Coud 9 October Blog Hop



Today I have made a card for Cloud 9's October Blog Hop using stamps from WPlus9.   This month the inspiration picture is perfect for a birthday card for my daughter whose birthday is on Halloween.  Here the inspiration picture:


I got very lucky this month, my friend Renee from It's a Patchwork Life just sent me some adorable pumpkins (Pretty Patches Pumpkins) from WPlus9 as she thought the October or November Blog Hop would have something "pumpkin-related".  She was right!  I loved the big black tree and all the pretty pumpkins scattered around the porch in the inspiration picture.
Here's my card:


I used my Impression Obsession tree die and used some polka dot paper like the tableclothes in the inspiration photo for a rolling hillside.  I added those cute Pretty Patches Pumpkins and added a couple of black pearls since several of the pumpkins in the photo had black polka dots.  The background was impressed with a Darice striped embossing folder and since I didn't have a large enough raven...changed him into a bat instead which works very well for a Halloween Birthday.  For the sentiment, I used one of my favorites from WPlus9 Fresh Picked.  You have to "pick" pumpkins, right?  My two sons always need a last minute card for their sister and I am glad that I will have one ready when they ask.  You have lots of time to make a card and play along with the Cloud 9 Blog Hop...here's a link for the details.

17 comments:

Gorgeous Cathy! I love the embossing of the white panel and that tree die is so detailed and fabulous!!

Joyce said...

Super cute card, and just perfect for the hop. Those gingham pumkins are darling, and I love that tree. Just perfect and spooky. Carly will love this card, and will be surprised to think that her brother made her a home made card.

Awesome card Cathy, great design!

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Cathy! I love that embossing folder and how fun that you made polka dot hills. There are so many new dies coming out--love that tree and I think the bat looks great!

Cathy, what a great take on the photo! Love those little patterned pumpkins and the polka dot hill!

Renee said...

You made them work!!
I was thinking fall...
I should have thought more Halloween but you made them work perfectly!
LOVE that spooky tree!
And Carly will love it...
in celebration of her birthday month!:)

Kara said...

great card cathy!!

Christina said...

A Halloween birthday--how fun! I love your spooky tree and sweet pumpkins, Cathy. Super cute take on the photo!

I love your card! The embossing and the tree and the fab pumpkins!
So fun!

Jeanne J said...

Those pumpkins are so sweet - love the checked pattern and the bitty hearts! You got lots of texture and contrast with the embossing and B&W! Just spooky enough!!

Love it, the tree and pumpkins are fab. TFS

Kim said...

Cathy, this is just so amazing and that tree, to die for!!! Just so haunting with that spooky bat flying by. Love your embossed background too, just beautiful.

Marybeth said...

Oh , I missed this sweet card. Love that embossed background. Sounds familiar that the guys need a last min. card even thought they know Halloween is coming up and it is their sisters birthday. I am sure you are way happy to provide them with a card.

anya said...

Fabulous, Cathy! I love the tree die and the embossed background. So glad you were able to join our Cloud9 Blog Hop this month!

What a great card Cathy! I am sure your daughter will love it for her birthday!

Chris L.

Suzanne D. said...

Cathy, I love how you drew inspiration from the tree. This is so adorable! Love the embossing in the background. Thanks for joining our Cloud9 hop this month!

Brandi said...

The pumpkins are the cutest!

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