"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, September 26, 2015

a couple of things to share...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card that I made for a few challenges as well as a little treat bag that I made for the very first ChouxChoux challenge:  fall or Halloween theme.   First up is the card.  I used the colors from this week's ColourQ challenge and the Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots stamp set.   Pretty self-explanatory card.  I will be entering it into the current CASology challenge:  circles, as well as Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to use a stamp and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  no designer paper.   The main panel was die cut using the AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop dies and I used my brand-spankin' new Big Shot Plus to do the die cutting... YAY!!  So happy to be able to die cut stuff, again!!  After stamping all the circles and dots I added some My Mind's Eye wooden dots to bring in the darkest of the two greys and then mounted the panel on some dark grey cardstock.   The sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks.  Very clean and very simple! I think it would be a great card for a guy.


Next up is the little treat bag.  Several months ago I purchased a treat bag die set from Stampin Up! and finally pulled it out to create a couple of little treat bags.  I made one that I will be sharing at a later date and when I saw the ChouxChoux challenge I decided to finish the second bag I made and post it to that challenge.  The bag was made using paper from the October Afternoon Witch Hazel 8x8 pad.  I also had a package of Witch Hazel ephemera and so I pulled out some pieces to decorate the bag.  I stapled the tickets to the little card an then adhered that to the bag.  Some black, white and orange baker's twine was tied around the bag and then I added the little witch and the black cat.  I added some stickles to the witch's hat, the steam rising from the pot and a little orange clothes pin.  Some orange tissue and a couple of treats were tucked inside.   When I die cut the treat bags with my Big Shot it was a little tricky, but now that I have the Plus I have lots of extra cutting space making it so much easier to cut the bags... yay!!   I will definitely be making more of these little treat bags!!



Thanks for stopping by and sticking with this rather long post!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and grey; Patterned paper:  October Afternoon; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design and Stampin Up!;  Paper ephemera:  October Afternoon; Baker's Twine; Inks:  Stampin Up!; My Mind's Eye wooden dots
 

17 comments:

Lisa said...

A terrific card Rosemary and that little treat bag is adorable, love the little witch!! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Hannelie said...

A beautiful design inspired by our circle theme! Love this!
Thanks for joining Casology Rosemary!

Greta said...

Gorgeous stamping, Rosemary--you are the master! Adorable treat bag--you're going to make some people very happy to receive these!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic stamping. Love how you combined two of my favorite challenges. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and ColourQ.

Michelle said...

Rosemary, these are lovely projects. Such pretty designs! Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Ardyth said...

Something about adding grey to those colours makes them very modern and artistic! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Rosemary!

Karren said...

I love your projects. Your card makes my CAS-loving self smile - just gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Beautiful CAS card, Rosemary! Just stunning! Your treat bags are just adorable too!

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhh my....these are both just fantastic! That card is CAS perfection and that bag has vintage charm beyond belief. Such an inspiring post. Thanks so much for that!! :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Sylvia said...

Love your card design, Rosemary and your treat bag is so cute! So glad you played with us at the colourQ.

Lori said...

Wonderful card and what a fantastic treat bag!! I love the design and what an adorable witch. So glad you linked up for my first ever challenge!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what lovely stamping & design. Love how you used the colors.
Darling treat bag!

Anita in France said...

Yum, Rosemary ... such a cool, crisp and funky card ... and just the sweetest little treat bag ... wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen said...

Love that circle card; just perfect!

Deepti said...

Stamping delight! That goodie bag is awesome :)

Teresa Kline said...

hello Rosemary! this is soooo pretty, glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lisa said...

What an awesome gift this would be!... so many wonderful details.. love the vintage image...