Monday, October 25, 2010


The challenge this week on Heart 2 Heart Challenges is Halloween - Create a Halloween project or, if you don't celebrate Halloween, include pumpkins in your project. This was actually a bit of a challenge for me. Our kids do go trick or treating, but I am not into witches and skulls etc., so the Halloween stamp sets do not appeal to me. And I only have some retired sets with pumpkins/Fall theme and that would just 'tease' you since you can no longer purchase the sets through CTMH. So, I finally went with making pumpkins.

You may remember my Pumpkin Patch post from last year, the basic instructions can be found there too. This year, I changed the pumpkins up a bit.
This time I made them with NestabilitiesBig Scalloped Circle, and Oval, and embossed a design on them. I am really pleased at how this set turned out. I used Autumn Terracotta, and Olive CS. I sent them through the Cuttlebug using the biggest Oval, and the second biggest Circle (of the Big Scalloped sets). I then used different Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to emboss patterns on them. The vines are paper coloured wire from Dollarama, wound around the end of a paintbrush to make them spiral-ly.
Here are some close-ups.
I used D'vine Swirls EF, and rubbed Autumn Terracotta ink over the embossing to highlight the swirls.
I used Swiss Dots EF, and sanded the CS to reveal the white core.
I used the Paisley EF, and didn't ink or sand the CS.
I used the Victoria EF, and rubbed the Chocolate ink pad over the embossing.
Be sure to check out the amazing creations by the other members of the DT. Their links are in my sidebar, or go on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog. This week is another 4 for 40 Challenge - if the number of players reach 40, one lucky winner will receive 4 handmade cards by Kelly.


Romaine said...

I LOVE these!! Now if I could find out where my nesties got tucked...

"Um Buggin" said...

Deneen, these are just too cute! I might have to try these for place setting for Thanksgiving, such an adorable idea. Thanks for playing along with us at TCBS, and good luck.

~Lillie~ TCBS D/Team

Leslie said...

Love your variations. I was just thinking today I need to get out my stash to take to the office.

Theresa said...

these are awesome! i just may have to give these a try. thanks for playing along with The Cuttlebug Spot!

Nicole Norris said...

I just love your pumpkins!! I am going to have to try these out!

Anne Harada said...

Oh my word, these are AWESOME!! I will be casing and definitely linking back to you! What a fun fall project! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!!

Sheila Bennett said...

The pumpkins look really great with the embossing on them.

Valerie said...

Wow! These are really great! I am going to have to try this.

Peachy Wessels said...

I love your pumpkins! They are really cute and they look pretty simple to make too! What fun!

Donna said...

These are adorable! What fun. Great embossing! Thanks for joining us at TCS.


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