Im afraid Im going to cheat again today with one card being eligable for two challenges, Im sorry Ive not been to visit you yesterday or so far today, Ive been in so much pain over the last 4 days that I was forced to go and see the doctor today, anyway hes diagnosed that Im probably still suffering from the gas that they pump into your stomach before the op I had on Monday, its not being released properly. Im not convinced of that but will try anything to get rid of the pain, so Ive bought some of that Yougart thats supposed to do the trick, I will let you know if it works.
Anyway getting back to blogging, todays card is for both the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is "Charming" and the Stampin up for the weekend Challenge which is "Brown, Green and Orange" colours to be used. Ive used one of Mo Mannings gorgeous digi stamps again for this one, its a cheeky little chappy dressed in his pumpkin suit for Halloween (now I can hear you complaining that I wasnt going to make anymore Halloween cards, but guess what I just had to use this little fellow). Anyway Ive coloured him using my copic pens, then cut him out with my rotatrim and edged around the edge with some chalk ink. The greeting is one of MF Crystal Clear Stamps, this I have stamped on to white card then punched it out with my pumpkin Nestabilitie die, Ive then used the same die to draw around the edge on some orange card to create the mount and then stuck them together with some foam tape. I also used the same orange card for the image.
The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, before I go on, I actually use Rymans A3 card for this and cut it down to an 8"x 8" size, I use the same card in the A4 size for my stamped images and my printed digi images, its a good card thats got a smooth surfice which is ideal for the copic pens and for stamping on, its a 160gsm weight. Onto this base card I have layered up for my first layer a piece of the same orange card and one of four papers that Ive printed from the Bearly Mine Extreme Vol.III Designs of Donna's, these are some of her Halloween papers.
The second layer is a piece of dark green card that Ive layered up with a two tone green paper, and down one edge I have stuck two more of the papers that Ive punched along the edges with my pumpkin border punch from Martha Stewart.
This was then stuck to the base card and a brown ribbon was wrapped around the middle then stuck to the back of the first layer, the mounted image was then stuck to the right hand side, and my greeting to the left. Ive then used the same papers to punch out two large and three small flowers and moulded them with my ball tool. Then with some brown pearlescent paper Ive punched out several fern leaves and then arranged them in a circle and then popped my flower on top, before putting it there Ive hung a pumpkin charm from the flower.