Monday, September 13, 2010

Autumn Love

Happy Monday! Fall is in the air here in New England and it is wonderful. I love fall colors and especially when making cards. I was picked to be a guest DT for My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge blog this week. They have a fantastic twist on the usual challenge blogs. The winner of the challenge every other week is asked to be a guest DT and is interviewed for the "Interrogation Room". It is fun to see what other people think about papercrafting, what products they use, and what inspires them when they create. It is run by to wonderfully creative ladies, Jenny and Robin, so be sure to stop by and check out their blog.

This week's challenge is a recipe for them. They asked that I use 2 DPs, 3 different embellishments, and something that I would never think to use on my creation. This was tough for me. I pretty much had my card done and then realized I couldn't put my finger on anything that would fit on the card. On Labor Day weekend I went to Newburyport, Ma with my sisters and daughter. We were poking around in the litle gift shops and I usually buy some candles there every year. I picked up some wonderful smelling soybean candle beads thinking I would try some for home and then realized maybe I could use these on my card. If you look at the wreath you will see green half beads on it. The scent is Earthly Embrace and they are a fairly strong smell. So I used Crystal Effects and glued them on, now when you hold the card it has a nature smell that goes perfect with the theme of the card. It has been a week now and it hasn't hurt the card and still smells wonderful. So that is what I used as my something that I have never used on a card! I think this was a great idea for a recipe and I can't wait to see what everyone else uses on their creations!

These are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card
Allsorts Challenge Week 69-This week their challenge is to use the "Colors of Autumn" on your creation.
Paper Sundaes Challenge #35-This week they would like us to use a minimum of 3 different embellishments, I used ribbon, pins, brads, and soybean candle beads.
Speedy The Cat's Challenge #20-This week the challenge is to use "Fall Colors" on your card. I love fall colors!
Southern Girls Challenge #1-This is their very first challenge and their fun theme for the challenge is "Anything Goes". Great way to start off!
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 40-This is the wonderful sketch that I used to create my card. They also had a option of using a knot on your card. There is a knot in the center of my bow because I make my bows using the Bow Easy and I knot it at the end.
Aly's Sunday Challenge ASC25-This week the challenge is "Sparkle and Glitter". I used shiny copper brads and lots of platinum Stickles all over my wreath. For lots of sparkle on my card!
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #99-This week their challenge is to use your "Old Stamps". I used one of the first Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets I bought. I have had them for 3 years at the least and they are still one of my favorite seasonal stamps.
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge-For this challenge they would like to see "Brads or Eyelets" on your creation. I used lots of copper brads on mine. This is also my first time playing this great challenge, so glad I found it!
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #16-This is another wonderful new challenge blog for me. They have a theme of "Celebrate Fall" for their challenge this week.
The Paper Players Challenge #15-This week they have a color challenge for us, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. I didn't have those colors exactly but I think I'm close.

These are all wonderful challenges, so be sure to stop by, check them out and even play along!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


JR Creations said...

Great card Mary, i'm loving those peg stamps and the viva pearl pens are definately on my wish list. I feel my credit card is going to get a bruising! Thanks for taking part in our Interrogation room and for spreading the word. :-D Your interview is fantastic.

Jenny T.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

I love this card! The colors are delish and I love the unique addition of the scented items. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Mary, this is one gorgeous card! I love all the elements you have used and think you captured the inspiration photo beautifully!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

mamichelle said...

Wow, what a great idea, Mary! This is beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What a fabulous card...and a fabulous idea to use the soybean beads! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Crystal said...

WOW Mary what a GORGEOUS and creative card!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Just GORGEOUS!!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with our 3 embellishments challenge at Paper Sundaes.


Kristine said...

holy tamolie Mary, this card is exquisite!! LOVE those Autumn colors and I want to know how you colored that wreath! WOW! Beautiful job =)

LeAnne said...

Wow, what an extra-sensory creation you've got here! Amazing!

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow...this is very those autumn colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


redwasher1 said...

What a wonderful Sweet smelling beautiful card!!! I love the idea of using the soy candle beads.
Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends.

Beth said...

Oh Mary! This is GORGEOUS! Beautiful colors and papers - just fantastic! Thank you so much for playing with us at StampInsanity! Hope to see you again soon! :))

Leah the Orange said...

the beads are a WONDERFUL little addition to your card, Mary! love the wreath - absolutely gorgeous!

thanks for trying something new with the Charisma Gals!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent coloring on your wreath! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card,love the colours a great take on the sketch...thanks for playing along with us at truly Scrumptious...
Mandy xx

brenda said...

A stumming card, the colours are all so rich and totally perfect for the them.

Thank you for joining in with my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Axel....{Carol} said...

i love the autumn colours,your card is truly stunning,thanks for joining in southern girls very first challenge

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - this really is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at southern girls first ever challenge. Hope to see you there again soon. Marie x

Kirsten said...

stunning card ...x

Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Maria Matter said...

Thanks so much for playing along @ Creative Belli!

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Lynn McAuley said...

I love your beautifully stamped Tapestry wreath!! What an autumn delight!!

Thank you so much, Mary, for sharing your gorgeous card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

alicaz said...

wonderful! love your leaf wreath and the soybean candle dots are great - isn't it fun to discover all the things you can use for cards? :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Nance said...

Holy cow--this is gorgeous! Fabulous colors and the richness of it all is perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Autumn said...

So pretty! I love those colors...what a beautiful wreath! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls!

Joanne (jojot) said...

an autumnal stunner...gorgeous coloring...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Shana said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the fall colours. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous wreath. Beautifully done.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.