Sunday, August 14, 2011


You're never too old to learn and learn I did this week-end! When Faith at Designed 2 Delight sent me my free digi - Stitched Pumpkin - I knew I wanted to paper piece it but boy oh boy I hate fussy cutting! So I looked on the internet and found GIMP which I had downloaded some time ago and never used. 
So I used it. 
The pumpkin and border is 'paper pieced' and I didn't have to pick up a pair of scissors! Don't ask me how I did it. I'm not one to read directions. I am one that will keep clicking till something happens. The only problem I had was trying to change it after I had filled each section. . .
Not good for someone who changes their mind a lot, 
but maybe the structure I need to learn to read directions...?

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's Challenge - Scallops and/or Fancy Borders
Hot Spot Challenge - Fall color trend, I used the brown, teal, and bamboo
The Play Date Cafe - Fudge, Goldenrod, Teal

Designed 2 Delight - Stitched Pumpkin digi
Sketch Saturday - 

Challenge Up Your Life - No Designer Paper

Well the weather is super duper here in the Midwest. 
One could close their eyes and pretend it is fall!


Patti J said...

Oh, dear...I so agree about the weather! It could be like this all year long - beautiful!!! Love that you went to Gimp! Goodie for you - you are SO brave!!! Your card is just perfect, and as you know, fall is my favorite season to craft around! Great job, my friend!

Olga said...

bsolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card - thank you for sharing it wih us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Närrin said...

a wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life.


Kim Mc said...

And they say you can't see an old dog new tricks?!?! JK, you're not...a dog! :) {hehe} Great job figuring out the digital paper'll have to teach me when you come at Christmas! ;) Keep'em coming momma! Only a few more days until school starts and you need to cram in as many cards as possible! You go girl!
Aloha, KL

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! You sound like me! I'm so digitally challenged, but continue to click and click until I make what I'd envisioned happen. Too funny! But it sure worked for you on this one ;)! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

iRene-M said...

Well done with your digital piecing - sure looks good to me :-) A great card!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Ruby said...

I saw this technique recently, you're very clever attempting it, I think I might stick to my scissors!! Who wouldn't want a fun colourful pumpkin like that! Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

yvette said...

What a great card!! Love the image, and the colors!

Faith S. said...

Yea!! Digital paper piecing!! It looks great! And the SU sentiment stamp that you used is one of my most used/favorites. :) Beautiful card!

dstandard said...

WOw such a great job with the paper piecing! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Faye said...

What a fab image and I really like the colours you've put together. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Good Luck. :)x