Happy Thanksgiving

I know I commented recently that we in the UK do not have a thanks giving our ancestors arrivals are lost to history.  However on reflection we should give thanks for the safe arrival on American shores for all those who left the British Isles over the centuries.  Knowing my cousins some more distant than others in America and around the world widens my world view and makes it much more interesting so I am grateful for their forebears religious commitment and/or adventurous spirit.

This "card" is something I'm proud of so much so that I'm sharing quite a bit about it.  Grab a beverage and settle in.

It started with a piece of white card trimmed to an 8" square.  This card was then polished on both sides with Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax in Silver, Gold, and Copper.

Then it was scored and creased 2" in from either end (4 line in total) making a central square 4" x 4".  The next score lines are from the middle 4" point on each side and they just touch the corners of the 4" square.

The last folds were diagonals on the 2" square corners to fold them back on themselves.

Next task was stamping and embossing various leaves.  The stamp set used for the leaves and subsequent sentiments is from Creative Expressions - Autumn Foliage.   The embossing powders are Frantage Aged Spice, Aged Hunter and Aged Rose.   All the leaves were then fussy cut, when cutting out an embossed piece you need to be careful not to snip into the embossing as this will loosen it and lead to it falling off.  Sentiment "One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin" stamped in the central square and embellished with some of the leaves.  Give Thanks stamped on 2 of the folded back corners other areas dressed with various leaves.

The two roses came from my stash and just seemed to fit perfectly.  It is not possible to slide a wrap over the finished card, too many sticky out bits.  So the gorgeous yellow ribbon saved from some packaging attached at the base and tied on top.

Before I tell you who I'm sharing this with I wanted to mention again that chat group I'm a member of.  Craftworld, right now there is a free to enter draw with 2 top prizes of £380 + brand new crafting products.   The group is free to join, the draws are all free to enter.

OK The challenges I'm entering my Thanks Giving piece into:

Funkie Junkie - A Time to be Grateful

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Shaped projects, now they say no squares or rectangles but I'm hoping for a little licence here and there are triangles in this as well!

Watercooler Wednesday - #299 All about Occasions.

Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Guyz - #258 Thank you/Thanksgiving

Mixed Media Place - See their Moodboard.

Creative Moments - #203 Always Anything Goes

Make My Monday - #136 Thankful

613 Avenue - Anything goes (I've not used to Cute Critters option this time)

More than Words - Season and Leaves

Creative Artiste - #66 Always Anything Mixed Media Goes

Papercraft Challenges - #64 Self-made Background


OK that is too many challenges really but they are all challenges I try to join in with and where they have a theme my little offer is on it.  Stay Safe, Keep Well, Wear your mask out and about, HAVE FUN.


  1. This is such a beautiful little mixed media project. Thank you so much for joining us at MTW xoxo Heike

  2. Ah this is super, what a great make, love how you made the background so sparkly, Hope alls well, Hazelx

  3. Wow - this is amazing! I love the complxity of this. Thanks for playing along with us this month at More Than Words. :)

  4. I'm never very good at fancy folds...you rocked it here!! Great masculine colors too!! Thanks for playing along with our "Thank you/Thanksgiving" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  5. great work!Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.

  6. Fantastic design! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

  7. What a stunning and creative 'card' Zoe. Absolutely amazing, unique and I love it x. Great you managed to combine so many challenges with this glorious creation x.

  8. Wowsers what a fabulous creation. Love all that embossing and such an unsual shape. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  9. So unique and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. It's great fun playing with paper, making projects with folds and you nailed it with this. So original. A great result. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  11. Oh i've never seen anything like this before what a creative way to give Thanks, the yellow ribbon ties it all together beautifully. Wonderful work, many thanks for sharing with us @ Creative Artiste and joining our Anything Mixed Media challenge.
    Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  12. Great idea :) Thanks for joining MTW challenge :)

  13. What a great fun fold. I agree wholeheartedly that there is always something for which we can be thankful! Thanks for joining us at Cards 4 Guyz!

  14. This is just beautiful. The folds, the shine and the leaves are all stunning.

  15. Wow, your background is amazing. The sheen from the wax is fabulous. Perfect theme for Autumn and giving thanks in general.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for Through The Craft Room Door
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  16. The design is so clever and works perfectly with those beautiful autumnal leaves. Thank you for showing how you created it and for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog xx

  17. Very nice project! Thanks for sharing with us Mixed Media Place and joining our november challenge.

  18. Great project! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place!


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