Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Time

Hi!  Today is my day to post my project for the current Lollipop Ladies challenge:
Smarties
with the additional challenge of punches/die cuts
Apparently, there are lots of fun British candies that I am unfamiliar with.  These smarties sound similar to m&m's but in the U.S. smarties are pastel colors with fruity flavors.  So I think that is why I had pastel colors stuck in my mind and was having a hard time thinking of how to create a card with them.  But then I really looked at the picture and saw the rich fall colors: orange, brown, red, yellow, green.  Now that I can work with!  So, here's my card:
It's a birthday card for my husband (his birthday is today!) and I actually pulled in ALL the colors from the inspiration photo.  The chevron paper even has the plum, pink and blue.  I used little "droplets" on the bottom and top right corners that tie in the shape of the smarties and the brown color (which I have been told is the original color).  And I used a leaf die, oval and scalloped dies, too.  Hop on over to the Lollipop Ladies' blog for all the details and then come play along.  We've got a great prize but can only give it away if 7 or more people play along.

Challenges:
Viva La Verve September week 2--sketch

The Squirrel and The Fox #52--It's raining men
Crafty Catz #198--men/boys
The Cutie Pie Challenge #53--one for the boys
Eureka Stamps #57--mustard, plum, red, orange, lime (the paper on the background layer looks orange, but it is more mustardy in real life)
Get Inky #13--Let me tell you 'bout that (I have a tree and the theme of love)
Sassy Cheryl's #184--spots & dots (with a Sassy Cheryl image)
Die Cuttin Divas #13--Use an apple
Fab n' Funky #185--leaves
Word Art Wednesday #98--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Supplies:
Paper: DCWV; Basic Grey
Stamps: Sassy Cheryl "Noah Tire Swing" pre-colored digi; the sentiment and the apple come from an old Flourishes set that I can't remember the name of right now.
Dies: PTI leaf; Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval, large

17 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Heather

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, perfect for the boys andlove the autumnal colours too.
Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies A Cute One For The Boys challenge and good luck x Susan x

carol said...

super male card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

ChristineCreations said...

That little guy is so sweet in the tire swing!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Super adorable card Heather. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's Challenges. Hugz, joann

Angelique said...

Beautiful. Great take on the sketch and adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge, one for the boys challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

Gerda said...

What a adorable card! Love the sweet image you used! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Sassy Cheryl said...

How sweet!!! And I adore the sentiment. Super cute.
Thanks for playing along in the SPOTS & DOTS challenge this week with my Sassy Gals!!

Jac said...
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Jac said...

Great card with a super image and love the chevron paper, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Natalie said...

Very sweet card! Cute image and fall colors.

Linda Compton said...

I have learned a great deal about foods and expressions from my blogging friends across the pond. I will now have to add smarties to my list.

Noah looks perfectly happy swinging on your creation. That apple looks almost real. Fab coloring.

Thanks for getting spotty with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week.

Julie Odil said...

Great card! I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenges. Julie O, DT member
Http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

Pat K said...

Sweet card. Love the image and wonderful design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K xx

Cheryl said...

What a lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Tara Bruening said...

Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn” Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's