Sunday, September 26, 2010

Falling for fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Here is Nova Scotia it tends to be beautiful. Sunny, cool, clear and crisp, and the leaves can just be extraordinary! We spend lots of time as a family before the snow flies - going for walks, bike riding and going away for Thanksgiving. I love the smells, and the sights. With this in mind, I made this card:

The tree and leaves are from Sweethearts, which I just bought last week, after eyeing it for a while. There is a heart on the tree trunk, but I didn't want it, so I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide it. The stamp is from Stampendous - I ADORE that quote. I had to mask a few leaves and acorns that were above and below the quote, I didn't want them there. The paper is from my scrap boxes, and the ribbon is from Michael's. I am really happy with how this turned out - almost the same way as it looked in my head :)

The challenges I am submitting this card for:

Paper Playtime - autumn
Crafting with Christina Companion Challenge - red, yellow and orange and have leaves
Creative Craft World - autumn colors
Sarah Hurley Challenges - autumn
Everybody Art - autumn
A Crafty Little Place - include brown, green and orange
Creative Card Crew - fall
Craft Your Days Away - autumn doodles
Stamp It Crazy - free for all
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - season change

I am going to try something different this week. I am actually going to try to do automatic postings for Monday and Tuesday. I have to work 12 hour evenings those days, and won't have time to post otherwise, so we'll see how it goes. After all, I am not overly technical :)

A la prochaine...


Sheena said...

Pretty!..I always loved that saying :) Fall is my favorite season as well..I just love the leaves changing, the cool air and just the smell of autumn in the air.

Hugs, Sheena

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful Autumn card!! Love the sentiment and great tree & leaves!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place!!

Emma said...

Beautiful card!! :)

Crafting Joanne said...

This is lovely Michelle, I love all the falling leaves and wonderful colours. Lovely verse too!!

Thank you for joining us for our latest challenge over at CYDA.


Joanne xx

Janis said...

I love your fall tree card! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Cristina said...

I also love that quote. Great job with the challenge! The tree from sweethearts is also my go to tree for cricut cuts :)

thanks for joining in my challenge

Love crafts forever said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for playing at StampitCrazy. Hugs, Nataliya.

Piali said...

Beautiful fall card. Thanks for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place!!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful! Love allllll the colors!! :)

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a lovely sentiment. Your card is wonderful. Great faux stitching and gorgeous tree. Happy to have you with us at A Crafty Little Place.


Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful card, I love the leaves. Such a great Autumn card.
Unfortunately you have entered too many challenges to win with us. But thankyou so much for sharing your creation with us at Creative Craft World for Lous challenge. I hope you come and play next time.
Choccy xx

Nicole said...

What a beautiful creation! love the stitched leaves!! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge at ACLP! Thanks for joining us!! Nicole-ACLP DT

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Michelle, Your card reflects your love of this fall Season. I live in Quebec, and Fall is also gorgeous. My favourite season, for the apples, the colors and the crisp air, and warm sun. Your tree and falling leaves is so reapresentative, and the sentiment very sweet. Love the little doodling around the card and image.Perfect for our Season Change Challenge. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Doreen said...

This is fabulous.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at CYDA this

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful autumnal scene -wonderful sentiment
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love the tree and all the wonderful leaves! The sentiment is perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Season's Change challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

~*Joni said...

Oh what a darling card! I love that sentiment,what an optimistic way of embracing the falling leaves! Thank you so much for joining us at ACLP this week with our color challenge!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

It's easy to get fall colors muddled but your clean design keeps it fresh looking :)
Love the leaves.
thanks for joining Stamptacular Sunday Challenge during a "season's change!"

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and such a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Carol Ann said...

Lovely Autumnal card with the falling leaves. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so cute, just LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at STAMPIT CRAZY!:)

Princess Scary said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x