Pumpkin Postcard

Here in the UK, Autumn is playing its usual tricks on us with chilly rainy days one moment and warm sunny ones the next. I love Autumn and wish we celebrated it more, just as they do across the pond.

Today, I have another postcard to share with you, similar, but different, to yesterday’s:


I am sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their leaves themed challenge. This is a different take on a pumpkin patch. You don’t see the white pumpkins so much and I absolutely love them. To create mine I used my Bo Bunny stamp and some Orange Blossom Archival ink on cream card and paper pieced it.


The background was created using distress inks – Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and a touch of Mowed Lawn. Once all the inks were applied I spritzed on some water to create the mottled effect. I used Lavinia’s vine stamp and some green Archval ink for the leaves and then couldn’t resist adding the little bees.


I felt I wanted to add some words or something else to complete the design, I tried some stars but they were not the answer. I became so worried about mucking it up that, in the end, I decided to leave well alone. I’ll maybe do another take on this and see what evolves.

Thanks for buzzing by.



Pumpkin Postcard — 17 Comments

  1. Fab-u-lous Darling (you can tell Strictly is back), I adore that incredible background and the pumpkin stamp is gorgeous and as for the bee fly past, just so cute.

    That background really is scrummy.

    Dionne xx

  2. Lisette, those tiny beezzz are so cute, I can hear them buzzing around, actually I remember seeing white pumpkin in the grocery this weekend, is it for eating? I thought it is for decoration, now in the season I need to buy pumpkins in tons, my son loves them as dinner, fresh and warm from the oven, a slice sweetness for the cooler evenings πŸ™‚

    • Ooh, I never see white pumpkins in my part of the UK – they do appear in the south though. I’ve always imagined if they were in supermarkets they could be eaten and only the ones that are specifically sold as carving pumpkins are not good to eat. I love pumpkin – honey roast or in a pie or cake (you can’t get good pumpkin pie in the UK either :()!!!

      • I am never buying ready made pumpkin pie, I prefer to make it at home, even the apple pie :-), but by us there are in all colours pumpkins even in the super, but I think those white ones they sell them for deco, and not for eating.

  3. Another great card!!! I just love the depth of color in the background and the very different and textured pumpkin. My very favorite part is that vine stamp–I’ve GOT to get it! This card is gorgeous just as it is, nothing else is necessary. Thanks for the eye candy πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. That is a great stamp – I love anything that has multiple uses – but I had forgotten all about it until now (it fell on the floor when I was looking for something else!!!) xx

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