Friday 14 September 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Fall Frenzy Blog Hop

Hello!!  Fall is on the way and
we've decided to celebrate the season with a
Fall Frenzy Blog Hop & Virtual Stamp Day!
 The SNSS Design team have created some fabulous inspiration  for you featuring the wonderful selection of Fall stamps so I hope you'll hop along with us today!
 Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because Korin will  be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win a $25 credit to the store!!

My first card is with the cute set Pumpkin Kitty which has several sentiments celebrating harvest.
Here in the UK, primary schools (elementary) often have a harvest gathering where the children bring in food items to share with people in need - I love the emphasis on giving out of gratitude for all we've received!
I masked the image so that I could sponge around the circle with Distress ink, then added a little pile of die-cut leaves in the corner.
Northern Ireland's Parliament building, Stormont, is about a mile from our home here in Belfast.  There's a double row of huge trees on either side of the long uphill avenue to where the impressive building sits.  When the leaves turn these beautiful colors and begin piling up in October, I'll there for a walk with our dog more than once!
Supplies include:
Spellbinders Circles
Marianne Design Leaf dies
Sewing machine
October Afternoon dp

My second card is with the set Autumn Bounty -  I love the sentiments which come in this set, all communicating gratitude and blessing, along with a Happy Thanksgiving greeting for those in North America.  There's also an image with a couple of pumpkins on the vine.
This set was highlighted as a Friday Feature on the SNSS website last week and sold out, but it's still available in digi form separately as Fall Arrangement and Pumpkin Patch!
The lovely sketch was designed by Cathy McCauley, I'll link up details of that later!  
I went with my favorite dp, gingham, and did a lot of stitching to add to the homespun country look.
I also added tiny dots along the scalloped border to play along with the stitching.
All edges have been sponged with distress ink.
Supplies include:
Lillybee Designs dp
MFT Simply Scallops Die-namic
Corner rounder punch
Sewing machine

Here's a list of everyone participating in the blog hop today:
When you're done hopping be sure to join us for a fun day of challenges over in our
Splitcoaststampers forum for the Virtual Stamp Day.
It's a fun way to get creative and meet new friends!
We're giving away some fun prizes, too, so don't miss it -
 looking  forward to seeing your fabulous Fall creations!


Jingle said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful!

Kim S said...

The golden glow on the kitten card is gorgeous and I LOVE the patterned papers with the autumn bouquet!

Carol L said...

That's the cutest kitty in the pumpkin, and i love the leaf accents!
The 2nd card is a combination of some of the prettiest papers and stitching to showcase that wonderful image! I love the horizontal border and all of the beautiful piercing and stitching too! WOW!

Tricia said...

What beautiful cards! I love the embossed leaves. They make me wish for fall!!

Unknown said...

The Kitty card is so cute! The embossed leaves a lovely touch!

Cathymac said...

The colors and patterns on both amazing projects are just striking, Bridget! The Pumpkin Kitty is adorable and beautifully colored! The harvest bouquet is the perfect fall image...gorgeous!

Victoria H. said...

What gorgeous colors! Love your pumpkin kitty card, so cute.

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful duo! love the papers you used on the Autumn Bounty!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous!! The details and coloring of both SNSS images is fabulous, Bridget.

yo sam (shelly) said...

Hello, Bridget! Your cards are adorable! I love the leaves you added!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards~love the detailing!

KimCreate said...

Briget, breath-taking cards, both of them. Just as sweet as pie, the first one and the second, fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Love your coloring and the die cut leaves on the first. The second is my favorite though, the coloring is great and I just love the composition!

Kim said...

Bridget, these are just beautiful! Love the gigham designer paper on your card!

Jennie said...

Love the patterned paper and designs on both of these Bridget! Super cute and showcase SNSS beautifully!!!

Mary K said...

Love your patchwork fall paper look and the kitty in the pumpkin has such a golden hue. Super cute ideas!

Sue D said...

Great layouts and colors on both cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Bridget. The fall coors are lovely. Your kitty card is just so pretty. Love the rich colors and the stitching... pretty papers on the Autumn Bounty card. The scallop border and little tag look great. Also love the fabulous coloring!

Penny Walker said...

Love the Pumpkin Kitty, and your work is wonderful great cards.

buggin2stamp said...

I love your kitty card with all that bright sunny yellow. And your Autumn Bounty card is gorgeous! The papers and your coloring just put it over the top.

Lori said...

These are both beautiful. I love the pile of leaves on the first card and the layout of the second. So elegant!

Pati said...

Very cute pumpkin kitty card, love the coloring, papers and those leaves! Pretty layers, colors & patterns on the Autumn bounty card!

Maria V. said...

Love the cards, the combination of papers is wonderful.
And the kitty is so cute.
Maria V.

Rosy Newlun said...

I just love all the textures and layers, and the colors you've chosen for these!!!

Indy's Designs said...

Fantastic cards! The kitten is so cute!

christi said...

oh, i am so happy to finally see the cat. what fun is cat and mouse with out both? adorable cards.

Helen Dooley said...

the kitty is adorable!!! And I love the brightness of the 2nd card. Hugs~

mauiquilter said...

Love your color choices - so pretty and inviting!

Unknown said...

your cards are so pretty, Bridget! I adore your coloring and style!