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


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

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

  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

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

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

  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!!

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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 :) Glamoureyes

  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

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

    Kathy B
    Aud Sentiments DT

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

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

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

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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

  18. wow lovely card

    thank you for entering at 4 Kraft Girlz

    kerrie DT x


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