Wednesday, September 30, 2009

365 Cards - #213 - In Pieces - Long Post

I have a few exciting things to show you today. First the challenge over at 365 Cards was titled In Pieces and we had to use a specific image to use if we wanted to participate which you can see below. Now Pam said we didn't have to use all the pieces but I adore Halloween and I wanted to use all the pieces.

As you can see I paper pieced the pumpkin with SU Orange designer paper (no longer available) AND the background paper is from a RAK from Janice!!!!! After this pic you will see all the stuff I got from Janice. . .man I was just too excited for sure. I cannot thankyou enough Janice. This is my very first Halloween card thanks to Janice. The ribbon doesn't really match the card but I don't care I wanted to use it and use it I did lol. I glittered the stem, leaves and the face of the pumpkin and I know there is one particular person out there who won't like the glitter and thats ok *grins*.

This is a very generous gift that you have sent me and my family because not only did Janice send all the beautiful Halloween and Thanksgiving inspired products she also hand crocheted a delightfully multi coloured afghan rug/blanket for my grandaughter Sophia. I would also have a pic here of that but she is still asleep and she won't let it go lol so it is in her cot with her. I will take one today and post it tomorrow. She has carried it around since yesterday afternoon when we unwrapped the parcel. She oohed and aahed over the papers and clapped in the appropriate places lol but once I took the blanket out that was it she lost interest in my beautiful things and ran off with the new blanket trailing behind her. I wish I had the camera at the ready then to show Janice how utterly cute she was running off with it. I was so not expecting the blanket and it is beautiful I have to say. Sophia said Ta, her Mum, my daughter was lost for words Janice so from her and I thankyou so much for the blanket and from me thankyou from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful gift. Now scroll through all the lovliness I got from Janice. . . .

Look Halloween stamps and a Thanksgiving stamp too!!!! My very first, I was way excited when I saw these lol. You will be seeing a lot of these papers, ribbons and stamps over the coming weeks. Although I want to covet them for a while and stroke them, as I typed that I thought you are so weird Michelle but I know for a fact that a lot of us out there do the very same thing hehehehehe. Okay I think that is all for now folks.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with true beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock and Basic Black stamp pad. Halloween Designer paper from Janice. The pumpkin designer paper from SU (deceased). The stamp set from Janice as is the ribbon. Glitter from my stash.


Patti J said...[Reply to comment]

First, what a delightful card! I love what you did with those pieces! Next, Janice is SO thoughtful! I guess I just never even thought about it, but you probably can't get Halloweenie things in Australia, can you? So sorry, Michelle, it just never entered my thick skull!!! Again, love your card!!!

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh such a great card with all those lovely Halloween goodies you received from Janice. And although I don't like glitter your card is just perfect. (you were talking about me I believe).
I love all the halloween papers we have here and did not realize you did not have them there.

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

what a fantastic card you made with you new goodies :0) WOW!!! you'll be able to make Halloween cards for the next 10 years with all that goodness! I never knew you dont have Halloween. Now you can be a rebel LOL

Jenny S. (UK) said...[Reply to comment]

Wish I could see your card. For some reason blogger has been blocking loads of people's cards for ages now :(

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

Oh Michelle, what a great halloween card..good grief, that janice rocks....soooo sweet of her to send you that RAK....

Scrapaddict said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Michelle, I am even in awe of the things you received! I am very happy that you are very happy with your treasures. Enjoy!!!!!