Thursday, August 29, 2013


I haven't made a card in several days because I've been organizing my embossing folders and just lazing around. I was in the mood to get a card made today so I got out my new scarecrow die.

The challenge at Joan's Gardens this week is:
Use ginghams, checks, or plaids
Something Fallish..pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves, etc.
Use a product from Joan's Gardens-Mine is the sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs/Happy Birthday #717
I used a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Walnut Stain on my raffia.

The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes

Another fun challenge I'm joining in with my card is Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #87 Of course, I have snippets. See that butterfly....a snippet...also the sentiment.

I'm joining the Seize the Birthday challenge with this card. My first time there but sure it won't be my last for this fun challenge.

Hope I get back to the craft table in a day or two...we'll see.

Stamps-Stampabilities Big Plaid Background
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, unknown dark brown, ColorMates medium creamy cocoa
Ink-Stamping'Up! Always Artichoke, Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Walnut Stain
Accessories-QuicKutz scarecrow die, Elizabeth Craft Designs die/Happy Birthday #717, raffia, Cheery Lynn Designs exotic butterflies die, twine


Bonnie said...

What a great scarecrow! I love the bundle of raffia! I still remember your wonderful pumpkin card from last year and plan to try to do that for our Papercrafting get together in October.

Joan Fricker said...

Cute card!!! Your scarecrow is adorable. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


Lynne in NI said...

Cool scarecrow, have you been shopping again, bad girl! Noticed your card next door to mine at the Simon Says challenge :)
I so desperately need to sort my stash out (yes again!) but several days to organise your embossing folders?? .... I wanna come play with your stash!!

Carol L said...

EEyow - this has got to be the cutest scarecrow ever!! I love that smile, the altered raffia that looks exactly like straw, and the great fall theme of this great birthday card! L.O.V.E.

Di said...

Totally brilliant card Benzi! Such a cute scarecrow and the raffia is a perfect touch. Great to see you came back to the Playground to play :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaryH said...

What a delightful die, and I love how you have used him here. Such a cheery little face he has, and I like gingham & distressed raffia. And you KNOW I love those Elizabeth Craft dies..this one is probably my favorite & most used! Great card, and you're doing what I should do...organize the EF's. Got 'em everywhere...and then can never find the exact one that I think I have! Cropstop has a good 1/2 price sale going on right now on Craft Coutour EF's.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card - love the scarecrow - great job as always tfs!!!

Marisa said...

He is sooooo cute!! Great card :)

Cathy said...

Something new to play with? I love your scarecrow he is cute. I love fall cards.

Mrs A. said...

I was so busy admiring your scarcrow that I missed seing the butterfly until you said!!! hugs Mrs A.

nwilliams6 said...

Great Fall card Benz! Super fun die, love that you distressed the Raffia, and the plaid is perfect. You rocked the challenges with this great card. I wish I was motivated to organize my stuff! Football is almost here - Roll Tide! Hugz!

NanaConnie said...

Love this, Benzi! What a fab fall card. Terrific die set, too. I'll have to look into that one -- I just love scarecrows. Almost as much as snowmen. :-D

Ellen Taylor said...

What a fantastic scarecrow Benz! I haven't seen him before~Love the raffia bow! I have lots to organize in my craft room...want to come help?

Unknown said...

What a cute card, that scarecrow is so cute, very inventive, and the little bit of straw underneath is perfect, love it.
Thanks for sharing

Carla S. said...

Very fun card, Brenda! Love the scarecrow! Hope you have a great long weekend!

Mary Marsh said...

this is just the cutest scarecow Benzi-love this fall birthday card

Heather said...

Such an adorable card Benzi, A great design and colour scheme, what a fun scarecrow - perfect with using raffia!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather x

Maria said...

Awww...darling scarecrow...too CUTE! Sweet butterfly, too! I welcome cooler temps. It's been very warm and humid here. I think by next Tuesday we'll have some relief. Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous card Benzi. Both the design and colors are so nice. Love the scarecrow.

Anonymous said...

This is so so sweet!!!!

Time to be creativ said...

Ach, wie süß ist diese Geburtstagskarte, Brenda. Das Motiv und die Farben der Papiere sind so schön.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Macarena said...

Hehe, co funny and clever card! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday :-)
Hugs, Macarena DT

Colleen Dietrich said...

Super cute! Will this one go to one of your little cutie pie grandkids? They'd smile at this happy face.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fun little scarecrow....very creative