Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall ....

This is my favorite time of the year.  It's a rainy day but that doesn't deter my feelings for season ... fall colors, crisp morning air, and piles of leaves.  We'll be getting our pumpkins and corn stalks for the front porch soon ... and baking chewy ginger cookies - yum.

The designers at Colour Q opened us up to any of their past color combinations we wanted .. and they provided the sketch too!  I love all the colors they put together and I just couldn't pick a favorite.  So .. when in doubt ... call for help.  Here's the sketch and the color combination my daughter Sabrina and her friend Lucy selected.

Isn't this top sweet?  That Poppy Parade is just gorgeous!  Thanks for pointing me in this direction girls!

I used two Designer Series Papers for my card.  The base is So Saffron with a sutle zig-zag layed with a Poppy Parade print  from the Sunny Garden collection (cut with the Top Note Die).  My chipboard is from On Board Mix & Match .. painted then glittered with Dazzling Diamonds.   Clear Bitty Buttons with white thread followed the sketch in the upper right corner.  And along the bottom is Stampin' Up's gorgeous Raven Lace Trim

The ladies at Tuesday Throwdown challenges everyone to use at least three punches.  My flower is created with three punches ... Fancy Flower Extra Large, 5-Petal Flower Extra Large, and a retired smaller flower punch for the center.  Made out of Whisper White cardstock, I sprayed it with Smooch Spritz Vanila Shimmer and added a black rhinestone from Black Flourish Designer Jewels.  The flower leaves are from the same Sunny Garden paper (reverse side) and created with Little Leaves die.  Resting on a rosette made of lace, the tag stamped in Bashful Blue and punched with our Jewely Tag punch says it all.

You can see more "flower and lace" projects at The City Crafter ... it's their theme of the week!
And the ladies at Stampin' UP Only Challenges have more wonderful ideas on how you can use your Top Note die!

Thanks for stopping by ... enjoy the colors of fall!

Supplies ...
#119831 Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
#133463 Top Note Die
#119240 On Board Mix & Match
#102023 Dazzling Diamonds
#118761 Bitty Buttons
#120988 Raven Lace Trim
#118073 Fancy Flower Extra Large Punch
#119880 5-Petal Flower Extra Large
#100730 Whisper White Cardstock
#120987 Black Flourish Designer Jewels
#114511 Little Leaves Die
#105209 Bashful Blue Classic Ink
#117190 Jewery Tag Punch



  1. Hi Joanne! Your card and color combo are lovely! Great flower, they are so much fun to make! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love your flower and you papers ... really gorgeous ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB ... hope you'll play again

  3. Great card. I especially love your flower. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges. Hope you'll join us again.

  4. Very pretty, love the warm colors, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week! *smile*

  6. Ohhhhhh so lovely!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  7. Beautiful card. If you are interested in colour challenges, please come join us this week at Stampin' Royalty.