Thursday, 6 October 2016

Autumn Pocket Letter: If You Give A Crafter A Cookie #54


Today I'm sharing my DT post for a new challenge that starts today at

Every two weeks we are given a fantastic cookie photo to spark our imagination and this is the current one:

 Such cute cookies!

Take the photo literally, or think outside the box!

Base your creation on theme, colour, pattern or shape.

I'm thinking along these lines:

pumpkin = harvest, halloween, cinderella, pie
leaves = autumn, forest, garden 
acorns = squirrels, oaks, woodland, any critters
turkey = celebration, birds, farm

I'm sure there are many more ideas....

This challenge is open until October 19th and you can enter up to 5 different projects. 
Make anything you like, it doesn't have to be a card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely

 The prize is a $12 certificate!

I made an Autumnal themed Pocket Letter for one of my trans-Atlantic friends. I love the colours and the cute harvest and woodland creature images.

I started by cutting my 9 background papers from a co-ordinating paper pack (free download from Yanie). The edges of the papers were inked in Tim Holtz Vitage Photo. The web-found images inside the pockets were resized so they would fit onto the 9 x 6.5 cm papers. I printed out two of each image, so that I could decoupage parts of the image on pop dots to give some dimension. The edges of the images were also inked. Lace, felt, die cuts, gold and copper stickers were used as embellishments.

The doll is 'Rita' from Julie Nutting. She was stamped onto heavy card stock. Her dress was paper pieced and the rest was coloured in alcohol inks. She was fussy cut and then heat embossed with WOW clear powder to make her more vibrant and also sturdier, as she was to be placed on the outside of the pockets. She was attached to the bottom two pockets with double sided tape, so that the backs of all the pockets could still be utilised for crafting goodies.


The flowers were created with patterned paper using the Heartfelt Creations 'Arianna' die.They petals were shaped before being layered and a black gem was placed in the centre of each flower. They were attached to the lacy spine of the pocket letter with glue dots.

The back of my pocket letter contains small crafting goodies that the recipient can use on future projects, as well as the letter. Here is the back of mine:

Pocket 1 = letter and die cuts
Pocket 2 = small polymer stamps
Pocket 3 = burlap butterflies, bee paperclip and buttons
Pocket 4 = felt die cut shapes, wooden button
Pocket 5 = burlap & kraft mason jar stickers, felt fox
Pocket 6 = glitter tape and cupcake stickers
Pocket 7 = Tea
Pocket 8 = felt leaves, butterflies
Pocket 9 = crystal gems, pearl hearts and dragonfly charm

That's all from me for today. Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 
We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge!
Challenge open until October 19th.
Thanks for stopping by today!


There's still time to add yourself to the draw for my blog candy. 
You can find out how HERE.

I'd like to play in these challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge #139 Favourite Season 18/10
Crafty Boots Autumn is in the Air 9/10
Crazy Challenge #232 Autumn is Coming 9/10
Come and Get It (w/b Oct 2nd) Welcome Autumn 8/10
A Snowflakes Promise #30 AG/twist of the seasons 17/10
Creates And Makes #4 AG/Option Use a Die 24/10
Crafting By Designs October AG 25/10
Creative Moments #103 AG/Use 2 Patterned Papers 10/10
Inspiration Destination #106 AG 11/10
Sunny Day Crafting #17 AG 10/10

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