Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop!

I'm so thrilled and honoured to be representing the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Blog challenge in today's Giving Thanks Blog Hop!

STAMPlorations are having a fabulous blog hop today, all about Giving Thanks! Lots of designers have all created a project using one of the Giving Thanks bundles, a great set that includes stamps, a stencil and dies!
I used the Oh So Grateful Bundle: 

And used it to create this....

Admitedly, not your usual Fall or Thanksgiving colours :)
I used the stencil to create a texture paste design as my background...

This was sprayed with a variety of inks to give a multi coloured look!
The pumpkin was stamped onto purple and teal painted card, then cut out using the matching die! I used the purple leaves on a the teal pumpkin..

The words I used are a combination of stamps on their own (Oh, so) and stamps and a die (the black stamped 'gratetful', cut out using the matching die)

As you can see, I also added one of my hand drawn Whimsy Girls! I think she looks very grateful for her fabulous teal pumpkin, don't you?!

As well as the fabulous eye candy to be seen along the hop (more about that in a minute!), there are also prizes to be won!

Giving Thanks Hop

  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific

You can also create your own 'Giving Thanks' project, and link it up over on the main STAMPlorations blog, there are prizes to be won that way too!

Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]

Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.
Phew :)
Have a great hop everyone!
Trish xxxx


  1. Wow, you have used some non traditional colors on this card which is so pretty with all the lovely texture:)

  2. Gorgeous card! Your stenciling looks amazing! It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

  3. Fabulous! I am not surprised to see one of your girls there Trish!

  4. wow! love the textured background on the card. thanks for sharing :)

  5. Wow! Such amazing card!!! It's absolutely stunning!!!

  6. Simply amazing..Love the colors, background...WOW!!

  7. Feeling blessed and grateful that you've designed this gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! The teal pumpkin paired with your whimsy girl: incredible! Love this cool work of art!

  8. What a fantastic texture-y background, Trish ... a fun and fabulous colour combo ... and just a delicious sense of whimsey! Anita :)

  9. This is a magical card! Great use of the pumpkin!

  10. I love how unique and imaginative you are, Trish! This is such a delight and it's a pleasure to be a GD with you for Shery's Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Wow, this is really trendy Trish!
    Just shows where the creative mind can go!
    Chrissie xx

  12. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    WOW - LOVE your GORGEOUS colours and textures!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  13. Yes it's an unconventional colour for pumpkins, but I do love blues and purples... I think your Whimsy girl is very proud of her pumpkin, who know maybe SHE made it blue, the first ever blue pumpkin in the world!

  14. Your whimsy girl is fabulous, but that background is Jaw-Dropping Gorgeous!! Last month my aunt was telling me someone up in Indiana is doing a blue pumpkin wedding... First I'd ever heard of them til now.

  15. I do love the teal pumpkin and gorgeous background, stunning! Also pocketed one of your Whimsy Girls. :-) Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  16. This is an expected look with this set of products and I absolutely LOVE it!! I love the pretty colors, your texture in the background and the way you've put together a fun mixed media feel to your design! Thanks for sharing! :)

  17. Super cute card, love your beautiful swirly background.

  18. Every self respecting girl needs a teal pumpkin with purple leaves! Your background is absolutely scrumptious and I adore the pumpkin and your Whimsy girl!! TFS!

  19. And doesn't that pumpkin look something extra in your wonderfully wild choice of colours! Rocked it!!!!

  20. Awesome card! Love the colors and textures! Your background is fabulous and I am lovin' the blue pumpkin and your Whimsy Girl!

  21. I'm oohing and ahhing - this is stunning!
    Gorgeous colors. LOVE!!!

  22. This is one super cool card - LOVE that turquoise pumpkin! It glows! And the fab background - swoon!

  23. The texture on the backgkround
    is great. I think the colors
    are wonderful.
    Love the lady guarding her
    thanks for sharing.

  24. Amazing texturing! Cool take on challenge! TFS

  25. I love this .... the non-traditional colours look amazing and I love all the texture xx

  26. WOW!!!! Beautiful card! Love the colors and shades of colors! great texture too!

  27. Wow gorgeous card! Love your stencil work and the colors :)

  28. Awe - so unique and different - I am loving it - something I have not tried - stepping out of the box of natural colors - nice job!

  29. Love the colors and dimension and texture.

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