Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thankful for Autumn

If you are like me and had brutally hot temperatures this summer, you are probably thankful that autumn has arrived with some cooler days.  The only negative thing is that winter won't be far behind and that means just plain cold where I live.  The weather man has informed us that we are going to get a taste of cold temps this weekend dropping from highs in the low 70s that we had Thursday to the 50 expected tomorrow.  NOOOOO!

This weekend our challenge to you at Sugar Creek Hollow is called GIVE THANKS FOR AUTUMN.  We want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project in fall colours such as rust, orange, deep gold and reds.  This is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so your card could combine both themes or you could give thanks for the wonderful bounty that has made it through the brutally hot summer to hit your local market.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up - Warm Colors
DRS Designs - Fall Leaves
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Fall Is In The Air
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome Fall
Crafty Creations - Colors of Fall
Penny's Paper Crafty - Die Cuts and/or Punches
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Leaves

Image:  Leigh Hennessey
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers:  Handmade Leaf Paper (My Stash),  Rusty Orange (Basic Grey)
Tools & Embellishments:  Topiary Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Orange Flowers (Prima), Rust Flower (Michaels), Grunge Paper (Tim Holtz), Wire (Artistic Wire), Tiny Buttons (Dress It Up), Burlap, Twine, Berries, Rust Button (My Stash), Brad (Dollarama), Crushed Olive, Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge Distress Inks (Ranger), Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge (Cricut)


  1. BeeeeUteeful! Love the different textures , and your berries!
    Have a blessed Thanksiving (-:

  2. Cec~ I love your image, and the flowers, leaves and berry cluster is fabulous! Gorgeous card!

  3. Hi Cec, gorgeous!! My fave time of year and your card just screams Autumn and Thanksgiving. A gorgeous floral arrangement and I love that bg! Hope you have had a great weekend and enjoy your dinner tonight.

  4. Very pretty fall color. Love the flower & berry cluster. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

  5. Such a lovely card! Beautiful warm autumn colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  6. Gorgeous card Cec. Love the autumnal colours.
    Caz x

  7. perfect harvest festival

    kitten - DYSU team

  8. So super pretty! Great fall colors and I love that flower embellie too! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs :)

  9. Such a lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Die cuts & punches" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  10. A great card with fabulous colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. A gorgeous creation. Love the wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

  12. Wonderfully done with great colors and embellishments! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

  13. Beautiful the colors and embellishments.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee stamps Welcome Fall challenge.


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