Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful Blessings...

Well its Thursday again crafty peeps, and with that comes Friday, ha ha ha....seriously, with that comes another Twisted Thursday “Anything Goes”  challenge over at the Outlawz.  This week our twist is Thanksgiving. 

Canada has already celebrated Thanksgiving and now it is our American friends turn to celebrate this delicious event! 

This is the card that I made for the challenge.

 I’ll bet that some of you are wondering why we celebrate the same occasion on different dates aren't yeah?

In a nutshell, originally Canada celebrated Thanksgiving because this dude named Sir Martin Frobisher; an English Explorer arrived on our Newfoundland shores in 1578, and wanted a party to celebrate his safe arrival to the New World.  So he did that with a bountiful harvest, which because of our geography our harvest was available sooner than our American neighbours. It also includes thanking our Lord for His divine involvement as well, and rightfully so.

American’s originally celebrated Thanksgiving because these people known as Pilgrims showed up on their shores, and it pretty much went along the same way as it did in Canada.  There's a bit of trivia for you today too.

I used this beautiful digital image created by our very own and multi-talented Anne Fenton. This image was given out free to our members during a past challenge . I wasn't able to participate in that challenge, and I have now been given the opportunity to use it.

I printed the image out on to Neenah card stock and then coloured it with my Copic markers. 

I've altered it in a small way by colouring another bunch of grapes and fussy cut them out. I thought it would be nice to have both green and red grapes on display. 

For the inside of the card I used some word art from Ginger’s House that I thought fitting for this particular occasion.

I will be entering my card into two challenges this week -
TTCRD - Anything Goes #42
CMC - Anything Goes with a twist of orange #55 

So I will leave you with all this knowledge, and let you get to your craftiness. I hope to see you this week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by JS


  1. Wow, Sandra, what a beautiful card! :^)
    Love your coloring of Anne's cool image, your paper, embossing, die cuts, and design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. Thanks for explaining T'giving in Canada! :^)

  2. OMG Sandra!!!! Your colouring is simply out of this world!!!! The grapes look real! I hope that hurricane Sandy didn't touch you too hard. Hugs, Brigitte

  3. I could just reach out and eat the food, fantastic colouring, mouthwatering :) x.

  4. Gorgeous card, Sandra! You've colored the image so beautifully! I love the sentiment on the inside, too!

  5. Sandra, you colored the blankety-blank out of this image, girl!

  6. Sandra, Your coloring on Anne's image is beyond magnificent! Love your papers and the distressing. I'm still shaking my head in awe and wonder!

  7. Talk about stunning! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! So vibrant! Love the papers! What a wonderful Thanksgiving card! And thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I truly appreciate it!

    Hugs, Kym

  8. beautiful.. love the saturated colors.. I can never get mine that deep... the sentiment is perfect...

  9. Lovely card, Sandra! I like how you added the second grapes for colour!! Your colouring as always is stunning!! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  10. Sandra you did a beautiful job with Anne's image and your coloring is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Color me Creative. Good luck on the challenge. We love seeing your creations.
    Hugs, Patricia

  11. I love your wonderful card! How perfect for the season! I am a big fan of yours! :D
    Thank you for joining us at CMC!
    Marie XX