Sunday, 14 October 2018

Use Your Loaf

For a couple of days I've been mulling over some ideas for the Twofer Challenge, harvest theme.

My daughter came to visit yesterday, and asked me to make a Thanksgiving card for her to give to a friend. She was very surprised when I said 'Yes please! Thank you! Thank you!'. You see , I've always seen fabulous Thanksgiving cards on people's blogs and always wanted to make one but we don't have that holiday in the UK. But my daughter's friend is married to an American , and they've invited her round for an early Thanksgiving celebration before they go to the States.

So anyway, when I was composing my Thanksgiving card I realised that the stamps I used also worked for Harvest and the bread loaf, could double up as a 'bun' to go in the oven....

So here's my first ever Thanksgiving card , I used stamps from 3 different sets and stamped them in brown ink. I stamped over the sentiment and foliage  with a gold ink and although it doesn't really look gold, when you move the card, it shimmers.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash giving thanks
Double D 
Little Red Wagon thanks
 

I needed to make this card really quickly, because for Twofer, I had to photograph both cards together and my daughter wanted to take the Thanksgiving card away with her. So I went with a CAS, one-layer design.  If you're visiting my blog and don't understand the occasion, we have a joke in the UK (and probably elsewhere) that when a woman's pregnant she has a 'bun in the oven'. So, it's a pregnancy congratulations card.

I'd like to enter:
As you like it  I like many styles of cards, but I do tend towards the simpler designs most often.
QKR Stampede  anything goes



24 comments:

Donna said...

Fabulous cards, fabulous Thanksgiving/harvest card and great idea on your second card_ great idea!

Dotty Jo x said...

Two fabulous cards, Marina! I love how you two-fered the stamps, Jo x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute idea! And great cards! In the US, we have the same saying.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Vicki robertson said...

Great cards! Love the Thanksgiving card...is that Basic Grey background paper? I loved that collection. The "Bun in the Oven" is adorable and yes, we use that term here in the states too! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Scarin' Up Some Pumpkins" Challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful! I laughed out loud at the bun in the oven. What a brilliant idea!! We do use that term here in the US. I'm glad you finally got to make a Thanksgiving card. I do enjoy making them, or anything with a fall theme. Yours is perfect and beautiful. Love the simplicity of both cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D!

Darlene said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love your Thanksgiving card ... beautiful coloring! And yes, we use that expression too ... what a fun card ... sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Scare’n Up Some Pumpkins’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Maria said...

Oh, such fab cards! Wonderful Thanksgiving card and “ bun in the oven” card is too fun!

Donna said...

Fabulous cards!
Both are awesome!
Thanks for "giving thanks" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Mac Mable said...

So much creativity and fun....Fabulous take on the challenge and glad you could help your daughter. Wonderful cards, both of them x.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Both cards are wonderful, I love the one with the baking goodies you shared with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, beautiful colors and that pattern paper frames this image perfectly.
Thank you for sharing and I hope you come and play again soon.
Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your Thanksgiving card is fantastic with the delicious looking loaf, pie, and pumpkins! The patterned paper is a great match! And the one with the bun in the oven is so much fun! Great designs!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Kara Lynne said...

How fun to have an occasion to make a Thanksgiving card! What a fantastic card it is! I love that you put 3 stamp sets together for this, and it all works so well together. I also love your little bun in the oven - it's darling! Kudos for getting it done quickly so you could photograph them together! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Heather said...

Super cards and a great use of the same stamp two different ways. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

Loll said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card Marina! I love the colours and design with the gathering of all the delicious things the autumn brings. Great colours.

Your second card is a hoot!! LOVE this fun card for an expectant mother. :) Great work with using your stamp in two totally different designs. Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

Ha! I can well understand your enthusiasm to make one of these cards... Shame we don't have Thanksgiving... We did, however, copy the halloween theme over here... makes you think. Anyway I'm sure they will love these beautiful cards!

Linby said...

ha ha I guess your daughter can look forward to you making an annual card for her now! Your second card is inspired especially in the short time scale. Two fab cards

Elaine Stark said...

A fab fun card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Pia S said...

I know the expression of a bun in the oven, but I’d never come up with an idea like this for a card. Fun and different! And if there’s one foreign tradition i wish we’d adopt in Norway, it’s thanksgiving. Two brilliant designs for the twofer theme.

OH Babs said...

How clever! You really used your imagination and yes in the states we refer to "bun in the oven."

Darnell said...

You are a quick thinker, Marina! I'm sure they loved your first-ever Thanksgiving card! It represents the holiday perfectly! The coloring is lovely and I love the background! And your congratulations card is also perfect for the expectant parents! We use that expression, too, and I love the Woohoo! Your bread loaf makes an awesome bun in that sensational stove image!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #10! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards for the Twofer Challenge - brilliant idea using the image as a 'bun in the oven'. xx

Anne said...

Thanks for joining the 'As you Like It challenge' with your sweet cards Marina... good luck!

Anne x
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Darnell said...

Congratulations on your Honorable Mention, Marina! Enjoy your weekend!! ❤Hugs, Darnell