Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sisterhood - Fall

Hello Friends ... thanks for stopping by today!
It's time once again for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and this time around we are celebrating FALL.  Yep, it's certainly that time of the year and the leaves here in my neighborhood are gorgeous.  Check out the tree in my next door neighbors front yard ... isn't it GORGEOUS!?!

Diane is our hostess today so please pop over to the Sisterhood and show your love.  And of course we'd LOVE to have you join in our challenge fun!

For my card today, I've actually used this opportunity to make a birthday card for a dear friend of mine who will be actually celebrating her birthday at the beach this year (lucky girl!!).  She doesn't do much 'computering' so I'm not worried about her seeing her card before it gets to her in the mail.

A while back, I cut several base cards in this tri-shutter style and the orange base was just perfect for my Fall card.  I've actually been able to use up some scraps that were laying around on this card too!  LOVE THAT!!!
My front panel is from a Crafty Secrets booklet ... the journaling portion and I thought it made a nice background for my sentiment.  (I will add a white panel on the brown and include a personal message.)  
My leaves were die cut from a crap of the 2-sided plaid paper ... perfect!!  When I cut my Cheery Lynn Designs border, I notice the piece left over actually looked like a banner.  So, I did a straight cut and used it for my banner and added Creative Memories letter stickers for her name.

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year in my area!  When I was taking the picture of the neighbors tree, I noticed the one single purple bloom in my big pot of mums on the front porch ... it just called out for me to take a picture of it ...  lol ... so I did!
How cute is that!!!  Do you think it knew my favorite color was purple??  LOL
Here are a few other challenges to share in today:
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Only when you 'leaf'
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Little Flag/Banner
Just Inspirational October Challenge - Fall
{Pin}spirational Challenge - Inspiration Image
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge - Fall Leaves
Crafty Boots Challenge - Falling Leaves or Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - It's Only Words
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes/Fall Colors

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you at the Sisterhood!
As always ...
Papers:  Orange cs, Olive Drab cs, Reminisce 'Fall Harvest' design paper, scraps
Accessories:   Cheery Lynn Designs 'B133' Lace Deco Border, Elizabeth Craft #716 Cupcake w/candle & bow, Impression Obsession #DIE095-D leaves, Copper Stickles, Cheery Lynn Designs Happy B226 and Birthday B231


Diane said...

Very pretty card which I am sure your friend enjoyed...good feeling to use up some of those scraps isn't it!! Our "fall" colors are leaving us...let the winter begin...UGH!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, great shape and your papers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Cathy P. said...

What a wonderful card. You have inspired me to try one for myself. Thanks for playing along with this week's "Use a Sentiment Challenge" at Crafty Sentiments. Hugs, Cathy

Michele said...

this is just lovely! so glad you played along with our fall leaves challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! best of luck! xo

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Autumn card.
Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such a lovely card and I love that tree.
Hugs Miranda

Josephine said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Nadja said...

What a great autumn card.Thanks for joining us at EAC.
Hugs, Nadja

Lin said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous swing card with us. Love the colours.

What a view from your window to your neighbour's amazing tree!

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Darlene. I love the colors xxx

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 97: fall leaves, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Vicki Romaine said...

That tree is gorgeous and so is your card. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing with the DT at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Lisette Baker said...

A beautiful card, such lovely autumnal colours. Isn't that tree amazing? Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Kimbo said...

That's certainly a splendid tree and I love your multi fold card

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card Darlene! Love the fold and your papers look awesome. Thank you for joining our "Color Inspired" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautiful Birthday card. Love the papers and your layout. Fantastic.

sandra Iverson said...

Really beautiful card! I love the fold of this one! xo

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

A beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
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