Cottage Wreaths Grateful Gingham PP616

by Joanne James6. November 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a seasonal theme challenge for us to work with:


Giving thanks! With the American holiday of Thanksgiving around the corner, giving thanks is perhaps even more at the forefront of our minds, however this is a theme that works all year round - we always have something to be thankful for, however small. I used Jen's split layout over at Freshly Made Sketches and the first three colours of the Sunday Stamps palette for my card - take a look:


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

I used the So Saffron Gingham Cottage designer paper for my split panel background and added my leafy stamped Cottage Wreath across the split. I inked my wreath in So Saffron and added Cajun Craze to it with a sponge dauber for a variegated effect, before adding the twig wreath in Soft Suede (I stamped this off twice first) and cutting it out with the Country Wreaths Dies. I added a simple stamped sentiment to the centre and decorated my wreath with a bow of (retired) Cajun Craze ribbon tied with linen thread, along with a couple of leaves cut from copper foil and a couple of copper metallic dots:

I could have used the diecut bow in the Country Wreaths Dies set to create a 'cleaner' bow detail, but I decided to change things up and use up some of the many rolls of ribbon I have and I must say I love it - it really brings out the autumnal colours. What are you thankful for - who would you give thanks to? Do leave me a comment below or better still, play along with this week's challenge - we would love to have you join us.

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
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Enjoy your day; I will be preparing for the departure of the eldest of the James Juniors on another trip - her second in three weeks! This time it's a Geography field trip though - muddy fields and rivers call, a far cry from the tourist sights of San Francisco. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (16) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
11/6/2022 3:28:29 PM #

Such a beautiful card!

Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
11/6/2022 5:46:38 PM #

This is quite lovely!  Plaid is such a great background because it seems to go with everything!  And it looks terrific with your wreath.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/7/2022 2:41:38 AM #

Wow, Joanne, this is just stunning!  Love this wreath in these colors, and such a perfect background!  Love that ribbon and the bold dots!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
11/8/2022 2:13:35 AM #

I love this! The multi-colored leaves in the wreath are perfect for Fall, and I love what you've done with the  ribbon and twine. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
11/8/2022 11:27:00 AM #

So glad you played along with us over at Sunday Stamps!! I love the ribbon and twine bow!!  You rocked our Autumn Bounty color challenge!! #SS295

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
11/9/2022 11:23:04 AM #

This fall wreath is so pretty, Joanne! I love these soft colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/10/2022 1:56:56 PM #

I love it ALL but that pretty ribbon really makes this wreath outstanding!  Yes, I look at a whole wall of ribbon every day and realize I should use more of it too!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
11/10/2022 3:33:44 PM #

Perfectly sweet card, Joanne!  I especially love the bow embellishment, it's perfect on your wreath.  The soft yellow plaid sets everything off beautifully.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/10/2022 7:53:05 PM #

Joanne, this is so pretty!  I love the gingham background and the beautiful wreath!    The ribbon and twine is gorgeous together!  The metallic dots are so fun!  Thank you for making my challenge shine this week!  I hope you are having a great week, My Friend!  

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
11/10/2022 9:33:48 PM #

What a lovely fall card, Joanne! The gingham sets the perfect background for the softly colored wreath. I've been using a bit of ribbon lately too. I love how it adds so much and how you added the foil leaf.

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
11/11/2022 3:54:43 AM #

JoAnne, your pretty card is perfect for the challenge! I love anything gingham!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/11/2022 6:35:48 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne! The Cajun Craze ribbon is gorgeous against the So Saffron gingham paper. What a lovely coloring job on the wreath. Perfect! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
11/11/2022 8:48:02 PM #

What a gorgeous card Joanne! The pretty yellow gingham really caught my eye, then of course the beautiful wreath dressed up with the ribbon and copper elements! I'm thankful you decided to share with us this week at Sunday Stamps!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
11/12/2022 6:12:25 AM #

I just love how those rich colors just pop against the So Saffron background. Just a gorgeous card, in every way!

jaydeeUnited States
11/12/2022 8:57:50 PM #

I love that wreath and the soft colors you chose. that bow is the perfect finishing touch.

Annette Elliott
Annette ElliottUnited States
11/12/2022 11:02:20 PM #

What an elegant fall card! I love the wide open space with the delicate wreath and ribbon. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps! Hugs.

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