Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Autumn is a second Spring

I knew that I wanted to make an Autumn card for a couple of challenges out there, but I didn't realize I would be able to use this card for 5 challenges.

Creative Belli Challenge: Fall or Thanksgiving with a Leaf
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Buttons and Stitching
Mojo Monday: Sketch to the right
The Pink Elephant: Fall
Whimsy Stamps: Use Punches or die cuts

I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine, and I crocheted the flower, with 3 layers (does crocheting count as stitching?). The flower and ribbon were secured with a button.

I just love this quote about autumn. I printed it from my computer. I stamped the background prior to printing the sentiment. I also stamped the same background on the main area of the card - just some random Stampology leaves. I am not a big stamper, but I am really happy with how this background turned out! I cut out the sentiment with Nestabilities.

I have had this tiny leaf punch for awhile, but haven't really used it. Those tiny leave were the perfect accent for this sentiment. And of course, I gotta have my bling - just a few little gems on the right side!

Thanks for Looking!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous fall card with so many nice little elements! And yes, I say crocheting counts as stitching!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Deanne K said...

Beautiful!!! What a gorgeous embellishment - well done!

Debbie said...

Deanne - What a beautiful Card! I love your stitching and the flowers that you made! Thanks for playing with us over at The Belli Challenge.

Ann said...

This is a great card - love that crocheted flower.
Hope you enjoyed playing in our Autumn themed challenge this week. Good luck in the draw for the prize from Wild Flower Kids rubber stamps.
Ann xxx

Biscuitlid said...

so pretty and a lovely sentiment too


tina said...

So lovely. I love those popped leaves & the crocheted flower.

Holly said...

How beautiful!!!!! I love your crochet flowers, and the colors on this card are wonderful. Thanks for playing in our Belli Challenge!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Deanne, what a gorgeous card. Love the autumnal colour scheme and the crochet flowers look amazing. Love the papers and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful Fall card, love the pretty papers and accent. Thanks for playing along at Whimsy. :)

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i do love the colours you have used, great job on our theme, thanks for joining us at cupcake, hugs pops x

Kr├╝mel said...

Totally love the warm colors and how you used the same stamp with different colors and the beautiful flowers!

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Fern said...

Beautiful card!! Love the crochet flower and the colors are just beautiful... Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge.. :o)

Chrissy D said...

This is so beautiful. I love the flowers, leaves and dew drops. Thanks for playing along with the Belli Challenge!!!

Chrissy D said...

This is so beautiful. I love the flowers, leaves and dew drops. Thanks for playing along with the Belli Challenge!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful fall card....such gorgeous colors and I love all the beautiful leaves!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge this week!!!