Discovered that my entry into the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was no fall related. I was so excited to enter a coffee-focused hop that I didn't stop and think about the fact that my card theme was more Christmas than fall. And, I had only had one mug of coffee so possibly wasn’t functioning a fully caffeinated capacity! Ha! Amy was kind enough to delete my oops… so here is a more appropriate entry.
I’m calling this sweet whimseydoodles image a fall image because she is wearing a robe and slippers. Although, the fact that they are bunny slippers tells me that she is not yet totally awake. Must have more coffee! The heart of the coffee pot, and all the hearts in the background papers, tell of her love of the bean! Ah, life is good.
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (coffeelovingcardmakers.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 186 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
I still had the bubble wrap and golden yellow ink pad on my worktable from making a honeybee card yesterday. So created another honeycomb background. Tried keep the card CAS by just stamping a single bee and finishing the card with a free sentiment from papersmooches.blogspot.com
Less is More Challenge- Take Flight (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
One neat thing about this hobby is inspiration can be found everywhere! I've been inspired by brochures from a doctor's office, the colors of the walls and furnishings in a café, the pattern in someone's shirt, a billboard or advertisement. Recently I was inspired by an ad in a local newspaper. I liked the silhouette (I think it’s an Elk. But I might be wrong. I’m a stamper not a game warden or hunter!) and wanted to cut one from cardstock to add to a card front. So I scanned the ad and then reduced the size of the silhouette to fit an A2 card. After fussy cutting the image I mounted it onto an A2 sized piece of vellum, which I adhered to an upcycled calendar scene. (I saved this calendar page because I love the way the moon shimmers on the water.) Will attach a sentiment when needed especially since I never seem to have enough masculine cards.
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Inspired by… (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Shimmer and Shine (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Last month I used this free digi from Beccy’s Place to make cards for a few challenges. I remembered its beautiful rich fall colors, so decided to make it again, this time in a larger size. Once again, masked the moon with a circle punched from a post-it note and put painters tape along the edges of the image. Then sponged the inks to get intense coloring.
Since the sentiment is fairly small, I'll add it here, "The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
AAA Card Challenges- Autumn Colors (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- September (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Goodbye Summer (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Calling All Sista’s (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)