Friday, 11 November 2016

Thanksgiving turkey card


Hello everyone and welcome to the last challenge of the year from Simply Create Too

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog


and the theme this time is Gobble gobble - we need to see a turkey!!!


I have to confess that I have never had call for a card with a turkey on it before, so as I had no appropriate supplies, I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo and found a cute turkey image there. This card was the result!




I began by cutting the Papertrey Ink You've Been Framed: Oval die from orange card and then again from some patterned paper, and attached it to a white base card.

Then I cut my turkey in white card and coloured it with Distress Inks. I took a stamp from PTI Happy Trails and gave Drumstick (well he had to have a name don't you think?) some fancy feathers because he wanted to look handsome in time for Thanksgiving. I coloured his beak, legs and comb (had to look that one up!)with a Copic marker, and then added some googly eyes, before mounting him onto the card.



To finish off, I used the Avery Elle Lovely Letters stamps to spell out Happy Thanksgiving. I'm ashamed to say I've had these stamps for at least three years but I'd forgotten I had them. They are so easy to join up as long as you stamp one letter at a time, and I'm going to put them with my more loved stamps so I don't overlook them again. 

I do hope you will pop over to the SCT blog for some more inspiration and join in with us this time. We'll be be back in January when we will be changing to a monthly challenge.

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19 comments:

  1. Ha ha I love drumstick, he is superb. Never be ashamed of forgetting about stamps, the joy of crafting is finding new stuff that is actually old! That background die is amazing and now on my wish list. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  2. This is the funniest and cutest turkey I've seen in a long time. Gobble, Gobble. hehehe

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  3. Drumstick lol!! Our Christmas turkey is always called Terence!! Such a fun card Carol and the leafy tail plumes look wonderful!! xx

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  4. Your card is adorable Carol! I love how Drumstick turned out and to think he was cut with white cardstock! You did a great job of dressing him up, he is looking pretty dapper for Thanksgiving! Love that oval frame you used, so pretty. You did extremely well with not having any turkey's in your stash Carol, I think you hit this one out the park! Hugs, Brenda

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  5. Awwww, Carol.... Drumstick is sooooo cute! He looks happy with his tail finery! So glad that you located your older sentiment images and played along with our color inspiration this week at Retro Rubber. Hope to see you in our gallery often!

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  6. Drumstick is perfectly adorable! From the feathers to his googly eyes, and everything else. Keep stamping from your stash and play along with us at Retro Rubber again soon!Thanks for playing!!

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  7. Sweet turkey...love your pretty color for Drumstick!

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  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  9. Well at least your card's no turkey! A tough challenge for a Brit and one you've risen to beautifully. I would struggle with a Thanksgiving theme. Some of the symbolism is a mystery to me!

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  10. Love, love this cute little turkey, the googly eyes just fit perfectly, fabulous way to frame this image and super clever way to use this awesome stamps!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us both at SHOPPING OUR STASH AND RETRO RUBBER, both challenges encourage you to use your old and, like in this case, forgotten and neglected stamps, hope you continue to share your cards with us.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  11. Ah, what a sweet little turkey. What fun to create when you don't have the "right" stuff! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  12. What a great turkey file you found, Carol, and I love how you showcased him! I've never had a lemony turkey before, but now you make me hungry to try one!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Oh this is such a fun card Carol, right down to those eyes!

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  14. Hi Carol! What a cute turkey and I love his fun eyes and colors !

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  15. The beauty of the Retro Rubber challenge is that we find old stamps that we forgot about! LOL! Your turkey is adorable! I really don't have a use to put a turkey on a card either - they belong in the oven and then in my tummy! Lovely bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

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  16. This is so cute!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too!

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  17. What a fun card! Happy you found this stamp, that's why I love this Challenge Blog because you can pull out all those old stamps you forgot about. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

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  18. How fun is this! I always forget to use google eyes! Thanks for the reminder! Super card, thanks for joining our challenge!

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  19. Thank you for the Thanksgiving card, Carol! Your googly-eyed turkey ROCKS! Way to be creative with no turkey stamp!! Hugs, Darnell

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Carol x

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