Friday, September 9, 2022

Fun with Challenges . . .

 Hello Dear Friends!

I hope you're having a fabulous Friday! 
Pretty quiet around here today so I thought I'd check out Paper Playful and find a few challenges I could combine and create a card to share with you.  Here's what I've come up with . . .

The challenges I chose to join in today are:

CAS on Friday Challenge #239 - Stripes
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Leaves
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #178 - I chose diagonal elements Sentiment,
Free & Any Shape Die

For my 'stripe' element, I cut a 1-1/2" strip from a very OLD 12x12 Fall striped designer paper.
My sentiment is from (one of my favorites) Pink Fresh Studios 'Perfect Sentiments' stamp & die set.
For the 'any shape die' element, I've used an oak leaf & a maple leaf from a very OLD Spellbinder die set.

After die cutting my leaves, I used Tim Holtz Distress & Distress Oxide inks to color ... using sponge daubers ... then once colored, I ran them through the die again to set the 'veins' in the leaves.  Very happy with how they turned out.

Quick ... Easy ... and now I have a note card to send to a friend whom I haven't seen for quite some time.  I think she'll be surprised!  

More Fun Challenges to share in:

Make the Cards Challenge #63 - FALL
Moving Along with the Times September Challenge - Trees and/or Leaves
Craft Rocket Challenge #96 - Dots and/or Stripes
the Color Throwdown Challenge #709 - Red, Yellow, Green

Get Creative September Challenge #115 - Fall/Autumn
613 Avenue Create September Challenge #202209 - ATG twist/Leaves

I hope you are doing something fun today too!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and feel free to leave me a comment!
I always love hearing what you have to say!

Till next time and as always . . .


  1. your card is wonderful, Darlene - love the stripes combined with the fall leaves - your friend wil surely love it! thanks for joining in our TicTacToe challenge this week!

  2. so pretty, great for a CAS card, like the details in the leaves

  3. Hi Darlene,
    I love this wonderful card and your very beautiful design .
    Your colouring of those leaves is gorgeous and so perfect.
    Love the sentiment also.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. A striking fall card, Darlene! Your leaves are gorgeous!

  5. Oh that's beautiful Darlene - I love the colours on your autumn leaves! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

  6. what a simple and elegant fall theme card you've created with MTCC, love the colors. Thank you for joining us

  7. Darlene, you've absolutely nailed our optional theme this month! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  8. Lovely design!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  9. Gorgeous colours you have achieved. Great design and layout. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  10. I love the clean and simple look of this card and those fall colors make it so crisp and striking against the white. Thanks for joining us at Make the Cards Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT

  11. Had to stop by and compliment your card, the leaves really did turn out beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Make the Cards Challenge!


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