Thursday, September 20, 2018


Hello Friends ... Happy Thursday!
Another weekend is right around the corner and the end
of another month is right behind it!!  lol

 Today I'm playing a fun challenge called the TIME OUT Challenges and check out this fabulous mood board they are offering as inspiration.   
This challenge goes on until Sept. 26th.

The sponsor for this challenge is Poppystamps, so I'll be sharing my creation in their challenge also which has the theme of Anything Goes and runs through the end of the month.

I have used two Poppystamp dies for this creation... Monterey Vine #1432 and Meadow Flower #2045.  
I created two watercolor panels using TH oxide distress inks.  One I used for my background panel and the other I used to cut out my Meadow Flower petals.   Scraps of green designer paper was used for my leaves & stems.  The Monterey Vine was cut into pieces and glued to the base of the flower stems at the top of my 'pumpkin vase'.

 The 'pumpkin vase' was created by stamping an old Stampin' Up pumpkin onto orange card stock and fussy cutting it (minus the top stem).  Emerald green Stickles was used for the flower centeres.

After attaching my pumpkin floral design onto a rectangle panel die cut using the Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Rectangles die set, I popped up that panel with dimensional tape.

I'm quite happy with the outcome ... hope you like it too!

Challenges to share in:
Scrap from your Heart Challenge - Autumn Colors

 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #174 - 3+Layers
 Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Signs of Autumn
That's Crafty September Challenge - Forever Autumn
Words 2 Crafty By Challenge #57 - When It Gets Crisp in the Fall

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS weekend ahead!
As always ...


  1. STUNNING brilliant bright and beautiful.x

  2. Love this,fabulous dies and great

  3. Beautiful! I love your layout and the colors are fabulous!

  4. This is soooooo pretty! This is soooooo Fall! That background is fantastic! Loving the pumpkin 'vase' and the beautiful flowers and foliage!

  5. A gorgeous creations Darlene, loving the fall colors and those flowers are beautiful!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

  6. Love your card Darlene, fantastic colours.
    Thanks for joining us at That's Crafty!
    Helen x

  7. One stunning card and so close to or photo! I adore that background and how you have used each layering with just a touch overlapping the white panel-great design touch. Thanks for joining Time Out

  8. This is so gorgeous and you totally captured the inspirational photo with the design you made. I love your pumpkin vase too.

  9. Love this gorgeous card!!! Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

  10. Beautiful background and love how it matches your flowers, love the idea of the pumpkin vase and the neat stitched leave with it!

  11. Oh, WOW! Could this be anymore gorgeous? I think not! I sure do love fall colors and this is totally stunning, Darlene!

  12. Hi Darlene, It's always great fun to see your take on our W2CB Challenges... and this time you paired it with your take on that wonderful mood board. Well done! So glad you were able to play along with us this month at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  13. What a rich, warm floral composition, Darlene ... the delicate flowers, leaves and tendrils have a wonderful depth to them ... and the ombré background behind the white sets it all off beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  14. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

  15. What a bright and cheerful card, Darlene. Love the rich warm colours you used with the green foliage. Such a happy card. I love it! Now with my other hat I would like to thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. We hope to see you again soon.
    DT Coordinator

    You were one of the lucky winners from our 3+ Layers Challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner!
    Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)

  17. This is gorgeous. I love the die cuts from the DO backgrounds - gorgeous. And the ombre DO panel is so warm and lovely. I love the orange die cut sentiment. Everything about this card is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out.

  18. OMG I love this Darlene! The daisys in orange are brilliant!

  19. Gorgeous card design Darlene, love the colours and arrangement.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamp challenge blog .
    Pam x


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