Seasons Of Fun Roller Skating Pumpkin FF0095

by Joanne James15. October 2021 09:00

This is my first post of a two-post Friday and I'm here with my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'National Cat Day' which is on October 27th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used cat, orange and texture from the inspo list along with the sketch layout over at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create a Halloween-inspired birthday card, perfect for a late October birthday - take a look:


I'm also linking up over at SUO Challenges where they are sharing all things Halloween for their current challenge too.

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Seasons of Fun - I thought the trick-or-treat roller skater in the 'Seasons of Fun' host set would make for a fun Halloween-inspired birthday card for someone celebrating a late October birthday, so stamped and coloured my image with Blends and added a combination of sentiments on the inside of my card for a play on the idea of 'trick or treat' that the image suggests to fit my birthday greeting:


I used up a whole bunch of retired Halloween DSP and a background panel embossed with a retired cobweb embossing folder for texture for the remaining details on the front of my card, along with a sprinkling of retired enamel dots.

Spot The Difference - Did you spot the difference between my roller-skating pumpkin and the stamp in the catalogue? I took a leaf out of my creative friend Vicky's book (she is a whizz at combining stamps in unexpected ways to come up with amazing designs!) and coloured and fussy-cut the cat from the image with the boy playing in the leaves that I used on this card here and added him to the little girl's pumpkin treat bucket:


Crafty, eh? Well, I had to get a cat onto my card somehow!

My Little Pumpkin - I realised when I went over to grab the link for Hand Stamped Sentiments to add my card to the gallery, that one of their design team, Ange McKay, also used this image on her card so mine does naturally look very similar. I hadn't seen her card before I made my own though; this cute image reminds me of a little pumpkin of my very own:


My children loved to dress up when they were little and this photo of Rebecca was her first Halloween photo when she could walk - check out those pink shoes! This photo is now more than 14 years old - but is still makes me smile!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James

Enjoy your morning and I'll be back later with my project for the new challenge over at As You See It. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
10/15/2021 10:38:38 AM #

Oh my goodness!  This picture of Rebecca is the cutest pumpkin ever!  Love your card too with the perfect mix of DSP and texture.  It really does look like Rebecca! Smile

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/15/2021 11:53:49 AM #

Oh my goodness, this is adorable!  So clever of you to find a Halloween image with a cat AND a couple of pumpkins! And your little pumpkin is adorable time flies!

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
10/15/2021 3:47:20 PM #

How adorable!  Love your card!

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
10/15/2021 3:57:42 PM #

This is such a great card and your little Rebecca is so sweet.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/15/2021 6:17:58 PM #

This is so cute, Joanne! I love your mix of patterns, and your coloring. What an adorable picture of Rebecca! This image looks like it was created using her an inspiration.  Have a wonderful weekend!

JaydeeUnited States
10/15/2021 10:50:39 PM #

Joanne, I am not sure which is cuter... Rebecca in her pumpkin outfit or your little character inspired by her.  Your card is fabulous... but Rebecca wins out.  I can see this photo appearing in a montage on her wedding day Smile  Back to your card.  I love the DSP you used on the base and using the spider web embossing folder to add texture was a great idea.  It helps to reinforce the theme but does not detract from that cute little image.  Fabulous card

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
10/16/2021 12:58:49 PM #

Your card is tremendously adorable, as is you own sweet little pumpkin with fabulous pink shoes. Love the papers you've used and the embossed panel in the background. A wonderful make for our challenge.

Cindy Major
Cindy MajorCanada
10/17/2021 8:58:41 PM #

Love your card and love your little pumpkin!

GenevieveUnited States
10/18/2021 12:46:29 AM #

Cute Halloween card!  Great idea putting the kitty in the pumpkin and great use of the retired paper and embossing folder.  Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bree Renwick
Bree RenwickUnited States
10/18/2021 5:41:44 PM #

What a cute little pumpkin...both the card and the picture of your daughter!  Thank you for joining us at HSS!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
10/18/2021 6:23:00 PM #

This is absolutely adorable, Joanne....not as cute as your little pumpkin, but a very close second!!! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
10/21/2021 4:24:48 PM #

Your little pumpkin is adorable!  Love your card too. You have such a wonderful way of combining different textures and patterns.  

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