Don’t Lose Your Head!


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Thanksgiving/Give Thanks!We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I decided to watercolour this quaint Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage in just brown tones to give a more vintage feel.But for some reason when it came to painting the turkey some of the printer ink bled a little and seeped a couple of different colours into the mix.Ah well,I don’t mind.I think it adds quite a nice effect to the bird 🙂 Once dry I applied Distress Ink around the edges to add a little more olde worlde charm.I carried this through to the delightful backing papers.I wrapped a length of some cotton twill tape that originally bound together a pack of tea towels around the panel then overlayed with some baker’s twine.I die cut a pair of buttons and a couple of swirls (trimmed down) out of cork sheet.I think this creates an interesting texture along with extra whimsy.I’m not sure about the boy’s true intentions of feeding the turkey 😉 But they do look as if they have a good bond.Maybe he’s saved him from a fate worse than the dinner table!And so out of this and my odd sense of humour the sentiment was borne!!

Supplies :

Image :  Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment : From the depths of my mind and created in Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Boldmere Watercolour Paint Tin,Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Swirls from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame & Circle Frame,Buttons from Marianne Designs Tag and Buttons,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : DCWV  Adhesive Cork Stack 6x 6,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Re-purposed Cotton Twill Tape from my junk stash

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Come and Get It Challenges : Anything Goes with a Twist (Use a digital stamp) 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Vintage Style
2 Sisters : Thank You
Catch The Bug : Photo Inspiration  clip_image001
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Thanksgiving/Give Thanks
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Autumn Colours
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any Sentiment
It’s All About the Vintage : Animals
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Sassy Studio Designs : Count Your Blessings
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sue
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:39:02

    Beautiful card and layout, thanks for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish Vintage Challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x


  2. Ginny
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:22:48

    Brilliant image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥


  3. Kim Kelley
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:49:04

    AWW this is sweet! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT


  4. Tamie Camp
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 17:25:53

    Super cute creation! I love the colors and your layout. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.


  5. Cheryl Ann
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 19:11:00

    Beautiful card! Thanks for linking up for our November Photo Inspiration challenge at Catch the Bug this week!
    Cheryl First
    Bugaboo Stamps DT Member


  6. pintsizeholly
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 19:13:04

    What a lovely thanksgiving card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “Lots of layers” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx


  7. Laurian
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 21:47:06

    Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!




  8. Julie
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:31:40

    This is so cute! I don’t know if you meant it to be funny, but I read it as the turkey talking. He’d lose his head (get it chopped off for Thanksgiving) without the little boy watching out for him. It made me laugh! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member


  9. Joanne
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:41:00

    Great Card! I love the vintage look image,it’s adorable! Such a great papers and a super layout too. Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC


  10. Dewi
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:57:13

    It’s beautiful! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: We Give Thanks


  11. Dewi
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:59:49

    Thanks for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers: Lots of Texture too..


  12. Judy McKay
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 04:37:29

    Great card. Lots of interesting layers. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this month. Judy DT


  13. sammy
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 14:19:54

    What a gorgeous card! I adore the colours. Great card for a guy too… Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x


  14. Samantha K
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 17:38:28

    I think i’ve already told you how great I think this is hehe 🙂 But i’ve popped over with a DT hat on 🙂 This is a fab card, I lurrrvve that sentiment, really made me chuckle hehe and the whole colour combination and DP’s work perfectly. Nice to know how you achieved the colouring of the image i.e watercolours, these are still something to try for me! Love the recycling too! 🙂 big hugs, Sam x

    Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x
    Milkcoffee Challenges
    Little Pear Tree


  15. Hazel
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 00:42:58

    Lovely – Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers ‘lots of texture’ challenge – hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon – Hazel, Design Team x


  16. Laurence
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 18:29:47

    Great card, really like your backing paper. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT


  17. Angela
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 21:17:45

    AAw this is cute. Great image and I love those layers.

    thank you for taking part with us at Stamping with the Dragon


  18. Mel
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 21:30:29

    What a cute thank you card, lovely image and embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)


  19. Sandi DeFalco
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 12:54:45

    Thanks for playing in our “Giving Thanks OR Thank You” Challenge #80!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  20. Tera
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 13:57:40

    Cute card!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!


  21. Nancy Williams
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 01:16:51

    What a fun card and your dies and sketch are super! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie’s Creations Challenge! Nancy – DT


  22. Angeline Choo
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 03:03:09

    This is such a lovely Thanksgiving card 😉

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT


  23. Jackie Smith
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 05:14:44

    What a fabulous card, love the colours and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly’s Images!

    Shelly’s Images Design Team


  24. Tammy
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 05:31:17

    What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our November Photo Challenge at CTB! I hope you can join us again very soon!


  25. Joy Hadden
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 22:13:21

    Wow – thanks for playing along with us at the Creative Belli Challenge. Your layout and colors rock!


  26. Bonnie Irvine
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 23:56:23

    Your sentiment cracked me up! I love the water colour effect and the happy accident of the colours that bled. I thought you added them in to tie in with the background. Gorgeous layers of beautiful papers. I really like the twill tape, twine, and button detail.


  27. Margaret A (Granmargaret)
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 12:23:17

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers


  28. sari
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 08:32:22

    goble,goble! This is such a great card, love the image and the colors! Thanks for joining us over at It’s All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine


  29. Marleen
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 21:25:22

    Great project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon.
    Marleen DTL xx


  30. Kelly Schelske
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 03:11:23

    What a wonderful card!

    Thank you for joining us last time around at Di’s Digis an I certainly hope you’ll be back soon! Our new challenge is now up!

    Hugs, Kelly


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