature.  The green panel is embossed with a great Spellbinders Impressabilities embossing sheet called Flowers.  The flower is from Wild Orchid and the other supplies are from my stash. 
I added a box for a candy bar to the bottom of my card.  I saw the idea on a blog, but couldn't find a tutorial so I made up my own.  It turned out pretty good and it even fits inside the clear envelopes I use to mail my cards!  I will certainly be making more of these!
I am challenging myself to use up my scraps of lace and ribbon that have been around for years.  This piece of last was just the right size... I guess it was waiting for this card!  The ribbons have been hanging around a while too.  When my stash gets down a bit more I plan to buy some great ribbons from some of the new companies I have found on-line.  Guess I better get busy using this stuff!
I colored Punkin with my new Prismacolor pencils.  I think he turned out pretty good.  I'm still working on getting skin right, though.  I edged the panel with gold Stickles.  Gotta love that stuff!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Favorite Image
Catered Crop - recipe (I used fall colors, lace, buttons, ribbon and a bow "bouquet")
Tip Top Tuesday - layer it up
Digi Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween
City Crafter - Harvest Fest
Papertake - Spooky Hues
Cupcake - Buttons and Bows
Shabby Tea Room - Pumpkin Garden and Dry Embossing
Mojo Monday - sketch

I guess that's it!  Thanks so much for taking a peek today.

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Gorgeous work and fabulous button and bow elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  2. What a great job with this image. His little pointed ears are just so darn cute! :)
    Love all the luscious colors and that bow is WOW!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
    Lisa xx

  3. Cute little Punkin. :) Love the card.

  4. Adding the box for candy is such a great idea! I love the card, too! The paper is pretty, and you've used such nice trims! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  5. Fantastic project, Michelle! I love the colours and design and your image is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  6. This is really cute Michelle! The candy box is such a fab idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom this week.

  7. Great use of layers. That image is super cute and I can see how you would have a hard time picking a fave from Mo's images. They are all so cute!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week:0)


  8. Oh my. You can never go wrong with a Milky Way. Such an adorable and SWEET card. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

  9. This is so gorgeous!! Beautifully done ... thank you for sharing with us at CCCB

  10. You give new look to your card to create different Pumpkin image in Pumpkin boy form.
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  11. So cute! Absolutly adorable! Thanks for joining us in our harvest challenge over at TPS challenges.
    Love n hugs

  12. what a fun treat!!! Love the added glitter!!! thanks so much for playing along at the City Crafter challenge blog!!!!

  13. What a cute card. The image is so adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  14. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining in this week at CCCB!

  15. So very cute, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. Your card is adorable!
    This is my first time to visit your blog and I loved the witness on your profile. I too am a born again Christian and also home schooled my four children.

  17. Hi Michelle!
    Your project is awesome and I love your coloring. That pumpkin looks so real. I think your skin looks good.Skin is trickier with pencils than copics, but only because it requires more shades. I generally use about 10-12 layers for skin wheras other colored areas may only require 4. Its just a skin thing. lol
    Anyway I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at Mo's! I hope you keep coming back. :-)

  18. Your clever candy-bar-card is a real treat in more ways than one. Beautiful colourwork and lovely texture and embellishment. I know what you mean about having so many favourite images in Mo's collection. This one is a cutie! I so enjoyed playing along at Mo's Digital Pencil this week and I'm delighted you joined in the fun with us! Hugs, Lesley