Practicing Creativity

Country Cabin Thanksgiving Card Over the River and Through the Wood

When I saw this Nell's Cottage free digistamp from Beccy's Place I instantly thought...Thanksgiving! 'Over the River and Through the Wood' immediately began to play in my mind. By the way, do you know the origin of that song? It was originally a poem entitled 'The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day' written in 1844 by Lydia Maria Francis Child, American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism – just my type of gal! At some point in time the poem was set to music by an unknown composer. Interesting to note – Grandmother's house in the song was Grandfather's house in the poem, and it is '...through the wood' singular, not plural.

I used my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers to color the stamp. These markers are fantastic! Remember my recent fake marker post? I can tell you the difference between these markers and the cheapy ones is night and day.

This is such a pretty stamp and it looks so nice against the barnwood floor digital paper I couldn't bring myself to clutter it up with embellishments. I did, however, add a Thanksgiving sentiment created with Boheme Font.

Supply List

Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio (defunct) Barnwood Floor digital paper
Digital stamp – Beccy's Place Nell's Cottage freebie
Dies – no-brand stitched square dies
Font – Boheme
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers


  1. This is beautiful, I love it.

  2. Wow, Shani, this is so fantastic! Your colouring is wonderful!! So glad you're enjoying your new markers.

  3. Your colouring is fantastic Shani, you've done a brilliant job with the image. I love the barn wood background and totally agree about the card needing no additional embellishments. I love the stitched border dies you used, they add a lovely, subtle frame to the design. Fabulous!

  4. Love the image and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn Dt

  5. Beautifully coloured and I just love that image and the background paper (barnwood floor).
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. Love the colours and papers used Shani. You are so good at colouring, I am useless!

  7. Lovely and beautifully coloured image, lovely card for Thanks giving
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  8. A lovely card and so nice to read the story behind it. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. Wow, what a beautifully coloured image. You did such a wonderful job with Beccy's image. Thanks for joining Beccy's Place challenge.

  10. Your card is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured and I love your choice of backing paper.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Gorgeous scene and coloring! The wood paper is perfect.


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