Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hope you like nuts in your candy...

Mmmmm... wasn't that a wonderful little summer siesta that we were enjoying? Shroom sure knows how to do the whole "livin' easy" thing. Still, I don't know about you but the heat is getting to be a bit much and I forgot to pack my sunscreen! Luckily I have a feeling that a change may be coming sooner than we think. ;)

The first sign we notice is the emergence of little forest critters scurrying to and fro... with all of their industrious energy gathering up nuts and other bits of food to store it seems that the lazy days are drawing to a close. Shroom notices this too and with a sweet smile she says that her brother is surely on his way. Even as she makes that announcement the sun becomes hidden behind some clouds and the air cools noticeably. We all look around to see where this new visitor may be coming from but all we see are some of the leaves in the trees changing color and falling to the ground. Then we hear a couple thumps as some acorns fall from the giant oak that has been shading us. Shroom suddenly squeals in delight and we notice that what fell from the tree wasn't just an acorn, but another of these small sprites! He quickly jumps up off the ground brushing the dirt from his knees before grabbing up Shroom and twirling her around in a big bear hug. Once he sets her back on her feet she gives a playful tap to his acorn cap and tugs on his hand to bring him closer to our group of onlookers. Shroom then introduces us to her brother, Nutter, before saying her goodbyes.
After her departure from our magical glen, Nutter wastes no time in doing his job to bring autumn to the land.
The day begins to shorten and there is a crispness to the air... definitely time to find my jacket again. But it's not all work and no play for this industrious little chap as he seems to make a game out of helping his forest friends gather and get ready for the even colder days ahead. It's hard not to join the fun that he makes out of hunting for nuts and berries so off we go into the trees to see what we can find with our new friend Nutter.

Oh, and if you like nuts in your candy, check this out...
The Nutter candy kit includes; one Sweet November Nutter rubber stamp, ten 6x6 sheets of Crate Little Sprout paper, small Basic Grey acrylic stamp, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, ribbon, twine, buttons, felt acorns, four envelopes, four card blanks and my card.

All you have to do for a chance to win the candy is leave a comment on this post. If you link to the candy on your own blog that is great and much appreciated but not a requirement... I want everyone to be able to play along. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. I will ship the candy anywhere in the world so everyone is encouraged to play! :)

The candies will stay open through Friday, February 3rd and I will announce the winners on Saturday, February 4th. And just so you know... all of the new February stamps will be available for purchase on Friday at the ATS store.

Once again, you won't want to miss checking out the Sweet November Gals' blogs. Sammi, Nancy, and Marion are amazing, the amount of talent and creativity they each display is almost nuts! :)
As always, instead of using random generator I will be printing out names and tossing them in a hat SO if you leave comments for the SN gals on their blogs, you will get an extra name in the hat for each one that you do... this will up your chances of winning the candy... fun, fun, fun! Annnnddd... the ATS blog is also previewing the new Sweet November stamps today giving you even more chances to win! :)


Day three of our February SN previews is now in the books... I hope you have gone nutty for our little Nutter. And we've got one more seasonal sprite to meet tomorrow, so don't miss that!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Crate (Little Sprout)
stamps- Sweet November (Nutter), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
CC Designs acorns cutter
Crate Little Sprout die cuts and rub on
American Crafts knock outs border punch and twine
felt
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
eyes- B95, B97, B99
clothes- E81, E84, E87, Y28, Y11, G07, E55, E57, E47, E49

78 comments:

mae said...

Wouuu!!!!great card,great candy...!!!!!!!!!!!thanks!!!!!!!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

I love nuts in everything especially in Snicker's... LOL! Such a cute card Amy....He is just adorable...

Mette said...

He's just adorable Amy - love his little timmy sticking out. Fabulous card - sitting here wishing it was summer. Can you fairies oblige?! Hehe

Hugs, Mette

elena said...

Ohhh!! Beautiful card!!! :))

Deb said...

More you post, more i love ! Thanks :-)

KalySto said...

Such a lovely card! And I'm nuts about the little one!

Jovan said...

WOW...this is so super cute! I love the papers and the little nuts!
hotgirl211@msn.com

AnniM said...

Cute card. I love the papers.

gobeagirl said...

Amy Nutter is just as cute and his Little Sisters. I love, love love his acorn cap and the fact that he looks like cute little boy tumbling out of a tree. Very sweet and I love the papers you have used as well. Hope you are having a great week. Did you enjoy Glee last night? OMgood, I am so glad that they are getting back into the music part more. Hugs, Lisa

Shazza said...

cute, cute, cute!!!!!!!!!!
love it x

Kras said...

Gorgeous candy. Congratulated the winner.

Герцогиня said...

Beautiful card!!! Gorgeous candy.

Jennifer said...

FANTASTIC card!! I love all the little details and Nutter is super CUTE! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Tonje said...

Awwww... he's the cutest! Love the little story!

Uta said...

Your card looks so great and the image is so lovely.

Hugs, Uta

SSCHRH76 said...

I admire your style and would LOVE to request MORE youtube videos PLEASE!!!!! You take your time in the videos and explain everything in such detail that it is a great learning tool for a newbie like me! :)

Gloria Lee said...

He's adorable!

Hlora said...

Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours.
hugs. Hlora. xxx

Larisa said...

I really Love your creation and you are indeed a talented person.

riliska said...

Your projects are just beautiful.

Lau W said...

Oh so cute ! He's so adorable, and your card is very nice, once again !
xxx

Moni said...

Fab card and so love the image. Hugs, Moni

Marzenciuk said...

SWEET!!!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

amy la tua generosità non ha limiti ;-) resto senza parole!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so great. I love the stamp and the tree you made. TFS.

tweetybugshouse said...

very cute card great theme.

Evy said...

I do like nuts ;-)
Love this candy!

Evy x

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE he is super cute and your card is just Darling!! love it all! What great candy to go with too. Love the story!!! Have an AWESOME day!
Hugs, Heidi

Lorraine said...

aww what a sweet card i just love him he is fb and thanks again for yet another wonderful candy i would so love to win thankyou xx

Mimi said...

heehee!! sweet and funny story!! ;D
Adorable card Amy!! love the cute scene and Nutter is super sweet! :)

Berenice R. said...

Adorable! :)

Jacilynn said...

oh this is cute! My little guy goes around saying "cracking nuts"...I'm not sure what it means but he says it like a swear word. LOL I'm gonna have to get this guy and make a card that says "cracking nuts" on it. Haha

jeanne girl said...

He is so stinkin cute!!!!

Shirley N said...

Ah yes Amy, I agree he's just so stinkin cute!!! I love how you can see his little belly too, just like Shroom. Cute, cute scene--LOVE!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Too cute - love the bog tree with the owl and Nutter's big blue eyes.

Belinda said...

He's such a cutie, love the little tummy showing too. Cute card.

Debora said...

Oh my! Just too cute for words! Looks like such a fun image to play with.
Also just wanted to add how much I've learned from watching your Youtube videos.
In fact I'll be mentioning that fact and,and you in my blog soon.

biggirlbri said...

Just nuts about nutter. So cute. Great card. Thanks for the chance to win!
Tiffany

alethea said...

Do you write story books Amy? If you don't you should!! I love the stories behind the images as much as I love the images!!! And the cards you create are just magical!! Thanks for the inspiration that you share each day!!! HUgsxx

Sandra said...

So lovely!!!!! You are really talented !

Loz ♥ said...

way too cute Amy! I love your work x

Madu said...

это очень красиво. волшебно очень здорово!

Mary J said...

Dinky sweet! Love this Amy!

fredalexmom said...

So cute!A cute little stamp for a little boy card!

Karen said...

What a cutie. Great card!

Cindy Leslie said...

Wow. Terrific. Good Job.

sweet said...

He's so cute! Love the brown and green!

lachsekatze said...

I love walnuts, hazel-nuts, beechnuts, acorns ... some are yummi some are so cool for some crafting with children.

So, I thingk having Nutter around me would be a good thing.

Stunning card! I especially love the blue(?) squirrel at the background paper.;-)

Tanya said...

Fab card Amy!! love Nutter as well :)

cassie said...

cute card!

carsondcat said...

Ok so I'm playing along lols.. Cute card and a nuty character to boot. Thanks for the opportunity to win and I have linked to the giveaway on my poorly populated blog I don't know how to hyperlink so here is the long form lols....

http://nicky-aglutenfreelife.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-candy-giveaway.html

Sue D said...

I am nutty for Nutter!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

You're on a roll. Another winner!

Lisa G. said...

Very cute! ;)

SandieD said...

I'm nuts about this little cutie!

ifaa said...

This card is Beautiful!!!! and the little boy stamp is so cute!!!! love it.

Sammi said...

Oh now this is just tooo stinking cute!! LOVE your Nutter card!! Gorgeous!!
Sammi
xxx

S.AJ said...

cute card!

Rachael said...

I think Nutter would have to be my fave so far... not sure if its just because he's so cute or because of his name...

naoompje said...

Beautiful card very good color combo and the stamp is so cute.

Missy Owen said...

Oh So Cute!!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Aww,nuts! What a cute nut on his head:-)

Crystal_235 said...

I just love these papers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gloria Lee said...

Love these images. Wonderful.

donna mikasa said...

Cuteness! Such a cutie pie and I love the little scene you've created, too.

BishopsMommie said...

awww he is sooo cute..the lil' nut!! cute!

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwww he's cute, absolutely adore his hat!!
Anne x

Suvenkorento said...

Sweet card! I love the earthy colours and the nut-head is so adorable xD

sunflower sue said...

Great card! I'm imaging all sorts of layouts with such a "nutty" image.

SannaS said...

oh wow!! fabulous card!! love that tree!! =)

Hanneke said...

This candy is adorable! I love the stamp and the colors. Your card is so sweet! Hugs, Hanneke

Gin Oak said...

Such a great card. I love how you've coloured Nutter's nut so that it almost glistens in the photo :-)

Karla said...

Hello Amy

Great card

Nikki said...

These guys are so darn cute !!!

gila said...

was für eine schöne karte, die ist so toll
lg gila

Jenn said...

Awe, this little guy is so cute! Wonderful card! TFS!
hugs, Jenn

RiNNE said...

Ok, I thought I couldn't smile any wider but your cards and stamps are proving me wrong! Super cuuuuute!!! I just love that tree and that owl and your Nutter!!!! That DP is calling my name too! Love love love!

Leanne said...

hahaha, super cute story! He's adorable Amy. Love his acorn top and his beautiful blue eyes.
;)