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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Raggedy Scarecrow

Sorry I haven't been around lately. I have been quite ill and really couldn't wrap my head around much of anything. But, I am starting to feel a little better. I think because all I have been doing is sleeping, it's now 4am and I can't sleep. So I decided to try a simple card. It's a fall greetings card, but I am pleased with how it turned out.

The card base is an olive colored cardstock from Recollections. The next layers if a dark reddish brown. The images and sentiment were printed on plain generic white cardstock . The leaves were cut from the Cricut Classroom Cartridge: August and September which is free cartridge in the Cricut Craft Room this week.
There are 2 different digital images here. The background is from Elizabeth Dulemba and is called Passel o' Pumpkins. It is colored with sharpie markers. The Raggedy Scarecrow is this month's freebie from Birdie Brown. He is colored with a combination of sharpie markers and oil pencils. I sponged around the images with really rusk ink from Stampin' Up.
The sentiment is computer generated and sponged with Vintage Photo. The background paper brought out the greenish color in the ink. The 2 clear orange circles are called Skittles. I won them in a challenge. They are from Carrie-AKA A Busy Bee. She makes the skittles by hand which makes each one slightly different and she has a wide variety of colors and comes out with new colors quite frequently. I have fallen in love with them. She currently has her Halloween colors available. The color of the ones I used is called Sunset Orange. They are adhered with glossy accents.

BBTB2: Fall Leaves are Falling
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Anything goes
Crafting Desert Divas: Anything with a Sentiment
Die Cuttin Divas: Use Brown
Birdie Brown: Freebie Challenge
Delightful Challenges: Distressed
DLART: Pumpkins

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!



  1. Lovely card. Love how you merged the 2 images. Thanks for joining our Distressed Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  2. Such a pretty card!! Love the leaves and that darling raggedy scarecrow. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Fall Leaf' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  3. Miranda, I am sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. Your card is beautiful. I love the pretty image with the scarecrow and pumpkins. Nice coloring job. Love the pretty leaves also. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. Love your fall card!! Your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for emailing me, So happy you love the skittles! Can't wait to see what else you create with them! Carri~Abusybee

  5. Good for you for getting some free cuts in the craft room! Hope that you are feeling better. Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!

  6. A Super cute card!! Feel better.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything with a Sentiment“ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  7. Sorry you've been ill but you sure came back to crafting with a bang. This card is delightful. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

  8. I love this card ! Such a cute image and great colors ! Thank you so much for joining us BBTB2 !

    Mayra DTM

  9. I love your fall card. Such fun bright colors and image. Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at Catch The Bug.
    Nancy CTB-DT

  10. So cute-hope you continue to feel better! Glad you joined us for our BBTB2 challenge this week!

  11. Awesome card! The scarecrow is adorable! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin' Desert Divas! :)


  12. This is so adorable. Love it!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #119 PUMPKIN !! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

  13. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our October Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

  14. Love how you combined the digi images! Great design. Thank you for joining in this month's challenge at Birdie Brown.

  15. Very nice! Way to go using the free files at CCR!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!!

  16. so cute and colourful! gorgeous card.Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  17. What a adorable card! Love the cute image! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!