Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's Autumn Time

  Working on Christmas cards didn't help to cool things down here in FL, so I thought if I switched to Fall/Autumn cards, maybe the weather would start to cool down. . . after all, it's a huge jump to go from the 90's to 60's, so I'll happily accept 70-ish or even the low 80's.  I can at least wish.
 
 
I love Fall colors. The oranges, yellows and greens just seem so calming to me.  The pumpkins are from Doodle Pantry. It's a free gift this month if you buy something . . . wow, these stores have my number {smile}.  The best part about Doodle Pantry digistamps is you also get a color image (on most) ~ so for us Copic newbies, it helps us see how to color/shade an image. Or, you can always just print out the color version and skip the coloring part (I like to color, though).
 
 
 I know Halloween and Thanksgiving are the typical "Fall" cards, but I wanted to use the colors and images of Fall without the card being a Halloween card. So I computer-generated the sentiment to create a "thank you" card.
 
 
I'll let you know in a few days if this ploy works, but I think the temps are still supposed to be near or above 90 for the next few days. At least the sun is shining and Fall/Winter will get to us soon enough.
Keep Crafting,
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 ~ Aud Sentiments Challenge #89: Use a sentiment suitable for Autumn, but not Halloween
~ Craft Your Passion #180: Autumn/Fall Colors
~ Crafty Sentiments: Fall/Autumn Colors
 ~ Doodle Pantry Monthly Challenge: Use a DP image
 ~ Nutcrafter's #52: Your Favorite Color Combination (Oranges, Greens, Yellows)
 ~ 4Krafty Girls #2: ATG
 
Card Recipe:
 ~ Ivory and brown cardstock
 ~ Ribbon Stitched Poly Peach Parfait by SU!
 ~ Digistamp by Doodle Pantry
 ~ Green DP by DCWV: The Bewitched Stack
 ~ Orange DP by DCWV: Amber Autumn Fall Stack Collection
 ~ Memento Rich Cocoa for accenting edges
 ~ Sentiment: computer-generated in brown ink



18 comments:

  1. Lovely card. loving the Fall Theme. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  2. Beautiful design and colours, Heather! I'll take some of your extra warmth here in my neck of the woods anytime. ;)

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  3. Beautiful image and coloring, Heather! I love your layout too with the brown circle behind the fussy-cut pumpkins...fabulous! (I am in South Florida, so I understand about the seasons...hard to believe it's cooler up north, eh?) So glad you joined this week's ODBD challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

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  4. Fabulous card, lovely image and great colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

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  5. Thanks for sharing your great card with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

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  6. So beautiful Heather!! I just love the layout and your gorgeous coloring of the pumpkins!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  7. Beautifully done! I like the dark circle behind the pumpkins and the houndstooth green! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 38!

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  8. Beautiful shading on the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again!

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  9. lovely card and think your colouring is stunning, thanks for sharing at crafty Sentiments this week

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  10. Great fall card. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.
    Hugs Ali x

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  11. Beautiful coloring and color choices. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Nutcrafters this time:)

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  12. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/149926178545903/ Glamoureyes

    http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love this, it's just perfect for the fall! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

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  14. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with Aud Sentiments!

    Kathy B
    Aud Sentiments DT

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  15. Those pumpkins just pop out, beautifully colored! Gorgeous card.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time.

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  16. I hear you with the weather. Hope making this pretty fall card helped.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  17. Lovely card Heather, the pumpkins are very striking and love the background!. Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#38.
    Hugs
    Glenda

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  18. wow lovely card

    thank you for entering at 4 Kraft Girlz

    kerrie DT x

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